Tina Turner News

Old School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in FebruaryOld School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????Old School Square is presenting nine amazing shows and concerts in February. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick Joins BOOMERoom Music NetworkGrammy-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick Joins BOOMERoom Music Network
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Grammy Award winning DIONNE WARWICK and her peers have inspired the BOOMERoom® Music Network (www.BOOMERoom.com) to create and launch the first “ NEWdies® ” Radio Station (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces March EventsScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces March Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced its lineup for March events. See the full schedule below! (more...)

GRANDMA'S GREAT GOURD is ReleasedGRANDMA'S GREAT GOURD is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Do you know an amazing Grandma? From Queen Elizabeth to Tina Turner, Marian Robinson to Hillary Clinton, and even the dynamic duo in the Netflix hit series Grace and Frankie, more and more grandmothers are breaking age-old stereotypes. Besides being strong and active role models, many are also exceptionally involved in the lives of their grandchildren. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Welcomes Rita Wilson & Friends in LINER NOTES, 2/10Segerstrom Center Welcomes Rita Wilson & Friends in LINER NOTES, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

producer and Broadway star, who brings her vocal and songwriting talents to Samueli Theater in her Center debut with Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music, on Friday, February 10, 2017. Special guests and notable songwriters Billy Steinberg, Holly Knight and Desmond Child join Wilson in this intimate evening performing songs and sharing stories behind their most memorable music. (more...)

New Musical About Tina Turner In Development in the UKNew Musical About Tina Turner In Development in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Stage Entertainment announced today that they are developing a new musical based on music legend Tina Turner's story. (more...)

Will A Tina Turner Bio-Musical Be Rolling Onto London's West End?Will A Tina Turner Bio-Musical Be Rolling Onto London's West End?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that a musical inspired by the life and songbook of Tina Turner was given an early workshop this week starring Shuffle Along's Adrienne Warren as the rock icon. (more...)

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...)

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