Melissa Etheridge News

Philip Sayce Announces New Album INFLUENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Provogue Records is pleased to announce the August 25th release of the new studio album from one of the most inspirational blues rock guitarists on the planet, Philip Sayce. Aptly entitled “Influence”, the album, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, California Breed), will be released on Ltd. Edition 180 gram double vinyl (1,000 copies only), CD and digital download. (more...)

SoundExchange Launches 'Project72' Campaign in Support of The RESPECT Act
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ SoundExchange was joined by dozens of recording artists today to launch 'Project72,' a campaign to ensure equal treatment for musicians and rights holders with sound recordings made prior to 1972 from digital radio. Project72 is launching in conjunction with today's introduction of The RESPECT Act, by Representatives George Holding (R-NC) and John Conyers (D-MI). Their legislation would require digital radio services to pay royalties to pre-1972 artists when their music is played by companies that use the statutory license administered by SoundExchange. (more...)

Jason Alexander & More Set for Nat Geo's THE '90'S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?, 7/6
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

They had us singing, laughing, crying, cheering and reflecting, sometimes all at the same time. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Billy Porter and the 2014 Boston Pops Season
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 09, 2014

In a phone conversation, Maestro Keith Lockhart talks about Billy Porter, Leonard Nimoy and the upcoming Pops season (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter, Jennifer Holliday & More Celebrate THE WIZARD OF OZ with 'Over the Rainbow' Tribute
by Stage Tube - May 09, 2014

Artists from their Spring 2014 season sing 'Over the Rainbow' to help the Boston Pops celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Artists include Jason Alexander, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Porter, The Hot Sardines, Jennifer Holliday, and Leonard Nimoy. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at Capitol Center For The Arts, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 8, at 7:30pm as part of a limited run of live dates in an intimate theatre setting (more...)

The Grove Theatre Presents VENICE with Music from Members of the Lennon Sisters Family on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Trying to describe the music of Venice, the band created by and consisting of members of the Lennon Sisters family, is a little like trying to describe a perfect sunset or the feeling of first love. It transcends words -- you just know it's great. They will be at The Grove one night only - on May 18th at 6 pm. (more...)

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...)

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