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BWW Blog: David Finckel, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - An Adriatic Music Cruise
by Guest Blogger: David Finckel - Jul 9, 2014

The journeys organized by Travel Dynamics combine first-class accommodations and stimulating sight-seeing with intimate chamber music performances in extraordinary locations. As co-Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society, along with my wife, the pianist Wu Han, we program the concerts and select additional musicians from the Society's artist roster to join us as collaborators. The passengers include music lovers who join the cruises through two of our prominent chamber music institutions New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Silicon Valley's Music@Menlo. Joining us on this adventure were Suzanne Davidson and Edward Sweeney, the executive directors of each organization respectively, as well as violinists Kristin Lee and Arnaud Sussmann, two of the most exciting young performers on the classical music scene today. (more...)

Midokura Announces Partnership With Fujitsu
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2014) -   Midokura, a global company focused on network virtualization, announced a new partnership with Fujitsu Limited, a leading Japanese information and communication technology company. The companies will offer a joint solution that integrates Midokura's MidoNet network virtualization software with Fujitsu's private cloud platform software, Fujitsu Software ServerView Resource Orchestrator (ROR). The combined technology, based on the popular open source cloud management system, OpenStack, allows enterprise customers to simply and seamlessly build scalable and fault-tolerant multi-tenant private Clouds. The joint technology will be available in December 2014. (more...)

2014 OzAsia Festival Program to Feature Over 250 Artists From Across the Globe; Runs Sept 3-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Adelaide Festival Centre has unveiled the 2014 OzAsia Festival program, which celebrates Adelaide's sister state, Shandong Province, China. The Festival will feature more than 140 performers from the region and will put the spotlight on its rich history and resplendent culture as well as presenting performances and events from on Japan, India, Korea, Philippines, Cambodia, Palestine, Bangladesh, Russia, Indonesia, Mongolia and of course Australia. (more...)

OmniTI Announces Speakers for Surge 2014: The Scalability & Performance Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The conference will feature keynote speaker Jason Hoffman, VP, head of product line, Ericsson Cloud Software, who will speak to the conference on scaling through acquisition. In addition, the first day of the conference will offer a free CHEF training presented by Nathan Harvery, director of Community and #learnchef. This is a hands-on tutorial where attendees will learn the basics on how to use Chef for system and infrastructure management. (more...)

Colt Technology Services and Virtustream Partner to Help Enterprises and Public Sector Customers Migrate Business Critical SAP Applications to the Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Migrating business critical applications to a cloud-based infrastructure is a complex project for any organization, causing concerns about the availability and performance of business critical applications during the migration, and the associated impact on the business. Now any existing SAP application can be moved to Colt's cloud infrastructure with the highest levels of enterprise security, audit and compliance support. The service is based on consumption-based pricing and backed by commercial SLAs for availability and performance. Customers can also take advantage of Virtustream's xStream cloud software to install and manage private and hybrid Clouds, which can be linked to Colt and Virtustream's data centers and Clouds. (more...)

Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"We had a fantastic second quarter. Total revenues from products and software blades subscription delivered 10 percent growth, which was driven by strong demand across industries and business segments. We saw a nice up-tick in customer wins across the board with several very large customer contracts," said Gil Shwed, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Check Point Software Technologies. (more...)

Catbird Selects Nadel Phelan, Inc. to Promote Security in Virtualized Environments
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Nadel Phelan, Inc., a leader in strategic and tactical high tech public relations, today announced that Catbird, the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private Clouds and virtual infrastructure, has selected Nadel Phelan for its comprehensive public relations expertise. (more...)

Survey Finds Private Cloud is Holding Feds Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Among the survey's key findings: Agencies that fully incorporate cloud into their overall strategy saved an average of 18 percent, 50 percent more than those with a limited cloud strategy approach. However, the majority of respondents said their agencies are not yet making cloud a priority. Only 41 percent said their agency is considering cloud as part of their overall IT strategy, and 51 percent have used cloud only for a limited number of specific applications. Further, the majority of Feds give their agency a C-grade or below on progress toward cloud. (more...)

Code42 Named in Internet Retailer's Prestigious Top 500 Guide
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

“Life at work and home happens on our devices,” said Matthew Dornquast, co-founder and chief executive officer of Code42. “Our amazing team builds the world's most successful endpoint data governance technology to help people and businesses quickly, easily protect the data that lives on their devices. We are proud of our team's success and pleased to be recognized as a top e-retailer.” (more...)

Splashtop Joins RSA® Ready Technology Partner Program; Announces Adoption by Leading Japan Insurance Group Nissei Asset Management
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Splashtop, a leader in cross-device computing and collaboration, today announce that it has joined the RSA Ready Technology Partner Program and has established interoperability between Splashtop Enterprise and RSA SecurID® multi-factor authentication solution from RSA, The Security Division of EMC (EMC). (more...)

Oracle Linux 7 Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) (more...)

INetU to Deliver Multi Cloud Management with the Addition of Amazon Web Services
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

“The market has reached a point where it is clear that organizations are going to want hybrid, multi cloud environments that span between their own infrastructure to a single cloud provider and across multiple cloud providers,” said Carl Brooks, research analyst, Infrastructure Services, 451 Research. “Providers that can guarantee high performance and availability, as well as infrastructure design and implementation when managing AWS resources, have a singular advantage to show clients who are already leveraging full service managed hosting services.” (more...)

ScaleBase Distributed Database Software now Available on IBM Cloud Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

As organizations strive to become more agile and competitive, they are faced with the challenge of scaling their apps while moving to the cloud. To do so successfully, and avoid the challenges of managing a large and growing database in the cloud, they need a virtualized database environment. ScaleBase was purpose built for cloud migration and scale - seamlessly leveraging multiple MySQL instances, providing a massive distributed database. (more...)

Cloud Technology Partners Named to CRN's 2014 Emerging Vendor List
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming businesses through cloud solutions, today announced it has been recognized as one of 2014's hottest technology vendors by CRN, a top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products and/or services, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America and around the world to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. (more...)

Easy Solutions Teams with Fundtech to Protect Against Wire Fraud
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

“Fundtech is constantly looking for best-in-class and innovative anti-fraud solutions that will give financial institutions a competitive advantage in protecting their customers,” said Fundtech's Senior Vice President – US Payments Product Management, Tony Salamone. “By integrating the key capabilities of Easy Solutions' DetectTA with Fundtech's PAYplus, we are creating a powerful solution in the market that will help organizations close vulnerability gaps in wire transactions.” (more...)

Ferndale Laboratories Selects rfXcel to Meet U.S. "Big Three" September 1 DSCSA Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

rfXcel Traceability System is the most robust, production-ready DSCSA solution in the market (more...)

Xen Project Introduces New Mirage OS Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

PORTLAND, OR - The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced the release of Mirage OS v2.0, which includes the industry's first software framework that unifies cloud and embedded deployments behind a safe, secure programming language, allowing developers to seamlessly build systems that span both embedded devices and public cloud services. The latest release also includes support for distributed computation, networking and storage. (more...)

Catbird to Unveil the Industry's First Security Policy Automation Solution for OpenStack
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Catbird, the leader in security policy automation and enforcement for private Clouds and virtual infrastructure, today announced the forthcoming availability of its flagship cloud security and compliance solution, Catbird 6.0, with security policy automation for OpenStack. Catbird is the first company to deliver security policy automation for private and hybrid cloud environments, enabling security policy to move across on- and off-premise infrastructure on all three leading cloud platforms. (more...)

SAP Commits to Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for Innovative Development in the Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) is committed to an open platform for customers and partners to run their businesses in real time in the cloud. SAP today announced that it has become a sponsor of two key open source communities: Cloud Foundry, the industry-leading open platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and the OpenStack Foundation, delivering the industry-leading open infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). In addition, SAP announced new cloud-based developer tools SAP HANA Answers and SAP River Rapid Development Environment. The announcements were made at the O'Reilly OSCON Open Source Convention, held July 20-24 in Portland, Oregon. (more...)

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet raises the velvet curtain on its 2014-2015 season with George Balanchine's Jewels. Costumed in emerald green, ruby red and luminous white, the trio of gems in Jewels pays tribute to golden ages of music and dance. Evoking the birthplace of Romantic ballet, Emeralds' graceful Clouds of tulle whisper French courtesy, fashion, and fragrance. A sassy, jazzy collaboration with composer Igor Stravinsky, Rubies mirrors the carefree spontaneity of America, Balanchine's beloved adopted country. The splendor of Diamonds recalls the great choreographer's heritage, so that "if the entre Imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence" (Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp). Jewels runs from September 26 through October 5 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets and more information are available through the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, 206.441.2424, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

GoGrid's 'Any Cloud' Orchestration Engine Service Enables Telcos to Rise Above the Commodity Layer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), today announced its 'any cloud' Orchestration Engine Service for delivering complex applications across multiple public or private Clouds as well as on-premise data centers. GoGrid's pioneering service enables customers and ISVs to create solutions at the click of a button and then automate deployments across any cloud or in-house environment. Telcos and other cloud partners will appreciate how 1-Button Deploy™ solutions dramatically simplify moving applications from trial to pilot and then to full-scale production, which can simplify their sales process and drive complete life-cycle relationships. The Orchestration Engine Service also enables partners to sell and deliver services for new use cases such as test and development as well as disaster recovery. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its Box Office for 2014-2015 ticket sales on Monday, July 21. As is its tradition, PNB is offering a special money-saving deal for early-bird ticket-buyers, to celebrate the company's 42nd season: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased thru July 31.* Tickets (as well as money-saving subscriptions) may be purchased either by phone (206.441.2424), online (PNB.org) or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (more...)

Project Hosts Achieves a Microsoft Gold Hosting Competency
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA - Project Hosts, a recognized leader in private cloud hosting of Microsoft Project Server, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions, today announced it has attained a Gold Hosting competency, demonstrating a 'best-in-class' ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft's partner ecosystem. In addition to this Gold Hosting competency, Project Hosts has a Gold Project and Portfolio Management competency. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic begins its 12th annual Bravo! Vail residency on Friday, July 18 with renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. (more...)

NTT DATA Joins the Winner's Circle in the HfS Cloud Infrastructure Services Blueprint Report 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

NTT Group is one of the world's largest telecom and IT services companies and includes brands such as NTT DATA, NTT Communications, Dimension Data, NTT Centerstance, and Solutionary. NTT Group offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud lifecycle services and solutions united under a common integrated ecosystem – NTT Clouds – making it uniquely qualified to address the needs of enterprises and public sector agencies of all sizes with solutions spanning the network, infrastructure, applications, and business processes. (more...)

AccelOps and Cleveland Indians Make an All-Star IT Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

SANTA CLARA, CA and CLEVELAND, OH -  A lot more IT happens at a major league baseball park than you might think. Attendance has boomed, along with the number and type of mobile devices that fans bring to games. IP security surveillance, mobile device access, digital signage, wireless network, ticketing, point of sale the IT security challenges are huge and growing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BIG A: SCENES FROM A VANISHING LANDSCAPE Gives Perspective at Capital Fringe
by Ellen Burns - Jul 16, 2014

Robert Epstein, the writer and director of The Big A, based the show on his family's own experiences. As a long-time New York and DC actor, acting teacher and Macomb Theater Company founder, Epstein felt that, instead of lecturing about the experience of Alzheimer's/dementia, he wanted to take the audience inside the reality; showing us the effects of the disease from varying perspectives within a theatrical context. We are invited inside the mind of the aging parent as he/she tries to make sense of the chaos that seems to be everywhere, and the struggle to communicate the terror and loneliness that wells up. And then we are back on the other side of that fear, with the frustrated and hurting son, feeling, I daresay, a gread deal more empathy for both sides. (more...)

New Pay-As-You-Go AWS Marketplace Annual Pricing for VNS3 Cloud Networking
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - CohesiveFT, the cloud native networking company, today announced annual pricing for VNS3 Lite Edition inside the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Enterprise customers can now build distributed, scalable, highly available networks across public, private and hybrid Clouds with VNS3 in AWS on an hourly, monthly, or annual subscription basis.  (more...)

Amid Accelerating Growth Cycle Computing Adds Industry Leaders Tim Carroll and Rob Futrick to Management Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Celebrating a year of record-growth, Cycle Computing has added HPC executive and startup veteran Tim Carroll as Vice President of Business Development and Ecosystem; and has also promoted Rob Futrick to Chief Technical Officer (CTO). The buildout of the management team will leverage and accelerate rapid growth of revenue, new customers and core hours under management. (more...)

History to Present WWI: THE FIRST MODERN WAR, 7/26
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

HISTORY will focus on the game-changing weapons that were introduced during a transitional time in war history with “WW1: THE FIRST MODERN WAR” beginning Saturday, July 26 at 8 PM ET/PT. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/16/14 - PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, 'WIDOW' at Powerhouse, 'LOVE' at WTF, 'FIDDLER' at Goodspeed and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 16, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES opens tonight, and the regional theatre scene explodes tonight with Kyra Sedgwick starring in Powerhouse's THE DANISH WIDOW, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opening at Goodspeed, and LIVING ON LOVE making its world premiere with Renee Fleming in Williamstown! (more...)

'The Sum of a Thousand Dreams' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

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Stratus Technologies Launches New Global Partner Program for Always-On Availability
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

MAYNARD, MA -  Stratus Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of availability solutions, today announced the launch of its world-class global partner program. The new tiered program provides channel partners with three levels of exclusive participation to meet their individual business objectives. Participating partners benefit from compelling incentives, a broad range of certification and accreditation options and significant margin opportunities, while providing their customers with the industry's most trusted platform and software-defined availability solutions. These availability solutions from Stratus enable end users to keep their applications up and running continuously in today's always-on world. (more...)

CohesiveFT Cloud Native Networking Featured in AWS Marketplace Network Infrastructure Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

CHICAGO, IL - CohesiveFT, the cloud native networking company, today announced their participation in the AWS Marketplace Network Infrastructure free trial campaign. CohesiveFT's VNS3 Lite Edition is available for a 1 month free trial on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, customers who actively use VNS3 on AWS will receive $100 in AWS credits. (more...)

BTI Systems Chosen to Enable the New Interxion Cloud Connect Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

OTTAWA, ON and BOSTON, MA -  BTI Systems, an award-winning provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to content, colocation and service providers around the world, today announced that Interxion (NYSE: INXN) has chosen BTI's Cloud Networking Solution for its Cloud Connect platform, a new service for enterprise and service provider customers (see Interxion's announcement today). The initial deployments will be in London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam with eight other markets to follow. Additionally, Interxion chose BTI to provide operations and maintenance support. (more...)

Carpathia and Equinix Launch a Hybrid Cloud Offering: The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

DULLES, Va. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Carpathia, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of compliant cloud services and managed hosting, and Equinix, (EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure. Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure is a hybrid cloud offering that allows enterprises direct access to the Microsoft Azure public cloud via Carpathia-managed platforms and the Equinix Cloud Exchange, which enables companies to meet stringent security requirements and industry standards such as HIPAA, SOX and GLBA. (more...)

Dell Software Continues Data Protection Enhancements, Launching Two New Backup Appliances and Latest Release of AppAssure
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The trio of releases further extends the depth and breadth of Dell Software's growing portfolio of end-to-end data protection solutions. With an array of technologies that complement each other and fit environments with diverse protection requirements, Dell Software gives customers the flexibility and versatility they need to protect data and applications across physical, virtual or cloud environments. Dell's data protection solutions are used globally by more than 83,000 customers who depend on them to add value to the business by minimizing downtime, safeguarding against data loss, and reducing costs and complexity. (more...)

Equinix Deepens Hybrid Cloud Partnership with NetApp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

REDWOOD CITY and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Equinix, Inc. (EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, and NetApp (NTAP), a global leader in storage and data management solutions, today announced that they are expanding their cloud partnership. The two companies now provide an expanded offering of private storage solutions for the public cloud including NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure, through the Equinix Cloud Exchange, which makes connecting to the cloud simple and convenient. (more...)

Riverbed Joins the New Microsoft Azure Certified Program as an Inaugural Member and Now Offers Azure-Certified Riverbed SteelHead
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Blog Post: Microsoft Certified Riverbed SteelHead for Azure: rvbd.ly/1n3Wz96 (more...)

Siminn Selects Ensim's Automation Solution to Manage Multiple Services From a Single Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA -  Ensim Corporation, a leading provider of automation and orchestration solutions for business applications, services and infrastructure, today announced that Icelandic telecommunications provider Siminn has selected Ensim's end-to-end platform to manage Microsoft Exchange 2013, SharePoint and Lync for its customers. To date about 5,000 mailboxes have been migrated to the Ensim platform, with plans to add support for additional services. (more...)

CommVault Addresses Demand for Data Management Optimization with New Consulting Services
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

OCEANPORT, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CommVault (CVLT) today announced the launch of two new service offerings designed to help enterprises accelerate time to value and drive greater business efficiencies from their data management environments. (more...)

Equinix, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and EMC Bring Secure, Scalable, Reliable Storage to the Cloud without Compromise
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cloud computing beckons the enterprise with promises of greater agility and cost savings. But many businesses worry cloud adoption also means less control over their data, decreased privacy and degraded performance. (more...)

Research Firm SourcingLine Publishes Analysis of Leading Web Designers, Digital Agencies, and Mobile App Developers in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today SourcingLine published new research on leading digital design and development firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. (more...)

Newly Released Viewpointe White Paper, "Not All Clouds Are Created Equal"
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Regulated businesses, including those in the financial services, healthcare and energy sectors, are under cost and regulatory pressures to rethink information governance policies, technology and delivery, according to the white paper. As such, the piece explores the evolution of the cloud, the various cloud options available today and how organizations can identify the best cloud solutions that meet business needs to improve enterprise-wide processes. (more...)

SoftLayer Fuels Hybrid Cloud Growth for IBM with New Clients and Services
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

ARMONK, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced SoftLayer is fueling hybrid cloud adoption by attracting thousands of new clients including leading enterprises. To support this ongoing growth, IBM is also launching a range of new cloud services designed for the enterprise that arebased on SoftLayer infrastructure. (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC on CBS - Saturday, July 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 19, 2014! (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 7/25-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is proud to be the first Non-Equity Theatre Company in Connecticut to be performing The Addams Family- The Musical. Storm Clouds are gathering over the Addams Family mansion. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly, delightful life in this magnificently macabre new musical comedy. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Young Pugsley, jealous of his sister's attention, begs her to keep torturing him, severely, while mother Morticia, conflicted over her daughter's lurch into womanhood, fears being upstaged and discarded...like yesterday's road kill. All the while, father Gomez - master of the revels, mischievous and oblivious as ever, must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night when outsiders come to dinner; the events of one night will change this family forever. A family so very different from your own...or maybe not. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: On the Eve of the 18th Annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival - The Confessions of a Jolson Fanatic
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

The 18th Long Island Al Jolson Festival coming up on August 16 is a whole-day affair featuring film presentations, lectures, memorabilia displays and sales, and a performance--'The Heart of Al Jolson'--by singer and Staten Island native Tony Babino (photo below), who can sing Jolson songs like, well, you ain't heard nothin' yet. The other day, like clockwork, I received my yearly invitation to attend from Oceanside, LI resident Jan Hernstat, who for the past 10 years has been the President of the 62-year-old International Al Jolson Society (which was formed in early 1950, a few months before Jolson died), an organization with a worldwide membership hovering around 1,000. I am proud to say that for 30 years, I've been one of them. I'm even prouder to say that I've been an Al Jolson fanatic for much longer. Here's my story about how it happened. (more...)

Five Star Publishing Announces the Release of The Splintered Paddle by Mark Troy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Five Star Publishing announces the release of The Splintered Paddle by Mark Troy. The Splintered Paddle (Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-432828-59-2, 304 pages, $25.95) is now available nationwide. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - 4th of July, Birthdays, and Backstage Life
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 10, 2014

Yes I know it's a pretty long title for this weeks blog, but a lot can happen in a few days when working away from home, lol. Such was the case this week as we got to celebrate the 4th; our Fiddler, Max Chucker's Birthday, as well as some much needed time off from the show. (more...)

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