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NJPAC Welcomes Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider TonightNJPAC Welcomes Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider join bassist Christian McBride for All Strings Attached, an eclectic array of musical stylings, from bluegrass and classical crossover to jazz and world beat presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) tonight, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

NJPAC to Present Dorthaan's Place Jazz Brunch: Cyrus Chestnut Trio, 1/25NJPAC to Present Dorthaan's Place Jazz Brunch: Cyrus Chestnut Trio, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Dorthaan's Place Jazz Brunch: Cyrus Chestnut Trio Sunday, January 25, 2015 11AM and 1PM in NICO Kitchen + Bar. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Opera Star Kathleen Battle Comes to Verizon Hall TonightOpera Star Kathleen Battle Comes to Verizon Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Heralded as possessing 'one of the few most beautiful [voices] in the world' (Washington Post), five-time Grammy© Award-winning opera starKathleen Battle performs music from the Underground Railroad inVerizon Hall tonight, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider, 11/22NJPAC to Welcome Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider join bassist Christian McBride for All Strings Attached, an eclectic array of musical stylings, from bluegrass and classical crossover to jazz and world beat presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

Placido Domingo Shares The Romance Of The Mediterranean On His New Album, Encanto Del Mar, Available October 14, 2014Placido Domingo Shares The Romance Of The Mediterranean On His New Album, Encanto Del Mar, Available October 14, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sony Classical is delighted to announce a brand-new album from one of the world's best loved singers, the incomparable Placido Domingo. Available October 14, Encanto del Mar is a delightful collection of Mediterranean songs presenting Placido Domingo as we've never heard him before. (more...)

Opera Star Kathleen Battle Coming to Verizon Hall, 10/24Opera Star Kathleen Battle Coming to Verizon Hall, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Heralded as possessing 'one of the few most beautiful [voices] in the world' (Washington Post), five-time Grammy© Award-winning opera starKathleen Battle performs music from the Underground Railroad inVerizon Hall on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Bob Dylan, NEWSIES, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson and More Set for The Kimmel Center's 2014-15 SeasonBob Dylan, NEWSIES, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson and More Set for The Kimmel Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Kimmel Center kicks off its 2014-2015 season this week with more than 100 new shows on sale to the public for the first time, including multi-Grammy winner and Songwriters Hall of Famer Bob Dylan (Nov. 21-23), Broadway's Tony-Winning hit Newsies (Oct. 28-Nov. 2), award winning NPR radio host Ira Glass (Nov. 12), Puerto Rican super group, Calle 13 (Sept. 27), and Emmy winning astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Feb. 25). (more...)

Quatuor Mosaiques, Charles Owen, Ruby Hughes and More Set for 2014-15 Concert Series at The FrickQuatuor Mosaiques, Charles Owen, Ruby Hughes and More Set for 2014-15 Concert Series at The Frick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This fall, The Frick Collection presents its seventy-sixth anniversary season of classical music concerts. Debuting in 1938-just three years after the museum opened to the public-the concert series is one of the most celebrated in New York City and over the years has delighted thousands of visitors with a wide range of world-class performances by soloists, chamber music groups, and early music ensembles. (more...)

Trio da Paz Set for Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 8/17Trio da Paz Set for Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Trio da Paz returns to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. With three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates and redefines Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. Trio da Paz was formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, all seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music. (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this WeekLillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2nd Edition of Sound + Vision Documentary SeriesFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2nd Edition of Sound + Vision Documentary Series
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the second edition of Sound + Vision, the annual documentary series that explores a diverse range of music, artists, genres, and styles from all over the world. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele. (more...)

South Florida JAZZ Presents Critically Acclaimed Bassist Christian McBride and His Trio in Concert on June 14th, 2014South Florida JAZZ Presents Critically Acclaimed Bassist Christian McBride and His Trio in Concert on June 14th, 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

South Florida's premier modern jazz organization is privileged to feature the Christian McBride Trio. Mr. McBride is at the zenith of modern acoustic and electric bassists. Best known as a jazz musician, he also is in tremendous demand in several genres. This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 and $15 for students (under age 25 with I.D.) and may be purchased from the Broward Center Box Office by calling 954.462.0222; or toll-free at 877-311-7469, as well as online at http://www.southfloridajazz.org, the presenting organization's official Web site. (more...)

Naxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, TodayNaxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pacific Symphony's newest recording of a three-part oratorio crafted by one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour, is set to be released by Naxos on March 25. Written for the Persian holiday of Nowruz in 2012, “Toward a Season a Peace” was premiered by Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County, Calif. The work features Pacific Chorale (Artistic Director John Alexander) and Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann. By weaving together sacred passages with texts by the great Sufi poet Rumi, Danielpour explores violence and war in the name of religion, using the season of spring as a metaphor for change and transformation. The work was commissioned for the Symphony's 2012 American Composers Festival, “Nowruz—Celebrating Spring,” presented in collaboration with the Farhang Foundation. (more...)

Naxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, 3/25Naxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Pacific Symphony's newest recording of a three-part oratorio crafted by one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour, is set to be released by Naxos on March 25. Written for the Persian holiday of Nowruz in 2012, “Toward a Season a Peace” was premiered by Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County, Calif. The work features Pacific Chorale (Artistic Director John Alexander) and Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann. By weaving together sacred passages with texts by the great Sufi poet Rumi, Danielpour explores violence and war in the name of religion, using the season of spring as a metaphor for change and transformation. The work was commissioned for the Symphony's 2012 American Composers Festival, “Nowruz—Celebrating Spring,” presented in collaboration with the Farhang Foundation. (more...)

Apollo's Fire Presents SEPHARDIC JOURNEY: WANDERINGS OF THE SPANISH JEWS, Now thru 2/25Apollo's Fire Presents SEPHARDIC JOURNEY: WANDERINGS OF THE SPANISH JEWS, Now thru 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Apollo's Fire proudly unveils a new, creative program by Music Director Jeannette Sorrell, in collaboration with guest Co-Director Nell Snaidas. Sephardic Journey will be premiered in five concerts throughout Northeast Ohio, including two performances at a synagogue. (more...)

Brazilian Ensemble Trio da Paz Performs at Zankel Hall, 4/5Brazilian Ensemble Trio da Paz Performs at Zankel Hall, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

On Saturday, April 5 at 9:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca-the three renowned Brazilian musicians that make up Trio da Paz-perform a program featuring the works of famed Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and celebrated American tenor saxophonist Stan Getz. The trio, known for its innovative take on Brazilian jazz, is joined for this program by tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, vibraphonist Joe Locke, and vocalist Maucha Adnet. This concert is presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC. (more...)

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