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Band of Skulls Confirm North American Tour; Album Out FridayBand of Skulls Confirm North American Tour; Album Out Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

U.K. trio Band of Skulls has confirmed North American dates this fall. The new tour dates celebrate the release of the band's forthcoming album By Default, due this Friday, May 27. (more...)

BWW Review: Bullying Survivor LISA JASON Sings Her Story 'Beautifully' at the Laurie BeechmanBWW Review: Bullying Survivor LISA JASON Sings Her Story 'Beautifully' at the Laurie Beechman
by Victoria Ordin - May 16, 2016

“I . . . am a survivor,” Lisa Jason announces solemnly near the beginning of her poignant new cabaret show, Bullied to Beautiful, which premiered in its present incarnation last Wednesday night (it originally debuted last October at the Metropolitan Room) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Uprooted at seven from Long Island to a small, homogenous, anything-but-friendly town on Cape Cod, Jason encountered relentless physical and verbal abuse at the hands of “blue-eyed, blonde-haired” kids “with alligators on their shirts.” (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra's Cello Concertos Program Set for Piatigorsky FestLA Chamber Orchestra's Cello Concertos Program Set for Piatigorsky Fest
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Internationally acclaimed virtuosos Colin Carr, Thomas Demenga, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Giovanni Sollima lead Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) in a concert of cello concertos as a crowning feature of the USC Thornton School of Music's Piatigorsky International Cello Festival and the season finale of LACO's engaging Baroque Conversations series on Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8 pm, at USC's Bovard Auditorium. (more...)

The Temperance Movement to Release Second Album in JulyThe Temperance Movement to Release Second Album in July
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Some music is too powerful to ignore. For proof, please meet WHITE BEAR, the raucous new rock 'n roll animal from THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT (vocalist Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White, drummer Damon Wilson). The band's second album, WHITE BEAR is set for release July 15th, 2016 via Fantasy Records. The album pre-order and instant grat download of the title track will be available beginning Friday, May 6th. A stream of the song, “White Bear,” can be heard now on NewNoiseMagazine.com. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces Out of Doors 2016 LineupLincoln Center Announces Out of Doors 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, opens this year on July 20 and runs through August 7, with a post-festival special event on August 13. In Lincoln Center's continuing commitment to making the arts available to all, the 46th edition of the popular festival will fill the plazas with a diverse range of music, dance, spoken word, and family events, featuring dozens of U.S., international, and local artists. (more...)

Todd Rundgren & The Tubes Featuring Fee Waybill to Play NJPAC, 5/27Todd Rundgren & The Tubes Featuring Fee Waybill to Play NJPAC, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey announces new shows see Classic Rock Legend Todd Rundgren performing with The Tubes Ft. Fee Waybill on Friday May 27, 2016 8PM. Progressive rock's groundbreaking songwriter, video pioneer and producer performs his greatest songs, including "I Saw the Light," "Hello It's Me" and "Can We Still Be Friends." The Tubes, featuring Fee Waybill, will open. Tickets available at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

YUZIMA's New Single 'Atheist' Lands on Posture Mag with Exclusive InterviewYUZIMA's New Single 'Atheist' Lands on Posture Mag with Exclusive Interview
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Atheist is the first single from YUZIMA's upcoming third Insta-Album and follow up to the greatly praised 'BEHEMOTH {insta-album}'. (more...)

Choir! Choir! Choir! to Remember Prince at Massey Hall, 5/2Choir! Choir! Choir! to Remember Prince at Massey Hall, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On April 21st, 2016 Prince Rogers Nelson passed away at the age of 57. His death is the sad end of an era, but his legacy as a musical genius and cultural icon will live on. In honour of Prince's legacy on Monday, May 2nd Choir! Choir! Choir! invite the people of Toronto to perform one of his most beloved songs, 'When Doves Cry' in three-part harmony at the iconic Massey Hall. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Regent Park School of Music, a non-profit community music school whose mandate is to provide music education to underprivileged youth in Regent Park and other areas of the City of Toronto, and Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall's Share the Music education and outreach program. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekPaulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This AprilLea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

John Mellencamp to be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders AwardJohn Mellencamp to be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present acclaimed songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp with its prestigious Founders Award (more...)

Dennis Elsas' ROCK'N'ROLL NEVER FORGETS Set for the Landmark on MainDennis Elsas' ROCK'N'ROLL NEVER FORGETS Set for the Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Landmark on Main Street welcomes Dennis Elsas, longtime NY radio personality, rock historian and master storyteller, to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater on Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM. His multi-media show, Rock'N'Roll Never Forgets, is a must-see for anyone who remembers the first time they heard Dennis' inimitable voice on WNEW-FM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Joins Adam Gopnik in Concert at National Sawdust+Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Joins Adam Gopnik in Concert at National Sawdust+
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Last Friday night, Adam Gopnik and Melissa Errico entertained at one of the most exciting new performance spaces in Brooklyn called National Sawdust+, already celebrated for its innovative programming. Recent performances featured Julie Taymor and Renee Fleming, and upcoming is a an evening with Patti Smith and a Celebration of Laura Nyro (which will feature Melissa Errico and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Michael Mayer). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Idina Menzel, Tom Hanks & More Set for 2016 Tribeca Film FestivalIdina Menzel, Tom Hanks & More Set for 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of panels and conversations with some of the industry's most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives (more...)

Earthquake's Father's Day Celebration and More Coming Up This Year at NJPACEarthquake's Father's Day Celebration and More Coming Up This Year at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey, announces some new shows -- see Classic Rock Legend Todd Rundgren performing with The Tubes Ft. Free Waybill on Friday May 27, 2016 8PM and back by popular demand its Comedian & WBLS Radio Host EARTHQUAKE and the annual Father's Day Celebration Sunday, June 21, 2016 6PM.  (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES, 4/4HBO to Debut Documentary MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES, 4/4
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

More than 25 years later, the HBO Documentary Films presentation MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES does just that, taking an unflinching, unprecedented look at his most provocative work. (more...)

Official Soundtrack to Richard Linklater's EVERYBODY WANTS SOME Out 4/8Official Soundtrack to Richard Linklater's EVERYBODY WANTS SOME Out 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Warner Bros. Records will release the soundtrack to the upcoming feature film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME on April 8th (more...)

1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

A rock 'n' roll queen returns for her crown in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY, a world premiere comedy written and performed by Jennifer Childs, running April 21 - May 15, 2016 from 1812 Productions. This play with music tells the story of fictional '80s rock icon Sierra Mist and the spirit of rebellion embodied in her music. Sierra has gone from top of the charts to middle aged obscurity, leaving behind a legion of fans for whom her songs were the anthems of their adolescence. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck
by M. William Panek - Mar 8, 2016

10 On Tuesday with Doug Peck (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Welcome Kronos Quartet, 4/2Carnegie Hall to Welcome Kronos Quartet, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents the pioneering Kronos Quartet in a program of new works, including two world premieres, on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Aleksandra Vrebalov's open-form piece, My Desert, My Rose, and Yotam Haber's South Africa-inspired break_break_break will receive their world premieres. The program also includes New York premieres of works by Nicole Lizee, N. Rajam, Wu Man, Karin Rehnqvist, Fode Lassana Diabate, and Albert Behar. A new arrangement by Jacob Garchik of 'Baba O'Reilly,' Pete Townshend's classic song for The Who, is also featured. Guest artists include kantele (Finnish zither) player Ritva Koistinen and electronic artist Philip White. Complete program information is listed below. (more...)

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