Ray Charles News

Stax Records Musical in the Works from Producer Stuart Benjamin; Eyeing 2016 Broadway Premiere?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Billboard reports that Grammy-winning producer Stuart Benjamin, along with Concord Music Group, is developing a new musical based on the Stax Records music label, with book by Matthew Benjamin and sights on a 2016 Broadway bow. (more...)

Lance Lipinsky & the Lovers to Perform at the Spencer Theatre, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

"Million Dollar Quartet" Chicago theatre star Lance Lipinsky, a 28-year-old Texas native, carries on the tradition of Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and Fats Domino in a crusade that is the "retro revival." The head-turning music star shares explosive stage energy with his rockabilly band The Lovers, a Chicago-based quintet with John Perrin on drums, Zach Lentino on bass, Wyatt Maxwell on guitar, and Jess Lyons and Darcy Jo Wood with backup vocals. (more...)

TJ Doyle Set to Release Sophomore Album ON THE HORIZON, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Fans of Rock's favorite environmentalist, TJ Doyle have a new reason to celebrate! After a string of live performances on LA's famous Sunset Strip, the talented artist is set to debut his sophomore album, On The Horizon, on Monday, July 7, 2014, through iTunes, Amazon and other retail outlets, courtesy of Indie label Totem Artists, Inc.! (more...)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RICK JAMES Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

In his own words, the late hit-making funk rocker reveals all in an honest chronicle of his life of sex, drugs, and masterful music (more...)

Nona Hendryx, Kamara Thomas, Audra Isadora/Boyfriend and More Set for Joe's Pub This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances this week, July 2-13, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Carl Verheyen Releases New CD MUSTANG RED, feat. Simon Phillips, Chad Wackerman, Jerry Goodman, and Bill Evans
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Much to the excitement of guitar players and Supertramp fans worldwide, guitarist Carl Verheyen has released his new CD 'Mustang Run'. In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl Verheyen has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically-acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with 11 CDs and two live DVDs released worldwide. (more...)

Mike Daisey, Julie Klausner, Catie Lazarus & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/25-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for June 25-July 6, including JULIE KLAUSNER'S CABARET SITUATION, MIKE DAISEY: YES THIS MAN, CATIE LAZARUS: THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, LEONID FEDOROV AND VLADIMIR VOLKOV, SHARABI FEAT. MANU NARAYAN, FRANK LONDON & DEEP SINGH, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - KARSH KALE: COLLECTIVE SESSIONS, SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS W/ MOTHER FALCON & TODD REYNOLDS FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET. (more...)

Rolling Stones' Merry Clayton Suffers Severe Injuries from a Car Accident
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

On June 16, Merry Clayton suffered severe injuries from a car accident and has a long road ahead of her for recovery. The news was posted to her website following the accident. (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...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Performer Lance Lipinsky to Return to Raue Center, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Raue Center For The Arts has announced the lineup for the third annual National Piano Conference at Raue Center. The organization is thrilled to announce that Lance Lipinsky of Chicago's "Million Dollar Quartet" will play the big event for a second time! His appearance last year at Raue Center was a SOLD OUT show in which he appeared as part of a performance entitled Jerry Lee & Friends: An Evening of The King, the Killer & Cash! This year, Lance returns, but he has brought with him his own band of rockabilly rockers, the Lovers. The conference runs from June 27, 2014 to June 29, 2014. Lance Lipinsky and his band The Lovers will perform on June 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran's 'Say Goodbye' Single Out Now; Salon Series So Far a Success
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Following the tragic death of her friend Paul Walker, whose final film she penned the title song for; Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran vowed to give back to the community whenever possible. Recently she hosted the first ever Salon Series at her Beverly Hills residence. The evening featured an intimate performance by students from the Music Unites Centennial High School Jazz Ensemble, a program started last summer in the Compton Unified School District. Safran was joined by Actor/Director David Arquette (pictured left), “Rock of Ages” star Diego Boneta, KIIS FM's DJ Skee and others. (more...)

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

Next Show: THE (pre) FOURTH OF JULY SPECIAL - CLASSIC AMERICANA (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Launches Jazz Roots Series Featuring GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, An Evening with Chris Botti & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the highly acclaimed JAZZ ROOTS - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series to play in the Walt Disney Theater for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. The concert and educational Jazz series includes GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, PINK PANTHER 50: Tribute to Henry Mancini, AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BOTTI and A NIGHT IN RIO. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW, NEWSIES & more!
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced additional programming for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. With a wide range of shows that include performances of theater, dance, popular music and family entertainment, the Dr. Phillips Center brings the best of national and international talent to Central Florida, which reflects the vision of Arts For Every Life. (more...)

Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves Set for CMT's CROSSROADS, Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

For more than a decade, CMT has been pairing together country and non-country artists for episodes of the flagship music series CMT CROSSROADS (more...)

GRATEFUL DEAD Returns to Theaters with Never-Before-Seen Bremen Beat Club Studio Performance this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment are excited to present the annual "Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72" in cinemas nationwide on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time. (more...)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE' Makes Top 10 Debut on SoundScan/Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Atlantic Records' 'THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE' is fast proving the soundtrack success of the season. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents I REMEMBER YOU: An Evening With Diane Schuur, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

On December 10, 2013 Diane Schuur turned 60. She also completed her first-ever recording in homage to her two most important and influential mentors: Stan Getz (who discovered her at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1979) and Frank Sinatra, whose artwork hangs prominently in her Palm Springs home. Entitled I Remember You (With Love to Stan and Frank), the album of twelve songs, all previously recorded by Getz or Sinatra, or both, was produced by Diane and her new manager, Mary Ann Topper, at Avatar Studios in New York, and is set for release on Jazzheads, June 10, 2014. It also features a stellar cast of musicians, including: Alan Broadbent (arrangements/piano), Roni Ben-Hur and Romero Lubambo (guitars), Joel Frahm (saxophone) , Ben Wolfe (bass) and Ulysses Owens Jr. on drums. (more...)

Michael Jacksons American Music Award & Victory Tour Glove Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

In 1986 as a special award of appreciation for 'We Are The World' was presented to Michael Jackson for his role as one of the key composers and singers of the song which he sang along with a superstar cast of celebrities (more...)

Music Icon Quincy Jones to Receive 99th NAACP Spingarn Medal
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Media impresario and humanitarian Quincy Jones has been selected as the 99th recipient of the Spingarn Medal. Jones will receive the distinguished medal on July 23rd at 105th NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more...)

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