Category: Good Times

CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Amaryllis Rodriguez of Connecticut wants it really bad. And she’s closer now then she’s ever been. Rodriguez was one of 25 hopefuls given the vaunted “Golden Ticket” at the Boston auditions for the 13th season…

CT musicians on a mission called Mission Zero

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’ve been patrolling the original music scene of Connecticut, you may have run into, listened to, or seen the band Mission Zero. The duo of brother and sister duo of David and Chenot has…

Dave Mason pulls into a ‘Traffic Jam’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to bands that helped define British rock in the 1960s, Traffic looms large. The band, which initially included Steve Winwood (who hit it big previously in the Spencer Davis Group with “Gimme…

Hole in the Wall takes on iconic play, ‘The Boys in the Band’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Mart Crowley’s play“The Boys in the Band” was written and performed originally in 1968. As press materials from New Britain’s Hole in the Wall Theater explained, the play offered ”frank treatment of its homosexual characters…

New Britain museum offers up 2 events this weekend

The New Britain Museum of American Art announced two events that will take place this upcoming weekend, Jan. 11 to 12. On Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., the museum will celebrate Lisa Hoke’s expansive, site-specific installation, “The…

Girls Guns and Glory exploits their rock and roll side

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Girls Guns and Glory prior to its latest album “Good Luck” considered itself a country band. But, for the new album, the Boston-based group found itself veering into a more rock and roll sound. The…

Cute, styling stocking stuffers

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re looking for some pretty baubles as a stocking stuffer for the women in your life, Rachel DeCavage of Sugarplum in Southington has introduced a line of colorful, fun, whimsical earrings for the season.…

Felines behaving badly

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You may not look at your cats the same way again after viewing the family friendly film “Animal Behavior” this weekend. The film, featuring the puppetry of Connecticut’s own Elmwood Productions, will be screened at…

Showcase celebrates decade of ‘amazing’ talent

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Holiday Showcase of Stars, a fundraiser for Bristol’s St. Anthony School, has become synonymous with holiday entertainment each year featuring the many talented local performers in the area. And this year, the show—which will…