Category: Good Times

From bombast to roots with singer Steve Broderick

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Steve Broderick used to play it up big with arena rockers Trans-Siberian Orchestra. But these days, the now-Mystic-based musician, is keeping things much simpler with a much more stripped down sound as a solo artist.…

Up from the underground and onto a Nutmeg screen

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The underground of cinema is opening up in Connecticut this Saturday. And locally-generated filmmakers are making some noise. Meriden-based Jared Marmitt, Middletown-based Kelly DiMauro, New Haven-based Stephen Dest, and Woodbury native Kieran Valla (currently in…

Feminine, flirty for spring 2014

by MIKE CHAIKEN   Editions Editor Noon by Noor unveiled a fun, feminine, and flirty collection for spring 2014 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Sept. 6.

Adrian Legg taking his best stuff on the road

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Britain’s Adrian Legg will bring his skills on the electric and acoustic guitars to Connecticut next week as he tours the States to promote his latest album, “The Very Best of Adrian Legg.” Legg comes…

The fine art of hair

by MIKE CHAIKEN   Editions Editor Salon Alexander of Newington and Beauty Entourage presented, ‘A Circus of Creativity Avant Garde Hair and Make Up Fashion Show’ at the New England Carousel Museum last Thursday. The event was organized by Ashley…

Bristol designer unveils latest

Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs presented a fashion show at the Women’s Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Sept. 7. Hair was handled by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. Make-up was handled by Brittany Monico and Lisa Veneruso.

Open Air Stereo bounces back from too much, too soon

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Legendary punk band The New York Dolls dubbed their final album, “Too Much Too Soon.” It was an allusion to the band’s history of burning brightly and then burning out. It’s a title that pretty…