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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...)

Photo Flash: Terence Archie, Jeannette Bayardelle, Anthony Fedorov & More in Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12Photo Flash: Terence Archie, Jeannette Bayardelle, Anthony Fedorov & More in Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the 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. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. Check out a first look at photos from the production below! (more...)

'Underground Garage' Faves THE DOUGHBOYS Releasing 4th Album'Underground Garage' Faves THE DOUGHBOYS Releasing 4th Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Yes, soup's on and The Doughboys are proud to present their fourth album, Hot Beat Stew, a delectable broth of sixteen sizzling tracks, sure to please the palates of true fans and connoisseurs of authentic rock'n'roll. (more...)

Denver Center's World Premiere of Rock Musical THE 12 Opens TonightDenver Center's World Premiere of Rock Musical THE 12 Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the 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. The show began on March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for tonight, April 3, 2015. (more...)

Badia Farha Returning to 54 Below, 4/24Badia Farha Returning to 54 Below, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Badia Farha in Lady Sings For You on Friday April 24, 2015 at 11pm. Joined by her 6 piece band, Badia Farha (aka Lady Rose) brings her original songs and R&B Soul + style to 54 Below. Lady Sings For You features original songs from Badia's solo album Still Waiting? Her newly released radio hit Don't Know, a tribute to Carmen McCrae Aretha Franklin, and Roberta Flack as well as a bit of Bossa Nova Jazz. (more...)

OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spots in AmericaOpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spots in America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

After another long winter, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (PCLN), today unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 -  Terence Archie, Mike Backes, Anthony Fedorov & More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 - Terence Archie, Mike Backes, Anthony Fedorov & More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the 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. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome BoDeans, 4/16Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome BoDeans, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes rock band BoDeans, featuring legendary drummer and Stockbridge, MA native, Kenny Aronoff at The Colonial Theatre on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!Photo Coverage: Check out Pics from the MAC Awards 2015!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2015

At a ceremony held Thursday night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stackner's LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES Seductively Satisfies the SoulBWW Reviews: Stackner's LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES Seductively Satisfies the Soul
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 27, 2015

Reaching from a music tradition founded near the turn of the 20th century, the All-American Blues "brings out the boogie" at Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret. Their lusty revue Low Down Dirty Blues features "Big Mama" Felicia Fields, Chic Street Man, Sugaray Rayford with the trio accompanied by jazz pianist Robert Stephens. (more...)

Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 Begins TonightDenver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the 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. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. (more...)

Eva Richards to Perform at The Metropolitan Room, 5/11Eva Richards to Perform at The Metropolitan Room, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Join Eva Richards as she sings songs from award winning Broadway musicals, Latin standards such as 'Besame Mucho' and 'Guantanamera' as well as Bossa Nova hits including 'The Girl from Ipanema' and 'Dindi' at the Metropolitan Room on May 11 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Les Paul Foundation to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Namesake This SummerLes Paul Foundation to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Namesake This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Les Paul Foundation has announced the official “100th Birthday of Les Paul,” a year-long celebration to launch the famous inventor and musician's 100th birthday - June 9th, 2015. The celebration, which will last through May of 2016, will include exciting programs beginning with the star-studded June 9th event in New York's Times Square. Fans of Les Paul will have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the most famous names in music at the official kick-off event. Music legends including Steve Miller, Joan Jett, Journey's Neal Schon, guitar virtuoso Johnny A, Chickenfoot's Joe Satriani, Count's 77 and others will appear at the event. Musical acts will continue to be announced on les-paul.com over the next several weeks. (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

Pitbull Celebrates Launch of His SiriusXM Channel with Private Concert at Apollo TheaterPitbull Celebrates Launch of His SiriusXM Channel with Private Concert at Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

SiriusXM announced today that Pitbull will perform at Harlem's world famousApollo Theaterfor the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers onTuesday, May 19 at 8:00 pm ET. (more...)

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