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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...)
BWW Reviews: OKA Grooves at Fortune Sound Club BWW Reviews: OKA Grooves at Fortune Sound Club
by Matt Hanson - June 28, 2015

The symbol of the sun, a perfect yellow disc, shone brilliantly onstage, over red, for the spirit of the land, and black, for Aboriginal Peoples. Likely the only act at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival to vocally pay respects to the "traditional custodians of the land," OKA front man Stu... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SNARKY PUPPY Barks at The Vogue BWW Reviews: SNARKY PUPPY Barks at The Vogue
by Matt Hanson - June 28, 2015

If the first casualty of war is truth, the first casualty of capitalism is music. Snarky Puppy is a reminder to the American (and thus, global) consciousness that in a culture homogenizing music faster than milk, there are still authentic explosions of human ingenuity in the midst of the seemingly ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE BAD PLUS JOSHUA REDMAN Answers at The Vogue BWW Reviews: THE BAD PLUS JOSHUA REDMAN Answers at The Vogue
by Matt Hanson - June 28, 2015

It's that awake-and-thinking style of jazz that has become the peerless sonic pulse in the brainwaves of audiophiles around the globe. Unmistakable by name, The Bad Plus has galvanized the musical horizon, armed with nothing more than honest-to-goodness originality. Joshua Redman is the cherry on to... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The Vogue BWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The Vogue
by Matt Hanson - June 25, 2015

"I am Louis Armstrong," said the man under the spotlight at center stage. "No! You're the great Stanley Clarke!' a festivalgoer called out from the audience. Clarke is one of the few still ticking who has spent the better part of the century among the pantheon of jazz gods and goddesses.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel' BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel'
by Tory Gates - June 24, 2015

'There are guys who get up on a stage and make an entire audience of strangers feel comfortable. You do that.'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DÁLAVA Intrigues at The Ironworks BWW Reviews: DÁLAVA Intrigues at The Ironworks
by Matt Hanson - June 23, 2015

Over a hundred years ago, in the land now known as Czechoslovakia, a Moravian biologist named Dr. Vladimir Úlehla walked the cemeteries and fields of Stražnice. He composed folk songs, enchanted by a world between the wings of grey doves and the hooves of the hussar's horse.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Wows in World Tour BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Wows in World Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2015

After kicking off her world tour in Seoul just a over a week ago, followed by a total of four shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Idina Menzel held Sunday her one-night-only performance in Manila capping the Asian stretch of her 53-city concert performances.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE BARENAKED LADIES' 'Last Summer On Earth' Tour Gets Off To a Soggy Start BWW Reviews: THE BARENAKED LADIES' 'Last Summer On Earth' Tour Gets Off To a Soggy Start
by Paul Batterson - June 08, 2015

The Barenaked Ladies, the headlining act of The Last Summer on Earth Tour with Colin Hay and the Violent Femmes, have made a living off irony. The Canadian band of singer Ed Robertson, drummer Tyler Stewart, bassist Jim Creeggan and keyboardist Kevin Hearn churned out quirky hits 'If I Had A Million... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ROLLING STONES Are More Than 'Only Rock-and-Roll' BWW Reviews: ROLLING STONES Are More Than 'Only Rock-and-Roll'
by Paul Batterson - June 01, 2015

When I was a teenager, a parenting magazines put out a tongue-in-cheek list of the 'the top most terrifying sentences a parent can hear.' Nearing the top of the list was the one over 60,000 people heard May 30 at Ohio Stadium: 'Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones.'... (more...)
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly Epic BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly Epic
by David Clarke - May 28, 2015

June is just around the corner. In New York, this means that spring is melting into summer and that New York City's annual celebration and remembrance of the original Stonewall riots is here. While the official NYC Pride website only lists a week's worth of activities late in June, denizens of the c... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Shines at the Tilles Center BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Shines at the Tilles Center
by Melissa Giordano - May 14, 2015

Audra McDonald Shines at the Tilles Center... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ROTUNDA Blends Contemporary Dance And Big Band Music To Honor The 1915 Gallipoli Landings And The ANZAC Memory. BWW Reviews: ROTUNDA Blends Contemporary Dance And Big Band Music To Honor The 1915 Gallipoli Landings And The ANZAC Memory.
by Jade Kops - May 13, 2015

The New Zealand Dance Company joins with the local City of Holroyd Brass Band to evoke the memories of the Rotunda Bands prominent in the early 20th century and tell the ANZAC story through modern dance and music in ROTUNDA.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Drink Me Up's 'Karma' Music Video is Sexy BWW Reviews: Drink Me Up's 'Karma' Music Video is Sexy
by David Clarke - May 12, 2015

In December of 2013, stage veterans Gabe Bowling and Michelle Vezilj released their first EP as Drink Me Up. Pulling from the traditions of singer-songwriters and indie rock, the duo's eponymous debut release quickly became an album I couldn't get enough of. Today, Drink Me Up is releasing a video f... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic
by David Clarke - May 05, 2015

No stranger to stages around the world, internationally acclaimed singer Josh Groban released his lush album STAGES late last month. The album is a sparkling collection of some of musical theater's greatest songs, giving fans of Broadway and fans of Josh Groban many reasons to rejoice. Josh Groban w... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Cast of ABC's NASHVILLE Returns to DC, Ignites DAR Constitution Hall BWW Reviews: Cast of ABC's NASHVILLE Returns to DC, Ignites DAR Constitution Hall
by Jennifer Perry - May 04, 2015

Whether one was looking for original tunes by the artists and those closest to them, covers of popular country or R&B music, or songs they performed on the television series, the DC stop of the nine-city concert tour offered a little bit of everything.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Roger McGuinn is Superb BWW Reviews: Roger McGuinn is Superb
by Leigh Byron - April 27, 2015

Music legend Roger McGuinn was superb in his performance before a packed Pollak Theatre audience at Monmouth University on April 24. He also led an informative and intimate workshop and guitar circle for about 50 dedicated fans at the school the day before. It was a uniquely extraordinary two-day ap... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Seth Glier Charms Rockwood Music Hall BWW Reviews: Seth Glier Charms Rockwood Music Hall
by David Clarke - April 22, 2015

Nestled in the cozy, subterranean concert space that is Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, Seth Glier celebrated the release of his latest album on Friday, April 17 in New York City. In the intimate venue, he treated the packed to capacity room of fans with charismatic performances of songs from previous ... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's LA CASA AZUL is Artful Latin Pop BWW CD Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's LA CASA AZUL is Artful Latin Pop
by David Clarke - April 21, 2015

Migguel Anggelo's sophomore album, LA CASA AZUL, was released today by Jupiter Moons Productions, LLC. The beautiful album is rich in metaphor and poetry, weaving classical art sensibilities into the Latin pop mindset. With lush musicality, resplendent lyrics, and opulent vocals, LA CASA AZUL spring... (more...)
BWW Reviews: JOHN MELLENCAMP Shows No Sign of Slowing Down at Rocking PPAC Show BWW Reviews: JOHN MELLENCAMP Shows No Sign of Slowing Down at Rocking PPAC Show
by Robert Barossi - April 17, 2015

Famous celebrities, singers, musicians, actors and the like, can often seem almost other-worldly. As if they're from some other dimension or planet, different from ours, one we'll never fully experience or understand. Others, though, seem so remarkably a part of our world and a familiar resident in ... (more...)
BWW Recap: Absence Makes the Heart Grow...Crazy? on BATES MOTEL BWW Recap: Absence Makes the Heart Grow...Crazy? on BATES MOTEL
by Danielle DeSisto - April 13, 2015

It won't be long before we've lost Norman to his 'Norma' counterpart, and this week's episode of BATES MOTEL sped the process!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Gregory Charles' VINTAGE LIVE is Electrifying Fun BWW Reviews: Gregory Charles' VINTAGE LIVE is Electrifying Fun
by David Clarke - April 13, 2015

With warmer weather and sunny days, New York City is ready to shake off the doldrums of winter. Luckily for the city that never sleeps, Canadian superstar Gregory Charles is bringing his revered piano man skills and keen ear for music to a truly unique concert experience. In a mindboggling pop-up on... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Seth Glier's IF I  COULD CHANGE ONE THING is Vibrantly Smooth BWW CD Reviews: Seth Glier's IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING is Vibrantly Smooth
by David Clarke - April 08, 2015

Grammy nominated artist Seth Glier released his latest studio album, IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING, on April 7, 2014. On the record, the 26 year old singer-songwriter brings a charming pop sensibility to these mostly mellow tunes. Crafting an album that reminds listeners of artists like Ed Sheeran and... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ARIANA GRANDE at Madison Square Garden BWW Reviews: ARIANA GRANDE at Madison Square Garden
by Kathryn Kitt - April 08, 2015

It was very interesting to experience Ariana Grande at Madison Square Garden with my 8 year old daughter - who has been a huge fan since her days in 'Victorious' and 'Sam & Cat' on Nickelodeon. Grande clearly capitalized on this audience for her 'Honeymoon Tour' gimmick.... (more...)
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow's DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER is a Party in Your Ears BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow's DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER is a Party in Your Ears
by David Clarke - April 02, 2015

Imagine that ska-era No Doubt had a baby with the soulful divas of 70s disco and their horn sections. That is what Amy Lynn & The Gunshow sounds like. After being blown away by a live performance at 54 Below, I knew I had to get my hands on their album DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER, which is just as imp... (more...)

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