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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: David Cook Mentors Top-8 to Fresh Takes on 80's Hits (Updated with Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 09, 2014

Just as it did last week, tonight's AMERICAN IDOL featured the Top-8 finalists. After an ill-advised use of the sole judge's save, Sam Woolf remained in the competition long enough to be mentored by former IDOL champ David Cook for this week's 80's theme. With the obvious negligence of 'full-time' mentor Randy Jackson, it is staggering to see how much progress can be made with a mentor who is actively engaged in helping the finalists become better singers, performers, and artists. (more...)

NAPCO's Access Locks Protect Notre Dame High, Alma Mater to a Host of High Profile Celebrities
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSSC), one of the world's leading suppliers of high performance electronic security equipment for over 30 years, shared today that the security and access control provided by its Alarm Lock Trilogy Locks has proven so successful that their numbers have increased all over the famed Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. Notre Dame's system now includes the next generation networked Trilogy Networx wireless models. Notre Dame is part of the Company's growing list of educational institutional references using advanced Trilogy locks for their convenient ID card or PIN code access-control to doors inside and out. Of increasing importance today, is that they can also offer classroom lock-down from portable keyfobs up to five hundred feet away to protect students, faculty and staff in an emergency or active shooter event. The new global-functioning Networx lock models have the capability to lock-down an entire school or campus from any one lock or from the school server in under ten seconds. (more...)

2013 Style Awards Honorees Announced - Kate Upton, Victor Cruz, Rachel Zoe and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

The 10 th Annual Style Awards will honor top talent in the fashion and entertainment industries on September 4, 2013, kicking off the world's most prestigious fashion event, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, at Lincoln Center. Ten awards will be announced at the show, which will be hosted by fashion icon Nicole Richie. Honorees will include Zac Posen, Kate Upton, Victor Cruz, Frederic Fekkai, Patrick DeMarchelier, Rachel Zoe, John Varvatos, Trish Summerville, Janie Bryant and Victoria's Secret, who will each receive a Tiffany & Co. designed award for their significant contributions to the fashion community. Joe Zee will be reporting on the night's fashion as Red Carpet Correspondent and Ariana Grande will be giving a special performance to celebrate the honorees. This is a partnership between Penske Media Corporation (PMC), IMG Fashion and SWW Creative. This year, Style Awards are scheduled to air on CNN September 14 th at 7 PM, Eastern. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jai Rodriguez to Star in IN THE HEIGHTS at SD Rep in August; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) in partnership with the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) will present "In the Heights" by Quiara Alegria Hudes as the first production of the company's 38th season. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning production was conceived by and with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the San Diego REP production is directed by Sam Woodhouse and starring Jai Rodriguez. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Megan Hilty Shines At LI's Landmark On Main Street
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 19, 2013

It was certainly a wonderful time at Port Washington's Landmark On Main Street as Broadway vet and television star Megan Hilty took the stage. The hour long set consisted of songs from the Seattle native's career, some she just felt like singing, and, most importantly, from her wonderful album It Happens All The Time which is available now. (more...)

NBC Reveals SMASH For Your Consideration Emmy Bids
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 18, 2013

NBC's recently cancelled musical drama series SMASH may have come to an early end on the network, but For Your Consideration ballots are being cast and ads are being placed in support of the series in anticipation of the Emmy Awards announcement coming in a few short weeks. (more...)

York Theatre Presents Reading of FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series kicks off the summer with Janet Brenner co-producing Fiction In Photographs, an original musical conceived and directed by Randy Redd, with Book by Dan Elish and Music & Lyrics by Dan Mills. With music direction by Adam Podd, the five-member cast will feature Cole Burden, Van Hughes, David Larsen, Lauren Pritchard and Ali Stroker. The By-Invitation-Only, one performance presentation is set for today, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. (The reading will not be held at The York Theatre Company.) (more...)

York Theatre to Present Reading of FICTION IN PHOTOGRAPHS, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2013

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series kicks off the summer with Janet Brenner co-producing Fiction In Photographs, an original musical conceived and directed by Randy Redd, with Book by Dan Elish and Music & Lyrics by Dan Mills. With music direction by Adam Podd, the five-member cast will feature Cole Burden, Van Hughes, David Larsen, Lauren Pritchard and Ali Stroker. The By-Invitation-Only, one performance presentation is set for Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. (The reading will not be held at The York Theatre Company.) (more...)

Rachael Yamagata Kicks Off Dealbreaker Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata, kicks off her Dealbreaker Heart Tour tonight at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY. The tour includes twenty-nine dates, culminating in a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on July 13th. (more...)

Paula Cole Plays Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents PAULA COLE in an intimate performance in the Scherr Forum Theatre at 7:30 pm tonight, May 12, 2013, her only Southern California appearance. (more...)

Songs from SMASH's 'Surprise Party' Episode Now Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2013

Select songs from tomorrow's episode of NBC's Golden Globe-nominated musical drama series Smash (Saturdays, 9-10pm ET) will be available from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Columbia Records in the Smash iTunes store: http://www.itunes.com/NBCSmash. (more...)

Rachael Yamagata Announces The Dealbreaker Heart Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

Yamagata's set on the Dealbreaker Heart Tour will be stripped down and intimate, and will showcase her stunning songwriting and the raw emotional power of her songs. (more...)

Rachael Yamagata to Launch DEALBREAKER HEART Tour in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2013

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata, 'the troubadour of heartbreak', will launch a tour in support of her latest EP, Heavyweight. Digitally released in November of 2012, the Heavyweight EP is now available in stores. Yamagata's set on the Dealbreaker Heart Tour will be stripped down and intimate, and will showcase her stunning songwriting and the raw emotional power of her songs. Yamagata recently returned from a successful string of SOLD OUT shows in Southeast Asia, with stops in Seoul, Korea, Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore, Singapore. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: A Baker's Dozen--Catching Up On Show Reviews From a Long, Long Winter
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 01, 2013

It's April 1st. Do you know when your Spring is coming? During another longggggg New York winter, the good news is that there were a ton of warming cabaret shows. The bad news is that there were so many, even during this seemingly endless winter our intrepid reviewer Stephen Hanks didn't have enough time to review them all right after the performances. So in what is becoming a seasonal ritual, here he offers yet another compilation of 13 'catch-up' cabaret show reviews. (more...)

VIDEO: Katharine McPhee, OneRepublic Perform on Last Night's AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Music group OneRepublic and Smash star Katherine McPhee hit the AMERICAN IDOL stage last tonight to perform the song, 'If I Lose Myself.' Check out the performance below! (more...)

IDOL WATCH: Another Contestant is Sent Home
by Samantha Vega - Mar 28, 2013

Tonight on American Idol was Elimination night where one of the top 8 was at risk of being eliminated. (more...)

Songs from SMASH's 'The Bells and Whistles' Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Select songs from tonight's episode of NBC's Golden Globe-nominated musical drama series Smash (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET) will be available today from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Columbia Records in the Smash iTunes store: http://www.itunes.com/NBCSmash. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces GREASE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The list of musical theatre artists given their start by Cabrillo Music Theatre welcomes a new gang of members, in the Cabrillo Music Theatre premiere of the classic rock 'n' roll musical, GREASE. Guided by Director Barry Pearl ("Doody" in the film version of "Grease") and Choreographer Kelly Ward ("Putzie" in the movie) and Musical Director David O, GREASE provides a showcase for 16 talented young people in this classic rock n' roll musical. GREASE opens on Friday, April 12th, 2013, and plays until Sunday, April 21st, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Afro-Cuban Jazz Project, Paula Cole and More Added to Yoshi's San Francisco Spring 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Yoshi's SF has announced newly-added shows now on sale for Spring 2013. (more...)

Songs From Tonight's SMASH Now Available On iTunes
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Select songs from tonight's episode of NBC's Golden Globe-nominated musical drama series SMASH (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET) will be available today from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Columbia Records in the 'Smash' iTunes store: http://www.itunes.com/NBCSmash. (more...)

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