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Mexican Acoustic Rock Duo Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Mexican Acoustic Rock Duo Rodrigo y Gabriela

By Tribuna Staff

Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela made their mark with flamenco-style covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion.” With the release of the most ambitious music in their twenty-year career together, their new LP Mettavolution, brings together Rod and Gab’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and…

Mike Super: Magic & Illusion

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Mike Super: Magic & Illusion

By Tribuna Staff

Star of “America’s Got Talent” and winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon,” magician Mike Super stuns audiences with his spectacular illusions, which defy gravity and control the elements. Imagine mind-blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian. Mike has turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience! YOU become…

Acrobats of China: The New Shanghai Circus

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Acrobats of China: The New Shanghai Circus

By Tribuna Staff

Acrobats of China: The New Shanghai Circus returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage on Sunday, March 3 at 4pm, presented by Maron Hotel & Suites. This fast-paced show combines Chinese dancing, tumbling, juggling, balancing and thrilling stunts that audience members of all ages will enjoy! In acts that often trace their origin to the harvest festivals…

Youth Sports Clinics – An Introductory Opportunity to a Specific Sport

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Youth Sports Clinics – An Introductory Opportunity to a Specific Sport

By Estela Camacho

With the number of youth sport choices, it can be somewhat of a challenge to know what sports are available, for what age and what organization runs them. Some organizations run their programs based on their sport season and some offer their sport year-round. A variety of organizations are now holding clinics, offering parents an…

New Year’s Resolution- Investing in Your Child’s Sports Participation

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New Year’s Resolution- Investing in Your Child’s Sports Participation

By Estela Camacho

Happy New Year, Tribuna readers, Tribuna officers and Tribuna editorial staff!! It’s time for self-assessment, reflection and planning for the upcoming year, 2019! This is the time when people take a brief moment to internalize 2018 and discover what they perceive to be a need for change, add something of value or simply remove something…

Performances of the Nutcracker Ballet in CT

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Performances of the Nutcracker Ballet in CT

By Tribuna Staff

Nothing represents the holidays like watching a live performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. It’s a tradition that many people enjoy. This family-friendly holiday classic centers on Clara’s dream world, brought to life after receiving a Nutcracker from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer, which is then transformed into a handsome Prince. Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey…

Peace Light: Passing the Flame of Peace, Hope and Harmony Across Communities

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Peace Light: Passing the Flame of Peace, Hope and Harmony Across Communities

By Tribuna Staff

For the second consecutive year, Danbury Peace Light Coordinators, Gary Allen Prybylski and son Gary Allen Prybylski Jr., are bringing the light to Danbury and hoping to expand its reach. This year’s local Peace Light service event will be held at Saint Peter Church on Main St., Danbury, on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:00…

Defining Success in Youth Sports

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Defining Success in Youth Sports

By Estela Camacho

We end each sport season with some form of celebration: banquets, picnics, house parties, dinners; the list goes on. There is much to be said about who receives a participation medal or a trophy, a distinguished letter or even some words of praise. We know of teams that pride themselves on trophy titles such as:…

Holiday Celebrations from Around the World with Guest Speaker Benjamin Teixeira

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Holiday Celebrations from Around the World with Guest Speaker Benjamin Teixeira

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Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar will discuss “Spirituality With or Without Religion,” on Saturday, December 1, at 5 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. Benjamin is a medium, writer, public speaker, TV host, teacher and president-founder of the Quantum Leap Institute (The…

Apple Pie Spice Bread

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Apple Pie Spice Bread

By Alicia Ghio

Start the Thanksgiving Day feast early with this apple-pie-spice breakfast bread. Apples and maple syrup provide just enough sweetness and Greek yogurt gives it a fluffy, spongy texture. It’s easy to make and sure to please. I really seem to be on a baking roll this fall, with cookies and muffins happening on a consistent…

The Message is Loud and Clear; We Need to Get Our Youth Involved in Physical Activity

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The Message is Loud and Clear; We Need to Get Our Youth Involved in Physical Activity

By Estela Camacho

At times, we think we can’t possibly add more youth activities to our plate on a daily basis, yet statistics show that our youth are still not getting enough exercise. Many who are involved in multiple organized youth sports see a decline in participation and an increase in screen time. Commitment expectations, parents working more…

Dance to the Holidays

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Dance to the Holidays

By Tribuna Staff

“American Idol” star Vonzell Solomon, also known as “Baby V!” Dance to the Holidays with Tony Dovolani & Karina Smirnoff, presented by La Quinta Inn & Suites, will jingle its way into town on Sunday, November 18 at 4pm and 7:30pm. Part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series, Ridgefield Academy Family Series with…

Learning from the Communication We Have with Ourselves – One Day at a Time

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Learning from the Communication We Have with Ourselves – One Day at a Time

By Eric Faria

We far too often find ourselves stuck fretting over the small stuff. Here’s the thing: as human beings, we are not taught how to be emotionally intelligent. Think about it: we learn how to read and write in school, we study different kinds of sciences, learn about our history and that of the world and,…

Fall Festival – Craft Fair & Bazaar

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Fall Festival – Craft Fair & Bazaar

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Start your holiday shopping! Almost 40 vendors will be featuring their many one-of-a-kind items, including crafts, food from Vermont, chocolate, alpaca wool products, jewelry, hand-made cards, essential oils, holiday and Christmas decor, hand-painted signs, team blankets, bibs, knitted and crocheted items, recycled paper jewelry made by women in Uganda, wreaths, landscape paintings, Avon, Christmas ornaments,…

Apple Chia Muffins

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Apple Chia Muffins

By Alicia Ghio

Now that fall is here, I am ready for all things pumpkin, apple and spice. These Apple Chia Muffins are seriously some of the best-tasting muffins I have ever made and are definitely some of the best-looking. I know muffins aren’t necessarily the healthiest breakfast, but I think including chia seeds certainly ups the healthy…

Art Garfunkel Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on November 2

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Art Garfunkel Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on November 2

By Tribuna Staff

Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and as half of the unrivaled duo, Simon & Garfunkel, with songs like “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Cecilia” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” …

Coach and Parent Relationships, How Important Are They?

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Coach and Parent Relationships, How Important Are They?

By Estela Camacho

Do you remember being enthusiastic about your child participating in a sport or similar extra-curricular activity? Did you long for the day that your child would kick the soccer ball, wrestle on a mat, chant a sideline cheer at a football game or hit a baseball off a Tee? As children begin to learn skills…

Brat Burgers with German Red Cabbage

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Brat Burgers with German Red Cabbage

By Alicia Ghio

Even though I consider myself an Italian girl, I am in fact, part German, among other things. Oktoberfest is an autumn festival held in Germany in late September and October. I could not let the celebration pass without sharing a recipe that celebrates my German heritage. Served on a pretzel bun, these pork burgers are…

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

By Tribuna Staff

Best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” for one night only, the iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band are bringing their hit show to Ridgefield! Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances,…

Manhattan Short Film Festival

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

By Tribuna Staff

Film lovers in Danbury will unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs, across 6 continents, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September 28 at 8 pm. Manhattan Short is not a touring Festival; it’s a celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues…

Taste of Greater Danbury 2018

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Taste of Greater Danbury 2018

By Tribuna Staff

Do you enjoy free music and entertainment? What about a delicious food while discovering all that makes Danbury a great place to live and the historic downtown a great place to visit? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, check out the Taste of Greater Danbury, the downtown celebration which includes live music,…

Parent’s Night Out

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Parent’s Night Out

By Tribuna Staff

What a great night — for kids and parents alike!  You can enjoy some adult time while your kids are supervised by Jericho Partnership’s trained counselors in its state-licensed center! All for a donation of your choosing. And it’s all for a great cause – defraying some of the cost to send their Summer Learning Campers to…

Danbury Organized Youth Sports Choices Are on the Increase

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Danbury Organized Youth Sports Choices Are on the Increase

By Estela Camacho

Our town of Danbury is rich in many areas, from cultural diversity, schools of excellence, amazing visual and performing arts, and exceptional athletic accolades, commencing with youth sports and culminating in the high schools and beyond. While I would like to comment on all of the above, my concentration is in youth sports. If you…

Rhubarb Crisp

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Rhubarb Crisp

By Alicia Ghio

Most of the time, rhubarb is paired with wonderfully sweet strawberries. This recipe, however, highlights just how delicious rhubarb can be all on its own. I keep this crisp on the tart side, which, to me, really lets the rhubarb shine. If you have more of a sweet tooth, you can always add more honey…

2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

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2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

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Kick off the start of summer with the 2nd Annual Macaroni Kid and CityCenter Danbury Family Fun Fest! The fun takes place on Danbury’s CityCenter Green on Sunday, June 24 from 12-4pm. Live music by Al deCant, “The Singing Principal,” packed with toe-tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation that celebrate the reading…

Strawberry Avocado Salsa

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Strawberry Avocado Salsa

By Alicia Ghio

Strawberry season is finally here in Connecticut. These sweet gems deserve to be enjoyed beyond breakfast or dessert. They provide a wonderful natural sweetness to savory dishes, especially salads and salsas. When selecting strawberries, don’t worry about shape or size; focus on color. Look for bright red. If there’s white around the stem or in…

Nothing Left Unspoken – Leading Christian Rock Band to Play at Ridgefield Playhouse

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Nothing Left Unspoken – Leading Christian Rock Band to Play at Ridgefield Playhouse

By Emanuela Palmares

Unspoken is an American Christian band, with an unapologetically soulful pop sound, adventurous production and complex vocal harmonies, mixed with the international influences of the band (guitarist Mike Gomez hails from the Dominican Republic and drummer Ariel Munoz from Puerto Rico). Their first Centricity Music album sold more than 100,000 physical copies and spawned four…

Bacon & Leek Pasta

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Bacon & Leek Pasta

By Alicia Ghio

Leeks and bacon are a perfect match. Add some pasta to the mix, and you have a salty, savory, slightly sweet, crave-worthy dinner on your hands. If you haven’t cooked with leeks before, it’s important to know that they grow in sandy soil, so they can be gritty and need to be thoroughly cleaned. Here’s…

Let’s Get Fit and Have Fun!

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Let’s Get Fit and Have Fun!

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO) Annual Speed and Agility Camp is back for the fourth year! We are an organization that offers a variety of athletic activities to the children in our community and nearby towns. We pride ourselves in conducting constant evaluation of all our programs each year to see where we can…

Community Action Agency Hosts 4th Annual Wine Tasting

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Community Action Agency Hosts 4th Annual Wine Tasting

By Tribuna Staff

The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, Inc. (CAAWC) will host its 4th Annual Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 6 PM to 9 PM at Tarrywile Mansion, located at 70 Southern Boulevard in Danbury. This exciting evening will feature exceptional wines and beers provided by New Fairfield’s Heritage Wine & Liquors and…

Creamy Mojo Criollo

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Creamy Mojo Criollo

By Alicia ghio

This recipe is a creamy twist on a traditional Cuban garlic sauce known as mojo criollo. For a traditional mojo criollo, there are a few basic ingredients you can always count on: sour orange juice, fresh garlic, and salt. Optional herbs and spices include oregano, paprika, cumin and black pepper. It can also be made…

Motown: The Musical

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Motown: The Musical

By Tribuna Staff

It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown: The Musical is the true American Dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives…

Call for Volunteers

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Call for Volunteers

By Estela Camacho

Volunteering in sports is indispensable and vital. We are very well aware that a good majority of parents are already volunteering at a school, a non-profit, a place of worship, work events or community events. How could we possibly ask for more in addition to what they contribute? It is simple; the Danbury Athletic Youth…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ruben Studdard on his Appreciation of Luther Vandross and Life After American Idol

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ruben Studdard on his Appreciation of Luther Vandross and Life After American Idol

By Emanuela Palmares

In the world of contemporary music, there are just a handful of superstars whose first name alone brings instant recognition. But when it comes to male vocalists, one name towers above the rest in any discussion of black male singers whose impact and influence has been unparalleled – Luther Vandross. He was, and always will…

Rock Musical RENT

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Rock Musical RENT

By Tribuna Staff

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage  in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring…

Stepping Stones Hosts Egg-Stravaganza on March 31!

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Stepping Stones Hosts Egg-Stravaganza on March 31!

By Tribuna Staff

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is throwing their annual Egg-straordinary Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. We’re not eggs-aggerating when we promise a day filled with family fun. The festivities will be held outdoors in the Celebration Courtyard, or in case of inclement weather, indoors in the Multimedia Gallery. The excitement begins…

Concert for George

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Concert for George

By Tribuna Staff

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and the music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools…

Funnier Than Your Family

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Funnier Than Your Family

By Tribuna Staff

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend. A time for family, food and football! But once you’ve had enough of all three, come join us at The Palace for a night of comedy… we guarantee they’re funnier than your family! Hosted by comedian and master storyteller Shaun Eli, the evening will present stand-up comedians Andy Pitz and Frank Vignola….