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Southington Observer Features

‘Les Miserables’ epic once again

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Les Miserables” is one of those shows that really doesn’t have a revival because there never seems to be a moment where it’s not being performed somewhere. Even if it’s not a national tour, some…

TLC loves the live experience

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although a decade plus has passed between albums for TLC, the best-selling group never lost its love for the stage. Performing live, said Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, is “like a rush or something. It’s a combination…

The passion flows for Dashboard Confessional

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s clear that fans—at least those in Connecticut—are passionate about Dashboard Confessional. The indie/ emo group led by Connecticut’s Chris Carrabba packed the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Aug. 4. And from the…

Justin Moore captures lightning in a jar

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But country artist Justin Moore has proven to be the exception to the rule with his latest album, “Kinda Don’t Care.” And for Moore, lightning didn’t…