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Date of Birth: December 07, 1949 (66)
Birth Place: Pomona, CA, USA
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VIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at  City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREEVIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREE
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The 'half-lament, half-rallying cry' was originally written in response to the Sandy Hook shootings. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For SeptemberJason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For September
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The show will include the two songwriters doing arrangements of each other's work. (more...)

Madeline Peyroux Debuts Audio for 'Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)'Madeline Peyroux Debuts Audio for 'Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploration beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork to be released September 16 on Impulse!/Verve Label Group. (more...)

THE GLITTER & DOOM SALON to Play Edinburgh FringeTHE GLITTER & DOOM SALON to Play Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Glamorous cabaret, The Glitter & Doom Salon comes to the Edinburgh Fringe this August. A new late night variety show, the Salon showcases enigmatic cabaret stars and vaudeville artists performing their best glitter-filled and doom-inspired material alongside show emcee, the 'dark, dazzling formidable powerhouse' (Herald Sun) Jennifer Kingwell. (more...)

Highly Suspect Announces Fall Headlining Tour DatesHighly Suspect Announces Fall Headlining Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Like the billboard on the Sunset Strip says, Highly Suspect is the best fuckin' rock band of 2015....and 2016 too, for that matter. The 300 Entertainment recording act is one of the music industry's most exciting artist development stories. 2015 saw them release their critically praised debut album Mister Asylum and also launch their debut single, “Lydia”. Not content to rest after touring non-stop since their album's release, the band is currently in Bogata, Columbia recording their eagerly anticipated follow-up to their debut album with producer Joel Hamilton. They'll hit the road immediately after wrapping up recording with dates announced today.  (more...)

BWW Review: Marissa Mulder's Impressionistic Theater/Cabaret Piece Exploring the Life of Marilyn Monroe is Both Fascinating and FragmentedBWW Review: Marissa Mulder's Impressionistic Theater/Cabaret Piece Exploring the Life of Marilyn Monroe is Both Fascinating and Fragmented
by Alix Cohen - Jun 7, 2016

When New York cabaret community insiders and frequent club goers heard that Marissa Mulder was planning a Marilyn Monroe-themed show, the consensus was the vocalist's naturally breathy voice paired with a roster of songs from Monroe's films would be a good fit. Sidestepping expectations, Mulder and Director Sondra Lee have instead put together a one-woman theater piece with almost as much monologue (using Monroe's own words) as music. Equally surprising, the impressionistic show (currently in the midst of a four-show run at the Laurie Beechman Theatre after launching in February at the Metropolitan Room) features not Monroe's familiar material, but rather songs that reflect what its creators intuit as her internal life. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE: OPENING GALA WEEKEND Heats Up The WinterBWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE: OPENING GALA WEEKEND Heats Up The Winter
by Barry Lenny - Jun 4, 2016

The first night of the Gala was hosted by Adelaide's own cabaret favourite, Amelia Ryan. (more...)

The Mustard and Blood Band Tackle Tarantino, John Barry and Chanson in Belgrade FestivalThe Mustard and Blood Band Tackle Tarantino, John Barry and Chanson in Belgrade Festival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

Following their acclaimed, sell-out performances recreating The Band's The Last Waltz concert at the Belgrade in 2011, the Mustard and Blood band return to the B2 auditorium in 2016 with three very special live shows this June. (more...)

Sophie Auster Sets NYC Tour DatesSophie Auster Sets NYC Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

“If Tom Waits and Billie Holiday were to have a style child, singer-songwriter Sophie Auster would be it,” writes Vogue, describing the unique blend of power and glamour that Auster commands. The Deli likens her music to “a cross between Fiona Apple's righteous rage andGillian Welch's homespun folk yarns…” While Auster cites these artists as influences for her songwriting, her music is wholly her own. Her latest album, Dogs and Men (Out Loud Music), has been called “soaring” (W Magazine). The New York Times praises the album's “songs that meld sultry, folksy vocals with soul- (and teeth-) baring lyrics” and recently premiered the video for the album's first single, “Bad Manners.” Her NYC tour itinerary can be found below. (more...)

BWW Review: The Clarinet Factory Performs at Prague Spring FestivalBWW Review: The Clarinet Factory Performs at Prague Spring Festival
by Charles Shubow - May 26, 2016

It was quite a performance at the National Technical Museum. (more...)

New Aerial Dance GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE Comes to Firehouse at Fort Mason CenterNew Aerial Dance GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE Comes to Firehouse at Fort Mason Center
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Celebrating its 20th-anniversary season, Flyaway Productions has announced its newest aerial dance, GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE, a site-specific work created for the Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. (more...)

The Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYCThe Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In its tenth anniversary season, THE CROSSING -- the extraordinary chamber choir from Philadelphia, dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally -- comes to New York on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to perform the NY premiere of THE FIFTH CENTURY, a large-scale work for the rare combination of choir and saxophone quartet by the iconic avant-garde English composer GAVIN BRYARS. (more...)

Sophie Auster Announces U.S. Tour Dates with Trashcan SinatrasSophie Auster Announces U.S. Tour Dates with Trashcan Sinatras
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Sophie Auster recently completed a sold-out run of West coast dates supporting Coeur de Pirate and she's currently working on her next album due out in early 2017. Additionally, Sophie has a part in the series Mozart in the Jungle with Gael Garcia Bernal, which premiered in January on Amazon Prime. (more...)

Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York SeasonSteps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, announces a 3-day weekend performance celebration May 6-8, 2016 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. The weekend will commence May 6 with the Steps Repertory and Guests Benefit, featuring performances by American Dance Machine, Jon Ole Olstad, choreography by Al Blackstone and the staging of a Swan Lake variation by Elena Kunikova to be danced by a student at Steps. Audiences will also enjoy performances by students of the Steps Conservatory Program and pre-professional students at The School at Steps, with staging by the legendary Leslie Browne. May 7-8, Steps Repertory Ensemble will present a full evening of works by Artistic Director Bradley Shelver and leading choreographers Lar Lubovitch, Sidra Bell, Julia Ehrstrand, and Jae Man Joo. (more...)

10 on Tuesday...with Matt Crowle10 on Tuesday...with Matt Crowle
by Misha Davenport - Apr 26, 2016

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Shaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next WeekShaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release a special EP of world-premiere recordings by acclaimed singer/songwriter SHAINA TAUB - which she wrote for and performed in the hit Off-Broadway production of Old Hats - on Friday, April 29. (more...)

LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Opens in April at Epstein TheatreLENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Opens in April at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

A stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon which opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New York, and wowed audience at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival will open in its spiritual home of Liverpool's next month. (more...)

Poway OnStage to Encore O' BERKLEY, WHERE HART THOU? This AprilPoway OnStage to Encore O' BERKLEY, WHERE HART THOU? This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Poway OnStage and Berkley Hart Announces line-up for April 9th 2016 performance of O' BERKLEY, WHERE HART THOU? at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

John Mellencamp to be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders AwardJohn Mellencamp to be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present acclaimed songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp with its prestigious Founders Award (more...)

Ute Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York CityUte Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is set for release on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. The album presents a song cycle composed and sung by Lemper, set to words by Coelho from his 2012 novel Manuscript Found in Accra, the thematic content of which may be encapsulated in the lines, "After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to questions about life and humanity is unearthed. / Simple questions about our lives torn between happiness and sorrow and defined by hope, intelligence and desire to love as much as the capacity to hate and destroy." Coelho himself is featured on two tracks-see below for track list. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

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