Luther Vandross News

Date Of Birth:
April 20, 1951
Date Of Death:
July 01, 2005 (54)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and YOLA Choir Join THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM, hosted by actor and comedian Craig Robinson. Just added to the line-up are all-female R&B group En Vogue and soul and R&B singer Lalah Hathaway. Also joining the line-up to perform Pharell's "Happy" are sixty elementary-aged choir students from YOLA at HOLA and YOLA at LACHSA. (more...)

THE WIZ Screens Tonight at St. Nicholas Park as Part of Harlem Week Festivities
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the stage play, The Wiz. Join ImageNation, Harlem Week, Harlem Pride and Global Network of Black Pride as they celebrate this cultural milestone with a screening of the celebrated film adaptation of the award-winning play. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Set for for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features a rotating cast of dynamic female talent paying tribute to the greatest over the top icons throughout history! From Cher to Whitney, Mariah to Britney, you'll hear them all every Monday night at Industry Bar. There's never a cover and the show is always brand new. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub.š Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DAME KIRI TE KANAWA - 70TH BIRTHDAY GALA TOUR a Complete Delight
by Barry Lenny - May 20, 2014

One of the all time favourites with opera enthusiasts, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa more than fulfilled the expectations of her many admirers. (more...)

The American Museum of Natural History Presents ONE STEP BEYOND, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The American Museum of Natural History presents One Step Beyond, concluding its seventh season, with the Martinez Brothers, Justin Strauss, and Stephen Silvestri. The event will take place in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, June 20. (more...)

Freda Payne & Former Supremes Join David Crosby in 7th ANNUAL SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund is proud to announce the 7th Annual "The Songs of Our Lives" concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. "The Songs of Our Lives" is a benefit concert showcasing award-winning songwriters performing the hit songs they have written over the course of their career. The Songs of Our Lives provides a unique opportunity to experience these pieces as the songwriter envisioned them. The intimate setting of this event gives guests the chance to be up close and personal with these artists. Award-winning songwriter Charles Fox, a longtime Fulfillment Fund board member along with his wife Joan Fox, created "The Songs of Our Lives" as an opportunity to combine entertainment and philanthropy in a meaningful way to support the Fulfillment Fund's important work in the community. Songwriters who have participated in The Songs of Our Lives include Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Hal David, Mac Davis, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, David Foster, Steve Karmen, Jerry Leiber, Kenny Loggins, Barry Mann, Alan Rich, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil, Paul Williams, Bill Withers, and many others. Freda Payne as well as Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence (Formerly of The Supremes) have been added to the program as well. (more...)

Buck Creek Players to Present Indianapolis Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, 5/30-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 40th Anniversary Season 'Fabulous at 40' with the Indianapolis premiere of Carrie: The Musical, opening Friday, May 30th, and continuing for a limited run three weekends through Sunday, June 15th. (more...)

LEELA JAMES Announces New Album 'Fall For You' 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James announces the release of her new album Fall For You to be released via J&T Records/BMG/RED Distribution on July 8, 2014. (more...)

The Hit Men Come to Harris Center, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

It's not the cast from Jersey Boys. Not a Jersey Boys tribute show. Not a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons cover band. Members of this amazing supergroup of musicians, vocalists, arrangers and composers actually were the Four Seasons who sang with Frankie Valli. They were the Shondells who sang with Tommy James. They are the authentic rock and rollers whose legacy includes hundreds of hit records from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They now call themselves The Hit Men and are bringing their famous sounds and energy to Harris Center for the Arts. (more...)

Erin Markey, Reverend Billy, Mara Wilson, Villalobos Bros and More to Play Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, April 30 - May 11, 2014. Details below! (more...)

SubCulture to Present Marco Benevento and Jon B., 4/18 & Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

SubCulture has announced two upcoming performances. This Today, April 18, they will host Marco Benevento, and next Today, April 25, Jon B. will be performing. (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

The Essential R. Kelly Covers 21 Years Of Hit Records
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Spanning more than two decades of sheer R&B perfection, THE ESSENTIAL R. KELLY (http://smarturl.it/rkelly_esse_itunes) is the first collection to cover the three-time Grammy Award-winning artist's entire major label recording career from 1991 ('She's Got That Vibe' with Public Announcement) to 2012 ('Feelin' Single').  The deluxe 35-track, double-CD set will be available starting May 19 th through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. (more...)

SubCulture Presents Marco Benevento and Jon B., 4/18 & 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

SubCulture has announced two upcoming performances. Tonight, April 18, they will host Marco Benevento, and next Friday, April 25, Jon B. will be performing. (more...)

SubCulture to Present Marco Benevento and Jon B., 4/18 & 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

SubCulture has announced two upcoming performances. This Friday, April 18, they will host Marco Benevento, and next Friday, April 25, Jon B. will be performing. (more...)

VIDEO: Pharrell Williams Gets Happy on OPRAH PRIME; Check Out Clips!
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

On last night's OPRAH PRIMETIME, Oprah met up with seven-time Grammy® winner Pharrell Williams, one of the most innovative and sought-after artists in the music industry today. (more...)

Rapper DAMANI NKOSI Premieres Music Video for 'Free Dumb (Chains Off)'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The second single from Damani Nkosi 'Free Dumb (Chains Off)' finds the Ingelwood rapper amidst German graffiti culture and Picasso paintings at Kunsthalle Art Museum in Hamburg, while urging his peers to divest from material binds. (more...)

The Fulfillment Fund's THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Benefit to Pay Tribute to David Crosby and Lamont Dozier, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund has announced the 7th Annual 'The Songs of Our Lives' concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute Present 2014 AFRICA NOW Festival, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The Apollo Theater and World Music Institute present AFRICA NOW, a four-day music festival spotlighting today's African music scene. The second annual festival will feature a powerful lineup of artists who have drawn upon their roots for inspiration - and transplanted them onto the global music landscape. Africa Now will be anchored by a blow-out concert, April 5th, on the legendary Apollo stage featuring: Malian songstress Fatoumata Diawara; Senegalese trio Les Freres Guisse; and reggae/Afrobeat collective Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. (more...)

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