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  • Dennis DeYoung Visits: Two Theatrical Firsts Prepping To Premiere In Newtown

    Rock star Dennis DeYoung has performed before millions of fans as a musician and actor; has been honored with a number one hit and People’s Choice Award for his touching ballad, “Babe” as a member of the rock band Styx; and has contributed his creative talents to full-scale musical productions.

  • "Connecticut's Got Talent" Submissions Being Accepted, Live Auditions Also Slated

    “Connecticut’s Got Talent” is a talent competition open to anyone ages 5 to 105 with a desire to bring their family friendly talent to the stage.

    The competition, scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, at Newtown High School, will help fund The 12.14 Foundation’s two summer musicals: A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream and The 101 Dalmatians Musical.

  • 12.14 Foundation Announces Auditions, Programs For Ambitious 2014 Summer Season

    Building on the success of last year’s production of Seussical: The Musical, The 12.14 Foundation is pleased to announce auditions for its summer 2014 season of shows. The foundation is planning two shows this year: A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream and The 101 Dalmatians Musical.

    Details for both shows, including audition specifics, can be found online at 1214foundation.org/summer2014.

  • March 7: Fairfield County Giving Day Offers Financial Support, Incentives For Non-Profits

    UPDATE: This story has been updated to include Ben’s Bells Newtown and The Resiliency Center of Newtown, which will also benefit from Fairfield County Giving Day.  The story has also been updated to indicate the correct number of Newtown-based groups that will benefit from the 24 hours of online donations.

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    Every hour of March 7 could prove to be beneficial for area non-profits.

  • Caring A Whole Awful Lot

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” —Dr Seuss

  • Brief Stop In Newtown For 12.14 Foundation Goodwill Ambassador

    Baseball and music have been his passions since he was young, said country music star Scotty McCreery, Tuesday, February 25, but music is “something I get to do,” not something he has to do, he said.

  • 12.14 Foundation: Giving Youth The Tools To Excel

    The father of two young children, Newtown resident Dr Michael Baroody saw the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, as “an assault on our soul, with no verbal way to communicate what had happened. I felt like I had lost my own kids, but I realized that my world is not just my living room. These Newtown children are our kids and it is our responsibility to protect our kids.”

  • McCreery Named National Goodwill Ambassador For 12.14 Foundation

    Joining the charitable efforts emanating from Newtown to employ the performing arts as a healing mechanism in the wake of 12/14, The 12.14 Foundation announced this week the selection of platinum-selling country music singer-songwriter Scotty McCreery as its first National Goodwill Ambassador.  He will play an active role in promoting the foundation’s arts programming, supporting its fundraising efforts, and building awareness for the organization’s plans to build a world-class performing arts and education center in Newtown.

  • Local Team Gears Up To Support 12.14 Foundation At Hartford Marathon

    Twenty-six local runners will be hitting the streets of Hartford next weekend, participating in either the full or half versions of the ING Hartford Marathon. And while their feet will be in the capital city, their hearts and collective energy will be with their friends and neighbors from Newtown who were deeply affected by the events of 12/14.

  • ‘Seussical: The Musical’ Nearing Performance Time

    Like the students who quickly went from sight reading the song “Green Eggs and Ham” to singing it within a matter of minutes on Tuesday, July 30, Seussical: The Musical is coming together for its set performance dates of Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, at 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, at 2 pm.