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Baring his soul from the heart of Texas

August 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you think about music in Texas, you might think of the blues. Or you might think of Tex-Mex music. Or you might even think of country music. Typically, you don’t think of soul music. But Luke Wade is the exception to that Texas musical stereotype. The former contestant on…

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Sen. Murphy to ride bus with Bristol commuters

August 27, 2015
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U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy will ride the Route 502 bus from Bristol City Hall for his “Congress on Your Bus” listening session with local commuters on Friday at 4:15 p.m. Murphy will talk with Bristol residents about their views on a variety of topics and will take their feedback back to Washington.  The Route 502 bus…

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Students, family can get financial help with state’s CHET

August 25, 2015
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Students, family can get financial help with state’s CHET

A year ago, 100 high school juniors were celebrating the news that they would receive $2,500 CHET Advance Scholarships to help pay for college. Today, as summer winds to a close, they are preparing to start college with checks in hand from CHET. They are realizing their educational dream at schools from Massachusetts to Florida,…

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Suspect sought in Plainville bank robbery

August 25, 2015
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The Plainville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the bank robbery suspect. Police said that at 1:24 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, the Farmington Bank located at 117 East St. was robbed by a male suspect that showed the bank teller a note demanding money. No gun and/or weapon was displayed,…

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Contestants sought for Miss Southington, Plantsville, Outstanding Teens

August 25, 2015
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The Miss Southington and Miss Plantsville pageant is looking for its next title holders as well as its next Outstanding Teens to represent Southington and Plantsville. Contestants must reside, work or attend school in the state of Connecticut and be between the ages of 13 and 24 in order to compete. If you are interested…

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Bea Miller wants to be the girl who tells you the truth

August 21, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bea Miller’s music offers up more emotional heft than you would expect from a 16-year-old singer. On her hit single, “Young Blood,” Bea—who first came to national attention on “The X-Factor”—sings, “But in dark times when we close our eyes/ It’s a nightmare, it’s a nightmare/ When the sun don’t…

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Music listings for Aug. 21

August 21, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 21 BRISTOL ACOUSTIC MARSH PIT. 6 to 9 p.m. The Oaks Patti at Double Tree by Hilton Bristol, Enterprise Drive, Bristol. Free. SATURDAY, AUG. 22 BRISTOL BRISTOL YOUTH SYMPHONY. Sponsored by Fiddlin’ Around Music Center of Bristol. 7 to 8 p.m. The Patch at Depot Square, downtown Bristol. No charge. Public welcome. Bring…

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Performance listings for Aug. 21

August 21, 2015
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Performance listings for Aug. 21

AUG. 21-23 OTHER ‘THE STORY OF MY LIFE.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. A musical comedy by Neil Bartra and Brian Hill. Presented by MiLo Productions. Deep River Town Hall auditorium, 174 Main St., Deep River. $25. Milo-productions.com NOW thru AUG. 31 OTHER CIRQUE ELOIZE. Tuesday through Saturday at…

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Dining listings for Aug. 21

August 21, 2015
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Dining listings for Aug. 21

SUNDAY, AUG. 23 BRISTOL SUNDAY SUNDAE. 1 to 5 p.m. Fund raiser for New England Carousel Museum. Dunphy’s Ice Cream, 912 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Portion of sales will go to education activities of the museum at 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 21

August 21, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 21 BRISTOL CROCODILE CLUB. 1 p.m. Annual dinner meeting. Beer and wine cash bar. Lamb dinner. Lively program with guest speakers. No serious politics allowed. Lake Compounce, Park Pavilion, Bristol. (860) 584-5411. BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will have a chance to win free copy of the book, “Images…

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