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BWW Review: SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY: LATIN JAZZ MASTERS at San Diego Embarcadero Marina BWW Review: SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY: LATIN JAZZ MASTERS at San Diego Embarcadero Marina
by Ron Bierman - August 13, 2017

Latin jazz inspired the latest concert in the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights series. Gilbert Castellanos, the creative force behind the Symphony's jazz concerts, assembled an all-star Latin band for a tribute to past masters such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Mongo Santamaria. As usual,... (more...)
BWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, Lancaster BWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, Lancaster
by Marakay Rogers - August 13, 2017

Reji Woods Productions offers its annual PORTRAIT OF A LADY series. The divas are back and they're bigger than ever.... (more...)
Peter & Will Anderson Present a Fabulous SONGBOOK SUMMIT at 59E59 Theaters Peter & Will Anderson Present a Fabulous SONGBOOK SUMMIT at 59E59 Theaters
by Marina Kennedy - August 06, 2017

Peter and Will Anderson, the brilliant musicians known as The Anderson Twins, have produced and created Songbook Summit at 59E59 Theaters with presentations that celebrate great American Songbook composers during the month of August.... (more...)
BWW Review: DR. JOHN IN SAN DIEGO at Embarcadero Marina BWW Review: DR. JOHN IN SAN DIEGO at Embarcadero Marina
by Ron Bierman - July 31, 2017

A worse-for-wear Dr. John walked slowly to the piano with the help of two canes. He was no quicker while leaving the stage at the end of the set. But for over an hour in between, he and his sextet kept up an infectious funky beat, and his voice and piano playing erased half a century of his 76 years... (more...)
BWW Review: Singer Songwriter Naomi Wachira in Concert BWW Review: Singer Songwriter Naomi Wachira in Concert
by Marakay Rogers - July 28, 2017

The Kenyan - by way of Seattle - singer-songwriter kicked off her 2017 tour in grand style in a small courtyard garden.... (more...)
BWW Review: JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS  Is Revived & Well At The Odyssey BWW Review: JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Is Revived & Well At The Odyssey
by Gil Kaan - July 10, 2017

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS receives a first-rate mounting with a cast of powerful singer/actors, backed by a nimble four-piece musical ensemble, and directed and staged with ingenuity of movement that complement the Jacques Brel tales being performed. These Jacques Brel song... (more...)
BWW Review: Decibel-Shattering, Ground-Pounding Applause for CARAVAN PALACE at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival BWW Review: Decibel-Shattering, Ground-Pounding Applause for CARAVAN PALACE at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
by Taylor Long - June 27, 2017

Spell-binding jams that beg you to dance and dance. CARAVAN PALACE 'blew the roof' off of the Phoenix Concert Theatre last night, performing as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The seven-member virtuosic electro-swing ensemble pushes the boundaries of jazz with an inventive mesh of music - even... (more...)
BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN VOICES OF ANGELS Tour Inspires at Crouse Hinds Theatre BWW Review: CELTIC WOMAN VOICES OF ANGELS Tour Inspires at Crouse Hinds Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - June 23, 2017

The Celtic Woman returned to Central New York this week for a one-night-only engagement of the group's current concert tour, Voices of Angels. They were welcomed with open arms once again to Syracuse, a city full of Irish pride, as they passionately performed music and dance of the Emerald Isle at t... (more...)
BWW Review: Audra McDonald at Strathmore BWW Review: Audra McDonald at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - May 30, 2017

In the pop music world there are certain artists who only need to be introduced by their first names. When you hear Cher, Madonna, or Barbara, there is instant recognition. The same holds true in the musical theatre world. When you hear the names Idina, Sutton, or Audra you know exactly who these pe... (more...)
BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald and Lauren Worsham in MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald and Lauren Worsham in MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by Michael Dale - May 02, 2017

After producer Fred Hamlin christened Columbus Circle's Majestic Theatre with a spectacular musical extravaganza based on L. Frank Baum's 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (The show had nothing to do with the classic MGM film.), he sought to follow up with another memorable production with a family-frien... (more...)
BWW Review: FACULTY RECITAL at FSW BlackBox Theater BWW Review: FACULTY RECITAL at FSW BlackBox Theater
by Fran Thomas - April 26, 2017

Music faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College presented an eclectic concert to an audience of students, faculty, friends, and community members.... (more...)
BWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks Emotion BWW CD Review: Tyce's HERO Rocks With Precision, Lacks Emotion
by David Clarke - April 12, 2017

For HERO, Tyce's rocker persona is front and center as he sings the best of Jim Steinman. Across the dual disc album, he uses an edgy bravado when singing the songs, skrelts when the music calls for it, but doesn't fully commit to the gritty emotions of these beloved rock hits.... (more...)
BWW Review: A Noise Within Reaches the Unreachable With their LA MANCHA BWW Review: A Noise Within Reaches the Unreachable With their LA MANCHA
by Gil Kaan - April 04, 2017

Perfection! A Noise Within produces a stunning, modernistic, most entertaining take on MAN OF LA MANCHA, the tale of Don Quixote and his man servant Sancho during the sixteenth century Spanish Inquisition. Co-Producing Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott most skillfully directs her very talent... (more...)
BWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANY BWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANY
by Elliot Lanes - March 28, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke has always put together musical programs that are fun and classy. This Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella and Company, which played this Kennedy Center's Concert Hall this past weekend, was no exception.... (more...)
BWW Review:  Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center BWW Review: Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - March 26, 2017

An aural and visual feast, TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN is wonderfully inventive and will hopefully set the stage for similar multidisciplinary programming in the future.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - February 24, 2017

HANDEL'S MESSIAH, one of the most iconic Baroque works is finally given the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's exquisitely emotive and expressive treatment under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer.... (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA BELL AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA BELL AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
by Elliot Lanes - February 15, 2017

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BWW Review: Chicago Voices Concert Brings Out the All-Stars BWW Review: Chicago Voices Concert Brings Out the All-Stars
by Kevin Pollack - February 13, 2017

The stars aligned on Saturday, February 4th for the Chicago Voices Concert at the Lyric Opera's Civic Opera House in Chicago. The concert is a one-night-only, mixed genre event that celebrates the city's diverse vocal music heritage in a spirit of unity and collaboration.... (more...)
BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO OL' BLUE EYES with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO OL' BLUE EYES with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - January 27, 2017

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BWW Review: PORTRAITS OF AMERICA with the National Symphony Orchestra BWW Review: PORTRAITS OF AMERICA with the National Symphony Orchestra
by Elliot Lanes - January 24, 2017

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BWW Review: BUTTERFLY LADIES BAND – CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT 2017 at Dunstan Playhouse BWW Review: BUTTERFLY LADIES BAND – CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT 2017 at Dunstan Playhouse
by Barry Lenny - January 23, 2017

It was a privilege to hear such venerable instruments played so extremely well.... (more...)
BWW Review: KENNY ROGERS' FINAL TOUR at Mohegan Sun BWW Review: KENNY ROGERS' FINAL TOUR at Mohegan Sun
by Carissa Chesanek - December 19, 2016

Over the weekend, the legendary singer Kenny Rogers hit the stage at Mohegan Sun for his final tour, The Gambler's Last Deal.... (more...)
BWW Review: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER at the Music Center at Strathmore BWW Review: MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER at the Music Center at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - December 14, 2016

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BWW Review:  Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center BWW Review: Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - December 10, 2016

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WITH MEGAN HILTY was one of my favorite cabaret/concert experiences this year. It's always a treat to hear her sing. She's in her own class as a vocalist and I look forward to what she does next.... (more...)
BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center
by Kyle Christopher West - December 07, 2016

In August 2015, the a cappella group Pentatonix visited Dallas as an opening act for superstar Kelly Clarkson, although which act received more vocal support is certainly up for discussion. Fast-forward a year later, and the popular group just made a return stop in town - only this time, they were t... (more...)