LES PAUL

 

BIO: Les created the foundation because, as he said " I want to help, even when I am not here". With the relationships Les had with Gibson Guitar, Sam Ash Music, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Foundati... (read more...)

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Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD.... (more...)
The Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan Holdsworth The Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan Holdsworth
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2017

The Iridium will be celebrating the life and music of iconic British guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth with a run of tribute shows July 5-7, 2017.  The tribute shows will feature the Allan Holdsworth Band - Virgil Donati, Steve Hunt, Evan Marian - along with Alex Skolnick, Alex Machacek, Tim M... (more...)
Michael Franti & Spearhead to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN Michael Franti & Spearhead to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2017

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD--led by the socially and environmentally conscious singer, songwriter and guitarist--are set to perform their latest single, the positive and uplifting 'Summertime Is In Our Hands,' on the nationally syndicated talk show 'LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN,' tomorrow, Thursday, June 8... (more...)
The Beach Boys Come to Aronoff Center 10/28 The Beach Boys Come to Aronoff Center 10/28
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2017

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold.  But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.  To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by... (more...)
Lovelace Brothers Bring Badass Blues Straight Out Of Houston, Texas Lovelace Brothers Bring Badass Blues Straight Out Of Houston, Texas
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Straight out of Southeast Texas, home of ZZ Top, the late, great Johnny Winter, and Janis Joplin, The Lovelace Brothers have released a smokin' new single, 'Leaving,' (purchase the single at CD Baby, here) and are readying a U.S. tour for the Summer of 2017, Billy Lovelace, the group's guitarist-voc... (more...)
24th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival Headed to San Antonio 24th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival Headed to San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

For over two decades, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been a summer highlight captivating jazz aficionados from across Texas with a free stellar line-up of renowned jazz stars from across the country. This year's performance features a diverse line-up of headlining and special opening acts, n... (more...)
Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Guitar players of all ages have until May 31, 2017, to apply for a chance to win their share of $32,000 in prize money as part of the fifth annual international Wilson Center Guitar Festival taking place August 17-19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center) in Brookfield... (more...)
U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced GRAMMY Award winning artist, U2's The Edge to be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  The award w... (more...)
Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the B... (more...)
Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Welcome New Guitarist Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Welcome New Guitarist
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, recently announced a line-up change. After more than a decade of making albums and touring the world with the band, guitarist Muddy Manninen has left to pursue his own musical interests.... (more...)
David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, The Beatles, Adele and More Featured on Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'London' Mix David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, The Beatles, Adele and More Featured on Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'London' Mix
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda is in London, and he's celebrating with another (bloody brilliant, if we say so ourselves) mixtape. The HAMILTON creator and MOANA composer and lyricist took to Twitter this morning to share hist playlist titled 'I'm In LONDONNNNNNN.'... (more...)
Cast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The Wallis Cast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2017

This June, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present The Pride, a stylish, witty and affecting play that alternates between two very distinct time periods and the lives of three characters whose fate is destined by their eras.... (more...)
Paul Collins' Beat 'Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat' Out Today Paul Collins' Beat 'Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

Paul Collins' (from The Nerves, The Breakaways) two long lost EPs with his band The Beat from the early '80s make it to Lolipop Records as the first re-issue on all formats in over 30 years, from the 'king of power pop' himself.... (more...)
Kritzerland Announces MAY MADNESS Concert Kritzerland Announces MAY MADNESS Concert
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

 Kritzerland announces a new concert event coming on Sunday, May 7, 2017 entitled "May Madness." This entertaining evening will take place at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California. The 77th Kritzerland show will feature fun and fancy-free "May Madness" offerings.  It's an... (more...)
Flint Eastwood Releases 'Broke Royalty' EP on Neon Gold Records Flint Eastwood Releases 'Broke Royalty' EP on Neon Gold Records
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Today, Detroit's Flint Eastwood (Jax Anderson) releases her hotly-anticipated Broke Royalty EP here via Neon Gold Records (Christine And The Queens, Charli XCX) and headlines a hometown release show at Detroit's historic Fisher Building... (more...)
Les Paul Exhibit Back In Show at the 6th Annual NY Guitar Expo Les Paul Exhibit Back In Show at the 6th Annual NY Guitar Expo
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The NY Guitar Show & Exposition (#NYGuitarShow) is proud to announce that the Les Paul Exhibit is back in the show this year and by popular request at the Freeport Recreation Center(130 E. Merrick Rd. in Freeport, NY) Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 in Freeport, Long Island!... (more...)
Broadway's Lea Salonga to Release New Live Album 'Blurred Lines' This May; Get Details! Broadway's Lea Salonga to Release New Live Album 'Blurred Lines' This May; Get Details!
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2017

One of Broadway's biggest stars, Lea Salonga, will be releasing a brand new live album, Blurred Lines (LML Music Label), which was recorded during her sold-out run at the famed Feinstein's / 54 Below last year.... (more...)
Charitybuzz Opens Bidding for Time with Celine Dion, Cher, Carrie Underwood & More! Charitybuzz Opens Bidding for Time with Celine Dion, Cher, Carrie Underwood & More!
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

Charitybuzz.com is changing the tune of online fundraising with the opening of their latest auction, Charitybuzz Curates: Music. On the heels of this year's GRAMMY Awards, and as the spring and summer tours and festivals start to heat up, Charitybuzz is proud to announce their first-ever curated mus... (more...)
Paul Collins' Beat to Release 2 Long Lost EP's as Single Album Paul Collins' Beat to Release 2 Long Lost EP's as Single Album
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017

Paul Collins' (from The Nerves, The Breakaways) two long lost EPs with his band The Beat from the early '80s make it to Lolipop Records as the first re-issue on all formats in over 30 years, from the 'king of power pop' himself.... (more...)
BWW Preview:  THE GREEN ROOM 42 is NYC's Newest Live Music and Dining Venue BWW Preview: THE GREEN ROOM 42 is NYC's Newest Live Music and Dining Venue
by Marina Kennedy - March 09, 2017

The Green Room 42 is an immersive 120-seat state-of-the-art entertainment venue in the heart of the Theater District that allows audiences to see their favorite performers up close and personal in a modern, urban environment while they dine on the finest cuisine by Green Fig Chef, Gabriel Israel.... (more...)
Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists Tonight Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 01, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway.... (more...)
Micky Dolenz, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago Micky Dolenz, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Micky Dolenz, vocalist/drummer from The Monkees, the fifth annual interactive Downtown Freedom Seder, Chicago's own Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.... (more...)
The Iridium to Kick Off Four Weeks of Fierce Female Performers This March The Iridium to Kick Off Four Weeks of Fierce Female Performers This March
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2017

This March, The Iridium will host four weeks of fierce female performers in celebration of Women's History Month. ... (more...)