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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

The Derby businessman responsible for a baseball catcher’s mask designed to help prevent concussions was the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash last weekend in New York.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Research conducted by Mashantucket Pequot Museum reveals that much of what we thought we knew about the conflict is wrong.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Matt Bednarsky, a Shelton native, just brought his self-described sound of “pop rock with elements of folk, jazz and blues” to 24 audiences across six European countries. This summer, he’ll tour North America, including a special stop back home in Connecticut.

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BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

Just say one word — “Chita” — to any Broadway baby and there’s a virtual genuflection. From West Side Story to Bye Bye Birdie to Kiss of the Spider Women and last season’s The Visit, the triple-threat has been synonymous with music, dance and perseverance.

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Style & Design

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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Stepping Out: July 2016

Stepping Out: July 2016

Dancing & Dining in the Dark in Hartford's Bond Ballroom, Anything Goes at The Goodspeed, The Bridge Family Center hosts its 17th annual Children's Charity Ball, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

To visit with chef Bun Lai is a lesson in locally sourced produce, with no pesticides or flavor or color enhancements. Foraging is “the most natural way of eating… the “gathering” part of the hunter/gatherer."

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Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

This new restaurant features small plates, big taste.

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CT’s First Craft Beer-Style Cider House Opens in Wallingford

CT’s First Craft Beer-Style Cider House Opens in Wallingford

This cider house rules.

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One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

This unusual wine is perfect for summertime sipping.

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Health & Science

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

A Meriden company moves forward with a vaccine as state officials monitor mosquito population

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport-based organization Homes for the Brave provides housing and support to veterans who served our country.

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Bill Idol To Appear at Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 1 Tickets on Sale Friday

Event Date/Time

May 22, 2013 to Jun 1, 2013
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

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Mashantucket, Conn. (March 18, 2013) – Foxwoods® Resort Casino is proud to announce rock legend Billy Idol will headline the MGM Grand Theater on Saturday, June 1. Tickets priced at $40, $50 and $60 go on sale Friday, March 22 at 10am.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com, by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at

800-200-2882, or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the box office.

From punk pioneer to global superstar, Billy Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. He is respected as the original punk rocker who long ago found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime. 

Still as vital as ever, Idol will take to the road in the Summer of 2013 giving fans across the generations an opportunity to chant along as he delivers his endless catalogue of hits. In tow for the tour, he’s got longtime partner and legend in his own right, Steve Stevens, on guitar.

As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, Billy Idol was inspired to front the popular British punk band Generation X from 1976 until the band’s break-up in 1981. He then decided to try his luck in America. At this point, Idol hooked up with guitar genius Steve Stevens and a crucial musical partnership was forged. From there on out, Billy churned out many hits including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” "Flesh For Fantasy," “Hot In the City,” "Eyes Without A Face," and "Cradle of Love" among others.

For more information on ticket pre-sale visit BillyIdol.net. Fans who register for presale at BillyIdol.net are automatically entered to win incredible Idol prizes including the chance to meet Billy before his show at the upcoming Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.Other upcoming Foxwoods entertainment includes:

 

MGM Grand Theater

YES – April 5

Alicia Keys – April 6

Sunidhi & Ali Zafar – April 12

Natalie Cole – April 13

Penn & Teller – April 18

Marc Anthony – April 20

Bill Engvall – April 27

Il Divo – May 3

Foreigner – May 5

Cedric the Entertainer – May 10

Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon – May 25

Jerry Seinfeld – August 3

Fox Theater

Amy Schumer – March 30

NCBA Championship – April 4, 5 and 6

Anjelah Johnson – April 12

Jim Jeffries – April 13

Steven Wright – April 20

Night of Italian Stars – May 10

Ralphie May – May 31

Jammo Ja' Tour – June 1

Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop & Rock n Roll – August 3

 

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About Foxwoods ® Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  At Foxwoods, you can be anyone and do everything with endless possibilities of experiences that are Anything but Ordinary.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

Cost $40, $50. $60
Location

MGM Grand Theature
350 Trolley Blvd
Mashantucket, CT
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We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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