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Apollo Chorus of Chicago to Offer Teachers Free Tickets to Choral Classics Concert, 3/7Apollo Chorus of Chicago to Offer Teachers Free Tickets to Choral Classics Concert, 3/7
by 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, 3/7The Apollo Chorus to Perform CHORAL CLASSICS at University of Chicago, 3/7
by 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 ATTRACTIONSAvon Books & Powell's Books Launch MUTUAL ATTRACTIONS
by 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. Photos: http://www.prlog.org/12418201 (more...)

ABC Orders Shondaland Drama, Dan Savage Comedy PilotsABC Orders Shondaland Drama, Dan Savage Comedy Pilots
by 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, 2/12-15MovEnt to Present SMALL STAGE POINT 5, 2/12-15
by 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, 3/7Apollo Chorus to Perform CHORAL CLASSICS CONCERT at Rockefeller Chapel, 3/7
by 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 HuluRemaining Episodes of 'My Fair Lady'-Themed SELFIE Now Available on Hulu
by 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, 2014Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Tonight, November 13, 2014
by 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 SELFIEABC Cancels 'My Fair Lady'-Inspired Comedy SELFIE
by 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, 2014Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, November 13, 2014
by - 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 10/25DANCES FOR A SMALL STAGE 31 Set for Ukrainian Centre, Now thru 10/25
by 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, 2014Scoop: SELFIE on ABC - Tonight, September 30, 2014
by 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, 2014Scoop: SELFIE on ABC - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
by 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, 10/23-25DANCES FOR A SMALL STAGE 31 Set for Ukrainian Centre, 10/23-25
by 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 AnnouncedMeet the Final Three Cooks Competing for FOX's MASTERCHEF Title; Season 6 Auditions Announced
by 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 UsersABC Offering First Look at New Series SELFIE to Twitter Users
by 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...)

VIDEO: Check Out Pilot for ABC's New My Fair Lady-Themed Comedy SELFIEVIDEO: Check Out Pilot for ABC's New My Fair Lady-Themed Comedy SELFIE
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The pilot for the new ABC comedy SELFIE, a modern take on the iconic musical My Fair Lady, is now available in full on Hulu. Check it out below! (more...)

Pure Protein Sponsors Night RacePure Protein Sponsors Night Race
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

MANITOBA, Canada, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Pure Protein is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Night Raceseries, a unique event taking place in six Canadian cities throughout August and September. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Today, August 6, 2014Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Today, August 6, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 6, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC today, August 6, 2014! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Holds First BEL CANTO WorkshopLyric Opera of Chicago Holds First BEL CANTO Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz heard their music and words come to life recently when members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago sang through portions of Bel Canto backstage at the Civic Opera House on Friday, July 11. Sir Andrew Davis conducted the workshop, with pianists Maureen Zoltek and Craig Terry accompanying 11 singers performing multiple roles. (more...)

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