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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...)

Owen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall ShowsOwen Campbell, Mandy Harvey, Brendan Reilly and More Among The Iridium's New Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Iridium has announced its upcoming fall shows! (more...)

Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out TodayNever Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

On July 1, Verve/UMe brings a thrill to jazz lovers worldwide with the release of Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out 7/1Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On July 1, Verve/UMe brings a thrill to jazz lovers worldwide with the release of Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (more...)

Hilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The IridiumHilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?Hilary Kole will celebrate the release of her new album on the Miranda Music label, The Judy Garland Project, at The Iridium on April 26. The song choices on this stunningly fresh collection of performances of songs from the well-worn repertoire of Judy Garland are based on Hilary's successful live performances of the Judy canon, her 'Over The Rainbow' tribute concerts held the world over. (more...)

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