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BWW Reviews: Stackner's LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES Seductively Satisfies the SoulBWW Reviews: Stackner's LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES Seductively Satisfies the Soul
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 27, 2015

Reaching from a music tradition founded near the turn of the 20th century, the All-American Blues "brings out the boogie" at Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret. Their lusty revue Low Down Dirty Blues features "Big Mama" Felicia Fields, Chic Street Man, Sugaray Rayford with the trio accompanied by jazz pianist Robert Stephens. (more...)

THE MAN FROM MUSCLE SHOALS RICK HALL Shares Music History's Most Fascinating Untold StoryTHE MAN FROM MUSCLE SHOALS RICK HALL Shares Music History's Most Fascinating Untold Story
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (more...)

The Weight Comes to Bay Street Theater, 4/17The Weight Comes to Bay Street Theater, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce an evening of rock 'n' roll on Friday with THE WEIGHT, April 17, 8 pm. FEATURING MEMBERS of THE BAND, RICK DANKO BAND, and THE LEVON HELM BAND. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Hey, Ya! GLEE's Lovely & Grand Gay & Lesbian Wedding ExtravaganzaSOUND OFF: Hey, Ya! GLEE's Lovely & Grand Gay & Lesbian Wedding Extravaganza
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 20, 2015

Tonight we prove how one is the most powerful number of all, not the loneliest, with a very special kind of Sound Off review. (more...)

Fredericks Brown to Return to the Holland Center, 3/19Fredericks Brown to Return to the Holland Center, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts presents Fredericks Brown in the Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Spanish Lyric Theatre Partners with Cuban Restaurant & BallroomSpanish Lyric Theatre Partners with Cuban Restaurant & Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

?Spanish Lyric Theatre and SLT Productions, the nation's oldest Hispanic theatre company and the longest running theatre in the greater Tampa Bay Area, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Capdevila's at La Teresita Cuban Restaurant to present a professional vintage supper club series during the Spring/Summer 2015 season. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Barbara Morrison to Perform in Grosse Pointe, 2/13-14Grammy Nominee Barbara Morrison to Perform in Grosse Pointe, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Renowned singer Barbara Morrison, a Michigan native who has been nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015, will perform with the Sean Dobbins Trio at the Dirty Dog Jazz Club in Grosse Pointe on Feb. 13-14. (more...)

Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the third in a popular series of Blues at the Crossroads concerts on February 7, 2015 with The Soul of the Blues, a musical celebration of songs by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Etta James, Sam & Dave, Bobby Womack, James Brown and others. Performing on the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall stage are 'Soul Queen of New Orleans' Irma Thomas, vocalist Lee Fields, up-and-coming star Alecia Chakour and jazz/funk guitarist Eric Krasno, all backed by The Dynamites. (more...)

TELL MAMA: THE MUSIC OF ETTA JAMES Set for FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015TELL MAMA: THE MUSIC OF ETTA JAMES Set for FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015 - Tell Mama: The Music of Etta James (more...)

Aretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her BiopicAretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

In an all-new interview with Rolling Stone, music legend Aretha Franklin revealed that she has been in talks with producers to bring her life story to the big screen, with six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald taking the lead role. (more...)

Great American Songbook Winner to Perform National Anthem at Colts Game, 12/14Great American Songbook Winner to Perform National Anthem at Colts Game, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Maddie Baillio, the 2014 winner of the Great American Songbook Academy will perform the National Anthem at the Dec. 14 Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 18-year-old from League City, Texas was the winner in the 2014 competition, held at the Palladium concert hall in July. In addition to the Colts game performance, Baillio will debut at New York City's Birdland jazz club on December 16, performing alongside Michael Feinstein, founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation and artistic director at the Center for the Performing Arts. Baillio is the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador, a one year title. (more...)

Kimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko TonightKimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Labeled 'the Queen of Christmas' by Billboard Magazine, Kimberley Locke kicks off the holiday season with two special performances at Feinstein's at the Nikko tonight, December 4 (8 p.m.) and Friday, December 5 (8 p.m.). Locke will perform songs off her acclaimed holiday album, 'Christmas,' as well as other fan favorites. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in DecemberTovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for December 2014. Performers include Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee -- and San Francisco legend -- Sharon McNight, "America's Got Talent's" Shawn Ryan, Dave Damiani & the No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead Katya-Smirnoff-Skyy, crooner Russ Lorenson, Bay Area jazz singer Yvonne Flores and more! (more...)

Barbara Morrison Set for BIG BAND BANG ON YOUR BUCK at Encore Dinner TheatreBarbara Morrison Set for BIG BAND BANG ON YOUR BUCK at Encore Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Famed singer Barbara Morrison will be the star performer in a full evening of entertainment running the gamut from jazz, blues, rhythm-and-blues and Motown in the 'Big Band Bang for Your Buck' New Year's Eve Musical Festival at the Encore Dinner Theatre. (more...)

SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Says Goodbye to Three Singers, 12/Full Results!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Says Goodbye to Three Singers, 12/Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 2, 2014

Tonight is a big night for THE VOICE as Carson Daly will mercilessly eliminate three aspiring superstars; not cool Daly, not cool. As I alluded to in my recap from last night, the rapid elimination of contestants on this show is one of the many reasons that it continues to trail far behind AMERICAN IDOL in terms of entertainment value and audience-competitor connection, despite the fact that THE VOICE continues to lap AI in terms of talent. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Award-Winning Singer WILLIAM BLAKE Stars at MACY's Thanksgiving Day ParadeCABARET LIFE NYC: Award-Winning Singer WILLIAM BLAKE Stars at MACY's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by Stephen Hanks - Nov 28, 2014

The New York cabaret community had something really special to be thankful for yesterday as one of its own, singer William Blake, was a featured performer in the 2014 MACY's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Cruising up to the parade's main staging area on a faux Mississippi River Boat at around the show's midpoint, Blake and three backup singers revved up the crowd with a uptempo gospel/blues song 'Give Thanks,' written by Matt Sklar and Bill Schermerhorn, with an arrangement by Blake's Musical Director Michael Thomas Murray (see video). For the 31-year-old Texas native, who came to New York just seven years ago, performing in the parade is now one of the high points of his career. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater Extends Etta James Tribute AT LASTBlack Ensemble Theater Extends Etta James Tribute AT LAST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the two-week extension of its wildly popular production, At Last: A Tribute to Etta James written and directed by Jackie Taylor and co-directed by Daryl D. Brooks. At Last: A Tribute to Etta James will now run at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, through January 11, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the TimeBWW Reviews: THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL IN TEN SONGS Shows Greil Marcus at His Best...Most of the Time
by John Walker Ross - Nov 20, 2014

Greil Marcus has been a big-time rock critic for over forty years. I've been reading him for the last thirty-five....I've learned to take the good with the bad. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center Welcomes The Oh Yeah! Tour with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint TonightWells Fargo Center Welcomes The Oh Yeah! Tour with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts welcomes The Oh Yeah! Tour featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Allen Toussaint for a one-night-only joint performance tonight, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). (more...)

DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre TonightDECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour tonight, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $59, $39, $29 and $19 on sale NOW at www.countbasietheatre.org or through the box office at (732) 842-9000. (more...)

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