James Brown News

New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre to Present 'NINE LIVES,' 8/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New Orleans" on August 27, 28 and 29. Its three performances will serve as the theatre's annual 'Lagniappe' production, a precursor to 'Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike,' which opens seven days later. (more...)

Isabel Rose Releases New Album TROUBLE IN PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Trouble in Paradise, the new CD from acclaimed singer Isabel Rose (www.IsabelRose.com) is a top-drawer musical event. Produced by Bob Rock (Michael Buble, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Cher), it will be released on September 16th by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Chadwick Boseman Shares Challenges of Playing James Brown in GET ON UP Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Chadwick Boseman stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his apprehension in portraying James Brown in the upcoming biopic 'Get On Up' (more...)

VIDEO: Chadwick Boseman Talks James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' on TONIGHT
by - Jul 29, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, host Jimmy Fallon talked to 'Get on Up' star Chadwick Blseman about working on the James Brown biopic and how he kept getting ditched by The Roots' Tariq on set. (more...)

CBS Sports Announces New Broadcast Pairings for 2014 NFL Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The CBS Television Network will begin its 55th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading THE NFL ON CBS into the Network's 2014 NFL season. (more...)

BWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of Harlem
by Katricia Lang - Jul 28, 2014

'America's not used to seeing a black face in this particular art form,' says 16-year-old Naazir Muhammad about ballet. He should know. He and his twin brother, Shaakir, both practice ballet at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York. Both are aware that ballet is expected to have a certain face. The Dance Theatre of Harlem defies these expectations. Because of this, the company is special in two ways. It is innovative and radical in existing as well as being innovative and radical in dance. Aretha Franklin en point? You never. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dance Theatre Of Harlem is Soul En Pointe
by Katricia Lang - Jul 28, 2014

Last week, The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) presented a classic but eclectic program of four ballets at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. To my surprise, they gave me something I could feel. The performance reminded me that ballet can be fun, art should be communal and a coloratura soprano singing 'Domine Deus, Rex caelestis' is just as electrifying as James Brown singing 'Mother Popcorn.' (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014! (more...)

Top Reads: Brad Thor's ACT OF WAR Jumps to No. 1 on NY Times Best Seller List, Week Ending 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Since there's no end-all-be-all 'best seller' list, BWW Books has rounded up both The New York Times' top sellers as well as Amazon's - providing you with your one-stop look at this week's top reads! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces JAMES BROWN Film Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business (August 29 - September 1). (more...)

Author Daryl Brown to Speak on New 'History Changing' Book, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

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VIDEO: 'Get On Up' Star Dan Aykroyd Performs James Brown Classic on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

'Get On Up' star Dan Aykroyd performed a cover of the James Brown classic 'I'll Go Crazy' with help from Chicago blues great Bobby Rush and The Roots. (more...)

VIDEO: Dan Aykroyd 'Proud' to Star in New James Brown Biopic GET ON UP
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Funnyman Dan Aykroyd stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in the new James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' as the legendary soul man's manager. (more...)

Top Reads: Piper Kerman's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Holds Spot on NY Times Best Seller List, Week Ending 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Since there's no end-all-be-all 'best seller' list, BWW Books has rounded up both The New York Times' top sellers as well as Amazon's - providing you with your one-stop look at this week's top reads! (more...)

Kyle Riabko Comes to Joe's Pub, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Musician Kyle Riabko performs his original songs along with selections from the Bacharach catalogue which were featured in his acclaimed Off Broadway show "What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined" earlier this year. (more...)

VIDEO: Mick Jagger Talks New Film 'Get On Up', Tragic Loss of His Girlfriend on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

In an exclusive interview with TODAY's Matt Lauer, Mick Jagger talked about his new film, 'Get On Up' and the loss of his girlfriend. (more...)

Breaking News: ROCKY to Close on Broadway in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

This Just In... The Broadway musical of Rocky has been knocked out by a declining box office and will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on Sunday, August 17th after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. Stage Entertainment is currently exploring future productions across the U.S. as well as internationally. (more...)

Midlake, Allen Toussaint, Erin Markey, Lady Rizo and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows for the next two weeks, July 16 - July 27, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Top Reads: Edward Klein's BLOOD FEUD Makes Both NY Times and Amazon Best Seller Lists, Week Ending 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Since there's no end-all-be-all 'best seller' list, BWW Books has rounded up both The New York Times' top sellers as well as Amazon's - providing you with your one-stop look at this week's top reads! (more...)

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