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Strand-Capitol to Welcome David Bromberg Quintet, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

On Dec. 6, 2014, downtown York's historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center will welcome David Bromberg Quintet, led by the 'Godfather of Americana' David Bromberg. Tickets are on sale now to Strand-Capitol members and go on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Single Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season to Go On Sale 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale October 1 for individual concerts of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 season. The six-concert, 26th season—Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan's 25th with the Orchestra-- will feature the world premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Grammy Award-winning composer/violinist Mads Tolling, the West Coast premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' Brothers in Arts for jazz quintet and orchestra, a semi-staged performance ofLeonard Bernstein's Candide, pianists Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Richard Glazier, Notes from Mexico, a holiday tribute to Pete Seeger and more. A pre-concert talk will begin one hour before each performance, and the 2014-2015 season at the Paramount Theatre runs November 7, 2014 through May 15, 2015. Sponsors of the 2014-15 season include Bell Investment Advisors, Mueller Nicholls Builders and Chevron. For details, information and tickets, visit . (more...)

Steve Post, Veteran New York Radio Personality, Passes Away at 70
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Steve Post, legendary New York radio personality for more than 50 years, died yesterday. He was 70 years old. Steve was the acerbic host of Morning Music, heard on WNYC-FM for 25 years. (more...)

12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children's activities, September 6th 12:00 - 10:00pm. More than 2,000 people will gather to celebrate one of the final Festivals of the summer season. See below for complete program and ticket information. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff, Joshua Henry, the Keenan-Bolgers & More Sing for Freedom!
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2014

The 12th annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom benefit concert was a bona fide smash. A cast of Broadway's finest - including Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Condola Rashad, and Robin de Jesus took the stage at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, July 21, 2014 to celebrate the work of the New York Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Live-Stream Pete and Toshi Seeger Memorial Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Lincoln Center announces today that it will live-stream a special all-star line-up Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET. (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for Second Half of 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

HBO presents a compelling array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries every Monday night in the second half of 2014. (more...)

HBO Announces Second Half of 2014 Documentary Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HBO presents a compelling array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries every Monday night in the second half of 2014. Among the new films to debut in the weekly slot are Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's THE NEWBURGH STING, an inside look at the rarely told story of the FBI's involvement in a homegrown terror case, Jeremiah Zagar's CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART, a look at the first trial televised gavel-to-gavel and the media circus surrounding it, Steve Buscemi's A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY, showing what it's like to work in one of the most demanding fire departments in the world, HUNTED: THE WAR AGAINST GAYS IN RUSSIA, the searing story of a group that terrorizes gay men and women, and a holiday family special SAVING MY TOMORROW: KIDS CARE FOR THE PLANET, spotlighting young environmental activists. (more...)

City Parks Foundation Presents SummerStage, 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Hip hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk artists committed to social change will come together to honor musician and activist Pete Seeger. The program's hosts are Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte's daughter and Kitama Jackson, Pete Seeger's grandson. Mr. Seeger and Mr. Belafonte became international household names as singers who stood for change. For Belafonte that meant being involved in both the Civil Rights Movement in US and the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. For Seeger that meant getting people singing, and then using song to lead marches and rallies around the world. From the labor movement to the Civil Rights movement to the environmental movement, Pete Seeger was always on the front lines. Today's artists aren't that different from Seeger and Belafonte, they also use music as a means to give voice to the voiceless and inspire people to change the world for themselves, their communities and future generations. (more...)

FUERZA BRUTA WAYRA Premieres Tonight at Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Producciones are bringing the hit off-Broadway show, Fuerza Bruta, back to life with WAYRA, an electrifying and innovative spectacle that has most recently been performed in London, England and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The New York City performance will premiere at the Daryl Roth Theatre tonight, June 25th, 2014, and includes spectacular new scenes from the international sensation. (more...)

The Rockland-Bergen Music Festival is this Sunday, June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

On June 29th, 2014, New Jersey/New York fixture Joe D'Urso will present the first-ever Rockland-Bergen Music Festival on the borders of Rockland and Bergen counties in Tappan, New York. 'I've been thinking about doing this for some time as I felt the Rockland and Bergen counties were underserved when it came to something like this' says D'Urso. 'Also, with Pete Seeger's recent passing, it was the catalyst to get me to finally commit to organizing this particular festival which also coincides with my 50th birthday in late June. I think you could say that mortality was a motivation! I had the opportunity to work with Pete a few times over the years and his inspiration, along with Harry Chapin's and Bruce Springsteen's, run deep in me.' (more...)

Will Friedwald's 'Clip Joint: A Video Music Mixtape' Set for Independence Day Americana Special, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

On Tuesday June 24, from 7 to 10 PM, Will Friedwald's 'Clip Joint: A Video Music Mixtape' is set for The Independence Day Americana Special. (more...)

WAYRA Sets NYC Opening Night for Tuesday, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Productions bring the hit off-Broadway show, Fuerza Bruta, back to life with WAYRA, the electrifying and innovative third production in the De La Guarda trilogy. Having recently thrilled audiences in London, England and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New York City production of WAYRA will begin performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E. 15th Street, NYC) on Friday, June 27, 2014 (originally scheduled to begin June 25), and features spectacular new scenes and, for the first time in the history of the trilogy, live music. An official opening night for WAYRA has been set for Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (more...)

The Jazz Scene Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014


Clearwater Festival to Pay Tribute to Pete & Toshi Seeger, 6/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival) on June 21 and 22 in beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY marks the first event since the passing of its founders, musician and activist Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi Seeger. Clearwater 2014 promises to be a special celebration of the Seeger's and their legacy - hosting many Clearwater friends old and new, many of who will perform special musical tributes during the event. (more...)

Sweet Judy Blues (Judy Collins) Returns to Cain Park on June 14
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Judy Collins returns to Cain Park's Evan Amphitheater on Saturday, June 14 at 8 PM, bringing with her the tricks of the trade for which she is so well-known and loved: sublime vocals, skillful musicianship, boldly vulnerable songwriting, sharing personal life triumphs, and her firm commitment to social activism. (more...)

Michael Miles to Perform His One-Man Show FROM SENEGAL TO SEEGER, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Michael Miles performs his acclaimed one-man show, From Senegal to Seeger, a social and political portrait of America through the strings of a banjo, live at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 Hwy 89A in West Sedona, at 7:30 p.m., Monday June 2. Tickets will be available at the door and online at Tickets are $35. (more...)

Ed Asner, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow and More Set for TO THEO, L'CHAIM TO LIFE! Celebration, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Theodore Bikel celebrates 75 years in show business with a concert in his honor at the Saban Theater on June 16th at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Apollo's Fire Announces a New Summer Program, GLORY ON THE MOUNTAIN, 6/12-22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

For its 2014 Countryside series, Apollo's Fire proudly premieres "GLORY ON THE MOUNTAIN: An Appalachian Journey." Created and directed by Jeannette Sorrell and starring singers Amanda Powell and Ross Hauck, the program will be performed in 8 concerts in rustic venues in Hunting Valley, Chardon, Bay Village and Bath, during June 12-22. (more...)

PCA's Stage TOO Welcomes Folksinger Art Podell and More This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Join us as we 'step back in time' to New York City's Greenwich Village in the 60s. During the early 1960s New York's The Bitter End Nightclub hosted Folk music 'hootenannies' every Tuesday night, featuring many performers who have since become legendary including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Tom Paxton, Peter, Paul and Mary, Odetta and Pete Seeger. (more...)

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