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Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the YearTown Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present the Jazz Epistles, featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela live in New York City for the first time on South African Freedom Day, April 27th. Half a century after recording South Africa's landmark jazz album, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, these original bebop legends reunite for their first North American performance at the Town Hall at 123 West 43rd Street in New York.  (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

Broadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles WrightBroadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles Wright
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April with Broadway in Leimert Park, 27 performances beginningSaturday with Charles Wright, the writer and vocalist of the iconic 'Express Yourself' with the Watts 103rd Street Band, joining Emmy-nominated jazz and blues singer Morrison for a concert that begins at 7 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Jazz Cafe welcomes back, M.F. Production's Latin Jazz All Stars for two hot and spicy nights -one show per night, Saturday, April 1 at 8PM and Sunday, April 2, at 7pm. (more...)

French Shadow Puppet Masters Stereoptik Make Their U.S. Debut at SFIAF with DARK CIRCUSFrench Shadow Puppet Masters Stereoptik Make Their U.S. Debut at SFIAF with DARK CIRCUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

One of the opening night highlights at this year's San Francisco International Arts Festival on May 25 is the French shadow puppet masters Stereoptik, who begin their debut North American tour of Dark Circus at SFIAF prior to an engagement at HERE in New York City. (more...)

The Iridium to Kick Off Four Weeks of Fierce Female Performers This MarchThe Iridium to Kick Off Four Weeks of Fierce Female Performers This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, The Iridium will host four weeks of fierce female performers in celebration of Women's History Month.  (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in AprilThe Kennedy Center Presents the Return of BALLET ACROSS AMERICA Series in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Celebrating innovation and diversity in American ballet, the Kennedy Center presents the return of its weeklong Ballet Across America series, April 17 and April 19-23, for seven performances in the Opera House. Last seen in 2013, and illustrating the most exciting, creative dance happening across America today, this season's engagement explores new directions in the art form through programs curated by two of the biggest superstars in the ballet world: dancer-choreographer Justin Peck and principal dancer Misty Copeland. (more...)

Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released 2/10Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

With her sublime new album, 'Akua's Dance,' cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music's deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon's opera-in-progress. Her label Akua's Music will release the new CD on February 10. (more...)

MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be an eventful year at The Iridium as we continue to host MTV Live Setlist (the episode featuring 'dark girl pop' band MUNA airs this Saturday, February 4 at 9pm ET), and the acclaimed live public television series Front and Center (season 6 airing now at various dates/times across the country)!  (more...)

Randy Weston and Lewis Nash to Play The Nash This FebruaryRandy Weston and Lewis Nash to Play The Nash This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Pianist, composer, and bandleader, Randy Weston comes to The Nash to join Lewis Nash for an unforgettable afternoon of jazz on Sunday February 19 at 2:00 pm. The Nash is located at 110 Roosevelt St, on the corner of 1st and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix.   (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA Co-Present Bill T. Jones and Okwui Okpokwasili in UNTILJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA Co-Present Bill T. Jones and Okwui Okpokwasili in UNTIL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA present two solo works created in response to and performed within Nick Cave's monumental exhibition Until, currently installed in MASS MoCA's largest gallery. (more...)

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...)

Meshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem StageMeshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Harlem Stage will present the world premiere of Meshell Ndegeocello's Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin, a new theatrical music and art work commissioned by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks program, December 7-11. (more...)

Macy Gray Back For New Year's Run At The IridiumMacy Gray Back For New Year's Run At The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Playing favorites as well as songs off her new jazz album Stripped, released September 2016, MACY GRAY will be back at The Iridium performing 5 shows December 29 through 31!  (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Brandon Niederauer Plays The Iridium This DecemberSCHOOL OF ROCK's Brandon Niederauer Plays The Iridium This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Thirteen-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer, who plays the role of 'Zack Mooneyham' in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production School of Rock the Musical at the Winter Garden Theatre, next door to The Iridium will be appearing at the venue on December 8th, 2016.  (more...)

Abdullah Ibrahim in Four Solo Performances at the Fugard TheatreAbdullah Ibrahim in Four Solo Performances at the Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Following a sold out performance at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present four solo piano concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim. (more...)

Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!Prince's Protege Liv Warfield to Return to The Iridium; 2016 Shows Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Just announced at The Iridium: Prince's protege LIV WARFIELD on October 15 & 16! (more...)

The Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The IridiumThe Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Iridium has announced its lineup (as of August 26) for this season, including the just-added THE RIES BROTHERS with special guest Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopez on August 31. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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