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Music Festival Round Up: 2014's Top 5 Most Unique Festivals Across the USA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The record-breaking amount of music festivals taking place over the next few months has extended our options far beyond common festivals such as Coachella, EDC, or Bonarroo. Now you can find a unique, eclectic (and sometimes a little wacky) festival that is sure to spark your interest! (more...)

New Children's Book 'Little Big Fish' is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Aberdeen, MD (more...)

Attivio Awarded Breakthrough Patent for Big Data Sentiment Analysis
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

NEWTON, Mass., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Attivio, the company changing the speed and time to value of Big Data deployments, today announced it was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8725494 for entity-level sentiment analysis. The patent addresses the market's need to more accurately analyze, assign and understand customer sentiment within unstructured content where multiple brands and people are referenced and discussed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Brings Theater Outdoors
by Larisa Mount - May 29, 2014

As we reach that wonderful time to be North Carolinians when the mildness of spring begins to fade into the heat of summer, the folks at Bare Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, and Cirque de Vol Studios are capitalizing on Mother Nature's generosity by bringing theater outdoors to present Two Noble Kinsmen at the Stephenson Amphitheatre at Raleigh Little Theatre. Audience members can bring their picnic blankets and beach chairs, enjoy food trucks and cold beverages while the sunset provides ambience that the best lighting designers in the world could never create and the fireflies join to watch a unique piece of theater by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. One would be hard-pressed to think of a better way to welcome summer. (more...)

Tidewater Physical Therapy's Janice Gomoke Wins Two Silver Medals in Senior Games
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Newport News, Va. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tyce Green Talks Exciting, New STRAIGHT FROM NEW YORK WORKSHOP AND CONCERT SERIES
by David Clarke - May 27, 2014

There is always something exciting happening in Houston's theatre scene, and one of our latest additions is promising to promote education in the arts while offering exhilarating cabaret concerts as well. Recently, I caught up with locally based actor and producer Tyce Green at Empire Cafe on Westheimer Road to discuss his exciting, new Straight From New York Workshop and Concert series. (more...)

Pharrell's New Exhibition, GIRL, Opens at Galerie Perrotin in Paris
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Pharrell Williams opens a new exhibition, GIRL, at Galerie Perrotin in Paris. With the same name as his most recent album, the exhibition is meant to engage with gender and its role and standing in the art world. This exhibition comes out of the partnership of Williams and gallerist Wmmanuel Perrotin. (more...)

Early European ITSP Continues Its Leadership Today, Thanks To Original Infrastructure Partner PortaOne
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

VANCOUVER, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Back in 2002, it was a defiant gesture to make a phone call over the Internet. Not Just Because it challenged a communications model that stood for nearly 125 years, but also because at the time, call quality for VoIP was uneven at best. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Gregory J. Clark Talks Graduating from College and Future Plans
by Kathy Strain - May 27, 2014

With many college commencements occurring in May and June, students are thinking of their futures and reflecting on what comes next for them. Gregory J. Clark is one of those students. He recently graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey with a Bachelor's in Music and is ready to start his career. Many high school students are trying to decide where to take their passion for performing and how to translate that into a college program that will work for them. Gregory shared with Broadway World his experiences in college and plans for the future. (more...)

Pale Fire Presents European Premiere of New Musical HOSTAGE SONG, 6/22-7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

The European premiere of Clay McLeod Chapman and Kyle Jarrow's indie rock musical Hostage Song opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances on Sunday, 22 June 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 23 June 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jennifer Decker Talks Mildred's Umbrella's 2014 -2015 Season
by Kristina Nungaray - May 22, 2014

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company has a successful history of presenting Houston audiences with bold and innovative theatre, offering patrons an altogether edgy theatre-going experience. In addition to their 2014-2015 mainstage season, Mildred's Umbrella has just kicked-off their four play series entitled The Women's Project with CASSANDRA by Katharine Sherman. The Women's Project will feature plays that are written by a female playwright, or contain thematic elements that explore the feminine perspective. Furthermore, a portion of proceeds from each of the productions in The Women's Project series will be donated to local charities dedicated to women's issues. Taking time out of her schedule, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jennifer Decker, met with us to fill us in on what Houston Audiences can expect from Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

BWW Previews: Derby Dinner Playhouse Celebrates 40th Anniversary
by Todd Zeigler - May 22, 2014

One of Kentuckiana's longest-running entertainment venues celebrates its 40th anniversary with its 2014-2015 season, featuring a calendar full of regional premieres, two returning audience favorites and new ground being broken - quite literally. (more...)

Lea Michele Reveals She Briefly Dated Co-Star Matthew Morrison
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2014

Lea Michele has revealed in her new book 'Brunette Ambition' that she did in fact briefly date her GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison, despite previously denying any romantic involvement. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL MY SONS, Open Air Theatre, May 20 2014
by Sarah Flinton - May 21, 2014

Having never been to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre before, all I knew was the buzz and excitement other people gave off about previous shows there. Walking through the main entrance, immediately there's a warming and unique atmosphere; perhaps it's Just Because it's that time of year when we can finally sit outside in England with only a small chance of being rained on. It's a new season at the Open Air, and what better way to begin than with Arthur Miller's classic 'All My Sons', directed by Timothy Sheader. (more...)

Sport Chalet Offers Gear for Kids' Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ According to a recent survey conducted by premier specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet, 58 percent of the respondents said that their children do not attend summer camp when school lets out. With the majority of kids staying home this summer, it's important to provide activities to keep them active and engaged when away from the classroom. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Preview: IDOL Needs a Mount Rushmore Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 20, 2014

No matter what happens in tonight's performances, Jena not only deserves to be crowned this season's champ, but IDOL needs her to be crowned this season's champ. It is no secret that the once indomitable singing competition has taken an unceremonious dive in the ratings in recent years. While the show's total numbers are respectable in this proliferated entertainment environment, if the show is ever to reclaim even a piece to its previous status as a cultural touchstone, it needs to again produce a star that reminds America of the show's power. (more...)

Legendary Music Manager Ron Weisner to Release Revealing &Candid Memoir, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

LISTEN OUT LOUD an exciting, no-holds-barred, humorous, affectionate, and compelling first hand look at legendary music manager Ron Weisne (more...)

SanDisk President, CEO and Co-Founder Challenges Graduates to Envision How They Will Shape the Future
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Born and raised in India, Mehrotra first relayed to the graduates lessons he learned from his father about the importance of tenacity. Though now a member of the UC Berkeley Engineering Advisory Board, Mehrotra shared the difficulties he faced in first obtaining a student visa after his application was denied multiple times and how his father overcame the bureaucracy. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Massage Therapist Kara Sylte Explains Bodywork Modalities and Choosing Therapists
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 5, 2014

Licensed massage therapist Kara Sylte, with both massage and chiropractic experience, discusses choosing the right bodywork and bodyworkers, and the interrelationship between bodywork and medical treatment. (more...)

BWW Interviews: It's LESLIE UGGAMS Turn as Momma Rose in GYPSY
by Ryan Kilpatrick - Jun 30, 2014

If anyone was destined for a career in the arts, it was Leslie Uggams. With a father who was a singer and a mother who was a dancer, it was appropriate that Leslie would be a professional by the age of six. She attended school with the composer, Marvin Hamlish and the son of Gypsy Rose Lee and Otto Preminger, Erik Lee Preminger. Ms. Uggams has worked with everyone from Ethel Waters to Kermit the frog. Yet, it is her latest venture that proves there are still many barriers to break for African Americans in the industry. (more...)

Celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night- BroadwayWorld's Tonys Party Roundup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

It's Tonys week! On Sunday night, the stars will align at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway. While Radio City is the place to be for all of this year's nominees, most Broadway fans will have to settle for watching the ceremony, hosted by Hugh Jackman, on the CBS (8pm). For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Liz McCartney Gets Houston Ready for TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Kristina Nungaray - Jun 3, 2014

We are quickly approaching summertime in the city, and Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is gearing up to provide Houstonians a cool opportunity to catch a fun, family show, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. Like the beloved film, this production is sure to delight with familiar songs and all of our favorite characters. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTSL's ELIXIR OF LOVE is intoxicating!
by Steve Callahan - Jun 3, 2014

Well, it worked on me! 'The Elixir of Love' opened last night at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and after only a sip or two I fell head over heels for it. At the end of the evening I was, like Nemorino, giddy (oh, let's admit it, the better word is 'drunk') with happiness and delight. It was simply perfection! (more...)

International College Counselors Announces Winners of 2014 College Scholarship Essay Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

International College Counselors announced the winners of the 2014 College Scholarship Essay Contest. In its fifth year, the scholarship recognized four high school students who each received $250 in college scholarships. One winner was selected from Miami-Dade County, one from Broward County, one from Palm Beach County and one from outside the tri-county area. (more...)

Press the President Gives $500 to 'Go Green' Photo Contest Winner's Favorite Charity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Press the President, an online collaborative blog, has donated $500 to Trustees of the Reservation on behalf of Krista Jakes, the winner of the 'Go Green' Photo Contest. Press the President challenged Americans to have consideration for the environment by 'going green.' The website's editors held an online photo contest to submit photos of how they and their families are improving the environment and building a more sustainable future. (more...)

James Patterson Donates 45,000 Books to New York Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

It is reported that best-selling author, James Patterson will donate 45,000 copies of his books for young readers to New York students. Chancellor Carmen Farina of New York Schools said that sixth-grade students in more than 300 schools will be offered the books. (more...)

Fringe Theatre Company Presents SETTING THE RECORD GAY, Also Available on Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Are there any gay topics that actor/writer Leon Acord hasn't already covered in his popular gay web series Old Dogs & New Tricks? (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ta'Rea Campbell Loves Playing in SISTER ACT
by Kathy Strain - Jun 20, 2014

You grew up in Philadelphia. I lived in the suburbs. Where did you grow up? (more...)

Charo, Love Boat Cast & More Set for New Season of OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, 6/8
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” returns for an all-new season, tracking down favorite “Oprah Show” guests who made you laugh... and made you cry. (more...)

Scoop: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC - Today, June 20, 2014
by - Jun 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on today, June 20, 2014! (more...)

Yandex Launches Guide to Urban Businesses and Organisations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

MOSCOW, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Yandex (Nasdaq:YNDX) is launching a service for search and selection of companies and organisations in Russia's cities. Called Yandex.City, it helps users choose restaurants, beauty salons and a wide range of other businesses whose services they might need. The service, currently available only in Russian, is accessible on city.yandex.ru, as well as on applications for iOS and Android. (more...)

How Biometrics Wins Against the Password
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

DARMSTADT, GERMANY and ROSTOCK, GERMANY and GRAZ, GERMANY - Recently it became known that login details to millions of email accounts were stolen [http://s.fhg.de/DW0403] . Criminals could have easily gained access to the accounts. Millions of people had to change their passwords. 'This would not have been necessary with the right biometric procedures', says Alexander Nouak, head of 'Identification and Biometrics' at Fraunhofer IGD and President of the 'European Association for Biometrics'. (more...)

David Brat Releases 'Underdog Edge'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

CINCINNATI, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Not all underdogs are equal, and David Brat's victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's 7 th district is an example of someone who used the underdog edge to win, according to Amy Showalter, author of 'The Underdog Edge,' a guide to help citizens accomplish change in Washington, DC., as well as their local districts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Gripping, Wrenching JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG at American Century Theater
by Andrew White - Jun 11, 2014

Opening as it does to coincide with the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Joe Banno's moving production reminds us just how much we are still haunted by the ghosts of World War II, and the horrific moral dilemmas of those days. With a large cast that is mostly up to the material Banno has given us a memorable evening of theater that challenges us. Forget plays that give you a cozy, morally superior perch, Mann the playwright and Banno the director force us to think about how we contributed to the monster that was Adolf Hitler. (more...)

STOMP (Reboot) Returns to Manila Next Week, 6/17-22
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jun 11, 2014

With the people behind STOMP already having a general idea on how Filipino audiences respond to the show's unique theatricality--based on how it had wowed audiences in its first run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in 2011--perhaps the biggest surprise that awaits STOMP's impending return to the CCP from Tuesday, June 17, to Sunday, June 22, is how having a Filipino-American cast member Andres Fernandez would draw in a novel kind of enthusiasm from his fellow Pinoys. (more...)

Scoop: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC - Friday, June 13, 2014
by - Jun 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on Friday, June 13, 2014! (more...)

Mary Jo Clancy Releases CHRISTIAN METAPHYSICS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Denton, Maryland (more...)

BWW Interviews: Artistry and Prudence - William Mason, Part 2
by Erica Miner - Jul 8, 2014

Clearly the people at SDO can learn a lot from William Mason. (more...)

Fourth of July Weekend Guide: The Full Schedule of Broadway, Cabaret, TV & More- Plus FREE Idina!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 5, 2014

Just Because the rest of the country will be spending Independence Day sipping drinks at the pool, pigging out at family barbeques, and enjoying the day off at home, doesn't mean Broadway will shut down for the holiday - the shows must go on! (more...)

Top-5 Possible Roles for Portia De Rossi on SCANDAL; Is Pope & Associates About to Get 'Funkey'?
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 24, 2014

I don't know about you, but I am just now beginning to recover from all of the events in SCANDAL's third season finale. It seems we were left with pretty much every single character's future with a giant question mark hanging over their head. I mean, we're not foolish enough to believe that Jake and Olivia escaped into eternal bliss, right? RIGHT? Not when Daddy Pope's literally got a guy inside the White House who killed the President's son. (Is it too late to say SPOILER ALERT?) (more...)

Imitation Can Sometimes Beat Innovation, Shows Research From Stanford Graduate School of Business
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The World Bank, in a recent report, bemoaned what it called Europe's “innovation deficit” and questioned whether Europe had “fundamental flaws in its economic environment” that were making it a permanent laggard behind the United States. But there may be another side to the story. Investing in imitation can have big payoffs for economic growth, and sometimes even bigger payoffs than investing in innovation. (more...)

PunchTab Study Reveals Top Consumer Concerns for Retailer Marketing Via Mobile Tracking; Growing Acceptance of Incentives to Overcome Privacy Concerns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

PALO ALTO, CA - PunchTab, the leading omni-channel engagement and insights platform, today released a new study on consumer sentiment related to retailer mobile tracking. More than 1,100 consumers participated in the study, which reveals the top consumer concerns for the marketing tactic, which uses mobile devices' GPS to track their location and offer relevant, real-time information and offers based on that information. (more...)

iovation Provides Eight Digital Safety Tips for College-Bound Kids
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

PORTLAND, OR - iovation, the trusted source for mobile and online fraud prevention to safeguard businesses, is providing eight digital safety tips for college-bound kids as part of its dedication to making the Internet a safer place for everyone. In this 24/7 digital world, sending a son or daughter off to college can be a daunting task. Of course, parents want to do everything possible to prepare their children for a successful transition. Previous generations didn't need to have 'the digital talk' but in a world where what goes online stays online, it's essential. (more...)

Wilmington Business RadioX Special Edition Voice of Business Show Features ScreenGems and Wilmington Film Commission
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC - On July 11, 2014, Wilmington Business Radio aired The Voice of Business with Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Connie Majure-Rhett and co-host Ann Revell-Pechar. Majure-Rhett invited guests Johnny Griffin and Bill Vassar into the studio to discuss Wilmington's film industry and the state of North Carolina's film incentives. (more...)

La Roux to Play Boulder Theater, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Boulder Theater will present La Roux to the Boulder Theater on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 18th for $27.50 in advance and $30.00 the day of the show. (more...)

Latest Royalty Free Albums from Royalty Free Music Licensing Website RoyaltyFreeKings.com Includes Unique Renditions of Christmas Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

RoyaltyFreeKings.com, a website selling royalty free music, has added over a dozen new albums in recent months. These include the holiday titles: 'Folk Rock Christmas'; a rousing acoustic pub style collection of carols, 'Epic Christmas'; movie trailer style renditions of well known carols, and 'Pop Rock Christmas', modern instrumental pop rock versions. Another unique Christmas album is 'Quirky Christmas'; comedic versions of carols in a variety of styles and instrumentation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 27 CLUB Rocks the Warehouse at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 14, 2014

A musical at Fringe succeeds! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Galen Crawley Explains Why Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS is Full of Magic, Laughs, and Tears
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

If you have been paying attention to the Atlanta theatre scene for the last three years, actress Galen Crawley has undoubtedly caught your eye. From leading family-friendly musicals to starring in more cutting-edge material, Crawley is certainly one of the community's brightest rising stars. This week she takes on another iconic role, this time as the titular MARY POPPINS at The Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. (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...)

Royalty-free Music Website Releases More Gratis Background Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

In response to a huge demand for background music, royalty free music website RoyaltyFreeKings.com has released dozens of new tracks. (more...)

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