Category: Good Times

Singer Patti Rothberg coming to SWAN Day Saturday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Singer-songwriter Patti Rothberg first garnered the general public’s attention with her 1996 album, “Between the 1 and 9,” and her hit alternative single, “Inside.” That set the stage for a whirlwind touring schedule that found…

Teens asked to pick up the mic and sing for $10K prize

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re looking to launch a career as a singer, legendary R&B vocalist Jeffrey Osborne is waiting for you to say “Hand Me the Mic.” Jeffrey Osborne and his charity, The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic…

Lorde puts the art into pop

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes when an artist choses music to play between breaks in a concert, the selections reflect their own personal preferences. So, it was telling that singer songwriter Lorde chose singer Kate Bush’s “Running Up the…

‘Wizard of Oz’ onstage a faithful and fun take on the film

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Remaking a piece of verbal art word for word of the original is a tricky thing rife with obstacles. In 1998, director Gus Van Sant remade the suspense film “Psycho,” hewing exactly to the original…

‘State Plate’ and Taylor Hicks put spotlight on CT’s food

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Taylor Hicks won the hearts of America as the last singer standing on “American Idol.” Now Hicks is traveling into the heart of America on the INSP food show, “State Plate.” And on April 2,…

Review: Youthful Rod Stewart still at the top of his game

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Amid a show filled with hits, Rod Stewart lit into his hit, “Forever Young.” The song was ever so appropriate for his show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on March 24. Despite cranking out hits…

Review: A revitalized Judas Priest thrills packed house

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR All hail the conquering Priest. Judas Priest, that is. Judas Priest is back and the fans love it. There was a moment during the venerable metal band’s show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on March…

So many laughs, PCS Players bring show back for 2nd time

  by SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Plainville Chorale Society Players will take on the second longest running Broadway musical of all time, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” for three repeat performances after a sell-out run when they…

Rock on with Alice and Edgar, rock on

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you were a fan of rock music, not just “rock ‘n’ roll,” country rock, alternative rock, goth rock, or (insert genre here) rock, Alice Cooper and opening act Edgar Winter at the Mohegan Sun…