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Entries Tagged as 'John Mayer'

‘Dream’ For ‘Iconic’ Amphitheater Breaks Ground

July 12th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim, Live Nation concert promoter Jim Koplik and developer Howard Saffan broke ground Thursday on a $15 million warm-weather amphitheater whose boutique tensile roof more than 100 feet high will change the face of the Downtown/South End just off I-95. The venue, replacing the ballpark at Harbor Yard, will seat roughly 5,500 and […]

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Council Committee Approves Concert Amphitheater At Harbor Yard

October 26th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: see contract here. The City Council’s Contracts Committee in a 4-1 vote Wednesday night approved a facility development and operating agreement that allows sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation to operate the warm-weather Harbor Yard Amphitheater projected to open in the spring of 2019. The contract goes to […]

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John Mayer Embraces Gravity Of Father’s Bridgeport Legacy

October 14th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Long before Bridgeport-born guitar wizard John Mayer’s bluesy strings and voice built an international following, his dad was an educator in the city school system. Hard to believe that Mayer turns 40 on Monday. In celebration of his father Richard’s 90th birthday John established a college scholarship to benefit city students.

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Sing The Praises Of City’s Music Scene

March 4th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Spread the word, the Downtown Bridgeport music scene is heating up. The Bijou Theater, Downtown Cabaret, Two Boots, Klein Memorial, Webster Bank Arena and so much more. Concerts, clubs, community theater. Saturday night a jammed Bijou grooved to the genial showmanship of Livingston Taylor, singer songwriter extraordinaire, who’s also a professor at Berklee College of […]

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Mayer Master Baiter, Plus: Rick, Dick, And SuBy On Hot Seat

January 23rd, 2010 · 25 Comments · Education, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Lots of stuff I couldn’t fit in on Friday … like we should run John Mayer for public office. I’m just trying to figure out what office. Mayer for Mayor sorta has a nice ring, but after reading John’s new take in Rolling Stone, one thing’s clear … he’s a master baiter.

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Who Are These People!

July 16th, 2009 · 41 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Lots of twists and turns in recent days as Democratic candidates position for seats on the Board of Education. Two slots are available on the Democratic side this cycle, and there could be a few more twists before the Democratic Town Committee meets Wednesday night to endorse candidates for BOE. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa […]

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A Little Spring Cleaning

March 20th, 2009 · 25 Comments · News and Events

Throw open the windows, pull out your drawers, air out that closet. Spring is here so I’m wondering (this can be dangerous) how would you clean house? Take a powerwash to Chris Dodd and call it even? Make public financing of local elections voluntary? Or maybe mandatory? Rip up all downtown streets and finally begin […]

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Jewels, Jangling And Justice

February 9th, 2009 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, Media, News and Events

I’ve decided when I’m on my deathbed (other than my wife, of course) I want Jewel to sing me a lullaby. She could make nicotine mellow. I saw the singer/songwriter’s intimate performance at the Klein Sunday night. Great stuff, jammed hall. She shared stories about playing biker bars in her native Alaska, living out of […]

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