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Music listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Hungry Tiger, 106-160 Charter Oak St., Manchester. THE AMERICAN VINYL ALL STAR BAND. 8 p.m. Featuring Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers/ Steely Dan), Barry Goudreau (Boston), Fran Sheehan (Boston), Leroy (LRS) Romans (The Wailers/ Third World), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild).” Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort…

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The bittersweet success for the late guitar great Johnny Winter

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It was one of those rock and roll stories with a bittersweet twist. Rock and blues guitarist Johnny Winter had gone through a good deal of hard times in the decades after he first hit the scene as a musical wunderkind in the early 1970s. He battled all sorts of…

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Rockers friends now, but strangers way back when

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The prime movers of the band known as The American Vinyl All Star Band were burning up the charts and filling the arenas during the same moments of rock history. But, oddly enough, until they were pulled together for a benefit a decade ago, these soldiers of classic rock never…

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Carousel Museum open for season

March 3, 2015
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The New England Carousel Museum is now open for the season. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors ages 65 and older, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 14, $2 for…

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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

March 3, 2015
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By MARY ESCH Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the…

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Celebrating Queen will rock the Boulevard this April

February 27, 2015
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They will rock you at the Memorial Boulevard School theater this April. It’s official, the Queen tribute band, Celebrating Queen, featuring Bristol residentsd Joe Archambeault (aka J.J. Midnight) and Shawn Fitzgerald will be the first musical act to take the stage at the boulevard since plans began to bring entertainment value to the currently decommissioned…

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Senior listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 BRISTOL FRAUD WATCH. 1:30 p.m. Seniors, look into the mind of the con artist, see the psychology behind the scams, learn protection tactics for you, your loved ones, and your assets. An interactive program presented by AARP. Sponsored by the Advocates for Bristol Seniors. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Free.…

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Support group listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 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 Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 PLAINVILLE PHS/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING. 7 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. BRISTOL EDGEWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB. 6:45 p.m. Gail Farrar will speak about the history and making of shells. Giamatti Little League Center, Mix Street, Bristol. (860) 583-8463. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday…

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Kids listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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SATURDAY, FEB. 28 BRISTOL MAGICIAN STEVE WOYCE PRESENTS A WINTER WONDERLAND MAGIC SHOW. 2 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com SATURDAY, MARCH 14 BRISTOL TAIL OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Special reading event for children of reading age. Ideal for reluctant…

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