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Stephen Kelly & the Headhunted to Play Coughlan's, 16 JulyStephen Kelly & the Headhunted to Play Coughlan's, 16 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

This Wednesday, 16th of July at 9pm, Stephen Kelly & the Headhunted will be performing at IMRO award-winning venue Coughlan's, Douglas Street, Cork City, admission 10 (more...)

Joffrey Ballet School Winter Concert Features 100 Dancers, 2 Debuts and 5 Restaged Works This WeekendJoffrey Ballet School Winter Concert Features 100 Dancers, 2 Debuts and 5 Restaged Works This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will present a Winter Concert collaboration highlighting the schools' Jazz and Contemporary Trainees and the Joffrey Concert Group. The celebrated fusion of performers will take place tonight, February 22, 8:30 p.m. and tomorrow, February 23, 4:00 p.m. at the Salvatore Capezio Theater. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet School Winter Concert to Feature 100 Dancers, 2 Debuts and 5 Restaged Works, 2/22-23Joffrey Ballet School Winter Concert to Feature 100 Dancers, 2 Debuts and 5 Restaged Works, 2/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will present a Winter Concert collaboration highlighting the schools' Jazz and Contemporary Trainees and the Joffrey Concert Group. The celebrated fusion of performers will take place February 22, 8:30 p.m. and February 23, 4:00 p.m. at the Salvatore Capezio Theater. The program will feature seven new and restaged works from legendary choreographers Jennifer Archibald, Donald Byrd, Daniel Gwirtzman, Brian McSween, Davis Robertson, Margo Sappington and Chet Walker. (more...)

MetroStage to Present ELLA FITZGERALD: FIRST LADY OF SONG, 1/23-3/16MetroStage to Present ELLA FITZGERALD: FIRST LADY OF SONG, 1/23-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the musical Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song, conceived and directed by Maurice Hines, with book by Lee Summers, Jan. 23-Mar. 16, 2014. Ella Fitzgerald, her cousin and traveling companion Georgiana, and her manager and jazz impresario Norman Granz tell her story both backstage and onstage. From a homeless street dancer to winning amateur night at the Apollo Theatre at the age of 15, from headlining with Chick Webb and his Orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom to performing Live at the Cote D'Azur, from discovering she could "scat" to mastering a new art form called "bebop," this musical tells the fascinating journey of this legendary artist. Maurice Hines is the director. Mel Johnson Jr. is the associate director, and William Knowles is the music director, arranger, and orchestrator. (more...)

'Ella Fitzgerald: The Voice of Jazz' 10-CD Box Set'Ella Fitzgerald: The Voice of Jazz' 10-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Ella Fitzgerald's vocal style was as incredible and diverse as the material that she sang. She started out a swing singer, moved to bebop, sang perfect scat, was an extraordinary jazz vocalist and had no fear of modern material as the 60s and 70s came along (more...)

Kennedy Center to Present 12th Annual PAGE-TO-STAGE New Play Festival, 8/31-9/2Kennedy Center to Present 12th Annual PAGE-TO-STAGE New Play Festival, 8/31-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

The Kennedy Center hosts its 12th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Saturday, August, 31 to Monday, September 2, 2013, featuring more than 40 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The three-day, Center-wide event offers a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers. A performance schedule appears on the following pages. Participating theaters include: (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Now thru 4/19James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

National Jazz Museum in Harlem announces its events, tonight, April 15th - 19th, 2013. Details below! (more...)

James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 4/15-19James Shipp, Bill Kirchner and THE SAVORY COLLECTION SIDE B Talk Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 4/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

National Jazz Museum in Harlem announces its events, April 15th - 19th, 2013. Details below! (more...)

Adam Kromelow, Bill Kirchner and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, April 2013Adam Kromelow, Bill Kirchner and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

This April, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem continues to offer a wide range of top quality free programming and affordable concerts from jazz's most celebrated musicians, educators and historians. With International Jazz Day on April 30th our Jazz For Curious Listeners series this month focuses on international artists discussing and demonstrating jazz from around the world and culminates with an international jazz jam blowout with Jonathan Batiste on April 30th at MIST Harlem. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930s HARLEM MUSICAL Opens Tonight in Fort WorthTRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930s HARLEM MUSICAL Opens Tonight in Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Following development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Regional Premiere at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, the original home of African-American theater in North Texas,beginning Friday, March 29, 2013. Opening Night is Friday, April 5, and the show runs through April 28, 2013. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, Now thru 4/28TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs tonight, March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danny Glover, Vy Higginsen, Shepard Honored by HARLEM Arts AlliancePhoto Flash: Danny Glover, Vy Higginsen, Shepard Honored by HARLEM Arts Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

HAA under the theme 'Harlem at the Crossroads: Sustaining Our Arts and Cultural Resources,'the seven-day series of free events kicked off on October 1 with presentations to actor and activist Danny Glover, legendary theatrical producer Vy Higginsen and pioneering arts producer and consultant Mikki Shepard at Aaron Davis Hall (The City College of New York). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Reverently Re-Create Jazz Age Classics at Rose Hall BWW Reviews: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks Reverently Re-Create Jazz Age Classics at Rose Hall
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 17, 2012

Vince Giordano's band (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) has been around for 35 years, but seemingly are getting more popular with age. For example, they've become HBOs go-to vintage jazz band, popping up in the 2009 film version of Grey Gardens, the 2011 mini-series Mildred Pierce, and the original series Boardwalk Empire (for which the band a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack). While there are a few other bands around the country playing 1920s and 1930s jazz, swing and blues, the Nighthawks deserve most of the credit for keeping the genre alive . . . and live, and they shined recently at Rose Hall for Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Wade Barnes Plays The Moldy Fig Tonight 8/29Wade Barnes Plays The Moldy Fig Tonight 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2011

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE are appearing Monday nights at the Moldy Fig Jazz Club. The shows continue tonight from 8pm - 12am (more...)

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Plays the Moldy Fig 8/22WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Plays the Moldy Fig 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE is currently appearing Monday nights at the Moldy Fig Jazz Club (more...)

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Plays the Moldy Fig Jazz ClubWADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Plays the Moldy Fig Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE plays tonight at the Moldy Fig Jazz Club (more...)

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Play Moldy Fig WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Play Moldy Fig
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2011

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Appearing Monday nights at the Moldy Fig Jazz Club (more...)

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Play Moldy Fig July 11WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Play Moldy Fig July 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2011

WADE BARNES AND THE BOTTOM LINE ENSEMBLE Appearing Monday nights at the Moldy Fig Jazz Club Beginning Monday, July 11, 2011 Time: 8pm - 12am (more...)

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