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New Orleans Suspects have come into their own

September 28, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes a musical busman’s holiday for a group of musicians with homes in prominent bands sounds like it’s merely a diversion to fill time between projects. Other times, it feels like a record company’s marketing effort – a musical Fantasy Football game. And the manufactured aspect of these groups often…

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Senior listings, starting Sept. 30

September 28, 2016
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Senior listings, starting Sept. 30

TUESDAY, OCT. 4 PLAINVILLE VETERAN’S COFFEE HOUR. 10:30 a.m. Veterans can learn about benefits, entitlements and services, aid and attendance, service connected disabilities and means testing, presumptive diseases, missing military medals, and the Connecticut medal, military burial/military honors, other services or issues. Conducted by Wayne Rioux, a veteran’s liaison for Hartford HealthCare at Home. For…

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1st Hispanic state Supreme Court judge to speak at QANC Oct. 8

September 27, 2016
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A joint flag raising ceremony was held by local veteran organizations at the Southington Care Center on Memorial Day.

The state’s first Hispanic Supreme Court judge, Justice Carmen E. Espinosa, will be the featured speaker at the Queen Ann Nzinga Center’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration Saturday, Oct. 8. The celebration, held from 1 to 4 p.m., will offer free food, dancing, music, storytelling, games, arts and crafts, raffles, giveaways and speakers. Beginning at 1 p.m.,…

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Miike Snow offers up a musical twist on a tyrant

September 27, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Typically, when a recording artist references a historical figure, there is a certain romanticism to it. Think, Elton John singing “Candle in the Wind” for Marilyn Monroe, or Don McLean’s “Vincent” about Vincent Van Gogh, or even Taylor Swift singing “Tim McGraw.” But there aren’t too many artists who would…

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Styx offers full-bodied experience

September 23, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Styx had already released “Styx: Live at The Orleans Arena Las Vegas” as a CD. But earlier this month, the classic rockers offered the visual component of that performance with a new DVD. The decision to release the DVD is a reflection of the view that “Styx is a full…

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Peppa Pig makes a splash on the Palace stage

September 23, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You’ve seen her on TV. And now you can see her on the Connecticut stage. Peppa Pig stars in “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash,” which comes to The Palace Theater in Waterbury Friday night. Lib Campbell plays Peppa Pig in this musical production. “I love her after working with her nearly…

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Obituaries; David A. Benoit Sr.

September 22, 2016
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Obituaries; David A. Benoit Sr.

David A. Benoit Sr., of Southington, passed September 16, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut after battling cancer for 16 months.   The son of the late Kenneth and Ann (Menard) Benoit Sr. of Wolcott, Dave was born October 16, 1941 and worked in graphic arts as a journeyman binder.   Dave enjoyed outdoor…

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Pop! goes Peter Bjorn And John

September 16, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR An indie band playing a college town. It’s not the typical formula for a pop music love fest. But when Peter Bjorn And John (a.k.a. Peter Morén, Björn Yttling, and John Eriksson) arrive at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Sept. 20, the indie band from Sweden…

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Bees sting Patriots

September 16, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees are still alive in the playoff race after scoring four unanswered runs to top the Somerset Patriots 4-1. The Game Changed When…:…After a Jake McGuiggan double tied the game at one apiece in the second inning, Greg Golson singled which sent McGuiggan home to give the…

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Home run leads Bees over Blue Crabs

September 14, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Steve Carrillo launched a go-ahead home run in the top of the 11th, giving the Bees a big 4-3 win over the Blue Crabs. The Game Changed When…:…Steve Carrillo, with two outs and nobody on in the top of the 11th inning and former Bee Craig Stem on…

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