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Jamaica is a musical with a book by Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Harold Arlen. Harburg was blacklisted in Hollywood at the time of the writing of the musical. Set on a small island off the coast of Jamaica, the musical tells about a simple island community fighting to avoid being overrun by American commercialism.

Arlen's music parodies the popular form of Calypso, which was in vogue in the 1950s, largely as a result of the popularity of Harry Belafonte, for whom the musical was originally written. Belafonte withdrew from the production due to illness, and the musical was then tailored around the talents of Lena Horne.

Usher to Debut New Single 'Good Kisser' on THE VOICE, 5/12
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist and “Voice” coach Usher will perform, for the first time live, his brand new single, “Good Kisser,” on the Monday, May 12 telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” (more...)

Usher Debuts New Single 'Good Kisser' on THE VOICE Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist and “Voice” coach Usher will perform, for the first time live, his brand new single, “Good Kisser,” on tonight's telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 60th Anniversary World Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2014-15 60th Anniversary world dance series. Since the inception of the dance series in 1966, more than 175 regional, national and international companies have premiered new works as a part of this series. This year's lineup includes Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana's The Soul of Flamenco, Nai-Ni Chin Dance Company performing a Lunar New Year Celebration, the Moscow City Ballet's production of Don Quixote, and the return of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC). These companies reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. (more...)

4imprint Announces one by one Charitable Donations Given in the 1st Quarter of 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Using $500 in-kind donations of promotional products, charities generate awareness for their organizations, reach customers, promote events and thank key audiences. 4imprint also donates product samples to organizations to help advance their causes. (more...)

Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More Set to Present at the 2014 Otto Awards on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Wednesday, April 16 - The sixteenth annual Otto Rene Castillo Awards for Political Theatre (executive producer, Diane Stiles) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Castillo Theatre (artistic director, Dan Friedman). (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 60th Anniversary 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014


Pure Minutes Celebrates Mother's Day with a Special Long Distance Calling Offer to Help You Stay Connected
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Mother's Day sees the highest call volumes of the year according to a survey conducted by the (Pew Research Center). The study compared long distance phone call usage from 1989 to today and found a 14% jump in adults who maintained daily contact with a parent or parents. Among adults the Pew survey found that mothers sit comfortably in the epicenter of the families' communication network with people much more likely to maintain contact with Mom (61%) rather than Dad (18%) and the remainder maintaining equal contact with both. (more...)

ESPN and ESPN3 to Present 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

ESPN's 21st straight year of televising the Scripps National Spelling Bee final will feature more than 14 combined hours of live competition across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3, beginning today, May 28, at 8 a.m. ET, and concluding on Thursday, May 29, at 10 p.m. (more...)

Family-Fun And Fireworks Mark The Official Opening Celebration Of Key West Luxury Village At Beaches Turks & Caicos
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Key West Luxury Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa marked its official grand opening with a celebration Sunday night, May 18, 2014. The new village is the first major expansion since the grand opening of the resort's Italian Village in 2009. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE To Run At Rose Theatre For Christmas 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Today the Rose Theatre Kingston announces its Christmas production for 2014 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Rose's Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville, directs Theresa Heskins' adaptation of CS Lewis' masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oakland Youth Chorus Dazzles at their Broadway on Broadway Performance
by Linda Hodges - May 17, 2014

It was a night to remember as the Oakland Youth Chorus (OYC) took to the risers and promptly raised the roof on the 1st Presbyterian Church on Broadway in Oakland, belting out some amazing Broadway tunes and putting on an all-around great show for the sold-out crowd. This was not just a concert for doting parents and dewy-eyed devotees. These kids can sing! The performances from the many choral groups that comprise OYC were impressive and fun and definitely high-energy entertainment. (more...)

WorldPride Announces 2014 International Grand Marshal
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

In recognition of this week's rainbow flag-raising at City Hall acknowledging the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, WorldPride 2014 Toronto announces: (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Star Denzel Washington to Host 'Broadway Junior' Event, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Denzel Washington, currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, will serve as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration while hundreds of students from middle and intermediate New York City Public Schools make their Broadway debut on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44 St.) on Monday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. (Press set up at 9:30 a.m.; select pre-show photo ops at 10 a.m.). (more...)

Sutherland Global Services Partners with Blue Prism to Deliver Innovative Robotic Process Automation Solutions
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Over the past two years, the business process outsourcing (BPO) market has seen a shift from offshoring labor as more and more organizations look to automation technology to complete back-office tasks quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively. Leading this trend, Sutherland sought a partner with a proven track record to not only help automate core processes, but also monitor risk and manage compliance to auditing codes. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Docu-Series SISTERHOOD OF HIP HOP, 8/12
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Oxygen Media introduces the next generation of female emcees in the new docu-series, "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" premiering Tuesday, August 12 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

DCINY to Present UNDER THE WESTERN SKY at Carnegie Hall, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents a family-friendly afternoon of lively music for treble voices, including the world premiere of a new Latin American-inspired Gloria by Cristian Grases, who also conducts, and a beautiful selection of music of faith performed by guest ensemble Utah Voices, directed by Michael Huff called Hometown Praise. Under the Western Sky takes place on Sunday, June 22 at 2:00pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. (more...)

Scoop: CROSSBONES on NBC - Friday, June 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 6, 2014

Get all the scoop on CROSSBONES, airing on NBC on Friday, June 27, 2014! (more...)

Crabtree & Evelyn Relaunches Men's Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Long-standing favourites in the Crabtree & Evelyn men's collection, Nomad and Sandalwood have been re-launched for 2014 with new names and packaging. Nomad is now Moroccan Myrrh and Sandalwood has been renamed Indian Sandalwood to highlight the featured ingredient provenance in line with the third men's collection, West Indian Lime. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2nd Edition of Sound + Vision Documentary Series
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the second edition of Sound + Vision, the annual documentary series that explores a diverse range of music, artists, genres, and styles from all over the world. (more...)

City Parks Foundation Presents SummerStage, 7/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Hip hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk artists committed to social change will come together to honor musician and activist Pete Seeger. The program's hosts are Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte's daughter and Kitama Jackson, Pete Seeger's grandson. Mr. Seeger and Mr. Belafonte became international household names as singers who stood for change. For Belafonte that meant being involved in both the Civil Rights Movement in US and the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. For Seeger that meant getting people singing, and then using song to lead marches and rallies around the world. From the labor movement to the Civil Rights movement to the environmental movement, Pete Seeger was always on the front lines. Today's artists aren't that different from Seeger and Belafonte, they also use music as a means to give voice to the voiceless and inspire people to change the world for themselves, their communities and future generations. (more...)

Schoolboy Q, Rise Against and More Set for PETERPALOOZA III at Best Buy Theater, Beg. 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Best Buy Theater just announced 'PeterPalooza III', featuring ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, and Danny Brown on Wednesday, July 23 as well as punk rock band Rise Against with Touche Amore and Radkey on Friday, September 26. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra's Free Summer Wednesday Concert Programs to Run 7/16-8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade comes alive with orchestral splendor on Wednesday evenings during July and August, as the Boston Landmarks Orchestra returns for its 2014 main series. (more...)

James Franco to Open ROCKAWAY! Arts Festival with Poetry Reading at Fort Tilden; Runs 6/29-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. (more...)

Mike Daisey, Julie Klausner, Catie Lazarus & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/25-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014


Over 30,000 New Yorkers Attend 10th Annual ADVENTURES NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On Saturday, June 21, NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine hosted the tenth annual Adventures NYC, the city's largest outdoor adventure festival, at the bandshell in Central Park. And on Sunday, June 22, New Yorkers returned for a second day of adventure in Brooklyn's Marine Park. (more...)

FRONTERAS Concerts Set for 2014 River To River Festival at South Street Seaport This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

At South Street Seaport, River To River presents 'Fronteras: New and Old Sounds from Latin America and the Caribbean,' a series of concerts and DJ sets curated by Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds, June 27-29. From an accordion fronted Tex-Mex punk band to socially conscious Haitian songs, and from ambient folk and electronica to the NYC debut of the king of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, the series travels the crossroads, the blurs and the beats of both traditional and contemporary sounds. Friday night highlights experimental groups that explore musical boundaries; Saturday night features hard rocking socially conscious artists that speak to today's political and social movements; and Sunday brings out some of the finest dance rhythms on the planet. All evenings feature sets by the NY-based DJ Nickodemus. (more...)

New Children's Book, The Spider in My Den, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Coram, N.Y. (more...)

King Diamond, Twisted Sister, Morning Musume 14, The Australian Pink Floyd, and More at the Best Buy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Best Buy Theater has just announced rockers Twisted Sister with Adrenaline Mob and Don Jameson on Friday, September 5, Japanese girl group Morning Musume 14 on Sunday, October 5, Danish heavy metal band King Diamond on Tuesday, October 14 as well as The Australian Pink Floyd returning to Best Buy Theater on Sunday, October 26. (more...)

VIDEO: Island Records Rapper Nova Rockafeller Releases New Music Video for Single 1990S
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

Island Records female rapper, Nova Rockafeller is a spunky little hip hop artist that was raised in Jamaica and has a huge love for everything 90's. Her current single, '1990s,' has an official video that will take you back to everything from Nirvana, Gameboys, and 90's fashion references. (more...)

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at Jacob's Pillow, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

With an array of ideas and images at its source, Reggie Wilson's Moses(es) takes audiences on a captivating journey in six performances at Jacob's Pillow, July 9-13. Wilson's precise, energetic fusion of modern and African dance is remarkable; Brian Seibert of The New York Times comments, “The dance vocabulary is rich: wide squats, jumps that spin and kick, Egyptian poses, arms rippling like bulrushes, heavy steps.” The choreography is married to a diverse score including music by Louis Armstrong, The Klezmatics, Amahlokohloko, Ngqoko Women's Ensemble, MaZarher, Aly-Us, Tiger, Bi Kidude, Southern Sons, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and traditional African-American spirituals “Wade In the Water” and “Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli)” sung live by the artists of Fist & Heel Performance Group. (more...)

Bravado Launches Marley Apparel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

In a move that reflects the company's continued expansion into the fashion apparel space, Bravado, Universal Music Group's global music merchandising company, has launched Marley Apparel, a new and exciting men's clothing line, drawing inspiration and paying tribute to the late and legendary Bob Marley and his signature style during the 60's and 70's. (more...)

Liss Fain Dance Premieres THE IMPERFECT IS OUR PARADISE, 9/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

In the world premiere of The Imperfect is Our Paradise, choreographer Liss Fain creates a new environmental work with longtime collaboratorsMatthew Antaky, set design; Mary Domenico, costume design; Dan Wool, sound design; andFrederic Boulay, projection design. Using spoken text from Faulkner's 1929 masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, the company explores the technique of stream of consciousness as a source of inspiration. The Imperfect is Our Paradise runs September 11-14, 2014 at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

That's right, President Obama faced some criticism for chewing gum during a D-Day ceremony. He was like, “Sorry, but if I don't get my Nicorette, there's going to be another war on this beach.” (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Announces the Inaugural Season of PUSHFEST, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

PUSH Dance Company, under the direction of Raissa Simpson, announces the inaugural season of PUSHfest: a cross-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 15 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, September 19-21, 2014. Tickets for the 2014 PUSHfest Dance Festival are priced $30 general admission, $28 advance, $25 SeniorStudent, $50 festival pass for both programs, and may be purchased at http://odcdance.org/buytickets.php or visit www.pushdance.org for more information. (more...)

'Light Beyond the Horizon' Inspires With Poetry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

New York (more...)

Reggae Artist Shaggy Records Presents New Edition of Unique Audio Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY (best known for his hit singles 'Boombastic,' 'It Wasn't Me,' and 'Angel') records the audio-book version of the Jamaican patois 'translation' of the New York Times, Amazon.com, & Wall Street Journal #1 best seller and worldwide phenomenon, Go the F*** to Sleep. (more...)

Ethiopian Reggae in NYC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

When Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, the man known as Ras Tafari, visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966, more than one hundred thousand Rastafarians were waiting at Kingston Airport to see the man they revered as the Messiah. For a brief moment, still celebrated by the faithful as Grounation Day, the two countries came together. 18 years later, in 1984, an Ethiopian Jewish family, members of the lost tribe of Israel, walked across the desert, making the long trek to their homeland. And now those three cultures – Jamaica, Ethiopia, and Israel - merge on the new album by Tel Aviv-based Zvuloon Dub System, called Anbessa Dub. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Show Palace Entertainment's FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Show Palace Entertainment presents FOREVER PLAID, running July 19 - August 24, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LOVE MOTOWN! Comes to the Southbank Centre, July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra return to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm to celebrate a sensational musical extravaganza - Love Motown! (more...)

Dance-Pop Icon Jade Starling Celebrates 1st Solo Album, CAPTIVE; 1st Single Hits Billboard Top 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

New Jersey's own JADE STARLING, best known as the vocalizing half of the platinum-selling duo Pretty Poison (#1 hit 'Catch Me, I'm Falling' on Virgin Records), will release her first-ever solo work, CAPTIVE, Aug. 12, on Subpoena/Universal. (more...)

'Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty' by Author Sherwin P. Brown is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

BOCA RATON,Fla., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Available NOW at Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold: This rags-to-riches autobiography has a major twist; it starts in Jamaica. 'Jamerican' follows the improbable true-life journey of Sherwin Brown, who grew up the poorest of the poor in an already poverty-stricken country Jamaica. This book will inspire, educate and entertain, all at the same time. Mr. Brown writes with such an easy style, one feels like he's sitting right there telling you the story in person. (more...)

GB Group to Implement Tideworks Technology for Greenfield Terminal in Haiti
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Located just 19 kilometers north of the Port-au-Prince industrial zone and international airport, Port Lafito's primary objective is to deliver a modern port and terminal operations to efficiently serve the needs of both Haitian and international markets. Port Lafito forms part of an integrated economic zone project being developed by GB Group on 300 hectares of privately owned land. The project lies at the crossroads of two major highways, which lead directly to the country's agricultural heartland, and aligns with the government's goals of decentralization and promotion of infrastructure development outside the congested city of Port-au-Prince. (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...)

MTC Announces 2nd Annual Theater Series for Young Audiences in Partnership with Bay Area Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Building on the success of its inaugural Theater Series for Young Audiences, of which every performance was sold out, Marin Theatre Company will again partner with Bay Area Children's Theatre to present five productions in MTC's 99-seat Lieberman Theatre and 231-seat Boyer Theatre. The series includes four BACT productions - Five Little Monkeys, James and the Giant Peach, Three Little Birds, and Fancy Nancy, the Musical! - as well as one MTC production - Around the World in 80 Days. Based in Mill Valley, MTC is a 47-year old professional nonprofit theater that is a destination for smart, uncommon and adventurous theater. (more...)

Full Schedule Announced for the 2014 Long Beach International Film Festival, 7/30-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The full schedule of films and events has been announced for the 3rd Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), happening at locations in the City of Long Beach and Rockville Centre, Long Island NY from July 30 - August 4, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at www.longbeachfilm.com. (more...)

Jade Starling Releases Single 'Think About U', Plays New York Show Tonight to Celebrate CAPTIVE Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jade Starling, best known as New Jersey's vocalizing half of the platinum-selling duo Pretty Poison (No. 1 hit 'Catch Me I'm Falling' on Virgin Records), today releases 'Think About U', the 2nd single from her acclaimed first-ever solo work, CAPTIVE, hailed as a 'masterpiece' by AXS.com (AEG Live) and due Aug. 12 on Subpoena/Universal. 'Think About U' follows the Top 30 Billboard Dance Chart success of the album's first single, 'Insomniak'. (more...)

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

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

VIASPACE Establishes Giant KingTM Grass Research Collaboration With the University of California
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

WALNUT, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR). The objectives of the research are to: (more...)

Six-Time Grammy Winner Ziggy Marley Brings FLY RASTA TOUR to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Heir apparent to the Marley Family musical dynasty, six-time Grammy winner, Emmy Winner, humanitarian, singer/songwriter and producer Ziggy Marley brings his Fly Rasta Tour to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $75, $90, $105 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

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