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With The Devil Wears Prada’s latest fans will be sent soaring into ‘Space’

July 18, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Star Trek” may have espoused that space is the final frontier. But “Space” is also the latest release from Ohio’s The Devil Wears Prada, which has set its launch pad up on the main stage of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer. The tour stops into Hartford on…

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Sister Sin takes its classic metal sound to the Mayhem hordes

July 16, 2015
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Sister Sin takes its classic metal sound to the Mayhem hordes

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Swedish band Sister Sin demonstrates that the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is committed to bringing fans all dimensions of the music known as heavy metal. Sister Sin, which is touring behind its latest album “Black Lotus,” has a definite 1980s metal feel to it. Sister Sin –which is fronted by…

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These boys know how to put on a rock and roll show

July 11, 2015
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UPDATED FOR CORRECTION INSERTED JULY 18 By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR James Young of classic rockers Styx told me in an interview several years back that bands no longer survive on their recorded output. They survive on their live performances. Chris Carrabba of indie band Dashboard Confession told me a similar tale when I spoke…

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Bristol Blues box scores for July 10

July 10, 2015
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Marthas Vineyard Sharks 6, Bristol Blues 2 Tuesday June 30, 2015 Muzzy Field, Bristol   Sharks                      AB    R      H      BI J.Roberts, 2B             5      1      1      0 R.Kelly, CF                 5      1      1      0 B.Campbell, LF           5      2      3      0 J.Mayer, C                 4      1      1      1 D.Casey, RF               4      0      1     …

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Rachel Platten proves she has a lot of ‘Fight’ left in her

July 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Fight Song” has grabbed everybody’s aural attention this spring into summer. As of last week, Rachel Platten’s song had reached no. 13 on the Billboard pop charts. It reached no. 5 on the iTunes chart. Rachel had a chance to perform the song on the Radio Disney Music Awards. She…

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One decision made the difference for singer Ken Will Morton

July 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One decision could have made the difference as to whether or not Ken Will Morton’s album, “Alls’ Fair in Love and War” would ever have seen the light of day. But that decision had nothing to do with the actual recording or songwriting. And it was nothing that the former…

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Performance listings for July 10

July 8, 2015
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JULY 10-26 OTHER ‘DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID.’ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House Main Stage, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $24, $20 for students and seniors. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org, (860) 283-6250. JULY 10-26 OTHER ‘NOISES OFF.’ Performed by Connecticut Theatre Company. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. The Repertory Theatre…

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Health listings for July 10

July 8, 2015
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Health listings for July 10

FRIDAY, JULY 10 OTHER ‘THE PATH TO WELLNESS.’ 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Presented by Mark Colello, exercise physiologist at Southington Care Center. Wolcott Library, 469 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott. (203) 879-8110. SouthingtonCare.org TUESDAY, JULY 14 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Presented by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org

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Miscellaneous listings for July 10

July 8, 2015
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Miscellaneous listings for July 10

FRIDAY, JULY 10 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. TJ’s on Cedar Bar and Grill, 14 East Cedar St., Newington. Half price appetizers and drink specials from 4 to 6 p.m. No charge. (860) 582-8229. BRISTOL BRISTOL GOES TO THE MOVIES. ‘The Graduate.’ 7 p.m. Film directed by Mike Nichols with…

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Senior listings for July 10

July 8, 2015
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Senior listings for July 10

TUESDAY, JULY 14 OTHER FRIENDSHIP CLUB. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults will have the opportunity to make new friends. Transportation, activities, meals, exercise, and more provided. Mulberry Gardens at Marian Heights Adult Day Center, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain. (860) 357-4264. AUG. 12, SEPT. 16 BRISTOL ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH TRAVELERS. Wednesday, Aug. 12, “Remember…

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