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Benny Goodman News

Date of Birth: May 30, 1909
Date of Death: June 13, 1986 (77)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews:  THREE DAYS TO SEE Stages the Writings of Helen KellerBWW Reviews: THREE DAYS TO SEE Stages the Writings of Helen Keller
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2015

Transport Group's new theatre piece has a seven member ensemble portraying the famous deafblind woman. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Launches New 'Our History: Your Stories' Web PortalCarnegie Hall Launches New 'Our History: Your Stories' Web Portal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Artists enrich Carnegie Hall's history every time they step out on stage, but the Hall's lore also comes from behind the scenes and from its audiences. Since Carnegie Hall opened on May 5, 1891, it has played host to millions of visitors looking to share an exceptional performing arts experience. Now, as it approaches its 125th anniversary during the 2015-2016 season, Carnegie Hall is looking to its audience and fans around the world to uncover those unique and personal stories that make the Hall what it is today. (more...)

THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now AvailableTHE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 7, 2015

Al Hirschfeld gets a tome of his own! (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...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Avalon String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/25-26Music Mountain to Welcome Avalon String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 86th season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 25th (6:30pm) playing the best music of the Swing Era! Plus pre-concert dinner at Falls Village Inn (5pm). The weekend continues on Sunday, July 26th (3pm) with the Avalon String Quartet performing Faure, Debussy, and Ravel with guest artists Jan Opalach, Bass-Baritone and Jonathan Yates, Piano and Music Mountain's new Musical Director. For the second season, Music Mountain is offering an extended summer program filled with Music Mountain debuts, first time guests, brand new series', and returning favorite bands and ensembles! Chamber, country, opera, jazz, and folk concerts are scheduled thru September 27th. (more...)

SCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now AvailableSCOTT HAMILTON PLAYS JULE STYNE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Celebrate the sax-iness of Jule Styne! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jun 28, 2015

Danny Bacher has the performance ease of an artist who's spent twice his years on the circuit. His preternatural feel for swing delivers scrupulous control, hip, unfussy phrasing, nuanced inflection, and the kind of fluent, savory scat “wordless vocables” I haven't heard from a man in some time, certainly not one so young. His soprano saxophone and singing are so like one another in attitude and energy, Bacher epitomizes the musician whose instrument acts as solid manifestation of voice. His new CD release celebration show at the Metropolitan Room, Swing That Music (last performance of a four-show run today at 4 pm) is a jazz tribute to the three Louis: Louis Armstrong--Satchmo (1901-1971), Louis Prima--The King of Swing before Benny Goodman came along (1910-1978), and Louis Jordan--King of the Jukebox (1908-1975.) Musical numbers get along like the old friends they are, brushing shoulders, poking one another in the ribs, slapping backs. The show is well paced with next to no patter. Danny Bacher is the real deal; a musician to watch. (more...)

National Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & MoreNational Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

Musical Star & Voice of 'Chiquita Banana' Monica Lewis Dies at 93Musical Star & Voice of 'Chiquita Banana' Monica Lewis Dies at 93
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. She was 93. (more...)

Actress & Recording Star Monica Lewis, Voice of Chiquita Banana, Dies at 93Actress & Recording Star Monica Lewis, Voice of Chiquita Banana, Dies at 93
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of the 'Ed Sullivan Show,' was THE VOICE of the popular Chiquita BANANA cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, turned down a marriage proposal from Ronald Reagan and went on to play co-starring roles in such films as 'Earthquake,' 'Airport 1975' and 'The Concorde--Airport '79,' died on June 12 of natural causes at her apartment in Woodland Hills, CA. She was 93. (more...)

THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/7THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 10, 2015

Al Hirschfeld gets a tome of his own! (more...)

BRASS Festival Sets Full 2015 LineupBRASS Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

From festival favourites and the anticipated to the totally unexpected BRASS 2015 is set to entertain audiences in a celebration of all things brass from classical and traditional brass sounds, to hip hop, poetry, photography, apps and cartoons. (more...)

BWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala PerformanceBWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

On June 12 at 8PM, the New Philharmonia Orchestra will conclude its 20th Anniversary Season with a gala performance featuring the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli in a program showcasing his signature style that sets the standard for stylish modern jazz.   (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the ParksNew York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

As part of the New York Philharmonic's celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its historic Concerts in the Parks, the Philharmonic will present Share the Stage in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, inviting local musicians to perform on the stage in their home boroughs before the Orchestra's performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trevor McQueen Tributes Sammy Davis, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim and More at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Trevor McQueen Tributes Sammy Davis, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim and More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to host the return of singer Trevor McQueen to the stage this past Monday, June 1. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Michael Feinstein's Big Band Swing Set for Los Angeles Arboretum, 6/20Michael Feinstein's Big Band Swing Set for Los Angeles Arboretum, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS open their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with vocalists Marilyn Maye and Michael Andrew in BIG BAND SWING on Saturday June 20th in a show sure to get all ages dancing in the aisles at the Los Angeles Arboretum. (more...)

Arete Productions to Present Jason Robert Brown's 13, 5/29-31Arete Productions to Present Jason Robert Brown's 13, 5/29-31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Arete Productions, the performance arm of Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts (SB SOPA), will present the Broadway hit musical 13,a grown-up story about growing up, at the Marjorie Luke Theater on May 30 and 31, with a preview and showcase on May 29, featuring local artists, SOPA star alumni and the Inner Light Community Gospel Choir. Proceeds from the showcase will benefit Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts scholarship students. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 1 - June 7, featuring Maria Schneider Orchestra, Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

BWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Apr 29, 2015

Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Missouri announced their 2015-2016 season. Century of the Songbook explores 100 years of music. Producing Artistic Director J. Kent Barnhart has programmed four original cabaret revues and one Broadway revue, each highlighting songs of the musical tradition called the Great American Songbook. The Playhouse season focuses on contributions to the Songbook by first Americans, big band leaders, women songwriters, Broadway musicals, and folk singer-songwriters. (more...)

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