Dan Zanes News

Astrograss to Play Jewish Museum, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The kids bluegrass band Astrograss will perform a concert for families on Sunday, October 12 at 11:30 am at The Jewish Museum. Presenting a rich blend of bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Astrograss will lead the audience in sing-alongs to traditional classics and high-energy fiddle hoedowns. The band will also perform tunes from their 2012 album, Colored Pencil Factory, as well as songs celebrating the natural world in honor of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. (more...)

'ENTER LAUGHING', DanceBrazil, POTTED POTTER and More Set for Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces its theater, music, dance, lectures and Theater for Young Audiences programming for the 2014-2015 Season, which begins October 7-19 with the Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company production of The Man Who Planted Trees in the Lovelace Studio Theater; and in the Bram Goldsmith Theater a new lecture series in partnership with Writers Bloc, presenting a conversation with Leon Panetta on October 15 and Marsalis Well Tempered: An Evening with Branford Marsalis featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on October 16. (more...)

Dan Zanes to Play The Odeum, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Greenwich Odeum is thrilled to present Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes. People Magazine named Zanes 'The Crown Prince of Contemporary Kids' Music.' (more...)

FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, Frances England and More Set for Symphony Space's 2014-15 'Just Kidding' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

This fall, Symphony Space presents the superheroes of children's entertainment in a season with plenty of entertainment to guard NYC families against the diabolical quandary of “What To Do?” each weekend. Beginning on Saturday, September 27th with Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation, through Frances England's concert on March 28, 2015, a high-powered lineup bursts upon the Just Kidding stages, offering something for everyone: classic animation, interactive puppet theatre, hip hop, percussive dance, and sing-alongs with the most boredom-busting family musicians on the planet. The magnetically charged season also includes more Sunday performances than ever before. (more...)

THE BEST OF DAN ZANES Release Party Set for Deno's Wonder Wheel, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Calling all fans of Dan Zanes and his popular 'Wonder Wheel' song! Join Dan on August 1st as he celebrates 15 years of award winning CDs with a live concert at the world-famous NYC Landmark Deno's Wonder Wheel on Coney Island. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Live-Stream Pete and Toshi Seeger Memorial Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Lincoln Center announces today that it will live-stream a special all-star line-up Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET. (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The schedule for this summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 20 to August 10, was announced today by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center's Director of Public Programming. Nearly 100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks. A special Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on July 20 will be followed by the official opening concert on July 23 with Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera, the landmark work's first performance in 40 years. Complete festival details and a chronological listing of events follow. (more...)

Natalie Merchant Plays Carnegie Hall Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Natalie Merchant performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert today, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Based on Merchant's recent book and music project Leave Your Sleep, the concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to the singer's beautiful melodies, performed by a chamber orchestra and with projected illustrations by renowned artist Barbara McClintock. James Bagwell conducts the performance, which also features musicians from the dynamic chamber music collective Decoda, pianist and accordion player Uri Sharlin, and guitarist Gabriel Gordon. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute and recommended for children ages 5?10. (more...)

Natalie Merchant to Play Carnegie Hall, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Natalie Merchant performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Based on Merchant's recent book and music project Leave Your Sleep, the concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to the singer's beautiful melodies, performed by a chamber orchestra and with projected illustrations by renowned artist Barbara McClintock. James Bagwell conducts the performance, which also features musicians from the dynamic chamber music collective Decoda, pianist and accordion player Uri Sharlin, and guitarist Gabriel Gordon. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute and recommended for children ages 5?10. (more...)

Julian Crouch, Shoehorn Theater, Fiasco Theater and More Among New Victory's 2013-14 Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2013-14 artists-in-residence for New Victory LabWorks, a groundbreaking initiative designed to spur the development of original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

Steve Miller Band, HELLO DOLLY! & More Set for Mayo Performing Arts Center in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

The Mayo Performing Arts Center has revised their list schedule of events for November. Below is the most up to date information on events. (more...)

Josh & the Jamtones Release BEAR HUNT Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

Coming off the wild,13-week ride that landed their song 'Iko Iko' in the #1 spot on Sirius/XM's Kids Place Live chart, Boston-based kindie rock band Josh & the Jamtones is ready to break new ground with the release of their second kids'/family CD, Bear Hunt!. (more...)

Josh & the Jamtones Set to Release 'Bear Hunt' 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Coming off the wild,13-week ride that landed their song 'Iko Iko' in the #1 spot on Sirius/XM's Kids Place Live chart, Boston-based kindie rock band Josh & the Jamtones is ready to break new ground with the release of their second kids'/family CD, Bear Hunt!. (more...)

Boston's Josh & the Jamtones + Father Goose (of Dan Zanes fame) Take Kids on a 'Bear Hunt!' with New CD and Boston Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Coming off the wild,13-week ride that landed their song 'Iko Iko' in the #1 spot on Sirius/XM's Kids Place Live chart, Boston-based kindie rock band Josh & the Jamtones is ready to break new ground with the release of their second kids'/family CD, Bear Hunt!. (more...)

KRONOS AT 40 Set for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Now thru 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

KRONOS AT 40, twenty-eight concerts and events (today, July 24-28), curated collaboratively by Lincoln Center Director of Public Programing Bill Bragin and Kronos Quartet's artistic director David Harrington, opens the 2013 edition of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The mini-festival will spotlight daily appearances by Kronos, on its own and with special guests, includingMariana Sadovska, Magda Giannikou, Jherek Bischoff and Dan Deacon, whose composition features one of his most recent crowd-participation creations: a light-show generated by audience smartphones via his downloadable app. (more...)

KRONOS AT 40 Set for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, 7/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

KRONOS AT 40, twenty-eight concerts and events (July 24-28), curated collaboratively by Lincoln Center Director of Public Programing Bill Bragin and Kronos Quartet's artistic director David Harrington, opens the 2013 edition of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The mini-festival will spotlight daily appearances by Kronos, on its own and with special guests, includingMariana Sadovska, Magda Giannikou, Jherek Bischoff and Dan Deacon, whose composition features one of his most recent crowd-participation creations: a light-show generated by audience smartphones via his downloadable app. (more...)

Natalie Merchant Set for Picnic with the Pops in Columbus Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Over her 30-year career, Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America's most respected recording artists. As lead vocalist and lyricist of pop music band 10,000 Maniacs, she released two platinum and four gold records. With her latest and highly acclaimed solo recording entitled, Leave Your Sleep, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 17, she embarks on a new artistic path, creating songs from literary inspiration which are composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra. (more...)

Natalie Merchant Set for Picnic with the Pops in Columbus, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Over her 30-year career, Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America's most respected recording artists. As lead vocalist and lyricist of pop music band 10,000 Maniacs, she released two platinum and four gold records. With her latest and highly acclaimed solo recording entitled, Leave Your Sleep, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 17, she embarks on a new artistic path, creating songs from literary inspiration which are composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra. (more...)

BRING IT ON, AMERICAN IDIOT & More Set for MPAC's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Over 120 performances will be held on stage between July 2013 and June 2014. Highlights include a diverse theatre series featuring Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Tony-nominated BRING IT ON, Tony-Winning MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ROCK OF AGES and Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT; contemporary performers such as Michael Bolton, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith and Clint Black; classical artists including Sarah Chang and Itzhak Perlman, comedians including Drew Carey, Joan Rivers, Jason Alexander and Jim Belushi, and many more (see schedule below). (more...)

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