LES PAUL


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Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details!... (more...)
Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multid... (more...)
French Afrotrap Rapper MHD Embarks on North American Tour this Fall French Afrotrap Rapper MHD Embarks on North American Tour this Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

22-year-old French rapper, leader of the Afrotrap movement and global phenomenon MHD is set to tour North America for the first time this fall.... (more...)
Career-Spanning Steve Miller Band 'Ultimate Hits' Collections To Be Released By Capitol/UMe 9/15 Career-Spanning Steve Miller Band 'Ultimate Hits' Collections To Be Released By Capitol/UMe 9/15
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2017

Music legend Steve Miller has produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band Ultimate Hits collections, to be released September 15 by Capitol/UMe.... (more...)
VIDEO: Darren Criss Unveils Stripped Down 'I Dreamed A Dream', Saves Date for 3rd Annual Elsie Fest! VIDEO: Darren Criss Unveils Stripped Down 'I Dreamed A Dream', Saves Date for 3rd Annual Elsie Fest!
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2017

In honor of the return of Elsie Fest - NYC's first outdoor music festival celebrating stars and songs from the stage and screen - Emmy-nominated composer, musician and actor Darren Criss released his stripped-down rendition of 'I Dreamed a Dream' from the multi-award winning Broadway musical and fil... (more...)
Singer-Songwriter Who Inspired the Greats Comes to Worcester Singer-Songwriter Who Inspired the Greats Comes to Worcester
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2017

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts presents five-time Grammy nominated artist and Songwriter Hall of Fame member Gordon Lightfoot, Wednesday, September 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to members of The Hanover Theatre and go on sale to the general public Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m.... (more...)
SALON SONGBOOK, LONESOME TRAVELER and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2017-18 Season SALON SONGBOOK, LONESOME TRAVELER and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2017

Schimmel Center, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan, today announces programming for its 2017-2018 season, consisting of nearly 30 events.... (more...)
Sigurd Wallsten Release New Single 'Optimistic Fool' from VOLCANO BURST Sigurd Wallsten Release New Single 'Optimistic Fool' from VOLCANO BURST
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2017

Instrumental rockers, Sigurd Wallsten, have released their new single, 'Optimistic Fool,' from their latest album, Volcano Burst. Listen to the new song below!... (more...)
Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD.... (more...)
The Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan Holdsworth The Iridium to Celebrate Life & Music of Allan Holdsworth
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2017

The Iridium will be celebrating the life and music of iconic British guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth with a run of tribute shows July 5-7, 2017.  The tribute shows will feature the Allan Holdsworth Band - Virgil Donati, Steve Hunt, Evan Marian - along with Alex Skolnick, Alex Machacek, Tim M... (more...)
Michael Franti & Spearhead to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN Michael Franti & Spearhead to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2017

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD--led by the socially and environmentally conscious singer, songwriter and guitarist--are set to perform their latest single, the positive and uplifting 'Summertime Is In Our Hands,' on the nationally syndicated talk show 'LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN,' tomorrow, Thursday, June 8... (more...)
The Beach Boys Come to Aronoff Center 10/28 The Beach Boys Come to Aronoff Center 10/28
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2017

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold.  But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.  To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by... (more...)
Lovelace Brothers Bring Badass Blues Straight Out Of Houston, Texas Lovelace Brothers Bring Badass Blues Straight Out Of Houston, Texas
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Straight out of Southeast Texas, home of ZZ Top, the late, great Johnny Winter, and Janis Joplin, The Lovelace Brothers have released a smokin' new single, 'Leaving,' (purchase the single at CD Baby, here) and are readying a U.S. tour for the Summer of 2017, Billy Lovelace, the group's guitarist-voc... (more...)
24th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival Headed to San Antonio 24th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival Headed to San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

For over two decades, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been a summer highlight captivating jazz aficionados from across Texas with a free stellar line-up of renowned jazz stars from across the country. This year's performance features a diverse line-up of headlining and special opening acts, n... (more...)
Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Guitar players of all ages have until May 31, 2017, to apply for a chance to win their share of $32,000 in prize money as part of the fifth annual international Wilson Center Guitar Festival taking place August 17-19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center) in Brookfield... (more...)
U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced GRAMMY Award winning artist, U2's The Edge to be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  The award w... (more...)
Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the B... (more...)
Cast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The Wallis Cast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2017

This June, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present The Pride, a stylish, witty and affecting play that alternates between two very distinct time periods and the lives of three characters whose fate is destined by their eras.... (more...)
Paul Collins' Beat 'Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat' Out Today Paul Collins' Beat 'Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

Paul Collins' (from The Nerves, The Breakaways) two long lost EPs with his band The Beat from the early '80s make it to Lolipop Records as the first re-issue on all formats in over 30 years, from the 'king of power pop' himself.... (more...)
Kritzerland Announces MAY MADNESS Concert Kritzerland Announces MAY MADNESS Concert
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

 Kritzerland announces a new concert event coming on Sunday, May 7, 2017 entitled "May Madness." This entertaining evening will take place at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California. The 77th Kritzerland show will feature fun and fancy-free "May Madness" offerings.  It's an... (more...)
Flint Eastwood Releases 'Broke Royalty' EP on Neon Gold Records Flint Eastwood Releases 'Broke Royalty' EP on Neon Gold Records
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Today, Detroit's Flint Eastwood (Jax Anderson) releases her hotly-anticipated Broke Royalty EP here via Neon Gold Records (Christine And The Queens, Charli XCX) and headlines a hometown release show at Detroit's historic Fisher Building... (more...)
Les Paul Exhibit Back In Show at the 6th Annual NY Guitar Expo Les Paul Exhibit Back In Show at the 6th Annual NY Guitar Expo
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The NY Guitar Show & Exposition (#NYGuitarShow) is proud to announce that the Les Paul Exhibit is back in the show this year and by popular request at the Freeport Recreation Center(130 E. Merrick Rd. in Freeport, NY) Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 in Freeport, Long Island!... (more...)
Broadway's Lea Salonga to Release New Live Album 'Blurred Lines' This May; Get Details! Broadway's Lea Salonga to Release New Live Album 'Blurred Lines' This May; Get Details!
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2017

One of Broadway's biggest stars, Lea Salonga, will be releasing a brand new live album, Blurred Lines (LML Music Label), which was recorded during her sold-out run at the famed Feinstein's / 54 Below last year.... (more...)
Charitybuzz Opens Bidding for Time with Celine Dion, Cher, Carrie Underwood & More! Charitybuzz Opens Bidding for Time with Celine Dion, Cher, Carrie Underwood & More!
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

Charitybuzz.com is changing the tune of online fundraising with the opening of their latest auction, Charitybuzz Curates: Music. On the heels of this year's GRAMMY Awards, and as the spring and summer tours and festivals start to heat up, Charitybuzz is proud to announce their first-ever curated mus... (more...)
Paul Collins' Beat to Release 2 Long Lost EP's as Single Album Paul Collins' Beat to Release 2 Long Lost EP's as Single Album
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017

Paul Collins' (from The Nerves, The Breakaways) two long lost EPs with his band The Beat from the early '80s make it to Lolipop Records as the first re-issue on all formats in over 30 years, from the 'king of power pop' himself.... (more...)