Mavis Staples News

JEKYLL AND HYDE, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Cirque Dreams and More Set for Tobin Center's Inaugural 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts today announced the performance calendar for its inaugural 2014-15 season, with a total of 33 productions, performing groups and individual artists - exclusive of September grand opening events and subscription performances by its resident companies. The initial schedule totals 73 performances. And, there are more to come. (more...)

Natalie Merchant to Play Carnegie Hall, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Multi-platinum selling recording artist Natalie Merchant performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Based on Merchant's recent book and music project Leave Your Sleep, the concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to the singer's beautiful melodies, performed by a chamber orchestra and with projected illustrations by renowned artist Barbara McClintock. James Bagwell conducts the performance, which also features musicians from the dynamic chamber music collective Decoda, pianist and accordion player Uri Sharlin, and guitarist Gabriel Gordon. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute and recommended for children ages 5?10. (more...)

Jon Stewart Hosts 2013 MUSICARES Gala, Airing on AXS TV, 3/30
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

AXS TV, the TV home for music festivals, is proud to present the exclusive premiere of the 2013 MusiCares® gala, honoring the legendary Bruce Springsteen (more...)

CBS Sports' Broadcaster Verne Lundquist to Receive Vin Scully Award
by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio ( (more...)

CBS Sports' Broadcaster Verne Lundquist to Receive Vin Scully Award
by - Mar 06, 2014

CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio ( (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Welcomes Paula West, Now thru March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Hotel Nikko and Michael Feinstein will welcome renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist, Paula West, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a four-week engagement - tonight, February 13 - March 9, 2014. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Celebrates Black History Month with Free Storytime Events & Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation's largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced it will celebrate Black History Month with special Storytime events and promotions recognizing the significant contributions by African-Americans to the world's social, political and economic development. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host events throughout the month featuring a reading of Henry's Freedom Box and other Black History Month-themed picture books, with booksellers and prominent members of the local African-American community serving as guest storytellers*. (more...)

Justin Timberlake, Jay Z Lead GRAMMY AWARD Nominations; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected one of the most diverse years for the best and brightest in music. (more...)

Willie Nelson and Family Set for Jackson Hall, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis is pleased to announce a new Just Added performance, Willie Nelson and Family, performing in Jackson Hall on April 9, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Blue Note Entertainment Group Celebrates 1st New York Brass and Heritage Festival, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced its first-annual NEW YORK BRASS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, a celebration of New Orleans music and culture today, January 7-12, 2014. (more...)

Blue Note Entertainment Group to Celebrate 1st New York Brass and Heritage Festival, 1/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced its first-annual NEW YORK BRASS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, a celebration of New Orleans music and culture January 7-12, 2014. Artists including THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, KELLER WILLIAMS AND THE TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS and more will take to the stage at Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, The Highline Ballroom, Lucille's Bar & Grill, and Drom, bringing a mix of New Orleans jazz-fusion, blues and brass for six nights of unforgettable Southern comfort. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Paula West, Feb 13-March 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Hotel Nikko and Michael Feinstein will welcome renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist, Paula West, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a four-week engagement - February 13 - March 9, 2014. (more...)

Justin Timberlake, Jay Z Lead GRAMMY AWARD Nominations; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected one of the most diverse years for the best and brightest in music. (more...)

Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Lorde and More Nab 56th Annual GRAMMY Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Jay Z tops the nominations with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each garner seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards. (more...)

Los Lobos to Bring 40th Anniversary Tour to bergenPAC, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Bergen Performance Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey will welcome Los Lobos Disconnected; 40th Anniversary Tour, presented by WFUV with special guests Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers on Wednesday December 4th, 2013 at 8 PM. Tickets are $55, $45, $35, $25 and available at www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030. (more...)

Leela James Set Releases 'Say That', Featuring Anthony Hamilton, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James announces the release of her new single 'Say That' featuring Anthony Hamilton. The song, which showcases James' distinctive rich and powerful vocals, is #1 Most Added this week at Urban AC radio, with 16 station adds including WHUR Washington DC, KJLH Los Angeles, KMJQ Houston, KOKY Little Rock, SXHS Sirius XM, and more. 'Say That' will be available for purchase at all digital retailers today, October 29. (more...)

Theatre Seven to Present World Premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS, 10/1-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

Theatre Seven of Chicago brings together nine talented Chicago's playwrights to commemorate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Illinois with the world premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS: 100 Years of Extraordinary Chicago Women. Woven together into one full-length work are the incredible stories of Jane Addams, Myra Bradwell, Ann Landers, Mavis Staples, Cora Strayer, Maurine Watkins and Ida B. Wells. UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS plays October 1 - October 27, 2013 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theatreseven.org. (more...)

Leela James Set To Release 'Say That' Featuring Anthony Hamilton 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James announces the release of her new single 'Say That' featuring Anthony Hamilton. The song, which showcases James' distinctive rich and powerful vocals, is #1 Most Added this week at Urban AC radio, with 16 station adds including WHUR Washington DC, KJLH Los Angeles, KMJQ Houston, KOKY Little Rock, SXHS Sirius XM, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Seven's UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Theatre Seven of Chicago brings together nine talented Chicago's playwrights to commemorate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Illinois with the world premiere of UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS: 100 Years of Extraordinary Chicago Women. Woven together into one full-length work are the incredible stories of Jane Addams, Myra Bradwell, Ann Landers, Mavis Staples, Cora Strayer, Maurine Watkins and Ida B. Wells, directed by Elly Green. UNWILLING AND HOSTILE INSTRUMENTS plays now through October 27, 2013 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MSO Opens Pop Season with Ella, Louis and All That Jazz Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2013.14 Pops season with Ella, Louis, and All That Jazz tonight, October 11-13, 2013 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Guest conductor Jeff Tyzik leads the orchestra, featuring Byron Stripling, trumpet; Marva Hicks, vocalist; and Robert Breithaupt, drums. In tribute to Ella, Satchmo, and Fats Waller, the concerts include favorites such as S'Wonderful, It Don't Mean a Thing, What a Wonderful World, and selections from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. (more...)

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