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BWW Interview: Jonathan Sangster Talks Creating BOY: A NEW MUSICAL and its Concert Fu Photo BWW Interview: Jonathan Sangster Talks Creating BOY: A NEW MUSICAL and its Concert Fundraiser at SDMT Stage
by E.H. Reiter - May 12, 2022

Interview with Jonathan Sangster book writer, conceiver, and co-lyrist of 'boy: a new musical' on creating the show, his talented cast, and the concert fundraiser Monday, May 16th at the SDMT Stage.

Vote For Vocalist Sarah Dash For Induction Into The NJ Hall Of Fame Photo Vote For Vocalist Sarah Dash For Induction Into The NJ Hall Of Fame
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2021

Sarah Dash, the award-winning vocalist, songwriter, motivational speaker, educator, entrepreneur, humanitarian and co-founder of Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles has been nominated for induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

Wesley Morris Joins Hanif Abdurraqib On March 31 For A Talk About A LITTLE DEVIL IN A Photo Wesley Morris Joins Hanif Abdurraqib On March 31 For A Talk About A LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2021

Writer and BAM Guest Curator at Large Hanif Abdurraqib will delve into the history of Black performance to celebrate his new book, A Little Devil in America (March 30, 2021, Random House).

BAM Announces Spring 2021 In-Person and Virtual Programming Photo BAM Announces Spring 2021 In-Person and Virtual Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021

BAM today announced a new season—an ambitious mix of outdoor in-person programming and new virtual events—that is all about bringing live arts back to Brooklyn, and bringing Brooklyn’s creative spirit to the world. The season spans theater, dance, music, talks, visual arts, community events, and its annual gala.

 Photo A LITTLE DEVIL IN AMERICA Author Hanif Abdurraqib Takes Part in UNBOUND on March 31 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2021

A Little Devil in America is out March 30, 2021 from Random House.

Sarah Dash, Original & Founding Member of Labelle, Shares 'A Tribute To Aretha Frankl Photo Sarah Dash, Original & Founding Member of Labelle, Shares 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul' November Tour Dates
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 15, 2018

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances.

Sarah Dash Will Tour With 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul' Photo Sarah Dash Will Tour With 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul'
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2018

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances.

DANCING WITH THE STARS Returns with Two-Night Season Premiere Photo DANCING WITH THE STARS Returns with Two-Night Season Premiere
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 20, 2018

“Dancing with the Stars” is back with a new, dynamic cast of 13 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor on a special two-night premiere. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. The show will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring the full cast dancing to Erin Boheme's “I Won't Dance,” choreographed by the show's own Emmy®-winning Mandy Moore.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE Come to the Fox Theatre Photo G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE Come to the Fox Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2018

'When you get the spark, you got to ride that energy,' says G. Love, and that spark certainly ignites on his 10th studio full-length Love Saves The Day. He calls the new release 'the fullest realization of the hip-hop blues' that he first pioneered with Special Sauce in the early '90s. The album, due out October 30 on Brushfire Records, not only features G. Love's long-term Special Sauce rhythm section -- upright bassist James 'Jimi Jazz' Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey 'The Houseman' Clemens -- but also prominent guest performers including Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, Ozomatli, DJ Logic, Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol.

Leon Russell's Self-titled Debut Album to be Released on 180g Blue Translucent Vinyl
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 21, 2017

Marhall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing Leon Russell's self-titled debut album on 180g Blue Translucent Vinyl with gatefold sleeve!

Merry Clayton Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes - 20 FEET FROM STARDOM Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Academy Award-nominated documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM just released a new featurette. Go behind the scenes below!

VIDEO: Anne Hathaway and Jenny Lewis Duet on 'Last Night You Were A Dream' from Beck's SONG READER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

On November 24 in Los Angeles, Beck hosted a show with the Los Angeles Philharmonic featuring various celebrities performing songs from his sheet music album SONG READER. Jenny Lewis and Anne Hathaway sang a duet of the track 'Last Night You Were a Dream'. Check out their performance below!