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Past articles by Andrew:

Talking Heads reunite backstage at New Haven concert

Famed 80s new wave band Talking Heads had a long-awaited (albeit partial) reunion backstage at a concert in New Haven, Connecticut. → Read More

Connecticut metal singer appears on 'American Idol'

Armed with a guitarist and powerhouse vocals, Rach Lux Karma, a Newington native,... → Read More

The Used, Pierce the Veil announce co-headlining concert in CT

Emo pop punk bands The Used and Pierce the Veil have announced a co-headlining tour that will stop at Wallingford's Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Wednesday, June 7. → Read More

Sound On Sound 2023 lineup features Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer

The second Sound On Sound music festival will take place in Bridgeport's Seaside Park on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2023. → Read More

Comedian Kevin Hart announces Bridgeport amphitheater show

Comedian Kevin Hart is bringing his "Reality Check" tour to Bridgeport's Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater on Friday, May 12. → Read More

Ghost, James Taylor, Jelly Roll among musicians coming to the Bridgeport Amp in 2023

Ghost, Billy Strings, James Taylor, Jelly Roll and Rod Stewart are among the musicians coming to Bridgeport's Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater in 2023. → Read More

Yale's Jonathan Majors is Kang in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania'

Yale graduate Jonathan Majors has stepped into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his portrayal of Kang the Conqueror in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." → Read More

Lake Compounce to debut floating concert stage for 2023 season

This upcoming summer season, the Lake Compounce is bringing concerts back with its floating stage, which is slated to open Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

CT tried to have its own Woodstock, it was more like Fyre Fest

Connecticut documentarian Gorman Bechard has uncovered footage and stills from the Powder Ridge Rock Festival, which was canceled supposed to be held in 1970. → Read More

Bruce Springsteen, Journey among classic rock musicians headlining shows in CT

Arena acts like Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band and Journey are among the classic rock headliners performing in Connecticut in the coming months. → Read More

Bethel shelter dog with missing eye participating in Puppy Bowl

Stardust is one of nine CT puppies that is participating in Puppy Bowl XIX, which will air on Animal Planet. Stardust had to get her eye surgically removed. → Read More

$3M prize was Connecticut Lottery’s largest in January

The largest prize of the month given by the Connecticut Lottery went to a Granby resident who won $3 million from a Mega Millions ticket. → Read More

John Mayer to headline Bridgeport's Sound On Sound music festival

The Fairfield native will return home to headline the two-day festival. → Read More

Sen. Blumenthal quotes Taylor Swift during Ticketmaster senate hearing

Senator Richard Blumenthal has once again quoted Taylor Swift — this time in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Ticketmaster. → Read More

Dave Matthews Band to stop in Connecticut on upcoming summer tour

The Dave Matthews Band bring its newest album, "Walk Around the Moon," to the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Saturday, June 10. → Read More

Amanda Bynes to join 'All That' cast at 90s Con in Hartford, along with 'Hocus Pocus' and 'Saved by the Bell' actors

A convention celebrating the 1990's is coming back to Connecticut, featuring an "All... → Read More

Former CT house of KISS guitarist Ace Frehley becomes an Airbnb rental

Fans of classic rock band KISS can stay in the former Wilton home of original guitarist Ace Frehley, which has been converted into an Airbnb. → Read More

Connecticut Walmarts banning single-use bags starting this week

The retail chain will be going completely bagless starting starting this week. → Read More

Documentary shot in New Haven makes Oscars shortlist

"Shut Up And Paint," which was shot in New Haven, has made the Oscar shortlist for "Best Documentary Short Film." It features the work of Titus Kaphar → Read More

Rocket launching at NASA facility in Virginia to be seen as far as CT

NASA will set off Rocket Lab's first Electron rocket this week, which may be able to be seen from Connecticut. → Read More