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Sony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika BambaataaSony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika Bambaataa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has announced a long-term, worldwide deal ex- North America with hip hop pioneer and “Godfather” Afrika Bambaataa. (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...)

African Children's Choir Partners with Sara Hickman for 'Love is a Journey'African Children's Choir Partners with Sara Hickman for 'Love is a Journey'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The album was recorded at the African Children's Choir Primary School in Entebbe, Uganda. There, Texan singer/songwriter, Sara Hickman, worked with a group of children from the school to write tracks featured on this stunning album, highlighting not only the children's incredible singing talent, but also their ability to write beautiful music. (more...)

Rock the Earth Announces 10th Annual 2015 Planet Defender Award WinnersRock the Earth Announces 10th Annual 2015 Planet Defender Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Rock the Earth, a national nonprofit environmental organization that partners with the music industry, today announced the winners of the 10th annual Planet Defender Awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch World Premiere of Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard's 'It's All Going To Pot'VIDEO: Watch World Premiere of Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard's 'It's All Going To Pot'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Team Coco is proud to present the 4/20 world premiere of the music video for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's instant classic: 'It's All Going To Pot' - the first single off their new album Django and Jimmie, produced by Buddy Cannon. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel CenterPatti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

For one night only on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will perform in her critically-acclaimed concert, Far Away Places, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken at Pace University's Schimmel Center. A Broadway superstar for more than 30 years, Ms. LuPone is a two-time Tony Winner (Best performance by a leading actress) for Evita and Gypsy; an Olivier recipient (for her performance in London's LES MISERABLES); and a two-time Grammy winner (Best Classical recording and Best Opera recording for Rise and Fall of Mahagonny). She takes us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even The BeeGees. (more...)

Julio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of MusicJulio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. - Laughable Deductions to ClaimBWW Reviews: LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. - Laughable Deductions to Claim
by Gil Kaan - Apr 16, 2015

World premiere of playwright Stan Rich's Loopholes: A Pain In The I.R.S. benefits from a very game cast of talented actors performing his fun, pun- galore, shtick-filled musical. The troupe's overall enthusiasm and commitment really pull off this 90-minute piece which possesses a very Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney, 'Let's go to the barn and put on a show' vibe. (more...)

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard Reunite for New Collaboration 'Django and Jimmie'Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard Reunite for New Collaboration 'Django and Jimmie'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the June 2 release of Django and Jimmie, the new studio album collaboration from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, two of the founding fathers of American outlaw country music. (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

HBO to Debut Family Special SAVING MY TOMORROW PART THREE, 4/22HBO to Debut Family Special SAVING MY TOMORROW PART THREE, 4/22
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

In a unique partnership, HBO and the American Museum of Natural History present SAVING MY TOMORROW PART THREE, the latest installment in a six-part series of family specials about the environment, debuting on Earth Day, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Sony/ATV Appoints Mark Abramowitz Manager, A&R and CreativeSony/ATV Appoints Mark Abramowitz Manager, A&R and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has adopted a pioneering approach among major music publishers by installing an A&R executive to work in Nashville and specialize in non-country music. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at PBS Historical Musical Documentary AMERICAN EPICVIDEO: Get a First Look at PBS Historical Musical Documentary AMERICAN EPIC
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

In the all-new teaser below, get a first look at AMERICAN EPIC, a three-part historical documentary and The American Epic Sessions, a feature-length recording studio film will air in Fall 2015 on PBS and BBC Arena. (more...)

Reality TV Hits the Stage in DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight in Las VegasReality TV Hits the Stage in DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, preview performances for DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL begins tonight, April 8. The production makes its world premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 15. The talented cast features Broadway veterans and Las Vegas locals who will join the company in celebration of the Robertson family's rags-to- riches story. (more...)

P!nk to Be Honored with 2015 BMI President's Award This MayP!nk to Be Honored with 2015 BMI President's Award This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, will present the President's Award to P!nk for her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry. The annual event will be held Tuesday, May 12, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Garth Brooks to Answer Fan Questions for Exclusive SiriusXM 'Town Hall' SpecialGarth Brooks to Answer Fan Questions for Exclusive SiriusXM 'Town Hall' Special
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

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Waylon Jennings Tribute TRUCK STOP TROUBADOURS Coming to Warner TheatreWaylon Jennings Tribute TRUCK STOP TROUBADOURS Coming to Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Warner Theatre is proud to present the Truck Stop Troubadours: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings & His Outlaw Friends, in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, June 27th at 8 pm. (more...)

Enrique Acevedo, Natalie Toro & More to Lead ZAPATA! THE MUSICAL Industry ReadingsEnrique Acevedo, Natalie Toro & More to Lead ZAPATA! THE MUSICAL Industry Readings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Two special industry-only readings of ZAPATA! The Musical have been announced and will take place in New York City on April 15 and 16. Luke Caliente Productions will present the new musical which has music and lyrics by Peter Edwards with a book by Peter & Ana Edwards. Direction will be helmed by J. Scott Lapp. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell to Interview Author Michelangelo Signorile for SiriusXM 'Town Hall' SpecialRosie O'Donnell to Interview Author Michelangelo Signorile for SiriusXM 'Town Hall' Special
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

SiriusXM today announced that television personality Rosie O'Donnell will host an intimate Q&A session in front of a select group of listeners featuring journalist, author, and gay rights activist Michelangelo Signorile for the SiriusXM 'Town Hall' series on Thursday, April 2. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLONCheck Out Monologue Highlights from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Below, check out QUOTABLES from 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' March 23 - March 27 (more...)

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