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Date Of Birth:
July 06, 1925
Date Of Death:
August 12, 2007 (82)
Birth Place:
San Mateo, CA, USA
Gender:
Male
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Whitney Houston's Live Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard R&B ChartWhitney Houston's Live Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard R&B Chart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, the six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album, has made impressive Billboard chart debuts today, entering at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and #17 on the Top 200, following its release Nov. 10 release on Sony Legacy Recordings. Available as a DVD and CD, the package features Houston's most memorable live performances from her storied career, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state of the art restoration and remastering and the package has earned glowing media acclaim as well. USA TODAY called Houston 'The greatest pop-soul singer of her generation' and the LA TIMES said 'an exceptionally expressive song interpreter and a magnetic personality in concert.' NEWSDAY stated that 'Whitney Houston Live:Her Greatest Performancesis the legendaryperformerat her best, singing live' and BET praised, 'Whitney Houston was not only one of thegreatestsingers of all time, she was a legendary performer as well.' (more...)

Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 SeasonThree Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long on Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza on Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm. This four concert season, and the additional attraction The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long, is presented by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation and is a means of raising funds to support arts in the schools and maintain this new, state-of-the-art facility. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs Whitney Houston Classic 'One Moment in Time' from New LPVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs Whitney Houston Classic 'One Moment in Time' from New LP
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Below, check out Jennifer Hudson's performance of Houston's 'One Moment in Time' on this morning's TODAY! (more...)

NEVER QUOTE THE WEATHER TO A SEA LION is ReleasedNEVER QUOTE THE WEATHER TO A SEA LION is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

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Al Jarreau to Play Smothers Theatre, 12/15Al Jarreau to Play Smothers Theatre, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

With his unique vocal style, Grammy Award-winning Al Jarreau is one of the world's musical treasures. This special concert at Smothers Theatre in Malibu at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 15, showcases his warm, inimitable voice interpreting favorite holiday classics, as well as some of his biggest hits. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, 11/6-8The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Standards made wildly popular by the great male nightclub singers of the 1950s—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin and others—electrify the concert hall for the opening of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Pops Season. This high-energy show features award-winning vocalist Michael Andrew, who was praised on Larry King Live, “as one of the great singers of all time.” Andrew headlined the world-famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center for two years as its main singer and bandleader. He was also the band leader and singer for Merv Griffin's “Coconut Club” at The Beverly Hilton before creating his hit musical comedy, “Mickey Swingerhead and The Earthgirls” and the 18-piece Atomic Big Band featured in the film “Poseidon.” Now taking orchestras by storm in cities across America, Andrew joins the Symphony, led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, to recall the “good old days” when music was swinging, jazzy and always came with a Big Band. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished StarBWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Sep 29, 2014

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper because he knew I wanted to see it so badly. I would never recover from the splashy front of The Winter Garden Theatre. (more...)

Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: (more...)

Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!Paris Vacation Apartments in the palm of your hand - the ebook!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances to Be Released 11/10WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances to Be Released 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10(th). (more...)

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances to be released November 10, 2014Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances to be released November 10, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10 th. The six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career. The album will also be available as a CD/DVD, which includes stunning videos of Houston's most unforgettable performances, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state-of-the-art restoration and remastering. (more...)

VIDEO: Clive Davis Announces New Whitney Houston Collection Due Out 11/10; Reveals Cover ArtVIDEO: Clive Davis Announces New Whitney Houston Collection Due Out 11/10; Reveals Cover Art
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Clive Davis, the five-time Grammy winner credited with discovering Whitney Houston in the early 1980s, stopped by this morning's TODAY to announce that he will release her first-ever live album nearly three years after the death of the legendary singer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEATHTRAP With Marsha Mason at Bucks County PlayhouseBWW Reviews: DEATHTRAP With Marsha Mason at Bucks County Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 7, 2014

Off-Broadway's Evan Cabnet directs a DEATHTRAP with Marsha Mason as the ever-amazing Helga ten Dorp. There are some other amazing things here as well, of all sorts. (more...)

Comedian Steve Rossi of 'Allen & Rossi' Duo Dies at 82Comedian Steve Rossi of 'Allen & Rossi' Duo Dies at 82
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Steve Rossi, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen & Rossi, which became a favorite of 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and other TV variety shows, died Sunday at age 82. (more...)

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Presents Julie Budd in Celebration of Her New Album, THEY WROTE THE SONGS, 7/25The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Presents Julie Budd in Celebration of Her New Album, THEY WROTE THE SONGS, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

When that special song was played it meant so much to us, and it still does. That meaningful song took you back to a special time and a place, when hearing those lyrics and caressing those melodies transported you to a place where only music can take you. Julie Budd now sings… “They Wrote The Songs,” an evening of the greatest songs from the most celebrated writers and beloved entertainers, songs that are the heart of our generation and the soundtracks of our lives. Julie sings selections from Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barry Manilow, and some songs from great shows like Wicked and The Wiz, along with the great American classic composers. These memories will last forever and so will these songs. Julie Budd will share her memories with you as she explores the grand talents behind the music. Join us in celebrating these songs with nationally-loved Julie Budd, hailed by The New York Times as “The Consummate Performer,” in what is surely to be an evening of warm memories and some of the finest music ever written. These are the songs of our lives. Let's share the memories, as Julie Budd sings “They Wrote The Songs.” (more...)

bergenPAC Adds PINKALICIOUS, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL & More to SchedulebergenPAC Adds PINKALICIOUS, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL & More to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey is excited to present An Evening with Jay Black: 76th Birthday Party Saturday, November 1st at 8PM, Pinkalicious the Musical on Sunday, November 16th at 1PM & 4PM, Wild Kratts Live, Sunday November 30th at 1PM and Fancy Nancy the Musical, Sunday March 8th at 1PM & 4PM- tickets for these four shows go on sale Friday, June 6th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the full 2014 Festival free and ticketed event schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

BWW Interview: Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominee Jim BrochuBWW Interview: Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominee Jim Brochu
by Adrienne Onofri - May 15, 2014

Brochu won multiple awards for 'Zero Hour' and returned this year with an autobiographical tribute to character actors, 'Character Man'. (more...)

THE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art TodayTHE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The J?st Project looks forward to returning to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the location where they launched their recording, 'Can't Find My Way Home' (Dot Time Records). As part of the Art After 5 series, the Philly-based band will perform today, May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band is made up of internationally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli, vocalist/harmonicist Paul Jost, bassist Kevin MacConnell and drummer Charlie Patierno. This event is free with museum admission, $20; seniors $18; youth, 13 to 18, and students with valid ID $14; children 12 and under free. For more information, call (215) 684-7506 or e-mail artafter5@philamuseum.org. (more...)

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