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Music listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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FRIDAY, JULY 3 OTHER THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘CELEBRATE AMERICA.’ 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Led by guest conductor Eric Dudley. Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows, Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury. Lawn tickets, $25. Children 12 and under, $5. (860) 987-5900, HartfordSymphony.org. Rain date July 4. SHANIA TWAIN. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena,…

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Styx’s bassist Ricky Phillips in midst of labor of love for late Ronnie Montrose

July 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bassist Ricky Phillips returns with his fellow rockers in Styx this weekend. But in addition to preparing to perform classic rock tracks such as “Renegade” or “Too Much Time on My Hands” with the band from Chicago, Ricky has had his ears tuned onto another rocker. Ronnie Montrose. Although Ricky…

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Something new is on the horizon for Def Leppard

July 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fans of Def Leppard can rejoice. New music is on the way from the band that gave the world such faves as “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Love Bites,” according to the band’s guitarist Phil Collen. Collen and the rest of Def Leppard (singer Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage,…

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Scholarship established in honor of late Bristol Hospital executive

July 3, 2015
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The Eva Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund has been established. It will award an annual scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the health care field. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or current college students from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, who have a strong record of volunteer service at a…

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These ‘Kinky’ boots are made for loving

July 3, 2015
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By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT I never thought that a pair of boots would get the biggest entrance applause in a show. Well, that’s exactly what happened at the performance of “Kinky Boots” at the Bushnell in the Hartford. I had the pleasure of seeing this amazing musical Tuesday night. Based on the 2005 film “Kinky…

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New Miss CT, Miss CT Outstanding Teen crowned; locals place high in finals

July 3, 2015
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT On Saturday, the new Miss Connecticut 2015 was crowned at the Cabaret Theater at the Mohegan Sun. Twenty-two year-old Colleen Ward, a native of Wolcott, took home the crown, representing the Miss Windham County local title. Jjust moments after her crowning, she stated “I am so excited…and super tired. It was…

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Compounce holding fireworks display July 4

July 1, 2015
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Compounce holding fireworks display July 4

On Saturday, July 4, Lake Compounce will host its annual fireworks display over the lake in celebration of Independence Day. Produced by Pyrotecnico, the show beginning with the laser show starts at 9 p.m., and fireworks will be launched from the far side of the lake as well as from barges floating in the lake.…

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Museum seeks vendors for ‘Bizarre Bazaar’

July 1, 2015
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The magic of the season begins at the Holiday Art and Craft Show, a juried show and sale of work by artists and artisans called “Bizarre Bazaar” at the New England Carousel Museum on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be filled with artists and artisans ready to dazzle…

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No-kill animal shelter seeking donations

July 1, 2015
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Almost Home, a no-kill animal rescue and shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned animals, located at 311D East St.,  Plainville– (860)519-8592– is in need of the following items: PP pads, dry dog food (Purina one- chicken and rice and canned food), cat food– both dry and canned, treats, toys (large and small) beds, heating pads,…

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Free admission for military families at Carousel Museum for July 4

July 1, 2015
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Over the 4th of July weekend, the New England Carousel Museum, a Blue Star Museum, is providing free admission to military service professionals and their families. Each free admission includes one free ride on the indoor carousel and additional rides are only $1! The museum is closed on July 4. For more information, contact the…

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