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The problems in ‘Ragtime’ echo the problems of today

January 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The stories in the stage musical “Ragtime” take place in 19th century America. But Matthew Curiano, who plays one of the lead roles in the stage show based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel, said the stories of the main characters still echo in the America of the 21st century. Press materials…

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Lamb of God: Rubbing elbows with the establishment

January 21, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Grammys and Lamb of God. The pair don’t seem to go together. The Grammys, which this year will be distributed on Feb. 15, tends to be about the industry honoring the respectable and commercial side of music. Think Adele and Taylor Swift. However, Lamb of God are muscular, sweaty…

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ASPCA issues winter weather reminders for pets

January 20, 2016
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With a major winter storm threatening much of the East Coast, the ASPCA is reminding pet owners that cold weather conditions can be particularly dangerous for pets. Below are safety tips pet owners should keep in mind as the temperature drops and the snow piles up: Never let your dog off the leash on snow or…

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Music listings, starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2016
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SATURDAY, JAN. 23 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. BYOB. Snacks and set-ups available for sale. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Av., Bristol. (860) 585-5411. SUNDAY, JAN. 24 OTHER THE REUNION BAND. 5 p.m. The Half Door, 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford. TheHalfDoorHtfd.com, (203) 650-3492. LAMB OF GOD. Toyota Oakdale Theater, 95 S. Turnpike…

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‘King Kong’ will wait a weekend due to impending snow

January 20, 2016
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The screening of ‘King Kong’ this weekend, which is part of the Hollywood at the Bijou movie series presented by The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, has been postponed to next weekend due to the impending snow storm. The movie will be shown next weekend, Jan. 29 and 30, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2016
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  SATURDAY, JAN. 23 OTHER SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 7 p.m. Eat, play games, hang out. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $5. Reservations. (8960) 582-8229. OPENING CELEBRATION OF FOUR ART EXHIBITIONS. 4 to 6 p.m. The First Juried Members Exhibition, Mixmaster, which runs through March 6; interdisciplinary artist Melanie Crean’s “Ellipses,” which…

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Performance listings, starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2016
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JAN. 22-23 OTHER ‘RAGTIME.’ Three performances. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $65, $57, and $50. PalaceTheaterCT.org, (203) 346-2000. JAN. 22-FEB. 13 OTHER ‘LINT! THE MUSICAL.’ Performed by The Hole in the Wall Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee, Jan.…

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Dining listings, starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2016
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TUESDAY, JAN. 26 PLAINVILLE COOKING DEMONSTRATION: INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN CUISINE. 6 p.m. Featuring Auntie Arwe Spices. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27 OTHER EVENING OF CONVERSATION WITH THE HOST OF ‘LIDIA’S KITCHEN,’ LIDIA BASTIANICH. 7:30 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $56, $46, $36. PalaceTheaterCT.org. (203) 346-2000.…

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Health listings, starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2016
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ONGOING OTHER PUBLIC YOGA CLASS. Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. Hatha yoga class in the galleries of the Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $8 for museum members. $12 for non-members. Bring your own yoga mat (or buy one at the museum) and wear comfortable clothing. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org

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Kids listings, starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2016
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SATURDAY, JAN. 23 PLAINVILLE OPEN HOUSE FOR THE QUEEN ANN NZINGA CENTER. 1 to 4 p.m. Gives children, teens, and parents a chance to learn more about the center and its programs. Trinity-on-Main, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain. QANC.org. SUNDAY, JAN. 24 SOUTHINGTON SOUTHINGTON CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. 11 a.m .to 1 p.m. K-8 school.…

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