Frank Zappa News

Peter Noone, Dweezil Zappa, and Sara Evans Take the MPAC Stage in AugustPeter Noone, Dweezil Zappa, and Sara Evans Take the MPAC Stage in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

It's an evening of classic 60s pop when Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams take the stage in a double bill at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-$79. (more...)

The Capitol Steps, Dweezil Zappa and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoThe Capitol Steps, Dweezil Zappa and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Featured performances for the month of July at City Winery Chicago, include political satirists The Capitol Steps on July 2, Dweezil Zappa, son of the late Frank Zappa, on July 7, R&B Grammy-nominated duo Les Nubians on July 10, British rockers The Graham Parker Duo on July 12, Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally on July 19, stand-up comedian Sandra Bernhard (July 20-21) and more. (more...)

Music Legend Frank Zappa's Brother Bob Zappa To Release Second Book 'Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story'Music Legend Frank Zappa's Brother Bob Zappa To Release Second Book 'Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Following his critically acclaimed book "Frankie & Bobby: Growing Up Zappa," music legend Frank Zappa's younger brother Charles Robert "Bob" Zappa is releasing a second book titled "Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story." (more...)

Colorway To Perform At Brooklyn's Lantern HallColorway To Perform At Brooklyn's Lantern Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

"You gotta hear this band!" was what Peter Holsapple (The dB's/REM) had to say about Colorway when the two played together in Raleigh, NC this past April.  (more...)

2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marin County will celebrate the 2017 Marin County Fair Let The Funshine In! from June 30 to July 4, 2017.  The Marin County Fair: Let the Funshine In celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love emphasizing Marin's dedication to the things we value most in our community, Family, Art, Agriculture and the Environment. In 1967, the Summer of Love kicked-off with a two-day concert on Mt. Tamalpais called the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. Nearly 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, turning the Bay Area into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon known as the Summer of Love. During this transformative time, music, fashion, art and new ideas flourished and there was a feeling that everything was possible.   (more...)

Pew Center Announces 53 New Grants for Philadelphia Artists & OrganizationsPew Center Announces 53 New Grants for Philadelphia Artists & Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region's cultural organizations and artists. The 2017 awards total more than $10.3 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 39 Project grants, and two Advancement grants. (more...)

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Presented by Comfort Dental Announces THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAYColorado Music Hall of Fame Presented by Comfort Dental Announces THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame will host its next induction concert honoring Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm and James William Guercio's Caribou Ranch on Sunday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. (more...)

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents Two June ConcertsMusical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents Two June Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) concludes its 13th Season, Revolution #13, with two spectacular June concerts. On Saturday June 3rd at 8pm at the Staten Island Museum, MCCE will present world premieres by Tina Kenny Jones and Andrew Rosciszewski alongside works by Ney Rosauro, Andrew Rosciszewski and Frank Zappa. Performers include Vincent Livolsi, marimba; Wen Yi Lo, piano; Tamara Keshecki, flute; Timothy Leonard, cello; Andrew Rosciszewski, electric bass; Jason Gianni, drum set (guest artist). Come early for a pre-concert chat with composer Tina Kenny Jones at 7:30pm. (more...)

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention's Revolutionary 1967 Album, 'Absolutely Free,' Celebrates 50th AnniversaryFrank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention's Revolutionary 1967 Album, 'Absolutely Free,' Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Zappa Family Trust will mark the 50 th anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention's politically-charged, envelope-pushing sophomore album, Absolutely Free, with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition on September 29 via Zappa Records/UMe. (more...)

Guitarist Rob Reischak Comes to the WhiskyGuitarist Rob Reischak Comes to the Whisky
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Rob Reischak may not be a household word in the music world, but it carries a lot of weight among fans of the jazz band Vaud and the Villains. The young guitarist, who is an integral part of the 19-piece band, is set to perform with actress/singer Glennellen Anderson ("Stranger Things") on June 1 at the Whisky a Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. (more...)


by Jay Irwin - May 25, 2017

I was fortunate enough to have a quick chat with Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay, the composers of the new musical version of the film 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion', about to make its world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio and Poet Todd Griese to Bring A JOURNEY ALONG SPIRITUAL LINES to Arts Alive FestivalDrum Legend Terry Bozzio and Poet Todd Griese to Bring A JOURNEY ALONG SPIRITUAL LINES to Arts Alive Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tales and reminiscences of Terry and Todd from the world of sound, image and verse! Come join legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, U.K., Jeff Beck, Missing Persons) and poet, Todd Griese (Gandy Dancer Press) travel the landscape of art, music and spoken word. Experience 'A Journey Along Spiritual Lines' through the tales and reminiscences of Terry and Todd from the world of sound, image and verse on May 27th at 3:30 pm at The Arts Alive Festival in Camarillo, CA. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEEDonmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

Totally! More Casting Revealed for MGM's VALLEY GIRL Musical RemakeTotally! More Casting Revealed for MGM's VALLEY GIRL Musical Remake
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2017

'Parenthood' star Mae Whitman has signed on to MGM's upcoming musical remake of the 1983 romantic comedy VALLEY GIRL. (more...)

Programming Announced for Mother's Day Weekend at The Iridium!Programming Announced for Mother's Day Weekend at The Iridium!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Iridium has announced its lineup of Mother's Day programming. See the full schedule below! (more...)

April 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th BirthdayApril 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Northampton, Mass Rock Trio Colorway To Begin East Coast Tour At Harlem's Silvana On Thursday 4/27Northampton, Mass Rock Trio Colorway To Begin East Coast Tour At Harlem's Silvana On Thursday 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

"Amazing and inspiring" was what Richard Lloyd-guitarist for the groundbreaking NYC band Television-had to say about Colorway when they played together last October. The Northampton, Massachusetts rock trio had a busy 2016 opening for the likes of The Yardbirds, Foreigner, Ian Hunter, Delta Deep (feat. members of Def Leppard and STP) as well as being included in the Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA, alongside Margo Price, Oh Pep!, NRBQ, Shakey Graves, Dawes and many more over three days.  (more...)

Rare & Limited Release Frank Zappa Albums to Be Made Available Physically & Digitally Via Zappa Records/UMeRare & Limited Release Frank Zappa Albums to Be Made Available Physically & Digitally Via Zappa Records/UMe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Two dozen rare and limited release Frank Zappa recordings will be made widely available around the world when UMe assumes distribution of the albums as part of their global partnership with the Zappa Family Trust. (more...)

The Fox Theatre And Good Times Productions Present HAMPTON 70The Fox Theatre And Good Times Productions Present HAMPTON 70
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Atlanta's legendary surrealist musician and icon Col. Bruce Hampton will celebrate his 70th birthday with Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton, on Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, with proceeds benefiting the Fox Theatre Institute and  other musician-focused charities. (more...)

Traveller's 'All This Time' Gains Airplay on Six ContinentsTraveller's 'All This Time' Gains Airplay on Six Continents
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The summer of 2012 saw Gerry Sheridan and Simon Usher begin their songwriting partnership, which progressed to become Traveller in January 2016 when they were joined by Martin Yves on guitar and Brian Socha on bass. (more...)

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