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Dining listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 BRISTOL FROM THE VINE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wine tasting, fondue, grape stomping, sweets. Auction. Creativity stations. Jazz guitarist Sinan Bakir. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets at the museum or ImagineNation.org. (860) 540-3160. Doreen.Stickney@imaginemuseum.org SATURDAY, MARCH 7 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT…

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Performance listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 SOUTHINGTON ‘STEAMBOAT BILL JR.’ 7 p.m. Silent film accompanied by organist Jason Roberts. Film starring Buster Keaton about a the owner and captain of a paddle steamer that has seen better days. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. $10 per person, $25 for families of three or more. FirstChurchSouthington.org. (860) 628-6958.…

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Health listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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MARCH 9, 16 BRISTOL THE STRONG-WILLED CHILD. Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $11 per parent or $12 per child care provided. Reduced thank to a grant by the Petit Family Foundation and the Rotary Club of Bristol. Scholarships available for low-income families. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org TUESDAY,…

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Miscellaneous listings for March 5

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 BRISTOL CREATIVITY ABOUNDS. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception. Exhibition showing art and craft work of 15 staff, volunteers, and board members of the New England Carousel Museum. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.com OTHER GUIDED TOUR OF THE PALACE THEATER. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Palace, 100…

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Music listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Hungry Tiger, 106-160 Charter Oak St., Manchester. THE AMERICAN VINYL ALL STAR BAND. 8 p.m. Featuring Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers/ Steely Dan), Barry Goudreau (Boston), Fran Sheehan (Boston), Leroy (LRS) Romans (The Wailers/ Third World), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild).” Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort…

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The bittersweet success for the late guitar great Johnny Winter

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It was one of those rock and roll stories with a bittersweet twist. Rock and blues guitarist Johnny Winter had gone through a good deal of hard times in the decades after he first hit the scene as a musical wunderkind in the early 1970s. He battled all sorts of…

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Rockers friends now, but strangers way back when

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The prime movers of the band known as The American Vinyl All Star Band were burning up the charts and filling the arenas during the same moments of rock history. But, oddly enough, until they were pulled together for a benefit a decade ago, these soldiers of classic rock never…

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Carousel Museum open for season

March 3, 2015
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The New England Carousel Museum is now open for the season. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors ages 65 and older, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 14, $2 for…

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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

March 3, 2015
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By MARY ESCH Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the…

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Celebrating Queen will rock the Boulevard this April

February 27, 2015
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They will rock you at the Memorial Boulevard School theater this April. It’s official, the Queen tribute band, Celebrating Queen, featuring Bristol residentsd Joe Archambeault (aka J.J. Midnight) and Shawn Fitzgerald will be the first musical act to take the stage at the boulevard since plans began to bring entertainment value to the currently decommissioned…

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