B.B. King News

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

12th Annual NY Burlesque Festival to Run 9/25-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The New York Burlesque Festival - the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world - returns to the city this fall for more lavish and wildly entertaining performances than ever. The festival has attracted sold-out crowds since its premiere in 2003 and this September marks the 12th year for the celebrated event. New York City is regarded as one of the biggest burlesque hot beds in the world. Don't miss your chance to take in the Big Apple's top teasers as well as talent from around the globe! (more...)

RDT's Link Series to Present RHTYHM MIGRATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Come experience this evening event as members of Salt Lake City's African dance, drum, and song community gather with special guest artist, Fara Tolno, to share a diverse number of rhythms. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center Adds Celtic Woman, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus & More to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced four new shows to be presented at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA): Grammy and Blues Award-winning ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., Irish music sensation Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM, the critically acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: Home for the Holidays! on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM and the hit 1940's Big Band tribute show In the Mood on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Tickets for all four performances go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon and may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707.546.3600 or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Set for Byham Theater, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced that WYEP and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, performing at the Byham Theater on Thursday, November 6th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $45.25 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or by visiting in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces World Premiere of THE 12 as Final Show of Season, 3/27 - 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

Andrew Bernstein Releases 'California Slim: the Music, the Magic, and the Madness'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

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New Robert Schenkkan-Neil Berg Musical THE 12 to Premiere in Denver in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

12th Annual NY Burlesque Festival Set for 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New York Burlesque Festival - the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world - returns to the city this fall for more lavish and wildly entertaining performances than ever. The festival has attracted sold-out crowds since its premiere in 2003 and this September marks the 12th year for the celebrated event. New York City is regarded as one of the biggest burlesque hot beds in the world. Don't miss your chance to take in the Big Apple's top teasers as well as talent from around the globe! (more...)

Infinity Hall Named Promoter of Record for Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced that Infinity Music Hall & Bistro has become the promoter of record for the Warner Theatre's contemporary music concerts. Kicking off the new collaboration is a concert with the legendary B.B. King on Oct. 8th at the historic Warner venue in Torrington, CT. (more...)

SiriusXM and Global Music Superstar Pitbull to Create Exclusive SiriusXM Channel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SiriusXM announced today it has joined with global music superstar Pitbull to create a channel featuring music by the international pop star as well as his personal musical selections. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Play MPAC, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Get set for a hot night of blues featuring the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's 'Going Home Tour,' Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $39-69. (more...)

The Houston Symphony's September and October 2014 Calendar Features Jason Alexander, Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The Houston Symphony's 2014-15 Classical and POPS concert series will kick-off in September with an exceptional line up of orchestral repertoire, world-class soloists and comedic fun. Following a laugh-filled weekend of POPS performances with Tony Award-winning actor and Seinfeld star Jason Alexander, the inaugural season of conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada will feature three concerts in a "”Bienvenido, Andres!" weekend including Opening Night and Gala along with two free performances. (more...)

Freda Payne to Perform at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill for Release of New Album 'Come Back To Me Love,' 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music - jazz - love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy® Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)

12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children's activities, September 6th 12:00 - 10:00pm. More than 2,000 people will gather to celebrate one of the final Festivals of the summer season. See below for complete program and ticket information. (more...)

Kenny Loggins to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Legendary Grammy Award-winner, singer/songwriter guitarist Kenny Loggins of "What A Fool Believes" fame is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, August 13, at 8 p.m. Loggins was originally part of the duo Loggins an (more...)

Electric Youth to Give Free Concerts in Franklin and Norfolk, 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Just back from a three-week concert tour of Austria and Italy, Electric Youth (EY) will perform free outdoor summer concerts on Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common and on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Norfolk Town Hill. (more...)

Freda Payne to Host COME BACK TO ME LOVE Album Release Concert at B.B. King Blues Club, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music -- jazz -- love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)

Warner Theatre Adds B.B. King, Glenn Miller Orchestra, & The Buddy Holly Experience to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has just announced three new shows: (more...)

'California Slim: The Music, the Magic, and the Madness' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart once said, 'There was a community in need of music, and music in need of a community.' That community was San Francisco in the '60s and '70s, and that music was rock 'n' roll. Presenting every baby boomer's musical dream, Andrew Bernstein's 'California Slim: The Music, the Magic, and the Madness' (published by Xlibris), takes readers on a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes psychedelic journey through San Francisco's cultural and musical revolution. (more...)

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