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Marcus Center-Live at Peck Pavilion Series Returns in July
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016 is proud to present Live @ Peck Pavilion on the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds this summer. The season will run from July 24 through August 27 and each day of the series will have a different program focus and all events will all be free and open to the public. (more...)

Frank D'Angelo's SICILIAN VAMPIRE Available on Video-On-Demand June 1st
by Movies News Desk - May 31, 2016

After a successful run in theatres, the feature film Sicilian Vampire, will be available in worldwide distribution on Video-On-Demand starting June 1 st on all major video platforms. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Diverse 'Wolfpack' of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS - MJ Rodriguez, Sophia Anne Caruso & More!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

New York City Center today announced the cast of the Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways, Elizabeth Swados' landmark musical about the stories, fears, and fantasies of runaway children. Cast largely from an open call attended by over 300 teenagers of 'all ethnicities, body types, gender identification, and ability levels,' the 'wolfpack' of 25, as director Sam Pinkleton affectionately calls them, embody the ferocious kinetic energy of today's New York-just as the original cast reflected the New York of 1978. (more...)

Punk Rock Pioneers Half Price Debut 'Straight Outta' (South) Africa' for U.S. Audiences.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

AIM Tell-A-Vision Group's Punk Outlaw Records announced the signing of their first band from the African continent with Half Price. Hailing from musical hot spot Cape Town, South Africa, Half Price has been rocking the African music scene for over 15 years. (more...)

Del Mar Announces 2016 Summer Concert Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

It's officially concert season in San Diego as Del Mar sets the stage for its eight-week Summer Concert Series, bringing in 11 performances from top musicians across the country. (more...)

The Skatalites Set for the Fox Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Skatalites will play in concert at the Fox Theatre on September 20th, 2016. (more...)

Fourth Annual Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival Concert Set
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Fourth Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival announced today that the Japanese Pop music group SCANDAL will not be performing as planned at the concert at the Waikiki Shell. One of the band members (guitarist, Mami) has fallen ill and is unable to travel but the remaining members of the group will participate in the Ekiden race, running as "TEAM SCANDAL (OFFICIAL)."  (more...)

Live Music, Food, Art & More Set for 'Festival Sundiata - Black Arts Fest' at Seattle Center
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Continuous live music and Southern spiced foods illuminate African-American heritage and inspiration in the soulful and fun-filled Seattle Center Festal: Festival Sundiata - Black Arts Fest, Saturday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., June 11-12, at Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof. (more...)

Smash Mouth to Open New Concert Series on Catalina Island on Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Smash Mouth is kicking off a new concert series on Memorial Day Weekend at Descanso Beach Club, next to the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, on beautiful and romantic Catalina Island. (more...)

Mayer Hawthorne, The Psychedelic Furs & More Set for Twilight Concert Series at Iconic Santa Monica Pier
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Southern California's largest free concert series, THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES, announces the dates and lineup for its 32nd annual season presented by Snapchat. Returning to theiconic Santa Monica Pier, the all-ages event soundtracks theSoCal summer life every Thursday beginning July 7 throughSeptember 8 from 7:00-10:00 PM. (more...)

Reggae Icon Rocker-T to Release New 19-track Album 'The Return of the Tru Ganjaman'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Brooklyn-born Reggae pioneer Rocker-T announces the release of his newest album, The Return of the Tru Ganjaman, featuring Reggae Legends Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru), Prezident Brown and UK Reggae Superstar Gappy Ranks. (more...)

DODO Orchestra Set to Perform at Metropolitan Room on 5/26
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

DODO ORCHESTRA is a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and talented musicians of the new generation who are everything that is New York - sophistication, cosmopolitanism and the never-ending party. Inspired by beats and sounds from all over the world and moved by the timeless appeal of the bygone era, DODO embarks upon crossing times and places, performing with effortless originality gems of the French, German, Italian and Russian retro,samba, Brazilian music, tango, argentine tango. With bold flair we fuse tango and samba, swing and chanson, balkanica and Reggae, creating a delicious urban cocktail. (more...)

New Book Shares Caribbean Authentic Recipes
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Author Ken Brown regards cooking as chemistry - experimenting, compiling and blending different ingredients to create a palatable and scrumptious taste - as an art and an extension of his artistic expression and endeavours. Many of his friends encouraged him to write a cookbook. It was only when he cooked at a promotional party for the Reggae band Toots and the Maytals in Germany that he seriously considered writing a cookbook. (more...)

DFA's Eric Copeland Drops 'Rip It'; 'Black Bubblegum' LP Out This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

'Black Bubblegum shifts his warped focus onto pop music and somehow brings to mind the singular deconstructions of Arthur Russell and the drugged-out trickery of Ween. (more...)

Chicago SummerDance Returns This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States, the 20th Annual Chicago SummerDance invites dancers of all abilities to flock to the Spirit of Music Garden as it blossoms into a unique, urban dance space all summer long. With interactive dance lessons spanning diverse genres of dance, an energetic DJ series and the kick-off of the 18th Annual World Music Festival Chicago, the line-up includes something for everybody to enjoy. Chicago SummerDance takes place in Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden (601 S. Michigan Ave.) Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m., between June 24 and September 11. (more...)

The Annenberg Foundation and KCRW Announce SOUND IN FOCUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016


Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY - Week of July 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY, airing for the week of July 4, 2016! (more...)

Akram Khan Launches 10th and Final BIG DANCE WEEK with Trafalgar Square Mass Performance
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Big Dance Week 2016, running from 2 to 10 July 2016, will be launched with a mass dance performance by hundreds of dancers in Trafalgar Square choreographed by Akram Khan on Saturday 2 July. This year's event is the final Big Dance, and celebrates a decade of festivals. (more...)

Michael Franti & Spearhead Album SOULROCKER Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Michael Franti & Spearhead new album SOULROCKER is available today and debuts at #1 on iTunes Alternative album chart!  Their ninth studio release, SOULROCKER features the single 'Crazy for You.' Franti comments, 'Thesong calls out some of the crazy things that are happening in the world today and celebrates the people in your life that you can lean on, that keep the hope alive no matter what's happening around you. I wrote this song for my wife Sara, who is my rock and keeps me grounded no matter how crazy my life or the world gets.' (more...)

NJPAC & Horizon Foundation's Sounds of the City Announce Free Outdoor Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

When DJ Felix Hernandez fired up his turntables for his debut at New Jersey Performing Arts Center's (NJPAC) outdoor summer concert series nearly two decades ago, people were literally dancing in the streets. (more...)

Bahama Breeze Kicks off Orlando's Reggae Fest on International Reggae Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

This summer, you don't have to go all the way to the Islands to celebrate International Reggae Day on July 1 st. Bahama Breeze's Reggae Fest, kicking off on International Reggae Day, will bring the 'don't worry, be happy' attitude to life with the sounds, tastes, sights and vibes of Jamaica. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since opening night of September 29, 1986. (more...)

NJPAC Free Concert Series Kicks Off in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

When DJ Felix Hernandez fired up his turntables for his debut at New Jersey Performing Arts Center's (NJPAC) outdoor summer concert series nearly two decades ago, people were literally dancing in the streets. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome Ziggy Marley to Sound Board, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

MotorCity Casino Hotel will welcome Ziggy Marley to Sound Board on Thursday September 29, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Encores! First Off-Center Show of the Season- RUNAWAYS
by Nora Dominick - Jun 22, 2016

New Your City Center's Encores! Off-Center series is back and better than ever! The series will present RUNAWAYS from July 6-9th. Before the production goes up, BroadwayWorld has your first look behind the scenes at rehearsals this past weekend.  (more...)

Local Acts Line Up at the Fabulous Fox's Curtain Call Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

?Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre is excited to announce a summer entertainment lineup that will feature renowned local acts. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for Bret Michaels, Air Supply and More at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Bret Michaels: The Party Starts Now!-Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8PM; The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Tribute to the Bee Gees-Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8PM; DL Hughley-Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8PM; The Maccabeats-Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:30PM; and Air Supply-Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

Stick Against Stone Releases Studio Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Thirty years in the making, INSTANT (MediaGroove, 2015) is the first true studio album by the nomadic and critically acclaimed Stick Against Stone. (more...)

Cool Off This Summer with NYC Theatre - A Complete Guide of the Hottest Shows of the Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Where better to escape the New York City heat than in the comfort of a theatre? Below, we're rounding up some of the hottest shows of the summer- brought to you by The New York City Spectacular! (more...)

The Malah and Brothers Gow to Play Joint Concert at Boulder's Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

JamBands The Malah and Brothers Gow will play a joint concert the the Fox Theatre on November 10th.  Doors open at 8:30 pm and the show begins at 9:00pm.  Tickets are on sale now, $10 advanced said and $12 at the door! (more...)

National Theatre of Scotland Sets Edinburgh Festivals Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The National Theatre of Scotland is celebrating 10 years of presenting acclaimed theatre at the Edinburgh Festivals. This year the Company brings the world premiere of ANYTHING THAT GIVES OFF LIGHT in a co-production with the Edinburgh International Festival and the TEAM, and two acclaimed music filled dramas about refugees and migration to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase, both at the Assembly Hall; GLASGOW GIRLS, in a co-production with Pachamama Productions, Regular Music and Theatre Royal Stratford East, and LAST DREAM (ON EARTH), presented by Kai Fischer. (more...)

Recording Academy Announces Rule Amendments & Dates for 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Process
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Recording Academy has completed its annual awards review and established new amendments and key dates guiding the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards process. (more...)

Wyclef Jean Releases New Single 'Hendrix'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Worldwide superstar, Wyclef Jean is back at it. The Haitian native and founding member of The Fugees is releasing his first studio album in seven years. (more...)

BWW Review: BUMPERSTICKER: THE MUSICAL, a Sure-fire Fringe Favorite
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 16, 2016

BUMPERSTICKER: THE MUSICAL conquers the Hollywood Fringe Festival with its terrific triple threat combination making it great for people who don't like musicals and even better for those who do. It's the right show in the right venue with the right cast, and a rousing good time from beginning to end. (more...)

YPC of NYC to Perform Pre-Curtain Concert for Classical Theater of Harlem's MACBETH in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), known for bringing children of diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds together through a program of musical excellence, community and educational initiatives under Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuñez, will give a one-hour preview of its summer tour concert program on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus GarveyPark (enter at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue and walk south to the venue). (more...)

Matt Cardle, Elkie Brooks and Toots And The Maytals Among Line-up at The Marlowe Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

From jazz and classic soul to the gentlest melodies in folk ballads, there is a truly diverse line-up ahead at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

The Roundhouse Presents CURTAIN CALL: LIVE PERFORMANCES, Aug. 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This August, Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, the annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returns for its fifth consecutive year with Curtain Call by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer Ron Arad.  Ron Arad's 360° floor-to-ceiling installation is made up of 5,600 silicon rods suspended and filling the Roundhouse's iconic main space. Alongside the installation the Roundhouse has announced seven unique music events, designed by an eclectic mix of artists to take place as one-off performances in and around the installation.    (more...)

Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre Set for 7/9 -8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The 2016 OC Fair offers live musical entertainment from various genres of artists, original bands and tribute bands in the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre from July 9-August 14. (more...)

Michael Franti & Spearhead Premiere New Album 'Soulrocker' on Pandora
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD have teamed up exclusively withPANDORA to give fans an early listen to their new album SOULROCKER in its entirety up until its official Friday, June 3 release via Fantasy Records. You can click here to listen to the album. SOULROCKER is also available for pre-order on iTunes andAmazon. With each order, fans receive an instant download of the songs 'Crazy For You,' 'Once A Day,' 'We Are All Earthlings' and 'My Lord.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS
by Review Roundups - Jul 8, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIE
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Encores! Off-Center brings back a 1978 musical inspired by interviews with runaway children. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Kids of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

New Your City Center's Encores! Off-Center series is back and better than ever! The series will kick off the 2016 season with Runaways through July 9th. RUNAWAYS is set in 1977 when Liz Swados spent several months observing and interviewing childRunaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work in its day, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with Reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. The Encores! Off-Center production will honor a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon. (more...)

BWW TV: RUNAWAYS Takes Over the NY City Center Stage for Encores! Off-Center- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

New Your City Center's Encores! Off-Center series is back and better than ever! The series will kick off the 2016 season with Runaways from July 6-9th. RUNAWAYS is set in 1977 when Liz Swados spent several months observing and interviewing child Runaways before shaping their stories, fears, and fantasies into a musical. A deeply unconventional work in its day, Runaways feels like the funkiest, most heartbreaking mixtape ever to come out of a 1970s boom box, packed with Reggae anthems, hip-hop, soul-food lullabies, and spoken-word poetry. The Encores! Off-Center production will honor a theater visionary who was ferocious, inspiring, and left us far too soon. (more...)

DFA's Eric Copeland Shares 'Rip It'; 'Black Bubblegum' LP Out 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Today, Eric Copeland shares the “Rip It (Sporting Life Remix)” in anticipation of the release of his new album Black Bubblegum, set for release this Friday, July 8th via DFA Records. (more...)

Orlando Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP), in partnership with UCF, is proud to announce it's 2016 - 2017 Season! The REP is Orlando's premiere and Florida's only professional theatre for families and young audiences, and has staged recent box-office hits such as Rudolph The Red-Nosed The Musical and Junie B. Jones The Musical! (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS Hosts Closing Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series kicked off the 2016 season with Runaways, beginning July 6th. With Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados, choreography by Ani Taj, music direction by Chris Fenwick and directed by Sam Pinkleton, Runaways played its final performance on July 9th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the closing night festivities below! (more...)

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