Category: Good Times

Donny and Marie have a merry Christmas… and some laughs

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Back on their variety show in the late 1970s, Donny and Marie Osmond set the template for their on-stage sibling rivalry. When they weren’t singing and acting in comedy skits together, they were often needling…

The enduring vision of Foreigner’s ‘Double Vision’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The band Foreigner jumped quickly out of the gate when they released their self-titled debut album in 1977. With top 10 hits such as “Feels Like the First Time” and “Cold As Ice,” the band…

Rituals, traditions, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Christmas holiday season is beloved for its many traditions– some personal, some shared. For instance, some will enjoy the same Christmas Eve ritual, such as a midnight mass and hot cocoa upon the arrival…

A really big show from TSO

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Trans-Siberian Orchestra has a reputation for putting on a show. And that’s a show with a capital “S.” With its lights, videos, and pyrotechnics, TSO—which makes its rounds every winter holiday season with its metallic…

The ‘Legends’ ride into the Fox

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Legends in Concert” comes back to Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater now through December, bringing a cast of performers who pay homage to some of music history’s big stars. In this installment, which continues through…

The Doobie Brothers dig deep and the fans jump in behind them

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Doobie Brothers have a lot of faith in their fans. And the fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Nov. 11 proved that faith is well-deserved. The Doobie Brothers, pre-Michael McDonald and the Grammy-winning…

Take ‘Care’ and enjoy your holiday chocolate

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Caroline Maselli liked chocolate as a child. “I think I may have always enjoyed chocolate,” said the owner of Care’s Chocolates. “I grew up on Hershey and M&Ms— my favorite Halloween candy. I also remember…

Pure Prairie League brings its brand of country rock to CT

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR With its trademark Norman Rockwell-esque cowboy “Sad Luke” on every album cover, Pure Prairie League and its country rock sound were mainstays in the record collections of most FM rock stations. Later, the single “Amie”…

Poco started the trend but the Byrds got the credit

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Poco is often cited as one of the pioneers of country rock, having followed in the footsteps of The Byrds, whose “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” was seen as a template for the sound to follow.…

Stone in love with you

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Kate Prior’s and Tony Caramanica’s mutual love for rocks and stones led to a love for each other and, in turn, a new business venture. Prior and Caramanica are partners in TK’s Earthly Treasures, which…