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Brenton Wood's Remastered Collection 'The Very Best Of' Out TodayBrenton Wood's Remastered Collection 'The Very Best Of' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Very few singers ever accomplish what this soul man was able to do: create a lasting and indelible impression on listeners with only a few notes of a song. (more...)

Jonny P's 'It's Our Time' Acoustic Video Premieres at All Things GoJonny P's 'It's Our Time' Acoustic Video Premieres at All Things Go
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

A new acoustic video from emerging singer, songwriter, and performer Jonny P for his song “It's Our Time” recently premiered at All Things Go and can now be viewed/shared HERE. (more...)

NYC's Mack Keane Releases 'Imagine';  Announces '2107 EP'NYC's Mack Keane Releases 'Imagine'; Announces '2107 EP'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Mack Keane has a finesse to putting a modern twist on retro soul. It's helped the 20-year-old singer-songwriter/producer build a buzz for himself on New York University's campus and beyond, and it's best exemplified on the 2107 EP, out May 5. (more...)

Jonny P Unveils 'It's Our Time';  New EP Out 4/21Jonny P Unveils 'It's Our Time'; New EP Out 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

“It's Our Time,” the new single from emerging singer, songwriter and performer Jonny P, is out today (purchase here). Of the song, Glide Magazine praises, “...a convincingly inspirational anthem...” Listen HERE. (more...)

Darlene Love to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards GalaDarlene Love to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Pop icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will be honored at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 13, where she will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards' highest honor, for her five decades of musical accomplishments. (more...)

Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops ConcertBroadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

George Winston Coming to Boulder Theater This MayGeorge Winston Coming to Boulder Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON is set for Boulder Theater on May 9, 2017.  (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK ReadingConstantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

PALM SPRINGS LEGENDS Brought Back To Life In 'Back By Popular Demand' McCallum EngagementPALM SPRINGS LEGENDS Brought Back To Life In 'Back By Popular Demand' McCallum Engagement
by David Green - Jan 9, 2017

Back by popular demand for a third season, the McCallum Theatre presents Palm Springs Legends III and the Legends Orchestra on Sunday, January 15, at 3:00pm. The top tribute artists honor the iconic stars who lived, and spent time, in the Palm Springs area - the legendary stars that made Palm Springs the place to be! (more...)

R. Kelly to Perform at Bass Concert Hall in MarchR. Kelly to Perform at Bass Concert Hall in March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

On Friday, 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...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents GEORGE WINSTONThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents GEORGE WINSTON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Celebrated pianist George Winston brings his unique performance, featuring melodic folk, New Orleans R&B, and stride piano stylings, to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24. (more...)

RnB Music Artist/Producer Binky Womack Releases New Album 'Womack Style'RnB Music Artist/Producer Binky Womack Releases New Album 'Womack Style'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

'Womack Style” is the latest album project from Binky Womack, a member of one of the most iconic music families of all time. Nephew of music legend Bobby Womack, Binky's new album is released through Gonzo Multimedia UK. (more...)

Joseph Arthur & Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers to Play City Winery This WeekendJoseph Arthur & Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers to Play City Winery This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joseph Arthur and Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers will perform at City Winery, Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph, this Thanksgiving Weekend.  (more...)

Lyric Unlimited Presents CHICAGO VOICES VIEW, Featuring Three Chicago MusiciansLyric Unlimited Presents CHICAGO VOICES VIEW, Featuring Three Chicago Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Through the dynamic Chicago Voices initiative, Lyric Unlimited is partnering with graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to present Chicago Voices VIEW, an iconic photographic exhibition that opens December 2in three Chicago neighborhoods across the city.  (more...)

Usher in the New Year in Style at the Lake Worth PlayhouseUsher in the New Year in Style at the Lake Worth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

What do you get when American Bandstand Meets The Mod Squad? You get a top quality, high energy, multi-decade, crazy hip and very cool show, that's what! (more...)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Darlene Love Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 12/18Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Darlene Love Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love when she returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse onSunday, December 18 at 8 p.m.  Love's classics and holiday songs are all delivered with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that theNew York Times has hailed as 'a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n' roll…' and Rolling Stone has called 'a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound.'  She returns as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series after sold-out performances in 2014 and 2015.  From her first No. 1 recording, "He's A Rebel," through her string of hits with the legendary "Wall of Sound" hit factory ("Da Doo Ron Ron," "He's Sure The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" and "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"), to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry!  It's the perfect event for dinner and a show - visit Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield) on the day of the show for a great Prix Fixe Menu when you present your tickets to this performance - Reservations suggested.  The show is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa with media sponsor is WEBE 108fm. (more...)

The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne Offers Workshops to Celebrate Melbourne Music WeekThe Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne Offers Workshops to Celebrate Melbourne Music Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

To celebrate Melbourne Music Week, The Channel at Arts Centre Melbournewill be presenting a series of creative hands-on workshops, artist-in-conversation events and film screenings from 11-18 November. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Donmar Warehouse, 13 October 2016BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Donmar Warehouse, 13 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2016

'I shook up the world.' So says young gun and new heavyweight champion Cassius Clay (shortly to become Muhammad Ali) in those heady moments after his shock defeat of Sonny Liston in February 1964. But a meeting that same night with three African-American friends of equivalent status - superstar crooner Sam Cooke, NFL hero Jim Brown and controversial preacher Malcolm X - leads to soul-searching about the definition of success, and how best men like Clay can represent their community in a divided nation. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: First Look! ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

25 February 1964: 22-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, he chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends - activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and American football star Jim Brown. (more...)

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Starts Tonight Donmar WarehouseONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Starts Tonight Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Sope Dirisu will portray iconic boxer Muhammad Ali in Kemp Powers's play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, beginning tonight at the Donmar Warehouse. (more...)

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