Michelle Obama News

Disney's LION KING North American Tour Celebrating Sold-Out Engagement in D.C
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The North American touring company of 'The Lion King' celebrated its success in Washington, D.C with a sold-out final performance on August 17th. (more...)

BOKS and ACE To Offer BOKS Trainers National Certificate For Getting Kids Physically Active
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

CANTON, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Today, BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), announces their partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest provider of health and fitness certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Together, BOKS and the non-profit ACE created the BOKS Kids Fitness Certificate to help advance fitness and non-fitness professionals in successful implementation and expansion of the program. BOKS, an initiative of Reebok and The Reebok Foundation, is an award-winning free before-school physical activity program aimed to get children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre's 125th Anniversary Gala Set for 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Exactly 125 years from when the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened its doors in 1889, the National Historic Landmark, led by Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten and Executive Director Brett Batterson, celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary with a special performance, "Living the History - 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre" on December 9, 2014. The celebratory evening, which begins with a star-studded program at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E Congress Pkwy), will include a tribute to the diverse entertainment that has been, and continues to be presented at the theatre including symphonic music, opera, Broadway musicals, rock music and dance. The performance will be immediately followed by a Gala Celebration Dinner at the Palmer House Hilton (17 E Monroe) to cap off the extraordinary night. (more...)

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Look Up to the Skies to Celebrate 6th Wedding Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres wanted to celebrate her sixth wedding anniversary with her wife Portia de Rossi in a big way, and apparently, the skies were literally the limit! (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on The Hub's KID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME, 8/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the importance of kids staying active and eating healthy every day as part of her Let's Move! Initiative in the season finale of 'Kid President: Declaration of Awesome,' (more...)

California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Joins Leadership Team for 2015 Special Olympics in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Leadership Committee of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. (more...)

President Obama Says 2013 National Medal of Arts Honorees 'Add Texture to Our Lives'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals this afternoon, July 28, 2014, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama was also in attendance. (more...)

John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING Perform 'He Lives In You' at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Cast members from Broadway's THE LION KING were welcomed by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House's Kids State Dinner on July 18th. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of July 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of July 21, 2014! (more...)

SNL's Sasheer Zamata Set for Comedy Works Larimer Square, 8/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Sasheer is an actress, writer, improviser and stand-up comedian. She joined the cast of SNL during its 39th season and made a splash with memorable impressions of Solange Knowles and Michelle Obama. Most recently, Sasheer created the critically acclaimed webseries Pursuit of Sexiness. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LION KING Ready to Pack Up & Bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's Kids State Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King will pack up and bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's annual Kids State Dinner this Friday. In excitement, the production has shared a new image on their official Twitter page, which First Lady Michelle Obama promptly retweeted in support. Check it out below! (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Makes GRAMMY Museum Speech - Give 'Every Child' Access to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote address at The GRAMMY Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon today, July 16, 2014 at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE. The event honored Southern California-based educator Sunshine Cavalluzzi and six-time GRAMMY nominee Janelle Monáe. Read some of the First Lady's remarks below! (more...)

Disney Theatrical Productions Releases 'Get Up and Go' Tutorial Video Featuring Michelle Obama
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions' new wellness and fitness program 'Get Up and Go' launches its first free tutorial video today, featuring a welcome message from Mrs. Obama in support of her 'Let's Move' initiative. (more...)

Michelle Obama to Give Keynote at GRAMMY Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at The GRAMMY Museum®'s Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon on July 16, 2014 at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE. (more...)

WAT-AAH! Taking Back the Streets Comes to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

WAT-AAH!, one of the fastest-growing bottled water brands, announces the continuation of its groundbreaking art campaign, WAT-AAH! Taking Back the Streets. The initiative launched February 20th in support of the Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) “Drink Up” initiative, which encourages everyone to drink more water more often. (more...)

VIDEO: ELLEN is 'Happy' About Return of Season 12 - Check Out Her All-New Promo!
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Season 12 of ELLEN premieres September 12th, and host Ellen DeGeneres knows just the song to get viewers in the mood for the show's return. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Misha Dichter with Harlem String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

America's oldest continuing summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues their 85th Anniversary Season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 26 (6:30PM) with the popular pre-concert dinner beforehand (5PM) followed on Sunday, July 27 (3PM) by the piano virtuoso Misha Dichter and the acclaimed Harlem String Quartet. (more...)

Zac Posen Named Creative Director of Brooks Brothers' Womens Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Big news for your Friday morning: Brooks Brothers, America's longest established apparel brand announced that Zac Posen has been named Creative Director for its signature Women's collection and accessories. (more...)

BREAKING! Diane Sawyer to Exit as ABC WORLD NEWS Anchor; David Muir to Step In
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

ABC News today announced new roles for anchors Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos and David Muir. (more...)

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