Jay Johnson News

Sirius Among CRN's Managed Service Provider Elite 150 List
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc., a leading national IT solutions integrator, has been named to CRN's 2014 Managed Service Provider (MSP) Elite 150 list, a subset of the media company's MSP 500 list. Specifically, the Elite 150 recognizes North America's best solution providers for large-scale data centers that have a strong mix of both on- and off-premise professional services. (more...)

Software AG Executives Named Supply Chain “Pros to Know”
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Brooks was named a “Pro to Know” for the third consecutive year for his leadership guiding organizations to establish innovative business process improvements, identify and understand critical business metrics, and gain operational visibility across the organization to better align the supply chain strategy with a broader corporate agenda. (more...)

Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, Begin. 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

Broadway performer, writer, and jazz vocalist, ANDREA FRIERSON journeys back to her beginnings as a young singer enamored of Ella Fitzgerald, against a backdrop of New York City during the 1960's. Part "memory play"/ part tribute to Ella, me & ella is both a singer's coming of age story as well as a musical valentine to the First Lady of Song. Directed by Paul Kreppel and Murphy Cross, winners of the Tony Award for Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY, and featuring Andrea Frierson who was a finalist in Star Search and has appeared on Broadway in THE LION KING, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and others, me & ella takes the stage at Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, Brighton-Henrietta, beginning February 6. This limited engagement will continue through the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month. More than two dozen jazz favorites are woven into this heartwarming story, including 'The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,' 'I'm Beginning to See the Light,' 'A Tisket, A Tasket,' 'Lady Be Good,' 'How High The Moon,' 'I've Got the World on a String,' and many more. The production features a jazz trio of Jeff Benatar on piano, Eric Davidson on bass, and Greg Gascon on percussion. (more...)

Jamie deRoy and Friends to Return to Birdland, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Celebrated producer and cabaret performer Jamie deRoy will be hosting a special edition of her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & Friends, on Monday, January 27 at 7pm at Birdland. Jamie's special guests will be Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Kevin Meaney (Hairspray), singer-songwriter Dee Snider, known worldwide as the frontman for Twisted Sister, and Lauren Worsham, who is currently starring in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. (more...)

The Company Theatre to Kick Off 2014 Special Events Series on 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2013

The award-winning Company Theatre kicks off their 2014 Special Events series, with a wide variety of performances from January 3 through May 17, providing the area with the best in music, comedy and guest speakers. All events are held at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Welcomes Grammy Award-Winner LeAnn Rimes, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Spend Christmas with Pacific Symphony and LeAnn Rimes! It's a heartwarming holiday celebration when the orchestra welcomes to the stage the two-time Grammy Award-winning country/pop singer today-Saturday, Dec. 19-21, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jay Johnson Hosts IT'S MAGIC! in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

It takes a much more educated hand to mystify or entertain a crowd than it did on the Vaudeville stages of early America and the founder of the Magic Castle, Milt Larsen, along with veteran producer, Terry Hill, have been offering audiences that little something new and exciting every year for 56 years with their annual production of 'It's Magic!' The program held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center Plaza, under the direction of Dale Hindman and hosted by Tony Award winner, Jay Johnson, last Saturday night did not disappoint. The scheduled performers included a veteran line up of illustrious illusionists such as Christopher Hart, Adam Trent, Rick Thomas and Magic Castle co-founder, Milt Larsen, as well as the close up talents of Rich Manley in the lobby during the shows intermission. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The New York Institute of Photography Launches the Complete Course in Professional Photography, Online
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) just launched their flagship course, the Complete Course in Professional Photography, on their online learning center. Photography students all over the world can now gain access to NYIP's most popular course online, from any internet-connected device, anytime they want. (more...)

Tony-Winner Jay Johns Joins IT'S MAGIC as New Host Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Due to a new filming conflict, Michael Carbonaro, has had to step down from the role of host for the annual 'It's Magic!' show. However, Producers Milt Larsen and Terry Hill are very fortunate to have been able to secure Tony Award winning ventriloquist Jay Johnson as his replacement to perform in and host the show. (more...)

IT'S MAGIC Returns to Thousand Oaks With Award-Winning Magicians Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Back by popular demand, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza presents It's Magic! at the Fred Kavli Theatre, tonight, November 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Welcomes Grammy Award-Winner LeAnn Rimes, 12/19-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Orange County, Calif.—Nov. 26, 2013—Spend Christmas with Pacific Symphony and LeAnn Rimes! It's a heartwarming holiday celebration when the orchestra welcomes to the stage the two-time Grammy Award-winning country/pop singer on Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 19-21, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Rimes' sweet southern charm and big, rich voice embrace the holiday spirit as she performs songs from her Christmas album, “What a Wonderful World,” plus fan favorites such as “How Do I Live” and “Can't Fight the Moonlight,” all backed by the lush sounds of the Symphony. Breaking into the country music scene at age 13 with the release of the hit song and album, “Blue,” Rimes became the youngest person to ever win a Grammy—and then went on to sell more than 37 million records worldwide. Now 31 and having just released her 14th album, “Spitfire,” the former prodigy has become known for her easy banter between songs, warm smile and undeniable talent. (more...)

LES MISERABLES, SPRING AWAKENING, THE GLASS MENAGERIE & More Set for Company Theatre's 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The award-winning Company Theatre (TCT), serving as the South Shore region's theatrical destination since 1979, celebrates their 35th anniversary with the 2014 performance season, featuring the best productions in theatre, music, comedy and mystery. (more...)

IT'S MAGIC Returns to Thousand Oaks With Award-Winning Magicians, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

It's Magic! has been delighting generations of families and magic enthusiasts for more than 50 years. This dazzling live stage show is unique in that it features top professional magicians from all over the world, with each act carefully selected to represent the variety of the arts of magic. The audience will see internationally recognized and award-winning magicians direct from Las Vegas and Hollywood's Magic Castle perform sleight of hand, full stage illusions and comedy. The Los AngelesTimes calls It's Magic! 'A must for magic buffs of all ages.' The all- new 2013 lineup includes Christopher Hart, Jay Johnson, Milt Larsen, Adam Trent and Rick Thomas. (more...)

CMT's DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS: Making The Team Finale to Air Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Summer heats up as America's hottest cheerleaders return for the eighth season of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM. (more...)

Tony-Winner Jay Johns Joins IT'S MAGIC as New Host, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Due to a new filming conflict, Michael Carbonaro, has had to step down from the role of host for the annual 'It's Magic!' show. However, Producers Milt Larsen and Terry Hill are very fortunate to have been able to secure Tony Award winning ventriloquist Jay Johnson as his replacement to perform in and host the show. (more...)

CMT's DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS: Making The Team Finale to Air 10/25
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Summer heats up as America's hottest cheerleaders return for the eighth season of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Betty White Inspirational Award Goes to The Search Dog Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

'Best in Show, for Actors and Others for Animals (A&O), was a big winner for the people attending,' remarks A&O President, JoAnne Worley. 'The talented celebrities sharing clips of their pets, to the many animals that our charity help every day. And a good time was had by all.' (more...)

Mike Burger Hosts A&O's Celebrity 'Best In Show Pet Competition' Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

Actors and Others for Animals, one of Los Angeles longest-standing animal welfare organizations, will celebrate the pets that share our homes and our hearts at their upcoming fundraising event. (more...)

Software AG and Loqate partner to enhance data quality solution
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

“In today's expanding digital enterprise, having the highest quality data possible to drive business processes and analytics isn't just a best practice, it's a necessity,” said Jay Johnson, President & CEO, Software AG North America and member of the Group Executive Board. “Loqate's address validation and geocoding technologies provide another layer of richness to refine existing and captured datasets. This in turn lets our customers unlock new data potentials to drive more efficient and effective business processes.” (more...)

CMT's DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM New Season Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

Summer heats up as America's hottest cheerleaders return for the eighth season of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM beginning tonight, September 6 at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. (more...)

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