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Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallCarolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 27 at 8pm, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American HistoryPhoto Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American History
by Walter McBride - Jan 18, 2017

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This WeekendGabrielle Stravelli to Sing Johnny Mercer at Kitano Jazz This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal and 'hotter than the equator' by The Village Voice - will return with her concert celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Saturday, January 7 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents Chris Botti Next MonthBergen Performing Arts Center Presents Chris Botti Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Chris Botti, a part of the Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp Concert Series-Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

OFJCC Palo Alto Announces Arts & Dialogues Spring 2017 Season LineupOFJCC Palo Alto Announces Arts & Dialogues Spring 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center of Palo Alto announces an exciting line up for the Spring Season of its 2016-2017 Arts & Dialogues series. An array of luminaries, innovators, and world-renowned performers will make appearances at the OFJCC's Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto from January through May 2017.  (more...)

New Events at QV Outdoor Cinema in January & FebruaryNew Events at QV Outdoor Cinema in January & February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

QV Melbourne's Outdoor Cinema is thrilled to announce more live entertainment, themed food and drink, pop-up beer bars and wine tastings, doggie dress ups and special filmmaker screenings for their January - February program. (more...)

BWW Review: PORGY AND BESS CONCERT at Hot Jazz SeriesBWW Review: PORGY AND BESS CONCERT at Hot Jazz Series
by Ronit Suzan - Dec 19, 2016

Once a month a new jazz concert is presented in various venues around the country for one week as part of the very popular Hot Jazz series, produced by Shamayim productions. In this month's event singer Deborah J. Carter and the Mamelo Gaitanopoulos Sextet brought the greatest hits from the jazz opera Porgy and Bess. Following their week of performances in Jerusalem, Herzliya, Modiin and Tel Aviv, the group reached Haifa with an extraordinary final show. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Welcomes Vocal Trio Duchess as Special Guest to Launch New CDGabrielle Stravelli Welcomes Vocal Trio Duchess as Special Guest to Launch New CD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will launch her new album Dream Ago at Subculture (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Celebrate New CD DREAM AGO at SubCulture This DecemberGabrielle Stravelli to Celebrate New CD DREAM AGO at SubCulture This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Gabrielle Stravelli - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter - will celebrate her new album Dream Ago at Subculture (45 Bleecker Street in New York) on Tuesday, December 13 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Nana's World Jazz Ensemble Announces Upcoming New York AppearancesNana's World Jazz Ensemble Announces Upcoming New York Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Nana Simopoulos, the internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and educator, released Skins, her seventh recording on June 20, 2016 (more...)

BRASS AT SEA With Westwind Brass To Play Three Shows At Maritime Museum of San Diego, 12/12, 2/12, 5/7BRASS AT SEA With Westwind Brass To Play Three Shows At Maritime Museum of San Diego, 12/12, 2/12, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The Westwind Brass, San Diego's premier professional brass ensemble, and the San Diego Maritime Museum announce their upcoming series of concerts aboard the Steam Ferry Berkeley. (more...)

SOUNDBREAKING: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music to Debut on PBS 11/14SOUNDBREAKING: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music to Debut on PBS 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, an eight-episode PBS series that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world, will make its U.S. broadcast debut on PBS starting next Monday, November 14 (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Reverend Billy and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubJasmine Cephas Jones, Reverend Billy and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from November 9-20. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan RoomMaria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

Iconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain OpenIconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain Open
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Charlie Blum, president and CEO of Star Productions, today announced that plans to shutter the Star Plaza Theatre have been reversed; the iconic theater with a decades-long history of presenting concerts, comedians and arts programming, will continue operating as it has in the past. (more...)

THE SIXTIES SHOW Headed to Bay Street TheaterTHE SIXTIES SHOW Headed to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced THE SIXTIES SHOW today, October 29 at 8 pm. (more...)

Orpheus to Debut Jessie Montgomery's RECORDS FROM A VANISHING CITY at Carnegie HallOrpheus to Debut Jessie Montgomery's RECORDS FROM A VANISHING CITY at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery's latest orchestral score, Records from a Vanishing City, will be given its world premiere by Orpheus at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, Today, October 27 (8 pm). (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan RoomMaria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

Lineup Announced for BENZEL-BUSCH CONCERT SERIES 2016/17Lineup Announced for BENZEL-BUSCH CONCERT SERIES 2016/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Benzel-Busch Motor Car is proud to announce the 2016/17 Benzel-Busch Concerts Series at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. The series allows all patrons to engage with the latest 2017 vehicles experiencing some of the most class-leading automotive technology. This season's new series kicks off with one of the most outstanding voices of this generation-TONI BRAXTON will perform Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8pm. With over 67 million in sales worldwide and seven GRAMMY Awards, Braxton's distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, pop, jazz and gospel became an instantaneous international sensation. (more...)

AZIZA to Bring Jazz Dream Team to Wharton Center This OctoberAZIZA to Bring Jazz Dream Team to Wharton Center This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An absolute jazz dream team is coming to Wharton Center on October 20 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz at Wharton Center lineup. (more...)

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