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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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The Diamonds' Dave Somerville Dies at 81 The Diamonds' Dave Somerville Dies at 81
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2015

David-Troy Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of the 1950's rock 'n' roll vocal group The Diamonds and known to music fans around the world as 'Diamond Dave' Somerville, passed away early Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara from cancer. He was 81.... (more...)
Obituary for Dave Somerville of The Diamonds Obituary for Dave Somerville of The Diamonds
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2015

David-Troy Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of the 1950's rock 'n' roll vocal group The Diamonds and known to music fans around the world as “Diamond Dave” Somerville, passed away early Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara from cancer. He was 81.... (more...)
Semi-Finalists Announced for Wilson Center Guitar Competition Semi-Finalists Announced for Wilson Center Guitar Competition
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2015

As part of an eclectic celebration of some of the world's best guitar players, 59 competitors have been selected as the semi-finalists in the third annual Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival (Guitar Competition & Festival) taking place Thursday, August 13, 2015, through Saturday, August 15, ... (more...)
'Empire', Taylor Swift & 'Pitch Perfect 2' Among Wave Two Nominees for TEEN CHOICE 2015 'Empire', Taylor Swift & 'Pitch Perfect 2' Among Wave Two Nominees for TEEN CHOICE 2015
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2015

Wave Two nominations have been announced for TEEN CHOICE 2015. Television's breakout hit, “Empire,” leads with seven nominations... (more...)
BRASS Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup BRASS Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

From festival favourites and the anticipated to the totally unexpected BRASS 2015 is set to entertain audiences in a celebration of all things brass from classical and traditional brass sounds, to hip hop, poetry, photography, apps and cartoons.... (more...)
Make Music Day 2015 Announces Lineup Featuring Thousands of Events Nationwide Make Music Day 2015 Announces Lineup Featuring Thousands of Events Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

Make Music Day announces full lineup of more than 2,250 free, outdoor musical events taking place in 23 U.S. cities... (more...)
UMe Releases Les Paul's Greatest Hits, Featuring Vocals by Mary Ford UMe Releases Les Paul's Greatest Hits, Featuring Vocals by Mary Ford
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2015

June 9 marks the actual 100 th birthday of Les Paul, creator of the electric solid body guitar, multi-track recording and numerous other innovations used by musicians every day.... (more...)
Jim Wysocki to Honor Les Paul on 100th Birthday Anniversary Jim Wysocki to Honor Les Paul on 100th Birthday Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2015

Born Lester Polsfuss on June 9, 1915, Les Paul is most widely known for his work as an American jazz and blues guitarist, as well as songwriter, luthier and inventor... (more...)
SOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms Onscreen SOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2014

Today we are analyzing all aspects of the brand new big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS.... (more...)
Blenders Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Series of Shows at Pantages Theater This Weekend Blenders Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Series of Shows at Pantages Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2014

After major label recording contracts, international hits, 15 albums/EPs and 16 years now of their ever-popular Holiday Soul Tour, The Blenders are celebrating their 25 years together doing what they do best -- presenting their annual Christmas concert (with a killer backing band) at Hennepin Theatr... (more...)
Slash To Be Honored With Les Paul Award at 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards Slash To Be Honored With Les Paul Award at 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

Iconic guitarist Slash will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 30 th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, January 24 in Anaheim, California. ... (more...)
JEFF BECK Announces 2015 Solo Tour Dates JEFF BECK Announces 2015 Solo Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2014

It was announced today, Jeff Beck will headline a string of solo dates, beginning April 16th with a pair of intimate engagements in Huntington, New York before wrapping up on April 26th in Greensburg, PA. Beginning April 30th in Cedar Park, TX, Beck and ZZ Top will make-up the rescheduled dates fro... (more...)
Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long on Saturday, May 16 a... (more...)
VIDEO: Nick Jonas Performs New Single 'Jealous' on ELLEN VIDEO: Nick Jonas Performs New Single 'Jealous' on ELLEN
by TV News Desk - November 13, 2014

Nick Jonas stopped by this week's ELLEN to perform his new hit song 'Jealous' from his new solo album Check out the appearance below!... (more...)
Madonna Memorabilia Among Highlights of 'Icons of Rock n' Roll' Auction Event Madonna Memorabilia Among Highlights of 'Icons of Rock n' Roll' Auction Event
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house, held the highly anticipated Icons of Rock n' Roll auction eventthis Friday and Saturday. Madonna, Elvis and Michael Jackson memorabilia were among the highlights of the two-day event which had bidders from arou... (more...)
DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre Tonight DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour tonight, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $59, $39, $29 and $19 on sale NOW at www.countbasietheatre.org or through the box office at (732) 842-9000.... (more...)
Julien's ICONS & IDOLS Auction to Offer Rock N' Roll Memorabilia, 11/7-8 Julien's ICONS & IDOLS Auction to Offer Rock N' Roll Memorabilia, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house, has announced the highly anticipated Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll auction event to take place today, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire ... (more...)











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