Category: Features

No worry about snoozing and losing when Anderson and Roe perform

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On their Facebook page, under “About,” the piano duo of Anderson and Roe state their mission as “Freeing the world from the constraints of sleep-inducing concerts—one show at a time.” And the classical musicians, with…

For Chappell Roan, it doesn’t run in the family

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If Chappell Roan followed the career template of her relatives, she would be working with cats and dogs rather than guitars and microphones. The pop singer is making news in the music world. But her…

How do you spell romance? Try ‘L-O-V-E L-E-T-T-E-R-S’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney is a much-loved play that follows the lives of two lovers whose lives intersect and divide over time. The play is popular with theater groups because it’s simple. Two actors…

‘Riverdance’ still has its kick

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Twenty years is a long time for a touring stage production, especially a touring stage production that doesn’t lead a double life on community theater stages. But 20 years it has been for “Riverdance,” the…

Meet the new classic with Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra

by MIKE CHAIKEN CTFashionMag.com Other generations had Bach, Brahms, Mozart, and Beethoven serving as their “classical music.” In the 21st century, the “classical music” is really “classic rock.” Say hello to the music of The Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin,…

‘Riverdance’s’ tale reflects her family’s tale

“Riverdance” just as easily could have been Ciara Sexton’s story. The lead dancer of the show, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary tour, explained “Riverdance” is about a mood and an emotion. The first act of the show, which steps…

Carousel Museum to play host to annual Mardi Gras party

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Grab your masks and beads and prepare to party among horses, lions, and dragons. On Saturday, Feb. 10, Bristol’s New England Carousel Museum will hold its annual Mardi Gras party. “The Mardi Gras party was…

Stony Creek Brewery coming to Foxwoods

Foxwoods Resort Casino has revealed plans to open Stony Creek Brewery, a fully operational brewpub with an award-winning beer selection. Set to open in summer 2018 next to the Fox Theater, this brewery will be Stony Creek’s second brewing operation…

There’s ‘something’ there, but it’s not ‘rotten’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a creative axiom that states you should never use a word in a title that may color an audience’s opinion of the effort. For instance, you might not want to title a song,…