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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
Porter Carroll, Jr. to Visit New York's Metropolitan RoomPorter Carroll, Jr. to Visit New York's Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Porter Carroll, Jr. Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing it's name is Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the 70's and 80's. As a drummer and one of four singers/creator of Atlantic Starr, Porter helped make hits that made the group and it's amazing vocals and energetic performances famous world wide. He has worked with chart topping recording artists through the years including Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin. Porter has also worked as a composer for Sony Publishing, where he evoked the heart of R & B and pop with thought provoking song arrangements, of which top artists like Luther Vandross and The Temptations have covered his much sought after compositions. (more...)

Your Palace Your Place Shares Line Up for 12/2 BroadcastYour Palace Your Place Shares Line Up for 12/2 Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The December 2 broadcast of the Palace Theater's radio program, "Your Palace Your Place" include smooth jazz artist Will Downing who is headlining the "Soulful Sounds of Christmas with Najee" show at the venue December 16. Downing has been defining R&B and smooth jazz for the past two decades and is considered one of the hottest names in the genre.  He's established himself as one of the most consistent, soulful singers of his era and one of the leading purveyors of unapologetic, unabashed romantic music. Though often compared to Luther Vandross, Downing has created his own distinct sound that is less urban, jazzier and even more romantic. His latest album release is "Black Pearls".  Joining Downing will be local DJ Al Taylor who will host one of his popular ACT Jams Productions dance party's after the show. (more...)

Good Theater to Present 13th Edition of BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATERGood Theater to Present 13th Edition of BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The thirteenth edition of the Broadway at Good Theater concerts will be presented November 30 - December 4 for six performances.  This year will be a tribute to Broadway of the 1970s.    (more...)

Tony-Nominated Loretta Ables Sayre Set for Blue Note Hawaii Debut on 11/14Tony-Nominated Loretta Ables Sayre Set for Blue Note Hawaii Debut on 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Tony-nominated Broadway actress Loretta Ables Sayre is scheduled to make her Blue Note debut in Waikiki on Nov. 14 with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Ables Sayre's performances will feature jazz standard selections from the Great American Songbook. Joining Loretta will be Hawaii-based musicians Jim Howard on piano, Dean Taba on bass and Darryl Pellegrini on drums. (more...)

Schedule Announced for 6th Annual Made in the Berkshires FestivalSchedule Announced for 6th Annual Made in the Berkshires Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The 6th annual festival features cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance in a festival atmosphere like no other. New and innovative pieces as well as established work will be presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and performers. Featured as performance blocks, Made in the Berkshires will allow audiences to enjoy the breadth and depth of the artistic talent that has landed in Berkshire County while celebrating the best in the visual and performing arts. Professional artists and artists-in-the-making gather to share their talent with the Berkshire community. The festival will once again be curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims; two local artists who have helped create the rich cultural tapestry that permeates the area. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The ApolloClassical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. (more...)

Iconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain OpenIconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain Open
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Charlie Blum, president and CEO of Star Productions, today announced that plans to shutter the Star Plaza Theatre have been reversed; the iconic theater with a decades-long history of presenting concerts, comedians and arts programming, will continue operating as it has in the past. (more...)

Tribute to Karen Allen, Theatre, Dance, Film, Art & More Set for 6th Annual MADE IN THE BERKSHIRES FestivalTribute to Karen Allen, Theatre, Dance, Film, Art & More Set for 6th Annual MADE IN THE BERKSHIRES Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce the full schedule of events for the Made in the Berkshires Festival, which will be held on November 11 through November 13, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA and The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, celebrating the sixth year of this wonderful festival featuring local art and artists. (more...)

Internationally Recognized Singer/Songwriter Laura Michelle Releases 'Chameleon'Internationally Recognized Singer/Songwriter Laura Michelle Releases 'Chameleon'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes the Greg Warner TrioPeoria Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes the Greg Warner Trio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the Greg Warner Trio featuring the vocal stylings of Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm. This award-winning group will wow you with their jazz, pop and funk. Don't miss the return of Dennis and some of the best jazz artists in the Valley. Greg Warner will be joined by Mike King on Bass and Dave Baradic on Piano. (more...)

SiriusXM to Launch Eight Holiday Music ChannelsSiriusXM to Launch Eight Holiday Music Channels
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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Angel City Chorale Fires Up the Season with BRING ON THE JOYAngel City Chorale Fires Up the Season with BRING ON THE JOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the celebrated Los Angeles choir led by Founder/Artistic Director Sue Fink, will jump-start the season in style with Bring on the Joy, the choir's 23rd annual set of holiday concerts and sing-alongs during the first weekend in December. The festive evenings will bring together talented Los Angeles area singers and instrumentalists with a tapestry of seasonal favorites featuring musical textures from diverse traditions. (more...)

American Music Awards Nominees Announced!American Music Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC's “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs).  ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 17 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously announced categories.  (See the full list of nominees below).  The “2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.    (more...)

Beverley Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Centre Prepares for Yom KippurBeverley Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Centre Prepares for Yom Kippur
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

This Yom Kippur, Beverley Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Centre presents a special service with a host of guests. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hispanico in collaboration with the Apollo Theater makes its annual return to the Apollo stage, led by Eduardo Vilaro in his seventh season as Artistic Director. A trio of works will draw upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world's premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hispanico. (more...)

RETURN TO LA LA LAND Returns to 13th Street RepRETURN TO LA LA LAND Returns to 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

After a stunning opening performance, including an appearance by Melba Moore, RETURN TO LALA LAND returns for its monthly showcase on September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at 13th Street Repertory Theater where LINE, the longest running play in New York history, is still running! Tickets for LALA LAND are on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2580845 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/11/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/11/2016
by BWW - Sep 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/11/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/04/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/04/2016
by BWW - Sep 4, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/04/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Westfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS MovieWestfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS Movie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Westfield Corporation announced today that Broadway, film, and television producer Scott Sanders, who recently received the Tony Award for his Best Musical Revival of The Color Purple, has been appointed as Westfield's first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. His company, Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, will be wholly acquired by Westfield. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Trent Armand Kendall and the band, Brass Illusion (under the direction of Marty Ash), in 'This Crazy Love' on the historic stage on August 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

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