BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's Classicby Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2016
Prospect Theatre's inaugural production, Bradley Bredeweg's ingenious rock musical ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOLUME 2, simply WOWS with its cast of triple-threat performers singing the hell out of cleverly-chosen pop songs while many times dancing up a storm. Creator Bredeweg tightly directs his high-energy troupe with a fast, smooth pace. (more...)
Today's ARTS IN REVIEW on KPFK airs at 8pmby BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016
Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review, celebrating the best in theater and cabaret in the greater Los Angeles area-airs tonight, Friday at 8-8:30pm on KPFK (90.7FM). Today, Arts in Review hosts magician/actor Albie Selznick, host of Monday Magic at Santa Monica Playhouse. (more...)
DPAC's Eighth Season Welcomed More Than Half a Million Guestsby BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
For the first time ever, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) entertained more than half a million guests in one season, setting new records for attendance, sellout performances and total events during its recently completed 2015-2016 season. (more...)
British Live Performance Series Continues with Average White Band, 7/29by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016
The BRITISH LIVE PERFORMANCE SERIES from Rainman Records has announced that the latest installment of the live album series will feature renowned soul/funk/R&B collective AVERAGE WHITE BAND. (more...)
30 New Shows at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Now on Saleby BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016
?30 new shows form a new season of entertainment at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre featuring Sir Roger Moore, Lesley Garrett, Brendan Cole, the return of The Fizzogs, Meera Syal's new production of ANITA & ME, David Walliams' acclaimed GANGSTA GRANNY and the West End celebration of Michael Jackson - THRILLER LIVE. (more...)
iHeartMedia Brings Popular 'iHeart80s' Digital Station to San Francisco Airwavesby BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016
iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, today announced the launch of iHeart80s in San Francisco. (more...)
Laura Quinn Attends 2016 Printers Row Lit Fest Book Signingby BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016
Dude, the 80s are like totally back at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest! Local author Laura Quinn will be signing copies of her 80s-inspired novel, Punk Charming, from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 11th in Tent A (located at the entrance gate at W. Congress Pkwy and S. Dearborn St).
Heralded by Windy City Reviews as 'a delightful romantic romp through the 1980s', Punk Charming is chockablock full of 80s pop culture. As part of the totally tubular signing event, Quinn will be handing out I ©80s stickers and other themed giveaways for fans. To celebrate the awesome decade, anyone wearing 80s attire (neon, favorite 80s band shirt, etc.) can purchase Punk Charming at the special discounted rate of just $12. Promotional updates will be shared on Twitter @PunkCharming80s and facebook.com/punkcharmingbook.
Quinn discovered several other 80s connections in the Lit Fest (founded in 1985) 2016 lineup, such as:
· Ethan Hawke, whose film debut was 'Explorers' in 1985, makes an appearance Saturday with Greg Ruth to discuss their graphic novel Indeh.
· Bill Kurtis discusses history-shaping events Saturday. Among his countless achievements, in 1988 Kurtis was the first American television reporter to enter Chernobyl.
· Catherine Lanigan, best-selling romance author of Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile, makes an appearance Sunday. The novels turned into 80s classics films.
· Sara Paretsky, international bestselling author, is hosting a flash fiction contest Saturday. Her V.I. Warshawski novels debuted in the 80s, leading to the film starring Kathleen Turner.
Maureen Schulman will discuss Eli's Cheesecake's tasty history Saturday, along with a food demo by The Eli Cheesecake Cookbook coauthors Diana Moles and Jolene Worthington. The legendary dessert business launched shortly after the first Taste of Chicago in 1980.
· David Swinson, author of Second Girl, appears Sunday with David Heinzmann. Early careers included being a record shop owner and a punk rock/alternative concert promoter in the 80s.
· Steve Trout, Major League pitcher throughout the 80s, will be signing his children's book Loosey-Goosey Baseball Sunday.
Punk Charming is published by Eternal Press - ISBN # 9781944579265 (print) and 9781944579005 (e-Book). It is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu as well as select local shops, including Bizarre Bazaar in Barrington. Punk Charming is currently being translated to be released as a Spanish-language edition and a Spanish/English edition.
Punk Charming Back Cover Blurb: '1986 - Shoulder pads are big, hair is bigger, and American college student Kate Spenser is set to embark on the biggest adventure of her life. Having been accepted to a summer study-abroad program in Oxford, England, Kate travels to Europe for the first time.
The eighteen-year-old is psyched about a summer of exploring countries on her own, experiencing new cultures, and perhaps meeting a charming young man along the way. Armed with a French-English dictionary and her Walkman loaded with Duran Duran, Kate is ready to start her adventure in France. Little does she know what awaits her when she arrives, and how she must use her wits to escape peril in Paris. Fortune favors Kate when she meets her Punk Charming, and it's love at first sight. Now, if she could only find him again.
James Barrington meets his soul mate while on the run from Paris. Mis-cues and sabotage prevent him from reuniting with Kate, but he can never forget her. If only he had told her the truth before it was too late. Or is it?
Can true love conquer all?'
Quinn is passionate about writing and traveling, and is happiest when combining the two. She has lived in the Chicago area all of her life, an undergraduate student at DePaul University and a graduate student at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Quinn attended British Poetry and British Literature courses at Oriel College, during a summer study-abroad program at Oxford University in 1986. In addition to writing her next two novels (a sequel to Punk Charming and a new mystery series), Quinn teaches creative writing at local colleges and is a writing coach for private clients. She welcomes visitors to her website at LauraQuinnBooks.com or email at LauraQuinnBooks@yahoo.com.
Quinn is available for interviews and appearances. Contact Publicist Shaun at 224-256-0174 or via e-mail at email@example.com. (more...)
Scoop: TODAY 5/23 - 6/3 on NBCby TV Scoop - May 20, 2016
Get all the scoop on TODAY 5/23 - 6/3, airing on NBC (more...)
Riverside Children's Theatre Reveals Summer Seasonby BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016
Riverside Children's Theatre (RCT), the educational arm of Riverside Theatre, will present six shows this summer that will delight and entertain the whole family. The months of June, July and August will feature some of the most talented young actors, singers, and dancers in the area as they perform a classic Disney film on stage, relive popular songs from the 1980's, and dance with a professional dance company. (more...)
Fiddler, Vocalist Maarja Nuut to Release IN THE HOLD OF A DREAM Album This Juneby BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016
Estonian fiddler and vocalist Maarja Nuut's 12-track full-length album In the Hold of a Dream arrives June 3, 2016, leading listeners into an ambient, looping electronic retelling of the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. (more...)
Scoop: TODAY 5/16 - 5/27 on NBCby TV Scoop - May 13, 2016
Get all the scoop on TODAY 5/16 - 5/27, airing on NBC (more...)
SOGNO DI UNA NOTTE DI MEZZA ESTATE - Il musical Teatro Lauro Rossiby BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016
Rivisitazione del capolavoro shakespeariano attualizzato in chiave moderna versione musical con l'inserimento dei piu famosi brani pop internazionali degli anni '80 (more...)
PDS Gypsy Awards to Honor Paula Abdul; Special Tribute to Dick Van Dyke Plannedby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
?Award winning singer/ dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Ms. Abdul will be honored on Sunday, April 24th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Carl Jablonski and Kevin Carlisle will receive PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. In a special tribute, legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke will receive The Dance Legacy Award. (more...)
Eagles of Death Metal Play it Forward Campaign Continue Round Threeby BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016
Eagles Of Death Metal has announced the release of the third round of the Play It Forward EODM Campaign that debuted December 18, 2015 with its first helping of covers of “I Love You All The Time” from the band's current album Zipper Down. (more...)
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Sets 2016 Showcase Music Lineupby BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
The fourth annual Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME) kicks off in April, with this year's events featuring one-of-a-kind musical experiences, including the 2016 Showcase Music Event. The showcase event evening begins with the New Mexico Premiere of the documentary Nathan East: For the Record, followed by a Concert Tribute to Nathan East. (more...)
LUXXURY Drops Remix w/ Impose Magazineby BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016
Blake Robin aka LUXXURY aka Baron von Luxxury has been making waves in the DJ/producer disco community over the past two years. (more...)
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Play it Forward Campaign Continuesby BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016
Eagles Of Death Metal has announced the release of the second wave of the Play It Forward EODM Campaign that debuted December 18, 2015 with an amazing assortment of covers of “I Love You All The Time” (more...)
LA's Disco-Funk Producer LUXXURY Drops Video; NEW Single Package Out 3/4by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016
Blake Robin aka LUXXURY aka Baron von Luxxury has been making waves in the DJ/producer disco community over the past two years with his controversial edits. (more...)
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