Writer, director, producer Judd Apatow returns to his comedy roots at Ridgefield PlayhouseIt’s hard not to be jealous of Judd Apatow. He’s just so darn talented. Not only does he direct films (think Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck”), he also produces them (“Bridesmaids” and his newly released romantic comedy, “The Big Sick”). He’s also produced and developed such television series as “Freaks and Geeks,” “Girls” and “Crashing.” Before all that, he was a successful writer and comedian.
Mark McGrath, who fronts the band Sugar Ray, says he “was put on this earth to perform.” That’s why he’s looking forward to Thursday, July 20, when he and his band take over Stamford’s Columbus Park. Sugar Ray is playing as part of the city’s Alive@Five concert series. McGrath, who was born in Hartford, but grew up in Avon and Simsbury, said he’s done this gig before and it’s a great time.
The fourth annual Brews & BBQ festival — originally set for May and then rescheduled due to rain — finally takes place this weekend at Ives Concert Park in Danbury. Saturday, July 22, is when it all happens, including a concert by the Spin Doctors. Organizers said previously purchased tickets will be honored at Saturday’s event. Chris Barron, who fronts the band, said he’s looking forward to sampling a beer or two, as well as some barbecue, after the show.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".