Performance listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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FRIDAY, MAY 1 OTHER MICHAEL BLACKSON. 9:45 and 11:45 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30 to $55. MAY 1-2 OTHER THE TRUTV IMPRACTICAL JOKERS, THE TENDERLOINS. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40 to $65. Foxwoods.com SATURDAY, MAY 2 OTHER SETH MYERS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $49.50. 1-800-745-3000.…

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Health listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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TUESDAY, MAY 5 OTHER FRESH CHECK DAY. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebratory fair-like event that includes interactive expo booths, free food, music, and prizes and givaways. An opportunity for students and community check in and learn about how to get help or provide support to a friend if the stress of life becomes overwhelming.…

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Music listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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FRIDAY, MAY 1 OTHER RONNIE SPECTOR WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE CROWN IMPERIALS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $40, $50, $75. (860) 693-9762, 41BridgeStreet.com THE MACHINE WITH THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show. College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven. $30 to $40. (877) 435-9849.…

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Remembering the 80s at the annual chamber dinner

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner this week, where they inducted three new directors and honored several Southington residents for their work in community business. President and CEO Art Secondo and former board director Tony Sheffy hosted the 80s themed evening, distributing individual awards and recognizing overall excellence…

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Local family raising funds for 11-year-old son’s medical equipment

May 1, 2015
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Kyle Belanger, above, has a rare genetic condition, and his family has turned to the internet to help raise money to cover medical equipment.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A local family is turning to the community for help purchasing equipment for the daily care of 11-year-old Southington resident Kyle Belanger. Kyle has a rare genetic condition called Emanuel syndrome, which has left him with physical and developmental delays. Despite countless surgeries and procedures, several daily medications, and a team of…

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Putting recyclables to good use

May 1, 2015
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Hand me down fashion has a bad reputation. But recycled fashion is another thing entirely. Models walked down the runway– actually the hallway of Hartford City Hall– on April 19 wearing garments artists crafted out of recycled (albeit clean) materials. Creativity was the key word as the eco-friendly fashions floated past the sell out crowd.…

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What’s looking good for prom fashions in 2015?

May 1, 2015
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The countdown is on to find the perfect dress for prom. Kathy Faber of Kathy Faber Designs (KathyFaber.com) on Stafford Avenue in Bristol shared some of her newest gowns that reflect the latest trends in formal wear. Models Brianna Beyers of Bristol, left, Alexandria Palmer of Middletown, and Katerina Belales of Southington romp around the…

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The symphony connects into The Machine

May 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Machine does things differently when it partners up with an orchestra, as it will do on Friday night when it is joined by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. In a phone interview, The Machine’s drummer Tahrah Cohen explained that some bands playing with an orchestra tend to use the ensemble…

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This is what happens when the circus gets XTREME

May 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you go to the circus, you expect to see clowns and trapeze artists… and a few animal tricks as well. But when “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME” comes to town this month, there will be an X-Games-type wrinkle to the proceedings. The show includes The…

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