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Sneak Peek - Alanis Morissette Featured on Oprah's Next SUPER SOUL SUNDAY on OWN
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Oprah sits down with seven-time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette in an all-new episode of "Super Soul Sunday" airing this Sunday, September 21 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

Today we are thrilled to be the very first to review the new duets album from legendary stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand, PARTNERS. (more...)

Napco Security Systems Delivers First Control4-Certified Alarm Panel Line
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

DENVER, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CEDIA Expo 2014 Napco Gemini Security System kiosk in the Control4 Booth #430 Napco Security Technologies, Inc., a well-known security system manufacturer, and Control4 Corporation, a leader in residential automation systems, are pleased to announce that Napco Security System software has recently been Control4-certified. The new integration with the Control4 platform enables Control4 Dealers to quickly and easily integrate security within their projects and offer state of the art protection of homes and businesses. (more...)

Control4 Introduces Composer Express for iOS and Android to Dramatically Simplify Home Automation Installation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

“Control4 solutions are designed to scale and deliver exceptional home automation experiences for installations of any size,” said Martin Plaehn, Control4 Chairman and CEO. “Today, we begin providing our dealers a dedicated companion app to our professional programming software, Composer Pro, which will help scale our Dealer's businesses. As smart home adoption increases and demand for professional installers rises, Composer Express puts Control4 Dealers in a unique position to meet the expanding market demand.” (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first production in its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and directed by Jeff Maynard (Broadway Bound, Boeing-Boeing). GOOD PEOPLE will feature Katie MacNichol, Anne Gee Byrd, Gigi Bermingham, Wyatt Fenner, Sophina Brown and Martin Kildare. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel Among Music Icons to Receive ASCAP Centennial Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Those confirmed to receive this prestigious accolade are ASCAP members Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

First Listen: Paul Williams' Love Song for Elaine Stritch - 'Looking for Love in the Dark'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Variety just premiered a love song composer, singer-songwriter, director and actor Paul Williams wrote for the late, great Elaine Stritch last year after watching her documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME. It's called 'Looking for Love in the Dark', and you can listen to it HERE! (more...)

Enduranote Launched: First-of-its-Kind Company Enables Customers to Schedule Personal Messages for Loved Ones After Death
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Created by Austin-based attorney and former police officer Shiloh Coleman, the Enduranote system also enables customers to create and attach video, audio and other multimedia content to messages or establish specialized pages for full screen display at future weddings, graduations, or other special days in the lives of loved ones. (more...)

Alan Bergman, Bruce Broughton & More to Join Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS for ASCAP's Centennial Celebration, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

A who's who of Hollywood's music elite is coming out to play with Michael Feinstein at the Pasadena POPS' August 16th Hooray for Hollywood concert, presented in partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at the LA Arboretum. Four of ASCAP's top film composers and lyricists will perform their hit music with the POPS: Alan Bergman ('Windmills of Your Mind,' with Marilyn Bergman and co-written with Michel Legrand, 1968 Oscar winner from The Thomas Crown Affair), Michael Giacchino (music from Up, winner of the 2010 Oscar for best original score), Bruce Broughton (music from Silverado, 1986 Oscar nominee for best original score) and Paul Williams ('Evergreen,' co-written with Barbra Streisand, 1976 Oscar winner from A Star Is Born). (more...)

Rita Moreno & More Set for 2014 VivaFest Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The organizers of ˇVivaFest!, San Jose's Latino destination festival, announced today its 2014 schedule. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Begins 6/27 at Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, have announced the Millbrook Premiere of Happy Days with music by Paul Williams, based on the book by Garry Marshall, on the Ryan Main Stage this Friday, June 27th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals awarded Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre on June 14, which featured Broadway luminaries and arts sustainers. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Kerr Launches Herculite Ultra Flow: Product Features Smart Placement Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Herculite Ultra Flow features Smart Placement technology, which enables it to flow easily when used as a base or liner while maintaining its shape when used in small restorations. Other highlights of the new flowable composite include outstanding flexural strength, minimal shrinkage, easy polishability, excellent gloss retention, low wear and more than 300% radiopacity. Further, Herculite Ultra Flow comes in 12 shades for optimal clinician convenience. (more...)

Chita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Last night, the legendary CHITA RIVERA wowed the packed Marriot Marquis ballroom for the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as she sang a medley from WEST SIDE STORY, which included 'A Boy Like That' and the show-stopping 'America', in a program designed to mix past and future sounds. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert Tributes Lamont Dozier and David Crosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

"I'm in heaven," said Sean McNabb (bassist with House of Lords, Great White, and more), in reference to watching and meeting David Crosby. His sentiments seemed to be shared by the patrons of the 7th annual sold out "The Songs Of Our Lives" concert, benefiting The Fulfillment Fund, that paid tribute to two legendary songwriters: LAMONT DOZIER & DAVID CROSBY. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, CALVIN BERGER & EATING RAOUL Set for Minneapolis Musical Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's (MMT) new 2014-15 season will feature the area premieres of Eating Raoul, Calvin Berger and Happy Days-A New Musical at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. Eating Raoul, based on the 1982 cult classic, black comedy film about a twisted take on the American dream, runs October 3-26, 2014. Calvin Berger, inspired by the classic French play Cyrano de Bergerac, runs January 23-February 15, 2015. TV's favorite family, the Cunninghams join The Fonz to save their favorite malt shop from demolition in Happy Days-A New Musical, running April 24-May 17, 2015. Three-show season subscription packages are just $66 and go on sale Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m. by calling 612.455.9501 or in person at the New Century Theatre Box Office (street level of City Center in downtown Minneapolis). Please visit for complete ordering information. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. (more...)

Jermaine Dupri & Ne-Yo to Receive Special Honors at 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Collector's Edition Blu-Ray Out 8/5
by Pat Cerasaro - May 26, 2014

A fully-loaded collector's edition Blu-ray/DVD combo back of Brian De Palma's celebrated cult rock movie musical PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE is now available for pre-order, set for release later this year. (more...)

Nick Ziobro's A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2014

A sterling new debut album from up-and-coming vocalist Nick Ziobro featuring a slew of musical theatre showstoppers titled A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO is now available to order. (more...)

Denise LeFrak, Frankie Valli & Johnny Rzeznik Honored at 20th Annual Caron Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Last night New York's elite came together with music legends for Caron New York's 20th Annual Gala Fundraiser at the elegant Cipriani on 42nd in New York City, NY. The event raised over a million dollars, all of which will be used towards charity recovery services. Caron's own Harris Stratyner Ph.D , Honoree's Frankie Valli and Denise LeFrak Calicchio were joined by Paul Williams, James Lipton, David Johansen and comedianStewie Stone. The Goo Goo Dolls Johnny Rzeznik was also honored but at the last minute was unable to attend. (more...)

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