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Personal Capital Raises $50 MillionPersonal Capital Raises $50 Million
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Personal Capital, a leading digital wealth management firm, has completed a $50 million capital raise for its Series D financing. The funding was led by Corsair Capital, a highly regarded private equity firm focused on financial services, as well as BBVA Ventures and USAA. Personal Capital's existing venture investors IVP, Venrock and Crosslink also participated in the round. (more...)

Personal Capital's Kyle Ryan Named "40 Under 40"Personal Capital's Kyle Ryan Named "40 Under 40"
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Kyle Ryan, 36, EVP of Advisory Services at Personal Capital was named to the InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 list of financial advisors who have achieved major success in the industry before turning 40. (more...)

Introducing Fatdoor: A New Neighborhood Social Network With Benefits That Go WAY Beyond A Cup Of SugarIntroducing Fatdoor: A New Neighborhood Social Network With Benefits That Go WAY Beyond A Cup Of Sugar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ For years, neighborhoods have become increasingly impersonal places as people retreated behind air conditioners, garage doors and computer screens. But a new private social network, aimed directly at the needs of neighborhoods, is ready to change all thatwith a list of incentives geared specifically for today's active, smartphone-savvy resident. (more...)

MicroAccounting Solutions Named Again Among "Best Places To Work" In North Texas By The Dallas Business JournalMicroAccounting Solutions Named Again Among "Best Places To Work" In North Texas By The Dallas Business Journal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

MicroAccounting Solutions has been named one of the Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal in the small business category for the fourth year in a row. (more...)

LATE BUS TO MECCA & EVERY GOODBYE AIN'T GONE to Play Studio Theatre, 3/28-4/6LATE BUS TO MECCA & EVERY GOODBYE AIN'T GONE to Play Studio Theatre, 3/28-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Two classic African American plays - Late Bus To Mecca and Every Goodbye Ain't Gone are returning to the stage in a new and unique off-Broadway production at The Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in New York's Theatre District. With a limited run from Friday, March 28 through Sunday, April 6 2014, Late Bus To Mecca and Every Goodbye Ain't Gone are being produced by Lauren M. Smith and Michael Sonnenberg, and directed by Marishka S. Phillips. (more...)

KING KONG Closes in Australia Today; Aims to Take on Broadway, the WorldKING KONG Closes in Australia Today; Aims to Take on Broadway, the World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

After 5 years of development, 6 months of rehearsal, 4 season extensions and 293 curtain calls, KING KONG has its final performance today, 16 February 2014. The mega-musical is reportedly aiming to open on Broadway in December 2014, and producers have also been in discussions to bring KONG to Germany, Korea, Japan and Las Vegas after New York. (more...)

National Black Touring Circuit's Black History Month Play Festival to Pay Tribute to Poet Amiri Bara, 2/8National Black Touring Circuit's Black History Month Play Festival to Pay Tribute to Poet Amiri Bara, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

The National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival will hold poetry, music and drama performances in Harlem that celebrate acclaimed poet Amiri Baraka, legendary singer Billie Holiday, the Great Divas of Gospel and Ossie Davis' renowned play 'The People of Clarendon County' from February 7 - March 2. (more...)

KING KONG to Play Final Performance in Melbourne on February 16, 2014; Looks to FutureKING KONG to Play Final Performance in Melbourne on February 16, 2014; Looks to Future
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

After 5 years of development, 6 months of rehearsal, 4 season extensions and 293 curtain calls, KING KONG will have its final performance on Sunday 16 February 2014 as the production ramps up planning for a northern hemisphere season. (more...)

Australian KING KONG Musical Scouts Broadway Home, Hopes to Open in Next Two Years!Australian KING KONG Musical Scouts Broadway Home, Hopes to Open in Next Two Years!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

According to The Age, the creators of the new Australian musical KING KONG are searching for a theater on Broadway. Global Creatures' producer Bill Harris, technical director Richard Martin and production designer Peter England are vetting theaters this week. The team is looking to launch KING KONG in the United States within the next two years. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series Kicks Off with Music of Kander & Ebb TonightAuditorium Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series Kicks Off with Music of Kander & Ebb Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

'Come hear the music play...' this summer at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E Congress Pkwy) and the Katten/Landau studio (425 S Wabash, 4th Floor) when both spaces are transformed into an intimate cabaret hosting some of the city's most talented performers. The series kicks off in the Katten/Landau Studio tonight, July 20 with 'Life is a Cabaret - The Music and Words of Kander and Ebb' featuring Scott Gryder, Nick Sula and Phil Martin and continues today, August 10 with 'The Greg Spero Trio,' as Spero treats the audience to both original songs from his new album as well as everyone's favorite jazz tunes. The series culminates today, August 24 when the audience sits on the Auditorium's world-famous landmark stage to hear 'Chicago Music Legends' featuring Frank D'Rone, Judy Roberts and Denise Tomasello. (more...)

W.A. Bill Harris Unveils Tale of Survival in DEVIL'S GRANDSONW.A. Bill Harris Unveils Tale of Survival in DEVIL'S GRANDSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

'Devil's Grandson' is a poignant and enthralling tale that follows the life of young boy who manages to excel in life despite a troubled past. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off with Music of Kander & Ebb, 7/20Auditorium Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off with Music of Kander & Ebb, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

'Come hear the music play...' this summer at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E Congress Pkwy) and the Katten/Landau studio (425 S Wabash, 4th Floor) when both spaces are transformed into an intimate cabaret hosting some of the city's most talented performers. The series kicks off in the Katten/Landau Studio on Saturday, July 20 with 'Life is a Cabaret - The Music and Words of Kander and Ebb' featuring Scott Gryder, Nick Sula and Phil Martin and continues on Saturday, August 10 with 'The Greg Spero Trio,' as Spero treats the audience to both original songs from his new album as well as everyone's favorite jazz tunes. The series culminates on Saturday, August 24 when the audience sits on the Auditorium's world-famous landmark stage to hear 'Chicago Music Legends' featuring Frank D'Rone, Judy Roberts and Denise Tomasello. (more...)

Art X Detroit Showcases Detroit's Flourishing Arts Scene, Now thru 4/14Art X Detroit Showcases Detroit's Flourishing Arts Scene, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Kresge Arts Experience will take over Midtown this spring as the free, five-day arts experience celebrates Detroit's arts scene today, April 10-14, 2013. Throughout more than a dozen venues in the vibrant Midtown district, the public is invited to experience an exciting collection of visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, literary readings, and much more created by the Kresge Eminent Artists and Kresge Artist Fellowship Awardees. Art X Detroit is funded by The Kresge Foundation. A complete schedule of events is available at www.artxdetroit.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Series Premiere of FUNERAL BOSS on Discovery Fit & HealthVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Series Premiere of FUNERAL BOSS on Discovery Fit & Health
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

Meet Bill Harris, the FUNERAL BOSS, who has a special way of doing end-of-life ceremonies. This Discovery Fit & Health six-part series premiering tonight at 10/9c explores one of the most unique funeral homes in America. Below, check out a sneak peek at tonight's episode! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Discovery Fit & Health's New Series FUNERAL BOSS, Premiering TodayVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Discovery Fit & Health's New Series FUNERAL BOSS, Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

Helping a family cope with the loss of a loved one takes a very special individual. Discovery Fit & Health explores one of the most unique funeral homes in America on FUNERAL BOSS, slated to premiere tonight, March 14 at 10 PM ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Kick Off 11-Show NYC Residency At Beacon TheatreALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Kick Off 11-Show NYC Residency At Beacon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND kicked off their sold-out yearly March residency at New York City's Beacon Theatre in big style last weekend. (more...)

Art X Detroit Showcases Detroit's Flourishing Arts Scene, 4/10Art X Detroit Showcases Detroit's Flourishing Arts Scene, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

Kresge Arts Experience will take over Midtown this spring as the free, five-day arts experience celebrates Detroit's arts scene April 10-14, 2013. Throughout more than a dozen venues in the vibrant Midtown district, the public is invited to experience an exciting collection of visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, literary readings, and much more created by the Kresge Eminent Artists and Kresge Artist Fellowship Awardees. Art X Detroit is funded by The Kresge Foundation. A complete schedule of events is available at www.artxdetroit.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Discovery Fit & Health's New Series FUNERAL BOSS, Premiering 3/14VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Discovery Fit & Health's New Series FUNERAL BOSS, Premiering 3/14
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Helping a family cope with the loss of a loved one takes a very special individual. Discovery Fit & Health explores one of the most unique funeral homes in America on FUNERAL BOSS, slated to premiere Thursday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

The National Black Touring Circuit's HE WHO ENDURES Holds Post Show Talk on Abolitionists, 2/15-17The National Black Touring Circuit's HE WHO ENDURES Holds Post Show Talk on Abolitionists, 2/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

The National Black Touring Circuit's 2013 Black History Month Play Festival presents He Who Endures, an anti-slavery abolitionist drama written by Bill Harris starring Ralph McCain as Frederick Douglass and Norman Marshall as John Brown from February 15 - 17 at the National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Avenue (at 125th Street). (more...)

NYC Black History Month Play Festival 2013 Features Discussion by Poet and Author Amiri BarakaNYC Black History Month Play Festival 2013 Features Discussion by Poet and Author Amiri Baraka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The National Black Touring Circuit kicked off the Black History Month Play Festival 2013 with a special press reception in Harlem on Saturday, February 2 that featured a discussion by acclaimed poet and author Amiri Baraka on "The Meaning of Black History" and a performance by Timothy Simonson portraying Harlem legend Adam Clayton Powell from the play Adam. (more...)

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