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Pictured are fireworks from the Manchester 2013 fireworks display. (File photo by Josh Peterson)

Manchester Independence Day events start early Friday; end with fireworks

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

The annual Manchester Independence Day celebration will be held Friday, July 4, with most of the events taking place at the Manchester Recreation Center and Manchester Rotary Park. A Firecracker 5k/10k run will be held in the morning with musical entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. at Rotary Amphitheater in Rotary Park. Independence Day fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. “The fireworks will be shot from

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    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:22 am

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    With the main stage packed, Elton John sent the 13th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival out in style Sunday. The music legend partnered with Ben Folds for a great rendition of “Grey Seal,” sent out a tribute to late radio personality Casey Kasem and belted out his staple hits with his ageless vocals, including “Bennie and the jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Rocket man.” John concluded the festival as the headlining

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  • BONNAROO DAY 2: Kanye claims to be the greatest; Skrillex plays Elton John

    Posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:57 am


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  • BONNAROO DAY ONE: Rain, rainbows and a full moon

    Posted on June 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

    A rainbow forms nicely over the Bonnaroo grounds Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Bonnaroo News)

    Rain showers gave way to a picturesque rainbow and, eventually, a full moon. The first day of the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival at Great Stage Park produced a little bit of everything Thursday – then there was the music. Nashville’s “Bully” opened the festival in the New Music On Tap Lounge and others followed with all three major tents cranking out music well into the night hours

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  • BONNAROO 2014: Music begins Thursday afternoon

    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:37 am


     The countdown is over. The 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicks off today (Thursday) with music across the festival’s smaller tents beginning this afternoon and headlining acts and the main stages beginning Friday. Bully will be the first act at 2 p.m. today, playing a one-hour set in the New Music on Tap Lounge Brewed by Miller Lite. “That Tent” will crank up at 3 p.m. with The

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  • BONNAROO 2014: Times Q&A with AC Entertainment’s Ashley Capps

    Posted on June 9, 2014 at 9:56 am

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    The Manchester Times recently held a question-and-answer session with Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment – co-producer of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – to discuss everything Bonnaroo, from lineup selection to the return of Kanye West and the success of the festival. Below are the Times’ questions and his answers.   Manchester Times: This seems to be a question that comes up every year, but I am always interested

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  • ParkPalooza is Saturday in Rotary Park

    Posted on May 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

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    Manchester Parks and Recreation will host its annual ParkPalooza Saturday in Rotary Park. If rain persists the event will be moved to the Manchester Recreation Center gym. Below is the schedule for the day: 9 a.m. - The fun starts with a color run for all students in grades 6-8. Cost is $10, which includes a shirt and a free admission to swim at the recreation complex that day. 10

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