Duke Ellington News

Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Gender:
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Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Segerstrom Center welcomes emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant in four powerful performances on November 14 & 15 in Samueli Theater and will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist/composer Aaron Diehl. (more...)

Jamie deRoy, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration & More Set for Birdland, Week of 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 22 - September 28, featuring Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Jamie deRoy & Friends, Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, and more! (more...)

March Fourth Marching Band Coming to the Fox Theatre, 1/10/2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present March Fourth Marching Band at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. Tickets are on sale Friday, September 12th at noon for $16.00 in advance or $18.00 day of show. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Recording Academy has issued a statement on the passsing of jazz legend Gerald Wilson. The composer, arranger, big-band leader and musician passed away on Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 96. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Tony DeSare to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Hailed as "two parts Sinatra, one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly" by the New York Times, singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his brand new show, Night Life, for two performances only - Thursday, October 16 (8 p.m.) and Friday, October 17 (8 p.m.). Tony DeSare's new show will explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written, both old and new, plus a few new DeSare originals. From Cole Porter and Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson, the only requirement is a sophisticated, romantic and swinging melody. Add in a martini or two and you have the quintessential night out on the town. Tickets for Tony DeSare range in price from $40-$55 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Season Passes On Sale for Dreamcatcher's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Season passes are now available for Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's twentieth anniversary season. Dreamcatcher, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will offer both a full-season and mainstage-only pass that will allow patrons to attend performances at a greatly reduced rate. This professional company will bring three New Jersey premieres to the stage in addition to improvisational comedy, new play readings, a holiday variety show and many programs for seniors and students. As always, the Dreamcatcher Resident Acting Company and their guests will tell stories that reflect our shared experience of being human with heart and humor. (more...)

ESPN's U.S. Open Coverage to Feature Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'Cheek to Cheek' Album
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

For the US Open currently taking place in New York, ESPN viewers are seeing an unlikely doubles team - 88-year old classic singer Tony Bennett and pop sensation Lady Gaga. (more...)

The Special Olympics Set for Next METRO FOCUS on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

A new edition of the award-winning MetroFocus premieres in the New York metro area Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21, 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and 10:30 p.m. on NJTV. (more...)

The Cookers & Dave Burrell to Open UCPAC Jazz Series, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Union County Performing Arts Center opens its 2014-2015 RSI Jazz Masters Series on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8 PM, with a performance by THE COOKERS and DAVE BURRELL at Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, in Rahway, NJ. (more...)

Lady Gaga to Headline NY Fashion Week Event
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

According to MTV, Lady Gaga will perform at next week's New York Fashion Week event on Friday, September 5th at the Plaza Hotel. Gaga, who is currently on her artRAVE World Tour will be the headliner at event sponsored by magazine Harper's Bazaar; Lady Gaga will be on the cover of the mag's September issue. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Oakland, CA, August 28, 2014 The West Coast Premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' jazz-orchestral work Brothers in Arts will highlight the 2014-2015 season opening of the Oakland East Bay Symphony November 7 conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan, who celebrates his 25th year with the Symphony. Brothers in Arts and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be performed in one concert only, Friday November 7, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation,For information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre to Celebrate South L.A. at the Dunbar Hotel, 9/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

On Saturday, September 6, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will present Dancing at Dunbar, a site-specific performance at Dunbar Village, home of The Dunbar Hotel. The piece is based on Life's Tragedy and Sympathy, two poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar. After successful performances of At the Oasis throughout LA, and following a residency for South LA youth at A Place Called Home the day before, on Friday, September 5, Dancing at Dunbar will celebrate Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's work in the community with two performances at The Dunbar Hotel. The first performance at 5pm will be free for the residents of Dunbar Village, followed by another at 8pm open to the public. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SAVION GLOVER Improvises Sound and Motion with Happy Feet
by Pamela Roberts - Aug 25, 2014

"It's just like... singing, with your body," says Happy Feet film penguin Mumble. Savion Glover, who created the movement of that beloved character, needed no movie magic to show audiences exactly what it is like to unite motion and music in the first of three performances at Washington, DC's Howard Theatre. Throughout the night, Glover's feet conducted a conversation: percussive, playful, insistent. (more...)

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Planning Tour & 'Cheek to Cheek' Follow-up
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014


Interview with Composer, Jason Robert Brown
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 21, 2014

Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod, sat down with composerJason Robert Brown to discuss writing the original music for You Can't Take It With You. (more...)

Clark Terry Named First Inductee Into The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Board of Directors of the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame announce today that they will bestow trumpeter Clark Terry with the very first Star Award and induct him into the Hall of Fame during the Prescott Jazz Summit festival, on August 22nd 2014. (more...)

James Rocco Joins Fellow Broadway Vets in 'MUSIC & MEMORIES' at The Key City Public Theatre, 8/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

James A. Rocco, VP of Programming and Producing Artistic Director of The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, is travelling west this weekend to share Broadway Music & Memories with his longtime friends and colleagues, Carol Swarbrick and Linda Dowdell at The Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend, WA. (more...)

Fall Registration Open for Music Institute's Adult Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Recognizing the powerful role music can play in a person's life at any age, the Music Institute of Chicago is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to enhance their lives through musical instruction and performance in a fun, relaxed setting. Registration for Adult Studies and Adult Enrichment Programs is open, with classes beginning September 10 in Evanston, Winnetka and Lake Forest. Private instruction is available at any of the Music Institute's six campuses: Chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and Winnetka. NEW Adult Enrichment Program (more...)

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