Upcoming Concerts: Patti LaBelle, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Patti LaBelle heads to Foxwoods on Nov. 21. (Courtesy Foxwoods.)

Patti LaBelle heads to Foxwoods on Nov. 21. (Courtesy Foxwoods.)

Soul/R&B legend Patti LaBelle brings her versatile voice and stable of hits to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Friday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. Tickets ($35-$75) are on sale now at foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Jason Derulo, Diana Krall, Dillon Francis

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Jason Derulo performs at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Oct. 26. (Gabriel Encinas Photo.)

Jason Derulo performs at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Oct. 26. (Gabriel Encinas Photo.)

After big overseas tours and stateside opening stints with Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas, singer-songwriter Jason Derulo launches his first U.S. headlining tour in October, which includes a stop at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($35) go on sale this Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com or ticketmaster.com. Becky G and Wallpaper are booked as the opening acts. Continue reading

Primus and the Chocolate Factory Coming to Waterbury

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Primus and the Chocolate Factory arrives in Waterbury on Oct. 28.

Primus and the Chocolate Factory arrives in Waterbury on Oct. 28.

The original lineup of Primus — bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, who had open heart surgery only a week ago — are booked for a gig at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 28, according to manicproductions.org. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Toad the Wet Sprocket, Creature Carnival Tour

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Toad the Wet Sprocket plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on Aug. 28. (Promotional Image.)

Toad the Wet Sprocket plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on Aug. 28. (Promotional Image.)

Infinity Hall announced the opening of its Hartford location on Front Street with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 21 and the venue’s first performer — Toad the Wet Sprocket — on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step ($35-$50) follows on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at infinityhall.com or by calling 866-666-6306. Continue reading

Upcoming Concerts: Jason Mraz, Jesse McCartney

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Jason Mraz will perform at Hartford's Bushnell Center on Sept. 14. (Eric Morgensen Photo.)

Jason Mraz will perform at Hartford’s Bushnell Center on Sept. 14. (Eric Morgensen Photo.)

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz’s “YES!” tour swings through the Bushnell in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., backed by all-girl pop band Raining Jane (they played behind him on the “YES!” album too). Tickets ($25-$75) for Mraz’s Bushnell performance go on sale this Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at bushnell.org or by phone at 860-987-5900. Continue reading