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Getting the Led (Zeppelin) out with tomorrow’s ‘classical’ sounds

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Roll over, Beethoven… Led Zeppelin is taking over. Led Zeppelin’s last studio album, “In Through the Out Door” came out nearly 35 years ago. Its seminal album, “4,” with the song “Stairway to Heaven” came out 44 years ago. However, even with the passing decades, Led Zeppelin’s music is still…

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Toto continues to show the skills that pay the bills

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Toto recorded its first album in 1977. And as the band’s longtime guitarist Steve Lukather explained it, the members—who released the self-titled album in 1978— felt there was an unyielding dictum to being in a band. You had to play your instrument and you had to be a good musician.…

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Disney cartoons to be screened outdoors in downtown Bristol

August 6, 2015
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Disney is coming to downtown Bristol next week. Two animated children’s classics, “Peter Pan” and “Dumbo” will be screened outdoors on The Patch at Depot Square, North Main Street and Riverside Avenue. The screenings are free. The classic “Peter Pan” will be shown on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and “Dumbo” will be shown on Thursday, Aug.…

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Crocodile Club sits down Aug. 21 at Lake Compounce

August 5, 2015
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The Crocodile Club is back again. The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit treasure in the Connecticut community, is once again bringing back the annual dinner meeting at Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, on Friday, Aug. 21. The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 134th reunion dinner with its gathering…

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Music listings for Aug. 7

August 5, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 7 BRISTOL MARK JONES. 6 to 9 p.m. The Oaks Patio at DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. Free. OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Bernie’s Roadhouse, 645 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor. LED ZEPPELIN 2. 8 p.m. Opening for Australian Pink Floyd. Oakdale, Wallingford. YES, TOTO. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. SATURDAY,…

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Performance listings for Aug. 7

August 5, 2015
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NOW thru AUG. 31 OTHER CIRQUE ELOIZE. Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. with matinee performances each Wednesday and Saturday with a special matinee on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. Modern circus transports audiences to urban streetscape. $40. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. NOW thru SEPT. 5 OTHER ‘I LEFT MY HEART: A…

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Health listings for Aug. 7

August 5, 2015
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TUESDAY, AUG. 11 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Presented by Hartford HealthCare Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. THURSDAY, AUG. 13 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Presented by Hartford HealthCare Services. 1 to 2 p.m. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville.

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 7

August 5, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 7 BRISTOL COFFEE HOUR WITH BRISTOL LEGISLATORS. 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. State Sen. Henri Martin, state Rep. Whit Betts, and state Rep. Cara Pavalock. Residents will have opportunity to meet legislators in a relaxed setting and may discuss any issues they wish to talk about. Coffee provided. Rodd’s Restaurant, 854 Farmington Ave.,…

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Senior listings for Aug. 7

August 5, 2015
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AUG. 12, SEPT. 16 BRISTOL ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH TRAVELERS. Wednesday, Aug. 12, “Remember the Good Times” with Bobby Rydell at the Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Enjoy lunch and music. $82. Drive on your own. Wednesday, Sept. 16, The Docks of Point Judith, Galilee, Rhode Island, “A Fisherman’s Story.” Seafood lunch then take a stroll…

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Support group listings for Aug. 7

August 5, 2015
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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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