Patti Smith News

Kronos Quartet Returns for New Works, 2/11Kronos Quartet Returns for New Works, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., San Francisco's celebrated Kronos Quartet returns to Zankel Hall for a program of new works, six of which were commissioned as part of Carnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project, including the world premiere of Rhiannon Giddens's At the Purchaser's Option with Variations.  Additional commissioned works include Garth Knox'sSatellites; Kala Ramnath's Amrit (arr. Reena Esmail); Nicole Lizée's Another Living Soul; Tanya Tagaq's Sivunittinni (arr. Jacob Garchik); and Fodé Lassana Diabaté's Sunjata's Time(arr. Jacob Garchik) on which Diabaté will join the quartet on the balafon. (more...)

BWW Review:  Pinky Swear's LIZZIE Rocks the Revenge MusicalBWW Review: Pinky Swear's LIZZIE Rocks the Revenge Musical
by Andrew White - Jan 16, 2017

Just in time for those winter, presidential inaugural blues, Pinky Swear Productions comes along offering the ultimate rock-scream therapy session with Lizzie, a musical dedicated to America's most famous real-life axe-murderer. Not for the faint-of heart, this is a musical that by rights should be featured in this Saturday's women's march, a reminder that women are perfectly capable of getting in their digs (or whacks, as the case may be) when pushed to the edge. (more...)


by Troy Frisby - Jan 11, 2017

A woman of many talents, one of Sandra Bernhard's greatest gifts has been her finely-honed ability to satirize Hollywood from the inside. Luckily, her latest residency at Joe's Pub, the year-ending SANDRA MONICA BLVD: COAST TO COAST, gave her plenty of opportunities to keep sharpening that blade. (more...)

Patti Smith to Perform HORSES at Carlson Family StagePatti Smith to Perform HORSES at Carlson Family Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In the fall of 1975, Patti Smith gathered her band in Electric Lady Studios in New York City to record her debut album, Horses. Released in November of that year, it has come to be regarded as a seminal and landmark recording that continues to have resonance and relevance for succeeding generations of musicians and artists. (more...)

WOOLGATHERERS Set for 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine TheaterWOOLGATHERERS Set for 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents An Asylos production: Woolgatherers, with text by Asylos, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Tom Waits. The show runs February 13th - March 5th, 2017. (more...)

Patti Smith to Perform Classic Album 'Horses' at Playhouse Square 3/12Patti Smith to Perform Classic Album 'Horses' at Playhouse Square 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Do you know how to Pony?  In the fall of 1975, Patti Smith gathered her band in Electric Lady Studios in New York City to record her debut album, Horses.  Released November 10 of that year by Arista Records, it has come to be regarded as a seminal and landmark recording that continues to have resonance and relevance for succeeding generations of musicians and artists. (more...)

2017 FRIGID Festival Lineup Announced at UNDER St. Marks & The Kraine Theater2017 FRIGID Festival Lineup Announced at UNDER St. Marks & The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) February 15-March 5. (more...)

Charley Pride, Nina Simone & More to Be Honored with The Recording Academy's 2017 Special Merit AwardCharley Pride, Nina Simone & More to Be Honored with The Recording Academy's 2017 Special Merit Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Recording Academy announced its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients today. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Thom Bell, Mo Ostin and Ralph Peer are Trustees Award honorees; Alan Dower Blumlein is the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient. (more...)

Clive Davis & Recording Academy to Honor BET Networks Chair Debra L. LeewithClive Davis & Recording Academy to Honor BET Networks Chair Debra L. Leewith
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif (more...)

11th Annual FRIGID Festival to Chill at The Kraine Theater, UNDER St. Marks This Winter11th Annual FRIGID Festival to Chill at The Kraine Theater, UNDER St. Marks This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the 11th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) February 13-March 5. (more...)

Beyond Baroque to Mark 50th Anniversary in 2018Beyond Baroque to Mark 50th Anniversary in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Beyond Baroque, one of the nation's leading independent Literary Arts Centers, is planning a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Guided by the nonprofit's Executive Director, Richard Modiano, and council of prominent artist-curators, a program of activities commencing January 1, 2018, will take place at Beyond Baroque's Venice location and in venues throughout Los Angeles. (more...)

Alaska's The Modern Savage Announce LPAlaska's The Modern Savage Announce LP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Anchorage, AK quintet The Modern Savage have announced the release of their sophomore LP, Unwilling Participants, out January 27. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 SeasonAbigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

The Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New InitiativesThe Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Poetry Project, the legendary downtown mecca for working poets and experimental artists since the days of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two landmark events. (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Patti Smith to Tape HERE'S THE THING Live at MPACAlec Baldwin and Patti Smith to Tape HERE'S THE THING Live at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Alec Baldwin converses with acclaimed artist Patti Smith at a live taping of his podcast 'Here's The Thing' at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8 pm. (more...)

The Fab Faux to Honor Sir George Martin at the Beacon This WeekendThe Fab Faux to Honor Sir George Martin at the Beacon This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Fab Faux will return to the Beacon in New York for a November 12th concert - 'THE ANGEL IN THE DETAILS - A Concert for Sir George Martin' - celebrating the arranger, producer and 'fifth Beatle' and featuring Abbey Road in its entirety.  (more...)

Allelujah Releases 'The Death of Capt. Nathan Baker' TodayAllelujah Releases 'The Death of Capt. Nathan Baker' Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Death and Life of Capt. Baker was conceived with the idea that songs could be structured like gospel hymns layered in poetry. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Conversation: Tammy Faye Starlite on Character Creation and Pushing the Boundaries of Art and LifeBWW Cabaret Conversation: Tammy Faye Starlite on Character Creation and Pushing the Boundaries of Art and Life
by Remy Block - Oct 28, 2016

Tammy Faye (nee Tammy Lang) is a luminary on the downtown NYC performance art scene. Long before I met her, I'd heard her name spoken with reverence by many artists and musicians I met when I first came to the city in 1999. Recently I saw the performer in her current show, HOLY WAR 2016: THE NEW REGIME at Pangea, in which she returns to her well-known original character Tammy Faye Starlite, a twisted conflation of Tammy Faye Bakker, Tammy Wynette, and then some. Tammy Faye Starlite brings a perverse, amoral, politically adjacent evening of song and signature improvised unhinged patter, which arises out of such an 'unacceptable' yet earnest point of view that the minds of the audience members are set free to wander in a vast desert of uncertainty, outrageousness, and catharsis of an unknown nature. It was an exhilarating and delightfully uncomfortably confounding place to be. I wanted to talk with this extraordinary performer to learn about her particular vision and creative process. Seeking to reconcile the performer Tammy Faye with the woman Tammy, I discovered a humble, down-to-earth, curious woman immersed in an ongoing critical examination of our culture---both pop and high---as well as the media and the political landscape we are mucking around in these days. Tammy also comes across as a serious, ambitious artist, pushing to present her work and be a part of the cultural conversation. We met at a cozy macaron shop in Chelsea on the day of the train crash in Hoboken. Tammy, coming from her home in Hoboken, was able to take an alternate route via bus into the city and keep our appointment, a decidedly un-diva-like move, which I found endearingly respectful. She and I spent over an hour talking about her work over the years, this shit show of an election, and the underlying question about the place of femininity and women in our culture at present. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Postmodern Jukebox and More on Sale This Week at MPACAlec Baldwin, Postmodern Jukebox and More on Sale This Week at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The following events go onsale Friday, October 21 at 9 am at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets at www.mayoarts.org. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Elton John Set to Write His AutobiographyElton John Set to Write His Autobiography
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

USAToday.com reports that Elton John will publish his autobiography worldwide in 2019. It was acquired in the U.S. by publisher Henry Holt and in the U.K. by Pan Macmillan. (more...)

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