Etta James News

Firebrand Theatre to Host JUKE JOINT Benefit Concert at The Den TheatreFirebrand Theatre to Host JUKE JOINT Benefit Concert at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to present JUKE JOINT, an evening of gritty blues songs performed by some of Chicago's best female talent on Monday, July 25 at 9 pm at The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Kristin Piacentile Stars in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Capital Rep This SummerKristin Piacentile Stars in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Capital Rep This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kristin Piacentile is currently starring as Janis Joplin in A Night with Janis Joplin at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY, where she portrays the legendary singer for three performances per week. (more...)

BWW Review: The Music Of An American Legend Comes Alive In AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORYBWW Review: The Music Of An American Legend Comes Alive In AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY
by Jade Kops - Jul 13, 2016

Vika Bull and the Essential R&B Band bring Etta James' iconic music to life as the troubled singer's life is laid bare in an honest, heartfelt tribute in AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note HawaiiJake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

Alley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEBAlley Theatre's Summer Chills Series to Continue with Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Spider's Web, Agatha Christie's only comedy thriller, beginning performances July 12 in the Hubbard Theatre. The popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series returns to the Alley after a two-year break and offers a cool escape from the summer heat. The series is the perfect introduction to live theatre for first-timers. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Official Music Video for Beyonce's 'Sorry' ft. Serena WilliamsVIDEO: Watch Official Music Video for Beyonce's 'Sorry' ft. Serena Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Below, watch the official music video for Beyonce's 'Sorry' featuring tennis legend Serena Williams. The song is off the singer's new LP 'Lemonade', released in April. (more...)

Vika Bull and Debra Byrne to Sing Carole King's TAPESTRY at Arts Centre Melbourne This AugustVika Bull and Debra Byrne to Sing Carole King's TAPESTRY at Arts Centre Melbourne This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?On the 45th anniversary of one of the best-selling albums of all time, Carole King's pop masterpiece Tapestry will be celebrated by two of Australia's most loved vocalists. Iconic performers Vika Bull and Debra Byrne, along with jazz chanteuse Monique diMattina and The Brill Band, will take to the Playhouse stage on 5 and 6 August to reimagine the songs of one of the most successful and revered female songwriters in pop music history. (more...)

AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Returning to Sydney Opera House in JulyAT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY Returning to Sydney Opera House in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

This smash-hit show had its world premiere in 2013 and since then has played to packed houses and thunderous applause throughout Australia and New Zealand. Having recently completed a sell-out season at Arts Centre Melbourne this incredible show returns one more to the Sydney Opera House - for one week only from 12 to 17 July. (more...)

HBO to Air Encore Presentation of Beyonce's LEMONADE, 6/18HBO to Air Encore Presentation of Beyonce's LEMONADE, 6/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Beyonce's critically acclaimed visual album, LEMONADE, will receive an encore presentation Saturday, June 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.  (more...)

Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce further casting for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Names 2016-17 McKnight Theater Artist FellowsPlaywrights' Center Names 2016-17 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Playwrights' Center is pleased to announce the 2016-17 recipients of the McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships: (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB, 7/12-8/14Alley Theatre to Present Agatha Christie's SPIDER'S WEB, 7/12-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

This summer, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's Spider's Web during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills Series July 12 - August 14. In addition, the Alley is launching a new Summer Thrills Series inviting audiences to the concert musical - A Night With Janis Joplin - the first rock & roll theatre piece on the new Hubbard stage, August 19 - September 18, 2016. Tickets will go on sale June 1 and will be available online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713.220.5700). (more...)

Country Singer-Songwriter Crystal Yates Releases Third Album 'The Other Side'Country Singer-Songwriter Crystal Yates Releases Third Album 'The Other Side'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Other Side is a compilation of songs that are true stories about overcoming struggles and offer the listener understanding and hope. (more...)

Ruby Friedman Orchestra Premieres 'I'm Not Your Friend' SingleRuby Friedman Orchestra Premieres 'I'm Not Your Friend' Single
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Today, May 16, the RUBY FRIEDMAN ORCHESTRA teams with POPMATTERS.com to premiere the lead single 'I'm Not Your Friend' off their long-awaited debut roots-infused album GEM (out Friday, June 24). Click here to check it out. (more...)

Jessica Sanchez's Sexy New Single 'Call Me' Now Available for Digital Download Jessica Sanchez's Sexy New Single 'Call Me' Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

After months of anticipation, Jessica Sanchez releases her sultry new single 'Call Me' available for digital download on CDBaby, Amazon, and Spotify today. (more...)

Reality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLSReality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLS
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

GLEE's Amber Riley has quite the backup power for her nights off in DREAMGIRLS the West End. THE VOICE UK contestant Ruth Brown and THE X FACTOR's Karen Mav will alternate in the role of 'Effie' on Wednesdays in London, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

VIDEO: Beyonce Pays Tribute to Prince with Performance of 'The Beautiful Ones'VIDEO: Beyonce Pays Tribute to Prince with Performance of 'The Beautiful Ones'
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

At last night Dallas stop of her Formation tour at the AT&T Stadium, Beyonce surprised fans with an emotional performance of 'The Beautiful Ones' in tribute to the late artist Prince. (more...)

Cal State Fullerton's Dancers Open Spring Dance Theatre TonightCal State Fullerton's Dancers Open Spring Dance Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The nationally acclaimed Spring Dance Theatre, coordinated by CSUF Dance Professor Gladys Kares, begins tonight, May 5, and continues through May 15, 2016 in the Little Theatre on Cal State Fullerton's campus. Spring Dance Theatre includes original choreography by students, faculty, and guest artists. CSUF dancers were recently featured at Washington DC's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Ghost of the Blues to Perform at The Orpheum This FridayGhost of the Blues to Perform at The Orpheum This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Ghost of the Blues recently announced that Mud Morganfield, the eldest son of Muddy Waters, from Chicago, IL, was contracted as a principal player in the blues revue. (more...)

Remembering Famed Photographer, Charles GatewoodRemembering Famed Photographer, Charles Gatewood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Charles Gatewood (http://charlesgatewood.com) passed away peacefully this morning at 12:30am at San Francisco General Hospital. The famed photographer, videographer, and cultural anthropologist, Gatewood was 73 years old. (more...)

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