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Messenger to Mercury

By the time this column runs, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft should have run out of fuel and slammed into the planet Mercury’s surface at around 9,000 miles per hour.

Night flights bring in spring’s first songbirds

For us who have known the frigid mornings, the deep February snow and the short dark days in long shadows, the melody of the first songbird of spring is a joyful moment not soon forgotten.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming shows and concerts

Deep Purple - July 30 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 24; $35-$75

Hot 93.7's Hot Jam 2015 - June 5 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 24; $65, $95

Reggae Riddims Live 2 - Sept. 26 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $58, $78

James Taylor - July 11 at XFINITY Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 24; $28.50-$134

O.A.R. - Aug. 11 at XFINITY Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 24; $35 

Josh Groban - Sept. 26 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 24; $51-$175