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Date Of Birth:
May 14, 1952 (62)
Birth Place:
Dumbarton, Dunbarstonshire, SCOTLAND
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Kaki King Releases New Album 'A Neck Is A Bridge to the Body'Kaki King Releases New Album 'A Neck Is A Bridge to the Body'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Today Kaki King releases her highly anticipated new album, A Neck Is A Bridge to the Body, via Short Stuff Records. (more...)

B52s Kate Pierson Drops New Video, Performs on 'Seth Meyers' TonightB52s Kate Pierson Drops New Video, Performs on 'Seth Meyers' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Kate Pierson - iconic voice and founding member of the B52s, punk, new wave, genre-defying band, has released her debut solo record Guitars and Microphones (more...)

Rufus Wainwright to Perform at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in JulyRufus Wainwright to Perform at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs Live at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 12 July 2015 as one of a select number of solo UK dates this Summer. (more...)

MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

Chaka Khan to Open 37th Annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts FestivalChaka Khan to Open 37th Annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

BRIC has announced that legendary soul singer Chaka Khan will open the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, with a free concert June 3 at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Dubbed the "Queen of Funk," Chaka has stunned artists, audiences and critics alike over her 40-year career. She brings her unbridled talent to the Bandshell, continuing BRIC's longstanding tradition of presenting an eclectic mix of artists at the forefront of their field, all within the singular environs of Prospect Park. Previous Festival openers have included cultural luminary David Byrne, reggae icon Jimmy Cliff and pop sensation Janelle Monae, among many others. (more...)

Rattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next MonthRattlestick & Women's Project's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater will present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning Thursday, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club SeasonCynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Spring Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Continuing its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections with special guests and close colleagues soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Music from Donizetti's Maria di Rohan and L'elisir d'amore, Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Rossini's Zelmira will be performed, along with other pieces. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Will Hit the Road with New Works in 2015; Tour Will Visit Lincoln Center & More!Twyla Tharp Will Hit the Road with New Works in 2015; Tour Will Visit Lincoln Center & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

According to the New York Times, dance legend Twyla Tharp, whose choreography has been seen on Broadway in such shows as Movin' Out and Come Fly Away, is going on the road. The choreographer will celebrate her 50th year in the business with a national tour that will eventually make its way to Lincoln Center on November 22, 2015. The 15-stop tour will feature twelve dancers and new works to the music of Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein and John Zorn. An official schedule has not yet been announced. (more...)

KAKI KING Announces New Album 'The Neck is a Bridge to the Body'KAKI KING Announces New Album 'The Neck is a Bridge to the Body'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. (more...)

Rosanne Cash Will Be Carnegie Hall's 'Perspectives' Artist in 2015-16Rosanne Cash Will Be Carnegie Hall's 'Perspectives' Artist in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

As part of its 2015-2016 season announcement, Carnegie Hall today shared that singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will curate a four-concert Perspectives series at the Hall beginning in October 2015. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLORHERE LIES LOVE's David Byrne to Showcase Color Guard Teams in CONTEMPORARY COLOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

BAM and Barclays Center present Contemporary Color, a performance event created by music icon David Byrne, co-commissioned by BAM and Toronto's Luminato Festival, and inspired by the high school phenomenon of color guard, known as 'the sport of the arts.' (more...)

The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY MAZZOLI, 2/5The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY MAZZOLI, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with MISSY MAZZOLI featuring ETHEL, Mivos Quartet, Marnie Breckenridge, soprano, Jody Redhage, cello & voice, Nathan Schram, viola, and Robert Simonds, violin. On Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $12-$18 (more...)

Kate Pierson Unleashes 'Bring Your Arms', Co-Written By Sia, Debut LP Out 2/17Kate Pierson Unleashes 'Bring Your Arms', Co-Written By Sia, Debut LP Out 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Kate Pierson -- iconic voice and founding member of the B52s, punk, new wave, genre-defying band will release her debut solo record Guitars and Microphones, February 17 via Lazy Meadow Music/Kobalt Label Services. Revered for her anthemic pop chops, Kate's songs are rife with girl group wit, drama -- rejecting stereotypes and preconceived ideas at every turn. Today, she reveals the lush “Bring Your Arms,” an immediately infectious synth-pop jam with a move to the groove environmental theme. (more...)

My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014
by David Clarke - Dec 31, 2014

It's that time of year, and everyone is making their lists. For me, this task is always harder than it probably should be. I wrestle with myself and debate the merits of everything. I worry about who might get their feelings hurt, and whom I may accidentally overlook. So, for 2014, I promised myself to make a simple list of the 10 albums from 2014 that I simply couldn't get enough of. Naturally, that list is actually 15 items long. (Surprise!) (more...)

Photo Flash: Spike Lee Visits HERE LIES LOVEPhoto Flash: Spike Lee Visits HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical hit 'Here Lies Love' will be leaving the Public Theater on January 4th to spread the love across the globe in many new productions, but the celebs are still coming to join in the Disco. Last night, SPIKE LEE was spotted enjoying the show in the house and loved it so much that he joined the cast backstage after the show for a group photo. Check it out below! (more...)

Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & MarchJoyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs of familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to new works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. (more...)

Kate Pierson 'Mister Sister' Lyric Video Starring Fred ArmisenKate Pierson 'Mister Sister' Lyric Video Starring Fred Armisen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Kate Pierson - iconic voice and founding member of the B52s, punk, new wave, genre-defying band will release her debut solo record Guitars and Microphones, February 17 via Lazy Meadow Music/Kobalt Label Services. (more...)

Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Public Theater announced the return of Public Forum's holiday tradition, a one-night-only Drama Club reading and discussion of THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Just in time for the holidays, this exciting evening will feature a reading of Thornton Wilder's 1931 one-act featuring Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating. (more...)

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