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Artistic Pioneers, Mavericks and Rebels Line Up for 'Where Are We Now?' as Part of Hull 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first events and artistic collaborators for Where Are We Now?, a new festival presented by avant-garde art collective and provocateurs Neu! Reekie! as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, have been announced today. The festival will take place from 2 until 4 June 2017 with the first events on sale now at (more...)

CONCHA BUIKA in Concert at Eventim Hammersmith Apollo This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The incomparable flamenco and jazz superstar, CONCHA BUIKA, will perform her biggest UK concert to date on December 13th when she brings her fiery show to the Eventim Apollo in London. (more...)

A Ukelele Christmas? The UKELELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN Brings A Holiday Twist To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 29, 2016

The McCallum Theatre presents "Christmas with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain" on Sunday, December 11, at 7:00pm. For more than 30 years, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has been the premier group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players who believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation (as long as they are played on the ukulele). Going from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, via Otis Redding to Spaghetti Western soundtracks, the Orchestra takes the audience on a world tour.  (more...)

IRATION to Release Acoustic Album DOUBLE UP on December 2nd
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

IRATION has officially announced the details for their new acoustic album, DOUBLE UP. The 10-track album--set for digital release December 2 via their own Three Prong Records--marks the Reggae-influenced alternative rock band's first all-acoustic album as they prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first album in 2017. In anticipation of its release, IRATION has teamed up with Pandora for an exclusive album premiere, running from November 23 through December 1. Starting tomorrow, go to listen to DOUBLE UP. (more...)

California Roots Partners with Pints for Prostates in NovemBEER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

California Roots has announced its partnership with Pints for Prostates for the month of November to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. (more...)

Monty Alexander to Bring Harlem Kingston Express to Jazz Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Monty Alexander elated the audience at this summer's Newport Jazz Festival with his Harlem Kingston Express and promises the same uplifting music soul on November 24-27 at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago! Windy City, get ready!  (more...)

Funkadesi Celebrates 20 Years on 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Funkadesi, Chicago's 10-time award-winning intercultural band, will perform at Old Town School of Folk Music's Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall (4544 N Lincoln Ave) on Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., highlighting their dynamic blend of Indo-Afro-Caribbean music while celebrating 20 years of music-making. Tickets are $9-$50 and are available at or by calling 773-728-6000. The 5:00 p.m. show will be family-friendly. (more...)

Tampa's Gasparilla Music Festival Previews Bands for 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Frontier (GMF) has released a preview of several acts that will be performing at the 6th annual Gasparilla Music Festival taking place March 11-12, 2017 in downtown Tampa.    (more...)

THE HIP ABDUCTION to Play the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at sunrise. The smell of an open-air market. The embrace of the wild human experience. However, maybe the nostalgia for a certain place might be attributed instead to a feeling, or a time, or even a person. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one's actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican Reggae/dub music. (more...)

First 5 Bands Announced for Brakrock Ecofest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

First 5 Bands Announced for Brakrock Ecofest (more...)

SSHH Release 'Issues' with All Proceeds Going to Teen Cancer America
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Today, British band SSHH -- comprised of guitarist Zak Starkey (Oasis, The Who) and front-woman and vocalist Sshh Liguz -- has released their powerful debut album titled “ISSUES.” (more...)

Jon Wayne and The Pain Relases New Album 'Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The Twin-Cities, Minnesota based national touring 'RootsTronic' band Jon Wayne and The Pain (a.k.a. JWP) announce the release of their fourth highly evolved album, Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe, with a thirty-four date, eighteen state tour to follow. (more...)

ALA.NI Premieres 'Cherry Blossom'; U.S. Debut 'You & I' Coming This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

British-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI has announced that her debut album You & I will see release in the U.S. through Missing Piece Records (more...)

The Gladiators Feat. Droop Lion to Celebrate Bob Marley at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Gladiators feat. Droop Lion will bring Bob Marley's Birthday Celebration to the Fox Theatre on February 12, 2017. (more...)

Stage Version of Alex Wheatle's Novel BRIXTON ROCK in the Works at The Big House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Brenton Brown has never known his parents. A brutal feud with the killer Terry Flynn has scarred him for life. As a care leaver living in a hostel he craves the support of a family. But when he meets his mother and his beautiful half-sister, his life changes forever. Reggae and soul music suffuse the fabric of the story and the rumblings of the Brixton riots threaten to burst. (more...)

Boulder Theater Presents THE EXPENDABLES 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace.  Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast.  Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

Juan Carlos Polo CD Release Concert at SMOKE NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Peruvian drummer Juan Carlos Polo celebrates the release of his debut album Insomnio, on OneTrickDog* Records, with a special three set evening at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on February 1, 2017. (more...)

UK's Uncle Frank Release Double-A Side Love Lion / Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Though it's hard to predict what twists and turns this New Year will take, one thing that's certain is that it will be filled with the funky, hard-rockin', and soulful sounds of the UK's Uncle Frank! (more...)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Performing at SOPAC 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Formed in a West African refugee camp, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen from the ashes of war to bring the world songs of hope, faith and joy. The South Orange Performing Arts Center is proud to present this extraordinary band on February 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Acclaimed Jazz radio station WBGO on-air hostSheila Anderson will moderate a Q&A after the performance.  A multi-faceted author, producer and jazz lover, Anderson is the host of "Late Night Jazz," WBGO's Saturday night show that takes listeners on a musical journey that personifies her passion for the genre. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Celebrates Harry Belafonte's 90th Birthday with Release of 'When Colors Come Together'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic American singer/songwriter/actor/social activist/cultural ambassador Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) with the release ofWhen Colors Come Together... The Legacy of Harry Belafonteon Friday, February 24, 2017. (more...)

Levitate Music and Arts Festival Announces 2017 Music Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 'biggest little festival' in Massachusetts just grew a little bigger. Starting off as a humble friendly barbeque, the Levitate Music and Arts Festival has since grown into a full-fledged weekend-long festival featuring top national touring acts, expecting a draw of over 10,000 fans per day. The fifth year will see the festival running two days: Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th. (more...)

String Sensation Daisy Jopling to Perform at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

String Sensation Daisy Jopling will perform at the Cutting Room on February 17th to celebrate the release of her 'Awakening' CD on Fleur de Son Classics. Jopling mixes string orchestras, choirs, pop, African drumming and beat box percussion. (more...)

Ryan Adams, Ghostface Killah, Cage The Elephant Headline Gasparilla Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tampa is gearing up for the one of the most anticipated events of the season: The 6th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival presented by Frontier (“GMF”) which returns to Curtis Hixon Park on March 11th & 12th. (more...)

Matisyahu to Bring RELEASE THE BOUND TOUR to Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Matisyahu first made a name for himself with his album 'Live at Stubbs,' and 'Youth' quickly followed. Both albums subsequently went Gold and 'Youth' was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. 2009's 'Light' reached #1 on the Reggae Albums chart and stayed in the top spot for 34 weeks. His fourth studio album, 'Spark Seeker,' also debuted at #1 on the Reggae chart, marked his relocation from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and found him working with Dr. Luke protege KoOoL Kojak.  (more...)

Factory to Welcome Back Trey Anthony's HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Factory will present the return engagement of Trey Anthony's and Girls in Bow Ties Production of HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU, written and directed by Trey Anthony after a sold-out run at Factory last May. (more...)

California Roots Music and Arts Festival: Third and Final Artist Announcement Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival that takes place at the historic Monterey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017, announced its third and final round of artists completing their full lineup. (more...)

Morgan Heritage Announces Deluxe Edition of 'Strictly Roots'; Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Morgan Heritage is proud to announce the Strictly Roots Deluxe Edition, set to be released on December 9th on their own CTBC (“Cool to be Conscious”) record label. (more...)

Reggie 'Regg Roc' Gray Introduces FLEXIN Dance in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray was born in East New York. His journey with dance began when he was 3. Introduced to Reggae music by his family, Reggie took a liking to it. He wanted to learn this dance style, called Dancehall/Brukup. He and his friends went on to form an elite dance group based on this type of dance. The group HYPERACTIVE eventually led to Reggie being a pioneer in developing a new genre of dance – FLEXIN. Reggie has explored his passion further by co-directing FLEXN with Peter Sellers at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. He believes that dancers must realize their role as innovators. (more...)

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad to Play the Fox Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad's sixth studio album MAKE IT BETTER was released September 16, 2016 on Rootfire Cooperative. They will be performing with Na'an Stop at the Fox Theatre on February 15th, 2017. (more...) Launches 'Artists of Tomorrow' Program in Advance of GRAMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

In advance of THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®, celebrates the next generation of musicians with the return of the "Artist of Tomorrow" program. (more...)

Winter and Spring Events at Berkshire Theatre Group Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce an exciting variety of musical acts set to perform at The Colonial Theatre this winter and spring. (more...)

Line-up Announced for Sky Terrace & Roller Jam at Meriton Festival Village
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

As the sun sets over Sydney, Sky Terrace lights up with an impressive DJ line-up playing everything from hip-hop to soul, electronica to jazz. Sydneysiders are invited to kick back with friends before or after a Festival show, enjoy the panoramic harbour views with a sunset cocktail or two or jump into Glitterbox, a truly unique installation from local contemporary art collective zin. (more...)

Aquadrop Releases Crossover Track 'Watch Me DVB' On New Noise
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Milan's own Aquadrop arrives on New Noise with 'Watch Me DVB,' an infectious crossover tune lush with warm vocal chops and gooey future bass synths. (more...)

Geoff Tate, Jon B., Josh Ritter and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate, 90's R&B artist Jon B, Russian crossover artist Emin, Academy of Country Music award-winner Jack Ingram and more. (more...)

Miami's DJ Smokey Releases New Single 'Hella Band$'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Today Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of “Hella Band$” nthe latest single by Miami's very own DJ Smokey . (more...)

GISTO & Emotionz Release New Album 'Orbits' & Video For 'Travel' ft. Moka Only & Dr. Oop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Vancouver rapper Emotionz and artist/producer Gisto have released their new joint album 'Orbits' on all digital platforms and service providers such as iTunes (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Presents PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, Opening 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Annika and Tommy are in for some excitement when they meet their new neighbor, Pippi Longstocking, who has crazy red pigtails, a horse, a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson, and a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another.   (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary with Chris Botti
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

January is the one-year anniversary of Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, and what a year it's been! (more...)

One Catches Light Festival, Marguerite Hemmings, Ensemble Pamplemousse and More Set for JACK's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

JACK has announced its winter/spring 2017 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Walk Off The Earth to Perform at SugarHouse Casino This March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Walk Off The Earth, the five-piece musical phenomenon that rocked the internet, will bring their unique and innovative music stylings to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Friday, March 24 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Craig Thatcher Band & Friends to Bring Eric Clapton Retrospective to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The music of guitarist Eric Clapton is well-known throughout the world, as Clapton has been in the entertainment spotlight for over 50 years. He has been known to "re-invent" himself from time-to-time, yet his tone, heartfelt playing and sense of style have remained constant, whether playing blues, rock, Reggae, acoustic and even standards. The music always comes from the heart. (more...)

The King of Newgrass Sam Bush to Play Boulder Theater This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Sam Bush will play Boulder Theater on Friday, February 24, 2017. Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress/Singer Emily Yancey
by Mark C. Lloyd - Dec 14, 2016

BWW Interviews: Actress/Singer Emily Yancey (more...)

Gavin DeGraw and Rachel Platten to Headline Times Square New Year's Eve Webcast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of New Year's Eve in Times Square, today announced that music superstars Gavin DeGraw and Rachel Platten will perform in Times Square on New Year's Eve as the headliners of the live, commercial-free webcast and TV pool feed. (more...)

Pura Vida! JUNGLE JAM Returns to Jaco, Costa Rica 3/10-3/12, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Slightly Stoopid, the Reggae Rock group from Ocean Beach/San Diego along with International Artists Thievery Corporation return to the resort city of Jaco, Costa Rica to headline the Seventh Annual Jungle Jam March 9-12, 2017.  Featuring four days of continuous music and activities, this year's line-up also includes Stick Figure, Twiddle, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Mike Love, Rob Garza (DJ set,) Congo Sanchez, Organically Good Trio, Sonombulo, Santos Y Zurdo. Matt Carey, and Selecta Coco. (more...)

SuncéBeat Adds Kerri Chandler, David Rodigan, Dennis Ferrer, And More to 2017 Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Building on a line-up that encompasses soul, disco, hip-hop and house, SunceBeat festival has just announced a further selection of names for their eighth edition next 19th - 26th July in Croatia's picturesque resort site, The Garden Tisno.      (more...)

California Roots Music & Arts Festival Releases Second Artist Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival has teamed up with Billboard for an exclusive announcement of their second round of artists. Joining an already impressive lineup is hip-hop legend Nas, Cali Roots favorites SOJA, Stick Figure, Iration, and Nahko and Medicine for the People, alongside new school Jamaican artists Protoje, Jah9 and dancehall luminary Yellowman. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Original Romantic Comedy LOVE BY THE 10TH DATE, 1/28
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Love By The 10th Date follows Gabby (Good), Nell (Stewart), Billie (Hilson) and Margot (Rowland) who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale digital magazine in Los Angeles (more...)

December is Full of Cheer at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

December at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, promises to be one of the most musically-diverse months yet. The club kicks off with two nights of the island's hottest Reggae acts with Revive the Live Waikiki Edition, followed by tributes to Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, singer-songwriter Imua Garza and a nostalgic run with Henry Kapono as he presents the Songs of C&K. Acoustic rock and Reggae artist Trevor Hall, the legendary Willie K and soulful guitarist Tavana take us into the middle of the month, leading up to GRAMMY(R) Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert. Local favorites Streetlight Cadence and M?noaDNA are up next, with singer-songwriter-surfer Tom Curren making his Blue Note Hawaii debut as well. The month wraps up with jazz superstar Kenny G, playing four nights through New Year's Ev (more...)

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