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Talking to potatoes and other gardening tips

“Just look at that rich, dark soil,” I exclaimed the other day, while leaning on a hoe and gazing tenderly at a freshly dug furrow. “Think of how cozy you’ll be underneath such a soft blanket of earth.”

Rick's List — Iced Brew Tea edition

People who give themselves nicknames are generally loathed. I would loathe them, too, if I wasn't guilty. My self-created nickname? "A Man of Cola." I did so in homage to the fact that I've spent an insane amount of time in...

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Kool & the Gang, Morris Day & the Time, Cameo — June 17 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $68-$128

Jeff Ross, Dave Attell — June 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39, $49

Halestorm, In This Moment — Aug. 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29, $39

Joan Osborne — Aug. 9 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $65

Lucie Arnaz — July 14 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $58-$65

Big Al Anderson and the Floor Models — July 5, 6 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $52

Farruko — May 18 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $45-$85