This Day in Music History: November 26th

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1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.


1989: The Rolling Stones donated the proceeds from their concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, SC to victims of Hurricane Hugo which struck nearby.

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The Top 6 Places in CT For Pie

I suck at baking, maybe because it requires measuring and thinking and being precise with ingredients. That’s why for Thanksgiving, I’ll never make my family pretend to like something I bake when it can just be bought and be delicious. There are a ton of amazing places to get pie in CT–here are my top 6 in no particular order. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

This Day in Music History: November 25th

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2000: A burglar broke into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, CA and stole $6,000 worth of clothes and electronics belonging to his daughter along with four of Alice’s Gold records.


1989: Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Poison” which was Alice Cooper’s final top ten single in the U.S.

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[WIN] Tickets to John Oliver

Enter here to win tickets to Comix John Oliver at the Grand Theater at Foxwood January 24 at 8pm. MORE

Pet Pals: Henry

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Name: Henry
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 10 month old altered male
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I want to live with adults and kids over 8 years of age. I would prefer a cat-free home. I have not had much experience with dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I have some special needs but still have lots of life to live and love to give. Please ask the adoption counselor to explain when you visit with me. MORE

This Day in Music History: November 24th

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1998: The Simpsons released their second album of originally recorded songs The Yellow Album which featured guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Parliament-Funkadelic.


1994: At the first MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platz in Berlin, Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.

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Must See Holiday Movies

Thanksgiving is Thursday and The Holidays will be here before you know.  One thing i love are the holiday movies. I’ve made a list of movies you must see every Christmas. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Wilbur

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Name: Wilbur
Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 13 year old altered male
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I want to live with kids over 6 years old. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. MORE

This Day in Music History: November 21st

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2002: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums.


1995: Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old.

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What do you do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers?

You spend the whole day cooking, eating and drinking at Thanksgiving. But, what do you do with all the leftover food?? Here is a list of easy recipes that will help you get rid of some of the extra food. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Buddy & Butterball

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Name: Buddy & Butterball
Breed: Miniature Poodle Mixes
Age: 7 year old altered males
Bio: I can live in a single family home or condo, apartments considered. I have not had much experience with children but am willing to consider sharing my home with kids who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I would like to live with a dog but I have not had much experience with cats. I may be willing to share my home with a feline. I am so bonded with my friend Buddy that we must go home together. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get some exercise every day. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. MORE

This Day in Music History: November 20th

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2010: After the end of Bob Dylan’s concert in Amherst, MA, a man with a fake crew pass walked into a pizza parlor and ordered 178 pizzas and never came back to pick the pizzas up. The staff worked until 5:30 a.m. to fill the order.


1997: Paul McCartney taped a performance for the Oprah Winfrey Show at the Manhattan Center in New York City.

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[WIN] Tickets to Lisa Lampanelli

Enter here for your shot at tickets to Comix Presents Lisa Lampanelli December 12 at 9pm at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino. MORE

Pet Pals: Oliver

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Name: Oliver
Breed: Snowshoe mix
Age: 2 year old altered male
Bio: I want to live with adults. ~ I would like to live with a cat but I have not had much experience with dogs. I may be willing to share my home with a canine. ~ I’m a pretty quiet kind of guy so would prefer a home that is fairly calm. I do love my snuggle time. Give me a home for the holidays and beyond. You won’t be disappointed.  MORE

This Day in Music History: November 19th

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2007: Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.


1998: Motley Crue opened their retail store S’crue in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue. The store would close two months later.


1994: Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with MTV Unplugged in New York which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.

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Pet Pals: Mitch

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Name: Mitch
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 1 year old altered male
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I have not had much experience with children but am willing to consider sharing my home with kids of all ages who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with another furry friend.  MORE

This Day in Music History: November 18th

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2003: Composer Michael Kamen, who worked with such artists as Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard, Metallica, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Queen, Queensryche, Rush & Sting died of a heart attack in London. He was 55 years old. 


2001: R.E.M. made a guest appearance on The Simpsons performing “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in Homer Simpson’s garage.

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CT People Pumped Home Heating Oil Into Cars & Other Car Issues In CT

It sucks having car issues, but even worse than when you’re having problems when it’s freezing out.  So, I feel for the people in Somers, CT who had home heating oil accidentally pumped into their tanks. Thankfully, the owner of the Mobil Gas Station at 580 Main Street, Eddie Jamal and his employees caught the mistake made by United Transportation before too many more filled up. Too bad they couldn’t siphon that home heating oil out of the cars and actually use it in their homes…that stuff is crazy expensive. But WHO and WHY made that mistake?I need answers! Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Icee

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Name: Icee
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
Bio: Don’t let my name fool you, I’m a very affectionate and social girl. I’m young and would appreciate a family that wants to spend plenty of time playing and cuddling with me. I’ve got great manners already so will easily fit into your family. I like kids who are respectful of cats as well as other friendly felines. I would prefer to live in a dog-free home as I don’t have that much appreciation for canines. MORE

This Day in Music History: November 17th

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2007: The Eagles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the sixth time with their first studio album in 28 years Long Road out of Eden. The album went on to be certified Platinum seven times.


1994: Bob Dylan began a two day taping of his appearance on MTV Unplugged at New York City’s Sony Studios. The appearance would be broadcast the following month & the album was released the following May.

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Pet Pals: Sparky

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Name: Sparky
Breed: Retriever/spaniel mix
Age: 1 year old altered male
Bio: I can live in a single family home. I want to live with adults. I am a high energy kind of dog and am looking for a home where I can get lots of exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with active dog experience. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I am still learning and want to get off to a great start in my new home, so I will need to continue my training here. (Obedience Training Required) MORE

This Day in Music History: November 14th

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2000: Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee released his first solo album My Favorite Headache. 


1992: Judas Priest singer Rob Halford performed the first of two concerts fronting Black Sabbath opening for Ozzy Osbourne in Costa Mesa, CA filling in for Ronnie James Dio who refused to perform because Osbourne was re-forming the original Sabbath lineup as these concerts were advertised as Osbourne’s farewell concerts.

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This Day in Music History: November 13th

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1992: Elton John performed his first concert in Mexico at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City before an audience of 90,000.


1992: Ronnie Bond, original drummer for The Troggs died in Winchester, Hampshire, U.K. He was 49 years old.

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Did You Know All These Movies Were Filmed in CT?

We all know a handful of movies that were shot in Connecticut but did you know all of these movies were filmed here? Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Red Riding Hood & Tiger

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Name: Red Riding Hood & Tiger
Breed: Domestic short hair mixes
Age: 3 year old spayed females
Bio: As you can see, we’re very good friends so if you adopt us, you’re getting a ready-made family. We prefer the company of adults and we REALLY want to go home together. We don’t have much experience with pets outside our little family but may be willing to share with others who enjoy the company of two cats. MORE