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VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on THE TALK; Shows Off James Brown Moves on 'FERGUSON'VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on THE TALK; Shows Off James Brown Moves on 'FERGUSON'
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

On yesterday's THE TALK on CBS, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' from her new album, 'Coming Home.' (more...)

Wendy Williams to Host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV, 11/30Wendy Williams to Host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS on Centric TV, 11/30
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Centric, today's 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, airs the 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Show November 30 at 8 pm/7 central. (more...)

Otis Sallid to Direct, Produce Mariah Carey's NYC Christmas Concert Next MonthOtis Sallid to Direct, Produce Mariah Carey's NYC Christmas Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The multi-faceted Mr. Otis Sallid has signed on as co-director/producer on 5x platinum recording super star, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You Christmas concert, at New York's Beacon Theatre, December 15, 16, 18, 20 and 21st. (more...)

Trailblazing PHILADANCO Performs World Premiere of 'Latched' in Risky Business Program, Dec. 12-14Trailblazing PHILADANCO Performs World Premiere of 'Latched' in Risky Business Program, Dec. 12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

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Soul Jazz Books to Release DISCO: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE COVER ART OF DISCO RECORDSSoul Jazz Books to Release DISCO: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE COVER ART OF DISCO RECORDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s. Together, the record cover designs gathered here create a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring more than 2,000 album cover designs (including hundreds of full-size covers) as well as over 700 12-inch sleeves, this book is truly an encyclopedic document of disco music and the industry and culture attending it. In addition to the visual documents from the era, the book includes interviews with a number of important disco figures such as Mel Cheren (West End Records), Henry Stone (TK Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and Tom Moulton, as well as histories, biographies and discographies of all the major disco record companies, plus sections on roller disco sleeves, disco instruction albums, 12-inch sleeves and a scrapbook of disco ads. Among the many musicians featured here are Bohannon, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Cerrone, Dennis Coffey, Donna Summer, Chic, Fatback Band, Gino Soccio, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Isaac Hayes, Kool and the Gang, DC LaRue, Loleatta Holloway, MFSB, Ohio Players, Salsoul Orchestra and The Trammps. This is the latest volume in Soul Jazz's deluxe series of books featuring full-size reproductions of record cover art designs. It is compiled and edited by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, editors of the book Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide to Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco Medleys. (more...)

Hot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in JanuaryHot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Hot Sardines reinvent 'hot jazz' for the 21st century at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, January 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Cellist Akua Dixon to Release Her Second CD 'Akua Dixon' 1/13Cellist Akua Dixon to Release Her Second CD 'Akua Dixon' 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Her new album, 'Akua Dixon,' is a dazzling string conclave that surveys the cellist/composer/arranger's expansive stylistic reach. Dixon's label, Akua's Music, will release the disc on January 13, 2015. (more...)

Joe's Pub Launches Artist-in-Residence Program with Five Up-and-Coming PerformersJoe's Pub Launches Artist-in-Residence Program with Five Up-and-Coming Performers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public announces the official launch of Joe's Pub Artists-in-Residence (JPAIR), a yearlong program devoted to enriching the sustainability and growth of New York-based emerging and established artists' careers. By providing administrative resources, physical space and curatorial services, JPAIR seeks to offer not just practical support but also cultivate a community atmosphere wherein those artists can develop new and ongoing work. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces Five 2014-15 Jazz Residency WinnersKimmel Center Announces Five 2014-15 Jazz Residency Winners
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Kimmel Center's commitment to Jazz continues as their Jazz Residency winners are announced! The five-person panel, representing some of the nation's most influential jazz practitioners and innovators -- including Kennedy Center Director of Jazz Programming Kevin Struthers, SF Jazz Center Artistic Producer Lilly Schwartz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Vice President of Education Todd Stoll -- culled through over 25 applicants and selected five early to mid-career Philadelphia jazz musicians to participate in this prestigious season-long journey. (more...)

'A JAZZY NUTCRACKER', MATISYAHU, FESTIVAL OF LIGHT and More Set for SOPAC This December'A JAZZY NUTCRACKER', MATISYAHU, FESTIVAL OF LIGHT and More Set for SOPAC This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its December 2014 events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Madonna Memorabilia Among Highlights of 'Icons of Rock n' Roll' Auction EventMadonna Memorabilia Among Highlights of 'Icons of Rock n' Roll' Auction Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house, held the highly anticipated Icons of Rock n' Roll auction eventthis Friday and Saturday. Madonna, Elvis and Michael Jackson memorabilia were among the highlights of the two-day event which had bidders from around the globe bidding by phone, online and in the auction room. (more...)

Past And Future Rock Icons Celebrated At Rock n' Roll Awards ShowPast And Future Rock Icons Celebrated At Rock n' Roll Awards Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Hosted by UK-based Classic Rock magazine, the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards--the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour presented by Orange Amplification--celebrated some of the most influential and respected musicians in rock at The Avalon in Hollywood (more...)

UK Artist Playground Releases New Single 'Fairytale'UK Artist Playground Releases New Single 'Fairytale'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the "Fairytale" single by Playground. This single is now available for download on the Coast 2 Coast Website. This Hip-Hop/Rap/Trap/EDM offering is produced by Braindead and brings a twist of opera into an urban musical landscape. (more...)

SCERA Adds Second Show to 11/8 TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN ConcertSCERA Adds Second Show to 11/8 TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Renata Braham, the director of Motown Sounds, loved to sing but never saw herself with a microphone in her hand in front of an audience. Her husband Darryl, who played in a band, thought otherwise, and 'pushed' her onstage. She was surprised that she loved it. Fifteen years later, she is still singing, but now she has a passion to help others who love the idea of performing -- but who may lack the confidence -- get up on stage. (more...)

Holiday Music Channels Set to Launch on SiriusXMHoliday Music Channels Set to Launch on SiriusXM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

SiriusXM today announced its holiday music lineup featuring eight commercial-free channels celebrating the festive season. (more...)

James Brown Biopic GET ON UP Coming to Digital HD 12/9James Brown Biopic GET ON UP Coming to Digital HD 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Pioneering American music icon James Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up, a spectacular portrait of the life of the charismatic performer, debuting on Digital HD on December 9, 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet on January 6, 2015 (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming to Wharton Center, 11/12Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming to Wharton Center, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The internationally acclaimed DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM is celebrating over 45 years of creating vivid and ingenious forms of expression, and bringing a contemporary flair to the ballet repertoire and to diverse international audiences. DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, part of the Dance Series at Wharton Center and MSU's Project 60/50, will be featured on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in the Cobb Great Hall. Tickets are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. (more...)

Jennifer Mudge to Lead IHI Therapy Center's MODERN LOVE Cabaret Gala, 11/10Jennifer Mudge to Lead IHI Therapy Center's MODERN LOVE Cabaret Gala, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

IHI Therapy Center, NYC's leading psychotherapy center for the LGBTQ community, has announced its cast for their Broadway Cabaret Gala: A Modern Love, which will take place on Monday, November 10th, 2014, at The Out NYC Hotel (510 W 42nd st). For tickets and more info visit www.ihi-therapycenter.org, call (212) 243-2830 or email ihicenter@gmail.com. (more...)

Scoop: THE MILLERS on CBS - Monday, November 3, 2014Scoop: THE MILLERS on CBS - Monday, November 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 27, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE MILLERS, airing on CBS on Monday, November 3, 2014! (more...)

Julien's ICONS & IDOLS Auction to Offer Rock N' Roll Memorabilia, 11/7-8Julien's ICONS & IDOLS Auction to Offer Rock N' Roll Memorabilia, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier music and entertainment memorabilia auction house, has announced the highly anticipated Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll auction event to take place on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard. The auction will feature hundreds of items from the lives and careers of some of music's biggest artists including The Beatles, U2, Chris Martin, The Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Kurt Cobain, Heart, Mick Jagger, James Brown, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Prince, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and even a bit of Liberace and many more. (more...)

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