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President Obama on ABC's SCANDAL: 'Not Something We Want to Be Living Out'
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

At a Washington DC fundraiser hosted by Scandal scribe Shonda Rhimes and star Kerry Washington last night, President Barack Obama joked about the accuracy of the hit ABC drama series. (more...)

John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live. (more...)

Let's Talk Small Business on Business RadioX Features the Small Business Administration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - The Let's Talk Small Business May 20, 2014 episode was the second in a series that featured Cassius Butts, Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration (SBA), being interviewed by host Stacey Key. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Toumani & Sidiki Set to Kick Off Fall 2014 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mali's Toumani Diabaté is widely recognized as the greatest living kora player. The Observer has deemed him “one of the world's pre-eminent musicians in any genre.” (more...)

Aloe Blacc & More to Join Bruno Mars' 'Moonshine Jungle World Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars is proud to announce that he will be accompanied by an array of stellar support acts on selected dates of his 'Moonshine Jungle World Tour,' (more...)

CIRCUS ORANGE, Jay Pharoah, Spoon River Rochester and More Highlight 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Running 9/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival announced its third annual lineup this morning for the September 18-27, 2014 event in and around downtown Rochester's East End. Fringe 2014 will include more than 380 shows of all genres in 28 venues that range from parked cars to the return of the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent. (more...)

The San Fransisco Girls Chorus Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, NORTHERN LIGHTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In announcing the first season of concerts curated under her artistic directorship Lisa Bielawa has made public details of the 40-voice, Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 season. The season of five programs will run October 4, 2014 through June 5, 2015 and be capped off by a tour to Nordic countries including Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The season concerts will be conducted by Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe and will highlight music by Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Carla Kihlstedt Schubert, Beethoven, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Philip Glass, John Adams, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk and others and feature guest artists including pianistJon Nakamatsu and violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt. Of particular note will be the West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug (2010), an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick set on a 1941 poem by Bertoldt Brecht. In addition to the annual Davies Hall holiday concert, the Girls Chorus this year will collaborate with New Century Chamber Orchestra for seasonal performances. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org. (more...)

Turning On AIDS 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne Set for 7/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall will be lit up nightly from Friday July 18-21 with a series of unique digital art projections putting the spotlight on creating an HIV-free generation. Titled Honouring the Past, Hope for the Future: Towards an HIV Free Generation this sophisticated and symbolic public art installation marks the beginning of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) being hosted in Melbourne July 20-25. (more...)

E!'s THE SOUP Receives Emmy Nomination for 'True Detective' Spoof!
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The E! show received an Emmy nomination this morning for the Best Short-Form Live Action Entertainment Program for its True Detective spoof. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES Leads with 19 Emmy Noms; Check Out Nominations By Network & Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement were announced this morning at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. For the first time, this year's nominees were selected via online voting. (more...)

World Premiere of MARRIAGE, LIZARDS, AND LOVE Presented at Capital Fringe Festival, 7/10 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

From July 10th-27th, the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival will host the world premiere of Jean P. Bordewich's MARRIAGE, LIZARDS, AND LOVE. The performances will take place at Fort Fringe (607 New York Avenue. NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Telemundo's ENFOQUE CON JOSE DIAZ-BALART to Spotlight Obama's Immigration Reforms This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

“Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart” presents the most complete coverage of Immigration Reform this Sunday, November 10 at a special time, 1:30PM/12:30C, as it is on the spotlight once again for the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) controversy. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) will join the program to talk about his distancing of the NIYA after accusing the Dreamer group of secretly recording his conversations. NIYA Spokesperson Claudia Muñoz will also be on the show to offer her group's point of view on the issue that has overtaken the focus on immigration reform. (more...)

The Aspen Ideas Festival Announces Live Video for July 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

ASPEN, Colo., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, concludes today, July 3. The upcoming live video for July 3 is: (more...)

Blue, White, and Green - The international Competition for a Cleaner, Healthier Environment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

VIDEO: Medal of Honor Recipient Cpl Carpenter Talks Call from President Obama on LETTERMAN
by - Jun 27, 2014

Medal of Honor recipient Cpl Kyle Carpenter appeared on last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN and talked about his recent phone call from President Barack Obama. (more...)

Vladimir Duthiers Named CBS News Correspondent
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Vladimir Duthiers has been named a CBS News Correspondent, it was announced today by CBS News President David Rhodes. Duthiers will begin work in August, based in New York at the CBS Broadcast Center. (more...)

VMware Expands Validated Vertical Solutions Across Multiple Industries
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today expanded its portfolio of validated desktop solutions for vertical industries to address challenges experienced by individual business sectors. The solutions meet specific performance, availability and security needs of vertical industries such as education, financial services, healthcare, government and manufacturing using the advanced technology found in VMware Horizon. (more...)

New Indian Prime Minister Overtakes the White House in Twitter Followers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Twiplomacy aims to identify the extent to which world leaders use Twitter and how they connect on the social network. In early June 2014, Burson-Marsteller analyzed 643 government accounts in 161 countries. Only 32 countries, mainly in Africa and Asia-Pacific, do not have any Twitter presence. (more...)

James Franco's THE INTERVIEW Causing Backlash in North Korea
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

North Korea's Kim Myong-chol, described as the 'unofficial' spokesperson for the nation's communist leader Kim Jong-un, had some harsh comments for the new comedy THE INTERVIEW starring James Franco. (more...)

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