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Photo: Questlove Shares First Look at HAMILTON's String Cast Recording SessionPhoto: Questlove Shares First Look at HAMILTON's String Cast Recording Session
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Yesterday, Questlove turned to Instagram to share a photo of the string recording session for the highly anticipated cast album. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Political Relevance of HAMILTON, President Obama's Reaction & MoreLin-Manuel Miranda on the Political Relevance of HAMILTON, President Obama's Reaction & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast album's executive producers, Questlove and Black Thought, opened up about the show's political relevance, President Obama's reaction to the piece and much, much more. (more...)

OFFICIAL! Atlantic Records to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording of HAMILTON; Available for Pre-Order 8/7OFFICIAL! Atlantic Records to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording of HAMILTON; Available for Pre-Order 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Atlantic Records has announced the release of 'HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),' the musical companion to the critically acclaimed Broadway show, 'HAMILTON.' (more...)

The Roots to Executive Produce HAMILTON Cast Album, Out This September!The Roots to Executive Produce HAMILTON Cast Album, Out This September!
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Lin Manuel Miranda took to Twitter today to reveal the news that The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought will be executive producing the Hamilton cast album, due out in September. (more...)

Funny or Die to Premiere Aasif Mandvi's HALAL IN THE FAMILY, 4/9Funny or Die to Premiere Aasif Mandvi's HALAL IN THE FAMILY, 4/9
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Aasif Mandvi, widely known as the Senior Muslim Correspondent on The Daily Show, is premiering a new sitcom parody "Halal in the Family" on award-winning humor website, Funny Or Die, on Thursday, April 9. (more...)

Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter Set for MOSCOT Benefit Concert, 2/12Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter Set for MOSCOT Benefit Concert, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter (lead vocalist and co-founder of the Grammy winning hip-hop group The Roots, featured nightly on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Jeremy Ellis (Human Music Machine), and Ray Angry (GRAMMY Nominated on Keys) are set for MOSCOT's intimate, once-in-a-lifetime, charity benefit concert on Thursday, February 12th, 2015. (more...)

MOSCOT AND TARIQ 'Black Thought' Trotter Team for CollaborationMOSCOT AND TARIQ 'Black Thought' Trotter Team for Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

MOSCOT, the New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear, has joined forces with Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, lead vocalist and co-founder of the Grammy winning hip-hop group The Roots, featured nightly on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, for a charitable collaboration that really counts. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Promo for Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMOREVIDEO: First Look - Watch Promo for Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE premieres January 19th at 11:30 pm ET/PT after 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.' (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Premiere Date for THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMOREComedy Central Announces Premiere Date for THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

It's official. Comedy Central's next great late-night franchise "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" will premiere on Monday, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and air weeknights following "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." (more...)

The Roots to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Begin. 12/31The Roots to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Begin. 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named 'Best Live Music Venue' by Las Vegas Weekly and 'Best New Venue' by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce The Roots live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. (more...)

VH1 Sets New Wednesday Night LineupVH1 Sets New Wednesday Night Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

From titans of the industry working with aspiring musicians to artists from various genres coming together on one stage, VH1 hits a high note with its upcoming slate of Wednesday night programming. On Wednesday, July 16 at 9:00 PM* VH1 debuts 'Behind The Music: Linda Perry,' the newest installment in its celebrated series which reveals the trials behind the success of singer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Linda Perry. Immediately following on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 PM*, VH1 captures the master producer at work with the premiere of 'Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project' a new series in which Linda Perry mentors a group of young, aspiring musicians as they work to achieve their dream of superstardom. Then on Wednesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 30 at 9:00* PM, VH1 + Palladia will premiere the new music performance series 'Soundclash.' This series unites established and emerging artists onstage, re-creating the experience of attending a musical festival and offering the chance to see your favorite artists performing live. (more...)

Comedian Marlon Wayans to Host VH1's PHILLY 4TH OF JULY JAMComedian Marlon Wayans to Host VH1's PHILLY 4TH OF JULY JAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans has been named the host of the fourth annual Philly 4th of July Jam as part of the WaWa Welcome to America Festival. (more...)

Comedian Marlon Wayans to Host VH1's PHILLY 4TH OF JULY JAMComedian Marlon Wayans to Host VH1's PHILLY 4TH OF JULY JAM
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans has been named the host of the fourth annual Philly 4th of July Jam as part of the WaWa Welcome to America Festival. (more...)

Kellogg's' Unveils Protein And Grain Combinations At First-Ever Recharge BarKellogg's' Unveils Protein And Grain Combinations At First-Ever Recharge Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today marks the grand opening of the Kellogg's Recharge Bar to educate families about the power of protein and grains found in a serving of Kellogg's cereal and one cup of skim milk America's #1 breakfast. When it comes to nutrition at breakfast, there's a lot of information out there and a recent survey revealed that when hearing 'protein and grains,' only 20 percent 1 of Americans think of cereal and milk. (more...)

Public Theater Welcomes The Roots TonightPublic Theater Welcomes The Roots Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Public Theater, The Roots, and Def Jam Recordings announced today that they will present …and then you shoot your cousin, a two-night concert event celebrating the release of The Roots' new album of the same name tonight, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14 at 8:30 p.m. in The Public's intimate 260-seat Anspacher Theater. A limited number of tickets are on sale now to benefit The Public Theater. (more...)

VH1 & Palladia Unveil New Music Performance Series 'SoundClash'VH1 & Palladia Unveil New Music Performance Series 'SoundClash'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

This summer, VH1 and Palladia present some of today's hottest and most talked about musical artists like you've never seen them before. (more...)

Public Theater to Welcome The Roots, 5/13-14Public Theater to Welcome The Roots, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The Public Theater, The Roots, and Def Jam Recordings announced today that they will present …and then you shoot your cousin, a two-night concert event celebrating the release of The Roots' new album of the same name on Tuesday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14 at 8:30 p.m. in The Public's intimate 260-seat Anspacher Theater. A limited number of tickets are on sale now to benefit The Public Theater. (more...)

Return of HIT THE FLOOR Among VH1's Summer LineupReturn of HIT THE FLOOR Among VH1's Summer Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

VH1 has been bringing the heat all year with ratings up +33% in the adult 18-49 demo year-to-date. The network looks to keep the momentum going with an equally hot summer line-up. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform 'Let It Go' w/ Classroom Instruments!VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform 'Let It Go' w/ Classroom Instruments!
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Idina Menzel stopped by last night's Tonight Show Music Room to perform the Oscar-winning song 'Let It Go' from Disney's 'Frozen', along with host Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! Idina Menzel Sings 'Let It Go' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots!STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! Idina Menzel Sings 'Let It Go' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots!
by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2014

After appearing on Sunday night's Academy Awards, Idina Menzel sang the now Oscar-winning 'Let It Go' from FROZEN with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show! (more...)

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