Miriam Makeba News

 

Miriam Makeba News

Date of Birth: March 04, 1932
Date of Death: November 09, 2008 (76)
Birth Place: Johannesburg
Gender: Female
SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's PubJasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 23 - December 4, 2016. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

Pink Martini's New Album 'Je Dis Oui!' Streaming Now via NPRPink Martini's New Album 'Je Dis Oui!' Streaming Now via NPR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The album out November 18 on Heinz Records features lead singers China Forbes and Storm Large with bandleader/founder Thomas Lauderdale and his “little orchestra.” Pink Martini is joined on the LP by guest vocalists Rufus Wainwright, NPR's Ari Shapiro, fashion guru Ikram Goldmanand civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat. (more...)

The Holiday Season at NJPAC - Cinderella, Handel's Messiah, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Broadway Sings the Muppet Christmas Carol and much more!The Holiday Season at NJPAC - Cinderella, Handel's Messiah, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Broadway Sings the Muppet Christmas Carol and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Check out the holiday season lineup at NJPAC! (more...)

Forces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, 12/17Forces of Nature Dance Company Presents Kwanzaa Show With Les Nubians, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Forces of Nature combines elements of modern dance, West African movement, ballet, hip-hop, and even martial arts. Visually inventive and creatively brilliant, these multi-ethnic dancers and drummers perform one-of-a-kind programs that are 'sizzling ... nothing short of sensational,' says The Washington Post. (more...)

Soundstreams Presents MUSIC OF THE RAINBOW NATIONSoundstreams Presents MUSIC OF THE RAINBOW NATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Soundstreams continues its 34th season with Music of the Rainbow Nation. The evening explores Canadian and South African cultural identity featuring celebrated actors Kim Sanssoucie and Batsile Ramasodi, Juno award-winning vocalist Lorraine Klassen, The Rainbow Chorus, rising opera-star Justin Hopkins, and a brilliant percussion ensemble led by Ryan Scott. (more...)

Lisa Bauer's MOON SONG at Alexander Upstairs TheatreLisa Bauer's MOON SONG at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Vocalist Lisa Bauer will bring her new project MOON SONG to the Alexander Theatre for one night only in November. Inspired by her connection to the moon cycles, the divine feminine, new life and the power of vocalisation, the performance will feature her composition 'Moon Suite'. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi PerformsBaryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi Performs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will host its annual benefit to support the Center's programs on Monday, September 26, 2016, in BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater and Howard Gilman Performance Space. The festive, intimate evening will raise funds for BAC through ticket purchases and a silent auction of visual art works. Proceeds will support BAC's artist-centered programs and help to maintain affordable ticket prices. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 9/11/2016Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 9/11/2016
by BWW - Sep 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/11/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

St. Louis Hosts U.S. Premiere of MIRIAM MAKEBA: MAMA AFRICA THE MUSICAL in SeptemberSt. Louis Hosts U.S. Premiere of MIRIAM MAKEBA: MAMA AFRICA THE MUSICAL in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The North American premiere of Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical will open September 15th at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis. The production tells the story of activist and Grammy award-winning musician Miriam Makeba, outlining her role in bringing down apartheid, her varied musical career, betrayals, failed marriages and death of her only daughter while in exile. Set in Africa, the USA and Belgium, this musical is an inspirational and universal story that will appeal to multi-generational audiences worldwide. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Sets Fall 2016 SeasonBaryshnikov Arts Center Sets Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the fall 2016 performance and residency series, which runs September 27 through December 16. BAC Presents will bring to BAC's stages World and U.S. Premieres of works by international music and dance artists. Tickets go on sale August 15 and can be purchased online at bacnyc.org or by phone at 866 811 4111. Throughout the season,BAC Residencies will provide critical support to nine artists across disciplines to develop new work in BAC's studios. (more...)

Artscape to Present Benjamin Jephta Quintet This JuneArtscape to Present Benjamin Jephta Quintet This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Artscape is set to present the highly anticipated, multi-award nominee Benjamin Jephta Quintet as part of the Artscape Youth Month celebrations. Bassist and composer Jephta will lead the quintet, which features Kyle Shepherd (piano), Marcus Wyatt (trumpet), Sisonke Xonti (sax) and Jonno Sweetman (drums). (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Tonight, March 28, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Tonight, March 28, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC tonight, March 28, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 28, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 28, 2016
by - Mar 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, March 28, 2016! (more...)

Theatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 SeasonTheatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Clinton Hill cultural hub and OBIE award-winner JACK launches its winter/spring 2016 season with an a cappella opera set in Zimbabwe by composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, a weekend of curated works by Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, the premiere of the dirty and bracing play Tom & Eliza, by Celine Song, the English-language premiere of Argentinian playwright Rafael Spregelburd's SPAM, The Geneva Project by Jennifer Harrison Newman, Antonio Ramos' Thirsty Mind, love and starvation sitting in a lonely tree and an exploration in minimalist/pop art performance by the No Face Performance Group.  JACK also engineers the return of Walter Dundervill's ARENA (which had two sold-out runs at JACK in 2014 and 2015).  (more...)

BWW Review: Iconic Cabaret Singer Baby Jane Dexter Keeps Raising The Bar With Her Compelling New Show IT'S PERSONAL at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Iconic Cabaret Singer Baby Jane Dexter Keeps Raising The Bar With Her Compelling New Show IT'S PERSONAL at the Metropolitan Room
by John Hoglund - Nov 19, 2015

In her current show at the Metropolitan Room, It's Personal, Baby Jane Dexter once again reaches beyond the footlights and embraces her idolaters as only she can. In doing so, she makes them cry, laugh out loud, and view life with a different slant. After all these years, she's still packing them in and raising the bar. Her gravitas and strong self-belief make for an exciting and unique hour of cabaret. Dexter's joy at giving is evident throughout this new show. Serious minded but never preachy, this is an artist enjoying herself as much as her audience is. (more...)

AFRICA24 MEDIA: Oldies But Goldies - They Have Just Got BetterAFRICA24 MEDIA: Oldies But Goldies - They Have Just Got Better
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

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Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's PubMx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from September 16-27, 2015. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows or scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Inspirits at Jericho Beach ParkBWW Review: VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Inspirits at Jericho Beach Park
by Matt Hanson - Sep 15, 2015

Folk people are the People's People. Folk signify kith, kin, family, ancestry, and flesh and blood. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's PubMx Justin Vivian Bond, Five For Fighting, THE MEETING and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from September 16-27, 2015. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows or scroll down for details! (more...)

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