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Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Bring Jazzy Holiday Favorites to City WineryChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Bring Jazzy Holiday Favorites to City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) return to City Winery by popular request for another concert featuring fresh interpretations of seasonal favorites. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Return as Host of 39th KENNEDY CENTER HONORSStephen Colbert to Return as Host of 39th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced Stephen Colbert will return to host the 39th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on Sunday, December 27, 2016. (more...)

'Tis the Season for CBS'S Holiday Programming!
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

CBS continues its tradition as a holiday destination with merry holiday programming that kicks off with THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, followed by beloved animated classics and festive specials. (more...)

Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan CentreMariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Today, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in theChan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant musical travelogue that journeys from Cape Verde to Spain, and from Argentina to Portugal. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest Presents The Midtown Men, The Original Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS on Election EveArizona Musicfest Presents The Midtown Men, The Original Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS on Election Eve
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Arizona Musicfest will present The Midtown Men, The Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys, who The New York Times described as having "the air of the Rat Pack, Motown and a nightclub act all rolled into one," on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale.  (more...)

Nicole Atkins Drops New Single 'A Little Crazy'Nicole Atkins Drops New Single 'A Little Crazy'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Nicole Atkins, who is currently recording her 4th studio album with Austin Jenkins, Josh Block and Chris Vivion of Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges, White Denim). (more...)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates Legendary Artist and Activist Joan BaezRock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates Legendary Artist and Activist Joan Baez
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Legendary artist and activist, Joan Baez, has been nominated as part of the class of 2017 for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Baez's career has spanned over 50 years during which she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and continues to this day to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces. She is the recipient of many honors including the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award and Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award. Her early albums introduced songs, which found their way into the rock vernacular including “House Of the Rising Sun” (the Animals), “John Riley” (the Byrds), and “Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin).   (more...)

Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Concert Announces Line-Up for 10/30Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Concert Announces Line-Up for 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Fifteen of the state's brightest and most-talented young musicians will display their impressive virtuosity and remarkable musicianship at the 2016 Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets are $20. (more...)

Muddy Magnolias Debut Album BROKEN PEOPLE Out This OctoberMuddy Magnolias Debut Album BROKEN PEOPLE Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Broken People, the debut full-length album from acclaimed duo Muddy Magnolias, will be released October 14 on Third Generation Records (pre-order). (more...)

Chan Centre Welcomes Back Spellbinding Spanish Singer Diego El CigalaChan Centre Welcomes Back Spellbinding Spanish Singer Diego El Cigala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the hotly anticipated return of Diego El Cigala, charming vocalist and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Known for his uncanny ability to meld sounds of his Spanish Gitano heritage with other treasured genres, El Cigala will showcase the intoxicating rhythms and melodies of salsa with works from Indestructible, his upcoming album slated for release on Oct. 28, 2016. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting RoomLoudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Sorting Room-an exciting new intimate space for live performance-is launching in December at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through January 14, 2017. Transforming the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 150-seat custom-built space, The Sorting Room will offer Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to see some of the best and upcoming talent in cabaret, comedy, live contemporary music, dance performance and more, delivering a unique, personal experience. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Brain, a hilarious and heartbreaking monologue about the mind, mental illness, and friendship on November 17 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part of the Beyond Words series. Written and performed by novelist and slam poet Brendan McLeod, this 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival Pick of the Fringe has been hailed as "soulful, heartfelt theatre that is moving and challenging, skillfully crafted and entertaining." (Plank Magazine) (more...)

Muddy Magnolias Premieres 'Why Don't You Stay' SingleMuddy Magnolias Premieres 'Why Don't You Stay' Single
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Muddy Magnolias' new song 'Why Don't You Stay' premiered yesterday at Nylonand can now be heard via Soundcloud. (more...)

Nicole Atkins to Perform Several East Coast Shows with WOLF This OctoberNicole Atkins to Perform Several East Coast Shows with WOLF This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Nicole Atkins will perform several East Coast shows in October with WOLF!, featuring guitarist Scott Metzger (Trixie Whitley, Anders Osborne, Joe Russo's Almost Dead), bassist Jon Shaw and drummer Taylor Floreth. (more...)

Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan CentreMariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in theChan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant musical travelogue that journeys from Cape Verde to Spain, and from Argentina to Portugal. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 9/25/2016Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Sacramento (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...)

Muddy Magnolias Debuts 'Broken People'; Adds Tour Dates with Grace PotterMuddy Magnolias Debuts 'Broken People'; Adds Tour Dates with Grace Potter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Muddy Magnolias' new song 'Broken People' premiered earlier this week at Rolling Stone and can now be heard HERE. (more...)

Chan Centre Kicks Off Thrilling Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueChan Centre Kicks Off Thrilling Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) launches its 2016/17 season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, September 25, 2016 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. New Orleans native "Trombone Shorty" - aka Troy Andrews - along with his five-member band, Orleans Avenue, will perform an electrifying fusion of jazz, funk, rock, and hip-hop reflecting the diversity and inclusivity of their hometown. (more...)

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