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June 20, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Summer Begins To Sizzle With Hot Upcoming Events

by Kelly Byrnes | June 20, 2017 4:44pm

Catch rock pioneers Peter Frampton and Steve Miller Band at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Saturday, June 24. The two co-headliners have toured together before but have only played separately in Connecticut, making their upcoming joint appearance a great opportunity for fans in the Nutmeg State.

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May 15, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Treat Dad to Great Entertainment This Father’s Day

by Kelly Byrnes | May 15, 2017 10:00pm

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Prepare to be amazed by The Trickster, The Anti-Conjuror, The Inventor, The Weapon-Master, The Daredevil, The Escapologist, The Deductionist, and The Manipulator, better known collectively as The Illusionists.

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May 2, 2017

Dodd Leaving MPAA on Good Terms

by Peter Urban | May 2, 2017 11:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo WASHINGTON, DC — Though his voice was raspy from a spring cold, Chris Dodd sounded upbeat and cheerful Monday on the telephone as he spoke about his decision to leave the Motion Picture Association of America after a six-year stint as its top lobbyist.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | April 28, 2017 10:00am

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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April 17, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Country Concerts in Full Swing

by Kelly Byrnes | April 17, 2017 9:59am

As the summer months slowly approach, country music stars coincidentally begin to take over concert venues across the state to the widespread delight of the genre’s many fans.

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April 7, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Almost Opening Day - Did We Learn Anything?

by Susan Bigelow | April 7, 2017 10:00am

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The new ballpark’s finally opening next week, only a year late and millions of dollars over budget. Great! Let’s never do that again.

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March 24, 2017

OP-ED | What Happens If ESPN Fails?

by Terry Cowgill | March 24, 2017 5:30am

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As if Connecticut didn’t have enough to worry about amid the economic disruption caused by revenue shortfalls and a state government unwilling to live within its means. One of the business community’s jewels is, by some accounts, collapsing.

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March 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Valley of the Casinos

by Susan Bigelow | March 17, 2017 10:00am

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SUSAN BIGELOW This endless casino war between Springfield and Greater Hartford is being cast by supporters of an East Windsor casino as one state vying to keep jobs the other state is stealing, but it’s not that. It’s a single cohesive region of two million people gleefully shooting itself in the foot.

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March 15, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Comedy Powerhouses Heading to Connecticut

by Kelly Byrnes | March 15, 2017 4:14pm

Prepare for gut-busting laughter as some of the biggest names in comedy perform across Connecticut in the coming weeks.

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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Bailing Out XL Would Widen Town-City Divide

by Terry Cowgill | February 24, 2017 6:30am

It seems like every two or three years the state of Connecticut deludes itself into thinking it’ll see the return of the National Hockey League. That’s’ probably because we’re still haunted by the ghost of then-new Whalers owner Peter Karmanos, who faced with declining attendance in 1997, moved the hapless team to Raleigh, N.C.

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