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Dead Rock West to Release New 'Move Love' Album via Omnivore RecordingsDead Rock West to Release New 'Move Love' Album via Omnivore Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

For their fourth album and first for Omnivore Recordings that's due out August 11, the California vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen have joined forces with producer John Doe--of the legendary band X, with whom they've toured numerous times--to create an album that places their achingly beautiful signature vocals and harmonies in finely etched rock, alt-country and pop settings. (more...)

Avery*Sunshine, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer and More Now On Sale at City Winery ChicagoAvery*Sunshine, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer and More Now On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces R&B artist Avery*Sunshine, Grammy-nominated sisters Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, an evening of songs and stories with Dan Wilson and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 8 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Old Town School's Free 'Soundtrack of the City' Concert Series Launches ThursdayOld Town School's Free 'Soundtrack of the City' Concert Series Launches Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Old Town School of Folk Music, with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), is pleased to announce a free, city-wide concert series, Soundtrack of the City, taking place June 8 - August 20, 2017. (more...)

Milwaukee's Own Chris Crain presents A SOULFUL CELEBRATIONMilwaukee's Own Chris Crain presents A SOULFUL CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Milwaukee's own local artist, Chris Crain, presents A Soulful Celebration of the great Donny Hathaway & Sam Cooke in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on September 29-30. (more...)

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2' Now Available at Astroplus Philippines'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2' Now Available at Astroplus Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - May 11, 2017

Physical copies of the top-grossing superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's” soundtrack album titled “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” are now available at Astroplus/Astrovision stores across the Philippines, which come with a free “mixtape” luggage tag or padlock for each purchase at P525.00 only. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Set to Release Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life on Friday, July 21Legacy Recordings Set to Release Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life on Friday, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Back by Popular Demand, SOUL GOSPEL II Unites R&B Star with Good Noise Vancouver Gospel ChoirBack by Popular Demand, SOUL GOSPEL II Unites R&B Star with Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) presents SOUL GOSPEL II, the second concert uniting two influential & inspiring genres, Saturday, June 3, 3pm and 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver's own JUNO-nominated vocalist Warren Dean Flandez lends his dark, rich tone, and silky, smooth falsetto to the 90 voices of Good Noise, performing his own original works as well as hits made famous by such stars as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and more. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Sadler's Wells' new season features a world first for artistic research (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne WarrenPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall is home to some of the greatest 'serious' music created by mankind and when Maestro and Music Director Steven Reineke takes the stage with the 78 member New York Pops Orchestra it's also about great music, great entertainment, and great fun.   The final concert of the season was titled 'You've Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters and it featured guest artists Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren.  (more...)

Jonny P's New EP 'Good To You' Out TodayJonny P's New EP 'Good To You' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Jonny P's highly anticipated new EP, Good To You, is out today on Big Picnic Records (purchase here). In celebration of the release, an acoustic video of the title track can now be viewed/shared HERE. (more...)

Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Songs & Score Albums Out TodayMarvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Songs & Score Albums Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital versions of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 songs-only album and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 original score album by composer Tyler Bates ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'John Wick Chapter 2,' 'Watchmen') toda (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Jonny P's 'Stand By' Acoustic Video Premieres at Atwood MagazineJonny P's 'Stand By' Acoustic Video Premieres at Atwood Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

A new acoustic video for Jonny P's song, “Stand By,” recently premiered at Atwood Magazine and can be viewed/shared HERE. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Program Announced2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The tables are turning in 2017 and Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival invites you to join the revolution and discover the sumptuous offerings in its 2017 program. Discover new venues and old friends and expect to feel upturned, challenged and delighted by incredible performers that could change your world view. (more...)

Soundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out TodaySoundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

WaterTower Music today announced the March 31 release date of the soundtrack to GOING IN STYLE, the new comedy that teams up Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), and is in theatres nationwide April 7. (more...)

YouTube/Glee Star Noah Guthrie to Release Cover Of Prince's 'I Would Die 4 U'YouTube/Glee Star Noah Guthrie to Release Cover Of Prince's 'I Would Die 4 U'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Just seven years ago, Noah Guthrie was a high school junior, posting cover songs on YouTube from the bedroom of his South Carolina home. (more...)

UB40 Announces 13-Date 'Cities & Towns Tour'UB40 Announces 13-Date 'Cities & Towns Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Birmingham's renowned pop and reggae band UB40, who have accrued 3 number 1's and a massive 17 top 10 hits in the UK top 40 including 'Red, Red wine', 'I got you babe' &' I can't help falling in love with you' announce 'Cities and Towns' a 13 date tour across the UK from 4 - 22 December 2017. (more...)

Artist Laura Kimpton's Rainbow LOVE Sculpture Comes To The Beacon TheaterArtist Laura Kimpton's Rainbow LOVE Sculpture Comes To The Beacon Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Artist Laura Kimpton is bringing 'Rainbow LOVE,' one of her iconic Monumental Word sculptures to the Beacon Theater on Thursday, March 9 for LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Change is Gonna Come:Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope.  The benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver is presented by fashion designer John Varvatos and NYC real estate executive and God's Love supporter Greg Williamson. The concert will support and honor the work of the cherished New York-based not-for profit-organization, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary. (more...)

R. Kelly to Perform at Bass Concert Hall in MarchR. Kelly to Perform at Bass Concert Hall in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

On Today, March 3, 2017, 8:00 pm, AEG Live & Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin will present R. Kelly at Bass Concert Hall (2350 Robert Dedman). (more...)

Billy Valentine  Releases New Album Of Unique Covers on Cleopatra RecordsBilly Valentine Releases New Album Of Unique Covers on Cleopatra Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Cleopatra Records is pleased to announce the release of singer/vocal stylist Billy Valentine's Brit Eyed Soul on March 3, 2017. (more...)

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