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Kids listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 24 BRISTOL MAGICIAN STEVE WOYCE PRESENTS ‘WINTER WONDERLAND SHOW.’ 2 p.m. Children play hide and seek with a penguin, visit a magic candy store, and watch snowmen appear right in front of their eyes. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. PLAINVILLE EXPLORATORY SPANISH—LANGUAGE IN PLAY. Saturdays…

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Performance listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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JAN. 23-MARCH 1 OTHER ‘DANCING LESSONS.’ Tuesdays to Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Weekend matinee 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. TheaterWorksHartford.org JAN. 23-FEB. 8 OTHER ‘PROOF.’ 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $25 to…

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All sax, all the time, with The Asylum Quartet

January 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This weekend, music fans will get to kick some musical brass at the First Congregational Church in Southington. The Asylum Quartet, which features four saxophones, plays a variety of music from classical to indie rock. And they take the stage on Saturday. We caught up with the Hartt School of…

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Fitness tips for the ‘resolution’ newbies

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So, the new year has begun. You made that resolution to get fit. But you’ve never hit the gym before. You’re a complete newbie and you don’t know where to begin. Meagan Riemer of Fitlife 24/7 fitness center at 991 South Main St., Plantsville, is a NASM and ACE weight…

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Bristol designer unveils latest designs at Hartford expo

January 20, 2015
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At the annual Connecticut Bridal Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Jan. 4, Bristol fashion designer Kathy Faber unveiled some new bridal gowns, above, as well as stylish formal party dresses for younger girls. All hair and makeup by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Hole in the Wall tackles stage adaptation of heralded Bergman film

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film, “Through the Glass Darkly” had an impact on audiences, as evidenced by its Golden Globe award the following year. Then in 2010, the story reappeared, this time as a Bergman-endorsed play written by Jenny Worton, which appeared on the London stage with Academy Award winner Carey…

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Health listings for Jan. 23

January 20, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 24 BRISTOL FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO. Held by Bristol’s West End Association and sponsored by the Bristol Boys and Girls Club. Local physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, massage therapists, nutritionists, and representatives from a wide variety of health care-related organizations. Free blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, vision and body mass index screenings as well…

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Disney characters bring smiles to all at ice show

January 15, 2015
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Who doesn’t like the myriad of characters that populate Disney’s long history of animation? From “Snow White” to “Frozen,” the full-length features from the studio always seem to bring smiles to children and adults alike. Now, if you bring those characters to life, put them on ice, and add top notch ice skating skills and…

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10 years of ‘highlights’ for local salon

January 9, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A 10th anniversary is causing one Plainville business owner to think back on all of the highlights of her career. Studio 466 Salon and Spa owner Donna Theriault started doing hair professionally in 1988. Although she enjoyed her work and her clients, Theriault always had dreams of going further. After…

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Malloy seeks massive overhaul of Connecticut transportation

January 9, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday called for a massive overhaul of Connecticut’s aging transportation infrastructure, saying it will be a key focus of his newly minted second term, as well as for the state over the next several decades. Malloy dedicated the bulk of…

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