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ANTIQUE ALBUMS: MY AIM IS TRUE

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: MY AIM IS TRUE

JAMES AMBROSINI
February 5, 2024

The term “classic rock” has many definitions. From the flashy arena flair of Queen, to the hard and heavy sound of Black Sabbath, almost any rock band can fit in this catch-all category. But with...

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY

JAMES AMBROSINI
February 1, 2024

Cult-like followings, eccentric personalities, and repetitively-styled songs are all the rage amongst the greatest musicians of our era, yet none of these current attributes are original. Most of this...

Antique Albums: Built for Speed

Antique Albums: Built for Speed

James Ambrosini
December 5, 2023

Get ready for the grooviest album of the 1950s, as ‘Built For Speed’ by the Stray Cats tops the charts with that sensational sound of rock and roll that’s taken the nation by storm! Pioneers of rockabilly...

Antique Albums: Social Distortion

Antique Albums: Social Distortion

JAMES AMBROSINI
November 16, 2023

“Love is a burning thing/And it makes a fiery ring/Bound by wild desire/I fell into a ring of fire.” The immortal country singer Johnny Cash spoke these lines for the first time in 1963 in that...

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: REMAIN IN LIGHT

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: REMAIN IN LIGHT

JAMES AMBROSINI
November 1, 2023

“And you may find yourself, living in a shotgun shack/And you may find yourself in another part of the world...” These are the first lyrics to “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads, the fourth...

Antique Albums: THE STRANGER

Antique Albums: THE STRANGER

JAMES AMBROSINI
October 4, 2023

Everyone knows Billy Joel. After 13 studio albums, 121 songs, and 1,289 concerts in the United States alone, the legendary Piano Man is a household name. Ask anyone, from your parents to your friends,...

A small part of Ms. Hallowell’s record collection. She has over 2000 records in her home.

The Vinyl Revival

JAMES AMBROSINI
October 4, 2023

Modern technology has done amazing work for music. Anyone with a phone and internet connection is able to listen to almost every song ever recorded, and mix and match them together into playlists of favorites. While...

The iconic main Book Barn sits on West Main Street.

Book Barn Battle

JAMES AMBROSINI
September 13, 2023

The Book Barn Location: 41 W Main Street The largest and oldest of the three locations, the original Book Barn is more of a book market than a bookstore. Five different buildings, each filled to...

Antique Albums With Ambrosini

Antique Albums With Ambrosini

JAMES AMBROSINI
September 13, 2023

To say that I’m a fan of The Clash would be an understatement. For as long as I can remember, they have been one of my favorite bands. Anytime they came on in the car when I was little, my dad recalls...

The deli counter is converted to hand out free breakfast each morning.

How to Make Breakfast Break FAST!

JAMES AMBROSINI
September 13, 2023

Forgot something as you left for school today? No, not your homework. Breakfast. It can be difficult to find time for breakfast on school days, with scrambling out the door taking priority over scrambling...

Niantic Bay Playhouse Enjoys First Few Months of Operation

Niantic Bay Playhouse Enjoys First Few Months of Operation

JAMES AMBROSINI
August 27, 2023

The room darkens as the rumble of people running to their seats and chatting before the show dies down. All that’s left is a single sliver of light, the spotlight shining down on the stage, splashing...

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