Joni Mitchell News

Date of Birth: November 07, 1943 (72)
Birth Place: Fort McLeod, AB, CANADA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Strong Cast Inhabits THE COUNTRY HOUSE at Circuit PlayhouseBWW Review: Strong Cast Inhabits THE COUNTRY HOUSE at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - May 5, 2016

Bucolic setting are wonderful . . . until it rains and everyone is wall-to-wall unpacking their baggage, airing their dirty laundry, calling each other on the carpet, and climbing the walls. At least that's what happens in THE COUNTRY HOUSE by Donald Marguiles. It's an explicit homage to Chekhov -- sort of an UNCLE VANYA and THE SEAGULL mashup. I wasn't knocked out by the script. The setup is simple, the plot predictable, the conflicts obvious. The actors have to bring a lot to this show to make is worth watching. Fortunately, Director, David Landis, had an exceptional cast.wisecracks into heated discussions simply to hear them sizzle. (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pmBARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

Willie K, Mike Lewis & More Coming to Blue Note Hawaii in MayWillie K, Mike Lewis & More Coming to Blue Note Hawaii in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, May begins with a bang with a music legend - Queen of Funk Chaka Khan Mother's Day week, followed up with guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and ground breaking acoustic guitarist Andy McKee in a series with local ukulele show openers Kalei Gamiao and Taimane Gardner, culminating with Christopher Cross. May also brings and a host of local talent including Willie K, Mike Lewis, Robert Cazimero, the Hawaii Jazz All-Stars, the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and a Mele Mei Celebration with Henry Kapono and Friends. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. showtime, with doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

Corinna Sowers Adler to Return to The Metropolitan Room with HIGH STANDARDS, 5/22Corinna Sowers Adler to Return to The Metropolitan Room with HIGH STANDARDS, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Recently making her solo debut in The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, singer and actress, CORINNA SOWERS ADLER returns to the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Sunday, May 22 at 7pm for an encore performance of her highly acclaimed show 'High Standards'. The show is musically directed by legendary musical arranger, Alex Rybeck and will feature Broadway veteran Lawrence Yurman on piano.  The show is a musical journey through some of the best music ever written, reimagined by Mr. Rybeck including songs by Meredith Wilson, Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden & Adolf Green, Leslie Bricusse/Cyril Ornadel, John Lennon and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. (more...)

Sonic Shapeshifter Janet Robbins Releases New Solo Piano Album 'I Hear Crow'Sonic Shapeshifter Janet Robbins Releases New Solo Piano Album 'I Hear Crow'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Weaving compositions of magic, mysticism and beauty on solo piano, Janet Robbins has released her sixth album “I Hear Crow”. (more...)

Music Mountain to Launch New Collaboration with Catskill Jazz FactoryMusic Mountain to Launch New Collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, announces an exciting new collaboration with The Catskill Jazz Factory! Beginning on Saturday, July 16, a variety of jazz musicians will bring their talents to Music Mountain for a 5-weekend concert series. Artists scheduled to appear include Joanna Wallfisch, Dan Tepfer, Peter and Will Anderson Quintet, Chris Washburne's Ragtime Band and Chris Pattishall Octet. Concerts are scheduled Saturday evenings (6:30pm) beginning July 16 and running thru August 13. 'We are absolutely thrilled to have the Catskill Jazz Factory for five consecutive weeks. These not to be missed concerts will lift our Saturday Twilight series to new heights of excitement and popularity, 'announced Nicholas Gordon, President, Music Mountain. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at PangeaCarol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an 'ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times - will welcome special guests for her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea running Sunday nights at 7:00 PM through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 19, 2016—The world's most popular trumpeter— Chris Botti—returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. With polished charm and mesmerizing trumpeting skills, the talented musician/composer takes well-known pop ballads and transforms them into a soulful mix of grace, warmth and beautiful tones. Returning by popular demand for an all-new show, Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night of heart-melting, expressive music, backed by the lush sounds of the orchestra. Officially the best-selling instrumental artist in America, Botti performs worldwide, has received multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards and sold more than four million copies of his albums, including his latest Grammy-winning “Impressions.” (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Luke Frazier of The American Pops Picks His 5 Favorite 60s SongsBWW Exclusive: Luke Frazier of The American Pops Picks His 5 Favorite 60s Songs
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 19, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra are proud to present Make Someone Happy: A 60s Cocktail Party,  the closing concert of their inaugural season. The event will take place at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM, including special guests Erik Altemus, Nova Y. Payton, Nicholas Rodriquez  and Hayley Travers , in addition to dancers, choreography and full costumes. (more...)

BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This MayBOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2016 schedule, featuring: BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Iris Williams, Laura Osnes, Eliane Elias, Bill Charlap Trio, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Rita Wilson to Perform with Hall of Fame Rockers Chicago in Santa Rosa, 6/26Rita Wilson to Perform with Hall of Fame Rockers Chicago in Santa Rosa, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced today that actress and singer-songwriter Rita Wilson will support iconic rock band Chicago on their summer tour, including their stop in Santa Rosa on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band welcomes Rita Wilson for 10 shows this summer, including the Center's, as the band's opening act. Tickets for Chicago with special guest Rita Wilson range in price from $86 - $125 (with VIP packages available) and are available now online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in MayAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes a triumphant return to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for three performances, May 6-8 --- the final stop on a 20-city tour that began in Washington, D.C. and reaches from coast to coast. Beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey's pioneering legacy of uplifting, uniting, and celebrating the human spirit lives on as Ailey's extraordinary dancers bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet to Open Music Mountain's 87th Season; Lineup Announced!Emerson String Quartet to Open Music Mountain's 87th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Concert aficionados from around the country will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, when it kicks off its record-breaking 87th Anniversary Season beginning Sunday, June 5th! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

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CITY STORIES Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 TheatersCITY STORIES Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CITY STORIES: Tales of Love and Magic in London, written and directed by James Phillips, with original music composed and performed by Rosabella Gregory, at the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival. (more...)

Sony/ATV Promotes Jorge Mejia to President, Latin America and U.S. LatinSony/ATV Promotes Jorge Mejia to President, Latin America and U.S. Latin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Jorge Mejia to the position of President, Latin America and U.S. Latin, based in the company's Miami office. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in JuneAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 8th - 19th, 2016. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, including the world premieres of Deep by acclaimed Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti and Untitled America: Second Movement, the second work in a three-part suite by MacArthur 'Genius' Kyle Abraham. The season also includes new productions of Vespers, Ulysses Dove's breathtaking ballet for six women, and The Hunt, Robert Battle's thrilling work for six men, as part of over a dozen works featured on five different programs. (more...)

Shirley Gnome Coming to The Butterfly ClubShirley Gnome Coming to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Shirley Gnome's critically celebrated shows are all about sex - but not just for the sake of smut. She combines incredible musicianship with honest insights to create an hour of songs that are smart, heartfelt, and wildly entertaining. So much so that her latest show has caught the attention of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - she has been invited to be part of the program as a late addition. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Launch Spring Residency at Pangea in AprilCarol Lipnik to Launch Spring Residency at Pangea in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

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