David Berg News

The Met Museum Presents Rare Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts, Including 15th-Century Haggadah, On View During Passover
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

In time for the observance of Passover this year, two medieval Hebrew manuscripts are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. One manuscript, on loan from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), New York, for two years, is a newly conserved Haggadah by Joel ben Simeon, one of the best-known illuminators of medieval Hebrew manuscripts. Its presentation at the Museum marks the first time it is being displayed publicly in more than a decade. The other, a richly ornamented 15th-century Hebrew Bible, is on loan from the Hispanic Society of America through May 1. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LONG WAY HOME Looks at the Horrific Effects of War on the Participants
by Barry Lenny - Apr 03, 2014

This production will leave the audience deeply moved and full of respect for what our armed forces go through during and after their terms of duty. (more...)

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, SCENES FROM IRAQ and More Set for Fort Point Theatre Channel in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The eclectic nature of Fort Point Theatre Channel's 2014 programming is a direct result of the creative forces that drive FPTC's 15 artistic directors. These artists are rooted in Boston's only arts-centered neighborhood and resident in a building that is now experiencing a tenant-to-owner momentum. FPTC celebrates its 7th year amidst this surge of artistic development specifically within their Midway neighborhood, an especially exciting place to be at the moment. (more...)

PBS Premieres Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews (more...)

The Guggenheim Museum Presents ITALIAN FUTURISM 1909-1944: RECONSTRUCTING THE UNIVERSE, Thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

From February 21 through September 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Italian Futurism, 19091944: Reconstructing the Universe, the first comprehensive overview in the United States of one of Europe's most important 20th-century avant-garde movements. Featuring over 360 works by more than 80 artists, architects, designers, photographers, and writers, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the full historical breadth of Futurism, from its 1909 inception with the publication of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's first Futurist manifesto through its demise at the end of World War II. The exhibition includes many rarely seen works, some of which have never traveled outside of Italy. It encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also the advertising, architecture, ceramics, design, fashion, film, free-form poetry, photography, performance, publications, music, and theater of this dynamic and often contentious movement that championed modernity and insurgency. (more...)

PBS to Premiere Documentary Series THE STORY OF THE JEWS, 3/25
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews (more...)

Meredith DiMenna Brings QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: THE SONGS OF JUDY HENSKE to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

'Queen of the Beatniks: The Songs of Judy Henske' moves downtown! After two smash performances at The Cutting Room, the Queen of the Beatniks is back, this time at NYC's premiere downtown venue, Joe's Pub, tonight, March 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Meredith DiMenna Brings QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: THE SONGS OF JUDY HENSKE to Joe's Pub, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

'Queen of the Beatniks: The Songs of Judy Henske' moves downtown! After two smash performances at The Cutting Room, the Queen of the Beatniks is back, this time at NYC's premiere downtown venue, Joe's Pub. The show is written and performed by Meredith DiMenna under the musical direction of Jason Binnick. (more...)

New York City High School Singers to Join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

On Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, high school singers from across New York City and young artists from the recently launched Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLCYO) will join together to perform works from Duke Ellington's celebrated Sacred Music concerts. The afternoon's performance is led by jazz composer, arranger, and recognized authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing era David Berger, along with special guest soloists alto Lalah Hathaway, baritone Rufus Bond Jr., soprano Nicole Cabell, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, trumpeter and composer Sean Jones, trombonist and JLYCO Director Vincent Gardner, and tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. (more...)

Threesome Without Simone Set for German Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

German Stage presents this psychological thriller, Threesome Without Simone, featuring Jordan Ahnquist, and brothers David Berger-Jones and Daniel Berger Jones, directed by Guy Ben-Aharon. There will be a Q&A following the performance with award-winning playwright Kristo Sagor. Mr. Sagor will be giving lectures at Brandeis University, Harvard University's ART Institute and Boston University while in Boston. (more...)

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE, SCENES FROM IRAQ and More Set for Fort Point Theatre Channel in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The eclectic nature of Fort Point Theatre Channel's 2014 programming is a direct result of the creative forces that drive FPTC's 15 artistic directors. These artists are rooted in Boston's only arts-centered neighborhood and resident in a building that is now experiencing a tenant-to-owner momentum. FPTC celebrates its 7th year amidst this surge of artistic development specifically within their Midway neighborhood, an especially exciting place to be at the moment. (more...)

Savion Glover and Lizz Wright Star in THE ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER Today at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

NJPAC will welcome Newark's own virtuosic tap dancer Savion Glover for a special holiday presentation featuring the music of Duke Ellington today, December 8 at 4 pm in Prudential Hall. Glover, who holds the unofficial title of Newark's tap master, will be joined by singers Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, the David Berger Jazz Orchestra, and Dance Theater of Harlem students. Adding to this magical afternoon -- 48 students from the Arts High Advanced Choir will perform David Berger's arrangement of Ellington's 'Sing Out'. (more...)

Savion Glover and Lizz Wright to Star in THE ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER 12/8 at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

NJPAC will welcome Newark's own virtuosic tap dancer Savion Glover for a special holiday presentation featuring the music of Duke Ellington on Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm in Prudential Hall. Glover, who holds the unofficial title of Newark's tap master, will be joined by singers Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, the David Berger Jazz Orchestra, and Dance Theater of Harlem students. Adding to this magical afternoon -- 48 students from the Arts High Advanced Choir will perform David Berger's arrangement of Ellington's "Sing Out". (more...)

New York City High School Singers to Join Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Rehearsals are now underway as high school singers from five New York City public schools and a community youth choir join together with young instrumentalists from the recently launched Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLCYO) to prepare for an exciting March 2014 concert at Carnegie Hall. The performance is the culmination of a year-long creative learning project spotlighting Duke Ellington's legendary sacred music. (more...)

TSGO Brings QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS to Cutting Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Show Goes On Productions (TSGO) is proud to announce QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: THE SONGS OF Judy Henske is back by popular demand to the Cutting Room, this time with a new band! The show, written and performed by MEREDITH DIMENNA under the musical direction of Jason BinnICK will be at the Cutting Room, tonight, November 19th, 2013 at 8:00pm EST. (more...)

Guy Hepner Gallery to Present The Connor Brothers' TRUE LOVE STORIES, 11/22-12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Guy Hepner Gallery (300 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood 90048) presents 'True Love Stories', the Connor Brothers' first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, opening Friday, November 22, 2013. Following their sold out London exhibition, controversial twins Franklyn and Brendan Connor return to home soil for their highly anticipated first US solo show. Both critically and commercially successful, the twins continue their scathing and humorous exploration of relationships in the digital age. Take any painting in True Love Stories and it might make you smile; when taken as a series however, a perceptive and disturbing critique of contemporary American culture begins to appear. It is this combination of irreverence and humor on one hand and highly critical and penetrating content on the other, which has garnered the Connor Brothers such an enthusiastic international following. (more...)

TSGO to Bring QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS to Cutting Room, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

The Show Goes On Productions (TSGO) is proud to announce QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: THE SONGS OF JUDY HENSKE is back by popular demand to the Cutting Room, this time with a new band! The show, written and performed by MEREDITH DIMENNA under the musical direction of JASON BINNICK will be at the Cutting Room, November 19th, 2013 at 8:00pm EST. Doors and kitchen open at 7:30, there is a $20 minimum. Tickets are $15 and available at www.showgoesonproductions.com. The Cutting Room is at 44 E. 32nd Street, at Park Avenue. (more...)

THE BEGGAR'S OPERA & More Set for Theater Basel, Oct. 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2013

Das Theater Basel (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2013-14 Season Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Please note the following updates to Carnegie Hall's 2013-2014 schedule, reflecting major updates made since the hall announced the concert season last January. (more...)

Grand Opening of Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown Hotel a Hilton Property
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Baton Rouge, LA. The revitalization of Louisiana's Capital city, Baton Rouge, recently welcomed the addition of the 137 room Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown. This newly constructed building has added a uniquely modern option to the historic downtown district by becoming the first hotel built in the area since the 1920's. Ideally situated on historic Lafayette Street overlooking the Mississippi River, this hotel exudes Southern charm with its exquisite Louisiana designed dcor and oversized balconies giving way to sweeping views of the river. This attention to detail will quickly position this property as the go to destination for visitors who want the true Baton Rouge experience whether on business or pleasure. A full day of celebration is planned for the Grand Opening on Thursday, August 1, at 11am as Mayor Kip Holden will introduce the community to this downtown addition. (more...)

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