Uncasville's Nancy Menhart wins chance to sing national anthem at future Washington Nationals' game

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By day, Nancy Menhart of Uncasville works as a Bank Secrecy Act analyst for Chelsea Groton Bank, but at night she lets her hair down by regularly performing at the Steak Loft with sister Sue Menhart.

Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

This Aug. 22, 2018, file photo shows Joe Diffie performing at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping, rock-tinged singles such as “Home” and “Pickup Man” has died after testing positive for COVID-19

Songwriter John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

FILE - This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday, March 29, 2020 said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and his condition worsened on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms. A message posted on Prine's Twitter page Sunday said the “Angel from Montgomery” singer has been hospitalized since Thursday and...

Filmmaker Brian De Palma releases his first crime novel

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Movie theaters may be shuttered across the country but there is still newly released work of lurid and pulpy goodness from Brian De Palma

Legendary Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell takes side project Dirty Knobs center stage with ‘Wreckless Abandon’

Campbell hit songwriter for both the Heartbreakers and artists like Don Henley (“The Boys of Summer”) and Stevie Nicks (“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”).

New NUMA Files story is a nonstop thrill ride

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In a review of “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown, reviewer Jeff Ayers writes that the story is a nonstop thrill ride that will leave readers breathless

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Rick's List — Hypochondriac's Super Bowl Edition, part II

Finale of a two-part series on the wonders of hypochondria during a pandemic.

Hiking during a pandemic: Single file, no selfies or shared gorp

As our small group stepped well off a narrow, winding trail earlier this week at Hartman Park in Lyme to allow an approaching couple to pass, the man nodded in appreciation.

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