Comscore
Advertisement

Duke Ellington News

Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Gender:
Male
Duke Ellington News Feeds
Jennifer Sheehan Performs David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' Live At 54 BelowJennifer Sheehan Performs David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' Live At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - May 26, 2015

A theatre-tastic take on a rock classic! (more...)

Michael Feinstein's Big Band Swing Set for Los Angeles Arboretum, 6/20Michael Feinstein's Big Band Swing Set for Los Angeles Arboretum, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS open their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with vocalists Marilyn Maye and Michael Andrew in BIG BAND SWING on Saturday June 20th in a show sure to get all ages dancing in the aisles at the Los Angeles Arboretum. (more...)

The Colony's Royal Room to Welcome Jill Switzer and Eric Comstock & Barbara FasanoThe Colony's Royal Room to Welcome Jill Switzer and Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Colony Hotel, which is widely recognized as the Palm Beach Home of the Great American Songbook, is promising guests and fans “Intimate Evenings” on Saturdays from 7 to 10:30 pm.  (more...)

Arete Productions to Present Jason Robert Brown's 13, 5/29-31Arete Productions to Present Jason Robert Brown's 13, 5/29-31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Arete Productions, the performance arm of Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts (SB SOPA), will present the Broadway hit musical 13, a grown-up story about growing up, at the Marjorie Luke Theater on May 30 and 31, with a preview and showcase on May 29, featuring local artists, SOPA star alumni and the Inner Light Community Gospel Choir. Proceeds from the showcase will benefit Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts scholarship students. (more...)

CAT SINGS ELLA to Play Rosebank Theatre Prior to National Arts Festival RunCAT SINGS ELLA to Play Rosebank Theatre Prior to National Arts Festival Run
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

CAT SINGS ELLA!, a musical theatre experience of pure pleasure that promises to stir 'Body and Soul', will play a season at the Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town this May and June, prior to a run at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in July. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 1 - June 7, featuring Maria Schneider Orchestra, Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Adrienne Haan Performs at Gallery NeuePhoto Flash: Adrienne Haan Performs at Gallery Neue
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

While performing her triumphant musical tour of the United States, European Cabaret artist Adrienne Haan followed up her recent critically acclaimed engagements at The Actors Temple and The Cutting Room in New York by dazzling audiences with her performances at the prestigious Embassy Series in Washington DC and sold out show at the Neue Galerie's Cafe Sabarsky in New York City. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Present '25th Rhythm World'Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Present '25th Rhythm World'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating 25 years of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, presents the 25th annual Rhythm World. The oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world takes place July 6-August 2 at CHRP's American Rhythm Center in Chicago's historic Fine Arts Building, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Jazz Showcase. Rhythm World is presented in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 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...)

Birdland to Welcome BossaBrasil, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 5/25Birdland to Welcome BossaBrasil, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 25-31, featuring BossaBrasil, Steve Ross, Sean Harkness Duo, and more! (more...)

IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 will be honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents the annual concert, "It Was A Very Good Year." Cohosted by the Foundation's artistic director KT Sullivan and the distinguished critic Rex Reed, the one-night-only event celebrates the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

Denyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of FameDenyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

On May 13, top athletes, entertainers and business leaders will be inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Alumni Hall of Fame. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz to End 43rd Season with 'PAST & PRESENT', Featuring Randy Weston and Billy HarperHighlights In Jazz to End 43rd Season with 'PAST & PRESENT', Featuring Randy Weston and Billy Harper
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, concludes its 43rd season on Thursday June 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NY, 10007 with Jazz Past & Present, a multigenerational double bill featuring the incomparable duo of, pianist Randy Weston and tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, performing a program including selections from their critically acclaimed album The Roots of the Blues.  (more...)

The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia -- Composer Evan Solot. (more...)

The Billy Strayhorn Orchestra, Culture Blue Coming to MPAC in JuneThe Billy Strayhorn Orchestra, Culture Blue Coming to MPAC in June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Enjoy an afternoon of big band jazz, featuring The Billy Strayhorn Orchestra under the direction of Michael Hashim, Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:30. Tickets are $20-25. (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre to Premiere CIRCO TAP, 6/27Chicago Tap Theatre to Premiere CIRCO TAP, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) will present the world premiere production of Circo Tap, choreographed by CTT Artistic Director Mark Yonally with music direction by CTT Music Director Kurt Schewitz, playing at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. A press preview is Sunday, June 21 at 3 p.m. at the Joel Hall Dance Center, 5965 N. Clark. Tickets are $35 for adults, $27 for seniors (65 years or older) and $22 for students and dancers. Group discounts are also available. Purchase tickets at www.athenaeumtheatre.org or 773.935.6875. For more information go to www.chicagotaptheatre.com or call the Chicago Tap Theatre office at 773.655.1175. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 11, 2015—One of America's most versatile and prolific living composers, André Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF). Previn, who has been called one of America's least easily categorized musicians, began his remarkable career as a Hollywood “wunderkind” and a best-selling jazz pianist. Now 86, Previn has received four Academy Awards for his work in film, 10 Grammy Awards for his recordings (plus one more for his Lifetime Achievement), and he is also an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He's held a series of major conducting posts, including the L.A. Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, but now exclusively composes. The concert is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, whose great admiration for the legend shaped this year's ACF to reveal the scope of Previn's prowess as a composer.  (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 6/5-14Opera Philadelphia Presents Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 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). The Grammy Award-winning bebop legend is the subject of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, the first world premiere in almost four decades for Opera Philadelphia, recognized by Opera News as “one of the leading instigators of new work in the country.” The new chamber opera was created for American tenor Lawrence Brownlee, a nominee for the 2015 International Opera Male Singer of the Year Award, by composer Daniel Schnyder, whose “thrilling classical-tinged jazz blend…constantly pushes the envelope” (Jazz Times), to a libretto by award-winning poet and playwright Bridgette Wimberly. Directed by Ron Daniels under the leadership of Music Director Corrado Rovaris, Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD premieres in Opera Philadelphia's Aurora Series for Chamber Opera, crowning the company's 40th Anniversary Season with a five-performance run in the Kimmel Center's intimate Perelman Theater (June 5–14). Tickets are available from Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1018 or operaphila.org. (more...)

Birdland to Present APOLLO LINK, Formerly #SpideyBoys, Next WeekBirdland to Present APOLLO LINK, Formerly #SpideyBoys, Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present APOLLO LINK, Monday, May 11th at 7pm. (more...)

Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its performances for May 18 - May 24, featuring Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen, Natalie Douglas, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 133   

Musicals
Plays