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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

May 15, 2014
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT After being released more than 20 years ago in 1991, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” has become one of the most classic and iconic movies throughout time, due to its loving, charming, and passionate storyline. “Beauty and the Beast” focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically…

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Local boy has his wish granted

May 9, 2014
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Local boy has his wish granted

Nine-year-old Andrew Hedberg of Southington, walked downstairs with his eyes closed in anticipation of seeing his newly renovated room. With friends and family by his side, Andrew opened his eyes in excitement during the unveiling of a nautical themed room, equipped with a foosball table, a flat screen TV, a popcorn machine and a pool…

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ shown at Plainville library Thursday afternoon

May 7, 2014
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A film nominated for an academy award will be the next movie matinee film at the Plainville Public Library. “Savings Mr. Banks”, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, was widely acclaimed. It brings to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time, “Mary Poppins”.…

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Southington artist to be featured at Bristol gallery

May 7, 2014
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Southington artist to be featured at Bristol gallery

David LaPointe is the next artist to be featured at the ArtistTree TeaHouse & GALLERY156 (Artisan Teas and Gifts) at 156 and 160 School St.Bristol. A reception will be held Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Press materials from ArtistTree said, “David LaPointe is a Connecticut West End Bristol Artist. Born and raised in Southington,…

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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

May 6, 2014
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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The news came in last week. Sevendust’s latest album, the acoustic “Time Travelers and Bonfires,” had climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Charts. Additionally, the album was No. 2 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, No. 4 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, No.…

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Bristol’s In The Red to bring its sound to Sevendust fans

May 6, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When hard rockers Sevendust roll into Hartford next Tuesday, Bristol rockers In The Red will be one of the openers on the bill. We caught up with the band’s drummer, Marc Charette, via email to talk about the origins of In The Red and their sound. Observer: First of all,…

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Museum welcomes Hartford Stage creations, and carousel animals

May 1, 2014
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Museum welcomes Hartford Stage creations, and carousel animals

On Thursday night, the New England Carousel Museum hosted a reception for the opening of two new exhibits for the Riverside Avenue institution. “Stagecraft: 50 years of Design at Hartford Stage” featured several costumes from the award-winning regional theater company. The costumes are mounted on mannequins, which are integrated into the exhibits of carousel horses…

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Celebrate National Hamburger month and win free burgers for life at Jake’s Wayback

May 1, 2014
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CHESHIRE, Conn– Recognized as one of the most aggressive and ambitious “better burger” brands in the United States, Wayback Burgers, with over 80 locations, today announces it will be giving away free burgers for life to one lucky winner during National Hamburger Month in May. To participate, contestants can visit www.winfreewayback.com to enter their email…

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Hartford Stage costumes to be on display at Carousel Museum

April 29, 2014
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Stagecraft is a traveling exhibit that is currently at the New EnglandCarouselMuseum until May 15, 2014. In a press release, Hartford Stage said, “In celebration of Hartford Stage’s 50th Anniversary Season, the STAGECRAFT exhibit consists of a selection of costumes, props and scenic elements from the company’s extensive collection. A hallmark of the theater’s work…

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Special performance by Andrew McNight

April 24, 2014
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Special performance by Andrew McNight

This Friday at 7:30 p.m., Andrew McKnight will perform at Artist Tree Gallery156, 156 School St., Bristol for an intimate performance. Tickets are $20 at the door and seats are limited. A press release from Artist Tree said: “Andrew performs larger venues and sells out with his beautiful music and energy. He is honoring us…

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