Category: Good Times

Cirque Eloize’s ‘Saloon: A fine slice of circus with a theatrical flavor

With its Wild West setting, intriguing and versatile set design, elaborate Western costuming, carefree dance choreography, and the use of live music, we can understand why the audience at Cirque Eloize’s “Saloon” were a bit confused. When the curtains rose…

She’s got style, she’s got grace. Miss CT’s Outstanding Teen talks fashion

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant is primarily about scholarship. Private interview and on-stage interview count for a good portion of the final scores. But fashion also is key for contestants. They are judged on…

Celebrate ‘magic’ of city’s museums on Open House Days

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As this Saturday marks Connecticut Open House Day, Bristol is celebrating the “magic’ of its museums. Five Bristol museums are participating in the first-ever “Museum Magic” event, which was created by the Bristol’s Museum Director’s…

Galician bagpipes, Hartford Symphony team up to give audiences a ‘Rose’

In New England, the Galician bagpipes seem like an exotic instrument. But, Cristina Pato said this is not the case in her home, the Galicia region of Spain. Cristina, who will be performing with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra this weekend,…

Chris Carrabba rekindles the fire for Dashboard Confessional

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Last year, Chris Carrabba reconvened Dashboard Confessional after putting the band on ice for a while. While Dashboard Confessional was on the shelf, Chris didn’t forego music altogether. Instead, he pulled together a more roots-acoustic…