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Grammy Nominated Artist Seth Glier Renews Deal with MPress Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Glier has re-signed to a multi-album deal with NYC-based independent label, MPress Records. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS to Play Citi Performing Arts Center, 12/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is returning this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana, playing at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre for 16 performances, from December 16 - 28. Presented by the Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1. (more...)

12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children's activities, September 6th 12:00 - 10:00pm. More than 2,000 people will gather to celebrate one of the final Festivals of the summer season. See below for complete program and ticket information. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Puddles Pity Party, John Early, Natasha Diggs and More to Play Joe's Pub, 7/30-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 30 - August 10, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Nikki Lane to Make TV Debut on Conan, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Nikki Lane is thrilled to announce she will make her television debut on Conan Monday, August 4. (more...)

LAKE UNTERSEE, SKIN DEEP SEA and More Set for Workhaus Playwrights Collective's 8th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Workhaus Playwrights Collective announces its 8th season featuring world premiere productions of LAKE UNTERSEE, by Joe Waechter (September, 2014), SKIN DEEP SEA, by Stanton Wood (February, 2015), and THE REAGAN YEARS, by Dominic Orlando (April, 2015). (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...)

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...)

Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs Coming to BPA, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Don't miss an afternoon of GREAT music for kids and families one day only on September 21 at BPA! Johnny Bregar is a seasoned family music performer. He is known for his engaging live concerts that delight kids and parents alike. His original songs and arrangements of familiar children's songs have a rootsy, jazzy, bluesy, poppy sound. He has recorded three CDs in his Ballard studio, and one in his Bainbridge Island studio and appears on four Putumayo compilations. Says Warren Truitt, Senior Children's Librarian at The New York Public Library's Early Childhood Resource and Information Center, 'Bregar's been doin' his homework...originals like 'Blue Dog,' 'Blackberry Pie,' and 'Owl' are wonderfully authentic, to the point where you would think they're Americana relics. Bregar has a knack, as well, for super catchy country pop: listen to the shimmery 'Airplane' and the awesome choruses of 'Best Friend' and 'Summertime.' (more...)

John K Band and Larry Campbell with Teresa Williams to Play bergenPAC, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The John K Band and Larry Campbell with Teresa Williams Friday, September 19th 2014 at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets to see this fantastic show at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Mark & Mary's Debut Album 'I Line My Days Along Your Weight' Out 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

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Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Eric Sommer Set for Kansas City Show This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

August 9 finds Pop Americana Artist Eric Sommer in Kansas City, teed up for a solo guitar show at The Czar Bar. Kansas City, this is a good thing. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Live-Stream Three Concerts This Week, Including Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Continuing its popular live-stream series, which recently featured a Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger in July, Lincoln Center will live-stream concerts on August 6 at 7:30 pm, featuring Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell plus an opening set by Robert Ellis; on August 8 at 7:30 pm with sets by The Campbell Brothers performing a sacred steel version of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Cassandra Wilson; and August 9 at 6 pm featuring Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, and Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale. (more...)

Puddles, Natasha Diggs, Marty Stuart, Our Lady J and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, August 5 - 17, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Calico to Release Debut Album in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The melodically-hypnotic country trio from the San Fernando Valley, CALICO the band, who not only shook the stage at this year's Stagecoach Festival and whose music has been featured on the smash ABC TV show, Nashville as well as NBC's The Night Shift, announce the release of their debut album, RANCHO CALIFORNIA on Tuesday, September 2nd via their own label, California Country Records. (more...)

Leticia Rodriguez Garza's 'Sagüita Al Bate' Breaks Into World Music Charts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Leticia Rodriguez Garza's new song Sagüita Al Bate (released on August 16, 2014) jumped in the CMJ World Music Charts at #9 this week. The new release has received radio support from key tastemaker stations including KEXP, KUTX, WBEZ, WRUV, and more launching it into the top 10 most played world music releases nationally over at college and non-commercial radio stations. (more...)

Black Box Theatre's ROCKET MAN, 'MUSIC NIGHT' Seek House Managers For This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Typical of his entire life, Donny Rowan has been pressing the same crosswalk button at the same traffic light on the same street corner for 20 years. Finally, after placing all his possessions on his front lawn with a sign reading 'Here's my life, make me an offer,' he attaches that same button to the easy chair in his attic and uses it to take him into an alternate universe. Steven Dietz's 'Rocket Man,' which opens August 29 and continues through September 14, 2014 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, details his entertaining and engaging journey. NSTC has produced Dietz's 'Becky's New Car, 'Still Life With Iris,' and 'More Fun than Bowling'at the Black Box Theatre and his 'Dracula' was performed at NMSU several years ago. (more...)

Six Flags Great America to Celebrate 40 Seasons in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015. Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country's bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened in 1976. Today, it is one of the largest theme parks in the country. Guests are invited to join in the fun for a retrospective look back at favorite shows, classic rides, plus weekly events featuring the park's world-class roller coasters. (more...)

Six Flags Great America to Celebrate 40 Seasons in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015. Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country's bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened in 1976. Today, it is one of the largest theme parks in the country. Guests are invited to join in the fun for a retrospective look back at favorite shows, classic rides, plus weekly events featuring the park's world-class roller coasters. (more...)

World Premiere of THE HOUSE to Open Kitchen Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Kitchen Theatre Company begins its 24th Season on September 10, 2014 with the world premiere of an outrageous new comedy, The House by Brian Parks. Downsizing couple, Martyn and Shanny, have struck a For Sale By Owner deal with upsizing couple, Lindsay and Fischer. The empty nesters are set to move to a condo, and the young couple is ready to move in and start a family. But a house full of everything a family accumulates is a lot to pack, so the new owners have given the sellers a few weeks to finish the job. (more...)

Celtic Tenors to Open CSO's 2014-15 Pops Season, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Celtic Tenors have captivated audiences throughout the UK, Europe, and US since their arrival on the music scene in 2000. What began as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio's classical roots and embraces folk, pop, and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum. An evening with The Celtic Tenors guarantees a professional, sparkling, and good-humored performance featuring gorgeous Celtic songs like the haunting "Danny Boy" and exhilarating classics like "Nessun Dorma." (more...)

Americana Corporation Selects COMS Interactive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

ALMA, Ark., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Americana Corporationis pleased to announce a strategic partnership with COMS Interactive, LLC(Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS). The partnership supports an interface between Americana Corporation's AmeraCare products/services and the COMS Daylight IQ disease management software. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Go ON THE TOWN, To The Greatest Show You've Never Seen
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 21, 2014

When the Marriott Theatre in far north suburban Lincolnshire announced it was mounting a production of the 1944 landmark musical comedy 'On The Town,' most cognoscenti were excited. I mean, this is a show that everyone who takes musical theater seriously has studied, but that few have actually seen. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

AUDIO: Monica Heldal Premieres Bonus Track 'Waiting On The Fire'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Award-winning Norwegian singer/songwriter, Monica Heldal has premiered the previously unreleased track 'Waiting on the Fire' via The Bluegrass Situation. Click HERE to listen. 'Waiting on the Fire' will also be a bonus track on the digital version of Heldal's upcoming debut album, 'Boy From The North,' which is available for pre-order on iTunes beginning today. (more...)

Israel Nash's RAIN PLANS Out Today; Artist Sets Out on Worldwide Tour Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Rain Plans, the new album from Israel Nash, is available now via Loose/Thirty Tigers. The record, which recently streamed in its entirety at The A.V. Club (http://avc.lu/1unsvsb), is receiving widespread critical praise both stateside and overseas. (more...)

The Music Hall to Continue 'Writers in the Loft' Series with 'IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE', 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series welcomes Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and editor-at-large of Outside magazine, America's leading adventure-travel magazine, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Sides will discuss IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE: The Grand and Terrible Voyage of the USS Jeannette, his white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age. Through Sides' illuminating research and renowned storytelling, the book recounts one crew's harrowing voyage in the race to the Arctic Circle, offering a tragic parable of human determination in the face of an unforgiving landscape. (more...)

Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and More to Perform at Joe's Pub 8/20-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

This week, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature the talents of many performers, including Mara Wilson, Caroline Rose, Mary Millben, and more, August 20-31. (more...)

Fall 2014 CORNISH PRESENTS Series to Include Jazz Concerts, Piano Soloists, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Fall 2014 Cornish Presents series features the return of several fan favorites as well as many opportunities to hear jazz, chamber music, world music, and rarely performed works. (more...)

The Music Hall Presents M WARD, 9/06
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Music Hall will be welcoming singer-songwriter M Ward on September 6 at 8pm at the Historic Theater. M Ward known for his collaborations as well as his solo efforts will be performing songs from his latest album A Wasteland Companion. With A Wasteland Companion M Ward returns to his quite troubadour style, perfect for The Historic Theater and the Intimately Yours series. There are still a few great seats left for this show. (more...)

National Acrobats of China, Robert Earl Keen, JEKYLL & HYDE and More Set for Spencer Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Spencer Theater Fall-Winter Season 2014-15: There's something for everyone in the 18-show line-up, all staged with superior lighting and grand acoustics at the award-winning, non-profit performance hall located 12 miles north of the mountain resort community of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Evening shows throughout the Fall-Winter-Spring season begin at 7 p.m., with dinner buffets ($20) in the Crystal Lobby starting at 5 p.m. (more...)

Ball Park Brand Teams up with Destination America and Discovery Digital Networks' Patrick Norton in Search of America's Finest Grill Master
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

“Grilling has always been our passion, and earlier this year we elevated the grilling experience for our consumers by reinventing the hot dog with the introduction of Park's Finest from Ball Park brand. Now, through the launch of the Finest Grill program, we're looking to turn things up a notch and take the grilling experience one step further by casting a nationwide search to find the ultimate grill master worthy of owning America's Finest Grill,” said Kristin Kroepfl, director of marketing, Ball Park brand. (more...)

John Mellencamp to Release New Album 'Plain Spoken' 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

John Mellencampwill release one of the most distinguished records of his career,Plain Spokenon September 23, 2014 (more...)

CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN to Host 10th Anniversary of Campout Music Festival 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will once again be rolling into the Joshua Tree region of California next month to co-host their 10th annual CAMPOUT music festival. (more...)

Pat Green to Bring Texas Inspiration to the Spencer Theater, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Pat Green is a Grammy-nominated hit maker, the upbeat "Wave On Wave" country artist who holds the reputation of an outsider: a Texas inspiration that's stayed away from the glitz, a mainstream country artist who can rock arenas as well as intimate nightclubs without limitations. His tunes and vocal style make for some of the best sing-a-longs out there, an trove of head bopping, heart-warming material perfect for cruisin' stretches of caliche roads or dancing with friends. It's pure Americana, a heartland mix country, rock and blues, and it is the type of music that keeps you feeling good all day long. (more...)

Converse CONS First String Engineered Auckland Racer Collection is Launched
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

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Mikky Ekko, Our Lady J, Karsh Kale, Mara Wilson and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, now through August 24, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Robert Earl Keen to Perform at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named 'Best Live Music Venue' by Las Vegas Weekly and 'Best New Venue' by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce Robert Earl Keen live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Tuesday, September 30. (more...)

X FACTOR Contestant Vino Alan Releases Exclusive Singles; Announces Debut EP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Vino Alan, the award winning singer/songwriter and fan favorite from the popular NBC television talent show X-Factor (Season 2), releases his debut single, "Angels & Aliens" on Muzooka. This is the first of two singles from his upcoming Fall 2014 debut EP album that will be available on Muzooka. (more...)

Israel Nash's Rain Plans Streams at The A.V. Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Rain Plans was produced by Nash, recorded and mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Ted Young (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) and inspired by Nash's new home of Dripping Springs, TX which helped evolve the tone of his songwriting. (more...)

Gotham Holler Sponsors Country Music Nights at The Way Station in Brooklyn, NY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Gotham Holler, a New York City-based country music organization is sponsoring live country music events at The Way Station located at 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The events will start on August 15, 2014 and will continue on the third Friday of each month. Two to three local Americana, country, and bluegrass bands will be featured each night. The events start at 8:00pm and are free to the public. (more...)

Lyle Lovett to Play WHBPAC, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Country music legend Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $125, $150, $200 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

New York Times Best-selling Author James Kahn Launches New Website
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Collective Evolution, is pleased to announce the launch of New York Times #1 best-selling author James Kahn's stunning new website www.thatjameskahn.com . James also has two highly anticipated novels 'Timefall' and 'Incarnate' scheduled for release this Fall. (more...)

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