Author: mchaiken

‘Hamilton:’ Is it worth the hype?

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is no doubt that “Hamilton” has become a pop culture brand name. The stage musical is a phenomenon— the stage show equivalent of Beatlemania or Taylor Swift-Mania. “Hamilton” generates a buzz far beyond the…

Dave Matthews Band shines on stage

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the world of popular music, there are often artists who are better off taking residence in a recording studio. There are also artists who do okay in the recording studio, but really shine on…

One other way to snag your ‘Hamilton’ tix

Producer Jeffrey Seller and The Bushnell announce a digital lottery for “Hamilton” tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (Dec. 11) in Hartford at The Bushnell.  Forty tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. …

A really big show from TSO

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Trans-Siberian Orchestra has a reputation for putting on a show. And that’s a show with a capital “S.” With its lights, videos, and pyrotechnics, TSO—which makes its rounds every winter holiday season with its metallic…

The ‘Legends’ ride into the Fox

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Legends in Concert” comes back to Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater now through December, bringing a cast of performers who pay homage to some of music history’s big stars. In this installment, which continues through…