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Author Steve Sanfield Passes Away at Age of 77Author Steve Sanfield Passes Away at Age of 77
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

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The Recording Academy to Host Special Merit Awards CeremonyThe Recording Academy to Host Special Merit Awards Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

THE RECORDING ACADEMY will host a special merit awards ceremony honoring the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award,Trustees Award, Technical GRAMMY Award, and Music Educator Award. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri BarakaNew Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. (more...)

Chris Botti, Jon Batiste & More Among Lineup for 2015 Newport Jazz FestivalChris Botti, Jon Batiste & More Among Lineup for 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Following last year's exciting 60th anniversary celebration, Producer George Wein today announced that the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management returns July 31 - August 2 (more...)

The Bee Gees, George Harrison & More Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Bee Gees, George Harrison & More Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's honorees are: the Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jimenez, Louvin Brothers, and Wayne Shorter as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients (more...)

Ryan Truesdell Brings Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall TonightRyan Truesdell Brings Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Tonight, November 14 at 10:00 p.m., composer and producer Ryan Truesdell brings his acclaimed Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall in a performance for large ensemble that features previously unrecorded works and authentic renderings of classics by the pioneering jazz composer and arranger Gil Evans. (more...)

Louis Armstrong House to Honor Dick Cavett, Stephen Maitland-Lewis & Andrew P. JacksonLouis Armstrong House to Honor Dick Cavett, Stephen Maitland-Lewis & Andrew P. Jackson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Louis Armstrong House Museum announces 2014 Louie Award recipients! The Louie Award is the museum's annual award presented in honor of dedicated work to preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong. This year the Louie Award will be bestowed upon Dick Cavett, legendary talk-show host and author; Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) Executive Director, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center in Queens; and Stephen Maitland-Lewis award-winning author and jazz aficionado. (more...)

Ryan Truesdell to Bring Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall, 11/14Ryan Truesdell to Bring Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

On Friday, November 14 at 10:00 p.m., composer and producer Ryan Truesdell brings his acclaimed Gil Evans Project to Zankel Hall in a performance for large ensemble that features previously unrecorded works and authentic renderings of classics by the pioneering jazz composer and arranger Gil Evans. (more...)

Steve Rudolph and Tim Warfield to Perform at Ware Center, 10/17Steve Rudolph and Tim Warfield to Perform at Ware Center, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Two of the area's most highly acclaimed jazz musicians, pianist Steve Rudolph and saxophonist Tim Warfield, will headline a night of cabaret-style entertainment Friday, Oct. 17, at the Ware Center of Millersville University in Lancaster, to kick off the season's 'Jazz in the Sky' concert series at the Ware Center. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will take place in the Ware Center's newly renamed Owen Salon, and is being dedicated to the late Keith Mohler, who had been a fixture in Lancaster's jazz scene and past programmer of three years of the 'Jazz in the Sky' concert series. (more...)

FACT OR FICTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A PING PONG HUSTLER Makes North American Premiere at SPiN Toronto TodayFACT OR FICTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A PING PONG HUSTLER Makes North American Premiere at SPiN Toronto Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The North American premiere of Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler, chronicling the final final three years of former international table tennis champion-turned-money player Marty Reisman's life, will be hosted at Toronto's ping pong social club SPiN Toronto today, August 5. (more...)

Music Education Initiative Expanded During 60th Anniversary of Newport Jazz FestivalMusic Education Initiative Expanded During 60th Anniversary of Newport Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

On August 1-3, music lovers of all ages will come together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Newport Jazz Festival, which will feature three full days of jazz on three different stages at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. (more...)

FACT OR FICTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A PING PONG HUSTLER to Make North American Premiere at SPiN Toronto, 8/5FACT OR FICTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A PING PONG HUSTLER to Make North American Premiere at SPiN Toronto, 8/5
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The North American premiere of Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler, chronicling the final final three years of former international table tennis champion-turned-money player Marty Reisman's life, will be hosted at Toronto's ping pong social club SPiN Toronto on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

2014 BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL and More Coming to the Blue Note in June 20142014 BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL and More Coming to the Blue Note in June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce its June 2014 schedule. All June performances at Blue Note Jazz Club will be featured as part of the fourth annual, 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30 (with over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City). (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The schedule for this summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 20 to August 10, was announced today by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center's Director of Public Programming. Nearly 100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks. A special Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on July 20 will be followed by the official opening concert on July 23 with Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera, the landmark work's first performance in 40 years. Complete festival details and a chronological listing of events follow. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Honor Jeffrey Osborne With 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, 6/9Trinity Rep to Honor Jeffrey Osborne With 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that Jeffrey Osborne will be honored with the 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, acknowledging his artistic achievements and philanthropic work throughout Rhode Island. (more...)

Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that former artistic director and Academy-award nominated film, stage and TV actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Director/Choreographer Sharon Jenkins will be honored with the 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. The theater also announced that nationally known dance educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter will receive the 2014 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The 18th annual Pell Awards will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow next door at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

Newport Jazz Festival Marks 60th Anniversary with Performance at the Wharton Center TonightNewport Jazz Festival Marks 60th Anniversary with Performance at the Wharton Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL is turning 60! Founded in 1954 by George Wein, the jazz promoter and producer considered the “most famous jazz impresario,” the NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL has become a staple of the jazz community since its inception in Newport, Rhode Island. 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of this legendary, premier annual jazz festival in America. In celebration, a worldwide tour is bringing their jazz stylings to the international public. (more...)

New Jersey Jazz Society to Welcome Bria Skonberg and Tia Fuller to MPAC, 3/30New Jersey Jazz Society to Welcome Bria Skonberg and Tia Fuller to MPAC, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg was inspired by Louis Armstrong. Alto saxophonist Tia Fuller was influenced by Cannonball Adderley. On Sunday, March 30 at 3 pm, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, they will present a groundbreaking concert with no musical borders in a concert presented by the New Jersey Jazz Society. Tickets are $20. (more...)

Newport Jazz Festival Marks 60th Anniversary with Performance at the Wharton Center, 3/27Newport Jazz Festival Marks 60th Anniversary with Performance at the Wharton Center, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL is turning 60! Founded in 1954 by George Wein, the jazz promoter and producer considered the “most famous jazz impresario,” the NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL has become a staple of the jazz community since its inception in Newport, Rhode Island. 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of this legendary, premier annual jazz festival in America. In celebration, a worldwide tour is bringing their jazz stylings to the international public. (more...)

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL: NOW 60 to Play Jazz Standard, 3/4-8NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL: NOW 60 to Play Jazz Standard, 3/4-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival (August 1-3, 2014), the 'Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60' Tour makes a stop in New York City at the Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, March 4-8. Featuring clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen, vocalist/pianist Karrin Allyson, bassist Ben Allison, pianist Peter Martin, guitarist Mark Whitfield, trumpeter Randy Brecker and drummer Clarence Penn, the band has been receiving rave reviews since it kicked off a 17-city tour on February 8 in Atlanta. The first leg of the tour winds down March 30 and will continue with more dates during June, July and August in North America and Europe (including a set at its namesake festival on August 2). (more...)

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