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BWW Reviews: Usually Marvelous LAUREN FOX Missteps With New Show Chronicling Groupies Who Bedded and/or Inspired Rock LegendsBWW Reviews: Usually Marvelous LAUREN FOX Missteps With New Show Chronicling Groupies Who Bedded and/or Inspired Rock Legends
by Alix Cohen - May 21, 2015

With her new show at the Metropolitan Room that opened last night—Groupies: The Muses Behind the Legends of Rock & Roll--the usually smart and meticulous Lauren Fox (as evidenced by her shows that celebrated the music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen and later the Pop/Rock that emerged from Laurel Canyon in the 1960s) has here chosen questionable territory--the celebration of women who serially slept their way through the music business or, as Fox more poetically says, “Made it their life's mission to meet the beautiful boys who made the music that moved them.” Hook-ups are exemplified by often unappealing numbers (too much monotone) and bridged with quotes by groupies whose role as “muses” or sources of creative inspiration seems a stretch. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Host 2015 SUMMER JAMFEST, 7/11-8/8Centenary Stage Company to Host 2015 SUMMER JAMFEST, 7/11-8/8
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's ever popular Summer Jamfest will "raise the roof" of the Sitnik Theater during the summer months with a variety of high-energy musical guests perfect for all tastes.  Running July 11 through August 8, CSC will host an array of talented musicians paying tribute to some of America's greatest musical artists. (more...)

Doyle Bramhall II and SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Coming to the King Center This FallDoyle Bramhall II and SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Coming to the King Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts has announced two new shows: Doyle Bramhall II and SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE 'GOOD TIMES' OF IBIZA Invades The Vegas Strip, Four Days After The 'Fight Of The Century'THE 'GOOD TIMES' OF IBIZA Invades The Vegas Strip, Four Days After The 'Fight Of The Century'
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The much ballyhooed 'Fight of the Century' May 2 between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may have been a letdown, but Las Vegas got its groove back a few days later with an infusion of the intensely grooving Electronic Dance Music (EDM) of Ibiza via the official U.S. label launch May 6 of Pacific Electronic Music (PEM) (www.pacificelectronicmusic.com) at the world famous Light Nightclub, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino's premiere hotspot turned on by Cirque Du Soleil. (more...)

VIDEO: Eric Clapton Reacts to Loss of B.B. King in Moving Facebook TributeVIDEO: Eric Clapton Reacts to Loss of B.B. King in Moving Facebook Tribute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Fellow musician Eric Clapton turned to Facebook to share a homemade video in which he expresses his sadness over the loss of the legendary guitarist. (more...)

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre to Welcome Robert Cray, 6/8Metropolis Performing Arts Centre to Welcome Robert Cray, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Grammy winner Robert Cray performs his only Illinois concert this season in An Evening with Robert Cray at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on June 8, 2015. (more...)

YOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMAYOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMA
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 surveys the decisive decade that led up to that unauthorized exhibition at MoMA, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. On view from May 17 to September 7, 2015, this is the first exhibition at MoMA dedicated exclusively to the artist's work. (more...)

Blind Boys of Alabama to Perform at Columbia Festival of the Arts, 6/19Blind Boys of Alabama to Perform at Columbia Festival of the Arts, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The performance will take place on Friday, June 19, at 8:00 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre: 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044. For a complete 2015 Summer Festival Schedule, and to order tickets, please visit columbiafestival.org. (more...)

BWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City Announces the 2015-2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Apr 29, 2015

Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Missouri announced their 2015-2016 season. Century of the Songbook explores 100 years of music. Producing Artistic Director J. Kent Barnhart has programmed four original cabaret revues and one Broadway revue, each highlighting songs of the musical tradition called the Great American Songbook. The Playhouse season focuses on contributions to the Songbook by first Americans, big band leaders, women songwriters, Broadway musicals, and folk singer-songwriters. (more...)

Bret Michaels, Buddy Guy & Eli Young Band Coming to Indian RanchBret Michaels, Buddy Guy & Eli Young Band Coming to Indian Ranch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced new shows to its summer concert series. Buddy Guy will perform at the lakeside concert venue on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 P.M. and Eli Young Band will perform on Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 P.M.  In addition, Indian Ranch will host Bret Michaels in concert on Sunday, May 31 at 1:30 P.M. to benefit The Barton Center For Diabetes Education. Tickets for these shows go on sale this Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00A.M.  at www.IndianRanch.com, at the Indian Ranch Box Office or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Open AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!, 5/15Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Open AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

After the hilarious musical/comedy hit, 'AIN'T FOOD WONDERFUL', Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents, the Musical Play , 'AMERICAN HEARTBEAT!', by director/writer/composer Dr. Martha Velez, PHD, the author of the award winning play, 'Power of the Powerless!'. (more...)

THE ARISTOFREEKS to Headline Pacific Electronic Music's Launch Party at LIGHT Nightclub, 5/6THE ARISTOFREEKS to Headline Pacific Electronic Music's Launch Party at LIGHT Nightclub, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The intensely grooving Electronic Dance Music (EDM) of Ibiza is bringing a funked-up disco infusion to Las Vegas May 6 with the official U.S. label launch of Pacific Electronic Music (PEM) (www.pacificelectronicmusic.com) at the world famous LIGHT Nightclub, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino's premiere hotspot turned on by Cirque Du Soleil. (more...)

4th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival Set for 6/19-214th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival Set for 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Asheville Percussion Festival is being held June 19-21, 2015 in beautiful Asheville, NC. Come enjoy a creative environment where percussionists and dancers of all traditions, from around the globe, gather to explore, create and innovate. All workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be held at the Odyssey Community School. (more...)

Jack White Donation to Fund Technology at National Blues MuseumJack White Donation to Fund Technology at National Blues Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The National Blues Museum in St. Louis today announced that it has received a six-figure contribution from Grammy Award-winning musician Jack White that will fund the “MIX IT UP” creative Blues experience within the state-of-the-art museum. (more...)

Robert Cray Band to Play WHBPACRobert Cray Band to Play WHBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

?Experience the ultimate guitar concert as our favorite bluesman, Robert Cray, returns to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $55, $70 and $85 and are available online at www.whbpac.org or by calling the Box Office at (631) 288-1500. (more...)

'Remembering Joe Sample' to Be Featured at Berks Jazz Festival'Remembering Joe Sample' to Be Featured at Berks Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

One of the featured attractions at this year's Berks Jazz Festival (its 25th anniversary show) will be a special performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA called "Remembering Joe Sample." (more...)

Rock Guitarist Jeff Beck Comes to Kentucky Center, 5/12Rock Guitarist Jeff Beck Comes to Kentucky Center, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck has had one of the most influential careers in Rock history. His inimitable combination of primal shredding and cool perfectionism has earned eight Grammy awards, wide critical praise, and two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Beck will be performing at the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

'Sing For Your Supper' Returns For An Encore On Tax Day At Hard Rock Cafe'Sing For Your Supper' Returns For An Encore On Tax Day At Hard Rock Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Hard Rock guests can end Tax Day on a high note with free Local Legendary Burgers for those willing to take the stage and Sing for their Supper! This April 15, guests who visit select Hard Rock Cafe locations across the country and sing a song on the cafe stage will receive a free Local Legendary Burger. For the second year in a row, legendary rocker Bret Michaels will join fans and take the stage at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. to "sing for his supper" and encourage fans to overcome their stage fright for a free burger. (more...)

John Mayall to Play the King Center, 5/15John Mayall to Play the King Center, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

King Center and Brevard Music Group will present JOHN MAYALL, performing May 15th at 8 pm. (more...)

Clark County to Recognize April 12 as Las Vegas' Official Drag Queen DayClark County to Recognize April 12 as Las Vegas' Official Drag Queen Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

?In honor of the cafe's upcoming attempt to break the current world record for Largest Stage Drag Show, the city of Las Vegas and Clark County has proclaimed Sunday, April 12 as the city's official Drag Queen Day. (more...)

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