Category: Good Times

Bob Seger demonstrates why he’s an American musical icon

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to music, you can’t get more American than Bob Seger. Seger’s iconic music pays homage to regular working folks who are just trying to make ends meets, have a good time, find…

Miss Connecticut was living her dream at Miss America

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One day into the competition to see who would be the next Miss America, Eliza Kanner—the current Miss Connecticut—was upbeat and positive what was to come at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City,…

TLC loves the live experience

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although a decade plus has passed between albums for TLC, the best-selling group never lost its love for the stage. Performing live, said Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, is “like a rush or something. It’s a combination…

Counting Crows are alive and well and sharing their creativity

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The upcoming tour of Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty is dubbed, “A Brief History of Everything Tour.” Counting Crows’ lead singer Adam Duritz agreed in a phone interview from New York City that the name…

Neal Morse finds inspiration from an unlikely place

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” is a book that might inspire many things. It might inspire your faith. It might inspire you to take a spiritual journey. However, one thing you might not expect the…

The passion flows for Dashboard Confessional

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s clear that fans—at least those in Connecticut—are passionate about Dashboard Confessional. The indie/ emo group led by Connecticut’s Chris Carrabba packed the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Aug. 4. And from the…

Justin Moore captures lightning in a jar

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But country artist Justin Moore has proven to be the exception to the rule with his latest album, “Kinda Don’t Care.” And for Moore, lightning didn’t…

Airing out the fairy tales’ dirty laundry

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The musical “Into the Woods” takes audiences into the world of fairy tales. But the characters find themselves in a much darker corner of the forest than the original story tellers had pondered. The musical…

Dashboard Confessional resets its journey with upcoming release

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Over seven years have passed since Dashboard Confessional released its last studio album, 2009’s “After the Ending.” However, Chris Carrabba, who essentially is Dashboard Confessional, hasn’t exactly been a hermit during that time. Dashboard Confessional…