Author: mchaiken

Trans-Siberian tradition

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Trans-Siberian Orchestra is not the typical band that plays before packed houses year after year. TSO, which is coming to the Mohegan Sun this weekend, is not known for a top 40 hit. It is…

The Katydids take on ‘Teachers’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Teachers,” the sitcom on TVLand that made its second season debut on Nov. 7, is a creation of the comedy ensemble known as The Katydids. The program follows a half dozen teachers at an elementary…

14-year-old wiz kid on the guitar

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fourteen-year-old guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has had a career in music and entertainment that exceeds what people twice his age might ever hope to achieve. He recently took the Broadway stage as Zack Mooneyham in…

Observer seeks full-time news reporter

The Bristol Observer, a weekly in the 60,000-plus city of Bristol, Conn. seeks a passionate, story-telling watchdog reporter to join our team. This reporter would cover Bristol—and Plainville—from our Southington, Conn. office. This is multi-platform reporting: audio, video, photo, social…