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Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Gender:
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Duke Ellington Orchestra Coming to Van Wezel, 2/9Duke Ellington Orchestra Coming to Van Wezel, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

One of the most influential figures in jazz, if not all American music, Duke Ellington produced an astoundingly rich body of music. His band still tours to this day and will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, February 9 at 8pm. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This SpringAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with Tri-state audiences at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for two nights only, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (more...)

Elio Villafranca to Premiere CINQUE - MUSIC OF THE CARIBBEAN at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 2/20-21Elio Villafranca to Premiere CINQUE - MUSIC OF THE CARIBBEAN at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 2/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Elio Villafranca brings an all-star band with special guest Jon Faddis into The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 20-21 for the world premiere of 'Cinque - Music of the Caribbean.' (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 26-February 1, Featuring Ellyn Marie Marsh, T Oliver Reid, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 26-February 1, Featuring Ellyn Marie Marsh, T Oliver Reid, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 25, 2015

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: The Cast of IF/THEN Sings Kitt & Yorkey; David Michael Finkelstein's Bar Mitzvah: The Musical Comedy In Concert; Josh Canfield & Reed Kelly: From Broadway to Survivor; Ellyn Marie Marsh: INNAPPROPRIATE; and T Oliver Reid: Drop Me Off at Harlem. (more...)

John Pizzarelli Quartet, Noah Haidu and More Set for Birdland, Week of Feb 2John Pizzarelli Quartet, Noah Haidu and More Set for Birdland, Week of Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for the week of February 2 - 8, including John Pizzarelli Quartet, The Noah Haidu Quartet, Jazz Party with Joelle Lurie, and more. Details below! (more...)

Columbus Symphony's American Roots Celebration to Continue with PORGY AND BESS, 2/20-21Columbus Symphony's American Roots Celebration to Continue with PORGY AND BESS, 2/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

In the second installment of the Columbus Symphony's American Roots Festival, guest bass-baritone Kevin Deas returns to perform some of George Gershwin's greatest music including extensive selections from his glorious opera Porgy and Bess, including “Summertime,” “It Ain't Necessarily So,” “Bess,” and “You Is My Woman Now.” Gershwin's brilliant and bluesy Piano Concerto and an orchestral suite by jazz legend Duke Ellington paying tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. completes the bill. Led by guest conductor John DeMain, the program will also feature guest pianist Xiayin Wang, soprano Jonita Lattimore, and the Columbus Symphony Chorus. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Holds Tenth Anniversary Gala Concert, 2/5Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Holds Tenth Anniversary Gala Concert, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

N. Bethesda, Md. (January 23, 2015) —The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) celebrates its 10thanniversary as a founding partner and resident orchestra at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. with a concert and pre-concert gala event on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10 years to the day after the venue's opening concert that featured legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, then-Music Director Yuri Temirkanov and the BSO. The Music Center at Strathmore serves as the BSO's second home, where it hosts 46 concerts annually for more than 60,000 patrons, making the BSO the only orchestra in the nation that performs year-round in two major metropolitan markets. The inaugural gala at Strathmore will benefit the BSO's growing education and community outreach efforts in Montgomery County Public Schools. (more...)

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Present 'HALLELULAH PRAISE,' 2/28-3/1Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir to Present 'HALLELULAH PRAISE,' 2/28-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents its highly-anticipated annual gospel music workshop and concert Hallelujah Praise: Motown Meets Gospel - at Ryerson United Church (2195 W. 45th Avenue, Vancouver), February 28 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

BSO to Offer Family Concert Honoring African-American Innovators, 2/21BSO to Offer Family Concert Honoring African-American Innovators, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

In celebration of Black History Month, Associate Conductor for Education and Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras Artistic Director Ken Lam leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a Family Concert Series program celebrating African-American Innovators, Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring the music of Duke Ellington and Heitor Villa-Lobos, the Baltimore City College Choir led by Director Marcus Smith, lends their voices for a collection of African-American spirituals, honoring the impact of innovation on our collective history. Entertainer Shannan E. Johnson narrates. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Photo Coverage: STACY SULLIVAN Brings 'On The Air' to the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: STACY SULLIVAN Brings 'On The Air' to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 17, 2015

Stacy Sullivan will reprise 'On the Air,' honoring the legacy of of Marian McPartland, harmonic genius and composer, who created 'Piano Jazz,' the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio. The show will play one show only at Metropolitan Room on Friday, January 16th at 9:30pm. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below! (more...)

Steve Lippia Sinatra Centennial, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for Birdland, Week of Jan 26Steve Lippia Sinatra Centennial, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for Birdland, Week of Jan 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for January 26 - February 1, featuring Steve Lippia Sinatra Centennial, Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas, and more. Details below! (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT, Staged by Warren Carlyle, Heads Out to Sea This Fall!AFTER MIDNIGHT, Staged by Warren Carlyle, Heads Out to Sea This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that After Midnight will headline in the Escape Theatre on their newest and largest ship ever-Norwegian Escape. (more...)

Birdland to Launch New Sunday Series with Natalie DouglasBirdland to Launch New Sunday Series with Natalie Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the launch of a new series, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas, on Sundays at 6pm, beginning January 18. (more...)

John Pizzarelli Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Broadway Belts for PFF and More Come to Birdland in Feb 2015John Pizzarelli Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Broadway Belts for PFF and More Come to Birdland in Feb 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2015 schedule, featuring John Pizzarelli Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Sarah Gazarek, Billy Childs Jazz Quartet, The 5th Annual Broadway Belts for PFF, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Patti Austin to Perform with BSO, 2/19-22Patti Austin to Perform with BSO, 2/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Grammy and Oscar award-winning vocalist ?Patti Austin returns to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a performance devoted to the brilliance of Washington, DC native Duke Ellington and 'The First Lady of Song,' Ella Fitzgerald, Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, February 20 at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 22 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Diane Schuur to Bring WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA to the Iridium for Valentine's DayDiane Schuur to Bring WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA to the Iridium for Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Celebrate this Valentine's Day weekend WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA - a very special three-night engagement where two-time Grammy winning legendary jazz vocalist Diane Schuur takes to the stage with New York's own magnetic tour-de-force Diva Jazz Orchestra, led by the extraordinary talented drummer Dr. Sherrie Maricle. (more...)

Boston Pops Will Tour Florida Next MonthBoston Pops Will Tour Florida Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart will showcase the extraordinary range of 'America's Orchestra' in five Florida cities from February 3-9, presenting a program focused on our country's most celebrated composers, including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin, as well as film music favorites from the incomparable Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams. The orchestra will also perform crowd-pleasing orchestrations of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and ABBA's Dancing Queen, and a new Beatles sing-along including 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' 'Twist and Shout,' and 'Hey Jude.' (more...)

Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's DayJessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Grammy-Award winning soprano Jessye Normanreturns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Mark Markham for a special Valentine's Day program entitled Hooray for Love! The concert features classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook including selections by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, and Duke Ellington, plus songs by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Bizet, and others. This performance marks Miss Norman's first solo recital in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage since May 2008. (more...)

Carmen de Lavallade's AS I REMEMBER IT to Run 2/19-25 at Baryshnikov Arts CenterCarmen de Lavallade's AS I REMEMBER IT to Run 2/19-25 at Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

As part its 10th Anniversary Spring 2015 season, Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) proudly presents the New York Premiere of Carmen de Lavallade's As I Remember It, February 19-21 and 24 at 8PM, and February 25 at 1PM in the Jerome Robbins Theater. This intimate autobiographical performance combines movement and storytelling to weave a poignant memoir of Carmen de Lavallade's extraordinary career, highlighting the legendary artist's singular place in cultural history. (more...)

Asbury Park's African-American Music Legacy Honored in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST ExhibitAsbury Park's African-American Music Legacy Honored in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

An historical one-of-a-kind gallery exhibit highlighting the legacy of Asbury Park's West Side African-American music scene – from Count Basie to Billy Brown – has opened at Heaven Art Gallery, 721 Cookman Ave., as part of Light of Day Foundation's LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015. (more...)

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