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Libby Whittemore Returns to Actor's Express for Final Concert of 2014-15 SeasonLibby Whittemore Returns to Actor's Express for Final Concert of 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Atlanta cabaret legend Libby Whittemore returns to Actor's Express for her final concert of the 2014-2015 season with a salute to one of the most musically varied decades in recent history, the 1970s. The evening will include selections from rock to disco including songs by Karen Carpenter, Elton John, The BeeGees, Linda Ronstadt, Roberta Flack, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Cher, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Jim Croce, The Spinners and The Beatles. Currently in her sixth year of Libby's at the Express, Whittemore enchants audiences with her beautiful voice and one-of-a-kind showmanship. Performances are June 18-21 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at actors-express.com or by calling 404.607.7469. (more...)

Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/10-11Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko will welcome Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Melissa Manchester, for two performances only - Friday, July 10 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 11 (7 p.m.). Manchester will perform songs off her acclaimed new album, 'You Gotta Love the Life,' as well as some of her greatest hits. (more...)

'Underground Garage' Faves THE DOUGHBOYS Releasing 4th Album'Underground Garage' Faves THE DOUGHBOYS Releasing 4th Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Yes, soup's on and The Doughboys are proud to present their fourth album, Hot Beat Stew, a delectable broth of sixteen sizzling tracks, sure to please the palates of true fans and connoisseurs of authentic rock'n'roll. (more...)

Badia Farha Returning to 54 Below, 4/24Badia Farha Returning to 54 Below, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Badia Farha in Lady Sings For You on Friday April 24, 2015 at 11pm. Joined by her 6 piece band, Badia Farha (aka Lady Rose) brings her original songs and R&B Soul + style to 54 Below. Lady Sings For You features original songs from Badia's solo album Still Waiting? Her newly released radio hit Don't Know, a tribute to Carmen McCrae Aretha Franklin, and Roberta Flack as well as a bit of Bossa Nova Jazz. (more...)

Roberta Flack to Play Van Wezel, 4/22Roberta Flack to Play Van Wezel, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time, Grammy Award winning Roberta Flack comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8pm. Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music. Some of her greatest hits include, 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,' 'Where Is the Love, Killing Me Softly With His Song,' 'Feel Like Makin' Love,' 'The Closer I Get to You' and 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love' just to name a few. Her songs bring insight into our lives, loves, culture and politics, while effortlessly traversing a broad musical landscape from pop and soul, to folk and jazz. (more...)

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann ArborLOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski to Present 'ON THE ROAD' Photo Exhibit, 4/10-12Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski to Present 'ON THE ROAD' Photo Exhibit, 4/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

?The Philly POPS' Music Director Michael Krajewski is internationally known as a masterful maestro. What his audience members may not know is that he is also an accomplished travel photographer who has turned his hobby into a skill that is worthy of attention. During its April concert series, The Philly POPS will display his portfolio for public viewing in a POP-up travel photography exhibit entitled, "On the Road: Photos by Philly POPS' Music Director Michael Krajewski" in Commonwealth Plaza at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 100th Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Monday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Special guests will include singers Freda Payne, Eloise Laws and Tricia Tahara, with Hale on piano and harp, Lyman Medeiros on bass, John Chiodini on Guitar and Christopher Jones on drums. Holiday, who was born on April 7, 1915 and died in 1959, was one of the most important and influential jazz legends of all time. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Presents U.K. ROCKS, 4/2-4The Houston Symphony Presents U.K. ROCKS, 4/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On April 2-4, the Houston Symphony celebrates the iconic pop music of the United Kingdom inU.K. Rocks. Storm Large from the group Pink Martini and J. Robert Spencer of the Midtown Men perform songs ranging from The Beatles to contemporary artists such as Coldplay and Adele in this "across the pond" spectacle. (more...)

Storm Large and J. Robert Spencer to Join the Houston Symphony for U.K. ROCKS, 4/2-4Storm Large and J. Robert Spencer to Join the Houston Symphony for U.K. ROCKS, 4/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

On April 2-4, the Houston Symphony celebrates the iconic pop music of the United Kingdom in U.K. Rocks. (more...)

Paulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPaulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Diana Scalzi to Debut at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2/27-28Diana Scalzi to Debut at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Indulge in an intimate storytelling experience through song. Gaining a following from her distinctive voice and poignant lyrics, Diana Scalzi, showcases the evolution of her folk-flamenco musical style for only two nights. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Roberta Flack to Play Smothers Theatre, 2/6Roberta Flack to Play Smothers Theatre, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The unparalleled Grammy Award-winning artist Roberta Flack brings her sterling voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre on Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Official: Roger Ebert Musical, 'MOSES FLEETWOOD WALKER' Premiere and More Set for Black Ensemble Theater's 2015 SeasonOfficial: Roger Ebert Musical, 'MOSES FLEETWOOD WALKER' Premiere and More Set for Black Ensemble Theater's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 2015 "Stir Up The Pot" Season. The season opens with a World Premiere non-singing drama with music, The Trial of Moses Fleetwood Walker, by Ervin Gardner. The season continues with a new musical that highlights girl groups, past and present, Sounds So Sweet, followed by A Tribute to the Incomparable Bill Withers. The Black White Play is a tribute to Roger Ebert and the music will speak to his philosophy of life. The 2015 season will close with a Black Ensemble Theater classic in true Black Ensemble Theater-style, Dynamite Divas: Gladys, Aretha, Roberta, Nina and Nancy. (more...)

Jenifer Thigpen and Broadway Inspirational Voices to Peform at Trinity Grace Westside, 12/7Jenifer Thigpen and Broadway Inspirational Voices to Peform at Trinity Grace Westside, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

New York Gospel vocalist Jenifer Thigpen and the multicultural ensemble Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) will bring their musical talents to Trinity Grace Westside for a special Christmas service this Sunday December 7th, 2014. The congregation meets at the Alfred E. Smith School Auditorium located at 163 West 97th Street, New York, NY 10025. The service will begin at 10a. All New Yorkers are invited to join them at this special Holiday Service as they uplift their souls though music in this holiday season. (more...)

Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Stage EVERYDAY RAPTURE, 11/7-23Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Stage EVERYDAY RAPTURE, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild was looking for something unique as a follow-up to the company's recent successful productions of Pippin and Chicago: 'Something modern - with music that would appeal to all generations,' says producer Keith Garsson. (more...)

ERA OF ABBA, LEGENDS OF ROCK and More Set for The Philly POPS' 2014-15 SeasonERA OF ABBA, LEGENDS OF ROCK and More Set for The Philly POPS' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Music Director and Conductor Michael Krajewski, the nationally recognized Pops conductor who performs with orchestras throughout the country, brings back his innovative programming and lighthearted approach with the 2014-2015 concert season of The Philly POPS. Encore Series, Inc, the presenter of The Philly POPS, is pleased to introduce this exciting series of concerts which begins in October, 2014 with the Era of ABBA, followed by Classic Soul. It continues with a salute to the American Songbook Then and Now and a visit to the movies with Epic Hollywood Soundtracks. The season ends with the Legends of Rock. (more...)

Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Stage EVERYDAY RAPTURE, 11/7-23Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Stage EVERYDAY RAPTURE, 11/7-23
by Carol Kassie - Oct 13, 2014

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild was looking for something unique as a follow-up to the company's recent successful productions of Pippin and Chicago: 'Something modern - with music that would appeal to all generations,' says producer Keith Garsson. (more...)

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