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Austin Butler chose isolation for ‘Elvis’
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He couldn’t help falling in love with this role. Austin Butler’s dedication to the starring role in “Elvis” took more than just learning how to embody the King of Rock and Roll’s hearty voice, guitar skills and swiveling hips. “What I’m trying to learn is how to balance ‘real life’ with when you’re giving into […]
Three exhibits open at Five Points Friday
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Five Points Gallery opens three new exhibitions Friday. Kasey Ramirez’s exhibition in the East Gallery, “Red Sky in Morning”, features large powerful charcoal drawings and prints. The TDP Gallery showcases Gene Gort’s digital media exhibition, “Drawn to Code,” and the West Gallery features “Dendrites,” a dynamic juxtaposition of new...
Theater review: ‘Kiss My Aztec!’ a delightful history lesson
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HARTFORD — Musical comedy fans can travel back to the 16th century with an irreverent musical loosely based on Latin-American history, “Kiss My Aztec!” The comedy is running at Hartford Stage. Following the success of the charming “Quijote Nuevo” in 2019, the theater is now presenting the East Coast premiere of this very funny new […]
Boomer’s Guide: Connecticut’s Dixie ponders teen uncertainty in debut album
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On her debut album, Connecticut’s Dixie D’Amelio dedicates the title track to a bit of angst. On the track “a letter to me,” the singer — who now goes by the singular Dixie — ponders the uncertainty of growing up. Dixie, who’s from Norwalk, opens for Big Time Rush on Friday at the Hartford HealthCare […]
Celebrating Carole King at Seven Angels
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WATERBURY – Carole King fans will want to head to Seven Angels Theatre this weekend to experience “Sweet Seasons: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Carole King,” starring Michelle Foster. This 90-minute show draws straight from King’s music catalog and takes audiences back to a time that was shaped by the songs of […]
Hail the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll: ‘Elvis’ opens Friday
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Director Baz Luhrmann is ready for a little more conversation about Elvis Presley. The Australian filmmaker hopes his new biopic, “Elvis,” showcases the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s full story by depicting the highs and lows of his prolific life and career. Luhrmann’s research included repeated visits to the Graceland mansion where Presley...
CT Music: ‘I Love the ‘90s’ tour visits Mohegan Sun
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The ‘90s are getting the musical nostalgia treatment this fall with a tour. The “I Love the ‘90s” tour, set for Sept. 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, will feature performances by Montell Jordan, All-4-One, Rob Base, Color Me Badd and Young MC. The tour is sponsored by Sirius XM’s “90s on 9” channel. […]
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Horoscope, Thursday, June 23, 2022
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Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or important decisions from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT today (1 a.m. to 5 a.m. PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Aries into Taurus. Happy Birthday for Thursday, June 23, 2022: You can have mood swings because you have strong feelings and emotions. You are compassionate and caring. You […]
In damp, cloudy conditions Travelers begins 4-day run in Cromwell
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CROMWELL (AP) — It has been an exhausting couple of weeks for the top players on the PGA Tour as they’ve dealt with the usual rigors of a U.S. Open and the unusual stress of losing some big names to the upstart LIV Golf series. But six of the world’s top 15 ranked players, including […]
Big ruling: Supreme Court decision on abortion could come today
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A steady stream of protesters has turned the street in front of the Supreme Court building into an open-air forum encapsulating the fierce national debate over abortion after the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the justices would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. The ruling...
Cloudy, cool and damp start to day, but heat on way
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Thursday starts with cool, cloudy weather but will improve a bit as the day proceeds. Friday brings more summery conditions, but the big heat will be over the weekend with both days potentially getting into the 90s.
Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law in major ruling
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a restrictive New York gun law in a major ruling for gun rights. The justices’ 6-3 decision is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest cities — including New York, Los Angeles and Boston — […]
Marc Quinn’s ‘Self’ (1991) includes 10 pints of blood
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The Marc Quinn exhibition actually begins in the Yale Center for British Art’s entrance court with Quinn’s “Self” (1991), the first in a sculptural series wherein medium, material and message collide. Cast from a mold taken directly from the artist’s head, the work is made from 10 pints of his blood – roughly the same […]
Quinn’s bold, unsettling work reminds us we’re making history now
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History painting – that most illustrious of genres – asserts itself with the commanding fixity of fact. Never mind that it’s all baloney. Napoleon trudged across the Alps on a mule, not on a rearing Arabian stallion. David certainly did not take on Goliath while in the buff; Washington couldn’t have crossed the Delaware standing […]
You know what time it is? Hit the Paws for June 19
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There’s one lone kitty vying for the Hit the Paws button honors.Can he top the canines? And Toby continues to be he pup to beat as he returns for another week Who’s your pick?
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Horoscope, Sunday, June 19, 2022
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Moon Alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Pisces. Happy Birthday for Sunday, June 19, 2022: You are a passionate person with a strong zest for life. You work hard, but you also love socializing and having a good time. You always approach things with enthusiasm. This […]
Down for count? Investigation at WWE as McMahon steps aside
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Vince McMahon is stepping down as CEO and chairman of WWE during an an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the longtime leader and public face of the organization. McMahon will continue to oversee WWE’s creative content during the investigation, World Wrestling Entertainment said Friday. McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie, will serve as...
Union Garage, motorcycle apparal and gear retailer, relocating to Bridgeport
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BRIDGEPORT – A longtime and well-known New York City motorcycle apparel and gear retailer is relocating to Connecticut. Union Garage, which opened a storefront 10 years ago in Brooklyn but closed in mid-February while maintaining an online presence, announced plans Thursday for a new downtown retail outlet in Bridgeport in a century-old former...
UConn icon Bird says 2022 will be her final season
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Seattle Storm star and five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird announced Thursday the 2022 season will be her last playing in the WNBA. The announcement by Bird, 41, ended any speculation about her future; she had acknowledged in February when she re-signed with Seattle that this would likely be her final season. She strongly considered […]
Changing habits?: High gas prices crimping drivers’ spending at pump
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NEW YORK (AP) — Soaring gasoline prices have left many consumers with no choice but to cut spending on non-essentials, but it might be coming full circle by stopping some drivers from filling up their tanks. This “demand destruction” occurs when persistently high prices cause demand to drop. It’s an unwelcome sign as consumers face […]
Average U.S. mortgage rates jump by most in 35 years
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates had their biggest one-week jump in 35 years with the Federal Reserve this week raising its key rate by three-quarters of a point in bid to tame high inflation. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate climbed from 5.23% last week to 5.78% this […]
‘Solid’ jobs report in state as unemployment ticks down
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HARTFORD — State labor officials say May showed solid job growth as the latest monthly labor report estimates employers added 1,600 workers last month, including 2,900 in private industry. While employment continued to pick up, there remain 100,000 open jobs that are frustrating the state’s employment recovery from the historic job losses...
Interactive look at how today’s rising mortgage rates compare historically (at least it’s not 1982)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates made their biggest one-week jump in 35 years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate climbed from 5.23% last week to 5.78% this week, the highest its been since November of 2008 during the housing crisis. (READ MORE ON THIS HERE) While that isn’t good […]