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BWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through MusicBWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through Music
by Billie Roe - Dec 17, 2014

The month of December has always been an emotional time of the year, especially for our military families; a period to deeply reflect on family and country. Over the past few months in New York cabaret, a few performers have offered up musical testimony on wars, patriotism, and US military veterans. Recently, two singers fairly new to the cabaret scene--Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton--staged shows saluting the brave men and women who serve our country now and in the past. (more...)

George Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This SpringGeorge Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Next year's eagerly awaited 'Backstage at the Geffen' will honor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas with the Distinction in Service Award and Sir Elton John and David Furnish with the Distinction in Theater Award at the 13th annual fundraiser, slated for Sunday, March 22, 2015. The irreverent evening of laughter, music and stories featuring personal 'backstage' memories and songs by a cavalcade of stars precedes the award ceremony in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and will be produced by Vice Chair of the Board, Gil Cates, Jr. David Geffen is Honorary Chair. The event also launches the 20th anniversary of the founding of the not-for-profit theater. (more...)

Taylor Berrett to Release Debut Album in March 2015Taylor Berrett to Release Debut Album in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Extraordinary new singer-songwriter Taylor Berrett will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records. The album embodies songwriting at its finest, with great artists like Paul Simon and Billy Joel as inspiration and Taylor's uniquely fun, uplifting, and poignant style at the heart. He's already garnered heavy-hitting comparisons to John Mayer and Jason Mraz from Seventeen Magazine, and has MTV Buzzworthy saying, 'His vocals are so heartfelt, you can't help but be sucked in.' (more...)

Alberta Ballet to Bring FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY to UCLA in JanuaryAlberta Ballet to Bring FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY to UCLA in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Alberta Ballet presents Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, choreographed by Jean Grand-Maitre with music by Sarah McLachlan for one night only, January 24, 2015 at Royce Hall, UCLA. (more...)

KM Fine Arts Presents ZUGZWANG, 11/8-1/17KM Fine Arts Presents ZUGZWANG, 11/8-1/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

KM Fine Arts is pleased to present ZUGZWANG, a solo exhibition of new paintings and mixed media works by Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, on view from November 8, 2014 to January 17, 2015 at the gallery's West Hollywood location at 814 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069. An opening reception will be held onSaturday, November 8 from 7-10 pm. (more...)

Dana Louise Kirkpatrick's ZUGZWANG to Open 11/8 at KM Fine Arts Los AngelesDana Louise Kirkpatrick's ZUGZWANG to Open 11/8 at KM Fine Arts Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

KM Fine Arts is pleased to present ZUGZWANG, a solo exhibition of new paintings and mixed media works by Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, on view from November 8, 2014 to January 17, 2015 at the gallery's West Hollywood location at 814 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 7-10 pm. (more...)

Red Hot Chili Peppers' FLEA and ANTHONY KIEDIS to Host Benefit for Silverlake Conservatory of MusicRed Hot Chili Peppers' FLEA and ANTHONY KIEDIS to Host Benefit for Silverlake Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Silverlake Conservatory of Music announced today that its founder, Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea and bandmate/front-man Anthony Kiedis will host a benefit for the Los Angeles based music school this Saturday, November 1st in Beverly Hills, CA. (more...)

Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B's finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

KM Fine Arts to Participate in First Annual Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (Art SV/SF), Booth SV60, 10/9-12KM Fine Arts to Participate in First Annual Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (Art SV/SF), Booth SV60, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

KM Fine Arts—with locations in Chicago and Los Angeles—will participate in the inaugural edition of Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF), Art Miami's first international, contemporary, and modern art fair on the West Coast, taking place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 9 -12, 2014. (more...)

Teresa Eggertsen Cooke to Return to the Met Room with DECADES OF SONG, 9/20Teresa Eggertsen Cooke to Return to the Met Room with DECADES OF SONG, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

'Decades of Song' is coming to the Metropolitan Room, Saturday, September 20th at 7 PM. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

Jody Gerson Named Chairman &  CEO of Universal Music Publishing GroupJody Gerson Named Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that it has appointed Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO of the company's music publishing division, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), effective January 1, 2015. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and MoreThe Houston Ballet Announces the 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

April 26, 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. In honor of this milestone in world culture, Houston Ballet will present dance interpretations of great Shakespearean works by choreographers from three continents: a lavish new production of Romeo and Juliet by Stanton Welch; the company premiere of John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a revival of John Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)

Chita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame GalaChita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Last night, the legendary CHITA RIVERA wowed the packed Marriot Marquis ballroom for the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as she sang a medley from WEST SIDE STORY, which included 'A Boy Like That' and the show-stopping 'America', in a program designed to mix past and future sounds. (more...)

Km Fine Arts Los Angeles Presents Tęte-a-TęteKm Fine Arts Los Angeles Presents Tęte-a-Tęte
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The exhibition will be punctuated by a selection of works by guest artists, Nigel Daly, C. Gregory Gummersall, Marisa Howenstine, Stephanie Bell May, Sela Ward, and Estella Warren. The exhibition will run from May 20 - June 18, with a VIP Preview on May 17. Hal Buckner's simple, aluminum cut sculptures recount the elegant simplicity of contour drawings, yet culminate in a complete, seemingly voluminous forms. Often life-sized in scale, the surfaces of his works are painted matte black to provide contrast and to highlight the drawn-line element. Once installed, light casts dramatic shadows on the walls, adding volume and depth. Buckner is a professor emeritus of Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington and has taught sculpture at a collegiate level for over 25 years. He currently lives and works in Southampton, NY. Ramsey Dau: Highlighted in Modern Painters 25 Artists to Watch December 2013 and is currently living in Los Angeles. 'My work is really about tension,' says Dau, a largely self-taught painter. He has painted small, highly detailed street scenes of the urban landscape-kung-Fu studios or the El Chubasco bar in Echo Park-as well as neo-Pop canvases that combine politically charged text-shout-outs to Grover Norquist and Ruth Bader Ginsburg-with images of Homer Simpson and Mickey Mouse. Kim Gottlieb-Walker is an American photographer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 45 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the '60s and '70s, including her candid photographs of Bob Marley and other iconic members of the Reggae movement. Many of her photos are in the current Bob Marley Collectors Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine. Dana Louise Kirkpatrick is known for her bold, large-scale paintings and drawings which reference themes such as popular culture, religion, war, race, poverty, love and sex. Kirkpatrick's sure, confident line work oscillates between being hard and dark or shaky and scrawling, dependent on the attitude of each piece. She studied Fine Arts at Georgetown University, graduating with honors in 2001 and receiving the DaVinci Medal for Excellence in Studio Art and the Misty Dailey Award for Outstanding Work in Studio Art. Kirkpatrick's work is in a large number of important private collections. Victor Matthews's paintings and sculptures convert urban city street grids into metropolises of softened-white, celebrating what has been and what can still be. Born in Brooklyn in 1963, Matthews draws inspiration from every day objects and happenings of urban New York and transforms the chaos into serene, yet stunning story-like interpretations. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, including the 48th Venice Biennale, Museum Sala Uno (Rome), the Boca Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum (Venice) and The Sculpture Center (New York). His work can be found in museums and important private collections worldwide. Brendan Murphy's work focuses on the genuine cultivation of beauty by utilizing color and movement to confront life's experiences. Working primarily with large format canvas, Murphy's paintings display an effortless blending of gouache, oil, and acrylic paint to create floating backgrounds, moving pieces, and a push/pull multi-dimensional visual experience. Murphy has shown his work in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Calgary, Houston, and Buenos Aires. His work can be seen in over 500 private and public art collections internationally. Bernie Taupin: Stemming from his world famous career as a lyricist Taupin incorporates words and language in to his artistic works. Taupin has no set pattern or definitive style. He claims it is hard to conform when there are so many options. Taupin sees his art as a visual extension of what he has spent his life creating through words 'The imagination, in my estimation, is the most powerful tool the artist possess enabling us to conjure up beautiful distraction for the ears and eyes.' He has been busy touring with his art exhibitions all across the US. Taupin born in the United Kingdom currently resides in California. His works are included in many significant collections worldwide. Federico Uribe is a conceptual artist resorting to the language of pop art through the use of objects of daily life. He creates sculptures, which are not sculpted but constructed, and weaved, in all kinds of different ways, curious and unpredictable, repetitive and almost compulsive. They follow the classics canons of figurative and abstract art, but the result is absolutely unusual, whimsical, of enormous efficacy and communicability. Federico Uribe has had over 20 solo shows to date, including exhibitions in London, Padova, Italy, his hometown of Bogota and his 2013 installation, 'Fantasy River' at the Hudson River Museum in New York. For more information please contact: KM Fine Arts: Ana M. Hollinger, Director & Managing Partner P: 310. 854. 0540 E: director@kmfinearts.com www.kmfinearts.com (more...)

James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - The Ultimate Reissue Out TodayElton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - The Ultimate Reissue Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the seminal, 1973 breakthrough album, has been remastered and will be issued on CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box set featuring recordings of “Live at Hammersmith 1973” on CD (more...)

Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru April 2014Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend. (more...)

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