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BWW Review: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Try Something New at BirdlandBWW Review: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Try Something New at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Nov 30, 2016

Barb Jungr is a maverick. She sings R&B and blues from her gut, can slide into jazz phrasing like muted brass, dismantles what we classify as rock so it's stripped to its meaningful bone, has a fervent moral compass, and is characteristically acerbic. Whether her voice rips or ripples, it's authentic. You can tell I'm a fan. In an effort, one conjectures, to broaden her appeal, she's lately partnered with musician John McDaniel, whose background is theater. While the two are amiable on stage and offer appealing harmony, arrangements sound the same--- somewhere between Broadway and pop, no matter what the material. Almost all vocals with McDaniel are brighter, louder, and faster than they might be. (more...)

Bodhi Tree LIVE Celebrates 70th Anniversary of 'Autobiography of a Yogi'Bodhi Tree LIVE Celebrates 70th Anniversary of 'Autobiography of a Yogi'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Bodhi Tree, the iconic Hollywood bookseller recently expanded as an online retailer, and Ananda Worldwide, a non-profit focused on the teachings of Yogananda, will host a free global celebration of Paramahansa Yogananda to mark the 70 th anniversary of the publication of Yogananda's best-selling Autobiography of a Yogi. Webcast from the Bodhi Tree LIVE studio in Los Angeles, the December 1 st event will take place from 7-9pm PST. Yogananda is credited with bringing yoga to the West, igniting a spiritual revolution that would set the stage for yoga's global dominance both as a practice and business. (more...)

Ellen Woloshin to Host Intimate Evening of Song in New York CityEllen Woloshin to Host Intimate Evening of Song in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

An intimate evening of Pop Torch with New York City based singer/songwriter Ellen Woloshin. Recently back from debuting this show in LA, Woloshin seamlessly mixes her own original songs with classics (Gershwin, George Harrison, Rodgers & Hart). Accompanied by composer/pianist Shelly Markham recipient of the 2016 Jamie deRoy ASCAP award for songwriting). (more...)

Paul Barritt of 1927 and Village Underground Present the World Premiere of CAT AND MOUSEPaul Barritt of 1927 and Village Underground Present the World Premiere of CAT AND MOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Today, Paul Barritt of 1927 in association with Village Underground have announced the world premiere of Cat and Mouse, an animation adventure featuring original big screen cartoons, live music and theatre. (more...)

Nana's World Jazz Ensemble Announces Upcoming New York AppearancesNana's World Jazz Ensemble Announces Upcoming New York Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Nana Simopoulos, the internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and educator, released Skins, her seventh recording on June 20, 2016 (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro 2016 Tour To Return To Buffalo, 11/17Jake Shimabukuro 2016 Tour To Return To Buffalo, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro's tour will stop at Kleinhans Music Hall on atá8 p.m. Nov. 17. Last year, Shimabukuro performed the US Mainland premiere of Byron Yasui's Ukulele Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to great acclaim and positive audience response.á (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts to Welcome Ringo Starr This FallSegerstrom Center for the Arts to Welcome Ringo Starr This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Having recently celebrated his 76th birthday in front of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood as part of his #PeaceAndLove birthday celebration, Ringo Starr presented a gift to Southern California fans when he announced a new set of fall tour dates that includes a concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts today, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar to Spar at The Kentucky CenterZakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar to Spar at The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain performs a duo concert with frequent collaborator and sitar master Niladri Kumar. Enjoy an evening of invention and interplay from these musical sparring partners. (more...)

Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar to Spar at The Kentucky CenterZakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar to Spar at The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain performs a duo concert with frequent collaborator and sitar master Niladri Kumar. Enjoy an evening of invention and interplay from these musical sparring partners. (more...)

MOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This SeptemberMOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The fall season has arrived at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, featuring several fun, fresh, newáshows and concerts.áScroll down for a look at the September lineup! (more...)

Keala Settle & Frank Wildhorn and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandKeala Settle & Frank Wildhorn and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup foráAugust 22-28, includingáJazz Masters: John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Dave Liebman, Steve Swallow,áKeala Settle and Frank Wildhorn,áKen Peplowski Quartet, and more! (more...)

Music of Joe Henderson, Nikki M. James at ShowBiz After Hours & More Coming Up at BirdlandMusic of Joe Henderson, Nikki M. James at ShowBiz After Hours & More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup foráAugust 15-21, includingáMusic of Joe HendersonáWith The Phantom Band,áShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella,áRolando Morales-Matos Jazz' Y Mambo Band, and more! (more...)

DUETS to Benefit One Orlando Fund & More Coming Up This Summer at BirdlandDUETS to Benefit One Orlando Fund & More Coming Up This Summer at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup foráAugust 8-14, featuringáSteve Kuhn Trio,á"Duets"áSpecial LGBTQ Edition Benefiting the One Orlando Fund,áRolando Morales-Matos Jazz' Y Mambo Band, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Django Reinhardt NY Festival & More Set for First Week of August at BirdlandDjango Reinhardt NY Festival & More Set for First Week of August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 1-7, including the Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Sara Gazarek, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhardt, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at BirdlandCharlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced itsáAugust 2016 schedule, featuringáDjango Reinhardt NY Festival, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration,áSteve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes,áShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella,áRolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Ken Peplowski Quartet,áEric Comstock and Jay Leonhart,áJim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts to Welcome Ringo Starr This FallSegerstrom Center for the Arts to Welcome Ringo Starr This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Having recently celebrated his 76th birthday in front of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood as part of his #PeaceAndLove birthday celebration, Ringo Starr presented a gift to Southern California fans when he announced a new set of fall tour dates that includes a concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

DAVID BRIGHTON'S SPACE ODDITY: THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE Coming to MPAC, 8/10DAVID BRIGHTON'S SPACE ODDITY: THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE Coming to MPAC, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Celebrate the life and music of the legendary David Bowie at David Brighton's Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29 - $59. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Open 22nd Season with CHICAGO SINGS THE BEATLESPorchlight Music Theatre to Open 22nd Season with CHICAGO SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre áis proud to announce the 11th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The Beatles, Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St, directed by Rob Lindley and music directed by Doug Peck. (more...)

Dave Mason Coming to MPAC, 7/21Dave Mason Coming to MPAC, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

áDave Mason's rescheduled performance from March takes place on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39 - $69. (more...)


by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Few would have guessed that 'Weird Al' Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending homemade tapes in to the 'Dr. Demento Radio Show' - would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history and a pop culture icon.áNow in his fourth career decade as America's foremost song parodist, he has been honored with four Grammy« Awards and 15 nominations, including his most recent win in 2015 foráMandatory Fun, the first-ever comedy album in history to debut at #1 on theáBillboardácharts, capping a career's worth of accolades for classic song and music video parodies such asá'Eat It,' 'Like a Surgeon,' 'Smells Like Nirvana,' 'Amish Paradise,' 'White & Nerdy,' and 'Tacky.' (more...)

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