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BILLIE WILLIAMS to Bring Her Unique Blues Sound to The Cutting Room, 9/13
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 01, 2014

With a unique vocal sound she calls, 'Contemporary Blues,' Billie Williams has been conquering the nightclub and cabaret rooms of New York City-from the Metropolitan Room and Iridium Jazz Club, to Joe's Pub- and now The Cutting Room on September 13 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Bad Boy Records Continues 20th Anniversary Celebration With Major Reissues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The iconic Bad Boy Records is commemorating its twentieth anniversary with a yearlong celebration and announced today a series of digital reissues, highlighted by newly digitally remastered editions of two legendary hip hop classics: The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'LIFE AFTER DEATH' and Puff Daddy & The Family's 'NO WAY OUT' both of which were remastered by Tony Dawsey at Phantom Mastering, NY. The albums are available on the iTunes Store now. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Black Violin, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Ice-T to Narrate Season 3 of TV One's CELEBRITY CRIME FILES, Premiering 9/8
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, today announced that its popular investigative docu-series Celebrity Crime Files returns for a riveting third season Monday, September 8 at 10 PM/ET. (more...)

New Boss Named on Season 2 of Fuse TV's BIG FREEDIA QUEEN OF BOUNCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

A new 'Boss of Bounce Music and Twerkin' has been named on Season 2 of 'Big Freedia Queen of Bounce' on FUSE TV with the show's latest addition, producer/director/choreographer Wilberto, who works under his banner, the Bert Company. (more...)

Ethan McSweeny to Direct Chautauqua Theater Company's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 6/28-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare CorporandyManaging Director, presents Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning classic A Raisin in the Sun, directed by CTC Resident Director Ethan McSweeny(CTC's The Glass Menagerie, Broadway's A Time to Kill), June 28 through July 6 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Audra McDonald Roles
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 04, 2014

There is little doubt who is the reigning queen of Broadway. With five Tony Awards and eight nominations in just 20 years, Audra McDonald has held that title for quite a while now. In addition to her prolific stage career, she also has found time to do turns on TV and have a recording and touring career. If Audra wins her sixth Tony this Sunday, she will become the first actor to do so in the four major acting categories. (more...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bobby McFerrin & More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Music Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced its 2014-15 music series. This year's lineup includes 60th Anniversary Season opener Bobby McFerrin, a holiday concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock, South Africa's Lady Smith Black Mambazo, a tribute to Woody Guthrie by the Klezmatics, a cappella superstars Take 6, and Eddie Palmieri performing with his Latin Jazz Septet. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. The season also features children's concerts by Black Violin and Nick Jr. favorites Hot Peas 'N Butter. (more...)

'HUNGRY CATERPILLAR,' 'DINOSAUR TRAIN' & More Among Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts's 2014-15 Family Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will continue its partnership with Target to bring quality, affordable, and family-friendly performing arts programming to the culturally diverse communities of Brooklyn as part of its 60th Anniversary Season in 2014-15. (more...)

The Nerve Tank's THE MAIDEN Makes World Premiere at La MaMa Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

A modern-day Hades gets more than he bargained for from a precocious Persephone in this spring's world premiere of 'The Maiden,' a rowdy reboot of the ancient Greek abduction myth by acclaimed genre-bending theater company The Nerve Tank. From tonight, March 28th to April 13th, The Nerve Tank will adapt the raw, downtown ambiance of The Club at La MaMa to the immersive production's setting: a dark trailer-park disco, replete with original music by multidisciplinary artist Admiral Grey. (more...)

SunGame's Flightdeck Keynote Sponsor of Ad-Tech Conference and Expo Opening Today; Revolutionary Glasses-Free 3D Devices and Content Platform Debuting to the Digital Mar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -  SunGame Corporation (OTCBB: SGMZ), developers of the leading auto-stereoscopic (Glasses-Free) Flightdeck™ 3D mobile devices and the Flightdeck.tv content platform and community, announces their 'Keynote Sponsorship' of Ad-Tech which begins today in San Francisco (more...)

The Nerve Tank's THE MAIDEN to Make World Premiere at La MaMa, 3/28-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

A modern-day Hades gets more than he bargained for from a precocious Persephone in this spring's world premiere of 'The Maiden,' a rowdy reboot of the ancient Greek abduction myth by acclaimed genre-bending theater company The Nerve Tank. From March 28th to April 13th, The Nerve Tank will adapt the raw, downtown ambiance of The Club at La MaMa to the immersive production's setting: a dark trailer-park disco, replete with original music by multidisciplinary artist Admiral Grey. (more...)

Chippendales Say 'I Do' To Bachelorettes & Birthday Girls With Complimentary Access To The Ultimate 'Girls' Night Out'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Chippendales - the #1 male revue in the world - has won over the women of South Florida by bringing a new party experience for locals as well as providing the ideal SOBE destination for bachelorettes, birthday girls and girlfriend getaways. To celebrate these special ladies and occasions, Chippendales is offering one complimentary ticket to its Miami show at Mansion Nightclub to any group of six of more. Birthday girls and bachelorettes will also receive a personalized message from the men during the show. Afterward, the groups will have an opportunity to meet the cast and keep the celebration going at Mansion until the morning hours. (more...)

VIDEO: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon in 'History of Rap 5' on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake performed the fifth installment of the 'History of Rap' on last night's TONIGHT SHOW. Watch below! (more...)

The Alan Parsons Project - The Complete Albums Collection to Be Released 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Arista Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release The Alan Parsons Project - The Complete Albums Collection on March 31, 2014. (more...)

DROME NYC Launches Powerful Art, Lifestyle Brand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Pop-culture has a new MVP and its name is DROME. This art and apparel brand, founded by Brooklyn native and rapidly trending pop-artist Technodrome1, launched this past week to much success and excitement. Drome has been making the rounds of social media and blog outlets, becoming the newest favorite artist for rap sensations Rick Ross and P. Diddy. By creating limited edition prints, apparel, and accessories with vibrant and explosive colors, the Drome team plans to take their brand to new heights. 'Drome, at its core, is a new take on an art and lifestyle brand. The artist immerses past and present pop culture into a forward-thinking aesthetic, representing the true color of all people. Working from this digital pallet, Drome hopes to ultimately re-define the way we look at design and artistic branding.' (more...)

DROME NYC Launches Powerful Art, Lifestyle Brand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Pop-culture has a new MVP and its name is DROME. This art and apparel brand, founded by Brooklyn native and rapidly trending pop-artist Technodrome1, launched this past week to much success and excitement. Drome has been making the rounds of social media and blog outlets, becoming the newest favorite artist for rap sensations Rick Ross and P. Diddy. By creating limited edition prints, apparel, and accessories with vibrant and explosive colors, the Drome team plans to take their brand to new heights. 'Drome, at its core, is a new take on an art and lifestyle brand. The artist immerses past and present pop culture into a forward-thinking aesthetic, representing the true color of all people. Working from this digital pallet, Drome hopes to ultimately re-define the way we look at design and artistic branding.' (more...)

Dawud Aasiya-Bey Named Winner Of Guitar Center's 25th Annual Drum-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Starting in August, over 5,000 drummers from across the country signed up to compete in Guitar Center's 25 th Annual Drum-Off. Five finalists were chosen out of the thousands of hopefuls to battle it out for the title of Guitar Center's Drum-Off Champion and a prize package valued at nearly $50,000 at the event last Saturday night. The winner- Dawud Aasiya-Bey, joins an esteemed group of highly talented drummers- past winners have gone on to play for the likes of Prince, Beyonce, Jay Z and more.(Photo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/LA50199) (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Nicole Scherzinger Will Not Replace Patina Miller as PIPPIN's Leading Player - UPDATED!
by Rialto Chatter - Dec 26, 2013

UPDATE: A production spokesperson has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that former Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger will not be joining Broadway's PIPPIN, as the New York Daily News reported earlier today. (more...)

The Tontons Announce New Album; NYE Performance on ABC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Houston-based indie 4-piece The Tontons announce today they will release their much-anticipated new full-length album on February 18th entitled 'Make Out King and Other Stories of Love.' (more...)

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