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Date Of Birth:
December 31, 1948
Date Of Death:
May 17, 2012 (63)
Birth Place:
Brookline, MA, USA
Gender:
Female
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Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Spencer Liff Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

The Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-FebThe Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-Feb
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents a variety of performances for January-February. Check out the listings below! For more information, call 702-749-2000 or visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - Terrance Spencer in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Kimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko TonightKimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Labeled 'the Queen of Christmas' by Billboard Magazine, Kimberley Locke kicks off the holiday season with two special performances at Feinstein's at the Nikko tonight, December 4 (8 p.m.) and Friday, December 5 (8 p.m.). Locke will perform songs off her acclaimed holiday album, 'Christmas,' as well as other fan favorites. (more...)

Audra McDonald Pens Passionate Essay About Childhood, DREAMGIRLS & Patti LuPoneAudra McDonald Pens Passionate Essay About Childhood, DREAMGIRLS & Patti LuPone
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 3, 2014

Audra McDonald reflects on her childhood, theatre memories and more! (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in DecemberTovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for December 2014. Performers include Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee -- and San Francisco legend -- Sharon McNight, "America's Got Talent's" Shawn Ryan, Dave Damiani & the No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead Katya-Smirnoff-Skyy, crooner Russ Lorenson, Bay Area jazz singer Yvonne Flores and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Annaleigh Ashford's LOST IN THE STARS is Effervescent, Bubbly Fun at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Annaleigh Ashford's LOST IN THE STARS is Effervescent, Bubbly Fun at 54 Below
by David Clarke - Dec 2, 2014

Annaleigh Ashford opened her solo cabaret Lost In The Stars at 54 BELOW last night. With a deft sense of humor, a glowing smile, a big spoon, and indefatigable pizazz, Ashford brought the 70s back to life with her inspired takes on disco classics and other pop anthems that we all know by heart. Ashford's Lost In The Stars gives audiences perfectly offers audiences a performance that ranges from mild to wild but never fails to impress. (more...)

Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce Among Top Winners at SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce Among Top Winners at SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 celebrated and honored soul music's brightest new stars as well as R&B's greatest legends during the star-studded show, which aired on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014. (more...)

Wendy Williams Hosts SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV TonightWendy Williams Hosts SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

Centric, today's 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, airs the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Show tonight, November 30 at 8 pm/7 central. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 1-7 Featuring Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 1-7 Featuring Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 28, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Julie & Julie: Than & Now, James Snyder: A First New York Holiday Road with Friends, Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the Stars, 54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn, and Matt Doyle & the Whiskey 5. (more...)

AMERICAN HUSTLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Be Released TodayAMERICAN HUSTLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The 12' Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent retailers, as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Today event on November 28 th, 2014. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld LA Awards Update 11/25 - Vanessa Williams, Cody Jamison Strand Gobble Up Competition!2014 BroadwayWorld LA Awards Update 11/25 - Vanessa Williams, Cody Jamison Strand Gobble Up Competition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Wendy Williams to Host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV, 11/30Wendy Williams to Host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV, 11/30
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Centric, today's 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, airs the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Show November 30 at 8 pm/7 central. (more...)

Eliane Elias, Julie Halston and Julie Gold to Play Birdland the Week of Dec 1Eliane Elias, Julie Halston and Julie Gold to Play Birdland the Week of Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for December 1 - December 7, 2014, including Eliane Elias, Julie & Julie: Starring Julie Halston and Julie Gold, Barbara Carroll, Victoria Shaw featuring Ramin Karimloo, and more. Details below! (more...)

Soul Jazz Books to Release DISCO: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE COVER ART OF DISCO RECORDSSoul Jazz Books to Release DISCO: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE COVER ART OF DISCO RECORDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s. Together, the record cover designs gathered here create a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring more than 2,000 album cover designs (including hundreds of full-size covers) as well as over 700 12-inch sleeves, this book is truly an encyclopedic document of disco music and the industry and culture attending it. In addition to the visual documents from the era, the book includes interviews with a number of important disco figures such as Mel Cheren (West End Records), Henry Stone (TK Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and Tom Moulton, as well as histories, biographies and discographies of all the major disco record companies, plus sections on roller disco sleeves, disco instruction albums, 12-inch sleeves and a scrapbook of disco ads. Among the many musicians featured here are Bohannon, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Cerrone, Dennis Coffey, Donna Summer, Chic, Fatback Band, Gino Soccio, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Isaac Hayes, Kool and the Gang, DC LaRue, Loleatta Holloway, MFSB, Ohio Players, Salsoul Orchestra and The Trammps. This is the latest volume in Soul Jazz's deluxe series of books featuring full-size reproductions of record cover art designs. It is compiled and edited by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, editors of the book Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide to Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco Medleys. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Erich Bergen & More Set for Birdland in DecemberMichael Feinstein, Erich Bergen & More Set for Birdland in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its December 2014 schedule, featuring Michael Feinstein with Swingin' Big Band, Eliane Elias, Stacey Kent & Marcos Valle, Daniel Reichard, Erich Bergen,Barbara Carroll, "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" with Klea Blackhurst, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, and more! (more...)

AMERICAN HUSTLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Be Released 11/28AMERICAN HUSTLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Be Released 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The 12' Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent retailers, as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday event on November 28 th, 2014. (more...)

DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre TonightDECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour tonight, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $59, $39, $29 and $19 on sale NOW at www.countbasietheatre.org or through the box office at (732) 842-9000. (more...)

Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B's finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

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