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Review: Why Don’t We gives its fans a night to remember

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Concerts, especially when you’re young, are about making memories. If you go with your parents, it’s about a shared moment with mom and dad. If you go with your friends, it’s about the crazy moments…

Review: Rob Thomas is just a regular guy who can rock

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rob Thomas is a rock star. If the earring and skinny jeans weren’t enough to clue you in, the fact his name flashed on a computer billboard as you drove into the Mohegan Sun was…

Review: Lady Antebellum leaves them smiling

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes when you’re reviewing a concert, you have to take a look around you to see how a performer is doing. You may be the greatest fan of the artist as a critic. But if…

Review: Evanescence, Amy Lee still have the fire

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Evanescence is Amy Lee. And Amy Lee is Evanescence. The lead singer and chief songwriter of the band made that reality perfectly clear early on when the band from Little Rock, Arkansas entered the national…

‘The Sound of Music’ at The Bushnell gets it mostly right

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rodger and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” is an American stage musical chestnut. The show has been performed by professional companies, of course. It’s also been tackled by community theater groups and high school drama…

Review: ‘Come From Away’ touches upon the rest of us on 9-11

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Typically, when a historic event is turned into a book, movie, play, we are presented with heroes and villains. And everyone else is turned into mere wallpaper. The events of Sept. 11, 2001 is one…

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…