The smash-hit show, At Last - The Etta James Story, is set to tour next spring starring the sensational Vika Bull; marking its UK debut on the 28th March 2017 when it opens at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre. (more...)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016
As country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn prepare to return tonight to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to kick off their last run of shows in 2016, the trio has announced they will be calling the venue home to their hit Las Vegas residency for at least one more year. (more...)
Australia's most famous musical export, The TEN Tenors, are bringing their 'Home for the Holidays' concert tour to the U.S., kicking off in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, Nov. 26, and concluding in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. (more...)
Australia's most famous musical export, The TEN Tenors, are bringing their “Home for the Holidays” concert tour to the U.S., kicking off in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, Nov. 26, and concluding in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. (more...)
Hit songwriter, Diana Williamson, has brought her word wizardry to the page in '101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting,' a non-fiction byproduct of Williamson's 14 years as a songwriter and music industry insider in Los Angeles.
Quick and easy to read, '101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting' is cleverly designed and brilliantly constructed as a bare-bones, 'get to the point' road map to get results. Unlike many songwriting books, readers will spend more time writing music and less time reading about it. There is one tip per page and the book is packed with information: 'How do you turn heartbreak into gold?' 'What attracts artists to your songs?' 'The key ingredients every hit song has in common.' These tips and many more are packed into '101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting.'
Williamson, a Toronto native and Top Ten Billboard songwriter, spent half her professional life hob-nobbing with the music industry elite in Los Angeles and it shows. She says that plenty of mistakes were made along the way. Helping young songwriters avoid those mistakes, and helping professionals keep focused on successful habits inspired the book.
Williamson says, 'I showed up with nothing but a suitcase and a dream in Los Angeles, and had be quick on my feet. There is nothing like being in the trenches to help you make decisions.' While in the 'trenches' Williamson joined songwriting organizations, attended conferences, networked, befriended and co-wrote with hit songwriters such as Narada Michael Walden (#1 writer/producer), Barry Coffing (#1 writer), Eddie Galan (Hannah Montana, High School Musical), John Capek (Rod Stewart), and Bruce Sugar (Ringo, Ozzie), etc. She was rewarded with 2 x #3 Billboard Hot Club Chart successes, many other major label cuts, produced a 'Temptation,' and created two international song contests.
Williamson also owns a music placement company that has placed over 50 songs into movies and TV shows. Williamson's few years as a song screener for one of the world's top song-placement company inspired her independent spirit to create the company, TheMusicLibrary.org, which, like the book, is musician friendly. 'After all, I'm a musician first,' Williamson says with pride.
The public can contact the author through the site for interviews, consultations and workshops at http://www.101tipsandtricksofsuccessfulsongwriting.com
If you would like to set up an interview or receive a copy of the book for review, please use the Contact Information below. (more...)
Direct from Las Vegas! An Evening with Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and many more! The world famous impersonators, The Edwards Twins will be bringing their dynamic show, Christmas with the Stars to Ocean State Theatre for the first time on December 7. (more...)
The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents Grammy and Emmy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell onThursday, December 1 at 8 p.m. and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. For more than four decades in the music business, he has proven himself a successful artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. (more...)
A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)
The 12th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, that kicks off on October 20th in Beverly Hills, will have a healthy competition of films dealing with people defying the odds and the traditional expectations of the ever-growing population of senior citizens. (more...)
NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is pleased to announce that tennis star Maria Sharapova will join Mardy Fish, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Mark Philippoussis, and Andy Roddick to headline World TeamTennis (WTT) Smash Hits at Caesars Palace, a charity night of tennis co-hosted by longtime friends Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King on Monday, October 10, 2016. Also joining the line-up is former world No. 1 doubles standout Liezel Huber. Tennis action is set for 6:30 p.m. PT on a specially-constructed tennis court in the valet parking lot off of Caesars Palace Drive with the pre-match VIP Reception and Auction kicking off at 5:00 p.m. (more...)