Category: Good Times

Nick Cannon tempts his sweet tooth at state’s newly opened Sugar Factory

by MIKE CHAIKEN Editions editor MASHANTUCKET– Surrounded by a rainbow of candy of all shapes and sugar content, entertainer Nick Cannon couldn’t resist the temptation. Cannon was on hand for the grand opening of Sugar Factory at Foxwoods Resort Casino…

Understanding blues the Butterfield way

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When you talk about the blues with the casual listener, Paul Butterfield’s name doesn’t typically come up. But it should, according to James Montgomery, who is bringing his group the James Montgomery Blues Band to…

Scarlett: The next generation of SWANs

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the beginning of SWAN Day CT, 10 years ago, musician Jennifer Hill’s oldest child was doing what children do—playing around as mom went about her business organizing an arts festival and making music But…

10 years of SWANs celebrated Saturday

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ten years have passed since Jennifer Hill launched the first SWAN Day. And what started out as an arts festival designed to not only pay tribute to film and music but include other art forms…

Bono and the boys meet their symphony

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For a band born in the age of punk, 1976, the concept of an evening of orchestral renditions of U2’s catalogue seems a bit incongruous. But after the rough and tumble guitar-bass-drums of their debut,…

Ensemble ushers in the green and spring

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There will be a little spring and green in the air next Tuesday. And there will be some birthday cake as well. The Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble set up the orchestra section on March…

Students perform Arthur Miller play this month

Plainville High School will present the play ‘All My Sons’ by Arthur Miller.  Performances will take place on the stage of the Mel Perry Auditorium on March 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m.…