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Bio:
Without knowing how to read music, Franklin taught herself to play the piano; at the young age of 12, she began to record songs and sing on gospel tours with her father. She signed her first record deal at age 18 with Columbia Records. In 1966 she moved to Atlantic Records, where she recorded many ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Without knowing how to read music, Franklin taught herself to play the piano; at the young age of 12, she began to record songs and sing on gospel tours with her father. She signed her first record deal at age 18 with Columbia Records. In 1966 she moved to Atlantic Records, where she recorded many ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: You'll be "feelin' groovy" when you see THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Photo BWW Review: You'll be "feelin' groovy" when you see THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Nov 26, 2021

Back in 2009, I had the honor of attending the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts at Madison Square Garden. The two-night concert event honored the Hall of Fame by having nine Hall of Fame inductees highlight the history and greatest hits of Rock and Roll. The headliners, which also featured special guests, included: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Steve Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Aretha Franklin, Jeff Beck, Metallica, U2 and the reunion of Simon & Garfunkel. Little did any of the audience members know this would be the final time that Simon & Garfunkel would perform together on stage...for now. Hearing their amazing harmonies live was an unbelievable experience. On November 19, I had the pleasure of reliving that experience by seeing The Simon & Garfunkel Show at the NYC Theater in Westbury.

WATCH: Bianca Jade Releases Music Video for 'Everything I've Got' Photo WATCH: Bianca Jade Releases Music Video for 'Everything I've Got'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

Buzzing R&B artist Bianca Jade is back with the official visual to her recent hit 'Everything I've Got'. Staying true to her influences, her video kicks off in a vintage jazz club with Bianca behind the mic.

Symphony Space Makes 2021-22 Season Available for HD Livestreaming Photo Symphony Space Makes 2021-22 Season Available for HD Livestreaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

Symphony Space today made livestreaming tickets available for its robust, wide-ranging 2021-22 season, realizing its ambition to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown as an institution committed to a hybrid model, with live events streamed in real time to audiences straight from Symphony Space’s stages in Manhattan.

'Get Back NYC' Benefit For Teen Cancer America Will Be Held At The Cutting Room Photo 'Get Back NYC' Benefit For Teen Cancer America Will Be Held At The Cutting Room
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2021

NOTES FROM AN ARTIST radio / podcast hosts David C. Gross and Tom Semioli present GET BACK NYC to benefit Teen Cancer America's Play It Back Music Program, to be held at THE CUTTING ROOM on Monday 6 December 2021 at 7:00 PM. Admission is $20.00 with all proceeds going to TEEN CANCER AMERICA.

Bonnie Raitt and Marc Maron Are Coming To The Flynn This Spring Photo Bonnie Raitt and Marc Maron Are Coming To The Flynn This Spring
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

The Flynn has added two big shows to its star-studded spring 2022 season. First, groundbreaking comic and podcaster Marc Maron brings his new stand-up show to the Flynn on March 12 at 7 pm.

Legends In Concert And E! Entertainment Join Forces To Elevate Iconic Tribute Acts Photo Legends In Concert And E! Entertainment Join Forces To Elevate Iconic Tribute Acts
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

“Legends in Concert,” the acclaimed Las Vegas based headliner show and pioneer of live music tribute theatrical productions, is pleased to announce a co-marketing collaboration with E! Entertainment and its new hit competition series “Clash of the Cover Bands”, which looks to crown the world's best tribute artists. 

The Van Wezel Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale Photo The Van Wezel Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2021

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has announced its Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale, giving patrons the chance to enjoy great deals with up to 50% off shows! The sale starts Sunday, November 21 at 10 a.m. and ends Monday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m. 

Bonnie Raitt and Marc Maron Are Coming To The Flynn This Spring Photo Bonnie Raitt and Marc Maron Are Coming To The Flynn This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

The Flynn has added two big shows to its star-studded spring 2022 season. First, groundbreaking comic and podcaster Marc Maron brings his new stand-up show to the Flynn on March 12 at 7 pm. Then, ten-time Grammy-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt takes the Main Stage on April 18 at 7:30 pm.

Maria Friedman's Doorstep Productions Celebrates First Birthday Photo Maria Friedman's Doorstep Productions Celebrates First Birthday
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021

In 2020, during lockdown and with theatres closed, actors Maria Friedman and Adrian Der Gregorian founded Doorstep Productions to bring live theatre to front doors all around the country.

Jennifer Hudson Pitching New Talk Show to Launch After ELLEN Conclusion Photo Jennifer Hudson Pitching New Talk Show to Launch After ELLEN Conclusion
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2021

While the show would not be a direct spinoff of the Ellen Degeneres Show, it would be the new Warner Bros. flagship daytime talk show once Degeneres' program concludes. The test run was recently shot on Ellen's stage and is currently being pitched to different television station groups.

Jennifer Hudson, Keith Urban & More Announced to Perform at CMA AWARDS Photo Jennifer Hudson, Keith Urban & More Announced to Perform at CMA AWARDS
by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2021

The Country Music Association has announced even more performers for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards.” Country Music’s Biggest Nightℱ will see Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley feat. BRELAND and HARDY, Luke Bryan, Jennifer Hudson, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band front and center on the CMA Awards stage. The night will be hosted by Luke Bryan.

Maxwell to Receive the 'Legend' Award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards Photo Maxwell to Receive the 'Legend' Award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards
by Michael Major - Nov 2, 2021

Today, BET announced three-time GRAMMY¼ award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Maxwell will receive the ‘Legend’ award at the 2021 “Soul Train Awards”. Award-winning and multiplatinum singer/songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and author Ashanti will be the recipient of the ‘Lady of Soul’ honor.

Cardi B to Host 2021 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Photo Cardi B to Host 2021 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
by Michael Major - Nov 2, 2021

For the first time ever, the rapper will take the stage in her hosting debut to usher in music’s hottest night of the year, which will feature showstopping performances and moments representing music’s vibrant community. Nominees this year include Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, and more.

VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Perform 'Glowing Up' on THE KELY CLARKSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Perform 'Glowing Up' on THE KELY CLARKSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Oct 29, 2021

Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show to perform her single 'Glowing Up' off of her recent album 'Ch. 1 Vol. 1'. Watch the full performance now!

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Brings Girl-Powered Concert Tour to OC's Segerstrom Cen Photo BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Brings Girl-Powered Concert Tour to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Oct 27, 2021

It's not a stretch to say that it was quite a treat to witness the undeniable talents of Kristin Chenoweth live and in-person again at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA for a one-night-only concert on October 23, 2021 in support of her most recent studio album For The Girls---a tribute to some of her favorite female singers of all time. In front of a full house of masked and (hopefully, thoroughly screened) vaccinated audience members, the Tony and Emmy-winning star of stage and screen sang, belted, and entertained with a solid 90-minute set filled with familiar, Girl-powered favorites, sprinkled with plenty of wit, humor, and heart in between. Her frequent musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell joins her again for this concert.

Mayor Lightfoot Issues Proclamation Declaring October 26 Chicago Theatre Day Photo Mayor Lightfoot Issues Proclamation Declaring October 26 Chicago Theatre Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2021

The Chicago Theatre will celebrate its 100th anniversary on October 26, 2021. In honor of this milestone anniversary, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot issued a proclamation recognizing tomorrow as Chicago Theatre Day.

David Morales Releases 'Easy' Featuring Joe Roberts Photo David Morales Releases 'Easy' Featuring Joe Roberts
by Michael Major - Oct 21, 2021

Introducing the second single from his forthcoming album, Life Is A Song, Grammy Award-Winning producer David Morales delivers a deep and brooding cut, Easy, featuring British soul singer Joe Roberts.

Single Tickets Go On Sale For The Second Half Of Michigan Opera Theatre's 2021-22 Sea Photo Single Tickets Go On Sale For The Second Half Of Michigan Opera Theatre's 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

Single tickets for Michigan Opera Theatre's spring season will go on sale to the public on Thursday, October 21 at noon ET. Tickets can be purchased here. 

RESPECT Starring Jennifer Hudson to be Released on Blu-Ray & Digital Photo RESPECT Starring Jennifer Hudson to be Released on Blu-Ray & Digital
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2021

Respect, the Aretha Franklin movie starring Jennifer Hudson, will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray November 9. The release will include new never-before-seen features. The film also stars Audra MacDonald, Tituss Burgess, Mary J. Blige, and more.

Don McClean Announces 'American Pie' 50th Anniversary Tour Photo Don McClean Announces 'American Pie' 50th Anniversary Tour
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2021

As tragic as the backstory behind the song 'American Pie' is with the much too early death of the new rock’n’roll-hope Buddy Holly, the track is also magnificent and legendary. The eight-and-a-half-minute ballad “American Pie” has been making history since its release in 1971. Check out McLean's new tour dates now!

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