Category: Good Times

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…

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…