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Southington Observer Features

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,…

Avril Lavigne puts her heart on her sleeve

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Right at the start, it’s clear Avril Lavigne’s newest album, “Head Above Water,” is drawing from deeper emotions than her previous efforts. In the title track, which opens the album, Lavigne sings, “God, keep my…

Recommendation led to Foreigner gig

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rick Wills said he can thank his wife for setting the stage for his arrival in the band Foreigner. Wills, who had played with the likes of Peter Frampton and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, said…