Author: mchaiken

Review: Savannah Conley stands out by standing alone

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new artist standing on-stage alone in an arena as the opening act for a name-brand headliner is not that unusual. But, in many situations, the artists flesh out his/her sound with backing tracks. So,…

Early Learning School at Imagine Nation now registering

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center’s Early Learning School located at One Pleasant St. in Bristol is a unique, Reggio Emilia inspired program with 12 interactive museum studios serving as an extended classroom. Children attending the NAEYC accredited Early…

Singer Savannah Conley defies her musical preferences

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR With her dreamy languid sound and mature songwriting, one would reasonably expect Savannah Conley’s musical influences to draw from a similar stylistic vein. However, Conley’s sound apparently comes from slightly center of left field. In…

Imagine Nation celebrates ‘Dog Days of Summer’ July 25

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol will be holding the Dog Days Of Summer on Thursday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn about dogs with guests and activities including:…

Art can wait, the ‘Jam’ can’t

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Krysten Anderson had a career in art in mind. But when the chance came to drive her dad’s legendary monster truck, Grave Digger, she knew art would still be waiting for her when she was…

Gov. issues warning about impending extreme heat

Gov. Ned Lamont is advising Connecticut residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable, to take precautions ahead of the extreme temperatures that are forecast to impact the state beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend. The National Weather Service has…

Teens help ‘Pippin’ find his ‘corner of the sky’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A group of teens have gathered this summer in Bristol to work on their theatrical skills. And in the process of doing so, they will be breathing life into the story of one of their…

A rock and roll tribute

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On any given weekend across America, music fans will likely find a tribute band taking over the local nightclub. And on many theater stages across the country, groups playing note for note renditions of Pink…

Review: The magical vocal blend of Little Big Town

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The party tunes like the opening song “Pontoon” and its immediate follow-up “Day Drinking” are fun and engaging. But when country act Little Big Town slows things down and turns up the harmonies, that’s when…