Category: Features

Artists, models, fashion showcased Saturday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re vying for a career in the public eye, either in fashion or entertainment, the door is being opened for you. And if you’re looking to help those who need a helping a hand,…

Rod Argent of The Zombies is more interested in today than yesterday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rod Argent isn’t interested in dwelling in the past. Argent is the keyboardist for The Zombies, which was part of the British Invasion and gave the world hits like “Tell Her No,” “She’s Not There,”…

Singer for HSO concert seems destined to sing Bowie

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Tony Vincent seemed destined to be part of a musical tribute to David Bowie. Vincent performs with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on Friday night in “The Music of David Bowie.” Vincent’s career found him singing…

‘Priscilla…’ pumps out your favorite dance hits

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The score for the musical “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is like a dance party jukebox. The stage show, which is being performed this weekend and next by Connecticut Theatre Company, includes such infectious favorites…

Kasey Chambers strikes motherlode of inspiration

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most artists these days release a single, maybe an EP, and if they’re lucky, a single length album. But Australian Kasey Chambers’s latest, “Dragon Fly” is a double-length album that not only offers twice the…

Classic conversation with Cristy Lee at Barrett-Jackson

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun last month was more than just a chance for locals to check out and bid on classic motor vehicles, it was cablecast live across Velocity and Discovery. Cristy Lee…

Comedian jokes about what’s foremost on his mind

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Flipping through Jeremy Essig’ s Twitter feed these days, current events clearly are on the comedian’s mind. “What if we just renamed ourselves “The United States of Kardashia”? That would pretty much explain everything, right?”…

Shaman’s Harvest goes for the organic

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The fruits of the labor of the latest from Shaman’s Harvest has gone organic. In press materials the band from Missouri has touted that its new album, “Red Hands Black Deeds” (which will be released…

Let them entertain you as they seek the crown

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There will be two new representatives in the Miss America Organization crowned this weekend. But the two days worth of events to declare the next Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen is about more…

Check your gut and laugh with ‘Leading Ladies’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Time to strap on your girdle to keep your side from splitting this weekend as Southington Community Theatre tackles a comedy from laugh-meister Ken Ludwig, “Leading Ladies.” We caught up with director Peter E. Pristic…