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Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Karen Haglof Releases Debut Solo Album 'Western Holiday'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Former guitarist with Rhys Chatham and Band of Susans (among others) and now a hematologist/oncologist affiliated with New York University Hospital, Karen Haglof released her long-overdue debut solo album Western Holiday a little earlier this Summer. (more...)

René Marie Coming to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 10/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The most provocative risk taker of today's jazz divas, René heats things up in her tribute to the divine Eartha Kitt. The show features both well-known and obscure gems from the saucy Kitt repertoire including 'C'est Si Bon,' 'Come On To My House,' 'Peel Me A Grape,' and more. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter NAT JAY to Release Debut Album, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Nat Jay's first EP, Lights Across The Sky, was released in 2008 which revealed a new voice with a lot to say, and over the subsequent years, she continued building and experimenting with her sonic palette. What's resulted from those past few years is her debut album, All I Think When I Wake Up, out internationally on September 23rd. (more...)

10,000 Maniacs to Play The Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

10,000 Maniacs is one of rock's most critically acclaimed bands. The quintet's pop-conscious, literate and lush aesthetic helped reshape FM radio. Along with bands like R.E.M., U2, The Smiths, and The Police, 10,000 Maniacs is considered one of the primary architects of the college rock sound. (more...)

Cortland Rep to Welcome 1950s Tribute Band The Rave-Ons for Fundraiser, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Due to the overwhelming popularity, Cortland Repertory Theatre has arranged for a return engagement of the 1950's Pop Hit Tribute band The RAVE-ONS for two fall concerts as a fund raiser for their Capital Campaign. (more...)

Tickets to Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that individual tickets for the Minneapolis premiere of Irving Berlin's White Christmas will go on sale at 11 a.m. on today, Sept. 5. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming Nov. 25-30 to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. Tickets may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office, online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana. (more...)

Amanda McBroom and George Ball to Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below, 10/8 & 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Golden Globe winner, Amanda McBroom - the international nightclub and theater performer and composer of the hit song "The Rose," joins with her husband -- multi-award winning theater actor George Ball -- to present the New York debut of their show, SOME ENCHANTED EVENING -- An Evening of Love Songs for Grownups, at 54 Below. Shows are October 8th at 7pm and October 14th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Israel Nash Now on Tour; New Track Featured as KUTX 'Song of the Day'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

In addition to Israel Nash's single 'Rain Plans' being featured on NPR's 'Heavy Rotation-10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing' (http://n.pr/1u1sjLS), 'Through the Door,' another track off the album, is now being featured as KUTX's 'Song of the Day' (more...)

Country Artist Andy Schneider to Release New EP 'Epic Fail,' 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Country artist Andy Schneider will release his new EP, EPIC FAIL, on October 3rd. The single, “Tuned Up,” is now playing on dozens of Americana stations nationwide while the music video is available at http://www.cmt.com/artists/andy-schneider/. (more...)

MASTERS OF THE TELECASTER, A NIGHT OF ROOTS ROCK N' ROLL Set for Bay Street Theater, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce MASTERS OF THE TELECASTER, A NIGHT OF ROOTS ROCK N' ROLL with GE Smith, Larry Campbell, Jim Weider and special guest Taylor Barton on Saturday, October 18. The show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

First Listen - Nat Jay's New Single 'Can't Getcha Out'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Canadian singer/songwriter Nat Jay has been making quite the name for herself over the last few years. Since her first EP release in 2008 with Lights Across The Sky, she's written consistently, had songs placed in such acclaimed shows as ABC's Men In Trees, been a showcasing artist at NXNE and featured performer at the Vancouver Folk Festival. Next week sees the release of her debut album, All I Think When I Wake Up on September 23rd. (more...)

Absynth Quintet Releases New Album 'Telepathy of Glowbugs'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Absynth Quintet just released of their long-awaited album, Telepathy of Glowbugs. The 12-track self-released album features a number of brand new songs along with special guest sit-ins with Matt Eakle (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Play Harris Center, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts to perform live from her 13th record, The River & The Thread. Cash won the hearts of her audience when she appeared here in spring of 2011. (more...)

Strand-Capitol to Welcome David Bromberg Quintet, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

On Dec. 6, 2014, downtown York's historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center will welcome David Bromberg Quintet, led by the 'Godfather of Americana' David Bromberg. Tickets are on sale now to Strand-Capitol members and go on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Natalia Zukerman Releases New Album 'Come Thief, Come Fire'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman returns with her sixth studio album Come Thief, Come Fire, out today on Talisman Records. The follow up to 2011's Gas Station Roses, which No Depression called 'a rare treat,' Zukerman's latest offering expands on her craft, while seeing her explore new sonic territories, and all the while delivering her most immediate, heartfelt and compelling release to date. (more...)

Terrance Simien, Rebirth Brass Band and More Set for Centennial Festival of Riverboats' 2014 Music Lineup, 10/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a commemoration of the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will feature a variety of musical and performing acts, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company. The Kentucky Center curated the musical lineup with a close eye on authentic, river-inspired genres -- carefully orchestrating the music roster to set the tone for the event. The celebration, October 14-19, will have a distinctly local flavor, centering on Louisville's best music, food, bourbon and art along the banks of Waterfront Park. (more...)

Leticia Rodriguez Garza to Perform New EP on Seattle's KEXP, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Leticia Rodriguez Garza's in-studio performance with Seattle's KEXP will air September 16th at 6:30pm PST. The performance will stream via kexp.org, and local listeners can tune in to 90.3FM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BURIED CHILD Makes for a Trying Visit to a Slice of Demented Americana
by Gil Kaan - Sep 14, 2014

Close to three hours of crazy behavior, with doses of disgusting, despicable action mixed in, make for an extremely intense, but trying evening. (more...)

The Milk Carton Kids and Sarah Jarosz to Play the Capitol Center, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Grammy-nominated folk artists The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz, along with Samson Grisman, Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith offer a very special evening of collaborative performance in front of one microphone on October 17, 2014 at the Capitol Center for the Arts. (more...)

JOHN MELLENCAMP Announces Plain Spoken Tour
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 12, 2014

John Mellencamp has announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. (more...)

John Mellencamp Announces 'Plain Spoken' 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. (more...)

Fall into Savings this Autumn with Ten Travel Tips from Getaroom.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

MIAMI, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Many travelers dread summer travel due to the higher heat and big crowds that clog the most popular destinations. Traveling during the fall is a good alternative due to the lower rates, milder weather, and the many benefits of fewer crowds. (more...)

John Mellencamp Announces Plain Spoken 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. "The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. (more...)

John Mellencamp's 2015 Plain Spoken Tour Comes to PPAC, 4/16; Tickets on Sale 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp today announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour, produced by AEG Live, beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. Mellencamp will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Friday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30P, with special guest Carlene Carter. (more...)

Mountain Standard Time to Bring Fall Tour to the Fox Theatre, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Mountain Standard Time at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 15th, 2014. (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...)

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