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BWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPACBWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPAC
by Adam Cohen - Nov 21, 2016

A winning powerful tribute to James Brown from those who sang and played with him. (more...)

Enjoy THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT with Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams Sunday, 12/18Enjoy THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT with Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams Sunday, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert, a tradition since 1993, finally comes to Manhattan this December for one concert only! Don't miss an afternoon with Emmy winner and Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Rob Mathes as he lights up the Schimmel stage with his all-star six-piece horn section and a backing band filled with studio legends from SNL, David Letterman's Late Show, and Paul Simon's band. Celebrated vocalists Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams round out the powerhouse cast. Expect an afternoon filled with high-energy reimaginings and a celebration of the holiday spirit! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Find out what's happening this month at NJPAC! (more...)

GET ON UP: A JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION to Play NJPAC This FallGET ON UP: A JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION to Play NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration! with Christian McBride, Sharon Jones, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields, Ryan Shaw, Terrace Martin, and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis, Danny 'The Cape Man' Ray, Robert 'Mousey' Thompson and Fred Wesley is set for Friday, November 18 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark NJ.  (more...)

The Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The IridiumThe Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Iridium has announced its lineup (as of August 26) for this season, including the just-added THE RIES BROTHERS with special guest Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopez on August 31. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Owen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall ShowsOwen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Iridium has announced its upcoming fall shows! (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 SeasonJudy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Tickets to Steve Martin & Martin Short, Jill Scott and More at NJPAC on Sale FridayTickets to Steve Martin & Martin Short, Jill Scott and More at NJPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Singer and songwriter Jill Scott - three-time Grammy winner for hits including "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)," performs "Fool's Gold," "A Long Walk," "The Way" and many sensuous R&B favorites. Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Welcomes Jazz, Blues and R&B Greats During Special Jazz WeekendSegerstrom Center Welcomes Jazz, Blues and R&B Greats During Special Jazz Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

On the heels of Segerstrom Center's inaugural Jazz Weekend this past October, Orange County audiences can look forward to two special concerts in May that will highlight the best of jazz, blues and R&B music. The first concert is May 7 at 7:30 p.m., and features venerated bluesman Charlie Musselwhite, Grammy®-nominated R&B vocalist Bettye LaVette and 'The Godfather of British Blues,' John Mayall. On May 8 at 3:00 p.m., Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Lisa Fischer, legendary Hammond B-3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and Grammy Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter will take to the stage. Both concerts take place in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. KJAZZ's Bubba Jackson will serve as MC. (more...)

Blues Hall of Fame Singer Sari Schorr Recording New AlbumBlues Hall of Fame Singer Sari Schorr Recording New Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

In January 2015 legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon) was invited to receive a 'Keeping The Blues Alive' award at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. T (more...)

UPDATE: Carnegie Hall Tribute Concert for David Bowie Becomes Memorial ConcertUPDATE: Carnegie Hall Tribute Concert for David Bowie Becomes Memorial Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Just prior to David Bowie's death yesterday at the age of 69, the New York Times reported that the music legend would be honored at Carnegie Hall with an all-star concert. (more...)

The Blues Foundation Announces 37th Blues Music Award NomineesThe Blues Foundation Announces 37th Blues Music Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will present at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis (more...)

BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 27, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day, BroadwayWorld announced the nominees in 14 categories for the 2015 BWW New York Cabaret Awards. BroadwayWorld's cabaret editors and reviewers congratulate all the deserving nominees and everyone who performs in the great art of cabaret in New York. But today, as you munch on the leftovers from last night's dinner, it's time to actually vote for that one performer who you think is the absolute best in each category. Voting ends on December 31 and after a review of the ballots, winners will be announced officially early the week of January 4, 2016. (Note: There will not be a BWW Awards Show this year.) (more...)

BWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEESBWW Announces 2015 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees; KAREN MASON and MARK NADLER Named Year's Best Performers; JEFF HARNAR (4) and MARILYN MAYE (3) LEAD NOMINEES
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Cabaret Fans! Here's some breaking news you can discuss and debate in between courses at tonight's dinner: It's the final nominees for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. This year, the cabaret editors and writers at BWW have cited 116 nominees (including duos and variety show/recurring series producers) in 14 categories. In addition, this year six performers or musicians have been cited for special “Editor's Choice Awards,” led by veteran New York cabaret stars Karen Mason and Mark Nadler who have been named “Performers of the Year.” (more...)

Judy Collins, Lea DeLaria, Vincent Pastore and More Set for NYC STANDS FOR THE TROOPS Veterans Day Concert TonightJudy Collins, Lea DeLaria, Vincent Pastore and More Set for NYC STANDS FOR THE TROOPS Veterans Day Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Stand for the Troops (SFTT), a nonprofit committed to helping American warriors survive the rigors of war and return home well enough to reclaim their lives, announces NYC STANDS FOR THE TROOPS, a Veterans Day benefit concert tonight, November 11, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents AN EVENING WITH STING: SYMPHONICITIES GALACarnegie Hall Presents AN EVENING WITH STING: SYMPHONICITIES GALA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

On Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents Sting in his highly acclaimed concert Symphonicities in a one-night-only gala benefit concert with Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by Rob Mathes. (more...)

Judy Collins, Lea DeLaria, Vincent Pastore and More Set for NYC STANDS FOR THE TROOPS Veterans Day ConcertJudy Collins, Lea DeLaria, Vincent Pastore and More Set for NYC STANDS FOR THE TROOPS Veterans Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Stand for the Troops (SFTT), a nonprofit committed to helping American warriors survive the rigors of war and return home well enough to reclaim their lives, announces NYC STANDS FOR THE TROOPS, a Veterans Day benefit concert Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

DETROIT PERFORMS to Stream Live via DPTV, TodayDETROIT PERFORMS to Stream Live via DPTV, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

One stage-One unbelievable night that will truly show the world how 'Detroit Performs.' On September 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. some of Detroit's best artists and performers will come together for Detroit Performs LIVE-a unique live broadcast and online streamed event brought to you by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) in partnership with IXITI and Culture Source and funded by the Masco Foundation. (more...)

DETROIT PERFORMS to Stream Live via DPTV, 9/18DETROIT PERFORMS to Stream Live via DPTV, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

One stage-One unbelievable night that will truly show the world how 'Detroit Performs.' On September 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. some of Detroit's best artists and performers will come together for Detroit Performs LIVE-a unique live broadcast and online streamed event brought to you by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) in partnership with IXITI and Culture Source and funded by the Masco Foundation. (more...)

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