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Cozy up with roost-box residents

In a world where few things can be counted on I have found one simple yet intriguing ritual that occurs each day at sunset.

Rick’s List: Inauguration Entertainment Edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Amy Schumer — March 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20; $54-$134

Sarah Silverman — April 29 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20; $44-$54

Jason Aldean — May 19, 20 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20; $79, $99

Def Leppard — April 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20; $59-$129

Monica, Donell Jones, Mario — Feb. 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20; $58-$178

Jordan Smith — March 31 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20; $30

Zac Brown Band — July 6 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20; $40.75-$81.25

 

DEAR ABBY

Parent drafted into adoption stops short of forming a bond

DEAR ABBY: After planning to not have children, my partner and I had to adopt one of his family members.

Girls’ friendship changes as toddlers become teens

DEAR ABBY: I have known “Kathy” for 13 years.

Couple’s long, joyful marriage is based upon three principles

DEAR ABBY: Many of your published letters come from unhappy married women.

Learn to manage anger before exploding at kids

DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now.

Mom and ex at loggerheads over daughter’s cellphone

DEAR ABBY: I bought my 11-year-old daughter a cellphone.

Photo of mom in body bag infuriates grieving daughter

DEAR ABBY: My mother passed away in my home almost exactly a year ago.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Jan. 22

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put out feelers for part-time work that has long-term potential.