The Farm News

Largest Solar Farm of its Kind in North America Completed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Revival Hits the Heights - Now thru October 19th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 29, 2014

The air was crackling with excitement on opening night for the much anticipated revival of Pippin at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. And for good reason. The show won four Tony Awards last year including Best Musical Revival, with Diane Paulus taking home the Tony for Best Director. Patina Miller as the Leading Player took home Best Actress, while Andrea Martin won Best Featured Actress. Not to be outdone, the national tour signed Sasha Allen, Lucie Arnaz, and John Rubinstein, not to mention Canada's circus troupe, Les 7 doigts de la main. Talk about the wow factor. Pippin is an exuberant, extravaganza of a show and it plays now through October 19 at SHN's Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Present Company's Shakespeare on the Farm Returns this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Present Company, a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance, will return to East Austin's Rain Lily Farm this Fall for 12 performances of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Promoting the philosophy of 'accessible & immediate art,' SHAKESPEARE ON The Farm is a free, professional production, presented as a gift to the community with the support of local businesses and organizations. Performances will run October 9th- November 1st, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady Lane. (more...)

Alegria Fresh Expands Hydroponic Vertical Farm at Bell Gardens High School
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Alegria Fresh announced today the expansion of the hydroponic vertical farm at Bell Gardens High School, Southern California's first working vertical farm on a high school campus. The Farm, which features high-performance urban hydroponic vertical and organic farming methods, will be completed with Phase 2, a high efficiency organic food production system using GardenSoxx(R). (more...)

The National Museums Scotland's Listings Until November 16th Include DANIE MELLOR'S PRIMORDIAL, INDIAN ENCOUNTERS, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF Ming: The Golden Empire 27 June – 19 October 2014 Exhibition Gallery 1, Level 3 Cost: Adults Ł10/Ł8; Child (age 12-15) Ł6.50; Under 12s free; National Museums Scotland Members free; National Art Pass holders 50% discount A collection of original artefacts from the Nanjing Museum, including Chinese National Treasures, introduce key aspects of the Ming dynasty, focusing on the remarkable cultural, technological and economic achievements of the period. Exquisite luxury items and rare objects reveal the wealth and opulence of the Ming imperial court, including the iconic blue and white porcelain with which the period is synonymous, sumptuous silk textiles, gold and jades, and rare examples of elaborately enamelled cloisonné. This will be the only UK showing of this internationally significant exhibition, which has been produced by Nomad Exhibitions in association with Nanjing Museum. Sponsored by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. (more...)

Amanda Farmer Releases IF YOU LEAVE THIS FARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. All the scoop from the amazing FWD Theatre Project gala, and 'The Last Unicorn' gets some big backers. Plus concerts by Chita Rivera, Felicia P. Fields, Sierra Boggess and Donna McKechnie, 'Sweeney Todd' on PBS and 'From Here To Eternity' on movie screens, plus the Marriott announces two casts! (more...)

Barnhardt Manufacturing Company Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification and Label for Organic Cotton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Organic Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product's amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine ingredients. (more...)

HATCHED Opens 2014-15 Family Series at TPAC, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Hatched, performed by the Treehouse Shakers, on Saturday, October 25 at 1:30PM. Hatched is the first show in BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2014-2015 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages. (more...)

HowGood Raises $2 Million In Financing And Launches New Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ HowGood, an independent research organization and the best source of information on the food we eat, today announced it has closed a $2 million round of funding, along with the launch of a new mobile app available for users of both iPhone and Android. Over the past seven years, HowGood has developed the world's largest database of sustainable food ratings and has developed an in-store rating system that identifies industry leaders in the food system and is the only company that rigorously researches the goodness of food products based on multiple metrics and highlights those ratings for consumers at the point of purchase. With over 60 industry-specific indicators per food item, from ingredient sourcing to labor practices, the site has rated over 100,000 products. The investment included participation by FirstMark Capital, Highline Ventures, Serious Change LP, Jake Lodwick and Joanne Wilson. The new financing will help accelerate the growth of the company's products into retail markets across the U.S., and fund additional innovations. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STC's BLOOD RELATIONS Is Overly Complicated
by Jay Irwin - Sep 14, 2014

Many have attempted to fictionalize the tale of Lizzie Borden. Hell, there's even a rock musical version of the story (that is awesome, by the way). Why? Because we all love a scandal. If this had happened today it'd be all over the news-tainment channels and internet for days (until the next scandal comes along). So authors and producers keep coming back to it especially since she got away with it, assuming she really did it at all. No one really knows for sure. And while the tale still lends some fascination, the current retelling in Sound Theatre Company's production of "Blood Relations" manages to get unnecessarily complicated while not really conveying much that's interesting or enlightening about the story. (more...)

JOHN MELLENCAMP Announces Plain Spoken Tour
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 12, 2014

John Mellencamp has announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. (more...)

BWW Recap: BIG BROTHER Takes Time To Rewind
by Joseph OHern - Sep 11, 2014

BIG BROTHER moved to a new night on CBS and all eyes were on the mysterious button and how it would affect the game. (more...)

John Mellencamp's 2015 Plain Spoken Tour Comes to PPAC, 4/16; Tickets on Sale 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp today announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour, produced by AEG Live, beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. Mellencamp will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30P, with special guest Carlene Carter. (more...)

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, SPOT and More Set for Orpheum Theatre's 2014-15 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Family Series. This incredible season consists of five highly entertaining and energetic family-friendly productions. (more...)

John Mellencamp Announces Plain Spoken 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. "The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. (more...)

John Mellencamp Announces 'Plain Spoken' 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. (more...)

Food From Family Farms Stars at Farm Aid 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Farm Aid 2014, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sept. 13, will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 20,000 fans to shine a spotlight on good food and family farmers. (more...)

Dr. John Anurag Panga Reveals PLANTS OF AMS GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago to Open 2014-15 Season with THE WILD PARTY, 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will launch its 2014-15 season with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical THE WILD PARTY, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier, with musical direction by Aaron Benham*. THE WILD PARTY will play October 2 - November 1, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, October 5 at 7 pm. (more...)

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