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Veterans can sign up for free dental care on June 25, courtesy Aspen Dental

June 1, 2016
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On Saturday, June 25, dentists and team members from nearly 400 Aspen Dental practices across the country will open their doors to provide a day of free dental care for thousands of veterans across the country. Starting now, local veterans can call 1-844-AspenHMM to schedule an appointment in advance at a participating office in the…

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A phone call changed Bea Miller’s summer plans

May 27, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bea Miller was just going about her business, prepping a new album for her fans, when the call came. Selena Gomez wanted her to open her tour, which makes its way to Connecticut on May 29. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Bea in a phone interview when asked what her…

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Photographer to showcase his live concert images

May 27, 2016
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Southington based photographer John Atashian will be displaying a selection of his live concert photographs at the Plainville Public Library on Wednesday, June 1 and continuing through Thursday, June 30. The photo display will include large photographic canvas wrap prints of The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby, Led Zeppelin, Dolly…

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Cyndi Lauper, Boy George successfully woo Mohegan crowd

May 27, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the stage left corner at the Mohegan Sun Arena, there was a prop pay telephone. And when Cyndi Lauper sang the country/ R&B classic “Misty Blue” (from her new album, “Detour”), the performer used the handpiece of the phone as her microphone. It was an apt metaphor in reverse…

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‘Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner’: ‘Dirty Dancing’ holds up well on stage

May 25, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve attended a stage performance where hoots and hollers greeted the first light cue. Actually, I can count the number of times on one finger. And, I don’t usually hear cheers when a cast member with a well-sculpted chest take…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
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MAY 27, 28 BRISTOL HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. “Witness for the Prosecution,” plus vintage cartoons. All shown on film. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation, all ages. Refreshments. PreserveHollywood.com SATURDAY, MAY 28 BRISTOL TAG AND BAKE SALE. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.…

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Health listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 27 BRISTOL INFANT MASSAGE. 11 a.m.Learn multiple massage techniques to help calm and soothe their baby. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Preregister. Free. (860) 585-3895. CGaray@BristolHospital.org. TUESDAY, MAY 31 BRISTOL COMMUNICATING WITH TODDLERS. 6 to 7:30 p.m. . Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Preregister. $6 for parents,…

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Performance listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
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NOW THRU JUNE 11 OTHER ‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Matinee on Sunday, June 5. Performed by the Hole in the Wall Theater. Cast includes Peter Bailey of Bristol. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. May…

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Kids listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
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JUNE 27-JULY 1 PLAINVILLE BLUE DEVILS SUMMER JAM BASKETBALL CAMP. Summer Jam Day Camp, Co-ed for ages 7 to 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Jam Boot Camp, Co-ed for ages sixth to 12th grade, 1 to 2:30 p.m. after camp. Taught by Plainville High School coaches Jim DiNello, Jeff Smedick, and Desiree Pina…

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Support group listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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