Category: Good Times

Kelly Clarkson brings ‘the voice’ and exudes the charm

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you’re going to be a judge on a show like “The Voice,” you better have some vocal chops. And Kelly Clarkson, a second season judge on the reality competition show, set off a significant…

Marketing the Kiss brand

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Kiss may be known for singing “I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day.” But the four-man group also can add “I wanna excel at marketing all night and branding every day.”…

Fans of ‘Rent’ can take comfort

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although I am not a “Renthead,” one of the loyal followers of Jonathan Larson’s stage musical, I have seen “Rent” several times thanks to friends were passionate about show set in the 1990s. I saw…

Southington’s Gibney releases song about heartache

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Heartache drips from the lyrics of the new single, “King of Hearts,” from Connecticut country singer Erin Gibney. The Southington native and Nashville transplant sings on the song, which was released on March 1 across…

Comic books and metallic sounds collide with September Mourning

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Art forms meld together and become one under the guidance of singer Emily Lazar, the creative force behind the band, September Mourning. The group mixes a graphic novel worthy story with metallic music. Through the…

Winner of ‘The Voice,’ Cartelli anything but your typical teen

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Not every teenager gets to travel the country opening up for a music star. But then not every teenager wins “The Voice,” NBC’s music competition series. Brynn Cartelli, 15, however, is proving to be an…

Grab Steampunk Brass Ring at Carousel Museum Saturday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The future that could have happened yesterday is returning to Bristol on March 9. And when the future of days passed returns, the Jolly Roger will be flying high, wrapped up in a corset, and…

Pounding out a beat with ‘Tap Dogs’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I’m not a tap dancer. I was not exposed to tap dance, except for the occasional televised performance of Sammy Davis, Jr. that I mostly ignored, until well into my adulthood. These days, however, I…

If he didn’t talk about it, others will

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Comedian Brad Williams is unafraid to tackle the elephant in the room with his stand-up routine. That elephant is Williams’ dwarfism. Some of his bits joke about the irony of a dwarf buying Lucky Charms;…

CT gets peek at ‘Paper City Burnout’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When the indie film “Paper City Burnout” is screened for the first time in Connecticut, Nutmeg fans of cinema will see some of the handiwork of a lifelong Plymouth resident. And if they look closely…