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MITF 2014 to Feature More Than 75 Shows, 7/14-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Midtown International Theater Festival has announced its 2014 lineup. Details below! (more...)

RACHEL VS GUY KIDS COOK-OFF Among Food Network's August Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Food Network scorches in August with new seasons of hit primetime shows and not-to-be missed finales. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present GERSHWIN GREATS Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—June 26, 2014—Pacific Symphony tackles the music of one of America's most celebrated composers—George Gershwin—for a memorable night of timeless music, as Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014 continues with “Gershwin Greats.” Gershwin was a composer who conducted it all—taking Broadway by storm, selling out concert halls and opera houses and, as a result, defining an era. This program of classic Americana, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair (conducting the first concert of his 25th anniversary season), features guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel, the extraordinary voices of Angela Brown (soprano), Kevin Deas (bass), and the Carver Cossey Singers. Along with the orchestra, they perform some of the most popular and best-known Gershwin works—from the jazz-filled melodies of “Rhapsody in Blue” to the enduring sounds of “An American in Paris” and the groundbreaking “Porgy and Bess,” to the rousing overture to “Strike up the Band.” “Gershwin Greats” takes place on Sunday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., under the stars at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present GERSWHIN GREATS, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Pacific Symphony tackles the music of one of America's most celebrated composers -- George Gershwin -- for a memorable night of timeless music, as Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014 continues with “Gershwin Greats.” Gershwin was a composer who conducted it all -- taking Broadway by storm, selling out concert halls and opera houses and, as a result, defining an era. This program of classic Americana, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair (conducting the first concert of his 25th anniversary season), features guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel, the extraordinary voices of Angela Brown (soprano), Kevin Deas (bass), and the Carver Cossey Singers. Along with the orchestra, they perform some of the most popular and best-known Gershwin works -- from the jazz-filled melodies of “Rhapsody in Blue” to the enduring sounds of “An American in Paris” and the groundbreaking “Porgy and Bess,” to the rousing overture to “Strike up the Band.” “Gershwin Greats” takes place on Sunday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., under the stars at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. (more...)

The Greenwich Odeum to Welcome Doug Woolverton and Jim Carpenter & The Hoolios in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Odeum celebrates the most patriotic month of the year with one of a kind blues, and the red hot sounds of Jim Carpenter & The Hoolios. (more...)

Tab Benoit to Play Fox Theatre, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Tab Benoit at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. Tickets are on sale for $20.00 in advance or $25.00 day of show. (more...)

Taos Ski Valley Announces Summer Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ This summer, Taos Ski Valley is offering more events and attractions than any summer before. The Saturday Summer Music Series has already begun, offering free live, outdoor entertainment for the whole family. Coming soon is the mountain biking launch event celebrating exciting new trails for all skill levels, followed by numerous fun events around the Fourth of July holiday. These and other activities represent Taos Ski Valley's noteworthy summer season expansion, demonstrating to visitors why it is not just a leading winter destination, but an excellent choice for summer travel, as well. (more...)

Will Friedwald's 'Clip Joint: A Video Music Mixtape' Set for Independence Day Americana Special, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

On Tuesday June 24, from 7 to 10 PM, Will Friedwald's 'Clip Joint: A Video Music Mixtape' is set for The Independence Day Americana Special. (more...)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Summer Festival, 7/20-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 44th season of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running, free summer outdoor festivals opens on July 20. A wide range of music and dance artists, premieres and debuts, family programs and notable anniversaries, highlighted by exciting new collaborations with Americana Music Association, Brasil Summerfest, Film Society of Lincoln Center, globalFEST, andSeeger Fest will take place across three weeks and more than 100 performances. Updates to the schedule, Week 1 details and a full calendar of events below. (more...)

Country Americana Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi to Release Her Seventh CD, 7/215
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

With the release of her seventh full-length album and a brand new endorsement deal with Two Old Hippies, who worked with Breedlove Guitars to build her a new custom-made guitar, Katie Garibaldi has proven herself to be an artist with undeniable talent and lasting appeal. (more...)

Imaginary People Bring Their Dance Americana on a Spy Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

James Bond is sent on a spy mission to an abandoned prison camp and ends up at a one-man Burning Man. Sweaty, frenetic, and wonderfully weird, Imaginary People's video for “Fever Nation” fits perfectly with the tracks instructions to “dance, dance, dance.” (more...)

Sturgill Simpson's 'The Promise' Video Out Now; LETTERMAN Appearance Set for 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Sturgill Simpson's music video for “The Promise” premiered yesterday at NPR Music and can now be viewed below! The song is from Simpson's highly acclaimed sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which is out now on High Top Mountain Records. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Extended Through the Holidays, Now Through Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, has been extended through January 4, 2015. With over 2,000 performances and nearly 6 smash years in Chicago, the Tony Award-winning rock 'n' roll musical holds the record for the longest-running Broadway musical in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 20, 2014, at 10:00am. (more...)

Israel Nash to Release New Album on 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Rain Plans, the new album from singer-songwriter Israel Nash, will be released August 19 via Loose/Thirty Tigers. Released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year, the record received immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails it as “music soaked in rural American lore,” and in its glowing 4 ½ star review Rolling Stone Germany describes it as “the most phenomenal Americana record of the year.” (more...)

Liz Kennedy to Play Fenix in San Rafael, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

In celebration of her new blues/folk inspired pop/rock album Speed Bump, San Francisco-based singer/songwriter LIZ KENNEDY (www.lizkennedymusic.com) brings her soulful sound to Fenix on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Cornmeal Comes to the Fox Theatre, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Cornmeal at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 21,2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 20th at noon for $15.00 for general admission. (more...)

Country Classic Lyle Lovett to Perform at the Van Wezel, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Grammy Award Winning Country Artist Lyle Lovett to entertain at the Van Wezel for the first time with his classic songs. Don't miss out on a chance to see a living legend on October 17th, 2014! Tickets go on sale to the public on June 20th, 2014. (more...)

Hard Rock Live Celebrates One Year of Rocking the Vegas Strip with a Special Benefit Concert by The English Beat, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Hard Rock Cafe is set to celebrate one year of its renamed intimate music venue Hard Rock Live with a special benefit concert honoring the lives of the victims of the June 8 tragedy. All the money raised by the $10 ticket will go directly to help the families of officers Alyn Beck, Igor Soldo and Joseph Wilcox. (more...)

The Ride Festival Announces Stage Schedule and Mountain Village Sunset Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Today, The Ride Festival announces the stage schedule for the festival's 3rd installment - July 12-13, 2014 at Colorado's breathtaking Telluride Town Park. (more...)

Gordon Voidwell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Bombadil and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater has announced its shows, running July 9 - 20, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Patchogue Theatre to Welcome Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs, and Rorie Kelly for Free Show at the Bandshell, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and The Incorporated Village of Patchogue Present an evening of original music by the bay. The critically acclaimed Live in the Lobby concert series moves down to Shorefront Park for a free concert featuring Long Island singer-songwriters Jessie Haynes, Claudia Jacobs, and Rorie Kelly on Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Working Class Hussys to Play The Bitter End, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Working Class Hussys will bring their unique style of Americana infused alternative rock to The Bitter End in New York City to celebrate the release of their new album Diesel Tunes. Written by prolific songwriter and lead singer Ian Patrick Gentles, the songs on Diesel Tunes cover a wide emotional and musical spectrum. The album displays the unique vision of a band who has taken their musical influences (alternative rock, classic 70's and southern rock) and created a sound all their own. The concert will take place on July 26th at 10 pm. Admission is $10.00 at the door. The Bitter End is located at 147 Bleecker Street in New York City. (more...)

LETICIA RODRIGUEZ GARZA's New EP 'Saguita Al Bate' Out 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Leticia Rodriguez Garza presents her new EP 'Saguita Al Bate' – Out August 16, 2014. The record features the songs of her Aunt Eva Garza, one of the first bilingual artists to crossover to mainstream success; 'Saguita Al Bate' was one of Garza's biggest hits and makes a fitting tribute to this groundbreaking singer. (more...)

Rigbi Comes to Rockwood Music Hall, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Whether it's Rigbi's shifts in up-beat kicks to melodic, gentle rhythms or the impeccable attention to instrumental detail, there is a unique and wonderful aire to their music that has already caught the attention of music critics from the U.S. to across the pond. (more...)

Amos Lee's MOUNTAINS OF SORROW, RIVERS OF SONG Tour Heads to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Singer and songwriter Amos Lee will make his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut on Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall as part of the second leg of his 2014 Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour. His recent fall and winter headline tour included sold-out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, ACL Live in Austin and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Lee will be joined by band members, Freddie Berman, drums; Zach Djanikian, mandolin; Annie Clements, bass and vocals; Andy Keenan, guitar, banjo and vocals; and Jaron Olevsky, keyboards. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Music, Merriment & Some Fabulous Fireworks - An Independence Day Bonanza!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 4, 2014

Today we are tipping our very best top hat to Uncle Sam and celebrating the greatest theatre-themed July 4 moments in honor of Independence Day! (more...)

FOX News Channel to Present Special Fourth of July Coverage
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

FOX News Channel (FNC) will present special coverage on Friday, July 4th, 2014 that will take a unique look at how Americans are honoring their country in celebration of Independence Day. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Kick Off SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES Concerts, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Pack a picnic and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun when Pacific Symphony presents 'Symphony in the Cities' (SITC) in Irvine and Mission Viejo. Music Director Carl St. Clair takes the orchestra out of the concert hall and into Orange County cities for the first in a series of community concerts (more to be announced) this 2014-15 season celebrating the maestro's milestone 25th anniversary with the orchestra. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Pack a picnic and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun when Pacific Symphony presents “Symphony in the Cities” (SITC) in Irvine and Mission Viejo. Music Director Carl St.Clair takes the orchestra out of the concert hall and into Orange County cities for the first in a series of community concerts (more to be announced) this 2014-15 season celebrating the maestro's milestone 25th anniversary with the orchestra. Now a long-standing summer tradition, SITC brings thousands of people together for great music and entertainment in local parks each year. With a potpourri of popular classics, Americana and patriotic tunes, this year's concert includes Bizet's sultry Suite from “Carmen,” featuring mezzo-soprano Ola Rafalo, and four talented young violinists from Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS) performing Vivaldi's Concerto in B Minor. Classical KUSC's radio host Rich Capparela serves as emcee and also narrates Copland's “Lincoln Portrait” before a final audience sing-along of patriotic favorites. (more...)

Rare Russian American Quilt Is Focus of New Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Opening 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection. On view from August 22, 2014 to February 1, 2015, this exhibition highlights a rare quilt (c. 1899), a fascinating expression of the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived immigrants. (more...)

Ray LaMontagne to Continue AMP's 'Music at The Downs' Series; Aug-Sept 2014 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

July was an interesting month for AMP. The debut of the Music at The Downs series was a great success, with many new people discovering the fun of seeing an outdoor concert on the infield of the track. And you couldn't ask for a better show to start with than Michael Franti's groove-heavy Soulshine tour. AMP will be back again on August 5 with the next show in the series - Ray LaMontagne. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Midlake, Allen Toussaint, The Deslondes and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/23-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming lineup for the next couple weeks, July 23-August 3, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine Audiences
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 21, 2014

'I definitely have a choreographic style - much of what I do is ballet-based and athletic, but I was trained in the Jack Cole manner. My mentors, Ron Lewis, Ron Fields, were all Jack Cole people. I have a strong sense of jazz, true American jazz based in ballet.' The speaker is a petite, svelte, red-haired dynamo of energy and bubbly enthusiasm. Seated opposite me a few days before the opening of her latest theatrical endeavor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Maine State Music Theatre, director-choreographer Patti Colombo talks about her Maine debut and her other award-winning theatrical projects - among them, On the Town, West Side Story, Mask, L'il Abner, Peter Pan, Seussical, which have taken her to Broadway and around the world. (more...)

Paula Nelson Band to Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Surrounded by music royalty at a young age, Nelson was inspired to begin a singing career by high profile artists including Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Newberry, Jesse Colter, Rita Coolidge, and her talented father, Willie Nelson. Nelson started singing and playing the piano at the age of seven. (more...)

Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church Finds Redemption With an LED Sign From Advantage LED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The picturesque town of Salem is a peaceful, inviting slice of Americana located between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Home to roughly 12,000 hard-working folks (including radio pioneer Alan Freed), the town is sometimes referred as Quaker City due to the rather large contingency of Quakers that settled there in the early 1800's. In fact, the local high school football team is the Quakers. There are dozens of churches around town, including Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church located right in the center of town. (more...)

Audra Isadora, Penny & Sparrow, Gordon Voidwell and More to Rock Summer 2014 Season at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Rock your face off at Joe's Pub at the Public this summer. Scroll down for this year's lineup! (more...)

PCI Presents Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival, and Amy Helm, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

With an acoustic sound that "seeps deeply into our pores and permeates our core until their riffs merge with our pulse" (The Washington Post), Trampled By Turtles careens into spotlight with unbridled bluegrass on August 19. The string stampede also includes opening bands: Elephant Revival and Amy Helm. Concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn and reserved seats are available online at www.bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org or 435-655-3114. (more...)

Buckle Up Festival to Feature Willie Nelson, Alabama and More, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Thousands of country music fans are expected to gather in Cincinnati to see more than 80 country, bluegrass and Americana artists perform at the inaugural Buckle Up Festival, July 18-20. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Dazzles the Eye and Warms the Heart
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 18, 2014

For its third production of the season, Maine State Music Theatre has staged a dazzling revival of the beloved 1954 classic, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The company, under the direction of Patti Colombo, delivers a joyous, heartwarming, foot stomping, breathtaking extravaganza of brilliant dancing, convincing characterization, and first-rate production values. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Roles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2014

'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, which opens its three-week run July 17th. His co-star, Heidi Kettenring, concurs: 'Millie is one of the most challenging musical roles I have done of late. I am basing her character on a line early in the play where she says that she buried her parents on the Oregon Trail and finished the trek herself. She is feminine, but strong enough to have made that journey alone.' (more...)

Shovels & Rope with Willie Watson to Play Fox Theatre, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

97.3 KBCO Groove Show and Z2 Entertainment will present Shovels & Rope with Willie Watson at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 16th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, July 18 for $25.00 for general admission. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson Makes Late Night Television Debut on LETTERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Sturgill Simpson made his late night television debut on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last night performing "Life of Sin." Watch the performance here. (more...)

Monica Heldal to Release New Album on 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

If you take the effortless, ethereal vocal delivery of Alisson Krauss, pair it with guitar skills capable of shredding acoustic versions of any Zeppelin anthem, and then mix the two with a gift for songwriting worthy of garnering endorsements from the likes of icons such as Tom Petty, you have a recipe for a very compelling artist. Throw in two 'Norwegian Grammy Awards' (Spellemannprisen Awards) for 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Pop Solo Artist' and you have the brilliant Norwegian, 22-year old singer/songwriter, Monica Heldal. (more...)

Warner Bros Records/Reprise Signs Global Superstar Dwight Yoakam
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Warner Bros. Records/Reprise is pleased to announce that it has signed global superstar singer, songwriter, and actor Dwight Yoakam to its roster. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Bassist and Composer Charlie Haden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Yesterday, Charlie Haden passed away at 76. He was one of the most respected bassists and jazz composers today. His legendary, groundbreaking work with Ornette Coleman in the 60's is just one highlight of this three-time Grammy winner's illustrious career. (more...)

Comanchero, Crazyhearse, and Poet Gary Margolis to Perform Middlebury's Town Hall Theatre on 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

A big celebration of Middlebury talent hits the Town Hall Theater stage on Friday, July 25, when MUHS grad Sam Margolis comes back to town with his Boston-based band Comanchero - with his dad, local poet Gary Margolis, on stage as part of the entertainment. (more...)

JUDAH & THE LION Announce Debut Full Length 'Kids These Days', Out 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Nashville based trio Judah & the Lion is thrilled to announce the September 9th release of their debut full-length studio album Kids These Days via Good Time Records. (more...)

Esmé Patterson & Paleo Set to Embark on the Untold Gold Tour in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

'Paper Bird's Esmé Patterson flies solo,' mused Denver's Westword in Summer of 2012. Since that time this fierce and brilliant songwriter's altitude and velocity has only increased. (more...)

Royalty-free Music Website Releases More Gratis Background Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

In response to a huge demand for background music, royalty free music website RoyaltyFreeKings.com has released dozens of new tracks. (more...)

Nona Hendryx, Kamara Thomas, Audra Isadora/Boyfriend and More Set for Joe's Pub This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances this week, July 2-13, 2014. Details below! (more...)

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