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Southington Observer Features

Review: How the Grinch stole the show

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When Dr. Seuss’s tales are translated to mediums outside of his books and the classic TV animated specials, it seems to be required by law that the central character is played in oversized, over-the-top manner.…

Lindsey Stirling ready to warm up your Christmas

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Violinist Lindsey Stirling has so many Christmas memories growing up. Calling from Milwaukee, Stirling said, “My parents did Christmas well.” For instance, said Stirling, her family would go door-to-door singing Christmas carols. It wasn’t until…

Review: ‘Drag Race’ was just wow

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Wow, just wow. I’ve been to a handful of drag shows. Typically, though, they have been in smaller clubs with small stages and dim light. Stage production was on dependent on the performers themselves. They…

Review: Having fun with Foreigner

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although the song itself is about a rough and tumble bruiser, there is a line in the Foreigner song, “Head Knocker,” that clearly sums up vintage rockers’ show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday,…