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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...)

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...)

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

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 tonight and tomorrow, 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...)

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...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival TonightLincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 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...)

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...)

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 - Sep 17, 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...)

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Releases New Album SUKIERAE via dBpm Records TodayWilco's Jeff Tweedy Releases New Album SUKIERAE via dBpm Records Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, will release a new album today, Sept. 16 through his own dBpm Records. (more...)

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER Hits Theaters TodayTAKE ME TO THE RIVER Hits Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

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

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER Soundtrack ft. Snoop Dogg Released TodayTAKE ME TO THE RIVER Soundtrack ft. Snoop Dogg Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

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

Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, Now thru 10/19Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Firecat Projects, in conjunction with Steppenwolf Theatre, presents The Midnight City, written and performed by Tony Fitzpatrick with Stan Klein, today, Sept. 6-Oct. 19 in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted. Adapted and directed by 16th Street artistic director Ann Filmer, The Midnight City features video art by Kristin Reeves, music by John Rice and Anna Fermin. (more...)

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