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October 4, 2018

OP-ED | Kavanaugh Hearings: Show Business Posing As Politics

by Barth Keck | Oct 4, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | DC News Junkie | Entertainment | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Mental Health Care | Pop culture

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As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified last week in the U.S. Senate, I was struck by the overwrought drama of the process.

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April 30, 2018

MMA in Connecticut - What’s the Holdup?

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Apr 30, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Business | Entertainment | Gaming | Public Safety | Sports | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Despite opening the door to Mixed Martial Arts and changing the law last year to make the state more hospitable to combat sports, no MMA events have yet been held in Connecticut outside the two federally recognized tribal casinos. At least two fight promoters say the dearth of events thus far has been about costs.

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November 22, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Holiday Shows In High Demand

by Kelly Byrnes | Nov 22, 2017 11:59am
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 8:00am
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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October 20, 2017

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

by Terry Cowgill | Oct 20, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Entertainment | Equality | Opinion | White House

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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 | Sep 12, 2017 9:49am
Posted to: Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


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 | Aug 18, 2017 3:52pm
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 10, 2017

Surge In Ticks Continues

by Jack Kramer | Aug 10, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | Entertainment | Public Health | New Haven

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 | Aug 2, 2017 9:10am
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 3:44pm
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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