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Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Yellowjackets & More Set for Birdland, Week of 4/18Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Yellowjackets & More Set for Birdland, Week of 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 18-24, featuring Yellowjackets, Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz, Arturo O'Farrill, and more! (more...)

PHANTOM & BRIGHT STAR Casts and More Set for Birdland's April LineupPHANTOM & BRIGHT STAR Casts and More Set for Birdland's April Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its April 2016 schedule, featuring: Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Yellowjackets, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Birdland Big Band, Karrin Allyson, The Matt & Brian Show, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD 'Get Up!' Out TodayNew Bob Mintzer Big Band CD 'Get Up!' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Since 1983, tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Bob Mintzer has been delving into the big band format and its myriad stylistic possibilities, collecting five Grammy nominations and one Grammy win in the process. His newest recording, 'Get Up!,' which is his 20th big band album to date, will be released by MCG Jazz today, June 23. (more...)

New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD 'Get Up!' Out 6/23New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD 'Get Up!' Out 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

His newest recording, 'Get Up!,' which is his 20th big band album to date, will be released by MCG Jazz on June 23. (more...)

New 2015 MongoDB Masters Play Vital Role in Adoption, Education and Advancement of the Modern Database New 2015 MongoDB Masters Play Vital Role in Adoption, Education and Advancement of the Modern Database
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

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TONY AWARDS, NORMAL HEART Among 2015 Writers Guild Award Nominees; Full List AnnouncedTONY AWARDS, NORMAL HEART Among 2015 Writers Guild Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing during 2014. (more...)

Nominations Deadline Extended for 4th Annual South Florida Women and Men in the Arts AwardsNominations Deadline Extended for 4th Annual South Florida Women and Men in the Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Women in the Arts Miami, (WITAM), dedicated to honoring and recognizing the wealth of talent in South Florida Entertainment Industry, today announced the call for nominations for the 4th Annual Women and Men in the Arts Awards. The Women and Men in the Arts Awards recognizes South Florida's leading women and men in fashion, film, beauty and the arts for extraordinary accomplishments and excellence in their craft. Since 2009, Women in the Arts honors the contributors, organizations and individuals who have enriched South Florida's arts community. 'At WITAM, we are proud and honored to acknowledge the work of talented people in the Spanish and American markets,' said Diana Laura, Founder of Women in the Arts. 'South Florida is brimming with talent in all aspects of the Arts community and in this highly competitive industry, there is space for all of us to shine at the same time.' Nominations for the 2014 Awards are accepted in the following Categories: Magazine; Magazine Editor; Blog; Blogger; Fashion Designer: Swimwear, Women's Wear, Men's Wear, Jewelry & Accessories; Model: Runway and Fitness; Casting Director; Talent Agency; Publicist; Film Producer; Film Director; Screenwriter; Actress: Film and Theater; Actor: Film and Theater; Entertainer: Vocalist; TV Show; Feature Length Film; Short Film; Artist (Paint); Photographer; and Make-up Artist. Nominees must reside within the South Florida area, including Miami-Dade and Broward counties. A Panel consisting of fashion industry insiders and past award recipients will evaluate nominees and determine the honorees. Submission Deadline: August 29, 2014. The Red-Carpet Awards Ceremony and Gala will take place in October, 2014 at a location to be announced. Award winners will be revealed during a gala event, including the awards presentations, Red-Carpet reception, Nominee Meet and Greet, entertainment and silent auction. Past Award Winners include: Kimberly Shenker- Bacardi, William Kennedy, Bill Malelish, William Chacon, Maritza Bedoya, Adriana de Moura (Real Housewives of Miami), Alexia Echevarria (Real Housewives of Miami), Lynn Martinez (Deco Drive), Mercedes Soler (CNN NotiMujer), Natalia de la Cruz (Power 96), Karen Greer Talent, Zamora Swimwear and Ocean Drive Magazine. All nominations must be submitted to Jessica Saiontz at witaindustrysubmissions@gmail.com by AUGUST 29, 2014. Submission Guidelines and Applications may be downloaded at womenintheartsmiami.org. Media Contact: Diana Laura WITAMiami@gmail.com Sponsorship Opportunities: Jessica Saiontz info@womenintheartsmiami.org www.womenintheartsmiami.org Women in the Arts Miami: Women in the Arts Miami's Mission is to promote and raise public awareness of South Florida Men and Women's achievements in and contributions to the Arts, including performing, visual, written and fine arts. Founded in 2009 by Actress Diana Laura Noris, the organization strives to recognize and honor the wealth of talent in our state pursuing excellence in their craft. Women in the Arts Miami has merged with Men in the Arts Miami and events now showcase all talent, regardless of gender. (more...)

Yellowjackets Perform at Gallo Center TonightYellowjackets Perform at Gallo Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

One of the most distinguished smooth jazz ensembles of the past 30 years is coming to the Gallo Center stage tonight, October 4 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Yellowjackets to Perform at Gallo Center, 10/4Yellowjackets to Perform at Gallo Center, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

One of the most distinguished smooth jazz ensembles of the past 30 years is coming to the Gallo Center stage on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets range in price from $25 to $45, and may be purchased online at GalloArts.org, by calling (209) 338-2100, or at the Gallo Center ticket office, 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto. (more...)

Terence Blanchard, Charo and More Set for Boston's Scullers Jazz Club, Summer-Fall 2013Terence Blanchard, Charo and More Set for Boston's Scullers Jazz Club, Summer-Fall 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Come celebrate the diverse musical offerings that make Scullers Jazz Club Boston's Best Jazz Venue. Here is a glimpse at the Summer line up and Fall features. Click here to see the full schedule and to purchase tickets. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA to Play The Other Barn, 2/22-3/17Chesapeake Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA to Play The Other Barn, 2/22-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Other Barn in Columbia, MD. Running February 22 through March 17, William Shakespeare's offbeat comedy receives a modern twist as Director Patrick Kilpatrick transports the setting to the bodacious early 1990's. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Plays The Other Barn, Now thru 3/17Chesapeake Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Plays The Other Barn, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Other Barn in Columbia, MD. Running tonight, February 22 through March 17, William Shakespeare's offbeat comedy receives a modern twist as Director Patrick Kilpatrick transports the setting to the bodacious early 1990's. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, Las Vegas Phil, CIRCUS OZ, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center, Feb 2013ANYTHING GOES, Las Vegas Phil, CIRCUS OZ, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center, Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV) has announced its February 2013 lineup. Details below. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA to Play The Other Barn, 2/22-3/17Chesapeake Shakespeare's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA to Play The Other Barn, 2/22-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Other Barn in Columbia, MD. Running February 22 through March 17, William Shakespeare's offbeat comedy receives a modern twist as Director Patrick Kilpatrick transports the setting to the bodacious early 1990's. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, Las Vegas Phil, CIRCUS OZ, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center, Feb 2013ANYTHING GOES, Las Vegas Phil, CIRCUS OZ, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center, Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV) has announced its February 2013 lineup. Details below. (more...)

WGA West to Honor Daniel Petrie Jr. with 'Guild Service' AwardWGA West to Honor Daniel Petrie Jr. with 'Guild Service' Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has named two-time WGAW President Daniel Petrie, Jr. as its 2013 Morgan Cox Award honoree in recognition of his longtime service to the Guild. The award will be presented at the WGAW's 2013 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theater To Receive 2011 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Irish Repertory Theater To Receive 2011 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre has been named the 2011 recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually by the Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc. (IAW&A). (more...)

Photo Flash: Trattoria Dopo Teatro Honors Author William KennedyPhoto Flash: Trattoria Dopo Teatro Honors Author William Kennedy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2011

Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist William Kennedy was the guest of honor at a special toast at popular Theater District eatery, Trattoria Dopo Teatro. Longtime friend and noted film and theater producer Barbara Ligeti along with Trattoria Dopo Teatro owners architect Emilio Barletta & Giuseppe Manica hosted the reception to salute the author on the release of his eagerly anticipated new novel, 'Chango's Beads and Two Toned Shoes'. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theater To Receive 2011 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Irish Repertory Theater To Receive 2011 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Irish Repertory Theatre has been named the 2011 recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually by the Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc. (IAW&A). (more...)

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