Julie Adams News

Renowned Dance Instructors Return to Palm Beach County in ADLI Workshop, 6/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The Middle School of the Arts Foundation and American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI) have teamed up once again to bring world renowned guest artists to Palm Beach County for a one week exclusive summer workshop. (more...)

The American Dance Legacy Initiative Returns to Palm Beach County for a One-Week Summer Workshop, 6/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The Middle School of the Arts Foundation and American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI) have teamed up once again to bring world renowned guest artists to Palm Beach County for a one week exclusive summer workshop. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Millennials Approach and Amaze at Met Council Auditions Concert
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 02, 2014

In our age of 20-somethings suffering from arrested development, they say “25 is the new 15.” This certainly was not true at the Met auditions concert (formally, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert, a real mouthful!). At the opera house, Sunday afternoon, the concert showcased nine competitors, all between 24 and 29 but mature artists with poise, acting ability and, yes, voices definitely worth hearing again. (more...)

Five Young Singers Named Winners in the Final Round of the 2014 Met National Council Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of judges has named five young singers the winners of the 2014 National Council Auditions, the nation's most prestigious vocal competition. Each winner, who performed two arias onstage at the Metropolitan Opera this afternoon with conductor Marco Armiliatoand the Met's orchestra, will receive a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning a competition that has launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars. (more...)

Nine Young Opera Singers Advance to Final Round of the Met's National Council Auditions, Finals on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Following this afternoon's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2014 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. The selected finalists, chosen by a panel of experts from the classical music industry, will compete on the Met stage on Sunday, March 30at the Grand Finals Concert, with winners receiving individual cash prizes of $15,000 and the prestigious-and potentially career-launching-title of National Council Auditions Winner. The Grand Finals Concert begins at 3 p.m. and will feature Marco Armiliatoconducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as each finalist performs two arias in contrasting styles. The concert will be hosted by tenorLawrence Brownlee, a former National Council winner currently at the Met rehearsing for Bellini's I Puritani. While the judges deliberate, another former winner, Susanna Phillips, who stars in three operas at the Met this season, will perform an aria from Mozart'sLe Nozze di Figaro. Tickets for the Grand Finals Concert may be purchased at the Met Box Office, by phone at 212-362-6000, or online at www.metopera.org. (more...)

Twenty-Nine Artists to Participate in the 57th Season of the MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM, 6/2-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Twenty-three singers, five apprentice coaches and one apprentice stage director, representing ten countries, will participate in the 57th season of the Merola Opera Program from June 2 to August 17. More than 900 artists vied for the 29 coveted spots in the 2014 summer program. Offered free of charge for all participants, the prestigious Merola Opera program is unique in the industry in many ways. Merola is the only young artist program to provide financial support to developing artists for five years following participation. In the past year alone, more than $150,000 was distributed to more than 100 artists supporting varied needs from coaching to language classes to audition travel. In addition, only Merola graduates are considered for participation in the San Francisco Opera's Adler Fellowship program. Selected through an extensive world-wide audition and application process, nearly one third of this season's artists come from countries outside the United States, including: Canada, China, Taiwan, Italy, South Korea, Russia, Iran, Poland and Israel. This year, the program will have three returning Merola artists, Casey Candebat (Merola 2012), Sahar Nouri and Rhys Lloyd Talbot (both Merola 2013). (more...)

Twenty Young Opera Singers to Compete in the Semi-Final Round of METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL AUDITIONS, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Twenty young opera singers who have won regional competitions around the United States will arrive in New York next week to prepare for the next phase of the country's leading vocal competition: the semi-final round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The closed semi-final competition, held on the Met stage before a panel of judges, will determine the select group of finalists who will advance to the final round of the competition. Those finalists will return to the Met to perform in the Grand Finals Concert on Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m., where each will perform two arias with conductor Marco Armiliato and the Met Orchestra. At the end of the concert, winners will be announced, each of whom will receive an individual cash prize of $15,000 and, more importantly, career-making exposure. The Met Auditions, currently in their 61st year, are a major stepping stone to a career as an opera singer and were crucial in introducing many of today's best-known stars, such as Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Deborah Voigt, and Dolora Zajick. In 2007, the National Council Audition process was captured in an acclaimed documentary, The Audition, which was released on DVD and aired on PBS, including a rebroadcast on WNET in December 2013. (more...)

DR. KILDARE Among Warner Archive's New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Warner Archive Collection announces its latest releases! (more...)

Pakems Lightweight, Packable Shoes are Introduced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Active men and women have a new, comfortable and portable option for their non-stop feet with the introduction of Pakems (www.pakems.com), a new line of lightweight, packable shoes. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/28/2013
by BWW - Apr 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/28/2013 for Rhode Island (more...)

HBO Presents ONE NATION UNDER DOG Documentary Tonight, 6/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Revealing sobering and often shocking realities behind America's relationship with dogs, ONE NATION UNDER DOG: STORIES OF FEAR, LOSS & BETRAYAL takes an unflinching look not only at how far some dog lovers will go for their pets, but also how far the nation must still go before all dogs are treated humanely. (more...)

HBO to Present ONE NATION UNDER DOG Documentary, 6/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 01, 2012

Revealing sobering and often shocking realities behind America's relationship with dogs, ONE NATION UNDER DOG: STORIES OF FEAR, LOSS & BETRAYAL takes an unflinching look not only at how far some dog lovers will go for their pets, but also how far the nation must still go before all dogs are treated humanely. (more...)

Photo Flash: Universal Studios Hollywood's 'CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON' Rock Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2009

Universal Studios Hollywood introduces 'Creature from The Black Lagoon - A Raging Rockin' Show,' featuring an all-original score and dazzling Broadway-level production values in a hip, musical stage adaptation of the Universal cult classic. (more...)

Universal Studios Hollywood Unleashes 'Creature from The Black Lagoon - A Raging Rockin' Show' 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2009

Universal Studios Hollywood has introduced 'Creature from The Black Lagoon - A Raging Rockin' Show,' featuring an all-original score and dazzling Broadway-level production values in a hip, musical stage adaptation of the Universal cult classic, opening exclusively July 1st at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. (more...)