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Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Gender:
Male
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Photo Flash: Adrienne Haan Debuts New Show ROCK LE CABARET! at the Cutting RoomPhoto Flash: Adrienne Haan Debuts New Show ROCK LE CABARET! at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Adrienne Haan, one of Europe's and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars, debuted her new show, Rock Le Cabaret! at The Cutting Room on April 18. Haan was joined by her five-piece rock band for a rock version of French chansons from the 1920s and 30s. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 4 - May 10, featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, Daniel Reichard in a special Mother's Day concert, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Washington National Opera to Present M&M's OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/16Washington National Opera to Present M&M's OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its seventh season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars Chocolate North America for the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Rossini's charming romantic comedy Cinderella on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This dazzling production has been acclaimed worldwide for its witty characterizations, rainbow-bright sets and costumes, and easy-to-follow English translation, making it a perfect opera for the entire family. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pre-ball” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield grass will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at OperaintheOutfield.org. (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala 'The World of Duke Ellington' Set for 4/29Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala 'The World of Duke Ellington' Set for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Gala, entitled 'The World of Duke Ellington,' will celebrate the indomitable spirit of swing and legacy of Duke Ellington, the most influential figure in American music. (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala Set for 4/29Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Annual Gala Set for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2015 Gala, entitled 'The World of Duke Ellington,' will celebrate the indomitable spirit of swing and legacy of Duke Ellington, the most influential figure in American music. This special one-night benefit concert will take place on April 29, 2015 - on the 116th anniversary of Ellington's birth - at 7pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the 'House of Swing,' located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA), headed by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, the Duke's granddaughter, will celebrate Ellington's 116th birthday this year on Saturday, April 25, with a musical tribute to five other legendary jazz performers from 1 to 3 PM in front of the towering Duke Ellington Statue in the Plaza at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. (more...)

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Billy Strayhorn at Kimmel Center, 5/9Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia to Pay Tribute to Billy Strayhorn at Kimmel Center, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Legendary jazz composer Billy Strayhorn's music takes center stage when the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) plays tribute in the Perelman Theater on Saturday, May 9 at 8p.m. Presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and under the artistic direction of renowned Philadelphia trumpeter Terell Stafford, the performance celebrates Strayhorn's 100th birthday with a special program including "Take the 'A' Train," "Satin Doll," and Strayhorn's most famous ballad, "Lush Life." (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMarilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Brian Gallagher & Megan Hilty, Joey DeFrancesco and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 27Brian Gallagher & Megan Hilty, Joey DeFrancesco and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club will welcome Joey DeFrancesco with The City Rhythm Orchestra, Brian Gallagher in "All That's Ahead" featuring Megan Hilty, Barbara Carroll, and more April 27 - May 3. Details below! (more...)

Julio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of MusicJulio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance. (more...)

Paul Moravec & Terry Teachout to Create New Work Honoring John V. Sinclair's 25th Anniversary with Bach Festival Society of Winter ParkPaul Moravec & Terry Teachout to Create New Work Honoring John V. Sinclair's 25th Anniversary with Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased to announce the commissioning of a new work in celebration of conductor and artistic director John V. Sinclair's 25th anniversary with the Society. The piece, titled Music, Awake!, with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and words by distinguished author Terry Teachout, celebrates the universal power of music. It will be premiered during concerts with the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra on April 16 and 17, 2016. Terry Teachout and Paul Moravec are experienced collaborators, having premiered three operas in recent years for companies such as The Santa Fe Opera and Philadelphia's Center City Opera Theater. (more...)

JAZZ & COLORS to Return to the Met Museum This MonthJAZZ & COLORS to Return to the Met Museum This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Following an electric evening of jazz performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this past January, Jazz & Colors returns with a more focused and intimate experience. Programmed in collaboration with Met Museum Presents, and titled Jazz & Colors: The Full Spectrum Edition, renowned jazz musicians will once again perform in various iconic Met spaces for a dynamic evening of sublime entertainment on Friday, April 24, at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra, Diane Schuur and More Among Birdland's May 2015 LineupCount Basie Orchestra, Diane Schuur and More Among Birdland's May 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2015 schedule, featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, BossaBrasil, Diane Schuur, Freddy Cole Quartet, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! Scroll down for details. (more...)

Lisa Fischer, Beegie Adair Trio and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 20Lisa Fischer, Beegie Adair Trio and More Set for Birdland, Week of April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for the week of April 20 - April 26, featuring Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, The Beegie Adair Trio with Monica Ramey, Natalie Douglas in "Hello Dolly…The Music of Dolly Parton," and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Big Band to Perform Free Concert at Mesa Arts Center, 4/22Tucson Jazz Institute's Ellington Big Band to Perform Free Concert at Mesa Arts Center, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Center guitarist James Chirillo will perform at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in a free concert with Tucson's national award winning Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m., as a culmination of the 2015-16 season of Jazz from A to Z. Tickets are available now and must be reserved in advance through Mesa Arts Center's Box Office, or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

Brownlee to Star in Opera Philadelphia's CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, 6/5-14Brownlee to Star in Opera Philadelphia's CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was 'a genius who lived fast and died young, revolutionizing an art form in a few short years' (NPR). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's Latest 'Clip Joint' Celebrates BILLIE HOLIDAY With a Unique Take On the Icon's CentennialBWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's Latest 'Clip Joint' Celebrates BILLIE HOLIDAY With a Unique Take On the Icon's Centennial
by Alix Cohen - Apr 8, 2015

Monday night found me back at Zeb's on the West Side for another of Will Friedwald's iconoclastic 'Clip Joints'--this one in honor of the Billie Holiday Centennial. During a year that is already producing a glut of celebratory events (given that it's also the Frank Sinatra Centennial year), leave it to the intriguing and obsessive writer/journalist/producer to come up with something different. Instead of a roster of vocalists live or on film, performing material we now think of reflexively as belonging to Lady Day, we were offered the singular piano interpretations of Lara Downes, recollections by alto saxophonist Jerry Dodgion (who at age 22 played with Holiday), and eclectic clips from television and film appearances of the artist herself. (more...)

Broadway Composer Charles Strouse to Lead Talk-Back with Students at Teaneck Community Charter School, 4/23Broadway Composer Charles Strouse to Lead Talk-Back with Students at Teaneck Community Charter School, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Broadway composer Charles Strouse, who has written scores for over 30 stage musicals, including 14 for Broadway, and is a three-time Tony Award winner, a two-time Emmy Award winner, and whose cast albums have earned him two Grammy Awards will visit the school and lead a 'Talk-Back' with students. The Teaneck Community Charter school will present a production of the recently created 'Bye Bye Birdie Young Performers Edition.' The Talk-Back event will feature the student cast and crew of the show and will lead into the Opening Night performance at 8pm. (more...)

David Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This JuneDavid Serero to Star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Center for Jewish History This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

William Shakespeare's classic THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will be performed in New York on June 10th at 3pm (Preview), 14th at 7pm (Opening), 22nd and 24th at 8pm 2015. (more...)

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