Melissa Etheridge News

Melissa Etheridge to Perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) will celebrate its 25th annual Corporate Night on Monday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Melissa Etheridge performing with members of the CSO, led by conductor Sean O'Loughlin. Over the course of more than two decades as a performer and songwriter, Melissa Etheridge has earned her post as one of rock 'n' roll's most respected artists with numerous hits, such as 'I'm the Only One,' 'Come to My Window' and 'I Want to Come Over.' (more...)

GMCLA Announces Impressive Honoree Lineup For 3rd Annual Voice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (, whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, announced an impressive lineup of honorees for the organizations 3 rd annual Voice Awards to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. India's Crown Prince Manvendra, the world's first openly gay royal; Southern California business leaders and community activists Brian Pendleton & Chad Goldman; Uprising of Love, a coalition raising international awareness about the violence faced by the worldwide LGBT community being represented by co-founder Bruce Cohen and Melissa Etheridge; and the Montgomerys, the subjects of the documentary Families Are Forever, which examines a Mormon family's journey to accept their gay son, will each receive top honors throughout the evening. The high-profile charity event will raise vital funds for GMCLA programs that encourage diversity and acceptance through the performing arts in schools across the United States. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Very few seats remain to see Melissa Etheridge in her 'This is ME Solo' concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. This limited engagement event with music icon and multiple Grammy Award winning Melissa Etheridge will captivate what is going to be a sold-out crowd. (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande Performs Houston's 'I Have Nothing' at White House Event
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

TV star and Broadway vet Ariana Grande performed the classic Whitney Houston ballad 'I Have Nothing' at the White House for the Women of Soul event (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform in THIS IS ME SOLO at the Mayo Center, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59-109. (more...)

Summerfest Announces 2014 Grounds Stage Headliners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Summerfest officials are excited to announce over 75 headlining acts that will perform at the 2014 festival. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Carson Higgins Talks Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by David Clarke - Mar 13, 2014

Green Day took Broadway by storm with their hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT, which is more-or-less a stage adaption of their record-breaking album by the same title. The musical tells the story of three disillusioned young American men who look for meaning in modern American life. With only a week until the show hits Houston stages, I chatted with Cason Higgins, who plays the adventurous drug dealer St. Jimmy, about the rock musical. (more...)

Ariana Grande, Aretha Franklin and More Set for 'WOMEN OF SOUL' White House Concert, Airing 4/7 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great 'foremothers' of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director. (more...)

Denver's First Lady Mary Louise Lee to Join MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Jam Session on Opening Night, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

For opening night only, Denver's First Lady Mary Louise Lee will join the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on stage for a special encore jam session. The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by an electrifying true story, makes its Denver premiere at The Buell Theatre February 25 through March 9 only. (more...)

Island Records & Indiegogo Announce 'Fan Republic' Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Island Records and Indiegogo have announced an innovative partnership, launching 'Fan Republic” as the first collaboration of its kind between a music label and a crowdfunding platform. (more...)

Rita Wilson to Host Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's ALL FOR THE HALL Fundraiser, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's All for the Hall fundraiser will return to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly three years. The event, which will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at Club Nokia, will again follow a 'guitar pull' format, featuring performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Heart and Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz. Acclaimed actress/singer/film producer Rita Wilson will host the event. (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...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Play Jorgensen, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

The Grammy-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo will stop in Storrs on a U.S. tour with its latest album Always With Us Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The group with the Zulu sound of a single voice despite a thick stack of harmonies, made popular on this continent three decades ago via Paul Simon's Graceland album, will also deliver a tribute to Nelson Mandela in its 8 p.m. performance at Jorgensen. (more...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Play Southern Theatre, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Led by founder and leader Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo now celebrates more than 50 years of joyous and uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural, and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with. (more...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Perform at Byham Theater, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Grammy award-winning South African a cappella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will perform traditional songs and gospel inspired music of peace, love and harmony, at the Byham Theater on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve, today announced that Melissa Etheridge will perform her new song, Uprising of Love (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...)

Erin Markey Stars in GOD HATES THIS SHOW, Running Now thru 10/20 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

GOD HATES THIS SHOW: Shirley Phelps-Roper In Concert, Live From Hell, written and directed by John J. Caswell, Jr. runs tonight, October 16-20, 2013, in Dorothy B. Williams Theatre at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

What's On Your iPod? Grammy Winning Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin
by Peter Danish - Oct 03, 2013

Sharon Isbin is a multiple GRAMMY Award winner and has been called 'the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.' It would take all day to list the awards and honors she's won and her now legendary live performances are nothing short of magical. Currently she has a new album entitled 'Sharon Isbin and Friends: Guitar Passions' which features duets with a vast array of superstars from across the musical universe. BWW Classical chatted with her about what she's currently listening to and the list was as wonderfully eclectic as Sharon's repertory. (more...)

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