Category: Features

Witch’s Dungeon opens for season Sept. 28

The Witch’s Dungeon returns for another spooky season starting Sept. 28—accompanied by a few boos. The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, now housed at the Bristol Historical Society at 98 Summer St., Bristol, is over 50 years old. It is…

Ian Anderson shows how to stir the pot of creativity

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to stick with any career for 50 years, it needs to be more than a job where you punch in and punch out, doing the same thing every day, day in and…

It’s all about fun with 5 Seconds of Summer

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a simple word that describes 5 Seconds of Summer’s performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Aug. 29. Fun. 5SOS offered up the American leg of its Meet Your There Tour to Connecticut,…

Have some zaniness with your cirque: Cirque Eloize at Foxwoods

  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to the world of “cirques,” the circus stunts performed by the cast are the expected cornerstones of each performance. There almost always will be acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, clowns, etc. So to…

Unholy marriage between metal and disco

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Heavy metal. Disco. You would think the two genres would never mix unless it was under some an unholy alliance. You’re right– and Tragedy is that unholy alliance. The band, which comes to Crystal Bees…

Still deadly after all these years: Deadly Apples open for Manson, Zombie

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Business success temporarily derailed the musical success of Canadian-band Deadly Apples. But the music chemistry and friendship between the group’s founders Alex Martel and Antoine Lamothe ensured the group didn’t become just a memory. The…

Collective Soul: Still alive and well at 25

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Collective Soul will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year. The group has had a good number of studio albums through the years that have spawned hits like “Shine,” “Gel” and “The World I Know.”…

The countless stories of Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Journalist James Campion had interviewed Counting Crows’ lead singer Adam Duritz a number of times over the years. But after one particularly long interview, Duritz explained in a conversation by phone that Campion told him,…

Camila Cabello: A star is born at the Mohegan Sun Arena

Pop singer Camilla Cabello gave every indication at her July 31 show at the Mohegan Sun Arena that she is poised on the edge of being a star. The former member of Fifth Harmony headlined her first ever arena event,…