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Audio Fidelity To Release B.B. King & Eric Clapton "Riding With The King"Audio Fidelity To Release B.B. King & Eric Clapton "Riding With The King"
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

In honor of the recent passing of blues guitar legend B.B. King, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing B.B. King & Eric Clapton “Riding With The King” on Limited Hybrid SACD. (more...)

Holland America Line Names Captain Emiel de Vries Master of New ms KoningsdamHolland America Line Names Captain Emiel de Vries Master of New ms Koningsdam
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

When Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, Captain Emiel de Vries will be in command. Having been with the company since 1997, de Vries rose through the ranks from fourth officer to captain and has been master of ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam and ms Zuiderdam. (more...)

Doyle Bramhall II and SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Coming to the King Center This FallDoyle Bramhall II and SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Coming to the King Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts has announced two new shows: Doyle Bramhall II and SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Times Square Salutes Music Legend B.B. KingPhoto Coverage: Times Square Salutes Music Legend B.B. King
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, legendary singer and guitarist B.B. King, known as the 'King of the Blues' passed away on May 14th in Las Vegas at the age of 89. The news was announced by his attorney. On May 1st, King revealed that he had entered hospice care after being in poor health for an extended period. (more...)

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation Mourns Loss of Legendary Guitarist B.B. KingThe Rhythm & Blues Foundation Mourns Loss of Legendary Guitarist B.B. King
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

The Rhythm & Blues Foundation wishes to express its sorrow over the loss of B.B. King. He represented the genre of Rhythm and Blues music at the highest level and will forever be remembered for his outstanding vocal recordings which were truly one of a kind. (more...)

Bobby Rush to Appear at B.B. King Blues Bar and Club Monday, May 18Bobby Rush to Appear at B.B. King Blues Bar and Club Monday, May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Bobby Rush to appearing at BB King Blues Bar and Club in honor of the King of the Blues himself. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Guitar Legend B.B. KingRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Guitar Legend B.B. King
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of B.B. King: (more...)

VIDEO: Eric Clapton Reacts to Loss of B.B. King in Moving Facebook TributeVIDEO: Eric Clapton Reacts to Loss of B.B. King in Moving Facebook Tribute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Fellow musician Eric Clapton turned to Facebook to share a homemade video in which he expresses his sadness over the loss of the legendary guitarist. (more...)

Blues Legend B.B. King Passes Away at 89Blues Legend B.B. King Passes Away at 89
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Variety reports that legendary singer and guitarist B.B. King, known as the 'King of the Blues' passed away yesterday, May 14th in Las Vegas at the age of 89. (more...)

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys to Play Minneapolis' New Century Theatre, 6/14The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys to Play Minneapolis' New Century Theatre, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band, one of the most exciting, soulful, versatile and foot-tapping New Orleans-style bands to storm the planet in recent years, will play the New Century Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2015. (more...)

Michael Grimm to Release Kickstarter-Funded Album, GRIMM, 6/15; Heads to Las Vegas This SummerMichael Grimm to Release Kickstarter-Funded Album, GRIMM, 6/15; Heads to Las Vegas This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

With his soulful voice and earthy, Southern manner, MICHAEL GRIMM charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on season five (2010) of NBC's 'America's Got Talent.' Flash forward to 2015: he's getting ready to release his latest album, GRIMM, June 15 via his Mattikay Records label to online retail outlets worldwide. (more...)

Frist Fridays Summer Concert Series to Launch 6/26 with Al Green & The Hard TimesFrist Fridays Summer Concert Series to Launch 6/26 with Al Green & The Hard Times
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts' popular summer concert series Frist Fridays kicks off Friday, June 26, and will feature musical acts that celebrate personal style in conjunction with the summer exhibition Italian Style: Fashion since 1945. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel, Ryann Redmond & Savannah Guthrie Sing Karaoke for A BROADER WAYSTAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel, Ryann Redmond & Savannah Guthrie Sing Karaoke for A BROADER WAY
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2015

NBC TODAY's Samantha Guthrie was joined on stage by IF/THEN's Idina Menzel and Ryann Redmond singing karaoke for a good cause. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of 12 Rocks Elitch GardensSTAGE TUBE: Cast of 12 Rocks Elitch Gardens
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2015

Elitch Gardens, now in its 21st year downtown since relocating from northwest Denver, remains one of Colorado's the most popular entertainment destinations. It now features a vast array of modern roller-coasters, and because many of 'The 12' cast members from the DCPA Theatre Company are thrill-ride aficionados, the staff at Elitch's invited cast members Tuesday to ride the famous Carousel, which dates back to 1927 - and two coaster rides: The Brain Drain and the Boomerang. Video and photos by David Lenk and John Moore. Check out the videos below! (more...)

BWW Previews:  THEATRE ROCK LIVE at BB Kings on 4/20BWW Previews: THEATRE ROCK LIVE at BB Kings on 4/20
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 16, 2015

Theatre Rock Live will perform selections from the 'Rock Musical' genre at BB Kings in New York City on Monday, April 20th at 8:00 pm. (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

Blue Note Entertainment Group Launches Travel DivisionBlue Note Entertainment Group Launches Travel Division
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Blue Note Entertainment Group - the entity that owns and operates music venues such as Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom, Subrosa, and The Howard Theatre, among other properties - announced today the launch of Blue Note Travel, a new division that will curate a wide range of culturally enriching music travel experiences for fans to global destinations. (more...)

Keb' Mo' Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 6/28Keb' Mo' Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb' Mo' has released his 12th studio album, titled Bluesamericana, which garnered a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album along with his Old Me Better for Best American Roots Performance. Over the past two decades, Keb' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 10, 2015

54 Below presented a special night with LUBA MASON - the Broadway star of Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, The Capeman, among many others, last night and Broadwayworld was there. Fresh off the smash success of the Off-Broadway musical Pretty Flilthy - for which she was hailed as 'outstanding' by The New York Times, 'deliciously droll' by The Hollywood Reporter and 'straight up and affecting' by The New York Daily News - she will present an updated version of her concert Mixtura. Luba's trademarked blend of different musical currents, Mixtura is hybrid musical format consisting of various styles that can also be in any language. The 54 Below evening will include the work of diverse songwriters such as Van Morrison ('Moondance'), Cole Porter ('Love For Sale'), Kander & Ebb ('All That Jazz') and Lou Reed ('Pale Blue Eyes'), in addition to original songs from her Brazilian jazz album Krazy Love. Mixtura will also feature a special version of her breakout number 'Beautiful' by Michael Friedman from Pretty Filthy. You can watch the song 'In Performance' from The New York Times here. Previous incarnations of Mixtura were called 'powerful' by The Huffington Post and 'rapturous musical heaven' by Times Square Chronicles. The evening will feature musical director and arranger Felipe Fournier on vibes. (more...)

Guitar Legend Joe Bonamassa Releases Chart-Topping Tribute to Muddy WatersGuitar Legend Joe Bonamassa Releases Chart-Topping Tribute to Muddy Waters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Blues-rock guitar hero Joe Bonamassa proves once again that blues music is alive and well with his chart-topping tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. (more...)

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