Music listings for March 6

March 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Hungry Tiger, 106-160 Charter Oak St., Manchester. THE AMERICAN VINYL ALL STAR BAND. 8 p.m. Featuring Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers/ Steely Dan), Barry Goudreau (Boston), Fran Sheehan (Boston), Leroy (LRS) Romans (The Wailers/ Third World), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild).” Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort…

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The bittersweet success for the late guitar great Johnny Winter

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It was one of those rock and roll stories with a bittersweet twist. Rock and blues guitarist Johnny Winter had gone through a good deal of hard times in the decades after he first hit the scene as a musical wunderkind in the early 1970s. He battled all sorts of…

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Rockers friends now, but strangers way back when

March 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The prime movers of the band known as The American Vinyl All Star Band were burning up the charts and filling the arenas during the same moments of rock history. But, oddly enough, until they were pulled together for a benefit a decade ago, these soldiers of classic rock never…

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SHS robotics club competes in Waterbury competition

March 6, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past weekend area high school students took part in the second of 10 F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions (FRC). The weekend saw 35 area teams accompanied by the robots that they created. Southington’s Cyber Knights went home with the Chairman’s Award. Each team had been working…

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Council to make Open Space a priority

March 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to allow the Open Space Committee to apply for an open space grant. “The town has been successful in the past with open space grants,” said Town Attorney Mark Sciota. “We’re able to get up to 75 percent of the…

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Demolition and abatement process begins at Ideal Forging

March 5, 2015
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Preliminary traffic map for the Ideal Forging demolition (Subject to change).

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Ideal Forging buildings will be coming down within the next few months, a project which has been in the works since 2007 when Meridian Development Partners acquired the property. The developer, project director, environmental consultant, engineer, and demolition contractors revealed their plans to the public at an informational meeting at…

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Home show features local businesses

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Local business owners gathered to showcase their businesses in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria for the first Derynoski PTO Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28. The businesses represented at the Home and Business Show included retail stores, bakeries, pet services, real estate agencies, handmade goods and much more. Derynoski…

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Lady Knight gymnasts run away with 3rd straight title

March 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SOUTHBURY—Signs of schools in the competition hung high from the bleachers. The vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor mat were set up at every corner of the gymnasium at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The powder was out, and the tape was wrapped. Scores were posted through overhead projection. Running,…

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Middle schools enjoy a ‘Taste of Culture’

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The first ever cultural fairs were hosted at both John F. Kennedy Middle School and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 26. The two after-school events offered “A Taste of Culture” for students, parents and faculty in honor of the STEPS February Asset of the month, cultural competence. According…

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