Category: Features

Review: A revitalized Judas Priest thrills packed house

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR All hail the conquering Priest. Judas Priest, that is. Judas Priest is back and the fans love it. There was a moment during the venerable metal band’s show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on March…

So many laughs, PCS Players bring show back for 2nd time

  by SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Plainville Chorale Society Players will take on the second longest running Broadway musical of all time, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” for three repeat performances after a sell-out run when they…

Rock on with Alice and Edgar, rock on

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you were a fan of rock music, not just “rock ‘n’ roll,” country rock, alternative rock, goth rock, or (insert genre here) rock, Alice Cooper and opening act Edgar Winter at the Mohegan Sun…

3 years since new Mat Kearney? That’s ‘CRAZYTALK’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Three years have passed since Mat Kearney’s last album came out, 2015’s “Just Kids.” But this year, fans of the singer songwriter (“Nothing Left to Lose,” “Young Love”) will finally get to hear some music…

Guitarist Arielle breaks past expectations

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As a female artist, Arielle is a bit of an anomaly in the music world. Many female vocalists are restyled by their labels to play up “their sexiness.” Also, there are few female artists who…

Human Nature to plug in the ‘Jukebox’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You don’t have to worry about finding a dime to put in the “Jukebox” on March 3 and 4. Instead, all you have to do is slap down your ticket for Human Nature at Foxwoods…

Here comes Black Widow and other Marvel superheroes

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Louise Forsley has some substantial credentials when it comes to riding a motorcycle. She was 2012 X Games silver medalist in EnduroX, 6x Women’s National Trials Champion, 2008 New England Trials Champion, and 7x Trials…

Houston’s music delights in ‘The Bodyguard,’ but that’s it

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “The Bodyguard,” which opened at The Bushnell on Feb. 20, essentially is a long form music video tribute to the music of the late Whitney Houston. The music of Houston, who starred in the original…