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Date of Birth: March 02, 1942 (75)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Dionne Warwick, Charlie Wilson & More Join GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS LineupDionne Warwick, Charlie Wilson & More Join GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Led by GRAMMY®-winning industry icon Paul Shaffer as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired. (more...)

The Velvet Underground And Nico Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Landmark Debut AlbumThe Velvet Underground And Nico Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Landmark Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Half a century after the 1967 release of their landmark debut album The Velvet Underground and Nico, the Velvet Underground's intrepid musical vision and audacious lyrical approach have yet to be equaled. (more...)

Richard Barone to Perform Songs from SORROWS & PROMISES Live at Joe's PubRichard Barone to Perform Songs from SORROWS & PROMISES Live at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Richard Barone's new album Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In The 1960s casts light on the songs that sprang from the singer-songwriters in and around Greenwich Village during that pivotal decade. (more...)

Brooklyn Welcomes 35TH ANNUAL MERMAID PARADE 6/17Brooklyn Welcomes 35TH ANNUAL MERMAID PARADE 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Coney Island USA's 35th Annual Mermaid Parade will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The parade starts at the corner of West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, and proceeds east on Surf Avenue to West 10th Street, where it turns south to the Boardwalk, and then north back to Steeplechase Plaza, where it concludes. (more...)

THE RECORDING ACADEMY to Honor 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients with 'GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS' TV Special on PBSTHE RECORDING ACADEMY to Honor 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients with 'GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS' TV Special on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Recording Academy® will honor its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Female Stars to Share the Adventure Cruise to AlaskaFemale Stars to Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine's Share the Adventure Cruise is adding Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout, comedian Rita Rudner and O, The Oprah Magazine books editor Leigh Haber to the list of visionaries and authorities who will be on board the July 15 sailing to Alaska. In addition to having the opportunity to enjoy performances by Rudner, guests aboard the ms Eurodam will also be able to join O's Onboard Book Club where Haber will lead the discussion as Strout shares the process and inspiration behind her latest novel, Anything Is Possible. (more...)

Willie Nile Announces Album Release Show in NYCWillie Nile Announces Album Release Show in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

In a consistently colorful musical career that spans nearly four decades, Willie Nilehas established a reputation as a world-class rock 'n' roller, and as a singular songwriter with deep roots in rock's rich history. So it's not surprising that he'd choose to tip his hat to one of his most enduring musical inspirations with his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, a heartfelt, personally charged set of Dylan covers that honors its subject while exemplifying the same qualities that have distinguished Nile's work since the beginning. (more...)

Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights - 'Brooklyn Baby!' Manhattan Album Release ShowJoanie Leeds & The Nightlights - 'Brooklyn Baby!' Manhattan Album Release Show
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

One of NYC's best-loved kids' musicians, Joanie Leeds, is ready to rock the park with her band, The Nightlights, as they celebrate the release of their new album Brooklyn Baby! with an all-ages show at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 6 on the Oval Lawn at Madison Square Park, between Fifth and Madison Avenues at 25th St., NYC. This free show is part of the Madison Square Kids concert series. (more...)

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball OperaArdea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERAArdea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Pandora ProductionsBWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Pandora Productions
by Keith Waits - May 16, 2017

When Love is Hard (more...)

BAUDELAIRE IN A BOX Grand Finale Coming this SummerBAUDELAIRE IN A BOX Grand Finale Coming this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Theater Oobleck's "Baudelaire in a Box" project, a seven-year adaptation of Charles Baudelaire's scandalous 19th-century classic "Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil)" as an epic illustrated song cycle, culminates this summer with "Closed Casket: The Complete, Final and Absolutely Last Baudelaire in a Box." The 15-hour festival presentation of the complete cycle is timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Baudelaire's death. "Closed Casket" will be presented Aug. 4 to 6 at Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Avenue in Chicago. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arts Alliance Illinois, under the leadership of Executive Director Claire Rice and Board Chair Brooke Flanagan, Director of Institutional Advancement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, welcome artistic, business, creative, and philanthropic leaders from across Illinois to the organization's Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street in Chicago. Guest check-in and a reception begin at 11:15am, with the seated luncheon following promptly at noon. (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer LineupHOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their summer lineup, which will feature a three week run of the acclaimed solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath. The show will run July 6 - July 22 in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted St); the press performance is Friday, July 7 at 8pm. (more...)

Deborah Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie Named Mermaid Parade Queen and KingDeborah Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie Named Mermaid Parade Queen and King
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Coney Island USA's 35th Annual Mermaid Parade will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The parade starts at the corner of West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, and proceeds east on Surf Avenue to West 10th Street, where it turns south to the Boardwalk, and then north back to Steeplechase Plaza, where it concludes. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Released to Critical AcclaimGarland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Released to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Acclaimed artist Garland Jeffreys' new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is out now via Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Out TodayGarland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Garland Jeffreys' highly anticipated new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is set for April 28 release on Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. (more...)

Lena Hall to Celebrate the Power of Art at St. Ann's Warehouse GalaLena Hall to Celebrate the Power of Art at St. Ann's Warehouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced its 2017 gala, which will feature a special concert, created for the occasion, by Tony Award-winner and GRAMMY Award-nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage), Monday, June 5, at the "stunning" (New York Magazine) waterfront theater in Brooklyn Bridge Park. (more...)

Doug Wieselman's Trio S Releases 'Somewhere Glimmer' 6/23Doug Wieselman's Trio S Releases 'Somewhere Glimmer' 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Somewhere Glimmer is the second album by Trio S - the acclaimed group helmed by clarinetist Doug Wieselman, featuring Jane Scarpantoni on cello and Kenny Wollesen on drums and percussion. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' Cover of 'Waiting For The Man' Premieres on The Huffington PostGarland Jeffreys' Cover of 'Waiting For The Man' Premieres on The Huffington Post
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Acclaimed artist Garland Jeffreys' cover of The Velvet Underground's “Waiting For The Man” premieres on The Huffington Post. Listen/share the track here (more...)

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