Billie Holiday News

ALA.NI Premieres 'Cherry Blossom'; U.S. Debut 'You & I' Coming This SpringALA.NI Premieres 'Cherry Blossom'; U.S. Debut 'You & I' Coming This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

British-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI has announced that her debut album You & I will see release in the U.S. through Missing Piece Records (more...)

Kennedy Center to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial with Series of EventsKennedy Center to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial with Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the Ella Fitzgerald centennial. The program pays tribute to the artist's legendary music through performances featuring Regina Carter, NSO Pops, and Jane Monheit. (more...)

Pianist Lara Downes to Launch THE CRYPT SESSIONS Season 2Pianist Lara Downes to Launch THE CRYPT SESSIONS Season 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Unison Media has announced Season 2 of its acclaimed concert series The Crypt Sessions, featuring intimate classical music and opera performances in the remarkable Crypt chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession in Harlem. (more...)

Cedric Jones Returns to Don't Tell MamaCedric Jones Returns to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Cedric Jones takes center stage once again at Don't Tell Mama in 'Mister Diva Sings the Blues' on Saturday, January 28, 2017. He will perform songs made famous by Jazz legend Billie Holiday. (more...)

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This SpringIN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full 2016-2017 season began September 24, 2016 and runs through May 20, 2017. (more...)

The Rockettes Saga Continues: MSG Fires Back at Marie Claire for Article on Private MeetingThe Rockettes Saga Continues: MSG Fires Back at Marie Claire for Article on Private Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the The Rockettes are performing for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th. Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan called an impromptu meeting with the Rockettes on December 27th to discuss - in a 'safe setting' - the controversy surrounding MSG's decision to have the dancers perform at the event. Marie Claire published Dolan's and several Rockettes' statements from the meeting in a new piece this morning. Now, Madison Square Garden Company has released a statement regarding Marie Claire's coverage of the private meeting. (more...)

Invited X-FACTOR Contestant Will Perform at Trump Inauguration Under One ConditionInvited X-FACTOR Contestant Will Perform at Trump Inauguration Under One Condition
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Rebecca Ferguson, a British singer who was a runner up on Season 7 of THE X FACTOR, turned to Twitter to reveal that she has been invited to perform at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. (more...)

BWW Feature: 8 Questions with LADY DAY at Emerson's Bar and Grill's Diedrie Henry at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Feature: 8 Questions with LADY DAY at Emerson's Bar and Grill's Diedrie Henry at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Jan 3, 2017

The lovely Diedrie Henry who will be playing the iconic Billie Holiday in Actors Theatre's production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL took the time to answer a few questions about the show, herself, and her incredibly diverse career! (more...)

Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Record-breaking 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London's West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she completely sold out her shows last year. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack KleinsingerHighlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack Kleinsinger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly announces the schedule for its 45th season featuring four monthly star studded Thursday night concerts taking place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC. (more...)

All-Female Band 'Jazz Women of New York' Available for BookingsAll-Female Band 'Jazz Women of New York' Available for Bookings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Jazz Women of New York is a new all-woman band conceived by vocalist Lee Torchia.  The core group is pianist Jill McManus, saxophonist and flutist Carol Sudhalter, and bassist Melissa Slocum, with occasional subs from the female side of NY jazz. (more...)

Los Lonely Boy, Tom Paxton and More on Sale at City Winery ChicagoLos Lonely Boy, Tom Paxton and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy Award winning Los Lonely Boys, folk icon Tom Paxton, left-handed guitar player Doyle Bramhall II, one of the oldest jazz repertory orchestras in the country, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and more. (more...)

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and More to Play Blue Note Napa This JanuaryLavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and More to Play Blue Note Napa This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Newly opened in October 2016 the Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House. (more...)

Actors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLActors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This commanding and moving play, written by Lanie Robertson, directed by Bill Fennelly and featuring Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, is set in the intimate atmosphere of the Bingham Theatre. (more...)

Lynn University Launches 'The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center' Series in JanuaryLynn University Launches 'The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center' Series in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that it will be launching in January the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Firehouse Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAYPhoto Flash: The Firehouse Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Come be a part of a live 1940's studio audience, as an ensemble of actors bring dozens of characters to life on the radio - to tell the story of George Bailey in this beloved American holiday classic!  It's A Wonderful Life the Radio Play directed by Derek Whitener (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Billy Elliot) and Musical direction and original composition by Scott A. Eckert.  (more...)

Ailey's Opening Night Gala & Party Launches Five Week Holiday SeasonAiley's Opening Night Gala & Party Launches Five Week Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center launched on November 30th with an Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party that honored Diageo, North America, represented by Almaz & Marc S. Strachan. (more...)

Blue Note Napa Announces December ListingsBlue Note Napa Announces December Listings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Newly opened in October 2016 the Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House. The Blue Note Napa seamlessly blends the quintessential Greenwich Village jazz club experience - an intimate atmosphere where the stage is so close to you that you feel as if the performers are playing in your very own living room - mixed with the Northern California wine country ambiance and the historic architecture of the ninetieth century Napa Valley Opera House. The Blue Note Napa spotlights 'Four Creative Pillars'; world class music, gourmet farm to table cuisine, spectacular local wines and exciting art! (more...)

December is Full of Cheer at Blue Note HawaiiDecember is Full of Cheer at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

December at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, promises to be one of the most musically-diverse months yet. The club kicks off with two nights of the island's hottest reggae acts with Revive the Live Waikiki Edition, followed by tributes to Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, singer-songwriter Imua Garza and a nostalgic run with Henry Kapono as he presents the Songs of C&K. Acoustic rock and reggae artist Trevor Hall, the legendary Willie K and soulful guitarist Tavana take us into the middle of the month, leading up to GRAMMY(R) Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert. Local favorites Streetlight Cadence and M?noaDNA are up next, with singer-songwriter-surfer Tom Curren making his Blue Note Hawaii debut as well. The month wraps up with jazz superstar Kenny G, playing four nights through New Year's Ev (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 EventsMPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

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