Category: Good Times

Snap, crackle, pop… feel The Fleshtones’ energy

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Cue up “Wheel of Talent,” the latest album by New York garage band legends The Fleshtones, you hear a bevy of new tracks that crackle with energy. After four decades of mining the underground music…

Stevie Richards still has passion for pro wrestling

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to wrestle professionally, you need passion for wrestling. And Stevie Richards, who is on the bill for “A Hard Day’s Night” at the Bristol Boys and Girls Club on Laurel Street this…

No mystery here, this comedy will get you laughing

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Expect guffaws, gasps, and giggles because “A Game’s Afoot” at the Thomaston Opera House this weekend and next. Southington’s Meghan Rickard plays Aggie, one of the colorful characters on stage in this comedy from playwright…

Conn.-based artist James Prosek subject of NBMAA exhibit

The New Britain Museum of American Art announced the opening of “James Prosek: Wondrous Strange” in the McKernan Gallery for changing exhibitions. The largest survey of Prosek’s work to date, this exhibition brings together his multi-faceted, multi-media works-over 50 in…

‘War Horse’ brings story to life with imaginative puppetry

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When you shoot a movie, there’s no problem working with animals as large as a horse. If the animal is properly trained, and the shoot is done on location, all is good. Toss in some…

CT’s Sarah Barrios brews up a quiet storm on local music scene

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you look at the performance calendars around Connecticut, 19-year-old singer songwriter Sarah Barrios seems to have come out of nowhere to become a fixture on the local music scene. Sarah, who is coming to…

Marvel characters to come to life at XL Center

After much anticipation, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of touring live family entertainment, revealed details about the most ambitious live show in its history, with new information about the epic storyline and tour dates for Marvel Universe LIVE!…

Artistic journeys into winter’s darker side

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The dark side of Earth’s coldest season erupts on the walls of Hartford County Tattoo in Plantsville for the next few months as several area artists (working under the guidance of Bristol’s Bare Bones) display…