Dinah Washington News

Night Jazmin to Celebrate Sophia Loren Coffee's Birthday with Showcase and More, 8/29Night Jazmin to Celebrate Sophia Loren Coffee's Birthday with Showcase and More, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Night Jazmin Perfumes, a division of Night Jazmin Productions, presents a live birthday celebration for neo soul and jazz singing actress Sophia Loren Coffee on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at The New Harlem Besame (2070 Adam C. Powell Blvd - between 124th and 7th Ave) in NYC. (more...)

Jazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes AwayJazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Harold Lomax Ousley, born January 23, 1929 in Chicago, Ill., passed away yesterday, August 13, 2015. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside Carly Hughes' Solo Show at 54 Below!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside Carly Hughes' Solo Show at 54 Below!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 10, 2015

'If Dinah Washington & Nancy Wilson met up with Jessie J & Amy Winehouse for cocktails...' you'd get Carly Live at 54! With eight Broadway shows to her name, Carly Hughes has quickly established herself as a recognizable talent, both onstage and off. Carly most recently starred on Broadway as Velma Kelly in Chicago and as The Leading Player in Pippin. A recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Awards, her other Broadway credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Ghost, Ragtime, 25th Annual Putname County Spelling Bee and The Grinch. Carly is also featured in the upcoming movie adaptation of Ahrens & Flaherty's musical, Lucky Stiff. (more...)

Renowned Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club Aug. 7-8Renowned Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club Aug. 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

?Renowned jazz singer Barbara Morrison will perform with the Bu Crew at the Catalina Bar & Grill on Friday and Saturday. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Amy Winehouse's First Two Albums, 'Frank' & Grammy Winning 'Back To Black' Get Digitally RemasteredAmy Winehouse's First Two Albums, 'Frank' & Grammy Winning 'Back To Black' Get Digitally Remastered
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Amy Winehouse's career, though meteoric, was unfortunately cut short by tragedy, but the multi-GRAMMY Award winner's musical legacy can now be appreciated anew with Island Records/Universal Music Enterprises' digital re-mastering of her first two albums. (more...)

PIPPIN's Carly Hughes to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next MonthPIPPIN's Carly Hughes to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Carly Live at 54 Below! (more...)

Barbara Morrison to Star as 'Dinah Washington' in Madrid Theatre Debut, 8/29-30Barbara Morrison to Star as 'Dinah Washington' in Madrid Theatre Debut, 8/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Grammy-nominated singer Barbara Morrison stars as Dinah Washington in 'I Wanna Be Loved' in the hit musical's debut performances on Aug. 29-30 at the Madrid Theatre. (more...)

Denise Perrier to Bring BESSIE, DINAH AND ME... to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/16Denise Perrier to Bring BESSIE, DINAH AND ME... to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Bay Area vocalist, Denise Perrier, will bring her acclaimed one-woman show, Bessie, Dinah and Me... to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Backed by the Tammy Hall Quartet, Perrier will perform a night of soulful standards from the sultry, heartfelt blues and ballads of Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington, as well as songs from the contemporary American Songbook. Tickets for Denise Perrier range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See Dr. Leslie Uggams' Full Speech at UConn's GraduationSTAGE TUBE: See Dr. Leslie Uggams' Full Speech at UConn's Graduation
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the School's 2015 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Uggams then delivered the commencement address to the graduating class, sharing industry insights gleaned from her decades-spanning career. Click below to listen to her full address! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Steven Pasquale & Betsy Wolfe Added to New York Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Steven Pasquale & Betsy Wolfe Added to New York Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Guest artists Sierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke to kick off the orchestra's 2015-2016 season on Friday, October 9 at 8:00PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program, My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, honors the beloved music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. On Friday, March 11 at 8:00 PM, Jeremy Jordan and Betsy Wolfe are featured with The New York Pops and Maestro Reineke in 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today, an evening of modern musical theater hits. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at UConnPhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at UConn
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the School's 2015 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Uggams then delivered the commencement address to the graduating class, sharing industry insights gleaned from her decades-spanning career. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Lillias White & Billy Stritch to Close Bay Area Cabaret Season at the Venetian Room, 5/31Lillias White & Billy Stritch to Close Bay Area Cabaret Season at the Venetian Room, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, will conclude its season by welcoming Tony winner Lillias White with music director/performer Billy Stritch. (more...)

Barbara Morrison to Perform at CdM's Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 5/3Barbara Morrison to Perform at CdM's Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Barbara Morrison will perform Sunday (May 3) with accomplished musicians Llew Matthews, Luther Hughes and Peter Buck at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The show begins at 6 p.m. (more...)

Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club, 4/18Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Barbara Morrison will perform at the Catalina Bar & Grill on April 18. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Third Season of Barbara Morrison's I WANNA BE LOVED Launches 3/15Third Season of Barbara Morrison's I WANNA BE LOVED Launches 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The theatrical production 'I Wanna Be Loved' starring Barbara Morrison as Dinah Washington enters its third season on March 16 at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park. Nominated for three NAACP Theatre Awards for its 2013 performances, the show begins at 6:45 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review:  A NIGHT ON THE TOWN, a New Series Begins at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: A NIGHT ON THE TOWN, a New Series Begins at Musical Theater Heritage
by Steve Wilson - Feb 14, 2015

A Night on the Town quickly turned into a fabulous night on the town as Kansas City crooner Molly Hammer took the stage. Tim Scott directed the new series from Musical Theatre Heritage, which is sold-out through the end of the production. A Night on the Town named to honor the "A Night on the Town" nationally syndicated radio series, with Executive Director George Harter that he founded in 1998 premiered Thursday night, February 12 at the Musical Theatre Heritage Theatre in Crown Center. (more...)

KATHY KOSINS: THE LADIES OF COOL Set for Harris Center, 2/26-28KATHY KOSINS: THE LADIES OF COOL Set for Harris Center, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter and record producer who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. In a multimedia concert salute The Ladies of Cool Kathy brings to life the extraordinary artistry of the great singers of 40s and 50s 'cool,' Anita O'Day, June Christy, Chris Connor and Julie London to the Harris Center for the Arts audiences. This concert includes presentation of vintage and rarely seen photographs and historical facts about each of these ladies, plus stories of the songs themselves, with photographs of the songwriters who created them. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Alysha Umphress and Joshua Henry's ROMANTIC DUETS is HeartwarmingBWW Reviews: Alysha Umphress and Joshua Henry's ROMANTIC DUETS is Heartwarming
by David Clarke - Feb 11, 2015

It's mid-February and all the stores are filled with red hearts and chocolates in an effort to bamboozle us into thinking love is in the air. Frankly, it may still be too chilly for love to survive in the air. Despite this, Alysha Umphress and Joshua Henry heated up 54 BELOW earlier this week with their sizzling, jazzy cabaret Romantic Duets. (more...)

Sarah Dash Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastSarah Dash Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the fourth episode, which features an in-depth interview with R&B legend Sarah Dash. The show is available on iTunes here. As an original member of the supergroup Labelle, Dash was one of the vocal stars behind the iconic song 'Lady Marmelade' and her own hits like 'Sinnerman.' She shares her amazing journey and stories of working with Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, Keith Richards, Dinah Washington and more. Also, Justin discussed the I.O.S.'s flagship holiday, International Bottom Appreciation Day. The first three episodes of the monthly show SPARKLE & CIRCULATE - featuring interviews with Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro and Jeffery Self - are also available. The show is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Barbara Morrison to Perform in Grosse Pointe, 2/13-14Grammy Nominee Barbara Morrison to Perform in Grosse Pointe, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Renowned singer Barbara Morrison, a Michigan native who has been nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015, will perform with the Sean Dobbins Trio at the Dirty Dog Jazz Club in Grosse Pointe on Feb. 13-14. (more...)

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