Essence today announced the initial lineup for the 2017 Essence Festival Concert Series in New Orleans featuring headliners Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige, among many others. The 23rd annual event will take place June 30-July 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The initial performance lineup is outlined below. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy Award winning Los Lonely Boys, folk icon Tom Paxton, left-handed guitar player Doyle Bramhall II, one of the oldest jazz repertory orchestras in the country, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and more. (more...)
Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, announced today that his upcoming national arena tour will include a performance at Joe Louis Arena with special guests Fantasia, Johnny Gill and Solero on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Farewell Season at The Joe. (more...)
CENTRIC today announced Bobby Brown, Anderson .Paak, D.R.A.M., MA$E, Blackstreet, Guy, Doug E. Fresh, Yuna, Eric Benet, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ro James, Wreckx-n-Effect, Candice Boyd, MAJOR., Carl Thomas and Total have been added to the star-studded lineup of performances for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016. (more...)
Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)
After a sold-out engagement in 2015, English songbird, Julia Fordham, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Live & Untouched, today, October 26 at 7 p.m. Joined by her pianist, Fordham will perform songs from her forthcoming release, 'Live & Untouched' - a wonderful cross-section of songs recorded at recent shows. (more...)
Nashville, TN: The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its panel of judges for the 2016 competition. Included on the panel are many iconic, high-profile recording artists (more...)
Actors Billy Magnussen, Michael Chernus, Will Rogers and Staceyann Chin have joined the Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) 2016 ONE Brooklyn Community MTA Campaign, which launched on September 7 in 36 Brooklyn subway stations, featuring stylized posters illustrating a diverse, hip and eclectic group of Brooklyn movers and shakers who are advocating for poor and low-income Brooklyn residents. (more...)
Known to Broadway audiences as the brave Elphaba from Wicked and Rent's spirited, no-holds-barred Maureen, and now, thanks to the Frozen anthem 'Let It Go,' to millions of children and their families around the world as Queen Elsa, Idina Menzel is no stranger to playing strong women. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman, Menzel partnered with DC Comics to provide listeners with a Spotify playlist of power tracks, featuring hits from female icons, such as Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, and India.Arie. (more...)
After a tremendously successful first season, Rise Bar's talent contest returns! The new summer installment will be on TUESDAY nights!
The RISING STAR competition began Tuesday August 2nd. Singers compete in an 8 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and a fully produced, paid solo show at Rise. In addition to the cash and prize package, RISING STAR offers networking opportunities with celebrity judges, fantastic exposure, and valuable live stage experience.
The top 12 finalists were chosen from over 60 auditionees and at least 2 will go home this week. (more...)
After a sold-out engagement in 2015, English songbird, Julia Fordham, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Live & Untouched, on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Joined by her pianist, Fordham will perform songs from her forthcoming release, 'Live & Untouched' - a wonderful cross-section of songs recorded at recent shows. (more...)
Last year, New Yorker Marla Louissaint competed in the National High School Musical Awards, also known as the "Jimmy" Awards, and received the title of Best Actress. She is now a rising sophomore at Fordham University pursuing a career in computer science, but continues to demonstrate her theatrical talents. So who is this young starlet and how does she survive the busy life of having more than one career? (more...)
Oral Funk Poetry Productions is taking the show on the road! Last Poet Standing III is a head-to-head spoken word competition which will be featured as a part of the ninth season of the Off-Broadway Theatrical Revue, The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show. (more...)
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)