Whitney Houston News

Daddy's Groove & Cryogenix's 'Blackout' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Currently residing in Ibiza at their Pacha residency as part of David Guetta's F*** Me I'm Famous, Daddy's Groove are back, joined by Cryogenix to release 'Blackout' on the 1st of August on Ultra Records. (more...)

Brandy, Lorenzo Lamas Featured on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah Winfrey sits down for a one-on-one interview with Grammy-winning singer Brandy (more...)

Kierra Sheard Tops Charts at No. 1 with New Album 'Graceland'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Kierra Sheard's fifth studio album, GRACELAND, debuted at number one on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart and number 33 on the Top 200 chart this week. (more...)

Albert Hammond Coming to South Africa in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival and Charl van Heyningen Enterprises will present the forthcoming SA tour by chart-topping singer and songwriter, Albert Hammond, OBE who returns to South Africa for three concerts only this October. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Set for for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features a rotating cast of dynamic female talent paying tribute to the greatest over the top icons throughout history! From Cher to Whitney, Mariah to Britney, you'll hear them all every Monday night at Industry Bar. There's never a cover and the show is always brand new. (more...)

BWW Single Review: Saycon Sengbloh's 'Everything' Keeps Your Summer Hot
by David Clarke - Jul 28, 2014

Broadway veteran Saycon Sengbloh isn't letting the early closing of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME get her down. Ever since she caught the attention of theatergoers in AIDA and WICKED, her fans have followed her career with rapt attention. Like many of her peers, she has also been sharing her vocal talents with the pop music industry. Her latest single, "Everything," dropped earlier this week, and is a catchy dance hit that is sure to heat up your summer. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look & Listen - Deborah Cox Lends Voice in WHITNEY HOUSTON Biopic
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

ET shares an exclusive behind the scenes of the highly anticipated project. Check it out below! (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)

Lil' Mo Signs First Book Deal With Next Level Publishing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

LAUREL, Md., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Laurel, MD July 22, 2014: Cynthia Loving aka Lil' Mo has signed her first book deal with Next Level Publishing. The Godmother of R&B and Hip-hop is getting set to release the highly anticipated book entitled 'Taming Lil' Mo'. Releasing this fall, the book is being hailed as a part memoir and part tell-all that uncovers the provocative life of one of the industry's most successful artists. Her best known feature credits are with Missy Elliott, Fabolous,Ja Rule, Jay-Z and the late ODB to name a few. She has produced vocals for Tamar Braxton, Keith Sweat, as well as other greats including the late Gerald Levert and Grammy Award Winner and Icon the late Whitney Houston. (more...)

Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as VP, Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Tia Maggini has been named Vice President, Original Movies, of Lifetime, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, the network's Senior Vice President, Original Movies. Based in Los Angeles, Maggini will report directly to Lopez and be responsible for the development and production of Lifetime Original Movies. (more...)

Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. (more...)

Advertising and Marketing Industry Veteran Joins Keek Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that Matt Scheckner has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Scheckner is President and CEO of Stillwell Partners, a boutique consultancy. Stillwell is best known as the producer of Advertising Week, the world's largest advertising, marketing and media industry summit. The Week is conducted in New York City and London home of Advertising Week Europe. Under Scheckner's leadership, which dates back to 2004, the B-to-B event has evolved into a vibrant, vital platform that advances the industry. The event is supported and attended by the world's premier players in creative, marketing, media and technology.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/14 - PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, 'WIDOW' at Powerhouse, 'LOVE' at WTF, 'FIDDLER' at Goodspeed and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 16, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES opens tonight, and the regional theatre scene explodes tonight with Kyra Sedgwick starring in Powerhouse's THE DANISH WIDOW, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opening at Goodspeed, and LIVING ON LOVE making its world premiere with Renee Fleming in Williamstown! (more...)

JEKYLL & HYDE Star Deborah Cox to Lend Voice to Lifetime's Whitney Houston Biopic
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

E! Online reveals that R&B star and Broadway songstress Deborah Cox will be providing the 'vocal tracks' for Lifetime's upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, helmed by Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett in her directorial debut. (more...)

'La Llamada' vuelve al Teatro Lara en septiembre
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 15, 2014

Después de una gira por toda España, el musical de éxito 'La Llamada' vuelve al Lara el próximo 12 de septiembre donde se estrenó primero en el Off y luego en la sala principal del Teatro en octubre del año pasado. La llamada, escrita y dirigida por Javier Calvo y Javier Ambrossi, y protagonizado por Macarena García, arrasó en la 3ª Edición de los Premios del Público BroadwayWorld Spain. (more...)

Powerhouse Vocalist Sari Schorr and Her All-Star Band at The Cutting Room, 7/31
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

On the heels of her exciting recent performances at Brooklyn's Shape Shifter Lab and Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, powerhouse vocalist Sari Schorr will next appear at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm. Supporting Schorr will be her all-star band The Engine Room, featuring Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jerry Marotta on drums, John Cariddi on guitar, and Sue Williams on bass. With a distinctive sound and a 5-octave range that draws from her roots in blues, rock and jazz, Schorr will debut a selection of explosive songs from her upcoming CD. The Cutting Room show will also feature drumming and recording legend Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, who with his indelible sound will revisit some classic moments in funk drumming history, while also offering up some fat new grooves on songs written by Schorr. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dolly Parton und die Dolly Playback Show in Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - Jul 12, 2014


Photo Flash: Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, Adrienne Warren and Jane Monheit at FRANK & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

On Monday, June 30, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn in his regular series called 'Frank & Friends.' This particular show, 'Girls Night Out!' found Frank onstage with Broadway leading ladies Jackie Burns (If/Then), Teal Wicks (Wicked), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On) and jazz vocalist Jane Monheit (Jane Monheit's Jazz Party at Birdland). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Kenny G to Perform at the Coca-Cola Dome, Nov 20; Tickets on Sale July 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Canoc Productions today announced that international songwriter and musician, Kenny G will be performing in South Africa at 8pm on Thursday, 20 November 2014 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg. Tickets go on sale at Computicket tomorrow, Thursday, 03 July. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Star Whitney Bashor Comes to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Whitney Bashor Live at 54 Below tonight, June 26, 2014. Bashor starred on Broadway this season as Marian/Chiara in The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's folk-inspired 'Another Life'. Bashor's solo concert debut will showcase wide-ranging vocals, as she explores influences of rock and roll, R&B, folk classics, country and contemporary Broadway standards. (more...)

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