13 New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2015-16 Seasonby TV News Desk - May 15, 2015
"We are extremely proud of the series the studio is producing for ABC and other networks. This TV season is especially exciting as we have increased the number of quality shows over last season," said Patrick Moran, EVP, ABC Studios. (more...)
ABC Officially Unveils 2015-16 Primetime Schedule!by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015
ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)
ABC Greenlights 8 New Series Including Shonda Rhimes Drama & THE MUPPETS!by TV News Desk - May 8, 2015
The ABC network has picked up eight new series for its 2015-16 season. Included in the new shows is a return of THE MUPPETS. (more...)
Dances for a Small Stage to Perform at 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festivalby BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015
This June, Dances for a Small Stage, Vancouver's vivacious dance series, will travel to Ottawa's National Arts Centre to present an audacious, politically charged program of new music and dance creations, as part of the 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festival (MNTF). Prior to the MNTF performances, Vancouver audiences will be treated to an avant-première of the ambitious program, titled, Small Stage Canada, June 2 - 4, 2015 at 8pm at retro-glam hotspot The Emerald. (more...)
Apollo Chorus of Chicago to Offer Teachers Free Tickets to Choral Classics Concert, 3/7by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015
The Apollo Chorus of Chicago will honor teachers by offering them complimentary tickets to its Choral Classics concert on March 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Tickets are limited to one per teacher and available at the door with a school ID. Music education contributes to stronger student engagement and accelerated academic performance, and the Apollo Chorus is thrilled to celebrate educators for all they do to mentor Chicago's children and youth. (more...)
The Apollo Chorus to Perform CHORAL CLASSICS at University of Chicago, 3/7by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015
On the heels of the hit 135th anniversary engagements of Handel's "Messiah," the Apollo Chorus will present a celebration of music from some of history's most iconic composers during their Choral Classics concert in one of Chicago's most dramatic settings. (more...)
Avon Books & Powell's Books Launch MUTUAL ATTRACTIONSby BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015
NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ This February, Powell's Books, in conjunction with Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, launches a new author-curated romance recommendation platform. The pilot program, named 'Mutual Attractions,' features a shortlist of four thoughtfully selected romance novels, promoted in-store and via social media every two months. Each distinctive curation will be personalized by a bestselling, reader-favorite romance author. The first collection was personally compiled by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn (The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy, on-sale 1/27/15). Readers often ask Quinn about her favorites - and her February list is comprised of books that she strongly feels will be 'mutually attractive' to readers.
Curation has long been a hallmark of independent booksellers. Readers often also turn to favorite authors for ideas on what to read next, trusting in the writers' editorial judgment. The 'Mutual Attractions' program combines the traditional, personal endorsement that independent booksellers are renowned for, with the customer reach of Powell's Books' stores and the social-media reach of favorite, much-respected authors.
Both Avon and Powell's are excited about the new program, and feel it will be embraced by romance authors and readers.
'We have seen success with our independent retailers who have dedicated space to even a small, curated romance section,' says Mary Beth Thomas, HarperCollins Vice President, Deputy Director of Sales. 'These stores have been able to tap into their customer base to find a devoted romance readership, which has led to significant incremental sales. Powell's is such a force in the independent market so we are truly excited to see what they will be able to do with the Mutual Attractions program.'
Tom Luce, New Book Buyer at Powell's, shares this excitement, saying, 'We are eager to get this program up and running and very honored to have Julia Quinn provide our inaugural recommendations.'
The first set of 'Mutual Attractions' will launch in conjunction with Julia Quinn's newest book, THE SECRETS OF SIR RICHARD KENWORTHY, and will feature:
'Something New,' a hot new title just hitting shelves: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare.
'Recommended Read' from one of Quinn's personal favorite authors: The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long.
'New Discovery' - a book that the author-curator has only recently happened upon (and loved) herself: Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase.
'Desert Island Keeper,' a classic favorite: A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson.
For more information, and Julia Quinn's complete description of the inaugural 'Mutual Attractions' selections, visit www.avonromance.com or www.powells.com.
About Powell's Books and Powells.com:
Powell's is an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971, with four general bookstores and one specialty store. Its flagship location takes up an entire city block, offering 68,000 square feet of used, new, rare, and out-of-print books. Powells.com offers the combined inventory of its five retail locations and five warehouses, with approximately 4.5 million books in all. The website features author interviews and essays, as well as staff recommendations, weekly guest bloggers, and daily sweepstakes.
About HarperCollins Publishers:
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.
ABC Orders Shondaland Drama, Dan Savage Comedy Pilotsby TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter writes that ABC has ordered several more pilots -- from Shondaland, Fake Empire, Dan Savage and Chevy Chase. (more...)
MovEnt to Present SMALL STAGE POINT 5, 2/12-15by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015
Back for another round of knock-out collaborations, Vancouver's hottest music and dance series celebrates its third iteration of delightfully unexpected performances; MovEnt presents Small Stage point 5 - the valentine's edition (cheeky kid sister to Dances for a Small Stage) at retro-glam Vancouver locale The Emerald, February 12 - 15, 2015 at 8pm. With a winning formula that pairs five illustrious local musicians with five renowned Vancouver dancers, this Valentine's-themed evening will feature an exciting line-up of diverse artistic styles, to include both new artists and returning favourites. (more...)
Apollo Chorus to Perform CHORAL CLASSICS CONCERT at Rockefeller Chapel, 3/7by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015
On the heels of the hit 135th anniversary engagements of Handel's 'Messiah,' the Apollo Chorus will present a celebration of music from some of history's most iconic composers during their Choral Classics concert in one of Chicago's most dramatic settings. Britten's Simple Symphony, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna and Schubert's Mass in A-flat will be performed Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The historic chapel provides an extraordinary venue for the concert, featuring the 120-member choir conducted by the Apollo Chorus Music Director Dr. Stephen Alltop. (more...)
Remaining Episodes of 'My Fair Lady'-Themed SELFIE Now Available on Huluby TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2014
This week, Hulu announced that all the remaining unaired episodes of the series are now available on Hulu with a Plus Subscription. (more...)
Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Tonight, November 13, 2014by TV Scoop - Nov 13, 2014
Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC tonight, November 13, 2014! (more...)
ABC Cancels 'My Fair Lady'-Inspired Comedy SELFIEby TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2014
Deadline reports that ABC has canceled its freshman comedy SELFIE, based on the Broadway musical 'My Fair Lady.' (more...)
Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, November 13, 2014by - Oct 27, 2014
Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, November 13, 2014! (more...)
DANCES FOR A SMALL STAGE 31 Set for Ukrainian Centre, Now thru 10/25by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014
Vancouver's favourite rule-breaker turns 31 with a dramatic new spin for the beloved Small Stage; MovEnt with Music on Main presents Dances for a Small Stage 31, running today, October 23 - 25, 2014 at the Ukrainian Centre on E. 10th at Main St as part of the 2014 Modulus Festival. This daringly different arrangement will synergize live dance and music, headlined by Canadian treasures - and sweethearts - composer John Oswald and choreographer Holly Small, in their first-ever joint performance on the west coast stage. (more...)
Scoop: SELFIE on ABC - Tonight, September 30, 2014by TV Scoop - Sep 30, 2014
Get all the scoop on SELFIE, airing on ABC tonight, September 30, 2014! (more...)
Scoop: SELFIE on ABC - Tuesday, September 30, 2014by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014
Get all the scoop on SELFIE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014! (more...)
DANCES FOR A SMALL STAGE 31 Set for Ukrainian Centre, 10/23-25by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014
Vancouver's favourite rule-breaker turns 31 with a dramatic new spin for the beloved Small Stage; MovEnt with Music on Main presents Dances for a Small Stage 31, running October 23 - 25, 2014 at the Ukrainian Centre on E. 10th at Main St as part of the 2014 Modulus Festival. This daringly different arrangement will synergize live dance and music, headlined by Canadian treasures - and sweethearts - composer John Oswald and choreographer Holly Small, in their first-ever joint performance on the west coast stage. (more...)
Meet the Final Three Cooks Competing for FOX's MASTERCHEF Title; Season 6 Auditions Announcedby TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014
Last night, judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot announced the Top Three contestants on America's No. 1 cooking competition series, MASTERCHEF (more...)
ABC Offering First Look at New Series SELFIE to Twitter Usersby TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014
ABC and Twitter are offering users an exclusive first look at a full-length episode of ABC's new fall comedy, “Selfie,” that will launch on Twitter on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014. (more...)
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