Linda Eder’s love of music

With 17 albums to her credit, vocalist Linda Eder has built up a huge following during her 30-plus year career, and she owes it all to Ed McMahon and “The Theme From Ice Castles.” Eder was discovered on the TV show “Star Search” back in 1987, and won for an unprecedented 12 consecutive weeks, singing weekly for millions of viewers. … read more

Double the fun: RIFF Oscars gala features two local hosts

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival will launch its 2019 season with its annual Academy Awards screening gala on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m, at Ridgefield’s historic Lounsbury House. While Hollywood couldn’t find a suitable host for the Oscars ceremony, RIFF found not one but two, ensuring a night of laughs and surprises. Storyteller Lisa Lampanelli will co-host the event with … read more

Art without age: Silvermine exhibit highlights aging and creativity

To say things get better with age can be an understatement. Take the exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center opening on Feb. 16, for instance, “ReFRAMING Aging: Health, Happiness, and the Arts,” which features works by nine well-established artists in their later years, ages 72-87, who are now, arguably, making the best work of their careers. Paintings by a 10th … read more