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Step back in time to Art Deco

April 30, 2013
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Step back in time to Art Deco

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After reaching back to the era of Elvis and Eisenhower for its 2012 season, the American Clock and Watch Museum is now putting the focus on another celebrated period of the decorative arts in America. On April 11, the museum opened its latest offering, “Art Deco Timepieces: Treasures of the…

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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

April 19, 2013
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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

by MIKE CHAIKEN I had seen the movie “Sister Act” with Whoopi Goldberg back when it came out in the 1990s. So I wasn’t completely unprepared in terms of plot when I headed into the opening night performance of the stage musical, which is based on the movie. But the musical itself was a bit…

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Avoid seeing double at the prom

April 16, 2013
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Avoid seeing  double at the prom

At most high schools, girls will set up a Facebook page where they can share photos of their chosen prom dress… just so they’re not surprised by someone wearing their same exact dress. There is an easier solution. Hit up a custom dress shop like Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs (KathyFaber.com). Go in with some ideas…

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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

April 10, 2013
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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

 A little bit of warmth will now lead to rain, reports Accuweather  State College, Pa. — 10 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the weather pattern that brought summerlike warmth to much of the East recently will yield to clouds, rain and cooler conditions to end the week. In some cases, the warmth will end with…

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Respite from the cold this weekend, says Accuweather

April 5, 2013
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Respite from the cold this weekend, says Accuweather

Temperatures in the northeast seem to be on the upspring heading deeper into April. State College, Pa. — 5 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the calendar may say April, but bundled-up residents of the Northeast fighting the cold may wonder if Mother Nature is confused. As the weekend approaches, a turn toward mild temperatures is…

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Legislature to remember Armenian genocide April 20

April 3, 2013
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Marc A. Mamigonian, Director of Academic Affairs at the National Association for Armenian  Studies and Research, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 98th Armenian Genocide Commemoration, which will be held in the House of Representative Chambers at the state capitol in Hartford on Saturday, April 20 starting at 11:30 a.m. Preceding the commemoration…

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Warm-up expected 2nd week of April, according to Accuweather

April 1, 2013
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Warm-up expected 2nd week of April, according to Accuweather

Temperatures may be plunging at the moment, but the second week of April could see things turn around, Accuweather says. State College, Pa. — 1 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports despite cold air plunging across the eastern half of the U.S. during the first few days of April, there are signs that spring will get…

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Sen. Murphy to hold roundtable discussion on issues facing veterans

March 29, 2013
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following press release. WATERBURY—On Monday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold a roundtable discussion at Post University with student veterans, active duty soldiers, Army National Guard recruiters and university administrators to discuss issues faced by Connecticut veterans, and the recently restored military tuition assistance benefits that had been…

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Enjoying the spring weather? Accuweather says not so fast

March 29, 2013
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Enjoying the spring weather? Accuweather says not so fast

Accuweather says the cold weather is not quite over yet. State College, Pa. — 29 March 2013 — AccuWeather reports the mild temperatures awaiting the I-95 corridor this April Fool’s Day will only be a tease due to a significant cold shot on the horizon. Spring is making a comeback across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic…

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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

March 28, 2013
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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Each year, you will find painters, artists, photographers, and musicians at SWAN Day CT, which will be held March 30 this year. But, each year, you will also find a bevy of burlesque performers. A burlesque performer, with performances that flash a little skin and offer a bit of a…

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