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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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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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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

August 17, 2013
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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

by MIKE CHAIKEN Editions Editor Ready to “Declare Your Style?” Through this Wednesday, Aug. 21, Forever 21 has been offering, “Threebies: 3 Weeks, 3 Deals, 3 Outfits.” The retailer has been stoking your Back to School fashion sense with the help of six “Global Influencers.” As the Influencers post their stylized looks on their own…

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Will you be the next CT Icon?

July 31, 2013
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Do you or someone you know sing and have what it takes? Come on out on Saturday, Sept. 21 and let the judges decide. Twelve finalists will be selected on audition day between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DerynoskiSchool in Southington. This is the fifth year of this singing competition. This…

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