Tag: Mohegan Sun

Review: Justin Timberlake is here, he’s now

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There was a dose of nostalgia in the air as Justin Timberlake settled into the first of two nights at the Mohegan Sun Arena on April 12. Although Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tour is…

Review: Bad Bunny shakes and quakes at the Mohegan April 7

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bad Bunny rocked the house Sunday. Actually, he rocked the Mohegan Sun Arena, swayed it, and probably moved it a few degrees to the south. The audience of the Puerto Rican Latin trap vocalist danced…

Name that tune as Train sings, ‘Play That Song’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Train’s most recent single, “Play That Song,” worms its way into your ear and embeds itself into your brain. Part of the reason the tune is so infectious is that the melody is so familiar.…

Good times flashing back to the ‘80s

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The world was a dangerous place in the 1980s. We were worried about nuclear (and neutron) bombs. We were worried about the Soviets. The economy wasn’t the most stable. And our social fabric was tearing…

Pop diva Debbie Gibson’s fans are loyal through the decades

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as readers of The Observer heard via Facebook that an interview with 1980s pop star Debbie Gibson was imminent, the “likes” and comments began to rain down. It was clear from the tone…

Rachael Yamagata takes charge of her career

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Earlier in Rachael Yamagata’s career, she found herself sitting pretty—or she thought—signed with a major record label. The label’s  now part of Rachael’s history. Rachael’s on her own. And she’s bringing her music to her…

Now, about that Louis Vuitton just sitting in your closet

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re waiting for that $5,000 Louis Vuitton bag you covet to go on sale, well, you’ll have to keep on waiting. As Sarah Davis, the owner of Fashionphile in California explains it, Louis Vuitton—and…

From ‘X Factor’ to breaking out: Emblem3 opens for Selena Gomez

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Emblem3 reached the top four in season two of “X Factor.” And their debut album, “Nothing to Lose,” has achieved a landmark for the reality competition. Debuting at No. 10 on the Billboard charts, the…