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Pianist Bill Charlap to Pay Tribute to Charlie Parker at NJPAC, 4/11Pianist Bill Charlap to Pay Tribute to Charlie Parker at NJPAC, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a one time only all star-tribute to saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker with jazz pianist Bill Charlap, alto saxophonists Phil Woods, Charles McPherson, and Jesse Davis Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC ?(888.466.5722) (more...)

Gavin Creel, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/25-4/5Gavin Creel, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/25-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances running March 25 - April 5, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Crowdfunding Campaign Announced for Caleb Quaye Rock DocumentaryCrowdfunding Campaign Announced for Caleb Quaye Rock Documentary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

GloRoc Productions is launching a dynamic crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for the completion of 'A Voice Louder Than Rock,' a documentary based on 'A Voice Louder Than Rock & Roll,' the popular 2006 autobiography by Caleb Quaye (more...)

2015 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 6/19-212015 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the fifth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) on June 19 - 21, 2015. (more...)

On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. (more...)

On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHEROn Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. This summer, the company kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date:The Figaro Project. On Site Opera will offer lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays: The Barber of Seville (1775), The Marriage of Figaro (1784) and The Guilty Mother(1792). The Figaro Project will reacquaint audiences with their favorite Beaumarchais' characters in new and unexpected ways in non-traditional venues across New York City. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

The Nash Announces New LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, 2/27, 3/27 & 4/24The Nash Announces New LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, 2/27, 3/27 & 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Nash announces its new LAST FRIDAY LATE NIGHT JAM, February 27, March 27 and April 24 from 10:30 pm - 1:00 am. The Nash's Last Friday Late Night Jam Sessions showcase the wide array of talent in the Valley as musicians drop in to spontaneously perform with the band. (more...)

Zakir Hussain to Bring PULSE OF THE WORLD: CELTIC CONNECTIONS to Carnegie Hall, 3/28Zakir Hussain to Bring PULSE OF THE WORLD: CELTIC CONNECTIONS to Carnegie Hall, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Grammy Award-winning tabla maestro Zakir Hussain brings together some of the world's top Indian and Celtic musicians for Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections. (more...)

OPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 CompaniesOPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?OPERA America is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through its Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program, which promotes deep learning experiences about new or infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Each grant supports audience development activities associated with a specific work being produced by an OPERA America Professional Company Member. (more...)

The Raah Project to Launch New Album at Arts Centre MelbourneThe Raah Project to Launch New Album at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

With musical influences as diverse as Charlie Parker, Kanye West, Igor Stravinsky, Roots Manuva, hyper dub and King Tubby - The Raah Project returns to Arts Centre Melbourne for the debut of their sophomore album, Take Me Elsewhere on Friday 13 March. (more...)

Time Warner Cable Celebrates Black History Month with the Launch of Special On Demand CategoryTime Warner Cable Celebrates Black History Month with the Launch of Special On Demand Category
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

In honor of Black History Month, Time Warner Cable is offering its Digital TV customers a special On Demand category to spotlight some of the best in African American cinema. (more...)

Rufus Reid Big Band Will Play the Jazz Standard, 2/26-3/1Rufus Reid Big Band Will Play the Jazz Standard, 2/26-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Rufus Reid Big Band will play the Jazz Standard in NYC from February 26 to March 1, 2015. (more...)

'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' Set for Hillwood Recital Hall Tonight'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' Set for Hillwood Recital Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Tonight, November 20, 2014 at 7pm, Producer Jason Samel of Movement Music Records in association with Love Revolution and Gold Coast Arts Center presents 'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' at The Hillwood Recital Hall At Tilles Center on campus at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548. (more...)

Review Roundup: KINKY BOOTS on Tour!Review Roundup: KINKY BOOTS on Tour!
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pantages Shows Off KINKY BOOTSBWW Reviews: Pantages Shows Off KINKY BOOTS
by Don Grigware - Nov 13, 2014

Following in the footsteps of La Cage Aux Folles, Billy Elliott and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, all foreign films turned into Broadway musicals, Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, brings its spirited message of 'Just Be Who You Wanna Be' to the Pantages in its West Coast premiere for three weeks only through November 30. Replete with splashy direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a splendid cast, it's top.of.the.line entertaining fare. (more...)

Rufus Reid Unveils QUIET PRIDE - THE ELIZABETH CATLETT PROJECTRufus Reid Unveils QUIET PRIDE - THE ELIZABETH CATLETT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Rufus Reid's 'QUIET PRIDE - The Elizabeth Catlett Project' is up for GRAMMY Awards in several categories this year. (more...)

BUIKA to Release Highly Anticipated Book Debut of Original Poetry, Stories & PhotosBUIKA to Release Highly Anticipated Book Debut of Original Poetry, Stories & Photos
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

World-renowned Spanish singer Buika, named one of NPR's '50 Great Voices,' will release her highly anticipated book debut on November 17 in the U.S. A limited-edition, self-released project titled 'A los que amaron a mujeres dificiles y acabaron por soltarse' (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 TheatersCAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger Set for Hillwood Recital Hall, 11/20David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger Set for Hillwood Recital Hall, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

On Thursday November 20, 2014 at 7pm, Producer Jason Samel of Movement Music Records in association with Love Revolution and Gold Coast Arts Center presents 'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' at The Hillwood Recital Hall At Tilles Center on campus at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548. Net proceeds will benefit the 501 (c)(3) not for profit Gold Coast Arts Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. (more...)

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