Monday, February 27, 2012

Come enjoy an evening with Tony Award Winner Actor/Singer Brian Stokes Mitchell

Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County presents An Evening With Tony Award Winner Broadway Actor/Singer Brian Stokes Mitchell at the Westport Country Playhouse March 17.  8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Brian Stokes Mitchell recently appeared on TV’s hit show Glee opposite Jeff Goldblum as Rachel’s adoptive parents where audiences were treated to the duo singing.

Dubbed “The Last Leading Man” by the New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television and film along with appearances in the great American concert halls. His musical versatility has kept him in demand by some of the country’s finest conductors and orchestras. A powerful baritone, he has been one of the central leading men of the Broadway theatre since the early 1990s. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2000 for his performance in Kiss Me Kate and most recently starred in the film “Jumping the Broom” opposite Angela Bassett. His TV credits include roles on “Frasier” and “Ugly Betty.   His Broadway career includes performances in “Man of La Mancha”); “Kiss Me Kate”; “Ragtime”.

Ticket pricing for this event is as follows:  $250 includes post performance reception with Brian Stokes Mitchell; $150 Patron/Preferred Seating; $75.  These tickets are available by calling the Westport Playhouse Box Office at 203-227-4177 or by visiting

Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County provides arts education to children at risk and those with special needs. Our goals are to improve academic performance, increase graduation rates and serve as a catalyst for lifelong success. Neighborhood Studios is based in Bridgeport, CT and serves the greater Fairfield County community.  For further information regarding Neighborhood Studios please contact Michelle Sapp, Director of Marketing & Development at 203.366.3300 ext. 230 or 
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bijoux: The Origins And Impact Of Jewelry

Bruce Museum
7/16/11 - 3/11/12

July 16, 2011 - March 11, 2012
Bijoux: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry investigates the wide range of materials used to make jewelry, from bones and fossils, to diamonds and CZs. Bijoux explores the ingenuity of artists to create adornment from a host of materials, from the common to the sublime. It delves into the genesis of these natural materials and explores the economic and environmental impact of our universal attraction to sparkle. Bijoux is a celebration of human nature and our ability to adapt.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SUPER Funny Comedy Show

Bijou Theatre, The
9:00 PM - 11:45 PM

Hosted by Cipha Sounds, and featuring some of the hottest talent, from SNL, Bad Boys of Comedy, Def Jam Comedy, and Comedy Central. The show combines lifestyle and nightlife ambiance, with laughter and live DJ.

Cipha Sounds is not “most DJs.” Whether hosting the #1 morning radio show “Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show” on New York’s Hot 97, or serving as the face of MTV’s hip-hop show “Sucker Free,” Cipha radiates personality, driving every project with his likeable swagger and confident tastes. Cipha has carved out a voice and personality in music over the past 15 years that is unmistakably his own. He has worked with A-lists Celebs such as Lil Kim, Mos Def, P. Diddy, Rihanna, Jay-Z, 50Cent, Eminem and Mariah Carey.

For past several years, Cipha’s success has afforded him to discover his other passion – comedy! He’s served as resident DJ for the Comedy Central’s cross-cultural phenomenon “Chapelle’s Show,” starring Dave Chappelle, along with working with some of the top names in comedy. Currently, Cipha Sounds produces and hosts NYC’s hottest comedy series at the legendary Caroline’s on Broadway, called “The Don’t Get Gassed Comedy Series.”
Special Ticket Prices:
$20 General Admission
$25 Cabaret Seating
Bar Opens 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ON EXHIBIT: Charile Hewitt: Cut And Printed: Recent Color Woodcuts

Exhibition on View: January 22 to March 18
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 22, 2-5 pm
Center For Contemporary Printmaking

Charles Hewitt is a printmaker, painter and sculptor, who has taught extensively since 1986 at schools including Dartmouth College and Fordham University. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has his work in many major private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, The Library of Congress and the Portland Museum of Art.

Image:  Detail from Calypso, 2011, Woodcut, by Charlie Hewitt.