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Ritz Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 48th St.

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Adaptation of a story by J. M. Kookolis and Scott Fagan

A group of young musicians achieve success in New York City, but pay the price.


Photo Exclusive: Inside Idina Menzel's World Tour Concert in TorontoPhoto Exclusive: Inside Idina Menzel's World Tour Concert in Toronto
by Racheal McCaig - Sep 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from tonight's performance of Idina Menzel's World Tour in Toronto at The Sony Centre. All photos by Racheal McCaig. Hot on the heels of a remarkable year that included performing the smash hit 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen at the 86th annual Academy Awards, a triumphant return to Broadway in the musicalIf/Then, a Best Actress Tony Award nomination and the release of this season's must-have Christmas albumHoliday Wishes, superstar Idina Menzel announced today that she will head out on a global tour in 2015. (more...)

CrimsonMuzik Releases New Music Video for 'You And Me'CrimsonMuzik Releases New Music Video for 'You And Me'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Today Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the latest music video release by CrimsonMuzik for his new single 'You And Me.' (more...)

Sylvester Stallone to Introduce Labor Day Weekend ROCKY Marathon on El Rey NetworkSylvester Stallone to Introduce Labor Day Weekend ROCKY Marathon on El Rey Network
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

This Labor Day weekend, El Rey Network has your ringside seat to the greatest boxing movie saga of all time with its “Rocky” Movie Marathon featuring movie introductions by Rocky creator and star Sylvester Stallone. (more...)

Box Office for Meadow Brook Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season Now OpenBox Office for Meadow Brook Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The 50th Anniversary season promises to please with Michigan Premieres, a hilarious comedy, and a nostalgic musical sure to take you on a trip back in time! (more...)

TV One to Air Season Finale of HOLLYWOOD DIVAS TonightTV One to Air Season Finale of HOLLYWOOD DIVAS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Hollywood Divas, the series that reveals the highs and lows faced by five Black actresses in Hollywood, will air its season finale September 2 at 10PM/ET. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

Active Optical Cable Market Growth Driven by Ethernet AOCs, Says a 2015 Report (Volume 1) on AOC for Data Center and High-Performance Computing MarketsActive Optical Cable Market Growth Driven by Ethernet AOCs, Says a 2015 Report (Volume 1) on AOC for Data Center and High-Performance Computing Markets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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Ann Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This MonthAnn Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO Soon series, produced by Joseph Macchia. Directed by Peter Napolitano, THE MUSIC OF MADELINE KAHN will feature several friends & colleagues of the comic legend, including her co-stars from Richard Rodgers' Two by Two, Walter Willison and Joan Copeland, with Lawrence Leritz, guest star on 'Cosby'. They will be joined by performers from theatre, cabaret & opera who have been inspired by Kahn, including Ann Harada (Avenue Q, "Smash"). Jeff Cubeta serves as music director.  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 2nd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 2nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 2, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's a Super September Preview! We've got the low-down on 16 musical productions you will want to see this month, from city to suburbs, big theaters to small, premieres and old favorites galore! 'Side Show,' 'Dogfight,' 'Next To Normal,' 'Oklahoma!,' 'Spamalot,' 'Blood Brothers,' 'October Sky,' CST's 'Ride The Cyclone' and much more! (more...)

Lyric to Premiere New Musical BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR This FallLyric to Premiere New Musical BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

 Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma continues its new works initiative this fall with BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR, a world premiere musical that will take its first bows at Lyric's Plaza Theatre.  The show, written by the lauded pair of Adam Gwon and Julia Jordan, will run October 7 through 25. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story of the same name, the show tells the story of 18 year old Bernice Harvey's journey from socially awkward to the belle of the country club- and back again. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary SeasonINTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 Season - a 'Season of Celebration' as the company celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The season is comprised of eight Main Stage shows and three Gallery shows. (more...)

Dean Jones, Original Star of Broadway's COMPANY and More, Passes Away at 84Dean Jones, Original Star of Broadway's COMPANY and More, Passes Away at 84
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor Dean Jones passed away of Parkinson's disease yesterday, September 1, 2015 in Los Angeles. He was 84. Jones, who was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame in 1995, appeared in 46 films, 5 Broadway shows, and numerous television series and specials. (more...)

Iowa Ag Sec. Northey Sees Business Standing Strong Through Soft Ag MarketIowa Ag Sec. Northey Sees Business Standing Strong Through Soft Ag Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey made a stop at Salford USA in Osceola, Iowa Wednesday afternoon. Taking time from his busy schedule, Secretary Northey wanted to make sure he continued his discussions with agribusiness professionals and hear, firsthand, the issues they face during the downturn in the Ag market. (more...)

Launching 2nd Phase of Sparkle Towers for SaleLaunching 2nd Phase of Sparkle Towers for Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2015BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2015
by - Sep 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Principal Dancers Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner Join Colorado Ballet for 20th SeasonPrincipal Dancers Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner Join Colorado Ballet for 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Colorado Ballet principal dancers Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner recently started their 20thseasons with Colorado Ballet.  Both dancers joined the Company in 1995. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/2015 - ROY COHN, CHARLIE BROWN, MOONSHINE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/2015 - ROY COHN, CHARLIE BROWN, MOONSHINE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 2015

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: IN BED WITH ROY COHN gets intimate off-Broadway, stage kids bring 'CHARLIE BROWN' to life, 'MOONSHINE' starts up in Dallas and more! (more...)

FIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This FallFIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce the first show of their 2015-2016 season, FIRST DATE, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, book by Austin Winsberg, musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by Lee Martino and directed by Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of DTC's MOONSHINE Starring Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway and More!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of DTC's MOONSHINE Starring Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2015

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical, a new musical comedy with music and lyrics by award-winning songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally and a book by Robert Horn. MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical begins previews on Wednesday, September 2 and runs through October 11, with press opening on Friday, September 18. Tickets for MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org.  Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

Survey: Mobile Broadband Performance Expectations Higher Than Ever, Even as More Operators Hit the Mark Survey: Mobile Broadband Performance Expectations Higher Than Ever, Even as More Operators Hit the Mark
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its landmark 2015/16 Subscription Season with a large-scale world premiere production of John Steinbeck's masterpiece EAST OF EDEN. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway & More Star in MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL, Starting Tonight at Dallas Theater CenterJustin Guarini, Rose Hemingway & More Star in MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL, Starting Tonight at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL, a new musical comedy with music and lyrics by award-winning songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally and a book by Robert Horn. MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL begins previews tonight, September 2, and runs through October 11, with press opening on Friday, September 18. (more...)

BWW Interview: Going Medieval with Brad DePlanche of OST's Upcoming SPAMALOTBWW Interview: Going Medieval with Brad DePlanche of OST's Upcoming SPAMALOT
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 2, 2015

BWW @kmoy126 Interviews @OrlandoShakes hilarious Brad DePlanche #Spamalot Patsy #Coconuts (more...)

Federal Communications Commission Approves Frontier Communications' Acquisition of Verizon's Wireline Operations in California, Florida and TexasFederal Communications Commission Approves Frontier Communications' Acquisition of Verizon's Wireline Operations in California, Florida and Texas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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DarkFuse Adds Author Joe Hart to Its RosterDarkFuse Adds Author Joe Hart to Its Roster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Now you can download the first DarkFuse release of Joe Hart's work, the brand new novella Leave the Living. (more...)

Skynet Goes Live on O3b Networks Delivering High Speed Broadband Services to Rural ColombiaSkynet Goes Live on O3b Networks Delivering High Speed Broadband Services to Rural Colombia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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Tacoma Little Theatre to Present BOEING, BOEINGTacoma Little Theatre to Present BOEING, BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Tacoma Little Theatre is now boarding for their production of the hilarious comedy, Boeing, Boeing, which opens their 97th season.  Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, this show is written by Marc Camoletti, and directed by Curt Hetherington.  (more...)

HEDWIG, THE FOREIGNER and TAKE IT WITH YOU Slated for The Underground This MonthHEDWIG, THE FOREIGNER and TAKE IT WITH YOU Slated for The Underground This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Back by popular demand! HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH retakes The Underground's stage tomorrow night through Saturday. After a sold-out engagement last season, this special event is in partnership and celebration with Duluth Superior Pride. Alec Schroeder and Tonya Porter are back reprising their roles as Hedwig and Yitzhak, respectively, and they have a few new tricks to show off. The 2014 production also won the Best Local Play honor in the Northland Reader.   (more...)

THE GREAT GATSBY to Play The Kaleidoscope, 9/11-27THE GREAT GATSBY to Play The Kaleidoscope, 9/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, THE GREAT GATSBY was adapted for the stage by Simon Levy and is directed by BCT Artistic Director, Colton Berry. Providing an intimate look into the beloved characters, Bayou City Theatrics' new production allows its audiences to be swept up in the romantic story of love, loss and the alluring pursuit of the "American Dream." THE GREAT GATSBY runs September 11 through 27 at Bayou City Theatrics' downtown theater, The Kaleidoscope. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Friday, September 4, 2015Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Friday, September 4, 2015
by TV Scoop - Sep 1, 2015

Get all the scoop on DATELINE, airing on NBC on Friday, September 4, 2015! (more...)

First Friday Ypsilanti to Hold Annual Festival of the Honeybee, 9/4First Friday Ypsilanti to Hold Annual Festival of the Honeybee, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Friday, September 4 marks the return of The Festival of the Honeybee to Ypsilanti. This year's Festival participants include 22 North Gallery,Bona Sera Cafe, Betty Green Organic Bee­auty, Beezy's Cafe, Ypsilanti Farmers Marketplace by Growing Hope, Lampshade, Fly Childrens Art Center, Friend's Closet, and Ugly Mug. (more...)

As SPONGEBOB Readies for Broadway, BWW Ponders Other Animated Musical PossibilitiesAs SPONGEBOB Readies for Broadway, BWW Ponders Other Animated Musical Possibilities
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The news made us ponder what other animated TV favorites might make for a spectacular show on the Great White Way. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

STOLEN JUSTICE Sheds Light on the True Story of Howard Hughes WillSTOLEN JUSTICE Sheds Light on the True Story of Howard Hughes Will
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Howard Robard Hughes Jr., the first American billionaire, famous industrialist, movie mogul, casino owner, and aviation pioneer passed away in April of 1976. It was thought the eccentric, drug-addled genius had died without a will, but a three-paged handwritten will Soon came to light. A contentious fight over his vast estate was held in Las Vegas Soon after his death and the document known as the 'Mormon Will' was found to be fraudulent by a jury. (more...)

Philly Improv Theater to Present STAY DEAD in OctoberPhilly Improv Theater to Present STAY DEAD in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Philly Improv Theater, the Philadelphia area's Largest Improv Theater, presents a frightfully funny show inspired by a wide variety of horror films. Stay Dead! is the latest in a five-year tradition of terrifyingly good Halloween shows from PHIT. Following the success of last year's Stay Dead! run at PHIT the show is bring brought back from the undead to once again scare up some laughs this Halloween season! Under the direction of Mike Marbach, the talented cast will use classic horror film tropes to craft a one of a kind horror comedy right before your eyes! It has never been seen before and, like many of its characters, will never be seen again! Starting on October 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and running for 6 performances. Everyone will die… but not everyone will stay dead! (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE - *Season Finale* on ABC - Sunday, September 6, 2015Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE - *Season Finale* on ABC - Sunday, September 6, 2015
by - Sep 1, 2015

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE - *Season Finale*, airing on ABC on Sunday, September 6, 2015! (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Run 9/25-10/4 at MCCC's Kelsey TheatreTHE FANTASTICKS to Run 9/25-10/4 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The age-old tale of boy meets girl is presented with classic showmanship and high style when the longest-running musical of all time comes to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre.  PinnWorth Productions presents 'The Fantasticks' Fridays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night show on Sept. 25. (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Zachary Levi Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME; Josh Radnor Departs Due to Scheduling ConflictsBreaking News: Zachary Levi Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME; Josh Radnor Departs Due to Scheduling Conflicts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced Zachary Levi (Georg) will star alongside Laura Benanti (Amalia), Rene? Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. (more...)

THE MONEY FISH to Run 10/1-11/22 at the HudsonTHE MONEY FISH to Run 10/1-11/22 at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Sometimes you have to journey to the end of the world to find yourself. Michael Arabian directs writer/performer John Cox in The Money Fi$h, an unforgettable true story opening October 1 at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. (more...)

Adrienne Truscott's 'ASKING FOR IT' Set for Longest NYC Run This FallAdrienne Truscott's 'ASKING FOR IT' Set for Longest NYC Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

PS122, The Chocolate Factory and The Creek & The Cave present Adrienne Truscott's ASKING FOR IT: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her P*ssy and Little Else! Truscott's 'brilliantly bold and thoroughly engaging provocation'(The Times UK) that mixes humor, dance, video and p*ssy-puppetry while undoing the rules and rhetoric surrounding rape and comedy will have its longest yet New York City run. (more...)

Dart and Rell Release 'Target Practice' Music VideoDart and Rell Release 'Target Practice' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Today Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the latest music video from Kansas City's Dart and Rell for their single 'Target Practice'. The video for 'Target Practice' was shot by Clarence E. Lomax III in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and features a cameo from Oshone Malik. It can be viewed in its entirety at the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Writer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa Working on BRIDES OF DRACULA Series for NBCAMERICAN PSYCHO Writer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa Working on BRIDES OF DRACULA Series for NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

According to Deadline, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK and AMERICAN PSYCHO's writer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa will Soon be bringing a bit of horror to NBC. (more...)

Online Backup Provider IDrive Offers Tips for Securing Your Business During Disaster Preparedness MonthOnline Backup Provider IDrive Offers Tips for Securing Your Business During Disaster Preparedness Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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Greenway Arts Alliance to Stage Five World Premieres in 2015-16Greenway Arts Alliance to Stage Five World Premieres in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance has announced a season of five world premieres kicking off September 25 with BREATHE by Javon Johnson which will run concurrently with BREATHING ROOM by Mary Lou Newmark (beginning October 3). FRONT DOOR OPEN by Tom Baum follows in November, and 2016 will begin with SWARM CELL by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, opening in January. The season will conclude with SIX LETTERS IN HARLEM by Crescent McGlone, opening in July. (more...)

Children's Program Musical Explorers Launches in OmahaChildren's Program Musical Explorers Launches in Omaha
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts announced today the launch of Musical Explorers, a new music education program for children in kindergarten through second grade produced in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Omaha Performing Arts is one of four performing arts centers invited to adapt Musical Explorers for use in their own communities. (more...)

Josh Gad to Play Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert in New ComedyJosh Gad to Play Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert in New Comedy
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Josh Gad will take on the role of legendary film critic Roger Ebert in the STX comedy RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND. (more...)

Introducing 6th Generation Intel Core, Intel's Best Processor EverIntroducing 6th Generation Intel Core, Intel's Best Processor Ever
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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Enchufada Releases 'AYYYEEEEE' by KashakaEnchufada Releases 'AYYYEEEEE' by Kashaka
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Brooklyn-based producer Kashaka is a rising name in the NYC rap scene, and as Soon as you listen to the wide range of global influences that inform his productions it's easy to understand why. (more...)

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