Category: Good Times

Even solo, Doyle Bramhall II is a team player

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Doyle Bramhall II is making the touring rounds as a solo artist, including a swing of three shows in Connecticut and neighboring New York State over the next few days. But for many years, he…

Halloween decorations as easy to use as saying, ‘BOO!’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Time was when you decorated your house for Halloween, you’d pop over to the local party store, buy some paper cut outs of witches, vampires, and Frankenstein’s Monster. You’d grab your cellophane tape and go…

‘Les Miserables’ epic once again

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Les Miserables” is one of those shows that really doesn’t have a revival because there never seems to be a moment where it’s not being performed somewhere. Even if it’s not a national tour, some…

The double lead salute of Wishbone Ash fires straight ahead

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR British band Wishbone Ash is one of those bands that helped pioneer a twin lead guitar sound that made it possible for dozens of other bands that made noise on FM radio in the 1970s.…

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 meet, 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…