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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…

Ariana Grande works it

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As I stood in the gargantuan line to get past the security check-point at the Mohegan Sun Arena for the March 30 Ariana Grande show, there were two teenage girls behind me talking about their…

Kiss goes out with a bang

  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I was a little too young for the beginning. But at least I got to see the “End of the Road” before I was too old for rock and roll (but too young to…

How ‘Cats’ found its groove

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Years ago when I worked at a regional theater company, I was working the light board during a successful run of one of their play productions. The show was midway through its run, and the…

Rituals, traditions, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Christmas holiday season is beloved for its many traditions– some personal, some shared. For instance, some will enjoy the same Christmas Eve ritual, such as a midnight mass and hot cocoa upon the arrival…

Morissette’s message still resonates with her audience

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The ’90s were the worst of times and best of times for women. It was the worst of times if the #MeToo movement is any indication. As we are made aware of the hardships women…

Tegan Marie belts out the future hits

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Tegan Marie has an impressive set of pipes. At her Sept. 30 show at the Infinity Hall in Hartford, the young country star proved that she can belt out a song with the best of…

Britney makes it hot with Mohegan show

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Let me tell you a story about myself. I like the music of Britney Spears. There, I said it. Yes, I like metal music. I like old school punk rock. I like R&B. I like…

Poison, Cheap Trick, Pop Evil show Hartford a good time

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The last time I saw Poison, it wasn’t a great moment in the band’s history. I saw them at Lake Compounce in Bristol in the late 1980s when the park hosted concerts. The glam metal…