Good 2014 Start for Sally’s, Brady, Cusato, Chandler

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varanoA new year is off to a good start for Hartford’s Black-eyed Sally’s.
The popular restaurant is one of 13 from across the nation to be featured in the online site “Bluescentric” new 2014 calendar.

“We didn’t really know how it happened,” said James Varano about his popular barbecue/Cajun restaurant and rhythm and blues club taking the October spot on the calendar.

The picture features Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts during a performance at the Asylum Street club. “We didn’t know about it until Ryan posted it on the band’s Facebook page,” Varano said. “Imagine that right here in little ol’ Hartford.”
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And there’s more Sally’s news, its new stage.

“There is not a bad seat in the house now,” said Varano about the new stage and music system that will make performing and listening a better than ever pleasure than ever in 2014.
If you headed down to Mohegan Sun to catch one of Prince’s performances, you may have seen more stars than you planned on.
According to The New York Post’s Page Six, Prince and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez were both there New Year’s Eve.
Prince was out and about after performing with Janelle Monae and his bands New Power Generation and 3rd Eye Girl. JLo, with her twins Emme and Max in tow, was there to take the youngsters to the Cirque Celebration at the Mohegan Sun Arena, according to The Post.
And now back to Facebook.
Former NBC Connecticut sportscaster John Chandler has given a shout out about his new sports gig at WNBC-TV in New York.

Former WTNH favorite Kristin Cusato is tweeting about her return to KUSI TV in San Diego. Cusato left the West Coast and came to WTNH in 2009 to care for her ill mother.
And, finally,  WKSS 95.7 FM has announced that morning show personality Brady has left the state to from the morning show is leaving to take a job at sister station WKSC in Chicago.

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