Category: Features

Art league to meet Monday

On Monday, Nov. 19, The Art League of Plainville will host Andy Zygmunt of Pet Shark Studios, who will be demonstrating “Human and other Models from your computer” Using DAZ 3D modeling software that enables creation and posing of humans…

Musical tackles angst of growing up

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Spring Awakening” is not your typical happy, happy, joy, joy musicals about teens. The show—with music from Duncan Sheik and lyrics/ book from Steven Sater— includes tales of sexual abuse, stifled sexuality, unwanted pregnancies, suicide,…

Nutmeg homecoming for Bronze Radio Return

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of Connecticut’s own is making two stops in the Nutmeg State on its current tour through the United States. Bronze Radio Return, whose most recent album is “Shake! Shake! Shake!” is going to be…

Choral society performs this weekend

We received the following press release from the Plainville Choral Society…  A murder occurs on the set of the television show “It’s A Living” (similar to the old “What’s My Line?” television program) and it is up to an off…

Cinematic messages from the underground

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The world of underground cinema is coming back to Connecticut this weekend. The New England Underground Film Festival will have its second annual installment on Sunday, Oct. 7 at La Paloma Sabanera in Hartford. Phil…

Local filmmakers bring horror flick to fest

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Thomas Edward Seymour of Plainville created an underground buzz as part of the Connecticut underground cinematic collective Hale Manor, which gave the world “Land of the College Prophets” in 2005. He caused people to guffaw…