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A Benefit for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

By at January 3, 2014 | 1:45 pm |

A Benefit for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

An event to raise funds for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. to Midnight at the Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain. Admission is a minimum donation of $15. It will be $5 after 10:00 pm at the door only. Tickets are available at the Trinity-on-Main box office at 19 Chestnut St. (at the more...

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The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

By at December 21, 2013 | 8:00 pm |

The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

(Part four of a four part series) As far as the history of modern New Britain goes, the 1990s was rock bottom for the city, says Daniel Salerno, a sociology professor at University of Hartford who has seen how things have changed. In the late 1980s a Hispanic kid was stabbed near the high school in an apparent gang-related incident. Drugs and crime soon became normal, more...

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Basic Square, Round and Line Dances Available Weekly in New Britain

By at December 20, 2013 | 9:30 am |

Basic Square, Round and Line Dances Available Weekly in New Britain

This message is for seniors who know that Square, Contra and Round Dancing are good for the soul and our bodies. Many seniors have left the flock of dancers because it had become too strenuous keeping up with groups of younger dancers. Some have slight imperfections in physical makeup that leaves us to sit out at regular Square Dance offerings around the state. Here in more...

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Madrigal Concert Planned

By at December 13, 2013 | 10:45 am |

Madrigal Concert Planned

The New Britain High School Madrigal Singers will present a concert in the sanctuary of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurection at 1910 Stanley St. on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Brian Germain, Choral Director, has brought the NBHS Madrigal Singers to the church sanctuary for over ten years. In the past, he has also recorded the singers and produced CDs in the more...

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Holiday Movies to Take Place at NB Police Department

By at December 13, 2013 | 10:30 am |

Holiday Movies to Take Place at NB Police Department

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce a series of holiday movies that will be shown at the New Britain Police Department during the upcoming weeks. Matinees on Main, a new special event theme with specific holiday movies, will take place on Saturday December 14th (Santa Buddies), Dec. 21st (Rudolph, Frosty the more...

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A Sinatra Christmas Featuring Rob Zappulla

By at December 13, 2013 | 10:15 am |

A Sinatra Christmas Featuring Rob Zappulla

On Sunday Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Rob Zappulla returns to bring some holiday cheer to the Trinity-on-Main stage with his holiday concert “A Sinatra Christmas.” This time around Rob and his big band will channel the iconic sound of Frank Sinatra. Rob and his smooth voice will make you feel as if you are listening to Sinatra himself sing some of his biggest hits. Tickets are more...

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The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

By at December 13, 2013 | 8:00 am |

The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

(Part three of a four part series) As the Sting continued to pack the crowds in on a regular basis, the city around it continued to deteriorate The Clinton years, locally, marked a decline in New Britain. “The Sting had more edginess because it was in New Britain,” said Katie Blint. “It seemed fresher.” But one of the more infamous cases that highlighted more...

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The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

By at December 6, 2013 | 10:00 am |

The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

(Part two of a four-part series) Opening night was Nov. 9, 1990, where a story in the New Britain Herald characterized it as taking on the “appearance of a hotel ballroom on New Year’s Eve.” But the lead in the Herald made it seem like this was just another business that would soon leave the troubled city. “The Sting opened last night and although there more...

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The Christmas Schooner at NB Repertory Theatre

By at December 6, 2013 | 9:45 am |

The Christmas Schooner at NB Repertory Theatre

The Repertory Theatre of New Britain, 23 Norden St., is teaming up with Bristol Theatre Arts to produce The Christmas Schooner, a two act Christmas musical for the whole family on Dec. 13-15 and 20-22. John Reeger, music and lyrics by Julie Shannon. Directed by Duane Campbell. Musical Direction by Michael Gowdy. Tickets are $20 each. About The Christmas more...

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Southington Arts & Crafts Association To Exhibit in New Britain

By at December 6, 2013 | 8:30 am |

Southington Arts & Crafts Association To Exhibit in New Britain

Eleanor Thornton, Chair of the Design Department at Central Connecticut State University and Hannah Hurwitz, Coordinator of Community Engagement for CCSU are spearheading a new initiative at the New Britain Visitors Center, 66 West Main St. in downtown New Britain. Thornton observes, “Our purpose is to make a contribution to the revitalization of New Britain’s more...

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