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VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform 'Let It Go' w/ Classroom Instruments!
by TV News Desk - Mar 04, 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!
by Stage Tube - Mar 04, 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...)

Newark's Lincoln Park Music Festival Set for Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Two days before the beginning of summer, the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) announces the return of the highly reveredLincoln Park Music Festival. The 8th annual highly anticipated event consistently attracts a growing number of attendees and last year the numbers exceeded 40,000 people over what was then a three-day event. (more...)

John Meyer, Demi Lovato & More Set for VH1's PHILLY 4 JULY JAM Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 04, 2013

VH1 and Palladia are celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and four-time Grammy award-winning band, The Roots for the third annual Philly 4th of July Jam. Kicking off in the City of Brotherly Love, The Philly 4 th of July Jam, a signature event of the Wawa Welcome America! festival, will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia tonight, July 4 from 8-11PM ET and live streamed on VH1.com. Hometown favorites The Roots, serve as the house band with this year's lineup, including: John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole. Capping off the musical event, the evening will include a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. (more...)

VH1 And Palladia to Simulcast 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

VH1 and Palladia are celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and four-time Grammy award-winning band, The Roots for the third annual Philly 4 th of July Jam. (more...)

Newark's Lincoln Park Music Festival Set for 7/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Two days before the beginning of summer, the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) announces the return of the highly reveredLincoln Park Music Festival. The 8th annual highly anticipated event consistently attracts a growing number of attendees and last year the numbers exceeded 40,000 people over what was then a three-day event. (more...)

Comedian Kevin Hart Named as Host of Philly 4th of July Jam
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Comedian Kevin Hart has been named the host of the third annual Philly 4 th of July Jam, as part of the Wawa Welcome America! Festival. The event will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia on Thursday, July 4 from 8-11PM ET. (more...)

VH1 And Palladia to Simulcast 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

VH1 and Palladia are celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and four-time Grammy award-winning band, The Roots for the third annual Philly 4 th of July Jam. (more...)

John Meyer, Demi Lovato & More Set for VH1's PHILLY 4 JULY JAM
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2013

VH1 and Palladia are celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and four-time Grammy award-winning band, The Roots for the third annual Philly 4 th of July Jam. Kicking off in the City of Brotherly Love, The Philly 4 th of July Jam, a signature event of the Wawa Welcome America! festival, will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia on Thursday, July 4 from 8-11PM ET and live streamed on VH1.com. (more...)

THE ROOTS Join 2013 DC Jazz Festival Concert Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

The Roots, the legendary, Grammy Award-winning hip hop band, will celebrate their 25 th anniversary with a special concert on Saturday, June 15 th at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf. (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith and Meshell Ndegeocello Join ASK YOUR MAMA at the Apollo Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

The Apollo Theater and Manhattan School of Music previously announced that actor Roger Guenveur Smith and singer-songwriter and musician Meshell Ndegeocello have been added to the cast of Ask Your Mama, a multimedia symphonic work based on Langston Hughes' epic poem. (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith and Meshell Ndegeocello Join ASK YOUR MAMA at the Apollo, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

The Apollo Theater and Manhattan School of Music announced today that actor Roger Guenveur Smith and singer-songwriter and musician Meshell Ndegeocello have been added to the cast of Ask Your Mama, a multimedia symphonic work based on Langston Hughes' epic poem. (more...)

Penumbra Exceeds Fundraising Goal; Resumes Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Penumbra announced today that it exceeded its fundraising goal and will resume programming this spring. Over 1,400 individuals, corporations and foundations donated $359,000 by December 30, 2012. (more...)

Lip Addyct™ and Lisa Wu Join Launch Signature Lipstick Line
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

Lip Addyct approached Lisa Wu about becoming the face of the brand, as founder Adrienne Owens has been a fan of the actress since her debut with the Real Housewives franchise in the fall of 2008. 'Lisa embodies what I believe our 'Addycts' are - intelligent, beautiful women of elegance and sophistication,' says Owens. 'She's a go-getter and, like myself, a mother who continues to press forward and achieves the goals she's set for herself.' (more...)

LARRY WILMORE’S RACE, RELIGION & SEX IN FLORIDA to Air on Showtime, 11/3
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

As the nation gears up for the coming elections, Larry Wilmore heads to the most swinging of all swing states…Florida. His second SHOWTIME comedy special, titled LARRY WILMORE'S RACE, RELIGION & SEX IN FLORIDA, will premiere November 3rd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The one-hour special examines this socially, ethnically, religiously and economically diverse state that, just like in 2000, could determine the outcome of the presidential election. Wilmore is intent on exploring how this unique state that produced two revered American institutions, NASCAR and Hooters, will choose the next leader of the free world. (more...)

Maryam Myika Day Stars in Benefit Performance of KATRINA WHO?! at Zephyr Theatre Tonight, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

Mine Entertainment Group has announced a one-night only benefit performance of the one-act play, "Katrina Who?!" taking place tonight, September 19 (8PM) at The Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood. Written and directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux, "Katrina Who?!" honors the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina through the personal stories of five NOLA residents who recount the destruction, devastation, survival and triumph in the aftermath of the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2005. (more...)

Maryam Myika Day Stars in Benefit Performance of KATRINA WHO?! at Zephyr Theatre, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2012

Mine Entertainment Group has announced a one-night only benefit performance of the one-act play, "Katrina Who?!" taking place on Wednesday, September 19 (8PM) at The Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood. Written and directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux, "Katrina Who?!" honors the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina through the personal stories of five NOLA residents who recount the destruction, devastation, survival and triumph in the aftermath of the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2005. (more...)

Savion Glover, Yasiin Bey and More to Headline Blue Note Jazz Festival, 6/10-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

The Blue Note Jazz Festival will return, June 10 - 30, with over 50 performances at venues throughout New York City. Ticket information and a complete schedule of events are available on the official website, www.BlueNoteJazzFestival.com. (more...)

Savion Glover, Yasiin Bey and More Headline Blue Note Jazz Festival, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2012

The Blue Note Jazz Festival returns tonight, June 10 through June 30, with over 50 performances at venues throughout New York City. Ticket information and a complete schedule of events are available on the official website, www.BlueNoteJazzFestival.com. (more...)

Savion Glover, Yasiin Bey and More to Headline Blue Note Jazz Festival, 6/10-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

The Blue Note Jazz Festival will return, June 10 - 30, with over 50 performances at venues throughout New York City. Ticket information and a complete schedule of events are available on the official website, www.BlueNoteJazzFestival.com. (more...)

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