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Amazon Expands Prime Music Selection: Hundreds of Thousands of Songs and Hundreds of Prime Playlists Added
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"The response we've had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we're excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members," said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. "Prime Music was introduced just over a month ago and we've already significantly expanded the Prime Music catalog. Prime members have been telling us how much they love Prime Playlists, so we're also pleased to offer hundreds of great new playlists to make it easier to enjoy the best of Prime Music." (more...)

MASTERCHEF Champ Christine Ha Shares her 'Humble Apple Pie' Recipe
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2014

Christine Ha is not only a MASTERCHEF champion, but also an inspiration to millions. Having been declared legally Blind in 2007, she proved that with talent and hardwork, no obstacle is too difficult to overcome. In fact, as she shared when I recently spoke with her, Christine's victory inspired Alexander Weiss to audition for, and eventually win, the first season of MASTERCHEF JR. (more...)

First-Ever MASTERCHEF Cruise Unveils Event Itinerary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The MASTERCHEF Cruise announced today the line up of programming for the first-ever seven-day culinary journey sailing to the Caribbean Nov. 8-15, 2014. Foodies and fans of America's most-watched cooking competition series MASTERCHEF (Mondays, 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX) will hone their culinary skills while getting up close and personal with their favorite series talent with over 15 hours of event programming including Pressure Tests, Mystery Box Challenges, MasterChef Trivia, Tag Team Challenges, cocktail parties, meet and greets and more. (more...)

Stephen Aaron Grey Releases New Novel ANT FARM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Peace-loving ants flee for their lives from a plantation run by cruel cockroaches, only to discover their new society is eventually fraught with the same conflicts they previously faced, as well as others. (more...)

Blake Mills' 'Heigh Ho' To Be Released 9/16 On Verve Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills will release his highly anticipated second album, Heigh Ho, on September 16th via Verve Records / Record Collection. (more...)

Internet Retailer 100 Sites Deploy More Marketing Technology, But Data Lags Behind the Internet Retailer 501-600 According to New Comparison Research
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

PROVO, Utah, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ New research conducted by tag auditing company, ObservePoint, found that the top 100 online retailers as ranked by Internet Retailer still lags behind the Internet Retailer's 501-600 in data quality, despite leveraging more marketing technology. This research was presented at the 2014 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition by ObservePoint's vice president of sales, Doug Jensen. (more...)

MASTERCHEF Champ Christine Ha Shares her Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 22, 2014

Christine Ha is not only a MASTERCHEF champion, but also an inspiration to millions. Having been declared legally Blind in 2007, she proved that with talent and hardwork, no obstacle is too difficult to overcome. In fact, as she shared when I recently spoke with her, Christine's victory inspired Alexander Weiss to audition for, and eventually win, the first season of MASTERCHEF JR. (more...)

Site-Specific Production of PROOF to Open 8/21 at Sycamore Hill
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, by David Auburn, will open Thursday, August 21 for a four-performance run at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs. Veronica Covalesky and Nick Leasure, at 481 Ebelhare Road in Pottstown, PA. Directed by Seth Reich, the production features a cast of New York actors who will perform the play on the actual porch of the Sycamore Hill home. (more...)

Maria Hinojosa to Host Documentary Series AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Launching in fall 2014, AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS is the first national series to examine the new American mainstream-with its growing numbers of Asians, Latinos, African Americans (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN DAD on FOX - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN DAD, airing on FOX on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on WIPEOUT, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM and More Set for Rooftop Films This Week at Brookfield Place
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The generosity flows strong this week at Rooftop Films with three nights of completely free programming, all set along the mighty Hudson River at the beautiful Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan. It's a three-day weekend of cartoons, New York-centric shorts, and a jazz doc about a Blind legend. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2014

'TAME.' is one of those plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival that's a bit of a rarity among all of the zany offerings. It's something new, something inspired by the classics, something that offers a rich story, and something that's very well-acted. It actually turned out to be one of the offerings this year that I enjoyed the most. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Christine Ha talks about MASTERCHEF Cruise, Show Strategy, and Food Inspiration
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 21, 2014

In 2012, Christine Ha not only became the first Blind contestant to appear on MASTERCHEF, but she went on to win the show's third season. Since then, she has published her first cookbook 'Recipes From My Home Kitchen,' and this November, she will be one of the show's alums to be aboard the first ever MASTERCHEF Cruise. (more...)

Empire Stage Theatre Presents Free Reading of ROSES ARE BLIND, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Roses are Blind is based on the true-life story of college student, Julie Janson, after she inadvertently uncovers a family secret. In an attempt to suppress the truth; her family falsely admits her into a psychiatric ward where she is immersed in the nightmare of a psychiatric misdiagnosis. Fighting for her life inside 'Ward 9', Julie is surrounded by a slew of colorful characters, including Yolanda, a diagnosed Schizophrenic, with 9 personalities that miraculously fuel her resilient spirit. (more...)

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited- Like Netflix But for Books
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Yesterday, Amazon.com introduced Kindle Unlimited-a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month. Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates-just look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click 'Read for Free.' Customers can choose from best sellers like The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lord of the Rings, and with thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible, like The Handmaid's Tale and Water for Elephants, the story can continue in the car or on the go. Kindle Unlimited subscribers also get the additional benefit of a complimentary three-month Audible membership, with access to the full selection of Audible titles. Kindle Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle devices or with Amazon's free Kindle reading apps. Start your free 30-day trial today at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

NO ONE ASKED ME Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents NO ONE ASKED ME, a new play by Kate Ballen, inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students. Matthew Newton directs a cast of nine including Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ashlee Danielle, Gary De Mattei*, Alaina Fragoso, Corneilus Franklin, Jessica Maria Kight, Veda Kumarjiguda, Terra Mackintosh*, and Jihan McKenzie. Performances will be stated at Venue #2: The Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (bet. Rivington and Delancey). *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. (more...)

Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Launches
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com today introduced Kindle Unlimited-a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month. Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates-just look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click 'Read for Free.' Customers can choose from best sellers like The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lord of the Rings, and with thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible, like The Handmaid's Tale and Water for Elephants, the story can continue in the car or on the go. Kindle Unlimited subscribers also get the additional benefit of a complimentary three-month Audible membership, with access to the full selection of Audible titles. Kindle Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle devices or with Amazon's free Kindle reading apps. Start your free 30-day trial today at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial. (more...)

Next Generation Digital Wallet Contest Hits Social Media - Consumers Can Win Newest Smart Wallet in Facebook & Twitter Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

iCAN TRI Youth Triathlon Returns to Clovis North Educational Center, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Clovis, CA (more...)

GSX Solutions Successfully Wraps Microsoft's WPC 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - (WPC 2014) GSX Solutions [www.gsx.com] the global leader in proactive, consolidated monitoring and reporting of enterprise collaboration environments, including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and IBM Notes today successfully wrapped the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, WPC2014. The company showcased its GSX Monitor & Analyzer solutions for Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, SharePoint and Office 365, and answered a staggering amount of questions regarding cloud migration. (more...)

ViridiSTOR and Lions Clubs International Sets a New Standard in Sustainable Information Delivery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

TUSTIN, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ViridiSTOR LLC partnered with Lions Clubs International (LCI) to deliver their entire convention digitally on their Presenter USB. Held in Toronto, over 16,000 delegates representing the 1.36 million members from over 200 countries worldwide attended the annual convention. (more...)

Safe Drive Systems Combats Distracted Driving
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/Distracted driving is the cause of 72% of car accidents, resulting in more than 15 people killed and another 1,200 injured each day in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 'Visual-manual tasks can degrade a driver's focus and increase the risk of getting into a crash up to three times,' explains National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator David L. Strickland on the dangers of distracted driving. The worst, perhaps, is the all-too-common texting while driving, which increases the likelihood of a crash by 23 times (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute). (more...)

New Children's Book MOLLY AND BABOU is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Monroe, N.Y. (more...)

Evolve Media Launches Latest Native Video Solution, INgage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

INgage is a product of Evolve's SpringBoard Video platform, providing marketers with powerful reporting and analytics - tracking starts, stops, mutes, quartile viewership and more. An INgage powered video only plays when in view. It is VAST and VPaid compliant. Additionally, INgage has robust targeting and audit capabilities, including Neilsen's OCR demo audit tool that allows us to track on-target % and GRP. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, July 30, 2014! (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

VIDEO: Paris Hilton Debuts Music Video for New Single 'Come Alive'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Paris Hilton has released a video for her new single "Come Alive,' from Cash Money Records. (more...)

Uptown Players to Kick Off 2014 Pride Performing Arts Festival with MYTHICAL BEASTIE, COMMENCING and More, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for the 4th annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. From September 12 - 20, 2014, Uptown Players will present a nine-day festival of plays, cabaret acts, and a concert performance celebrating Dallas Gay Pride, closing with a very special presentation of Savage Love Live, featuring Dan Savage. (more...)

THOSE WERE THE DAYS, FIRST DATE, SINATRA FOREVER and More Set for Broadway Palm's 2014-15 Season, On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway Palm's 2014-2015 Season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions and six concerts. (more...)

RICHIE KOTZEN to Release 'The Essential Richie Kotzen CD/DVD Collection 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

This unique style courses through THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN, a career retrospective collection set for release September 2 on Loud & Proud Records. (more...)

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE to Open 8/1 at the Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Jul 15, 2014

The reviews for Leonard Gershe's Butterflies Are Free were unanimously raves when it opened on Broadway in 1969, and the play ended up winning a number of awards that season. The play focuses on Don Baker, Blind since birth, whose over-protective mother is forced to come to terms with her son's bid for independence when he sets up in a Manhattan apartment on his own. He soon makes the acquaintance of his off-the-wall, liberated, actress neighbor Jill. Don learns the kind of things from Jill that his mother would never have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about. (more...)

No Escape From Company Email as Work/Life Divide Disappears
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

DURHAM, N.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ GFI Software today announced the findings of its second independent study into email user habits, which revealed a stark increase in the way that work email is encroaching into the personal lives and downtime of staff. Of those surveyed, some 44.8 percent admit to checking work email at least once a day in their personal time, while 40.4 percent admit checking multiple times a day or in real-time through pre-work mornings, evenings, weekends and days off. (more...)

My Brightest Diamond's New EP 'None More Than You' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

My Brightest Diamond's new EP, None More Than You, is out today on Asthmatic Kitty Records and can now be heard in full exclusively at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Blind Sides' Episode of CBS's RECKLESS
by - Jul 15, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's RECKLESS titled 'Blind Sides,' when two football players are accused of killing their coach, Jamie and Roy put aside their differences and work together to clear their names. (more...)

NEC's Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Testing for Third Consecutive Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

NEC's technology took first place for the third consecutive time following the 2009 Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge (MBGC 2009) and 2010-2011 Multiple Biometrics Evaluation (MBE 2010-2011). The most recent FRVT test for one-to-many searching (class C) evaluated the accuracy of database enrollments and personal identity searches using massive volumes of face image data (over 1.6 million people), including multiple “high quality” criminal mugshots, “low quality” webcam snap shots, and “standard quality” passport/visa photo images. (more...)

Pulse Performance Products Launches Pulse Safe Start And Wins Parent Tested Parent Approved Award For 3-Wheel Electric Scooter For Young Kids
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -Pulse Performance Products, a Bravo Sports Corp. brand and leader in high performance scooters, has partnered with the world's most recognized kids characters to launch Pulse Safe Start, the first 3-wheel electric scooter for kids ages three and older. (more...)

Pulse Performance Products Announces Launch of Pulse Safe Start; Celebrates Award Win
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -Pulse Performance Products, a Bravo Sports Corp. brand and leader in high performance scooters, has partnered with the world's most recognized kids characters to launch Pulse Safe Start, the first 3-wheel electric scooter for kids ages three and older. (more...)

Thomas Jane to Star in New Syfy/Alcon TV Series THE EXPANSE
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Syfy and Alcon TV today announced that three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane (Hung, The Punisher) will star as the world-weary Detective Miller (more...)

Second Stage Uptown's MALA HIERBA Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2014 Uptown Series with the New York premiere of MALA HIERBA, written by Tanya Saracho (HBO's 'Looking' and 'Girls') and directed by Jerry Ruiz. MALA HIERBA will feature ROBERTA COLINDREZ, SANDRA MARQUEZ, MARTA MILANS, and ANA NOGUEIRA. Previews begin tonight, July 14th and opening night is Thursday, July 24th. (more...)

Bound & Gagged Comedy Present Michael Downey's BLUE SOMETIMES at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 24 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

They say 'write about what you know', so Irish comedian Michael Downey decided to write about being blue, because he's experienced all its shades. Yes Michael has been blue but who hasn't? Michael knows the despair of making tea and discovering he has no milk, he knows the sadness of sitting an exam with nothing but Blind optimism in your head that you might pass. And he's suffered the darkest blue by missing an episode of Coronation Street. (more...)

IMAGINING O, TATTOOED IN SNOW, APROPOS, ROCCO and More Set for Peak Performances' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Despite the welcoming size of its stage and its top technical offerings, nothing about the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University has been considered sacred since its opening ten years ago. Peak artists have moved inside, outside and about the theater with the greatest of ease, with only a single directive issued by Peak's Artistic Director Jedediah Wheeler: Challenge the minds and imaginations of audiences in unexpected ways. (more...)

TUTS Underground Announces 2014/2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

TUTS Underground's second season is here! Get ready for marijuana, celebrity stalkers and awkward first date antics. Interested? See below for more details and photos. (more...)

The Village Theatre Will Premiere Six Brand New Musicals in Development, 8/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Village Theatre is the birthplace of new works such Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet. And now, it has announced its lineup for the 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, which runs from Aug 8 to 17. They will be showcasing six new musicals which have been under development. (more...)

Powerhouse Vocalist Sari Schorr and Her All-Star Band at The Cutting Room, 7/31
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

On the heels of her exciting recent performances at Brooklyn's Shape Shifter Lab and Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, powerhouse vocalist Sari Schorr will next appear at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm. Supporting Schorr will be her all-star band The Engine Room, featuring Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jerry Marotta on drums, John Cariddi on guitar, and Sue Williams on bass. With a distinctive sound and a 5-octave range that draws from her roots in blues, rock and jazz, Schorr will debut a selection of explosive songs from her upcoming CD. The Cutting Room show will also feature drumming and recording legend Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, who with his indelible sound will revisit some classic moments in funk drumming history, while also offering up some fat new grooves on songs written by Schorr. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, July 30, 2014! (more...)

Blind Tiger Presents Abe Abraham's Dance-Video Film 'Wind and Tree,' 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Blind Tiger is proud to present a showing of Abe Abraham's 'Wind and Tree,' a 3-screen dance-video installation featuring 18 dancers, starring Bessie Award winning dancer Megumi Eda. The 45-minute film is set to JT Bullit's seismographic recordings of the Earth's vibrations and Morton Feldman's Triadic Memories, and is inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon's poem of the same name. Sunday July 27th, 7 PM, at Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue in Brooklyn. (more...)

Hong Kong Director Patrick Lung Kong Celebrated by Museum of the Moving Image in Film Series, 7/15-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Patrick Lung Kong will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tsui Hark to open this nine-film series, with rare titles screened for the first time in New York. Drawing from a rich legacy of Cantonese films, while promoting a strong sense of singularity through his formal inventiveness, director Patrick Lung Kong (b. 1935) had a profound impact on following generations of filmmakers, including John Woo and Tsui Hark, and remains widely acknowledged as one of the great pioneers of Hong Kong cinema. To pay tribute to the achievements of this prodigious filmmaker, Museum of the Moving Image will present Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong, a nine-film screening series featuring rare titles imported from Hong Kong, from August 15 through 24, 2014. The series is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office New York and presented with support from the New York Asian Film Festival/Subway Cinema. (more...)

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