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BIO: 'BB KING : The Life of Riley’ Narrated by Morgan Freeman hits UK Cinemas October 15th 2012. Joined by BONO, ERIC CLAPTON, BRUCE WILLIS, RINGO STARR and others, including appearances by KEITH RICHARDS,... (read more...)

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JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season.... (more...)
Carnegie Hall Announces 2015-16 Jazz, World & Pop Music Season Carnegie Hall Announces 2015-16 Jazz, World & Pop Music Season
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Carnegie Hall's 125th anniversary season is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to a variety of exciting new projects and exceptional programming. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights at Carnegie Hall for the 2015-2016 season.... (more...)
BWW Review: The 'Incomparable' Natalie Cole BWW Review: The 'Incomparable' Natalie Cole
by Vickie Evans - June 29, 2015

'Unforgettable', 'Incredible', 'Sophisticated Lady'...all words that appropriately describe the 'incomparable' Natalie Cole, who appeared at the Belk Theater this past Thursday, June 25. The big band sound filled the entire room with echoes of symphonic music. Impressively dressed in a white 'prince... (more...)
The Word Heads to Boulder Theater This Fall The Word Heads to Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Word featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, & Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew of North Mississippi AllStars at the Boulder Theater on Friday, October 9th, 2015.... (more...)
Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29 Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

Following a two-and-a-half week summer concert tour of England and France, Electric Youth (EY) will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk Town Hill and on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common.... (more...)
Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Signs Christon Gray Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Signs Christon Gray
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA, a joint venture between gospel music icon Kirk Franklin and RCA Records, is proud to announce the signing of celebrated writer, singer, rapper, and producer Christon Gray.  The Columbus, Ohio-based artist moves between both singing and rapping while also playing keys and w... (more...)
Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9 Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Leon Russell with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, August 9th, 2015.... (more...)
Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph & The Family Band to Play MPAC, 7/21 Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph & The Family Band to Play MPAC, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Enjoy an evening of summertime blues as Johnny Lang and Robert Randolph and the Family Band co-headline at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-89.... (more...)
Music Executive Edna Anderson-Owens Passes Away at 76 Music Executive Edna Anderson-Owens Passes Away at 76
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that music executive Edna Anderson-Owens, portrayed by Saycon Sengbloh in the Broadway musical MOTOWN, has passed away. She was 76 years old. ... (more...)
Janine and The Mixtape Sets Biggest US Tour to Date Janine and The Mixtape Sets Biggest US Tour to Date
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Little Mixtape/Atlantic international recording artist Janine and The Mixtape has announced plans for her biggest US tour to date.... (more...)
CSO to Welcome The Commodores, 7/12 CSO to Welcome The Commodores, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015

For three decades, the Grammy-winning, funk/soul super group The Commodores, comprised of Walter 'Clyde' Orange, William 'WAK' King, and James Dean 'J.D.' Nicholas, have remained a force in the music industry with hits including 'Brick House,' 'Night Shift,' 'Three Times A Lady,' 'Easy,' and 'Lady (... (more...)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Winner Michael Grimm Releases Studio Album AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Winner Michael Grimm Releases Studio Album
by TV News Desk - June 15, 2015

With his soulful voice and earthy, Southern manner, MICHAEL GRIMM charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on season five (2010) of NBC's "America's Got Talent."... (more...)
FSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European Tour FSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2015

Electric Youth (EY) 2015, the international touring ensemble of young singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), presents a Bon Voyage concert at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m.... (more...)
Diane Birch, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and More Set for 'Soulful Summer' Lineup at Joe's Pub Diane Birch, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and More Set for 'Soulful Summer' Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2015

This summer, Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette, NYC) welcomes a slate of artists that defy genre but share a core of unadulterated and soulful vocals. The calendar promises a season of outstanding music performances from artists ranging from jazz man Brian Blade, making his singer-songwriter de... (more...)
Blue Note Jazz Festival to Present Times Square Tri-Festa, 6/5 & 11 Blue Note Jazz Festival to Present Times Square Tri-Festa, 6/5 & 11
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL, PROHIBITION PRODUCTIONS, and CEG PRESENT bring to you Times Square Hot Jazz and Swing Tri-Festa and Blue Note Jazz Festival featuring Svetlana, her Delancey Five with Wycliffe Gordon and George Gee Big Band Orchestra!... (more...)
Dry & Bolinger Talk Music Production Dry & Bolinger Talk Music Production
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

German DJ and production duo Dry & Bolinger are currently on a streak of successful releases that seems to have no halt. Paul Drynda and Daniel Bolinger, the tandem behind the Dry & Bolinger moniker have been blessing Beatport charts since their very first single and have since released numerous top... (more...)
The Nash Sets June Lineup The Nash Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

 June is getting Jazzy as The Nash's calendar heats up for the summer. The jazz club brings some new groups to the venue including Rachel Eckroth performing with Holly Pyle, Sloth Moth for First Friday and the fascinating Nautabot. ... (more...)
Audio Fidelity To Release B.B. King & Eric Clapton “Riding With The King” Audio Fidelity To Release B.B. King & Eric Clapton “Riding With The King”
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

In honor of the recent passing of blues guitar legend B.B. King, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing B.B. King & Eric Clapton “Riding With The King” on Limited Hybrid SACD.... (more...)
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Snoop Dogg & More Set for New Season of NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Snoop Dogg & More Set for New Season of NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2015

MTV2 previously announced that"Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," will return to the network for a seventh season summer run with 12 all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.... (more...)
Harlem's R&B Emcee Deon Young Releases 'Retro King', Harlem's R&B Emcee Deon Young Releases 'Retro King',
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

At only 23, Harlem's R&B Emcee Deon Young has written and recorded countless songs, released critically acclaimed mix tapes, and today, he delivered his take on classic 90's hip-hop to anticipating fans with the release of 'Retro King'... (more...)
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Slew of Grammy Winners During 2015-16 Season Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Slew of Grammy Winners During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2015-16 music series. This year's lineup includes 61st Season opener Michael Feinstein, a children's favorite Black Violin, a reimagining of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Art of Time Ensemble, a holiday... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Times Square Salutes Music Legend B.B. King Photo Coverage: Times Square Salutes Music Legend B.B. King
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, legendary singer and guitarist B.B. King, known as the 'King of the Blues' passed away on May 14th in Las Vegas at the age of 89. The news was announced by his attorney. On May 1st, King revealed that he had entered hospice care after being in poor health for an ... (more...)
The Rhythm & Blues Foundation Mourns Loss of Legendary Guitarist B.B. King The Rhythm & Blues Foundation Mourns Loss of Legendary Guitarist B.B. King
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation wishes to express its sorrow over the loss of B.B. King. He represented the genre of Rhythm and Blues music at the highest level and will forever be remembered for his outstanding vocal recordings which were truly one of a kind.... (more...)
Bobby Rush to Appear at B.B. King Blues Bar and Club Monday, May 18 Bobby Rush to Appear at B.B. King Blues Bar and Club Monday, May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Bobby Rush to appearing at BB King Blues Bar and Club in honor of the King of the Blues himself.... (more...)
Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Guitar Legend B.B. King Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Guitar Legend B.B. King
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of B.B. King:... (more...)






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