Luther Vandross News

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

Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Lazar & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Marcus Paul James, Zi Alikhan & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Review Roundup: ALADDIN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 20, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opens on Broadway tonight, March 20th, 2014, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Michael Musto, David Cale & Flotilla DeBarge to Join Daphne Rubin-Vega in 'KENYON PHILLIPS' at Joe's Pub, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Theatrical singer, songwriter, actor, writer, model, dancer and DJ, Kenyon Phillips announced today that writer/blogger Michael Musto, writer/performer David Cale, and actor/singer and drag performer Flotilla DeBarge (HBO's Angels in America) will join the cast of the world premiere performance of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips. Musto will play the role of Kenyon's therapist, Cale a reporter, and Flotilla will portray Kenyon's ex-girlfriend, Gina. The three join previously announced Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, Anna in the Tropics). (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present 2014 AFRICA NOW Festival, 4/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 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...)

Damani Nkosi Releases Music Video 'Now That's Love'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Damani Nkosi is a voice that rings with distinction and supreme clarity, valiantly shattering stereotypes with each metaphor. (more...)

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Brings Opera Flair to Super Bowl XLVIII National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Feb 02, 2014

World-renowned soprano Rene Fleming sang the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium today, February 2. The performance was televised live on FOX prior to kickoff, and you can watch it in full below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Performs New Song 'Nobody Does It Better' on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

'Dreamgirls' star Jennifer Holliday stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and performed a song from her new solo album, 'The Song is You.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Opera Star, Renee Fleming to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

World-renowned soprano RENE FLEMING will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and FOX announced today. The performance will be televised live on FOX prior to kickoff. (more...)

The Hit Men to Play Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 2/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Audiences who have loved or are just discovering such vocalists as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Jim Croce among others are in for a real musical treat when The Hit Men return to the stage at Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre. (more...)

Barry Gibb Announces Mythology: The Tour Live; Tickets on Sale in January 31; Tour Starts in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The legendary Grammy Award winner, Barry Gibb , announced today his Mythology: The Tour Live will kick off on May 15 in Boston, MA at the TD Garden. (more...)

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