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March 02, 1942 (73)
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Brings MIXTURA to 54 Belowby Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 10, 2015
54 Below presented a special night with LUBA MASON - the Broadway star of Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, The Capeman, among many others, last night and Broadwayworld was there. Fresh off the smash success of the Off-Broadway musical Pretty Flilthy - for which she was hailed as 'outstanding' by The New York Times, 'deliciously droll' by The Hollywood Reporter and 'straight up and affecting' by The New York Daily News - she will present an updated version of her concert Mixtura. Luba's trademarked blend of different musical currents, Mixtura is hybrid musical format consisting of various styles that can also be in any language. The 54 Below evening will include the work of diverse songwriters such as Van Morrison ('Moondance'), Cole Porter ('Love For Sale'), Kander & Ebb ('All That Jazz') and Lou Reed ('Pale Blue Eyes'), in addition to original songs from her Brazilian jazz album Krazy Love. Mixtura will also feature a special version of her breakout number 'Beautiful' by Michael Friedman from Pretty Filthy. You can watch the song 'In Performance' from The New York Times here. Previous incarnations of Mixtura were called 'powerful' by The Huffington Post and 'rapturous musical heaven' by Times Square Chronicles. The evening will feature musical director and arranger Felipe Fournier on vibes. (more...)
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Luba Mason's COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE are Delightfully Jazzyby David Clarke - Apr 9, 2015
I'm late to the Luba Mason party. I first took notice of her when I attended a performance of The Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY, and I was impressed by her serenely sensual alto instrument. As she is prepping to take 54 Below by storm tonight with her cabaret show MIXTURA 2, I've been acquainting myself with her albums COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE. Both are delightfully jazzy collections sure to add some spice to your life. (more...)
Miley Cyrus, John Mayer & More Join 30th ANNUAL ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Performance Lineupby TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced additional guests for the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Cleveland's historic Public Hall. (more...)
WALL TO WALL JOHNNY CASH Comes to Symphony Space, 4/25by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015
Symphony Space pays tribute to a towering figure of American music with Wall to Wall Johnny Cash, Saturday, April 25, from 4 pm to 11 pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space. The (more...)
Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015
In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)
Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & More to Induct 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Famersby BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced presenters for this year's ceremony (more...)
Luba Mason Coming to 54 Below, 4/9by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015
54 BELOW will present a special night with LUBA MASON - the Broadway star of Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, The Capeman, among many others - on Thursday, April 9 at 9:30 PM. (more...)
Lincoln Center Announces April 2015 Lineupby BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015
Lincoln Center has announced its programs and events for April 2015, including Simon Keenlyside and Emanuel Ax, Les Arts Florissants' Le Jardin des Voix, Jack Quartet, American Songbook Band, Owel, LC Kids and more. Details below! (more...)
HBO to Present 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, 5/30by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015
?HBO has renewed its commitment to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation by acquiring the rights to present the annual induction ceremony for three more years, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)
George Takei, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Pittsburgh Humanities Festivalby BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University announce the launch of the inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, scheduled for March 26-29, 2015. The Festival will take place throughout Pittsburgh's Cultural District and neighboring locales. (more...)
Suzanne Vega Coming to Eccles Center, 3/21by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015
“One of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine) folk-pop singer and guitarist Suzanne Vega performs at The Eccles Center on Saturday, March 21. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)
Rufus Wainwright to Perform at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Julyby BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015
Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs Live at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 12 July 2015 as one of a select number of solo UK dates this Summer. (more...)
Simple Minds Release 'SPARKLE IN THE RAIN' 4-Disc Digital Box Setby BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015
Following the recent release of Big Music Universal Music Enterprises will release a four-disc digital box set of Simple Minds' SPARKLE IN THE RAIN on March 31st. It will be the first time the entire back catalog of this era has been collected together. (more...)
New Book of Interviews with Poet Gregory Corso is Releasedby BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015
After five years of research and editing, Rick Schober, publisher at Tough Poets Press (Arlington, MA), has announced the completion of 'The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso.'
The 202-page book is a collection of 13 rare and out-of-print interviews with Beat poet Gregory Corso (1930-2001) that span the most productive years of his career: from 1955, when his first collection of poems was published, to 1982, the year following the publication of his last book of all new poetry. The foreword was written by Dick Brukenfeld, publisher of Corso's The Vestal Lady on Brattle and Other Poems (1955), and recounts the poet's early days in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as a 'stowaway' on the Harvard University campus.
Corso was the youngest of the inner circle of writers (along with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs) who were responsible for launching and popularizing the Beat movement in American literature. Two of Corso's earlier collections of poetry, Gasoline (1958) and The Happy Birthday of Death (1960), are considered to be groundbreaking works of twentieth-century American literature and yet, unlike the other major Beat writers, both he and his poetry are relatively unknown today.
Among the works included in this collection are two pieces by humorist and syndicated newspaper columnist Art Buchwald, as well as an early interview by Victor Bockris, noted biographer of Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Blondie, Muhammad Ali, and others.
Advance reviews from eminent Beat literature scholars have praised 'The Whole Shot' as 'an important collection of interviews that provide a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts, writings and life of a Beat writer who deserves closer attention,' 'highly readable,' 'a valuable contribution to our understanding of an original and vigorous poetic voice,' and 'essential reading for anyone with an interest in Gregory Corso, the Beat Generation, or modern poetry.'
To help defray the costs associated with self-publishing The Whole Shot, Schober has recently launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which will run through March 26, 2015, which would have been Corso's eight-fifth birthday.
Visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/1860098210/the-whole-shot-interviews-with-beat-poet-gregory-c for information on how to support this book project by pre-ordering a copy for as little as $15. (more...)
Jason Crabb, Natasha Owens and Cass Dillon Set for AN EVENING OF MUSIC, CONVERSATION AND HOPE, 3/20by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015
On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:30pm, please join John Hudson, on-air personality at radio station KLTY (94.9) and music aficionados from across the Dallas-Ft Worth area, for 'An Evening of Music, Conversation and Hope' - with Christian artist Natasha Owens performing alongside Jason Crabb and Cass Dillon - at the Great Hall of Park Cities Baptist Church. (more...)
New York Live Arts Sets Lineup for Spring 2015 LIVE IDEAS Festivalby BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015
New York Live Arts today announced the schedule of its third annual Live Ideas festival, S K Y - Force and Wisdom in America Today, taking place April 15 - 19, 2015. Curated by world renowned visual artist, inventor and performer Laurie Anderson in conjunction with New York Live Arts' Artistic Director Bill T. Jones, the 2015 Live Ideas festival combines the arts and social issues in synergistic ways, activating the New York City community to creatively question the direction of modern culture. (more...)
Art of Time Ensemble to Present MAGIC AND LOSS: A TRIBUTE TO LOU REED, 2/27-28by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015
Following the success of their sold-out encore collaboration with jazz songstress Madeleine Peyroux, Art of Time Ensemble takes on the music of a legendary songwriter in Magic and Loss: A Tribute to Lou Reed. Canadian pop and rock stars will perform a broad sampling of Lou Reed's music, backed by peers from the jazz and classical world at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre (231 Queen's Quay W.) on Feb. 27 and 28. (more...)
Adam Enright to Return to Joe's Pub, 1/31by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015
Adam Enright's GOOD BITCH GOES DOWN to play Joe's Pub on Saturday, January 31st at 9:30pm. (more...)
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