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Creative juices flow again for K.C. and the Sunshine Band

July 26, 2013
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Creative juices flow again for K.C. and the Sunshine Band

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Harry Casey, a.k.a. K.C. of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, had been in a bit of a creative slumber… at least as far as the listening public had been concerned. 2007’s “Yummy” was the last album from K.C. and the Sunshine Band (who will be performing on the New Haven…

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Famed Irish tenor coming to area

July 24, 2013
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Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan, is coming to The Summit At Plantsville to speak and sing on Monday, Sept. 9 for an “Honor & Remember 9/11” Ceremony. First introduced to audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan has gained international recognition. He is currently one of the most sought after motivational speakers delivering over…

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Compounce hosts fireworks tonight

July 5, 2013
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Looking for fireworks for the post-Independence celebrations. Lake Compounce Amusement Park on the Southington/ Bristol town line, presents its annual display tonight, July 5. They are scheduled to launch at 10 p.m.

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Who will be crowned Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen?

June 18, 2013
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Who will be crowned Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen?

Central Connecticut towns are well-represented in the upcoming Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant to be held June 20 to 22 at the Garde Arts Center in New London. This week and next we will help you get to know the young women who want to be Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. We asked each…

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

May 14, 2013
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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

“Fiddler on the Roof,” a gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals, is a celebration of life and its challenges. Trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite the sweeping social change that is threatening his town’s very existence. The production is directed…

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Step back in time to Art Deco

April 30, 2013
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Step back in time to Art Deco

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After reaching back to the era of Elvis and Eisenhower for its 2012 season, the American Clock and Watch Museum is now putting the focus on another celebrated period of the decorative arts in America. On April 11, the museum opened its latest offering, “Art Deco Timepieces: Treasures of the…

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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

April 19, 2013
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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

by MIKE CHAIKEN I had seen the movie “Sister Act” with Whoopi Goldberg back when it came out in the 1990s. So I wasn’t completely unprepared in terms of plot when I headed into the opening night performance of the stage musical, which is based on the movie. But the musical itself was a bit…

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Avoid seeing double at the prom

April 16, 2013
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Avoid seeing  double at the prom

At most high schools, girls will set up a Facebook page where they can share photos of their chosen prom dress… just so they’re not surprised by someone wearing their same exact dress. There is an easier solution. Hit up a custom dress shop like Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs (KathyFaber.com). Go in with some ideas…

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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

March 28, 2013
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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Each year, you will find painters, artists, photographers, and musicians at SWAN Day CT, which will be held March 30 this year. But, each year, you will also find a bevy of burlesque performers. A burlesque performer, with performances that flash a little skin and offer a bit of a…

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Into and on top of the looking glass

March 17, 2013
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By Sarah Johnson Correspondent Ferne “Rusty” Waskowicz has a special show of her artwork being displayed at The Gallery at The Orchards until March 28. The show is titled “Art in Stained Glass.” The Gallery is maintained in the community room at the senior living complex. The Southington artist whose business is called Rusty Originals,…

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