Niki Kaos

Victoria Huston-Elem (Les Miserable – Madame Thenardier) By Niki Kaos – by Niki Kaos. RRX: Les Miserable is one of the best known and longest running shows in musical history. Survival and love against the tumultuous backdrop of 19th century France, this show is packed with drama. Victoria Huston-Elem takes on the iconic role of […]

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Tracy Bonham – Part Two – An Xperience Interview – by Niki Kaos. In Part one of my interview with Tracy Bonham, we talk about the challenges of being swept up in the music industry’s hit making machine after the success of “Mother Mother”. The conversation continues as I learn how Bonham took control of […]

Tracy Bonham – Part Two – A Special Xperience Interview – by Niki Kaos. Tracy Bonham knows a thing or two about writing catchy songs with smart lyrics that make you feel like you’re in on the joke with her: the kind of sarcasm tinged with an authentic examination of self and relationship that the […]

Girl Love (Laura Beth Johnson) – Interview by Niki Kaos. Laura Beth Johnson’s poetic and ethereal soundscapes paint romantically nostalgic feelings. Her new album, Girl Love will draw you in… what exactly is in store for listeners? I enjoyed seeing you perform some of the songs from your album at CM Studio for Fine Arts […]

Poetry Flourishes in The 518 Capital Region – Interview with Nancy Klepsch – by Niki Kaos. Back in the day, I remember Annine Everson breaking my heart with her pinata poetry. And going to the QE2 hosting spoken word, could it be three decades ago? Okay – I don’t want to date myself here in […]

Chris Thile and The Knights – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – October 25th, 2023. By Niki Kaos. There was a lot going on Wednesday night in the Capital Region, and the mood of people chattering on social media was especially fraught with choices. I was happily headed to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall to […]

Chris Thile, His Mandolin, and Some Knights to Remember, by Niki Kaos. The Troy Music Hall Chromatics Concert Series is knocking it out of the park again. Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30, The Knights and Chris Thile bring an innovative and diverse program of contemporary classical music arranged for the unique combination of mandolin, voice, […]

Lengaïa Salsa Brava is a multi-award winning 12-piece orchestra based in Montreal. Giany Huyghues-Despointes’ childhood dream was to play salsa music. The result is this explosively exciting multicultural brass-focused group representing eight different nationalities, which has been touring and recording music since 2012. And I’m here to suggest you bring your dancing shoes for their […]

Kevin McGlynn.   I grew up with a love for Broadway. I was lucky to be part of a school music program that organized field trips to NYC to see those gorgeous musical productions that inspired my lifelong love of music and theater.  (Thanks to Lansingburgh High School!) There is something epic and humanly universal […]

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