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VIDEO: Tom Hanks Talks Kennedy Center Honor: 'It's Very Special'VIDEO: Tom Hanks Talks Kennedy Center Honor: 'It's Very Special'
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Oscar winner Tom Hanks was among the five people honored Sunday evening at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors held in Washington DC. The Oscar winner spoke about what the award meant to him. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, Jessie Mueller, Cast of LAST SHIP Set for 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS, 12/30Laura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, Jessie Mueller, Cast of LAST SHIP Set for 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS, 12/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Eminent artists, friends and peers of this year's five honorees gathered in Washington, D.C. last night (Dec. 7) to present entertaining and heartfelt tributes at THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (more...)

Photo Flash: Sting, Hanks & More Receive 37th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORSPhoto Flash: Sting, Hanks & More Receive 37th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2014

Singer Al Green; actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks; ballerina Patricia McBride; singer-songwriter Sting; and comedienne Lily Tomlin received honors for 2014 on THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 37 years ago. (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to Return to New York with GENERATIONS II, 11/21-23Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to Return to New York with GENERATIONS II, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Chicago-based Deeply Rooted Dance Theater returns to the Mark Morris Dance Center with Generations II, November 21-23, 2014. Generations II is the second installation of the five-part Generations Initiative. Launched in 2013, the multigenerational repertory project features classic and new works by choreographers representing the scope of the continuum of dance that forms Deeply Rooted's legacy. In collaborating with nationally renowned choreographers across the spectrum of modern, ballet, and African dance, The 2014 New York season features works by Kevin Iega Jeff, Gary Abbott, Nicole Clarke-Springer and MenCa offering three New York premieres. (more...)

Willie Nelson to Return to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in February 2015Willie Nelson to Return to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announces an addition to the 2014-2015 line-up featuring a one-night-only performance from music legend Willie Nelson and Family at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road) in Santa Rosa on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

The Gloaming to Performat Chan Centre, 11/15The Gloaming to Performat Chan Centre, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Canadian debut of famed Irish ensemble The Gloaming on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hailed as “one of the great forces in Irish music” by The Irish Times, the five-member ensemble navigates between contemporary and traditional sounds, creating original music that is haunting and beautiful in equal measure. (more...)

VIDEO: Tweedy Releases New Music VideoVIDEO: Tweedy Releases New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

On the heels of the release of Tweedy's debut albumSukierae (dBpm Records), Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son Spencer have teamed up with Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman to present a hilarious commentary on the state of the declining music industry in their new video for the song “Low Key.' Check out the video here! (more...)

'BEYOND WORDS: Tanya Tagaq and Severn Cullis-Suzuki' Set for the Chan Centre in Vancouver, Oct 16-17'BEYOND WORDS: Tanya Tagaq and Severn Cullis-Suzuki' Set for the Chan Centre in Vancouver, Oct 16-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Vancouver, BC - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents environmental activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki and celebrated Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq on October 16 & 17, 2014 at 7:30pm, as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre. This original collaboration masterfully combines words and music -- Tagaq will be joined on stage by acclaimed violinist, Jesse Zubot - to address a pressing range of political, ecological, and cultural issues. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series UpdatesLincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER to Hit Theaters Sept 12TAKE ME TO THE RIVER to Hit Theaters Sept 12
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER will open in the following LA Theaters September 12, 2014... (more...)

Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Firecat Projects, in conjunction with Steppenwolf Theatre, presents The Midnight City, written and performed by Tony Fitzpatrick with Stan Klein, Sept. 6-Oct. 19 in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted. (more...)

Broadway's Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, Davd Yazbeck and More Set for Library of Congress's 2014-15 Concert SeasonBroadway's Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, Davd Yazbeck and More Set for Library of Congress's 2014-15 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of 'Concerts from the Library of Congress' brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library's holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples. (more...)

Jeff Tweedy and Son to Perform at Merriam Theater, 9/21Jeff Tweedy and Son to Perform at Merriam Theater, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, performs with his son Spencer Tweedy new folk album project, Sukierae, in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater on Sunday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER Soundtrack ft. Snoop Dogg to Be Released 9/9TAKE ME TO THE RIVER Soundtrack ft. Snoop Dogg to Be Released 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Stax Records/Concord Music Group is proud to announce it will release Take Me To the River: Music From The Motion Picture on September 9th, 2014. (more...)

PCI Presents Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival, and Amy Helm, 8/19PCI Presents Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival, and Amy Helm, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

With an acoustic sound that "seeps deeply into our pores and permeates our core until their riffs merge with our pulse" (The Washington Post), Trampled By Turtles careens into spotlight with unbridled bluegrass on August 19. The string stampede also includes opening bands: Elephant Revival and Amy Helm. Concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn and reserved seats are available online at www.bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org or 435-655-3114. (more...)

Snoop Dogg and Yo Gotti Featured in Upcoming Award-Winning Documentary TAKE ME TO THE RIVERSnoop Dogg and Yo Gotti Featured in Upcoming Award-Winning Documentary TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

International icon Snoop Dogg and rapper Yo Gotti will be featured in Martin Shore's award-winning music documentary, TAKE ME TO THE RIVER (more...)

TWEEDY Premieres 'Wait For Love' with Live Video ClipTWEEDY Premieres 'Wait For Love' with Live Video Clip
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

“Wait For Love,” a new song by Tweedy from the forthcoming album Sukierae, premiered today at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville to Play the Grand, 8/23Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville to Play the Grand, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The Grand's summer season - 'Just For The fun Of It' - will close with the soulful, free-spirited artistry of Dr. John & The Nite Trippers & Aaron Neville. With just one performance on Saturday, August 23 at 8pm, these true icons of American culture are sure to deliver an evening of high-flying entertainment! (more...)

Concerts in the Garden Returns for 12th Annual SeasonConcerts in the Garden Returns for 12th Annual Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Concerts in the Garden returns to Atlanta's most popular outdoor music venue this summer for its 12th annual season. The Atlanta Botanical Garden's exciting series, presented by SunTrust, features six great acts - all performed on the Great Lawn. (more...)

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