Les Brown News

Talayah Stovall Releases 'Light Bulb Moments'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Chicago, Illinois (more...)

Best Selling Author, Robert Vitelli to Publish 'The Small Business Secret Success System'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to Subject
by Stephen Hanks - May 07, 2014

I was just a little more than a year into my new side career as a cabaret show reviewer when I first saw a Karen Oberlin show. It was Valentine's Day night 2012 and Oberlin—with guitarist Sean Harkness and guest violinist Aaron Weinstein—would be performing her romance-laced set, Stringing Along With Love, at the Metropolitan Room. At the time, all I knew about Oberlin was that she was considered among New York's best female cabaret singers, and I hadn't researched her performing history pre-show. About a third of the way into her set I leaned over to my wife (it was Valentine's Day after all) and whispered, “You know, she has a real Doris Day quality in her voice and in the way she delivers some lyrics.” This immediately ratcheted up my appreciation for Oberlin since there are four passions I inherited from my Dad—baseball, reading the morning papers, sports writing and Doris Day (well, also Sophia Loren, but that's for another column). Since Dad had grown up during the prime of the Big Band Era of the 1940s, I heard the sultry sounds of a young Doris Day singing songs like “Sentimental Journey” on the family stereo more than a few times. Once I saw Day's strikingly adorable blondness on a record cover and her rocking body in one of her films, I knew what Dad was talking about. As popular, famous, and near iconic as Doris Day became, in my book, as a singer and screen beauty she's always been vastly underrated. Little did I know that Karen Oberlin had been doing a Doris Day tribute show so since 2001 at places like Firebird, Iridium, and the late Danny's Skylight Room, and produced a CD, Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day, in 2002. Karen Oberlin had instantly become my secret love. (more...)

Talayah Stovall Releases 'Light Bulb Moments'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Chicago, IL (more...)

BlackTree TV And Soul Of The South Television Announce TV Show Launch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ BlackTree TV, the No. 1 destination for African-Americans on YouTube and one of the largest online content providers for urban entertainment and information, today announced the premiere of a television program with recently launched Soul of the South Network. Hosted by Alex Hudgens, 'BlackTree on TV' airs weekdays at 5:30 pm and 1 am CT and is the first urban daily entertainment show of its kind. (more...)

IC Places Forms Studio Partnership With Empire Media Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/  IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: PNCH) announced today that it has formed a partnership with Empire Media Center to become the new home of the Imagine TV Network.  Imagine TV is a new TV network which will Inspire, Motivate and Entertain its audience, built around the World's most fascinating Motivators, Producers, Educators and Authors.  (more...)

Robert Vitelli Signs New Publishing Deal for “How To Be A BIG Money Celebrity in YOUR Industry…Almost Overnight!”
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (more...)

Columbia Records' ABOUT LAST NIGHT Soundtrack in Stores Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Columbia Records has announced the release of the About Last Night soundtrack, accompanying the insightful romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant. The original motion picture soundtrack, About Last Night, was released digitally on February 11 th, 2014 with the physical release set for today, March 4, 2014. About Last Night ht theatres nationwide on Valentine's Day, February 14 th, 2014. (more...)

Columbia Records Releases ABOUT LAST NIGHT Soundtrack Digitally Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Columbia Records has announced the release of the About Last Night soundtrack, accompanying the insightful romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant. The original motion picture soundtrack, About Last Night, will be released digitally today, February 11 th, 2014 with the physical release set for March 4, 2014. About Last Night will be in theatres nationwide on Valentine's Day, February 14 th, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Thousand Oaks - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Thousand Oaks (more...)

Columbia Records to Release ABOUT LAST NIGHT Soundtrack Digitally, 2/11; In Stores 3/4
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Columbia Records has announced the release of the About Last Night soundtrack, accompanying the insightful romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant. (more...)

Boyz II Men, Ciara & More Join 2014 GRAMMY CELEBRATION Line Up
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Four-time GRAMMY®-winning R&B group Boyz II Men, GRAMMY winner Ciara and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the exclusive 2014 GRAMMY Celebration® - The Recording Academy®'s official after-party. (more...)

Ritz Theater Begins Work on New Marquee Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Ritz Theater, the last remaining historic theater in the City of Newburgh, New York, is slated to begin work on a new marquee on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. (more...)

La MaMa & St. Ann's Warehouse Present LA DIVINA CARICATURA, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Presenters La MaMa and St. Ann's Warehouse, and producers piece by piece productions, Mabou Mines and Dovetail Productions-all ardent and longtime supporters of the 'bad boy of avant-garde theater' (Village Voice) Lee Breuer-unite for the World Premiere of Breuer's epic magnum opus, La Divina Caricatura. Breuer wrote and directs the work, a mixed-media pop-opera with Bunraku puppets, a cast of singers and live music composed by Lincoln Schleifer that ranges from Motown to Broadway and reggae to raga. La Divina Caricatura, a metaphorical send-up of Dante's classic, concerns Rose the Dog, who makes a pilgrimage through love to Paradiso. Rose thinks she's a woman and fantasizes a mad love affair with her master John, an East Village independent filmmaker. The show, Part 1 of a trilogy, draws on material that stretches all the way back to Breuer's doo-wop opera Sister Suzie Cinema (1975). (more...)

The 42nd Street Jazz Festival Set for Theater Row, 12/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York Foundation for the Arts, Yamaha Pianos, RS Berkeley Horns, presents the 42nd Street Jazz Festival, from December 16-23, 2013 at Theater Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)

Elvis Costello Comes to Jorgensen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Grammy-winning, British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello may have gotten his start on the '70s New Wave scene but he's been ever-changing, ever-challenging ever since. Named one of '100 Greatest Artists of All Time' by Rolling Stone, Costello will make a Jorgensen debut on his new East Coast tour tonight, Nov. 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The November tour is his first set of headlining solo dates in a decade. (more...)

La MaMa & St. Ann's Warehouse to Present LA DIVINA CARICATURA, 12/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Presenters La MaMa and St. Ann's Warehouse, and producers piece by piece productions, Mabou Mines and Dovetail Productions-all ardent and longtime supporters of the "bad boy of avant-garde theater" (Village Voice) Lee Breuer-unite for the World Premiere of Breuer's epic magnum opus, La Divina Caricatura. Breuer wrote and directs the work, a mixed-media pop-opera with Bunraku puppets, a cast of singers and live music composed by Lincoln Schleifer that ranges from Motown to Broadway and reggae to raga. La Divina Caricatura, a metaphorical send-up of Dante's classic, concerns Rose the Dog, who makes a pilgrimage through love to Paradiso. Rose thinks she's a woman and fantasizes a mad love affair with her master John, an East Village independent filmmaker. The show, Part 1 of a trilogy, draws on material that stretches all the way back to Breuer's doo-wop opera Sister Suzie Cinema (1975). (more...)

HEART to Release 2 Newly Recorded Christmas Singles, Produced by Emilio Estefan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Heart fans will have two new reasons to celebrate this year's holidays with the release of 'Please Come Home for Christmas' and 'All Through the Night,' (more...)

Lauded Percussionist Bill Summers to Drum Up Excitement at Two Oakland University Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

In November, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Oakland University will host two concerts featuring multiple Grammy, Billboard and Emmy award-winning musician Bill Summers, a pioneer in the field of world percussion. (more...)

USA VICTORY TOUR Comes to Covina, CA on Nov. 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Save the date this fall for the USA VICTORY TOUR with Jase Souder. Jase is touring the country bringing outstanding and entertaining business training to small business owners, entrepreneurs and commissioned sales people. The Elite Group has partnered with Jase to help local businesses make more money. Sales, Marketing and Mindset training with proven results is fundamental in creating strong business people. Strong businesses mean a strong local economy, and strong local economies mean a stronger state and ultimately a stronger nation. When America learns how sell, we can turn around the deficit and start selling to other countries. (more...)

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