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San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for San Diego Regional Premiere of FIRST DATESan Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for San Diego Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date. This musical comedy includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, with a book by Austin Winsberg. First Date marks the opening of SDMT's 2017 Off Broadway Series and features direction by J. Scott Lapp, music direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Allison Spratt Pearce. Performances run from March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, A Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, A Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Announcing the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, a Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive for a dozen consecutive years, taking place Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., in Camarillo. Gates open 10:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share and other Ventura County area charities (please bring a food item to donate). Info: (805) 501-7122 or visit venturacountyblues.com/. (more...)

Los Angeles Children Chorus To Honor Placido Domingo And LACC Supporters, 3/24Los Angeles Children Chorus To Honor Placido Domingo And LACC Supporters, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), one of the nation's leading choirs, honors three pillars of the arts and philanthropic fields, including opera legend Placido Domingo and philanthropists Jo Bufalino Libaw and Shawn D. Libaw, at Gala Bel Canto on Friday, March 24, 2017, 6 pm, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  (more...)

AXS TV Premieres Season 2 of  ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR,  3/5AXS TV Premieres Season 2 of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Hit the road with The Red Rocker, as AXS TV presents season two of the popular original music series ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE, premiering Sunday, March 5, at 9pE/6pP. (more...)

MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be an eventful year at The Iridium as we continue to host MTV Live Setlist (the episode featuring 'dark girl pop' band MUNA airs this Saturday, February 4 at 9pm ET), and the acclaimed live public television series Front and Center (season 6 airing now at various dates/times across the country)!  (more...)

Founding Band Member of ASIA & Rock Legend John Wetton Passes AwayFounding Band Member of ASIA & Rock Legend John Wetton Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Rock music legend John Wetton sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer. (more...)

Dr Sean Baumann's Cantata MADNESS: SONGS OF HOPE AND DESPAIR Coming to Baxter TheatreDr Sean Baumann's Cantata MADNESS: SONGS OF HOPE AND DESPAIR Coming to Baxter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Following its acclaimed success at the World Psychiatry International Congress and its once-off staging in December last year, respected psychiatrist Dr Sean Baumann's rousing cantata, MADNESS: SONGS OF HOPE AND DESPAIR, returns to the Baxter Theatre for a limited season this February. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti to Perform with Columbus SymphonyGrammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti to Perform with Columbus Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Columbus Symphony presents Chris Botti at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Saturday, February 25, at 8pm. (more...)

Trumpet Legend Chris Botti to Perform at MPAC Next MonthTrumpet Legend Chris Botti to Perform at MPAC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Ultimate Harmonica Blowout Stretches the BoundariesThe Ultimate Harmonica Blowout Stretches the Boundaries
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Every time they take the stage at the Harris Center they rock the house, and every time they teach us all something new about the blues. Now in its 26th year, the Blues Harmonica Blowout will push out the esthetic to new realms, putting Corky Siegel (Chamber Blues), Howard Levy (founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), Duke Robillard (Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds) Son of Dave (Crash Test Dummies) and Jason Ricci on the same stage at the same time, all joining the show's founder Mark Hummel (Winner of two Blues Music Awards in 2014) and the stellar Blues Survivors. (more...)

Live Nation And Budweiser Canada Team Up To Give Live Music a New HomeLive Nation And Budweiser Canada Team Up To Give Live Music a New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Budweiser and Live Nation Canada today announced they will collaborate on music events and projects across the country, with the common goal of enhancing the concert experiences of music fans. The multi-year partnership will include a revitalization of the amphitheatre at Ontario Place, which will be named Budweiser Stage beginning in 2017. (more...)

Los Angeles Children's Chorus Winter Concert To Feature Classical WorksLos Angeles Children's Chorus Winter Concert To Feature Classical Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) - acclaimed for its agile and angelic bel canto sound - presents its popular Winter Concert, featuring sublime classical and holiday music, on two consecutive Sundays, December 4 and 11, 2016, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  The eclectic program illuminates works by Vivaldi, Holst, Britten and Bach, composers who greatly impacted and expanded children's choral repertoire and taught and conducted children themselves.   (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This WinterKyle Riabko to Encore 'CLOSE TO YOU' Album Shows at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Celebrates Release in L.A.CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Celebrates Release in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Idina Menzel and More Set for LIVE IN THE VINEYARD November Line-UpIdina Menzel and More Set for LIVE IN THE VINEYARD November Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

'Live In The Vineyard' (LITV) presents the eighteenth installment of the exclusive music, food and wine festival, which will include Tony Award winning icon Idina Menzel, Epic Records artist Wrabel, Big Machine Label Group's Drake White and singer-songwriters BrenDan James and Zach Heckendorf. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Presents Chris D'Amico in HAVE YOU TRIED YOGA?The Metropolitan Room Presents Chris D'Amico in HAVE YOU TRIED YOGA?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

New York new-comer Chris D'Amico is making his solo debut at the Metropolitan Room--and he's decided bring all of his friends. Featuring an eclectic mix of Broadway, folk, and pop melodies from such artists as John Mayer, Ingrid Michaelson, and Jack Garratt, D'Amico offers a sincere and self-deprecating deconstruction of how struggle forces us to grow, and what it really takes to become more flexible. (more...)

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and More to Perform at 10th Anniversary STAND UP FOR HEROESBruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and More to Perform at 10th Anniversary STAND UP FOR HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Few events have created more of a lasting impact on the lives of our nation's injured veterans and their families than Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH), returning for its 10th anniversary to the Theater at Madison Square Garden today, November 1.  (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Hits 2016 New York Comedy FestivalGROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Hits 2016 New York Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL and GROUNDHOG DAY, will be one of the headliners for this year's NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, running today, November 1, through November 6, 2016. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare Presents PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noel Coward, 11/16-12/4Austin Shakespeare Presents PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noel Coward, 11/16-12/4
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

Austin Shakespeare brings Noel Coward's classic comedy Present Laughter to the Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center for the Performing Arts from November 16, 2016 - December 4, 2016. Chaos, romance and dazzling dialogue are shaken up to concoct this perfect cocktail for the holiday season! Marc Pouhe stars as the 1930's matinee idol, Garry Essendine, who is self-obsessed, slipping into middle age, and still surrounded by admiring women. Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella says, "Marc was so funny offstage at Macbeth this summer that I envisioned him in a full-out comedy." (more...)

LA Children's Chorus to Feature Berlin State Opera Children's ChoirLA Children's Chorus to Feature Berlin State Opera Children's Choir
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), noted for touring internationally as well as showcasing acclaimed choirs from around the world, presents a free concert featuring the Los Angeles debut of Berlin's esteemed Children's Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin State Opera), led by Music Director Vinzenz Weissenburger, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. (more...)

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