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The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Nashville, 11/5The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Nashville, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have announced the May 19 release of their third album, Monterey, and will bring their 2015 concert tour to Nashville with a performance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: COUNTRY SOUL is a Valuable Contribution to Its SubjectBWW Reviews: COUNTRY SOUL is a Valuable Contribution to Its Subject
by John Walker Ross - May 13, 2015

Charles Hughes' Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South, starts with some serious limitations. (more...)

The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Boulder Theater, 12/9The Milk Carton Kids Coming to Boulder Theater, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

KUNC and Z2 Entertainment will present The Milk Carton Kids with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015. Tickets are on sale May 1st for $27.50 general admission. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 SeasonCelebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

?The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2015-2016 season today, marking 77 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 with author and speaker David Sedaris. In total, the 2015-2016 season will include 48 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2015-16 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

REO Speedwagon, Earth, Wind & Fire, Meat Loaf Among RiverEdge Summer 2015 LineupREO Speedwagon, Earth, Wind & Fire, Meat Loaf Among RiverEdge Summer 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

City of Aurora Mayor Thomas Weisner announced today the 2015 line up of concerts and events at RiverEdge Park, downtown Aurora's beautiful outdoor concert venue, primed to launch its third season this summer. (more...)

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard Reunite for New Collaboration 'Django and Jimmie'Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard Reunite for New Collaboration 'Django and Jimmie'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the June 2 release of Django and Jimmie, the new studio album collaboration from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, two of the founding fathers of American outlaw country music. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Charles Mee and More to Celebrate BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, 4/28Rufus Wainwright, Charles Mee and More to Celebrate BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will host a gala celebration honoring BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins as she prepares to retire in June after more than 36 years of extraordinary service. For this special evening, BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo has assembled a host of BAM artists for a one-night-only program of performances, video tributes, and testimonials from some very special guests. (more...)

Mondavi Center Announces 2015-16 SeasonMondavi Center Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

?The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis announces its 14th season of performing arts, filled with the leading artists in music, dance and theater, speakers and a collection of films screened with live musical accompaniment. (more...)

Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne to Bring SOLID SOUL TOUR to The VETS, 11/8Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne to Bring SOLID SOUL TOUR to The VETS, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples and multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne bring their highly anticipated national tour, 'Solid Soul” to The VETS on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at 7:00pm. Tickets, are $57.50-$37.50; available online at www.TheVetsRI.com, by calling (401) 421.ARTS (2787), or in person at the PPAC/The VETS box office located at 220 Weybosset St, Providence. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts. The VETS box office is only open on show days. (more...)

Brazilian Legend Gilberto Gil Sells Out April Show at the Chan CentreBrazilian Legend Gilberto Gil Sells Out April Show at the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is thrilled to announce the long-awaited concert from Brazil's own living legend, Gilberto Gil, on Sunday, April 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall is now SOLD OUT. (more...)

John Scofield Quartet to Perform at Boulder Theater, 6/18John Scofield Quartet to Perform at Boulder Theater, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Z2 Entertainment will present John Scofield Quartet featuring John Medeski at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, June 18th, 2015. Tickets are on sale February 6th for $30 general admission or $40 reserved. (more...)

Mavis Staples & The Blind Boys Of Alabama Coming to The McCoy, 2/15Mavis Staples & The Blind Boys Of Alabama Coming to The McCoy, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Grammy Award-winning R&B and gospel maven Mavis Staples brings her legendary vocals to the McCoy Center for a one-night-only appearance with the five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. This not-to-be-missed evening promises to be an uplifting celebration of American gospel music performed by two renowned champions of the genre. (more...)

Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7Blues at the Crossroads 3 Set for Segerstrom Center, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the third in a popular series of Blues at the Crossroads concerts on February 7, 2015 with The Soul of the Blues, a musical celebration of songs by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Etta James, Sam & Dave, Bobby Womack, James Brown and others. Performing on the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall stage are 'Soul Queen of New Orleans' Irma Thomas, vocalist Lee Fields, up-and-coming star Alecia Chakour and jazz/funk guitarist Eric Krasno, all backed by The Dynamites. (more...)

Paula West to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko for 6-Week EngagementPaula West to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko for 6-Week Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

After a sold-out engagement last February, renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist, Paula West, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a six-week engagement - February 12 - March 22, 2015. Known for her rich, powerful contralto voice, West will present an all-new show featuring an eclectic range of songs - from memorable jazz standards to contemporary American classics by Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, Harry Nilsson and more! Accompanied by her four-piece band, West will take San Francisco audiences on a musical journey through the ages. Tickets for Paula West range in price from $35-$50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

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 Returns to New York with GENERATIONS II This WeekendDeeply Rooted Dance Theater Returns to New York with GENERATIONS II This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Chicago-based Deeply Rooted Dance Theater returns to the Mark Morris Dance Center with Generations II, this weekend, November 21-23, 2014. (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...)

The Gloaming Performs at Chan Centre TonightThe Gloaming Performs at Chan Centre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 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 tonight, 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...)

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