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Tommy Koenig to Flash Back Through Time & Music in BABY BOOMER BABY at Herberger Theater CenterTommy Koenig to Flash Back Through Time & Music in BABY BOOMER BABY at Herberger Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Comedy Central and National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig's one man "'musicomedy' - a flashback through our times and the music that defined them - Baby Boomer Baby comes to the Herberger Theater Center from Feb. 2-26. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Continues to Expand and Grow its OperationsHollywall Entertainment, Inc. Continues to Expand and Grow its Operations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

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Jazz Fusion Orchestra BANDZILLA to Release New Album BANDZILLA RISES!!!Jazz Fusion Orchestra BANDZILLA to Release New Album BANDZILLA RISES!!!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

What happens when a group of top studio musicians get together in their free time? A unique mixture of sophisticated composition, passionate improvisation, scathing social commentary and biting humor, BANDZILLA play furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. (more...)

Leon Russell's Wife, Recording Academy Issues Statements on Passing of Rock & Roll LegendLeon Russell's Wife, Recording Academy Issues Statements on Passing of Rock & Roll Legend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Leon Russell, born Claude Russell Bridges, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13 at the age of 74. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

Greg Warner Trio with Dennis Rowland to Play Peoria Center for the Performing ArtsGreg Warner Trio with Dennis Rowland to Play Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

On November 16, come hear the vocal stylings of Dennis Rowland, Diana Lee and the Greg Warner Trio. This award-winning group will wow you with their jazz, pop and funk. Don't miss the return of Dennis and some of the best jazz artists in the Valley. (more...)

Bobby Brown & More to Take the Stage During SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016Bobby Brown & More to Take the Stage During SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

CENTRIC today announced Bobby Brown, Anderson .Paak, D.R.A.M., MA$E, Blackstreet, Guy, Doug E. Fresh, Yuna, Eric Benet, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ro James, Wreckx-n-Effect, Candice Boyd, MAJOR., Carl Thomas and Total have been added to the star-studded lineup of performances for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016. (more...)

Iconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain OpenIconic Star Plaza Theater to Remain Open
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Charlie Blum, president and CEO of Star Productions, today announced that plans to shutter the Star Plaza Theatre have been reversed; the iconic theater with a decades-long history of presenting concerts, comedians and arts programming, will continue operating as it has in the past. (more...)

CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDSCAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDSCAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes the Greg Warner TrioPeoria Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes the Greg Warner Trio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the Greg Warner Trio featuring the vocal stylings of Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm. This award-winning group will wow you with their jazz, pop and funk. Don't miss the return of Dennis and some of the best jazz artists in the Valley. Greg Warner will be joined by Mike King on Bass and Dave Baradic on Piano. (more...)


by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Oct 31, 2016

When you first start digging into the vast array of musical theatre styles and genres out there, it can be pretty overwhelming. However, don't let this trepidation stop you from jumping in with both feet. You will be amazed with the help of all the great Broadway documentaries and archived recordings available on the Internet how easy it can be to immerse yourself in these classic scores, and immerse you must. Broadway music is traditionally very self-referential, and directors expect working actors to understand basic tropes like the Act I "what do I want" ballad or the eleven o'clock gospel number. Trust me, you don't want to be the only chorus member in Urinetown to miss that  "Snuff that Girl" is an affectionate tribute to "Cool" in West Side Story. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

After you've had enough turkey and family drama this Thanksgiving, why not join us for an evening of comedy, music and sequins! Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. (more...)

Maureen Dowd, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Isabel Wilkerson, Trevor Noah and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/16: SPEEDMaureen Dowd, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Isabel Wilkerson, Trevor Noah and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/16: SPEED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Chicago Humanities Festival is moving full speed ahead towards the 27th annual Fallfest, releasing its full line-up of events. Fallfest/16: Speed will feature more than 100 events by prominent artists, authors, historians, scientists, and cultural commentators including Dan Savage, Maureen Dowd, Trevor Noah, and Jonathan Lethem. (more...)

Legendary Guests to Host LEGENDS IN CONCERT at Flamingo Las VegasLegendary Guests to Host LEGENDS IN CONCERT at Flamingo Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Legends in Concert at Flamingo Las Vegas will commemorate the historic milestone of 33 successful years in the entertainment capital of the world November 6 through November 21, celebrating Las Vegas legends with special appearances. Robin Leach of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous and Las Vegas Review-Journal, along with a wonderful list of rotating celebrity guests will emcee the world-famous production for a select number of performances. Monti Rock III and his transcendent showmanship will host an unforgettable evening, after selling over 7 million disco albums and appearing on The Tonight Show and in the iconic film Saturday Night Fever. The Morning Zoo radio host Chet Buchanan of 98.5 KLUC and "Radio Showgirl" Heidi Harris on AM 840 KXNT, will also bring their on-air personalities to the stage, while celebrity magician and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Murray Sawchuck from America's Got Talent and Pawn Stars joins the celebration with his incredible talents. (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the MatrixBilly Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Christian McBride Trio to Bring SARAH VAUGHAN CELEBRATION to NJPACChristian McBride Trio to Bring SARAH VAUGHAN CELEBRATION to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Sarah Vaughan Celebration with The Christian McBride Trio, Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer, and Sheila Jordan is set for Saturday, November 19, at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (1 Center Street, Newark NJ). (more...)

McLaren Engineering Group's Orlando Office Teams with Cirque du Soleil LA NOUBA for Creative City Project PerformanceMcLaren Engineering Group's Orlando Office Teams with Cirque du Soleil LA NOUBA for Creative City Project Performance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with offices throughout North America, including Orlando, adapted Cirque du Soleil La Nouba's Bamboo Aerial Act for use in a stunning outdoor performance. The Orlando-based show took its new dynamic act to the streets of downtown Orlando for the Creative City Project event last week. (more...)

McLaren Engineering Group's Orlando Office Teams with Cirque du Soleil La Nouba for Creative City Project Performance in Orlando, FloridaMcLaren Engineering Group's Orlando Office Teams with Cirque du Soleil La Nouba for Creative City Project Performance in Orlando, Florida
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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