Category Archives: Art and Music

Explore Italy With L’Esperta

Ashley Turney of Montville, Connecticut fell in love with Italy when she studied there as a Trinity college student more than 25 years ago. Since 1990, she has returned over and over again and even learned the language, mind you she is not Italian, the country just speaks to her. Turney became so connected with the Read more…

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“Her Song” An Anti Bullying Musical With A Powerful Message

What do you do about the nationwide epidemic of bullying in schools? Social media is playing a big part in this cruelty. Song writer, Jill Nesi of Madison has produced a musical that is getting statewide acclaim. It is called “Her Song” and it just debuted at the Ivoryton Playhouse. The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors and Read more…

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Hannah Perry’s “Giggling Pig” Is Growing By Leaps And Bounds

On NYBERG we talk to a woman from across the pond who is turning her passion for children and art into quite a business. Her love for children was shaped in part by working as a nanny for a royal family in Switzerland. Hannah Perry, wrote and illustrated a children’s book in 2005, called “Picnics and Puddles, Read more…

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Advancing The Fashion Industry By Helping Designers Of Tomorrow

For 80 years the Fashion Scholarship Fund, based in New York City, has been helping designers in the fashion industry get ahead. FSF’s mission is to encourage gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing, and business. Executive Director, Doug Evans and his board is working with 61 colleges and universities Read more…

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Singer-Songwriter, Maya McClean

  Maya McClean  is an Australian singer-songwriter. She has a fraternal twin sister and their dream when they were young was to meet Michael Jackson and work with him, dancing and singing. They actually met Jackson when they were 14 in Sydney. They didn’t end up working with him, but they did for 13 years work with music star, Read more…

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All the Restaurants in New York

A never-ending visual exploration of New York City’s culinary offerings People are compelled to do all kinds of things in their lives. John Donohue is an artist and writer who has decided to draw all the eateries in New York City. John Donohue of Brooklyn, New York… a former editor at The New Yorker, recently launched his Read more…

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Gianni Leito Is Headed For The Berklee College Of Music

  The state of Connecticut is full of talented musicians. Nineteen-year old Gianni Leito of Bridgeport was rejected from every music school he applied to one year ago, but now he’s headed to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. The 19-year old Fairfield Prep graduate learned a lesson from the rejection and persevered. Read more…

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Victoria Negri’s “Gold Star” Film

Victoria Negri is a 30-year old filmmaker from New Haven. She wrote, directed, produced, and acted in her first feature-length movie called “Gold Star.” Even though she was a novice, she managed to cast Oscar-nominated actor, Robert Vaughn as the star. Negri’s movie would be Vaughn’s last screen appearance, he passed shortly after it was made. The film Read more…

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Record Your Music at Danbury’s Library For Free!

Need a recording studio for free? Well guess what, the Danbury Library just put one in and as long as you have a library card you can use it. You can do up to two, three hour sessions a month. For all of you who dream of one day becoming a national recording artist and Read more…

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Two Orchestral Maestros Conducting Beautiful Music

Two orchestral maestroes started working together 15 years ago. James Sinclair, widely known in the New Haven area and beyond as the founder and musical director of Orchestra New England, saw something in Perry So. Originally from Hong Kong, So was a sophomore at Yale University when Sinclair took him under his wing and helped him Read more…

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