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Centenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness Sweet PlantainCentenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness Sweet Plantain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival closes on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm with the artfully fusing of music genres by Sweet Plantain.  Bridging the gap between generations and musical genres, Sweet Plantain fuses the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised.  Their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. == (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dancers to Take the Stage at NJPAC This SpringAlvin Ailey Dancers to Take the Stage at NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) is honored to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater annual Mother's Day weekend performances starting on May 12- 14, 2017. (more...)

Music for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie HallMusic for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Music For Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts at Carnegie Hall by presenting Mahler For Vision, a benefit concert of Gustav Mahler's monumental Second Symphony "Resurrection" on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This WeekendGabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal and 'hotter than the equator' by The Village Voice - will return with her concert celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Saturday, January 7 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. (more...)

It's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre  Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish LifeIt's So Chewish! Jewish Women's Theatre Explores Special Connection Between Food and Jewish Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Ask any Jewish man, woman or child to describe a favorite memory and the response will likely to be a story about family, friends and food.  The sights, sounds, and smells all have special meaning, but it is memories of the tastes that bring the most smiles.  Food and Jewish life have been inseparable throughout history. The Old Testament says the Israelites celebrated their newfound freedom from the Pharaoh with a communal meal of roast lamb and herbs. Even since then, Jewish people and food have been linked symbolically and socially. "Ess my kind" is a universal anthem.   (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness SWEET PLANTAIN.Centenary Stage Company's January Thaw Music Festival Closes with the Inventiveness SWEET PLANTAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival closes on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm with the artfully fusing of music genres by Sweet Plantain.  Bridging the gap between generations and musical genres, Sweet Plantain fuses the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised.  Their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Present Works By 18th Century Composers, 1/17American Classical Orchestra Present Works By 18th Century Composers, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

American Classical Orchestra on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall will present a program of works written by some of the greatest composers of the late 18th century during their youth: Mozart, Haydn, and Johann Baptist Vanhal. (more...)

CONDER/dance Presents 10th Anniversary Of BREAKING GROUND CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL, 1/27CONDER/dance Presents 10th Anniversary Of BREAKING GROUND CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary at Tempe Center for the Arts, the 2017 Breaking Ground Festival will be held January 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $28Adults/$23 Students and Seniors at the door $25Adults/$18 Students and Seniors when purchased in advance (minimum 24 hours) (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger TheatreAS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

OpenICE, THE TERRIFYING, REAL TALK and More Set for Abrons Arts Center's Spring 2017 SeasonOpenICE, THE TERRIFYING, REAL TALK and More Set for Abrons Arts Center's Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Aprons Arts Center has announced its Spring 2017 season, featuring a lineup of boundary-pushing theatre, dance and performance. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra To Perform MUSIC OF HADYN, MOZART, AND VANHAL, 1/17American Classical Orchestra To Perform MUSIC OF HADYN, MOZART, AND VANHAL, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

American Classical Orchestra on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall will present a program of works written by some of the greatest composers of the late 18th century during their youth: Mozart, Haydn, and Johann Baptist Vanhal. Works performed will be Haydn Symphony No. 31 in D Major, 'Hornsignal'; Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E Flat Major, K 16, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 4, K. 41 in G Major and  Mozart Piano Concerto K. 107, No. 2 in G Major with pianist Audrey Axinn and Vanhal Symphony in d minor. (more...)

92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener GET HAPPY to Celebrate Harold Arlen92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener GET HAPPY to Celebrate Harold Arlen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

January may bring 'Stormy Weather' and only a 'Paper Moon' but we've 'Got the World on a String' and are 'Over the Rainbow.' Lyrics & Lyricists 2017 season opens with 'Get Happy: Harold Arlen's Early Years,' celebrating the composer of those American Songbook classics, and hundreds more. The show will run January 21-23, 2017 at 92Y. (more...)

Stacy Sullivan Reprises Thrilling A NIGHT AT THE TROUBADOUR and Peggy Lee TributeStacy Sullivan Reprises Thrilling A NIGHT AT THE TROUBADOUR and Peggy Lee Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Stacy Sullivan will reprise her show A Night at The Troubadour - Presenting Elton John and David Ackles, in two performances this winter at TRIAD (January 9th, 9pm - an APAP showcase, open to the public) and Metropolitan Room (February 9th, 7pm). In addition, she will bring her award winning, It's a Good Day- A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, to the Sheen Center in Greenwich Village in a benefit for Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development on Saturday, Feb. 4th at 7 pm.  (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre CompanyCast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Welcomes Vocal Trio Duchess as Special Guest to Launch New CDGabrielle Stravelli Welcomes Vocal Trio Duchess as Special Guest to Launch New CD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will launch her new album Dream Ago at Subculture (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Mark DeGarmoBWW Dance Interview: Mark DeGarmo
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 7, 2016

Entering its 30th anniversary year, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a not-for-profit that integrates three focal concerns: educate underserved New York City communities, especially children, through dance arts; create, perform and disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and build intercultural community. The organization's vision is to enliven bodies, shift perspectives and change lives. With programming that has been called 'a national model' by the National Endowment for the Arts, Mark DeGarmo Dance has maintained New York City Department of Education contracts for arts education services since 1987. MDD's artistic pillar in particular presents original artist-scholar works that reflect and celebrate the multicultural experience of our communities. Mark DeGarmo has created and produced over 100 dances and 28 international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America and Europe. In 2015, DeGarmo received the Martha Hill Dance Fund's 15th Anniversary Mid-Career Award and the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation's Recognition. (more...)

Pianist Stephen Hough To Perform Beethoven's EMPEROR CONCERTO With New York Philharmonic, 1/11Pianist Stephen Hough To Perform Beethoven's EMPEROR CONCERTO With New York Philharmonic, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pianist Stephen Hough continues the New York Philharmonic's season-long cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with performances of Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major ("Emperor"), conducted by Alan Gilbert in his final season as the orchestra's Music Director. (more...)

Young People's Chorus Of NYC Celebrates Holidays With December PerformancesYoung People's Chorus Of NYC Celebrates Holidays With December Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City brightens the holiday season with multiple concerts across New York City. This Sunday, December 11 all YPC choral divisions, with singers ranging from 7 to 18 years of age, will perform in two winter concert performances at the 92nd Street Y at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. YPC's annual winter concert is one of New York City's most joyful events of the season, with YPC's choristers singing holiday favorites and songs of the season from all over the world. (more...)

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