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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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Valentine’s Day treat at Artist Tree Tea House with Tanya Leonard

February 11, 2014
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A Valentine’s Weekend Art Event will be held Artist Tree Tea House GALLERY156  at 156 and 160 School St., Bristol. On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., Tanya Leonard will be on hand for an art performance of music and painting. Tanya is a singer songwriter, who will perform a magical painting performance while singing…

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Marvel characters to come to life at XL Center

January 28, 2014
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After much anticipation, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of touring live family entertainment, revealed details about the most ambitious live show in its history, with new information about the epic storyline and tour dates for Marvel Universe LIVE! Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this high-caliber arena spectacular will…

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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra announces new season; opens with concert in Bristol

January 23, 2014
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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra begins its 2013-2014 Concert Series this weekend. “Classical Journeys” is the title of the concert on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. The concert, which will feature Carolyn Engle on cello, will include: Anton Rosler (Antonio Rosetti), Symphony in C; Luigi Boccherini, Cello…

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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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