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Half century later, Hot Tuna’s Casady still hot for his vocation

November 22, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fifty years for one career is a long time for any vocation. And to keep plugging along in that career into your seventh decade of life is also an incredible feat. But Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen have been cooking along as musicians since the 1950s when they started off…

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Crowds support veterans by attending pinup show

November 22, 2015
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All American Productions presented ‘Pinups at the Mansion! An All Pinup Fashion Show’ to benefit Honor Flight New England at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. There were a large number of models from the area participating in the runway show, which featured 1940s, 1950s pinup inspired fashions as well as fashions from Connecticut fashion house,…

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The Tenors takes Bushnell crowd on a journey

November 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When Victor Micallef of The Tenors spoke to The Observer to promote the group’s upcoming Connecticut show, he explained the four man ensemble tries to take its audience on a musical journey via their performances. The purpose of the journey is to ease the stress of our every day lives.…

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Music listings for Nov. 20

November 18, 2015
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Felice Cassella, 93, of Southington, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

FRIDAY, NOV. 20 OTHER TOBY KEITH. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $85, $65. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000. SUNDAY, NOV. 22 OTHER PORTRAITS IN SIGHT AND SOUND. Part of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series. 2 p.m. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $30 ($25 for HSO subscribers or museum members). Ticket price includes…

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Performance listings for Nov. 20

November 18, 2015
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NOV. 20, 21 BRISTOL ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.’ Performed by Bristol Eastern Theater Arts. Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. Students, $8. Faculty/seniorsl, $10. General admission, $12. SATURDAY, NOV. 21 OTHER ‘A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR.’ 5:45 p.m. Live radio broadcast. Palace Theatre, 100 East…

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Dining listings for Nov. 20

November 18, 2015
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SUNDAY, NOV. 22 SOUTHINGTON ‘A PLATE AT THE TABLE.’ Fund raiser for For Goodness Sake, Bristol-based nonprofit. 12 to 4 p.m. Food, coffee, tea, and soda. Cash bar. Live music. Auction. Raffling off 1995 Honda Del Sol. Anthony Jacks Wood Fire Grill, 30 Center St., Southington. $30. ForGoodnessSake.org. (860) 883-3621, info@forgoodnesssake.org ONGOING BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION…

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Miscellaneous listings for Nov. 20

November 18, 2015
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FRIDAY, NOV. 20 OTHER COFFEE WITH STATE SEN. HENRI MARTIN, STATE REP. WHIT BETTS. 8 to 9 a.m. Residents will opportunity to discuss any issues they wish to talk about. Eagles Nest, 163 Main St., Terryville. All residents encouraged to attend. NOV. 20-21 OTHER STORY TELLING SHOW AND WORKSHOP WITH SPEAK UP STORYTELLING. 8 p.m.…

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Senior listings for Nov. 20

November 18, 2015
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Senior listings for Nov. 20

ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and the good and bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose. Doesn’t require fasting. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $10. Pay at the appointment. Appointments. (860) 747-5728. Plainville Senior Center members only.…

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Support group listings for Nov. 20

November 18, 2015
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TUESDAY, NOV. 24 OTHER INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS SUPPORT GROUP. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Special Care Research and Education Center, 370 Osgood Ave., New Britain. bscalabrini@hfsc.org, (860) 612-6316. ONGOING BRISTOL ADULTS TAKING CARE OF AGING PARENTS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to all Bristol residents. Share ideas and knowledge with each other on home care,…

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Kids listings for Nov. 20

November 18, 2015
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FRIDAY, NOV. 20 OTHER ‘DISNEY LIVE! THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.’ 4 and 7 p.m. XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. Tickets start at $25. 1-877-522-8499. XLCenter.com, disneylive.com   NOV. 20-22 OTHER ‘WINNIE THE POOH.’ Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. New Britain Youth Theater. Performed at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50…

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