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Sammy Davis, Jr. News

Date Of Birth:
December 08, 1925
Date Of Death:
May 16, 1990 (64)
Gender:
Male
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ASHLEIGH HACKETT Shares New music Video for 'Can You Feel It'ASHLEIGH HACKETT Shares New music Video for 'Can You Feel It'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Multi-talented artistry, fast-rising 9-year-old singer and performer Ashleigh Hackett has a very important question for her growing fan base as she releases her energetic new dance/pop single and its fresh, playful video (more...)

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Pay Tribute to the Music of Puerto Rico, 3/27MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Pay Tribute to the Music of Puerto Rico, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The multi-Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, conducted by Bobby Sanabria, pays tribute to LA ISLA DEL ENCANTO (PUERTO RICO) with works by Rafael Hernandez, Bobby Capo, Juan Tizol, Ricardo Pons, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Santos' monumental Puerto Rican Suite, and more! Special Guests will include members of Danza Fiesta and noted poet/performer Mariposa Fernández. (more...)

PHILADANCO to Kick Off 45th Anniversary Celebration at Perelman Theater, 4/17-19PHILADANCO to Kick Off 45th Anniversary Celebration at Perelman Theater, 4/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed modern dance company PHILADANCO will return to their Philadelphia home at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to mark their 45th Anniversary celebration in Perelman Theater on April 17-19 (times vary). (more...)

Paul Anka to Perform Concert with Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 4/9Paul Anka to Perform Concert with Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 18, 2015—Bursting onto the music scene at age 15 with his hit song “Diana,” Paul Anka took his teenage stardom and turned it into a seven-decade career, penning over 500 songs for the great singers of the day and remaining a consummate entertainer for years to come. Backed by the lush sounds of a full orchestra, Anka brings his talents to Pacific Symphony Pops for a high-energy concert filled with songs that have transcended generations. These include such hits as “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “You Are My Destiny,” “Puppy Love,” “Lonely Boy” and the illustrious “My Way,” which became Frank Sinatra's signature song, and is the title of Anka's autobiography. The ultimate showman, Anka has achieved unprecedented success on the stage, screen and television. His songs have been performed more than 90 million times, and he's released more than 120 albums. His talent for songwriting has been delivered through the voices of Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Holly, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Tom Jones, and even Michael Jackson through the posthumous release of “This Is It” in 2009. (more...)

The 5th Dimension's LaMonte McLemore Releases 'FROM HOBO FLATS' MemoirThe 5th Dimension's LaMonte McLemore Releases 'FROM HOBO FLATS' Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Enraptured after attending Broadway's then toast of the town, The 5th Dimension put together 'Aquarius' from HAIR with 'Let the Sunshine In' and the rest was chart-topping history. Spending six straight weeks at number one in the spring of '69, the medley became an ultimate, uplifting anthem for a generation. The story behind this mega hit is told in LaMonte McLemore's heartwarming new memoir 'From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension,' available now on Amazon. (more...)

Ashleigh Hackett to Headline 27th Annual Kids Fair in Charleston This SundayAshleigh Hackett to Headline 27th Annual Kids Fair in Charleston This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Gearing up for the release of ?'Can You Feel It,' the follow-up single and video to her debut release 'Let's Go!', multi-talented 9-year-old singer and multi-talented performer Ashleigh Hackett (www.ashleighhackett.com) will headline at the 27th Annual Kids Fair in Charleston, S.C. March 22. (more...)

Paul Anka Performs with the Pacific Symphony Pops, 4/9-11Paul Anka Performs with the Pacific Symphony Pops, 4/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Backed by the lush sounds of a full orchestra, Anka brings his talents to Pacific Symphony Pops for a high-energy concert filled with songs that have transcended generations. These include such hits as "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "You Are My Destiny," "Puppy Love," "Lonely Boy" and the illustrious "My Way," which became Frank Sinatra's signature song, and is the title of Anka's autobiography. (more...)

6-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/126-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

This May, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring home audiences front row seats for THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (more...)

InDepth InterView UpDate: Ben Vereen On STEPPIN' OUT At 54 Below, Broadway Return & New Films, Plus A Look Back At Classic Musical RolesInDepth InterView UpDate: Ben Vereen On STEPPIN' OUT At 54 Below, Broadway Return & New Films, Plus A Look Back At Classic Musical Roles
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 9, 2015

Today we are once again speaking with a world renowned living legend all about his phenomenal career on Broadway and in Hollywood in honor of his new 54 Below engagement later this month, titled STEPPIN OUT', the one and only Ben Vereen. Besides sharing what lucky attendees can expect from his 54 Below shows, Vereen also shares preliminary plans to bring a new biomusical to Broadway some season soon as well as the forthcoming release of a star-studded documentary all about his iconic show business legacy planned to be released later this year. Additionally, Vereen reflects on a number of recent milestones and looks back at some of his most memorable movie musical work in honor of the 45th anniversary of the release of SWEET CHARITY last month, plus the brand new Blu-ray editions of FUNNY LADY and ALL THAT JAZZ now available. Plus, Vereen shines a light on his ongoing patronship of the arts and spotlights the importance of arts education in schools via the nationwide high school competition series leading up to the yearly Ben Vereen Awards while also clueing us in on some of his upcoming theatre projects, including directing a regional production of HAIR and more. As if all of that were not enough, Vereen also comments on some recent small screen and big screen appearances including his turn on the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER opposite Neil Patrick Harris and sharing the screen with Betty White on HOT IN CLEVELAND, not to mention the smash hit success of the ensemble Chris Rock comedy TOP FIVE. All of that, first news on his upcoming feature film TIME OUT OF MIND and much, much more with one of Broadway's best triple-threats. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter to Play the Colony Theater, 3/20-21KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter to Play the Colony Theater, 3/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Billy Porter whose role as "Lola" shook up Broadway when he starred in "Kinky Boots" and took both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Actor in a Musical, has been nabbed by producers Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray to wrap up their inaugural South Beach Broadway Series, Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 8 P.M at the Colony Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open on Saturday, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Bring STEPPIN' OUT LIVE to Landmark on Main, 3/13Ben Vereen to Bring STEPPIN' OUT LIVE to Landmark on Main, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Ben Vereen will perform at the Landmark on Main Street on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8PM in STEPPIN' OUT LIVE. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre to Host 2015 Annual Gala Next MonthAsolo Repertory Theatre to Host 2015 Annual Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Asolo Rep's 2015 gala will transport guests to the glamorous Copa Room at The Sands Hotel, a legendary Las Vegas nightclub where stars such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. rocked the night away. This not-to-miss event will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 6pm at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. (more...)

Jon Stewart, Martha Redbone, Ryan Raftery and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/22Jon Stewart, Martha Redbone, Ryan Raftery and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Joe's Pub has announced its nightly performances from February 11-21, 2015. Details below! (more...)

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...At Center Stage is a Real KnockoutONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...At Center Stage is a Real Knockout
by Charles Shubow - Jan 29, 2015

Four legendary characters come alive on stage - Cassius Clay, Malcom X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse's THE RAT PACK LOUNGE Hits All of the Classic Crooner NotesBWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse's THE RAT PACK LOUNGE Hits All of the Classic Crooner Notes
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 26, 2015

Your last name doesn't have to end in a vowel to know that there has ever been a cooler group of people to walk the earth than the Rat Pack. In The Winter Park Playhouse's latest show, THE RAT PACK LOUNGE, Frank, Dean, and Sammy (do they even need last names?) get a second chance to bring their unique brand of cool back to their home away from home, the Vegas Strip. The show runs through February 14th, and while every performance is completely sold out, WPP does occasionally have cancellations, so check with the theatre's box office for available performances. (more...)

N.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 SeasonN.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Sandi Macdonald, President and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony today announced programming for its 2015/16 season, the orchestra's 83rd season and Llewellyn's 12th season as Music Director. (more...)

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