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October 24, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Music & Magic Highlight Eventful Month; Jim Jefferies Bringing Laughs to Mohegan Sun

by Kelly Byrnes | October 24, 2017 8:00am


Aussie comedian and television host Jim Jefferies hits the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena on October 27.

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October 20, 2017

OP-ED | Of Timid Politicians, Good Journalism, And Harvey Weinstein

by Terry Cowgill | October 20, 2017 4:30am

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Ever since my ninth-grade English teacher introduced me to the term, I’ve always enjoyed oxymorons. Indeed, I even like saying the word oxymoron. Classics like “jumbo shrimp” come to mind, along with the self-deprecating “military intelligence” — the latter invented, I’m told, by no less than the military itself.

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September 12, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Popstars And Top Comics Highlight Connecticut’s Fall Lineup

by Kelly Byrnes | September 12, 2017 9:49am


Popstar Katy Perry returns to life on the road with her Witness tour, which makes a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena September 21.

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August 18, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Jam-packed Month Of Music, Comedy, Sports, And Theater On The Horizon

by Kelly Byrnes | August 18, 2017 3:52pm


Zany comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias heads to Foxwoods’ Grand Theater for a pair of weekend shows Sept. 2-3.

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August 10, 2017

Surge In Ticks Continues

by Jack Kramer | August 10, 2017 4:30am

shutterstock NEW HAVEN, CT — Tick-borne diseases, in the words of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, “are becoming an epidemic” in the state of Connecticut.

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August 2, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Chicago Headlines Oakdale Theatre For One Night Only

by Kelly Byrnes | August 2, 2017 9:10am


Chicago fans will not want to miss the iconic rock band when they stop at Wallingford’s Toyota Oakdale Theatre Aug, 6.

Though the band has endured several changes in lineup since its formation 50 years ago, their distinct sound has never wavered. The group’s classic rock sound infused with horns on timeless hits like “25 or 6 to 4” and “Saturday in the Park” have separated Chicago from other bands of their time.

Their legacy has been sealed with their recent induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making this show a must-see.

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June 20, 2017

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

by Kelly Byrnes | June 20, 2017 3:44pm


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 9:00pm

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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 10:30am

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 9:00am

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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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