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Date of Birth: December 07, 1949 (65)
Birth Place: Pomona, CA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews: THREEPENNY OPERA at Villanova Goes Back to BrechtBWW Reviews: THREEPENNY OPERA at Villanova Goes Back to Brecht
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 23, 2015

Valerie Joyce and a fine cast go back to the roots of Brecht's THREEPENNY OPERA and uncover a feminist treasure trove (more...)

Rana Santacruz to Release New Album POR AHI in Time for Cinco de MayoRana Santacruz to Release New Album POR AHI in Time for Cinco de Mayo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, RANA SANTACRUZ will release his new CD POR AHI on May 5th. 'Por Ahi' (Somewhere) conjures a bold and original mix of Mexican, Celtic, bluegrass and Balkan sounds. (more...)

Blind Boys of Alabama, Pilobolus, Sundance Shorts and More Set for 2015 Columbia Festival of the ArtsBlind Boys of Alabama, Pilobolus, Sundance Shorts and More Set for 2015 Columbia Festival of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Festival, featuring diverse free and ticketed events including film, dance, comedy, theatre, art exhibitions, a concert performance by GRAMMY-winning music legends, Blind Boys of Alabama, and a free weekend of outdoor entertainment for the whole family. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, 6/5San Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2015 –The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will conclude its 2014-2015 season with an ambitious and ingenious program exploring the serious fun of modern and contemporary music Friday, June 5, at 8 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa has announced. Conducted by SFGC Music Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe and featuring guest composer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt, the program includes a new work by Kihlstedt and her Hold my own with the composer as soloist, John Cage's iconic Living Room Music, Meredith Monk's Panda Chant, selections from Lou Harrison's Mass for Saint Cecilia's Day, Einojuhani Rautavaara's Viatonten Valsi and John Adams' Desert Chorus—both with Kihlstedt on violin, William Schuman's Requiescat and To Thy Love, Lisa Bielawa's Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo and The Andrews Sisters' “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Beat Me Daddy”. The concert's repertoire will be performed by the Girls Chorus on tour in Estonia, Finland and Sweden in June. (more...)

BWW Preview: WOYZECK Explores the Price of Humanity StrippedBWW Preview: WOYZECK Explores the Price of Humanity Stripped
by Maggie Yates - Apr 8, 2015

'Woyzeck' has evolved beyond original playwright Buchner's vision. It's an evocative production that emphasizes the importance of dignity as a defining aspect of humanity-and the price paid when that humanity is stripped. (more...)

ASCAP to Honor Influential Music Icons at 2015 Pop Music AwardsASCAP to Honor Influential Music Icons at 2015 Pop Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present rock heavyweights KISS with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards (more...)

BWW Reviews: SILENCIO Floats into the Night at the Hollywood Theater TWIN PEAKS PARTYBWW Reviews: SILENCIO Floats into the Night at the Hollywood Theater TWIN PEAKS PARTY
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 27, 2015

That sound you like is going to come back in style, thanks to Pittsburgh's neo-noir jazz-rock ensemble. (more...)

LITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonLITTLE MERMAID, TUG OF WAR Cycle, MADSUMMER Premiere and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announce today the line-up of the 2015/16 Season, including innovative reimaginings of the classical canon, new work developed at CST and the first installment of Gaines' ambitious Shakespeare history cycle. Anticipating Shakespeare 400, the international celebration of the playwright's four-hundred-year legacy in 2016, the season honors Shakespeare's spirit of inventiveness and audacity. (more...)

The Bloody Jug Band Releases New Album in AprilThe Bloody Jug Band Releases New Album in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Bloody Jug Band continues to bring their horror influenced sounds to the masses. Their latest album, Rope Burn, launches thirteen more bloody tunes, this April. The Blood Jug Band, who hail from Orlando, Florida, have been making music for over six years. Debuting their first album in 2010 (Coffin Up Blood), their second album will continue to bring Roots Rock and Florida Swamp Noir to the masses. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD's New Show On the World's Oldest Profession Sizzles at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD's New Show On the World's Oldest Profession Sizzles at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Mar 23, 2015

Just when one thinks Carole J. Bufford has thoroughly plumbed the genre for which she has so much affinity, the artist comes up with an audacious new show whose distinct focus, original format, and unblushing presentation delivers a fresh take. Heart of Gold: A Portrait of the Oldest Profession (this past Saturday night at 54 Below) offers a cavalcade of women who get paid to provide 'pleasure'--madams, streetwalkers, dancehall girls, and kept women from salty to sensuous, weary and bitter to a view from the catbird seat, enmeshed or looking back. (more...)

James Bay & More Set for 2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS LineupJames Bay & More Set for 2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that James Bay will perform at the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards," which airs live on MTV Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: GAVIN BRYARS ENSEMBLE WITH GUESTS Is A Complex Programme in Three ActsBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: GAVIN BRYARS ENSEMBLE WITH GUESTS Is A Complex Programme in Three Acts
by Barry Lenny - Mar 5, 2015

The arrangements were as diverse as the songs, ranging from spine-tingling bowed harmonics on bass, 'cello and violas, to fluid and fluent electric guitar solo (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIANA KRALL Brings Unmistakable Talent and Style to PPAC with WALLFLOWER WORLD TOURBWW Reviews: DIANA KRALL Brings Unmistakable Talent and Style to PPAC with WALLFLOWER WORLD TOUR
by Robert Barossi - Mar 5, 2015

While Providence Performing Arts Center is known by many as the place in town where the big touring Broadway musicals make their local stop, PPAC isn't just about the Broadway shows. It's also a venue with a reputation for bringing in countless other kinds of performances, from stand-up comedy to internationally renowned dance troupes. Recently, PPAC has also hosted a string of amazing concert performances from some of the world's most talented and beloved musicians. Last year featured such performers as Beck and Jackson Browne and this year includes the recent appearance of Diana Krall, making a stop on her "Wallflower World Tour." (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

BWW Previews: KISS ME LIKE A STRANGER ONCE AGAIN at Moscow 57 in NYCBWW Previews: KISS ME LIKE A STRANGER ONCE AGAIN at Moscow 57 in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 28, 2015

Ellen Kaye and Jed Distler and their musical guests will present 'Kiss Me Like a Stranger Once Again' for three upcoming performances. The shows will be held on Friday, March 27th and Friday April 17th at Moscow 57 in New York City. An additional show will be performed on April 9th at Cornelia Street Cafe. (more...)

Scarlett Johansson Joins New Pop Band the Singles; Releases 'Candy' TrackScarlett Johansson Joins New Pop Band the Singles; Releases 'Candy' Track
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

According Rolling Stone, stage and screen actress Scarlett Johansson has joined forces with the new band the Singles. Listen to their first track, 'Candy', here! (more...)

MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2015: CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN: CHANGELING Recruited Many New FansBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2015: CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN: CHANGELING Recruited Many New Fans
by Barry Lenny - Feb 17, 2015

Camille O'Sullivan is one of the world's greatest and most loved cabaret performers. (more...)

Emily West Announces U.S. Residency Tour Dates In NYC, Philadelphia And Los AngelesEmily West Announces U.S. Residency Tour Dates In NYC, Philadelphia And Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

'America's Got Talent' finalist and Sony Music recording artist EMILY WEST announces residencies in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. (more...)

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