Luther Vandross News

Date of Birth: April 20, 1951
Date of Death: July 01, 2005 (54)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Trent Armand Kendall to Bring 'THIS CRAZY LOVE' to The Cutting RoomTrent Armand Kendall to Bring 'THIS CRAZY LOVE' to The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall: This Crazy Love A 'Soul(ed)' Out Revue, featuring the Brass Illusion Orchestra, is set for Sunday, May 15th at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Original DREAMGIRLS Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday Reunite for BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert in L.A., 7/10Original DREAMGIRLS Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday Reunite for BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert in L.A., 7/10
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Chris Isaacson Presents in association with Ronn Goswick has announced a Broadway Under the Stars special event, a one-night-only concert starring the original Dreamgirls - Independent Spirit Award-winner Sheryl Lee Ralph, Emmy Award-winner Loretta Devine, and Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday in conversation and song. The curtain will rise at 8pm on Sunday, July 10 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Additional performers will be announced soon.  (more...)

Grammy Winner Tye Tribbett to Host Bet's New Inspirational Morning Series JOYFUL NOISEGrammy Winner Tye Tribbett to Host Bet's New Inspirational Morning Series JOYFUL NOISE
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

BET Networks has announced the new programming that's heading to its network of stations which includes BET and Centric. (more...)

Lea Salonga, JOE ICONIS & FAMILY & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekLea Salonga, JOE ICONIS & FAMILY & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This AprilLea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia Partner for NY Premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, Fall 2017The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia Partner for NY Premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

With the historic New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD just days away, The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia today announced a multi-year partnership that will continue the staging of contemporary operas at the Apollo in future seasons. The next co-production between the two institutions will be the New York premiere of We Shall Not Be Moved, set for the fall of 2017. (more...)

Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to Collaborate for Years to ComeApollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to Collaborate for Years to Come
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

With the historic New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD just days away, The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia today announced a multi-year partnership that will continue the staging of contemporary operas at the Apollo in future seasons. The next co-production between the two institutions will be the New York premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, set for the fall of 2017. (more...)

PDS Gypsy Awards to Honor Paula Abdul; Special Tribute to Dick Van Dyke PlannedPDS Gypsy Awards to Honor Paula Abdul; Special Tribute to Dick Van Dyke Planned
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

?Award winning singer/ dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry.  Ms. Abdul will be honored on Sunday, April 24th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Carl Jablonski and Kevin Carlisle will receive PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance.  In a special tribute, legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke will receive The Dance Legacy Award. (more...)

Lake FX to Welcome National Arts Leaders to ChicagoLake FX to Welcome National Arts Leaders to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the second-annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, the Midwest's largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs, May 13-15. Following 2015's inaugural event, which drew 10,000 attendees, this year's event will feature nationally-renowned speakers, including: Charles Adler (tech entrepreneur/designer); Nick Cave(sculptor/dancer/performance artist); Graham Elliot (chef/restaurateur/television personality); Rodney Jerkins (producer/composer /musician); Ramsey Lewis (composer/pianist/radio personality); Maria Pinto (fashion designer/artist/entrepreneur); Tanya Saracho (playwright/television writer); Regina Taylor (television and film actress/playwright)-and many others. (more...)

Kenyon Phillips' Residency at The Box, Directed by Cady Huffman, Begins Next FridayKenyon Phillips' Residency at The Box, Directed by Cady Huffman, Begins Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Performance artist, musician and newly proclaimed king of New York, Kenyon Phillips, is announcing his residency and run of his episodic rock opera "The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips: Songs of Desperation, Betrayal, Addiction, and Redemption." (more...)

Joy Elan Releases LIFE IS A CANVASJoy Elan Releases LIFE IS A CANVAS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Bay Area author and poetess Joy Elan has resided all of her life in Oakland and Berkeley, CA. In her younger years-after having earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University-she was an avid keeper of personal journals. After later publishing three well-received books of poetry, Elan began referring back to diaries that she recorded as long as ten years ago. She decided to share her personal life, dreams and life's lessons in a new biographical novel titled 'Life Is A Canvas.' Elan commented, 'Writing this book involved me going back in time and recreating some things that occurred in my life during 2005 and 2006.' (more...)

Apollo Theater & World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! This MarchApollo Theater & World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Apollo Theater in partnership with World Music Institute presents what has become an annual highlight, AFRICA NOW!. The celebrated event returns to the historic Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street) on Saturday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m. for its fourth year spotlighting emerging and established artists of today's African music scene.  (more...)

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret FestivalLisa Fischer & Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is excited to announce that Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will be performing three shows in the Dunstan Playhouse across 18 and 19 June. (more...)

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 18-19Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 18-19
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is excited to announce that Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will be performing three shows in the Dunstan Playhouse across 18 and 19 June. (more...)

Lady Gaga & Marlee Matlin to Perform National Anthem at the Super BowlLady Gaga & Marlee Matlin to Perform National Anthem at the Super Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

/LADY GAGA will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl 50 pregame festivities at Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, February 7, the NFL and CBS announced today. The performance will be televised live on CBS prior to kickoff. (more...)

Grammy Winner Lisa Fischer to Perform Benefit Concert for Historic Newton, 4/1Grammy Winner Lisa Fischer to Perform Benefit Concert for Historic Newton, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Historic Newton, a non-profit organization that encourages exploration of Newton, MA within the broad context of American history will present Grammy-Award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer with the band Grand Baton in a fundraising concert on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Newton North High School.  Tickets for the show begin at $55 and are on sale now at www.historicnewton.org (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Richard Marx, 2/19Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome Richard Marx, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Grammy Award-winning pop/rock singer, songwriter and musician, Richard Marx, to The Colonial Theatre on February 19 at 8pm. This event is part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival. (more...)

Richard Marx Coming to NJPAC, 4/28Richard Marx Coming to NJPAC, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey is proud to present Multi-platinum and Grammy nominee Richard Marx on Thursday, April 28th at 8PM. (more...)

David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson Returning to Treasure Island, 2/12David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson Returning to Treasure Island, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Stars of the hit 90's sketch comedy show In Living Color, David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson, will split the stage at Treasure Island, February 12 at 9 p.m. (more...)

The Hit Men Bring Concert Tour to the State TheatreThe Hit Men Bring Concert Tour to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

Gerry Polci and Lee Shapiro. They may not be household names but back in the 70's, you bought all of their records. You heard them on the radio. Saw them on TV. Went to their concerts. So who are they? They're the former stars of the hit-making factory known as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. (more...)

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