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Bank of the West Classic Returns to Palo Alto, TodayBank of the West Classic Returns to Palo Alto, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Bank of the West Classic will return to Palo Alto beginning today, August 3. The world's longest-running professional women's tennis tournament is the first stop of the U.S. Open series. Bank of the West has been the title sponsor of the classic since 1971, and the tournament will again be played at Stanford's Taube Family Center, located at 625 Campus Drive. (more...)

Serena Williams Becomes First Player to Qualify for 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals SingaporeSerena Williams Becomes First Player to Qualify for 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

ST PETERSBURG, Florida, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

The Year's Best Queer Cinema at Frameline39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film FestivalThe Year's Best Queer Cinema at Frameline39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

San Francisco, CA - Frameline, the world's largest LGBT media arts nonprofit organization, is proud to announce Frameline39: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival. Frameline, the world's oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival, will be held June 18-28, 2015 (more...)

Ryan Murphy, Ricky Martin & More Tweet Support to Elton John's Dolce & Gabbana BoycottRyan Murphy, Ricky Martin & More Tweet Support to Elton John's Dolce & Gabbana Boycott
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

On Saturday March 14th, musician Elton John announced that he will be boycotting Dolce & Gabbana following their negative comments on gay parenting (more...)

First Look - Paul Simon to Star on Season Finale of IFC's PORTLANDIAFirst Look - Paul Simon to Star on Season Finale of IFC's PORTLANDIA
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

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IFC Renews Hit Comedy PORTLANDIA for Two More SeasonsIFC Renews Hit Comedy PORTLANDIA for Two More Seasons
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Currently in its fifth season, IFC has renewed Portlandia for seasons six and seven, ordering ten half-hour episodes for each. Creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, along with co-creator and director Jonathan Krisel, will remain at the helm of both seasons. (more...)

ESPN Announces Live Coverage of AUSTRALIAN OPEN ChampionshipESPN Announces Live Coverage of AUSTRALIAN OPEN Championship
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

?The star-studded Australian Open championships No. 1 seed Serena Williams vs. No. 2 Maria Sharapova for the women's title and No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 6 Andy Murray for the men's crown will air late tonight and tomorrow night, respectively, on ESPN at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) with an encore presentation each morning at 9 a.m. on ESPN2. (more...)

National Museum of American History Collects History Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender HistoryNational Museum of American History Collects History Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

As part of its mission to document the full breadth of the American experience, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will add a significant number of objects and archival materials related to LGBT history, including Renee Richard's tennis racquet, the original transgender pride flag, materials from the NBC television series Will& Grace and the diplomatic passports of former U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa David Huebner and his spouse, Duane McWaine, and will acknowledge several other recent donations. (more...)

Elite Female Athletes to Mentor Top Female Business Leaders in New Global Mentoring ProgramElite Female Athletes to Mentor Top Female Business Leaders in New Global Mentoring Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A new global mentoring program is being launched today by EY's Women Athletes Business Network, in partnership with the International Women's Forum (IWF), to harness the untapped leadership potential of female athletes after their retirement from sport. Applications for the mentoring program open today on the Women Athletes Business Network website and close on 1 August. (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Will Explore ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human, 11/1-10Chicago Humanities Festival Will Explore ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human, 11/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents the 24th annual Fall Festival, with more than 60 events that will explore the theme of ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human, Nov. 1-10 at venues across Chicago. This year's presenters include political consultant and former Senior Advisor to President Obama David Axelrod, revolutionary chef, restaurateur and TV personality Rick Bayless, celebrated author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Eating Animals Jonathan Safran Foer, autism activist and author Temple Grandin, 59 Grand Slam title-winning tennis player Martina Navratilova, critically-acclaimed director of Boys Don't Cry and the recently released Carrie remake Kimberly Peirce, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), author of The Secret History and the newly released novel The Goldfinch Donna Tartt, and many more. (more...)

ESPN to Receive Cullman Award from Int'l Tennis Hall of Fame & MuseumESPN to Receive Cullman Award from Int'l Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

ESPN will receive the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award to ESPN, in recognition of the company's longstanding commitment to the sport. (more...)

Bill T. Jones, Michael Shannon, & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival, Begin. 10/13Bill T. Jones, Michael Shannon, & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival, Begin. 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) revealed today the complete schedule for the 24th Annual Fall Festival, 88 events which will explore the theme of Animal: What Makes Us Human, Oct. 13 on the Northwestern Universitycampus, Oct. 20 on the University of Chicago campus, and Nov. 1-10 at venues across Chicago. This year's presenters include political consultant and former Senior Advisor to President Obama David Axelrod, revolutionary chef, restaurateur, and TV personalityRick Bayless, celebrated author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Eating Animals Jonathan Safran Foer, Tony Award-winning choreographer and Kennedy Center Honors recipient Bill T. Jones, 59 Grand Slam title-winning tennis player Martina Navratilova, critically-acclaimed director of Boys Don't Cry and the upcoming film remakeCarrie Kimberly Peirce, Boardwalk Empire and Man of Steel actor Michael Shannon as a featured performer in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, author of A Series of Unfortunate EventsLemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), and many more. (more...)

IFC Renews PORTLANDIA for Two Additional SeasonsIFC Renews PORTLANDIA for Two Additional Seasons
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

IFC has renewed its hit original comedy series Portlandia for fourth and fifth seasons. Each season will feature 10 half-hour episodes, to premiere in early 2014 and early 2015, respectively. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Troubies' A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAMBWW Reviews: The Troubies' A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 10, 2013

There are no fewer than nine different productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream playing in theatres around the Southland this summer but I can guarantee that none of them will be done up quite like the Troubies' A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM at the Falcon Theatre. (more...)

Quotables from NBC's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, Week of 4/29Quotables from NBC's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, Week of 4/29
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2013

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon' for the week of APRIL 29 - MAY 3: (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, George Takei, Ellen and More Support GLAAD's Campaign to End Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay MembersNeil Patrick Harris, George Takei, Ellen and More Support GLAAD's Campaign to End Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

GLAAD is currently leading a campaign to advocate for the Boy Scouts of America to change their policy of banning gay scouts and scout leaders. On Monday, the BSA said their Board of Directors will vote on changing the policy next week. (more...)

Roseanne Barr Among Celebrity Guests on PORTLANDIA Season 3Roseanne Barr Among Celebrity Guests on PORTLANDIA Season 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

IFC announced today a few more of the new inhabitants heading to PORTLANDIA for season three of the Emmy-nominated comedy series premiering Today, January 4, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Roseanne Barr Among Celebrity Guests on PORTLANDIA Season 3Roseanne Barr Among Celebrity Guests on PORTLANDIA Season 3
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

IFC announced today a few more of the new inhabitants heading to PORTLANDIA for season three of the Emmy-nominated comedy series premiering Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: DANCING WITH THE STARS' Gladys Knight Answers Twitter QuestionsSTAGE TUBE: DANCING WITH THE STARS' Gladys Knight Answers Twitter Questions
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

DANCING WITH THE STARS showcases this season's rag-tag group of actors, musicians, and TV personalities turned dancers. Now, they're answering questions that fans tweeted on Twitter. Hear Gladys Knight's answers in the video below. (more...)

DANCING WITH THE STARS Recap; First 10s of Season AwardedDANCING WITH THE STARS Recap; First 10s of Season Awarded
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 2, 2012

Going into the third week of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS after the elimination of tennis pro Martina Navratilova, the remaining contestants were given a unique assignment: rather than choose between one form of dance or another, they and their partners were opened up to any style. The catch: to center it around a personal EVENT, in order to open themselves up to the audience and viewers at home. Previously, it was known to create memorable routines that revealed the competitors as individuals, people - rather than celebrities and pseudo-celebrities vying for a nationally televised prize. The judges, were once again, overly gracious with their compliments, the critiques dulled. (more...)

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