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Music listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 6 OTHER 80S EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT. With The Pointer Sisters, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Andy Bell, Club Nouveau, Berlin, Lisa Lisa, Shannon. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $68, $48. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000. SATURDAY, FEB. 7 OTHER FLEETWOOD MAC. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $195, $125. TUESDAY, FEB. 10 OTHER FLYLEAF. 8 p.m. The Stafford…

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Jam on! Monster trucks read to stomp in Hartford

February 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Tom Meents is a legend in the Monster Jam Truck series. The driver of the 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, custom-designed truck, Max-D, is the sport’s only 11-time World Champion. He is also the most successful competitor of the Monster Jam World Finals. Additionally, he has six…

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Pop diva Debbie Gibson’s fans are loyal through the decades

February 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as readers of The Observer heard via Facebook that an interview with 1980s pop star Debbie Gibson was imminent, the “likes” and comments began to rain down. It was clear from the tone of the comments and the volume of “likes,” that Debbie Gibson—who gave the world songs…

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Make plans to meet a princess

February 3, 2015
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The annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Sunday, April 19 at the Aqua Turf in Southington from noon to 4 p.m. There will be opportunities for photographs with all of the princesses. There also will be face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing stations, hair design stations, DJ, light refreshments, raffles…

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Meeting for Jr. Miss Southington pageant set for Feb. 17

February 3, 2015
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization will host its annual fund raiser/ community service pageant on Sunday, May 3 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Contestants are needed between the ages of 5 to high school senior, who are residing in Connecticut. This is an open pageant. Areas of competition are interview skills, talent, and…

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With impending storm, governor urges caution Monday

February 1, 2015
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With a winter storm bearing down on the state, a press release from the governor’s office said, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and, if possible, avoid travel during the height of the storm on Monday morning. The release also said Malloy has also directed the activation of the state’s Emergency…

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Linkin Park takes a turn for the metal on ‘The Hunting Party’

January 31, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The opening moments of Linkin Park’s latest album, “The Hunting Party” leaves no doubt that the veteran act was setting out to do a different kind of record. With the harsh scream and abrasive guitars, you do a double take. Is this really Linkin Park or did you download the…

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Senior listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 30 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER’S CHORAL GROUP MEETING. 9:45 p.m. Do you love to sing, consider joining the group. Rehearses once a month on a Friday morning at the center and performs for three local facilities for the elderly on three Mondays per month. Males, females, and voices of all ranges needed. Plainville…

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Support group listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meetings listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING. 7 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower…

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