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Arizona Musicfest Welcomes New Board MembersArizona Musicfest Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Arizona Musicfest Board of Directors unanimously appointed Ken Olson, President of Northern Trust Bank, Scottsdale and Roger Brooks, former Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of AmerUs to serve on the Board of the organization, beginning with the 2015-16 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: With Rhythmic Enthusiasm, NINA HENNESSEY & RAY MARCHICA Host Jazzy Set at BirdlandBWW Reviews: With Rhythmic Enthusiasm, NINA HENNESSEY & RAY MARCHICA Host Jazzy Set at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Aug 3, 2015

With new Sunday evening Jazz Party host Carole J. Bufford performing elsewhere last night, the Birdland Jazz Club recruited drummer Ray Marchica and his vocalist wife Nina Hennessy (right), who rounded up some of their talented friends for an evening of vocal and instrumental jazz, new compositions, and golden standards. Marchica's band featured Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Bob Quaranta on piano. Special guests included vocalist Marissa Mulder and composer/pianist Ian Herman. (more...)

Faith Prince, Joshua Bell & More Set for Arizona Musicfest 2016Faith Prince, Joshua Bell & More Set for Arizona Musicfest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Arizona Musicfest announces the lineup for its 25th Anniversary year, with superstar violinist Joshua Bell to headline the 6 week-long music event.   (more...)

Chucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 SeasonChucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The World Music Institute has announced its 30th Anniversary, 2015-16 season -- the debut season for Artistic Director Par Neiburger. Recognizing the ever-expanding nature of world music, Neiburger showcases the experimental and avant-garde along with the classic. (more...)

Chris Isaak, ABBA Tribute & More Set for The McCoy Center's 2015-16 SeasonChris Isaak, ABBA Tribute & More Set for The McCoy Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

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Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Present TO ROSIE & MEL, WITH LOVE, 7/24-26Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Present TO ROSIE & MEL, WITH LOVE, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE (5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL) presents, 'To ROSIE & MEL, WITH LOVE', a musical tribute to ROSEMARY CLOONEY and MEL TORME' concert event, for a limited THREE performance engagement July 24th, 25th and 26th. The two-act musical stars huisband and wife team, MICHELE JAMES and DAVID PRUYN. (more...)

Vonda Shepard Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/14-15Vonda Shepard Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

After playing to sold-out houses in January, world-renowned artist, Vonda Shepard, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only – Friday, August 14 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 15 (7 p.m.).  Shepard will perform tracks off her new album, “Rookie,” as well as some of her favorite covers. Shepard encourages song requests for her show via her Facebook page…or you can yell out your request from the audience.  Don't be shy!  Tickets for Vonda Shepard range in price from $35–$50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present BOLERO AND HOT LATIN NIGHTS as Part of Summer Festival, 8/9Pacific Symphony to Present BOLERO AND HOT LATIN NIGHTS as Part of Summer Festival, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—July 10, 2015—It is a night of spicy, riveting music and dance featuring salsa, Cuban rhythms and the sounds of Spain, when Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, delivers the third concert of Summer Festival 2015. The evening is chock-full of hot-tempered tunes, including Ravel's “Bolero,” featuring the most famous drumbeat in classical music and immortalized in the movie “10”; Rimsky-Korsakov's sparkling orchestral painting of Spain, Capriccio Espagnol, full of passionate tunes and brilliant colors that have made it a smash-hit concert favorite; the short but potent “Ritual Fire Dance” from de Falla's ballet, “El amor brujo”; and excerpts from Bizet's alluring “Carmen,” sung by opera star, mezzo-soprano Milena Kiti?.  The band JT & Friends then delivers high-octane entertainment on the second half, which includes Bizet's “Farandole” from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2 and Bernstein's heart-pumping “America” from the classic film, “West Side Story.” Completing the mix are dancers, Salsa king Bobby Rivas, singer Beau Williams, and music that includes Barry Mann's “On Broadway,” Flores' rowdy “Tequila” and more.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Melissa Manchester Comes to Feinstein's This WeekendBWW Interviews: Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Melissa Manchester Comes to Feinstein's This Weekend
by Linda Hodges - Jul 8, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO WELCOMES GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER MELISSA MANCHESTER, FOR TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY JULY 10 & 11, 2015! (more...)

Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia - Composer Evan Solot. As Solot ends his final semester at the University of the Arts, where he taught for nearly 50 years, The Jost Project will perform their highly respected jazz renditions of classic rock and invite special guests to the stage who were all influenced by the great Evan Solot. (more...)

Regina Belle to Light Up the Stage at SOPAC, 5/29Regina Belle to Light Up the Stage at SOPAC, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Former Englewood resident and Grammy Award-winner, Regina Belle, comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 29, 2015 for an 8PM performance (more...)

Artists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz DayArtists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz Day
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

In an unprecedented series of events worldwide on April 30 th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate and recognize jazz as a vehicle for freedom of expression and dialogue between cultures. (more...)

'Remembering Joe Sample' to Be Featured at Berks Jazz Festival'Remembering Joe Sample' to Be Featured at Berks Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

One of the featured attractions at this year's Berks Jazz Festival (its 25th anniversary show) will be a special performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA called "Remembering Joe Sample." (more...)

Goodspeed's 2015 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony to Showcase Works at 54 Below, 4/27Goodspeed's 2015 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony to Showcase Works at 54 Below, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 2015 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony Concert, featuring the works of Colony participants Peter Cincotti and Pia Cincotti (The Last Laugh), Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), Jean Rohe (The Odysseus Agreement), and Patrick Lundquist & Peter Seibert (Puccini). The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and Goodspeed Musicals are proud to co-produce the first New York City showcase of musicals developed at this one of a kind program. (more...)

April Hall Headlines Jazz Series Concert at the Black BoxApril Hall Headlines Jazz Series Concert at the Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin presents critically acclaimed jazz vocalist April Hall on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. The concert, rescheduled from February due to a Valentine's Day snowstorm, is featured as part of BLACK BOX Jazz, one of four dynamic music series launched this year at the new theater, music and event venue. (more...)

Ayla Brown, Opera for Kids & More Coming to FPAC in AprilAyla Brown, Opera for Kids & More Coming to FPAC in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's new theater, music, and event venue, presents a wide-ranging lineup of live music entertainment this April. Events are slated to feature singer-songwriter Ayla Brown, Opera for Kids, and jazz vocalist April Hall. THE BLACK BOX, the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), is located at 15 West Central Street. (more...)

K. Michelle, Estelle & More Set to Perform on UNCF An Evening of StarsK. Michelle, Estelle & More Set to Perform on UNCF An Evening of Stars
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Black-ish executive producer and star Anthony Anderson will return to host UNCF An Evening of Stars for the third consecutive year. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical LabJustin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Sheryl Kaller helmed musical adaption of the Aldous Huxley classic BRAVE NEW WORLD will present two presentations onFebruary 23rd at 3PM and February 24th at noon following the culmination of a two week experimental AEA Lab. (more...)

SELMA, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, BLACK-ISH and More Top 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; All the Winners!SELMA, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, BLACK-ISH and More Top 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; All the Winners!
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The winners of the '46th NAACP Image Awards' were announced last night during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One (9-11 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed). The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a one-hour live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Kevin Frazier and Shaun Robinson. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

THE BLACK BOX Sets Live Music Series EventsTHE BLACK BOX Sets Live Music Series Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's new theater, music, and event venue, presents two special evenings of live music, featuring the April Hall Quartet on Valentine's Day and Celtic singer-songwriter Robbie O'Connell on February 20. (more...)

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