Billie Holiday News

Creative Cauldron to Present Scorching Musical BLUES IN THE NIGHTCreative Cauldron to Present Scorching Musical BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Creative Cauldron presents the Tony-Award Nominated Musical Blues in the Night, directed by Creative Cauldron's Artistic Associate, Matt Conner. Set in a rundown hotel in Chicago 1938, Blues in the Night was conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps. (more...)

Adam Davenport and Shanica Knowles Make EDM Debut with MY RETURN ADDRESS IS YOUAdam Davenport and Shanica Knowles Make EDM Debut with MY RETURN ADDRESS IS YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Actress Shanica Knowles, the mean girl to Miley Cyrus on Hannah Montana who most recently played Tichina Arnold in the Lifetime film Surviving Compton, has collaborated with New York actor Adam Davenport on his debut single, 'My Return Address is You.' The release, which was delayed a week in protest of the Inauguration,  is now set for this Friday, January 27th, via Independent Ear through Caroline Distribution/Universal Music Group/ILS.  (more...)

American Bard Theater Explores Gender Roles, Race, and Death in VISIONARY VOICESAmerican Bard Theater Explores Gender Roles, Race, and Death in VISIONARY VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. Aimee Todoroff and Tonya Pinkins direct. The evening of one-act works include Trifles by Susan Glaspell (1916), Exit: An Illusion by Marita Bonner (1929), and The People by Susan Glaspell (1918). Performances will be staged at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 from February 15-March 5, 2017. (more...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only ConcertRenowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Headline Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary GalaVince Giordano and the Nighthawks Headline Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly kicks off it 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC with The Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary Gala featuring the swinging jazz and blues of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks with vocalist Ms Vinnie Knight and the festive multi-dimensional music of Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, plus, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise guest. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-ResidenceHouston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2017-18 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fourth year as music director. Highlights of the season include the appointment of Peruvian-born composer Jimmy Lopez as the Houston Symphony's new Composer-in-Residence and the introduction of Ars Electronica Futurelab's musical visualization of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, an immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed choreographer Klaus Obermaier (more...)

Birdland Presents Carmen Lundy, Ziegfeld Follies and More Week of 1/30Birdland Presents Carmen Lundy, Ziegfeld Follies and More Week of 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Center Stage and the Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill Present  THE GROUND ON WHICH WE STAND: An Exploration of Black ExcellenceCenter Stage and the Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill Present THE GROUND ON WHICH WE STAND: An Exploration of Black Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage are pleased to present The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. This one-time performance will feature music, dance, art, film and projection technology highlighting breakthrough moments in history. (more...)

Re-live Billie Holiday's Hey-Day in LADY DAY at Max & Louie ProductionsRe-live Billie Holiday's Hey-Day in LADY DAY at Max & Louie Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Max & Louie Productions present a three-week engagement of Lanie Robertson's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring Alexis J. Roston. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallCarolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 27 at 8pm, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s. (more...)

The Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne ReevesThe Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American HistoryPhoto Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American History
by Walter McBride - Jan 18, 2017

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (more...)

Anchorage Community Theatre Presents LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLAnchorage Community Theatre Presents LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Just four months before her death Billie Holiday performed at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This small intimate musical gives us a glimpse into that performance. We see Billie at her best and her worst as she battles her demons onstage but continues to sing with all the grace and talent that made her a legend. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club to Present Carrie Jackson & All StarsBirdland Jazz Club to Present Carrie Jackson & All Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Carrie Jackson Is a vocalist who rekindles thoughts of America's great jazz history, attributes her vocal style of singing to her mentors, the Great Ladies of Jazz, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Carmen Mc Rae. She has taken all of her mentors and made them a part of her and brings new horizons to this classical art form called Jazz, the truth is that she has a bit of all of them and more that is uniquely her own style. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Love Songs for V-Day and More Coming Up This February at BirdlandJay Armstrong Johnson, Love Songs for V-Day and More Coming Up This February at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard TheaterTonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

 Jack Kleinsinger's HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ Kicks Off 45th Season Jack Kleinsinger's HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ Kicks Off 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly kicks off it 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC with The Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary Gala featuring the swinging jazz and blues of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks with vocalist Ms Vinnie Knight and the festive multi-dimensional music of Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, plus, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise guest. (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Actors Theatre Of Louisville Adds Performance by Popular DemandLADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Actors Theatre Of Louisville Adds Performance by Popular Demand
by Taylor Clemons - Jan 11, 2017

Due to popular demand, Actors Theatre of Louisville is excited to share the addition of a performance on Sunday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. for their production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. (more...)

Steve Harvey Returns to Apollo Theater for All-New One-Hour SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 2/1Steve Harvey Returns to Apollo Theater for All-New One-Hour SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 2/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey returns to host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a brand-new one-hour special and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

BWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Jan 9, 2017

The legend herself, Miss Billie Holiday has once again taken the stage, in the form of the insanely talented Diedrie Henry. (more...)

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