Billie Holiday News

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...)

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...)

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