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Peggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastPeggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the ninth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with James Gavin, author of the acclaimed biography 'Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee' and previous books on Lena Horne, Chet Baker and New York nightlife. The show is available on iTunes here. Previous episodes- featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Forms New Artist Management CompanyBirdland Jazz Club Forms New Artist Management Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the formation of AB Artists, Artist Management and Booking. The new venture will operate out of Birdland's offices at 315 West 44th Street in NYC and will provide artist services ranging from personal management and domestic booking to royalty administration, recording production and administration, and career development. (more...)

Usdan Center & BAM Performances to be Held 7/30-31Usdan Center & BAM Performances to be Held 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Creative writing students ages 12 to 16 from Long Island¹s Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the acclaimed summer arts day camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Jane Monheit, Taylor Dayne, Jackie Hoffman and Broadway playwright Michele Lowe, have joined for the third season with students of the same age from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Summer Youth Program in a unique two-week joint workshop through July 31. (more...)

Guest Vocalist Melissa Stylianou to Join MARCUS GOLDHABER's Debut at 54 BELOW, 7/25Guest Vocalist Melissa Stylianou to Join MARCUS GOLDHABER's Debut at 54 BELOW, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

MARCUS GOLDHABER, acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter and a fixture on Manhattan's jazz/cabaret circuit for a decade, has just added special guest vocalist Melissa Stylianou to his long-awaited debut at 54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Club. She's there to add special sauce to the world premiere of Marcus' new show, 'FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET.' (more...)

Usdan Center Opens VOICES OF BROADWAY Series with Alysha Umphress & MoreUsdan Center Opens VOICES OF BROADWAY Series with Alysha Umphress & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the renowned Long Island summer arts day camp which has just begun its 48th season, presented its annual 'Voices of Broadway' musical performance today. This is a special revue by Broadway performers, part of Usdan's special 'Festival Concerts' series, exposing students to the best of the arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD Takes the Helm as Hostess of Birdland's Jazz Party With Hoopla, Heat & HeartBWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD Takes the Helm as Hostess of Birdland's Jazz Party With Hoopla, Heat & Heart
by Alix Cohen - Jul 7, 2015

On July 5, Carole J. Bufford erupted onto the stage at Birdland for her first Sunday evening as hostess of the club's weekly Jazz Party (which had been helmed most recently by Natalie Douglas and Jane Monheit). The formidable vocalist, glamorous in clingy red, was aided and abetted by a top-notch (also well dressed—Bravo!) quartet featuring Joel Frahm on sax, Ray Marchia on drums, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Musical Director Ian Herman on piano. Special guests for Bufford's inaugural session were Janelle Velasquez and Lianne Marie Dobbs. With Bufford's audacious performance, smart choices, and attention to detail, Sundays promise to be a great deal more fun in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Julie Benko to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe, 8/2Julie Benko to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Whether she is lending her luminescent soprano to Broadway melodies, keenly reinterpreting contemporary folk and rock songs, or crooning jazz favorites in her warm alto range, singer Julie Benko possesses the rare vocal dexterity of range and genre that defines a true musical chameleon. Known for her sparkling tone, buttery phrasing, and adept storytelling, this longtime member of New York City's theatrical community momentarily steps off the Broadway stage (where she regularly appears in Les Miserables) and launches into the jazz world, bringing her unique fusion of melodic expressiveness and introspective clarity to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, August 2nd at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastJustin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the eighth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Justin Vivian Bond. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

Usdan Center Kicks Off 2015 Festival Concerts Series and MoreUsdan Center Kicks Off 2015 Festival Concerts Series and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the renowned Long Island summer arts day camp whose 48th season kicked off today, features award-winning and fast-rising professional artists of music, dance and theater on its unique Festival Concerts series. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Debut New Songs at Cornelia Street Cafe, 7/13Gabrielle Stravelli to Debut New Songs at Cornelia Street Cafe, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

?GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice, will debut at The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street in New York) on Monday, July 13 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Marcus Goldhaber to Bring FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET to 54 Below, 7/25Marcus Goldhaber to Bring FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET to 54 Below, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents MARCUS GOLDHABER in "FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET" on SATURDAY, JULY 25 AT 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Usdan Names New Executive DirectorUsdan Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts day camp, announces that Lauren Brandt Schloss will become Usdan¹s third Executive Director this fall. She will be Usdan¹s first female Executive and the first whose background is in the visual arts. Ms. Schloss will join the staff in June following her tenure as Executive Vice President at New York¹s Studio in a School and her previous position as Director of Education at the Queens Museum. She will succeed Dale Lewis, who following 36 years at Usdan will be leaving in September to direct the new Arts Reach Fund at Long Island Community Foundation. (more...)

Scott Alan to Launch London Residency in SeptemberScott Alan to Launch London Residency in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan returns to London for a two-week residency at The Hippodrome Casino. Featuring a different guest each night, the nine concerts will celebrate Alan's work in nights filled with heartfelt songs, the stories behind them and many surprises. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Preview New Album at Cafe Noctambulo, 6/20Gabrielle Stravelli to Preview New Album at Cafe Noctambulo, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal and 'hotter than the equator' by The Village Voice, will preview songs from upcoming album at Cafe Noctaubulo at Pangea Restaurant (178 Second Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets) on Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. For reservations please call (212) 995-0900. Stravelli will be joined by Art Hirahara on piano and Pat O'Leary on bass. (more...)

THE MEETING, Hosted by Justin Sayre, to Return to OASIS, 8/1THE MEETING, Hosted by Justin Sayre, to Return to OASIS, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 PM after a sold out debut show in April. (more...)

5th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Tributes Judy Garland Tonight5th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Tributes Judy Garland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Michael Feinstein, Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Jonah Verdon, Julie Hill, Molly Pope, Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson and Brendan Maclean headline the fifth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - tonight, June 1. (more...)

Australian Singer-Songwriter Brendan MacLean Joins NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1Australian Singer-Songwriter Brendan MacLean Joins NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Brendan Maclean - the acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter - will join Michael Feinstein, Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Jonah Verdon, Julie Hill, Molly Pope, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to headline the fifth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUPMichael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUP
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope, John Early and Jonah Verdon will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel  York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to headline the fifth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called "a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert" by The Wall Street Journal, "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Stritch & Caruso Return to Bemelmans at The CarlyleStritch & Caruso Return to Bemelmans at The Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso return to Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel on Sunday, June 7 with their evening of swinging standards, and run every Sunday in June, from 9pm - 12 midnight. (more...)

Newest MUSIC AT THE MASON to Feature Tracy Stark, FORTE, and Richard HolbrookNewest MUSIC AT THE MASON to Feature Tracy Stark, FORTE, and Richard Holbrook
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, May 31, at 3pm. Performers include Tracy Stark, FORTE and Richard Holbrook. Lydia DeLuca will be the 'Young Musician Moment" performer. (more...)

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