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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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Choral Society performs March 15, 16

March 8, 2013
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Plainville Choral Society will present Vivaldi’s Gloria, directed by Peter Peluso, on March 15 and 16 at 7:30 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. “The theme for PCS this year is ‘The Classics’,” according to Peter Peluso, “and this show will feature classic choral pieces. In addition to Vivaldi’s Gloria, there will be performances by a…

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Olympic great visits local gymnastics facility for meet and greet

February 25, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor In August, all eyes of the international gymnastics community will be focused on Hartford, Conn. as the XL Center hosts the U.S. Gymnastics Champion ships. The event is for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and will feature all-around and individual event competition. The winners will be the national champions. To…

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Ski down Mount Southington

February 23, 2013
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Ski down Mount Southington

With the Blizzard of 2013 dropping over two feet of snow on the town, we figured now would be a good time to visit Mount Southington. Here are some of the shots from that visit.   All photos by Tammi Naudus

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Show us your shorts… WCCC mounts film fest, local filmmaker joins in

February 21, 2013
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Show us your shorts… WCCC mounts film fest, local filmmaker joins in

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR 106.9 WCCC is going Hollywood this Sunday with its Rock’n and Reel’n Short Film Fest. And a local filmmaker, Neal Thomassen, a Southington High School alum, is up there on the marquee. The event is planned for Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café at Foxwoods…

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Bon Jovi’s Connecticut performance postponed

February 9, 2013
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Jon Bon Jovi and crew have decided to let their fans stay off the roads tonight. The Mohegan Sun announced the show for tonight, Feb. 9,  has been postponed. The release said: Mohegan Sun has just announced that tonight’s Bon Jovi concert has been rescheduled to Friday, October 25, 2013. Governor Dannel Malloy has declared a…

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