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Date Of Birth:
April 20, 1951
Date Of Death:
July 01, 2005 (54)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Luther Vandross News

Date of Birth: April 20, 1951
Date of Death: July 01, 2005 (54)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Vocalist Nicolas Bearde & Pianist, Composer Nat Adderley Jr. Hit the Jazz TrailVocalist Nicolas Bearde & Pianist, Composer Nat Adderley Jr. Hit the Jazz Trail
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Nicolas Bearde, a renowned jazz singer of remarkable depth, range and technique, with a compelling musical style has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide. (more...)

Nephew Tommy Coming to Dr. Phillips Center, 10/2Nephew Tommy Coming to Dr. Phillips Center, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Live Nation announces tickets on sale Friday, August 21 at 10:00 am for Nephew Tommy appearing at 8:00 p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater on Friday, October 2, 2015. (more...)

NEPHEW TOMMY Coming to RaleighNEPHEW TOMMY Coming to Raleigh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Thomas 'Nephew Tommy' Miles has built a career that encompasses radio, television, film and more. Thomas' role as co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of more than 8 million listeners daily. Nephew Tommy provides a key role in the morning show, lighting it up with his own cast of colorful characters and zany humor. Thomas also has a loyal following as a stand-up comedian and has earned a reputation for wowing crowds. For three years, he served as the exclusive opening act on the Luther Vandross tour. Thomas is the exclusive Mainstage host for the Essence Festival in New Orleans typically held every July 4th weekend, which draws over 250,000 fans and features acts such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Kanye West. In October 2010, Thomas recorded his one-hour special at the famed Motor City Casino in Detroit. He continues to keep the crowds laughing as he tours nationally to sold out crowds across the country. (more...)

Burning Coal's Its 2015-16 Season to Feature THE WIZ, BLUE SKY & MoreBurning Coal's Its 2015-16 Season to Feature THE WIZ, BLUE SKY & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC announces its 2015/2016 season of plays. In its 19th season, the theatre, housed in the historic Murphy School auditorium at 224 Polk Street, will host the Brooklyn based Only Child Aerial Theatre's Production of Asylum created by Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh and directed by Nicki Miller (October 15 - November 1, 2015), The Wiz by William F Brown, Charles Smalls and Luther Vandross, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (December 3 - December 20, 2015), The US premier of Blue Sky by Clare Bayley, directed by Gus Heagerty and co-produced by CAM/Raleigh (January 28 - February 14, 2016 at CAM/Raleigh), and the American premier of Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall, the writer of Billy Elliot, directed by Jerome Davis (April 7 - April 24, 2016). (more...)

Marti Gould Cummings Signs on for THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS at Webster HallMarti Gould Cummings Signs on for THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS at Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Showman Kenyon Phillips, known for his inventive blend of orchestral rock, variety show theatrics and exuberant sexuality, resurrects his autobiographical rock opera The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips this month at Webster Hall. Beloved New York City drag performer and comedian Marti Gould Cummings is the latest celebrity to join the cast. (more...)

Jimmy James to Play San Diego's Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 7/30Jimmy James to Play San Diego's Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

On Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage presents Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Visual/Vocal Impersonator Jimmy James in his award-winning show, Hearing is Believing. (more...)

Nile Rodgers to Produce 2-Day All-Star FREAK OUT! FESTIVALNile Rodgers to Produce 2-Day All-Star FREAK OUT! FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers will produce, perform, and host the Freak Out! Festival®, an all-star concert to be presented at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, Long Island (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 22nd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 22nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 22, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's all about musical legends! 'Men Of Soul,' 'All Shook Up,' 'Amazing Grace,' 'Million Dollar Quartet' and 'Bette' show showbiz as it was. Also on our boards: '[title of show],' 'Madame Pompadour' and 'Clue,' plus revisiting 'Eastland' and preparing to see the 'October Sky.' (more...)

Luther Vandross Estate Working on 'THE POWER OF LOVE' Musical TributeLuther Vandross Estate Working on 'THE POWER OF LOVE' Musical Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Luther Vandross Estate announced a partnership with Hidden Beach Experiences and Marcus Miller today to create The Power of Love Experience – A Tribute to the Life of Luther Vandross.  (more...)

The Recording Academy Elects New National Officers at Spring Trustees MeetingThe Recording Academy Elects New National Officers at Spring Trustees Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Recording Academy announced today that producer/engineer/songwriter John Poppo was elected Chair of its Board of Trustees and A&R Executive Ruby Marchand was elected Vice Chair (more...)

Fatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr. & Stephen Oremus Join THE WIZ LIVE! Creative TeamFatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr. & Stephen Oremus Join THE WIZ LIVE! Creative Team
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson, and two of the most accomplished and influential music professionals from popular music and Broadway - Harvey Mason Jr. and Stephen Oremus - have joined the creative team of NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (more...)

David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

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, June 24 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Justin Vivian Bond, Anna Chlumsky & More Coming Up at Joe's PubLeslie Odom Jr., Justin Vivian Bond, Anna Chlumsky & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running May 13-24, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

The Hit Men Coming to Hershey Theatre, 8/29The Hit Men Coming to Hershey Theatre, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Tickets for this show are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $74.50 (processing fees apply). They are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3405 or 800-745-3000, and online at www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com.   (more...)

ZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated LadiesZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

With much excitement, ZACH Theatre announces that Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Grammy and Tony award-winning JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will star in this summer's Duke Ellington musical revue Sophisticated Ladies. For its premiere production in Austin, the show will play on the Topfer Stage from July 15 - August 23, 2015 under the direction of ABE REYBOLD. (more...)

Angel City Chorale to Perform Video Game, Film Music in 'EPIC' Concerts, 6/6-7Angel City Chorale to Perform Video Game, Film Music in 'EPIC' Concerts, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the acclaimed Los Angeles choir led by Artistic Director Sue Fink, will present EPIC: Blockbuster Music from Video Games & Film, its thrilling annual spring concerts, the first weekend in June. (more...)

Def Leppard's Phil Collen Releases DELTA DEEPDef Leppard's Phil Collen Releases DELTA DEEP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Phil Collen, lead guitarist of Def Leppard, announces the formation and release of his new blues based music project, DELTA DEEP, coming this summer.  Collen recorded the mix of original and hand-picked cover tracks with fellow DELTA DEEP bandmates Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Luther Vandross), Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots). Their self-titled debut album will be released on June 23, 2015 on Mailboat Records and also features special guest appearances by Def Leppard vocalists Joe Elliott, Whitesnake's David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/MANRAZE drummer Paul Cook, and GIRL/MANRAZE bassist, Simon Laffy. (more...)

Suzi Bass Awards Welcomes New Executive DirectorSuzi Bass Awards Welcomes New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. announced today that after an extensive search they have appointed Denice Brooks as Executive Director. Ms. Brooks will assume the position effective April 15. (more...)

Washington, DC Rap Artists Releases New MixtapeWashington, DC Rap Artists Releases New Mixtape
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the 'Last One Standing' Mixtape by Entro. This 16 track project is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. L.O.S: Last One Standing is a mixtape with great song structure and thought in each song. Expect the unexpected! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Croons in OC Valentines ConcertBWW Reviews: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Croons in OC Valentines Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 16, 2015

For John Lloyd Young's special Valentine's weekend cabaret concert titled 'My Turn'---which continues at the Samueli Theater on the campus of Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through February 14---the Tony Award-winning star of JERSEY BOYS presented an hour-long set of love songs, both joyful and heart-tugging. With the confidence and panache of a seasoned old-school song interpreter and showman, Young oh-so-passionately crooned and belted his way through an enjoyable songbook of personally curated classic standards that reverberated with the highs and lows of love. (more...)

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