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Metropolitan Room to Welcome Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes, 7/16Metropolitan Room to Welcome Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret Metropolitan Room and Diva Dynasty Productions is proud to present Denise Spann Morgan and The "Marvelous" Marvelettes in Come and Get These Memories, starring Annette Bland McCoy and LaRita Gaskins, and the Diva Dynasty Band featuring Anna Caldwell (piano), Joe Ham (drums), Kim Clarke (bass), and Kevin James Perry (guitar). (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Following a two-and-a-half week summer concert tour of England and France, Electric Youth (EY) will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk Town Hill and on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. (more...)

Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Leon Russell with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. (more...)

Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph & The Family Band to Play MPAC, 7/21Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph & The Family Band to Play MPAC, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Enjoy an evening of summertime blues as Johnny Lang and Robert Randolph and the Family Band co-headline at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-89. (more...)

Janine and The Mixtape Sets Biggest US Tour to Date Janine and The Mixtape Sets Biggest US Tour to Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Little Mixtape/Atlantic international recording artist Janine and The Mixtape has announced plans for her biggest US tour to date. (more...)

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Winner Michael Grimm Releases Studio AlbumAMERICA'S GOT TALENT Winner Michael Grimm Releases Studio Album
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 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." (more...)

BWW Interviews: Gabe Bowling and Bryan Langlitz Talk MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBWW Interviews: Gabe Bowling and Bryan Langlitz Talk MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by David Clarke - Jun 14, 2015

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a crowd-pleasing favorite of both theater and music fans alike. The vibrant jukebox musical tells the story of the world's most infamous impromptu jam sessions. Filled with toe-tapping hits and tons of heart, I chatted with Gabe Bowling (Carl Perkins) and Bryan Langlitz (Sam Phillips) about the spirited musical. (more...)

FSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European TourFSPA's Electric Youth to Present 'Bon Voyage' Concert, 6/20 Before European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Electric Youth (EY) 2015, the international touring ensemble of young singer-dancers trained at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), presents a Bon Voyage concert at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Diane Birch, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and More Set for 'Soulful Summer' Lineup at Joe's PubDiane Birch, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and More Set for 'Soulful Summer' Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

This summer, Joe's Pub at The Public (425 Lafayette, NYC) welcomes a slate of artists that defy genre but share a core of unadulterated and soulful vocals. The calendar promises a season of outstanding music performances from artists ranging from jazz man Brian Blade, making his singer-songwriter debut, to indie songbird Diane Birch to NPR phenomenon Fantastic Negrito to SXSW success story and mother-son duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Festival to Present Times Square Tri-Festa, 6/5 & 11Blue Note Jazz Festival to Present Times Square Tri-Festa, 6/5 & 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL, PROHIBITION PRODUCTIONS, and CEG PRESENT bring to you Times Square Hot Jazz and Swing Tri-Festa and Blue Note Jazz Festival featuring Svetlana, her Delancey Five with Wycliffe Gordon and George Gee Big Band Orchestra! (more...)


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...)

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