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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...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

Powerhouse Vocalist Sari Schorr and Her All-Star Band at The Cutting Room, 7/31
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

On the heels of her exciting recent performances at Brooklyn's Shape Shifter Lab and Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, powerhouse vocalist Sari Schorr will next appear at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm. Supporting Schorr will be her all-star band The Engine Room, featuring Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jerry Marotta on drums, John Cariddi on guitar, and Sue Williams on bass. With a distinctive sound and a 5-octave range that draws from her roots in blues, rock and jazz, Schorr will debut a selection of explosive songs from her upcoming CD. The Cutting Room show will also feature drumming and recording legend Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, who with his indelible sound will revisit some classic moments in funk drumming history, while also offering up some fat new grooves on songs written by Schorr. (more...)

Kenny Loggins to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Kenny Loggins' remarkable four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the roster of the Grammys. He's had smash hits on Hollywood's favorite mo (more...)

Local Blues Bands to Join BB King, Robert Randolph and More at Indian Ranch Blues at the Beach, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Blues at the Beach at Indian Ranch just got bigger. The show featuring B.B. King with Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Shemekia Copeland on Sunday, July 13 has added three regional blues bands to the lineup. The ThrowDown Band, The Cannibal Ramblers, and Ten Foot Polecats will all perform on the Indian Ranch Corral Stage starting at 12noon. The main stage festivities begin at 2:00PM making it a day of non-stop blues on the lake. (more...)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RICK JAMES Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

In his own words, the late hit-making funk rocker reveals all in an honest chronicle of his life of sex, drugs, and masterful music (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Neil Patrick Harris Guest Stars in BLOSSOM, Coming to the Hub!
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at the one and only Neil Patrick Harris, along with Mayim Bialik, Tori Spelling, Dick Clark and more, in the BLOSSOM episode 'Rockumentary'! The episode will air Friday, July 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT on the hub Network. (more...)

Tab Benoit to Play Fox Theatre, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Tab Benoit at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. Tickets are on sale for $20.00 in advance or $25.00 day of show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele. (more...)

Summer Music Festival Begins July 1 at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Cool off after a day at the beach with eight evenings of music (plus one free family afternoon) at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. By popular demand, this year's line up is a sampling of many music styles, from some of the best acts in their genre. Concerts are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm, on the Julie Harris Stage. A free family concert is Sunday, July 13 at 4pm, in the garden in front of the theater. (more...)

The Hub to Premiere 90's Hit Sitcom BLOSSOM Beginning 7/7
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

In a very special 'Blossom' announcement, the Hub Network is bringing everybody's favorite teenager to cable for the first time ever beginning Monday, July 7 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Melissa Manchester on Her Café Carlyle Debut, Her Latest Album & Bway Musicals She Loves
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2014

The Grammy winner returns to her hometown in anticipation of her 20th album, which she financed through Indiegogo. (more...)

Grammy Award-Winning Rock Band LINKIN PARK to be Inducted into Guitar Center's Historic RockWalk
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Guitar Center is proud to announce the upcoming induction of Grammy Award-winning rock band LINKIN PARK into the retailer's historic RockWalk. The private, invite only induction ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, June 18 th, at 12 noon at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. Adding to the celebratory nature of the day, LINKIN PARK will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, The Hunting Party, on June 17 th. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents I REMEMBER YOU: An Evening With Diane Schuur, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

On December 10, 2013 Diane Schuur turned 60. She also completed her first-ever recording in homage to her two most important and influential mentors: Stan Getz (who discovered her at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1979) and Frank Sinatra, whose artwork hangs prominently in her Palm Springs home. Entitled I Remember You (With Love to Stan and Frank), the album of twelve songs, all previously recorded by Getz or Sinatra, or both, was produced by Diane and her new manager, Mary Ann Topper, at Avatar Studios in New York, and is set for release on Jazzheads, June 10, 2014. It also features a stellar cast of musicians, including: Alan Broadbent (arrangements/piano), Roni Ben-Hur and Romero Lubambo (guitars), Joel Frahm (saxophone) , Ben Wolfe (bass) and Ulysses Owens Jr. on drums. (more...)

NYC Classic Rock Band RICKITY Releases Debut Album 'Greatest Hits'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Highly anticipated debut album by “super group” Rickity, a New York City, classic rock 'n' soul band performing great original songs, is now available! (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, Begin. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Color Purple at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, June 20, 2014 with a Preview on Thursday, June 19. The show runs through August 3, 2014. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this joyful musical and epic story follows the life and personal awakening of Celie, a downtrodden young African American woman. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, the uplifting score features jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues. The Broadway production earned eleven Tony nominations. (more...)

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