Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

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Teens spell out P-L-A-Y

NAUGATUCK — This weekend, displays of memorabilia are being pushed aside and the halls of the Naugatuck Historical Society museum will be filled with music as nine talented teenagers uproot…

From left, Jenna McLaughlan, Erin McLaughlan, artist and Holy Cross High School Student, Anne McLaughlan and Ben McLaughlan attend the Naugatuck Historical Society’s art show Saturday. -CONTRIBUTED
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An artistic celebration

NAUGATUCK — Patrons of the arts got a special treat last Saturday as the Naugatuck Historical Society flung open its doors to a display of work from about 40 local…

Area winners of the Maura Horgan Memorial Championship Trophy competition held April 9, from left, Lindsey Pappas, Christain Carione and Jennifer Zollo presented by Horgan Academy director, Dr. Maureen Horgan.
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Irish feis grows larger with each year

NAUGATUCK – Four hundred dancers from 14 states and two Canadian provinces jigged their way to the Continental Room earlier this month for the Horgan Academy of Irish Dance Spring…

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Woodland’s Marshall lends her voice to All-Eastern choir

Woodland Regional High School senior Corrine Marshall did not sleep last weekend. Instead, Marshall was participating in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) All-Eastern Music Festival in Baltimore, Md. According…

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Drama club presents “Ladies Sigh no More”

Shakespeare may have been a great writer, but he sure put his heroines through a lot of trauma. The Naugatuck High School drama club will take a look at some…

Rhythm in Naugy musician’s blood

NAUGATUCK — His mother was a singer and his father was a drummer. So no one thought it was strange when Michael Ostuni first started messing with his dad’s drum…

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Kerry Boys rock out Irish style

For those looking to get their shamrocks on this St. Patty’s Day, look no further than The Kerry Boys, Connecticut’s own Irish balladeers. Prospect resident Pierce Campbell and his partner…

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Phoenix hits funny bone with ‘Love, Sex and the IRS’

For its latest production, Naugatuck’s Phoenix Stage Company will present a comedy of errors. No, not the Shakespeare play. “Love, Sex and the IRS” is a bit more modern, but…

Borough teacher channels sorrow into art

When Naugatuck High School art teacher Rose-Ann Chrzanowski lost her husband in 2005, she turned to art to help deal with her grief. Over the following months and years, Chrzanowski…

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Hamlet hatred plays out on stage

NAUGATUCK – The fledgling Phoenix Stage Company may still be borrowing seats from its friends, but that’s not stopping it from spreading its wings with its fifth show in as…