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Rachael Sage to Release New Studio Album 'Blue Roses' 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Rachael Sage announces the release of her new studio album, Blue Roses, out November 4, 2014 on MPress Records. (more...)

Karen Mantler to Play SubCulture, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

"Business is bad" confesses Karen Mantler, and many in the music world will sympathize. Almost 20 years have passed since Karen's last leader album on XtraWatt (Farewell). In the interim she has been a Virgin artist with her Pet Project disc, appeared on several recordings with parents Michael Mantler (The School of Understanding) and Carla Bley (The Carla Bley Big Band Goes To Church, Looking for America, Appearing Nightly), been a member of the Golden Palaminos, participated in diverse Robert Wyatt tribute bands and homages to Disney and Nino Rota, played accordion on street corners, given harmonica lessons, and served coffee in SoHo. (more...)

So Brown to Return to Rockwood Music Hall, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

SO BROWN returns to NYC for the first time since her album release to perform at ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL on TUESDAY, JULY 8 at 7pm. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Commission by Composer Nico Muhly to Write Music Inspired by Southern Utah
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Utah Symphony is pleased to announce it has commissioned preeminent contemporary American composer Nico Muhly to write a piece of music for the Utah Symphony to be inspired by Southern Utah's national parks and landscapes. The commission will be performed during the 2015-16 season, coinciding with the 75th anniversary celebrations of the orchestra. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Watch Trailers for ABC's New Series!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 13, 2014

ABC continues its commitment to world-class storytelling and new creative voices with the announcement of its 2014-15 slate of programming, including the addition of 12 new series. (more...)

CSO & MusicNOW Festival Present World Premieres by Nico Muhly and David Lang This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces the subject matter of the upcoming works to receive their world premieres by the Orchestra as part of the groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and Artistic Director Bryce Dessner. On Today, March 21, the Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée, will premiere Nico Muhly's Pleasure Ground, a portrait work depicting the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. On Saturday, March 22, Mr. Langrée and the CSO will premiere mountain, a new work by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang depicting the life of American composer Aaron Copland. (more...)

DiMenna Center for Classical Music Screens Essie Jain's Film Album ALL BECAME GOLDEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Tonight, February 28 at 8:00 PM, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music will host the premiere screening of Essie Jain's film album, All Became Golden, a visual 5.1 surround-sound version of the album conceived by Jain and director Natalie Johns with music arranged by Nico Muhly. The project was recorded at The DiMenna Center in February 2012. Together with its first public screening, Jain will give a live performance with members of Orchestra of St. Luke's, followed by a conversation with the artist and filmmaker. (more...)

Brooklyn's Dawn Landes Celebrates BLUEBIRD Album Release at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

DAWN LANDES will celebrate her BLUEBIRD CD release at Joe's Pub tonight, February 26 at 9:30PM. (more...)

Brooklyn's Dawn Landes to Celebrate BLUEBIRD Album Release at Joe's Pub, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

DAWN LANDES will celebrate her BLUEBIRD CD release at Joe's Pub on Wednesday, February 26 at 9:30PM. (more...)

David Lan to Lead Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center as Artistic Director; Sexton, Hayles & Daldry Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center ('the PAC') today announces the establishment of a core team of artistic leaders: David Lan (Artistic Director of London's Young Vic) as Consulting Artistic Director; Lucy Sexton (artist, producer, and Director of the New York Dance & Performance Awards (aka The Bessies)) as Associate Artistic Director; and Andy Hayles, Managing Partner of Charcoalblue (London's National Theatre, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and the future home of Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse), as theater design consultant. Stephen Daldry (director of the films The Hours, Billy Elliot, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and of Billy Elliot the Musical, and former Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre and Royal Court Theatre) has joined the PAC's Board of Directors. The artistic team is collaborating with the PAC's staff, board and numerous consultants to create a place that is unique on the cultural landscapes of New York, the United States and the world. (more...)

DiMenna Center for Classical Music to Screen Essie Jain's Film Album ALL BECAME GOLDEN, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

On February 28 at 8:00 PM, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music will host the premiere screening of Essie Jain's film album, All Became Golden, a visual 5.1 surround-sound version of the album conceived by Jain and director Natalie Johns with music arranged by Nico Muhly. The project was recorded at The DiMenna Center in February 2012. Together with its first public screening, Jain will give a live performance with members of Orchestra of St. Luke's, followed by a conversation with the artist and filmmaker. (more...)

CSO & MusicNOW Festival to Present World Premieres by Nico Muhly and David Lang, 3/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces the subject matter of the upcoming works to receive their world premieres by the Orchestra as part of the groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and Artistic Director Bryce Dessner. On Friday, March 21, the Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée, will premiere Nico Muhly's Pleasure Ground, a portrait work depicting the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. On Saturday, March 22, Mr. Langrée and the CSO will premiere mountain, a new work by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang depicting the life of American composer Aaron Copland. (more...)

John Kelly Brings THE ESCAPE ARTIST to Bryn Mawr College Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The 2013-14 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series continues in the New Year with The Escape Artist from Bessie and Obie Award-winning performance artist, musician and actor John Kelly. The New York Times said of the piece: 'You realize what you're watching isn't so much an artist inventing himself as inevitably discovering the true self within.' The performance takes place tonight, January 24, 2014 at Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College. (more...)

Fresh Healthy Vending Announces Largest Sale in North Carolina
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, announced its largest single sale of 2013 with newly appointed franchisees, husband and wife team, Jerry and Yvonne Johnson out of North Carolina. (more...)

Debbie Allen Dance Academy Wins 7th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Goldstar, the world's biggest ticket booth, has announced the winner of the 7th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award: Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, which competed with nearly 60 other productions of The Nutcracker across the country. In addition to receiving "The Nutty" statuette, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker will receive a cash prize to benefit the organization's education programs, as well as the honor of being declared 'the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S.' (more...)

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC, Starring Robert Wilson, Willem Dafoe and More, Begins Tonight at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Robert Wilson's The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic will have its U.S. premiere and its only New York performances in Park Avenue Armory's soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall, tonight, December 12 - December 21, 2013. (more...)

John Kelly to Bring THE ESCAPE ARTIST to Bryn Mawr College, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

The 2013-14 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series continues in the New Year with The Escape Artist from Bessie and Obie Award-winning performance artist, musician and actor John Kelly. The New York Times said of the piece: 'You realize what you're watching isn't so much an artist inventing himself as inevitably discovering the true self within.' The performance takes place Friday, January 24, 2014 at Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College. (more...)

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC, Starring Robert Wilson, Willem Dafoe and More, to Begin 12/12 at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Robert Wilson's The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic will have its U.S. premiere and its only New York performances in Park Avenue Armory's soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall, December 12 - December 21, 2013. (more...)

Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS Makes North American Premiere at the Met Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys has its North American premiere at the Met tiday, October 21, in a production conducted by David Robertson and directed by Bartlett Sher. The two-act opera, which features a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. Sher's staging, a co-production with English National Opera, premiered in London in 2011. (more...)

SoundExchange Announces Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ SoundExchange today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Jim Mahoney and Darius Van Arman will bring their knowledge, experience and passion for the music industry to the SoundExchange board. (more...)

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