Blog Archives

Cyndi Lauper, Boy George successfully woo Mohegan crowd

May 27, 2016
By

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the stage left corner at the Mohegan Sun Arena, there was a prop pay telephone. And when Cyndi Lauper sang the country/ R&B classic “Misty Blue” (from her new album, “Detour”), the performer used the handpiece of the phone as her microphone. It was an apt metaphor in reverse…

Read more »

‘Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner’: ‘Dirty Dancing’ holds up well on stage

May 25, 2016
By

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve attended a stage performance where hoots and hollers greeted the first light cue. Actually, I can count the number of times on one finger. And, I don’t usually hear cheers when a cast member with a well-sculpted chest take…

Read more »

Miscellaneous listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
By

MAY 27, 28 BRISTOL HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. “Witness for the Prosecution,” plus vintage cartoons. All shown on film. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation, all ages. Refreshments. PreserveHollywood.com SATURDAY, MAY 28 BRISTOL TAG AND BAKE SALE. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.…

Read more »

Health listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
By

FRIDAY, MAY 27 BRISTOL INFANT MASSAGE. 11 a.m.Learn multiple massage techniques to help calm and soothe their baby. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Preregister. Free. (860) 585-3895. CGaray@BristolHospital.org. TUESDAY, MAY 31 BRISTOL COMMUNICATING WITH TODDLERS. 6 to 7:30 p.m. . Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Preregister. $6 for parents,…

Read more »

Performance listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
By

NOW THRU JUNE 11 OTHER ‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Matinee on Sunday, June 5. Performed by the Hole in the Wall Theater. Cast includes Peter Bailey of Bristol. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. May…

Read more »

Kids listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
By

JUNE 27-JULY 1 PLAINVILLE BLUE DEVILS SUMMER JAM BASKETBALL CAMP. Summer Jam Day Camp, Co-ed for ages 7 to 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Jam Boot Camp, Co-ed for ages sixth to 12th grade, 1 to 2:30 p.m. after camp. Taught by Plainville High School coaches Jim DiNello, Jeff Smedick, and Desiree Pina…

Read more »

Support group listings, starting May 27

May 25, 2016
By

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

Read more »

A classic invitation to ‘play with your food’

May 20, 2016
By

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The jump from the culinary arts to the musical arts isn’t as broad as one might think at first blush (or merlot). A well-trained chef can pull together the individual notes of ingredients and create a symphony for the palate (if you mix your metaphors in a blender). So, the…

Read more »

CT’s Kalimur uses albums to lead listeners on a journey

May 20, 2016
By

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In an age where most independent bands are satisfied with stitching together a couple of songs in the studio and calling it an EP so fans have something to download, Connecticut band Kalimur followed a different path. Rather than just handing fans some appetizers, the three member band handed them…

Read more »

Carousel museum raffling off Harley

May 19, 2016
By

It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum. This will be the 21st year for the Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle that benefit the museum. Stop in at the New England Carousel Museum, a nonprofit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the…

Read more »