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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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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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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

April 20, 2014
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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

Before a packed house, the annual Trashion Fashion Show took over the Hartford City Hall on Saturday night. After weeks of preparation, the designers and artists unveiled their fashionable creations crafted out of clean trash.   There was a definite Southington, Bristol presence at the event as several local hair and make up artists worked…

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Compounce opens for season May 10; New attractions offered

April 10, 2014
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10, as LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day for the 2014 season. A press from the oldest amusement park in the country said the park has “tripled the fun” this season with new additions such as, the first Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs on the East Coast, Bear Creek Campground…

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Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

April 4, 2014
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Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has approved a major grant of $250,000 to the New Britain Museum of American Art, one of the final pieces of the museum’s ongoing capital campaign for a 17,364-square-foot expansion scheduled to break ground this spring, a press release from the foundation has announced. “The Community Foundation has been…

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When the magnolias bloom

March 29, 2014
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When the magnolias bloom

In the South, when the magnolias bloom with their red-toned petals, you know spring is here. No wonder, when it comes to spring fashion, pinks, corals, and their assorted brothers and sisters are popular colors to wear when winter melts away. Princess Vera Wang, which is available at Kohl’s, offers a slew of fashions for…

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Matt Schofield has been living and breathing the blues his whole life

March 6, 2014
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Matt Schofield has been living and breathing the blues his whole life

Guitarist Matt Schofield got an early start on the blues. He discovered the blues before he became of legal age, when his peers probably were focused on top 40 and the latest genre trend of the month. And by age 18, the U.K. born musician had entered the world of the professionals, taking gigs as…

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Quota holds comedy night to benefit Disadvantaged Women and Children, March 14

March 4, 2014
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The Quota International of Bristol is hosting a Comedy Show fundraiser with stand-up comedian Robin Fox on Friday, March 14. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is at the Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit Disadvantaged Women and Children in the…

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Artist creates t-shirt for museum shop

March 4, 2014
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The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is increasing its creative collaboration with young, innovative artists by featuring Gordon Holden’s original merchandise in the Museum Shop. Expanding its list of trend-setting contributors, which also includes the Hartford Denim Company, this new partnership proves to add originality and inspiration to the dynamic character of the…

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