The turmoil lurks beneath Melanie Martinez’s surface

September 4, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Melanie Martinez’s music is an unexpected mixture of music box melodies, Grade Z movie soundtracks, 1990s alt rock, and jazz chanteuse. The sound on her first full-length album, “Cry Baby” lulls you into moments of contentment,  followed by the chills. Her personal sartorial style underscores a performance artist dipping her…

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Music listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 BRISTOL ACOUSTIC FRIDAYS WITH MARTY Q. 6 to 9 p.m. The Oaks Patio at DoubleTree Bristol, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 OTHER 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER. Xfinity Theater, Savitt Way, Hartford. SEPT. 5, 6 8TH ANNUAL BLUES VIEWS AND BBQ FEST. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m…

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Performance listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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SEPT. 11-12 PLAINVILLE ‘NO NO NANETTE.’ Performed by PCS Youth Theater. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Three-act musical comedy about the “Roaring Twenties.” 48 performers from ages 8 to 15 from Bristol, Southington, Plainville, and other central Connecticut communities. Plainville High School auditorium, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. $15. Tickets available from cast members or…

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Health listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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SEPT. 8-OCT. 6 BRISTOL ‘THE TODDLER DEVELOPMENT AND DISCIPLINE SERIES.’ Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Communication with Toddlers, Sept. 7; Disciplining Your Toddler, Sept. 15; Potty Training Boot Camp, Sept. 22; Nutrition and Young Children, Sept. 29. Handling Children’s Anger, Oct. 6. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $30 for parent. $35 for provider. Individual…

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Dining listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PEACH SHORTCAKE FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill, Plainville. (860) 793-9590, (860) 747-2328. THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 BRISTOL BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. (second and fourth Thursday of each month.) Chicken parmesan or stuffed fish, choice of…

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Miscellaneous listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 OTHER SINGLES OPEN HOUSE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 2903 Berlin Turnpike, Newington. No charge (860) 582-8229. SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 BRISTOL BOW WOW BARK IN THE PARK. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event to raise awareness for pitbulls and shelter animals everywhere. Food, carnival games, animal adoptions, vendors, raffles,…

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Seniors’ listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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SEPT. 4, 11, 18 BRISTOL GENEOLOGY. 1 p.m. on Fridays. Find out how to use web tools, DNA, and basic search techniques to discover who you are and where you come from. Jenifer Zinck, a geological research, will be the speaker. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-7895. TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 BRISTOL FALL…

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Support group listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Meetings listings for Sept. 4

September 2, 2015
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SEPT. 8, 22 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, Deborah@quiltsthatcare.org. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public…

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