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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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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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Slip Sliding Away!

March 2, 2013
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Slip Sliding Away!

Mount Southington hosted it’s annual winter carnival and cardboard box sled race on Saturday, March 2.  Participants designed their own sleds in attempt be the fastest to ride down the thunderbolt trail.  Sleds were judged in the categories of best overall, fastest, best construction, and best fiasco.  See slide show below for more photos.  Photos…

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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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Art show opening postponed due to storm

February 7, 2013
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The owners of Paris In Plantsville have announced that it’s juried show will be postponed a week due to the storm: “Hello all! “With the blizzard getting ready to look down on us and cover us in mayhem and snowball fights we’re going to take advantage of the planned show-date for the opening our our…

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Fans of princesses (and heroes), here comes ‘Disney on Ice’

January 3, 2013
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Fans of princesses (and heroes), here comes ‘Disney on Ice’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White are coming to town. So it’s only fitting that a self-confessed fan of all things Disney, who hails from Connecticut, should be on the ice with them. From Jan. 8 to 12, “Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Heroes” will…

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Paris in Plantsville presents Munny Madness II

December 9, 2012
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Paris in Plantsville presents Munny Madness II

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Southington Welcomes in the Holiday Season.

December 8, 2012
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Southington Welcomes in the Holiday Season.

On Friday, Dec. 7, the Downtown Merchants Association held its annual Christmas celebration, Hospitality Night.  Townspeople gathered for the lighting of the green, a choral sing, horse and carriage rides, and to visit with Santa.  For photos of this event, click the  tab to see our gallery.

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Where the ebony, ivory, oils, and canvas meet

January 3, 2012
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s the art of music. And there’s the artistry of painting. Typically, if the two meet, it’s a case of inspiration. For example, a piece of art may inspire a piece of music. Think Mussorgsky’s classical composition, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which was inspired by the work of the 19th…

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