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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra announces new season; opens with concert in Bristol

January 23, 2014
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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra begins its 2013-2014 Concert Series this weekend. “Classical Journeys” is the title of the concert on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. The concert, which will feature Carolyn Engle on cello, will include: Anton Rosler (Antonio Rosetti), Symphony in C; Luigi Boccherini, Cello…

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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

January 23, 2014
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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Amaryllis Rodriguez of Connecticut wants it really bad. And she’s closer now then she’s ever been. Rodriguez was one of 25 hopefuls given the vaunted “Golden Ticket” at the Boston auditions for the 13th season of “American Idol.” Rodriguez joined hundreds upon hundreds of future Kelly Clarksons and Carrie Underwoods…

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New Britain museum offers up 2 events this weekend

January 8, 2014
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New Britain museum offers up 2 events this weekend

The New Britain Museum of American Art announced two events that will take place this upcoming weekend, Jan. 11 to 12. On Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., the museum will celebrate Lisa Hoke’s expansive, site-specific installation, “The Gravity of Color.” Commissioned in 2008, “The Gravity of Color” consists of 20,000 cups playfully…

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Holiday lights to illuminate Compounce starting Nov. 29

November 19, 2013
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LakeCompounce has announced its second annual “Lake Compounce Holiday Lights,” a seasonal holiday themed family event taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings beginning on Nov. 29. The park gates will open at 5 p.m. on Fridays, and at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  The event goes until 9 p.m., and will run…

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Applebee’s to treat veterans on Nov. 11

November 7, 2013
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Applebee’s will continue its tradition of free thank you meals to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Applebee’s is also encouraging Guests to show their gratitude by leaving a message for current and former military members at ThankYouMovement.com. Visitors to the Thank You Movement website will be directed to their…

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Christine Ivers next artist at Paris in Plantsville; Saturday opening reception

November 5, 2013
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Christine Ivers next artist at Paris in Plantsville; Saturday opening reception

Paris in Plantsville will be hosting a solo show of the works of artist Christine Ivers in an exhibition entitled “Pure Pigments.” Referring to the show title, Christine explained in a press release, ” That’s what we refer to when painting with pastels. They contain exactly the same pigments as oils, acrylics, and watercolors, but…

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Concert at Gloria Dei on Sunday

October 29, 2013
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The next musical event at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3. The concert will feature organist Natasha Ulyanovsky, cellist, Peter Dzialo and Mezzo Soprano Monika Krajewska. The free concert will begin at 3 p.m., and a good will offering will be accepted. The Sunday afternoon program will include…

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Capital Cities’ implants an ‘earworm’ with ‘Safe and Sound’

October 25, 2013
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Capital Cities’ implants an ‘earworm’ with ‘Safe and Sound’

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Art provides local teen with his own voice

August 23, 2013
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Art provides local teen with his own voice

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From the time Southington resident Daniel Gagnier was 12 years old, accomplishing tasks that involve the use of his fine motor skills and speech became difficult. At the age of eight, doctors diagnosed the teen with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis, a rare disease that involves constant seizures, loss of motor skills, and…

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Fashion stylist maintains breakneck pace

August 22, 2013
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Fashion stylist maintains breakneck pace

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR No one could accuse fashion stylist Brad Goreski of being an idle sort. “I just had an Emmy sitting (with a client),” said Brad, calling from Los Angeles on Aug. 20 as he recounted his current agenda. But, don’t ask him who he is working with for the television awards…

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