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BWW Review: Decibel-Shattering, Ground-Pounding Applause for CARAVAN PALACE at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival BWW Review: Decibel-Shattering, Ground-Pounding Applause for CARAVAN PALACE at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
by Taylor Long - June 27, 2017

Spell-binding jams that beg you to dance and dance. CARAVAN PALACE 'blew the roof' off of the Phoenix Concert Theatre last night, performing as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The seven-member virtuosic electro-swing ensemble pushes the boundaries of jazz with an inventive mesh of music - even... (more...)
BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN VOICES OF ANGELS Tour Inspires at Crouse Hinds Theatre BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN VOICES OF ANGELS Tour Inspires at Crouse Hinds Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - June 23, 2017

The Celtic Woman returned to Central New York this week for a one-night-only engagement of the group's current concert tour, Voices of Angels. They were welcomed with open arms once again to Syracuse, a city full of Irish pride, as they passionately performed music and dance of the Emerald Isle at t... (more...)
BWW Review: Audra McDonald at Strathmore BWW Review: Audra McDonald at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - May 30, 2017

In the pop music world there are certain artists who only need to be introduced by their first names. When you hear Cher, Madonna, or Barbara, there is instant recognition. The same holds true in the musical theatre world. When you hear the names Idina, Sutton, or Audra you know exactly who these pe... (more...)
BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald and Lauren Worsham in MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald and Lauren Worsham in MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by Michael Dale - May 02, 2017

After producer Fred Hamlin christened Columbus Circle's Majestic Theatre with a spectacular musical extravaganza based on L. Frank Baum's 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (The show had nothing to do with the classic MGM film.), he sought to follow up with another memorable production with a family-frien... (more...)
BWW Review: FACULTY RECITAL at FSW BlackBox Theater BWW Review: FACULTY RECITAL at FSW BlackBox Theater
by Fran Thomas - April 26, 2017

Music faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College presented an eclectic concert to an audience of students, faculty, friends, and community members.... (more...)
BWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks Emotion BWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks Emotion
by David Clarke - April 12, 2017

For HERO, Tyce's rocker persona is front and center as he sings the best of Jim Steinman. Across the dual disc album, he uses an edgy bravado when singing the songs, skrelts when the music calls for it, but doesn't fully commit to the gritty emotions of these beloved rock hits.... (more...)
BWW Review: A Noise Within Reaches the Unreachable With their LA MANCHA BWW Review: A Noise Within Reaches the Unreachable With their LA MANCHA
by Gil Kaan - April 04, 2017

Perfection! A Noise Within produces a stunning, modernistic, most entertaining take on MAN OF LA MANCHA, the tale of Don Quixote and his man servant Sancho during the sixteenth century Spanish Inquisition. Co-Producing Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott most skillfully directs her very talent... (more...)
BWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANY BWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANY
by Elliot Lanes - March 28, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke has always put together musical programs that are fun and classy. This Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella and Company, which played this Kennedy Center's Concert Hall this past weekend, was no exception.... (more...)
BWW Review:  Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center BWW Review: Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - March 26, 2017

An aural and visual feast, TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN is wonderfully inventive and will hopefully set the stage for similar multidisciplinary programming in the future.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - February 24, 2017

HANDEL'S MESSIAH, one of the most iconic Baroque works is finally given the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's exquisitely emotive and expressive treatment under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer.... (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA BELL AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA BELL AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
by Elliot Lanes - February 15, 2017

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BWW Review: Chicago Voices Concert Brings Out the All-Stars BWW Review: Chicago Voices Concert Brings Out the All-Stars
by Kevin Pollack - February 13, 2017

The stars aligned on Saturday, February 4th for the Chicago Voices Concert at the Lyric Opera's Civic Opera House in Chicago. The concert is a one-night-only, mixed genre event that celebrates the city's diverse vocal music heritage in a spirit of unity and collaboration.... (more...)
BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO OL' BLUE EYES with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO OL' BLUE EYES with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - January 27, 2017

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BWW Review: PORTRAITS OF AMERICA with the National Symphony Orchestra BWW Review: PORTRAITS OF AMERICA with the National Symphony Orchestra
by Elliot Lanes - January 24, 2017

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BWW Review: BUTTERFLY LADIES BAND – CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT 2017 at Dunstan Playhouse BWW Review: BUTTERFLY LADIES BAND – CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT 2017 at Dunstan Playhouse
by Barry Lenny - January 23, 2017

It was a privilege to hear such venerable instruments played so extremely well.... (more...)
BWW Review: KENNY ROGERS' FINAL TOUR at Mohegan Sun BWW Review: KENNY ROGERS' FINAL TOUR at Mohegan Sun
by Carissa Chesanek - December 19, 2016

Over the weekend, the legendary singer Kenny Rogers hit the stage at Mohegan Sun for his final tour, The Gambler's Last Deal.... (more...)
BWW Review: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER at the Music Center at Strathmore BWW Review: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER at the Music Center at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - December 14, 2016

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BWW Review:  Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center BWW Review: Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - December 10, 2016

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WITH MEGAN HILTY was one of my favorite cabaret/concert experiences this year. It's always a treat to hear her sing. She's in her own class as a vocalist and I look forward to what she does next.... (more...)
BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center
by Kyle Christopher West - December 07, 2016

In August 2015, the a cappella group Pentatonix visited Dallas as an opening act for superstar Kelly Clarkson, although which act received more vocal support is certainly up for discussion. Fast-forward a year later, and the popular group just made a return stop in town - only this time, they were t... (more...)
BWW Review: Diana Ross with the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou Conductor at Kennedy Center BWW Review: Diana Ross with the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou Conductor at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - December 02, 2016

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BWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPAC BWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPAC
by Adam Cohen - November 21, 2016

A winning powerful tribute to James Brown from those who sang and played with him.... (more...)
BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE 'Appeals' to Everyone! BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE 'Appeals' to Everyone!
by Katherine Waddell - September 20, 2016

Legally Blonde, which is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the renowned Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture, opened this past Friday at the South Bend Civic Theatre to much buzz and anticipation. As I sat in the audience on Saturday night waiting for the musical to begin, all around me I was hea... (more...)
BWW Review: PINK MARTINI WITH THE SSO Raises The Roof Of The Sydney Opera House With A Unique Blend of World Jazz and Classical Stylings. BWW Review: PINK MARTINI WITH THE SSO Raises The Roof Of The Sydney Opera House With A Unique Blend of World Jazz and Classical Stylings.
by Jade Kops - September 17, 2016

World renowned "Little Orchestra" PINK MARTINI returns to Sydney to pair up with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a fantastic party of a concert.... (more...)
BWW Review: Adam Lambert and Queen Brought the Park Down in Tel Aviv BWW Review: Adam Lambert and Queen Brought the Park Down in Tel Aviv
by Ronit Suzan - September 13, 2016

As part of their 2016 European Summer Festival Tour, this evening Queen and Adam Lambert performed at The Yarkon Park in Tel-Aviv in front of an audience of over 55 thousand people.... (more...)
BWW Review: SEE THINGS LIKE YOU CD Is Top Quality Cabaret BWW Review: SEE THINGS LIKE YOU CD Is Top Quality Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - September 10, 2016

This is one of those albums that you will find yourself listening to time and again.... (more...)