Category: Features

‘State Plate’ and Taylor Hicks put spotlight on CT’s food

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Taylor Hicks won the hearts of America as the last singer standing on “American Idol.” Now Hicks is traveling into the heart of America on the INSP food show, “State Plate.” And on April 2,…

Review: Youthful Rod Stewart still at the top of his game

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Amid a show filled with hits, Rod Stewart lit into his hit, “Forever Young.” The song was ever so appropriate for his show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on March 24. Despite cranking out hits…

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…