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January 22, 2018

Lawmakers Wary Of Move To Make DECD Job Permanent

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2018 5:42pm
Posted to: Arts | Economic Development

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated Jan. 23) The job description says it’s a “unique management position” for someone “who has a passion for the arts, culture or preserving the historic assets of Connecticut.”

But critics say it would make permanent a position in the Department of Economic and Community Development at a time when the state is facing massive budget deficits.

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November 22, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Holiday Shows In High Demand

by Kelly Byrnes | Nov 22, 2017 12:59pm
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


One of the most beloved holiday movies travels from the screen to the stage, and is in Hartford for a limited engagement. A Christmas Story, the timeless tale of 8-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest for a Red Ryder BB gun, will be playing at the Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall November 24-26 for five performances only.

Fans of the classic 1983 film may be skeptical to see this stage adaptation, but will find the same charm, nostalgia and hilarity of the movie carries over to the live production with comforting ease. Don’t miss out on this seeing this seasonal favorite come to life on stage.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra light up Mohegan Sun Arena


For over 20 years, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual holiday tour has been widely regarded as a must-see concert experience. The rock group are once again bringing their extravagant light and laser show to Connecticut, making a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, November 26.

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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 | Oct 24, 2017 9:00am
Posted to: Arts | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


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

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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 | Aug 18, 2017 4:52pm
Posted to: Arts | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


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

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August 2, 2017

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

by Kelly Byrnes | Aug 2, 2017 10:10am
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


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 | Jun 20, 2017 4:44pm
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


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
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post

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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
Posted to: Arts | Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Entertainment | White House

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 17, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Country Concerts in Full Swing

by Kelly Byrnes | Apr 17, 2017 9:59am
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


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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March 15, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Comedy Powerhouses Heading to Connecticut

by Kelly Byrnes | Mar 15, 2017 4:14pm
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


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

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