Category: Features

That trash is pretty pretty… and fashionable

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s become a yearly tradition of fun and creativity. But Trashion Fashion, which will be presented Sunday, is about more than just letting artists and fashion designers put their creativity to the test. “Our main…

Choral society presenting best of Motown May 12-13

Motown is coming to Plainville. “Reach Out”, “Superstition”, “Ain’’t No Mountain High Enough” and many more are included in the program to be presented by the Plainville Choral Society. Artistic Director Thomas Buckley and the Board of Directors decided to…

Rain provides the smile behind The Beatles

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The temptation exists that every time the name of The Beatles, in the past tense, is invoked, someone is going to get serious. Music aficionados will speak about how The Beatles changed the face of…

Comedian speaks about resurgence of humor as commentary: Paul Mecurio brings stand-up act to Mohegan

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Social media is the new water cooler. And comedy and comedians suddenly have surged forward to become the new talk around the water cooler. When comedian Melissa McCarthy transforms herself into White House spokesperson Sean…

Rain to celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘Sgt. Pepper’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Five decades ago, The Beatles released an album that changed rock music, proving that the music could be serious and complex… and can address more than boy meets girl. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”…

History will be made when circus comes to town

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When fans of the circus head into Hartford next week they will be witnessing history. They will see the first ever female ringmaster of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus. Unfortunately, they also will…

Peter Wolf working the old, writing the new

By MIKE CHAIKEN Peter Wolf is on the road promoting his most recent album, “A Cure for Loneliness,” which was released late last year. But before he hit the road, he already was in the process of rehearsing his follow-up.…

Singer sees the world from her RV

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sofia Talvik is from Sweden. But the singer has seen large swathes of America from the ground up, traveling to and fro in an RV. Her travels bring her to Bristol next when she performs…