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Boz Scaggs, The Secret Sisters, Kristin Hersh and More Added to The Music Hall's 2015 Lineup Boz Scaggs, The Secret Sisters, Kristin Hersh and More Added to The Music Hall's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

The Music Hall has announced nine new shows to its already robust and diverse lineup. New shows include Music Hall fan favorite Boz Scaggs, prolific post-punk pioneer Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), and popular country music singers The Secret Sisters.... (more...)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Inducted into the National Recording Registry Preservation Hall Jazz Band Inducted into the National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

It is our great pleasure and honor to share the news that The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been officially inducted into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.... (more...)
Singer Songwriter Chris Moore Releases New Single 'The Mood Is On' Singer Songwriter Chris Moore Releases New Single 'The Mood Is On'
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

The new single from 'Harmless Blues', the lovely 'The Mood Is On', features the folk sound Moore has become known for.... (more...)
VIDEO: Ludacris Performs 'Grass Is Always Greener' on TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: Ludacris Performs 'Grass Is Always Greener' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - March 27, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Ludacris performed 'Grass Is Always Greener' for the Tonight Show audience. Watch the appearance below!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: PA Duo STRANGE FOKE Making a New Kind of Noise BWW Interviews: PA Duo STRANGE FOKE Making a New Kind of Noise
by Tory Gates - March 27, 2015

"If nobody else listens, we listen to each other, we build each other up and we feel good when we leave. That's what music is to me - it's light setting light into motion.'... (more...)
THE ATKINS MAY PROJECT Releases New Anthology with Bonus Track THE ATKINS MAY PROJECT Releases New Anthology with Bonus Track
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

The Atkins May Project, featuring original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins and guitar virtuoso Paul May return with this superb compilation.... (more...)
Lila Downs to Celebrate Day of the Dead at Segerstrom Center, 10/25 Lila Downs to Celebrate Day of the Dead at Segerstrom Center, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

Grammy® Award-winning Mexican-American music star Lila Downs, who fuses popular music genres and indigenous Mexican music, celebrates Di?a de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on October 25, 2015. Downs will showcase some of her newest songs from Balas y Chocolate (Bullets ... (more...)
VIDEO: G-Unit Performs 'I'm Grown' on TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: G-Unit Performs 'I'm Grown' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - March 26, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest G-Unit performed 'I'm Grown' from their new album, 'The Beast is G-Unit'. Check out the appearance below!... (more...)
THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15 THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15
by Pat Cerasaro - March 26, 2015

Today we look back at Elton John & Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock musical AIDA.... (more...)
WALL TO WALL JOHNNY CASH Comes to Symphony Space, 4/25 WALL TO WALL JOHNNY CASH Comes to Symphony Space, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Symphony Space pays tribute to a towering figure of American music with Wall to Wall Johnny Cash, Saturday, April 25, from 4 pm to 11 pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space. The... (more...)
Brady Rymer to Perform Family Concert at Jewish Museum, 4/19 Brady Rymer to Perform Family Concert at Jewish Museum, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

Singer/guitarist Brady Rymer will perform a concert for families at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, April 19 at 11:30am. Just in time for Earth Day, Rymer and the Little Band That Could will celebrate spring with catchy rhythms and soulful rock in a show featuring songs from their Grammy-nominated 2014... (more...)
VIDEO: Little Big Town Perform 'Girl Crush' on TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: Little Big Town Perform 'Girl Crush' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - March 25, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, country music superstars Little Big Town performed the new single 'Girl Crush' from their newest album 'Pain Killer'. Check out the appearance below!... (more...)
Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures... (more...)
2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3 2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and... (more...)
Julie Gold to Perform at Congregation M'kor Shalom, 4/19 Julie Gold to Perform at Congregation M'kor Shalom, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Grammy Award-Winning composer, Julie Gold, the writer of Bette Midler's hit song FROM A DISTANCE, comes to Cherry Hill, NJ and performs in concert at Congregation M'kor Shalom, 850 Evesham Road in Cherry Hill ,NJ on Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. This program is underwritten by the Helen & Leon Weinberg... (more...)
Boz Scaggs to Play the State Theatre in Minneapolis, 7/18 Boz Scaggs to Play the State Theatre in Minneapolis, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Boz Scaggs, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, will perform a full evening of such unforgettable Scaggs' hits as “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” and showcase cuts from his new studio album in his State Theatre concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The multiplatinum-sel... (more...)
Hear Boz Scaggs' New Studio Album 'A Fool To Care' at Amazon Beginning Today Hear Boz Scaggs' New Studio Album 'A Fool To Care' at Amazon Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Boz Scaggs is gearing up for the release of his new studio album A Fool To Care on March 31, 2015, via 429 Records and for one week only, Amazon will stream the full album exclusively beginning today.... (more...)
Freda Payne Debuts at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club Freda Payne Debuts at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015

Freda Payne is a Detroit native who never realized her talents until the early age of twelve. Her piano teacher discovered her singing ability and from that point on Freda was singing for local affairs around Detroit and even entered talent contest on local TV as well as the national TV show, Ted Ma... (more...)
John Fogerty Announces Additional '1969' U.S. Tour Dates John Fogerty Announces Additional '1969' U.S. Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015

Beginning May 2nd, JOHN FOGERTY's highly-anticipated world-wide “1969” tour will launch its U.S. dates with a special appearance, May 2nd... (more...)
The Recording Academy to Honor Alicia Keys & More at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards The Recording Academy to Honor Alicia Keys & More at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2015

Music and politics unite at The Recording Academy's 2015 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards where GRAMMY-winning artist/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys will be presented with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award... (more...)
VIDEO: Ariana Grande Does 'Ew!'; Spot On Celine Dion Impression on TONIGHT SHOW VIDEO: Ariana Grande Does 'Ew!'; Spot On Celine Dion Impression on TONIGHT SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - March 21, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy showed a clip from the Teen Nick show 'Ew!' in which Sara and her friend Alexa (Ariana Grande) have a sing-off. Later, Grande and Jimmy impersonate Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson as they sing 'Beauty and the Beast.'... (more...)
Childish Gambino Among Big Winners at 2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS; Full List Childish Gambino Among Big Winners at 2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - March 21, 2015

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, last night named Childish Gambino, Porter Robinson, Years & Years, Hoodie Allen with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Jack & Jack and WPTS Radio from the University of Pittsburgh as winners of the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards."... (more...)
COUNTRY'S FAMILY REUNION Debuts New Series of 'Old Time Gospel' This Spring COUNTRY'S FAMILY REUNION Debuts New Series of 'Old Time Gospel' This Spring
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

This weekend, join your family and friends on the couch and tune in to something that makes you feel like you're watching more than just a television show. Gabriel Communications' hit program, Country's Family Reunion, will start the spring season off right with positive and inspiring music from som... (more...)
MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Pay Tribute to the Music of Puerto Rico, 3/27 MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Pay Tribute to the Music of Puerto Rico, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

The multi-Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, conducted by Bobby Sanabria, pays tribute to LA ISLA DEL ENCANTO (PUERTO RICO) with works by Rafael Hernandez, Bobby Capo, Juan Tizol, Ricardo Pons, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Santos' monumental Puerto Rican Suite, and more! S... (more...)
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by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and WYEP present singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Rosanne Cash, in concert with guitarist, John Leventhal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District.... (more...)






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