The Beach Boys News

BWW Interview: CARNIE WILSON of Wilson Phillips Talks About Saban Concert on the 26th
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2014

Carnie, daughter of Brian Wilson, one of the original Beach Boys, and sister of Wendy Wilson, is also known for her television work and recently for creating gourmet desserts for Vitello's Ristorante in Studio City. Carnie is married to music producer Rob Bonfiglio and has two young daughters, Lola 9 and Luci 5. She recently sat down with me to chat about the upcoming concert and various aspects of her career. (more...)

The Midtown Men, Featuring Original JERSEY BOYS Cast Members, to Perform at MPAC, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Midtown Men, featuring the four original cast members of Jersey Boys, perform hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 18 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-79. (more...)

Spirit Music Group Secures Significant Capital From Fortress Credit Corp. To Fund Major Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishing companies, announced today that it has obtained $50 million in new capital commitments from Fortress Credit Corp., to pursue its expansion plans. This investment brings Spirit's total capital raised since 2012 to more than $100 million. (more...)

Pandora Strikes US Licensing Deal with BMG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

“Millions of Pandora's listeners have long enjoyed the great music from BMG's songwriters,” said Brian McAndrews, CEO of Pandora. “Our agreement with BMG ensures that we can continue expanding the audience for one of the world's most storied music catalogs and demonstrates that collaboration between the music industry and Pandora creates opportunities and value for publishers and songwriters.” (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Joplin's Pearl Featuring Amber Ferrari to Play PTPA, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present JOPLIN'S PEARL FEATURING AMBER FERRARI on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 PM. Amber is a powerhouse and during the first half of her show she will perform the music of some of her favorite Artists like Jefferson Airplane, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox and others along with her own original music! The second half of her show is dedicated to the greatest rocker of them all, the legendary Janis Joplin. When she steps out on stage dressed as Janis herself and begins to sing, audience members will feel as if they have stepped back in time. With complete command of their styles and with authenticity of the music, even the original artists would find Amber Ferrari and her powerful band a fine tribute to their legacy. Amber will be joined by special guest saxophonist, Billboard Recording Artist Richie Cannata, best known for playing with Billy Joel and The Beach Boys. Comedian/MC Ike Avelli will be opening the evening and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Great South Bay Lions Club. Joplin's Pearl Featuring Amber Ferrari Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 PM Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772 Tickets: $20-$48 + fee, available the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, or at In addition to the performance, the audience has been invited to 'Sit-In' on the sound check on November 1st from 3:00-4:00 PM! Patrons can view the sound check from seats in the balcony which will be followed by an opportunity to meet & take pics with Amber & her band. Tickets for the 'Sound Check Sit-In' are $20.00 and available at the box office on the day of the show, or can be reserved by calling 631-207-1313, or e-mailing There are a limited number of 'Sound Check Sit-In' tickets for sale. (more...)

Heather Maloney and Darlingside to Join Forces at Concord's Capitol Center, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Heather Maloney and Darlingside join forces for a night of adventurous folk and exquisite musicianship on Sunday, September 21, in the Spotlight Café at Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts. (more...)

Rachael Yamagata Announces North American Headlining Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

This fall acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata will hit the road for an extensive run of headlining live dates in North America. (more...)

'Legends of Surf Music' to Premiere at Moonlight Amphitheatre, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Stars and Stripes Events, a concert production company located in Escondido, Calif., is promoting a surf rock concert with former members of eight of the best known famous surf rock bands of the sixties. The promoter will donate 10 percent of ticket sales directly to Wounded Warrior Homes also located in Vista Calif. The concert is at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista on October 25. (more...)

Cara Delevingne to Join Cast of Zadan & Meron's Beach Boys Musical Biopic?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Model turned actress Cara Delevingne may be joining the cast of an upcoming Beach Boys musical film to be titled All Summer Long (more...)

The Beach Boys to Perform for FOX & FRIENDS Summer Concert Series, 8/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

FOX News Channel's (FNC) FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series presents American pop band The Beach Boys on Friday, August 15th (more...)

CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN to Host 10th Anniversary of Campout Music Festival 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will once again be rolling into the Joshua Tree region of California next month to co-host their 10th annual CAMPOUT music festival. (more...)

Phil Dirt & The Dozers Set for Benefit Concert for The Hershey Community Chorus, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

The Hershey Community Chorus presents Phil Dirt & The Dozers in concert on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 3:00 pm in the Scottish Rite Cathedral located at 2701 N Third Street, Harrisburg. Admission to this ultimate musical journey back in time to the 50's, 60's and 70's is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for two shows (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) only at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 22. Tickets range from $40-$100 and are on sale now at, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre ticket office. (more...)

Al Jardine to Join Brian Wilson at Gallo Center, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Brian Wilson, the legendary co-founder of The Beach Boys who is already set to perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts this fall, will have a special guest at his concert, it was revealed today. Wilson is to be joined in the performance by another founding member of the rock band, Al Jardine. (more...)

August in Lake Tahoe: Announces What to Do This August 2014 in Lake Tahoe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

LAKE TAHOE, CA - Lake Tahoe has long been a popular spot for tourism in the Sierra Nevada region. The month of August brings with it many different activities for those touring the region. Tahoe features unique museums, scenic boat cruises, popular golf courses, and in-demand musical concerts. Today,, a leading source of travel and tourism ideas serving Lake Tahoe, announced a list of top things to do this August 2014 in Lake Tahoe. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces JAMES BROWN Film Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business (August 29 - September 1). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tickets for Good Vibrations: A Celebration of The Beach Boys are $35 for Adults and $25 for youth under 18. The final concert in the Summer Jamfest Series is Bobby Caldwell with his Big Band on August 9th. CSC's Summer Jamfest is sponsored by The House of the Good Shepherd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIECE OF MY HEART Should Let The Jukebox Do The Talking
by Michael Dale - Jul 23, 2014

Bert Berns bio-musical has a swell cast, fun songs and a book that drags mercilessly. (more...)

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS to Return to the Orpheum Theatre, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Holiday classic Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis returns to Minneapolis to perform live for one night only at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the spectacular and beloved Christmas tour and the release of 'Mannheim Steamroller Christmas,' an album that revolutionized the holiday season music category. It's also the 40th anniversary of Davis' first album in the Fresh Aire series, which pioneered the New Age music category. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014. Tickets may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office, online at, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

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