Category: Features

Danielle Nicole pushes her boundaries with ‘Cry No More’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After a career with blues band Trampled Under Foot, and a solo album that built on the sound she crafted with her former group, singer Danielle Nicole began to stretch her musical muscles on her…

Bon Jovi not ready to hang up instruments just yet

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bon Jovi was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honor that sometimes precedes a band’s decision to retire from the road and launch into a farewell tour. After all, no…

Jonathan Edwards leads busy, busy life

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ask Jonathan Edwards what he’s been up to lately and he’s pretty straight forward. “Working and writing,” said Edwards. Some of that working is performing live, as he is going to be doing Friday night…

Superheroes and princesses to land at Aqua Turf on April 28

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR And just like the movies, the superheroes have swooped in at the last minute before the final credits roll. The Sixth Annual Princess Meet and Greet, which benefits the Oncology Department at the Connecticut Children’s…

Disney entertainment shared in an OM style

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The sounds of Disney will rise up through the air as the annual OM Show graces the stage this weekend at St. Paul Catholic High School. The Older Members of the Boys and Girls Club…

Violinist Ivers taking HSO audience on Celtic journey

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When violinist Eileen Ivers takes the stage with the Hartford Symphony on Saturday, April 21, she will play musical tour guide for audiences as she shows them the journey taken by Celtic music over the…

da Vinci takes the dance floor this weekend

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Leonardo da Vinci was known for many things, such as his art and his inventions. But he was never known for dance choreography. But the Sonia Plumb Dance Company has placed da Vinci squarely in…

Singer Patti Rothberg coming to SWAN Day Saturday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Singer-songwriter Patti Rothberg first garnered the general public’s attention with her 1996 album, “Between the 1 and 9,” and her hit alternative single, “Inside.” That set the stage for a whirlwind touring schedule that found…

Teens asked to pick up the mic and sing for $10K prize

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re looking to launch a career as a singer, legendary R&B vocalist Jeffrey Osborne is waiting for you to say “Hand Me the Mic.” Jeffrey Osborne and his charity, The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic…

Lorde puts the art into pop

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes when an artist choses music to play between breaks in a concert, the selections reflect their own personal preferences. So, it was telling that singer songwriter Lorde chose singer Kate Bush’s “Running Up the…