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Power Bunch



photograph by Bob Capazzo

This magazine is no stranger to profiling some of the most powerful people in news, entertainment, politics, sports and business. I like to think that they trust us with their stories, because even for big personalities, there is a certain level of pride that comes from being featured in the hometown magazine.

This month we bring you our second annual Power Issue. Here, we profile four personalities who have broken barriers, beaten the odds and taken on the (really) bad guys. In fact, some have done all three.

If John Kelly looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen the formidable lawyer on basically any station that has a news program (NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, HLN). Kelly has been at the center of the O. J. Simpson civil case, the Natalee Holloway investigation, the conviction of wife-killer Drew Peterson and so many more high-profile cases. One of the good guys, Kelly serves as a champion for the wronged. “Working on the right side of the wrong stuff—I love it,” he explains. And that is why we are thrilled to bring you his story (page 48).

Hannah Storm is no stranger to battles herself. But not of the legal sort. Instead, this determined talent fought the status quo—and won. She is now arguably one of the most recognizable sportscasters on the air today. That’s no small feat when you consider it wasn’t long ago that network executives told her it was too risky to hire a woman to commentate sports. We’re pretty sure those guys are kicking themselves (page 58).

And speaking of kicking, Clay Pecorin and Justin Zackham are most likely kicking each other right now. Proverbially at least. Though the two are best friends, verbal sparring is their clear sport of choice. Yet in between put-downs, pie fights and full-on blowouts, the pair is directing and producing movies with some of Tinseltown’s biggest names. You probably saw many of them roaming around town two summers ago while they were filming The Big Wedding (page 70).

So there you have it. These people are fun. They are fascinating. And best of all, they are ours. It’s nice to see that even though they are accustomed to living in the white-hot glare of the national media spotlight (or perhaps because of it) they find comfort in coming home.

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Greenwich Agenda

  • In Our Own Backyard - Augustus Smith and Richard Daggy

    2015.02.20
     @ New Canaan Historical Society

    A new exhibition of paintings at the New Canaan Historical Society titled:  In Our Own Backyard –  Augustus Smith and Richard...

  • Margaret Lanzetta - The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun

    2015.02.28
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun                        Public invited; the event is free new paintings by Margaret...

  • MASTERS AND MIXERS, PAINT AND SIP PARTIES

    2015.04.02
     @ Georgetown School of the Arts

    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna

    2014.12.30
     @ Bruce Museum

    The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled in recent years and is now on...

  • Passover Interfaith Seder at Temple Sholom

    2015.04.03
     @ Temple Sholom

    Leave the holiday cooking to us! Join Rabbi Mitch and special guest Sheldon Low as we celebrate Passover with a traditional seder for people of all...

  • Passover Musical Seder at Temple Sholom

    2015.04.04
     @ Temple Sholom

    Sing your heart out at our musical seder with Rav David and Cantor Asa. Co-sponsored with Temple Sholom Sisterhood. Cost: $36/adult, $18/child....

  • MASTERS AND MIXERS, PAINT AND SIP PARTIES

    2015.04.04

    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Polo at Conyers Farm

    2015.04.05
     @ Les Beaux Arts Gallery

    Escape the Cold and Experience “Polo at Conyers Farm” Infinite creative possibilities are explored through Ted Berkowitz’s acrylics,...

  • Spring Break Workshops at the New Canaan Historical Society - April 7th - 10th

    2015.04.07
     @ New Canaan Historical Society

    April 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th 9:00 am to 12:00p.m. Ages 8 -11 April 7th: Colonial Gardens and Herb Lore Create and bring home your own mini...

  • Jewish Meditation at Temple Sholom

    2015.04.07
     @ Temple Sholom

    Join us for a meditative program focusing on calmness, stillness and reflection. Meditation has deep roots in Jewish tradition; Cantor Asa (who has...

  • Movie Night: Unacceptable Levels

    2015.04.07
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Unacceptable Levels, is a film by Ed Brown that examines the unseen threat of toxic chemicals in our daily lives.  Experts that include...

  • Build Better Lives through Bridge

    2015.04.08
     @ Wee Burn Country Club

    Join Family & Children’s Agency on April 8 at Wee Burn Country Club for a morning of breakfast and bridge! Build Better Lives through...

  • AUDITIONS - Spotlight Theatre announces Auditions for Stephen Sondheim's Broadway Hit Musical FOLLIES

    2015.04.08
     @ Peekskill Senior Center of Field Library

    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a 1971 reunion in a crumbling...

  • The Art of Growing Food

    2015.04.08
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Ellen Ecker Ogden, co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed catalog and author of the new book, The Complete Kitchen Garden shares her...

  • A Walk in the Woods at the Montgomery Pinetum Park

    2015.04.09
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    With the dawn of spring, the wonders of nature abound at the Montgomery Pinetum.  Join Lisa Beebe, GEC Director of Horticulture, for a...


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