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This past Sunday, I finally let myself spend some money on something other than groceries and bills and bought a Sufjan Stevens ticket. The show opened with Cold Specks, stage name for Ladan Hussein (also known as Al Spx), an up-and-coming Somali-Canadian singer with a full-bodied voice that resounded beautifully in Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The name is a reference to James Joyce's Ulysses – "Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in... [Read more]

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Which Pop Diva Are You?

April 7, 2015
Have you always felt that you have one or two really great pop albums in you? Or are you just simply fabulous? Find out now which pop star you most closely resemble!

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The Rolling Stones just announced their highly anticipated 2015 "Zip Code" Tour! Your favorite British rockers will kick off their concert circuit at San Diego's Petco Park on May 24. Can't wait 'til then? Take this quiz to test how much you really know about the Stones, and buy your Rolling Stones tickets fast before they're sold out!
According to the 2015 calendar, it's officially Spring, but according to the New England weather, Mother Nature is in no rush to dismiss the freezing cold temps and bring in the warm, radiant sunshine. The newly extended hours of sunlight has me pumped for t-shirt and flip-flop weather -- sunny days to roll down the windows and drive around scenic back roads blasting country music from the radio. One of my personal favorite artists to play is Luke Bryan, because not only is he talented, but he i... [Read more]

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It's mid-March, and the NCAA madness has begun. Even though you're probably getting excited to root on your alma mater, as John Oliver notes, the games are so full of product placement and branding that the only thing left to be sponsored are the sponsorships themselves. Despite college coaches getting paid millions while the hard-working athletes are getting paid nothing, the games are undeniably exciting, especially if you bet money on them. For more upcoming events to get the spring season r... [Read more]
South By Southwest is one of the most dynamic and overwhelming festivals around. With a seemingly infinite number of events to choose from, planning can take a lot of time and effort. We've narrowed down some of the best Austin has to offer over the next week, so make sure to check out the following fun activities if you're braving the 2015 SXSW crowd: Interactive 1.) Flying cars – Companies like Ford, Hyundai, and Chrysler will be promoting their latest technology at the Connected Car Council... [Read more]

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Sleepy? Me too. Daylight Savings was this weekend, setting us all an hour forward in time, but an hour back mentally, and as John Oliver notes, the struggle to change the clock on your microwave is real. We can only hope that such outdated practices will be eliminated in due time, but until then, check out the following event tickets to upcoming shows in your area that are sure to make you and your family a little less cranky: Cirque du Soleil Disney on Ice Monster Jam Sesame Street Li... [Read more]

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I despise his wife-beater undershirt, his well-chewed cigar, and his backwards gimme cap (although I kinda like the narrow-brimmed fedora). [Read more]

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about Madonna’s age, namely that she’s too old to be doing what she’s doing. After her fall at the Brit Awards, critics have been voicing their concerns about her choice to still be on stage breaking it down like she is at 56-years-old. However, Madonna tripping over a designer cape doesn't quite prove that she’s about to bite the dust. The media is using this blunder as an excuse to share their overall disapproval of the Pop Queen’s style – while her stage ant... [Read more]

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