Aretha Franklin News

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINPhoto Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Gabrielle Shonk Debuts New Track via W MagazineGabrielle Shonk Debuts New Track via W Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Last year, Quebec indie-folk singer/songwriter Gabrielle Shonk self-released her first single “Habit.” The track spread like wildfire, grabbing the the attention of VICE's Noisey who likened Shonk's vocals to a mix of Alicia Keys, Fiona Apple and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

Michelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECTMichelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will honor the 75th birthday of one of the country's most treasured legends with Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin to begin their star-studded third season. (more...)

Vaneese Thomas to Celebrate Women of Soul at the Halloran CentreVaneese Thomas to Celebrate Women of Soul at the Halloran Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

???????The On Stage at the Halloran Centre music series kicks off with "A Tribute to the Women of Soul" by VANEESE THOMAS with special guest CARLA THOMAS on Friday, September 8th at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for this memorable evening of music. (more...)

Broadway Star Turned Recording Artist Annie Baltic Releases 'All By Myself'Broadway Star Turned Recording Artist Annie Baltic Releases 'All By Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

From the Broadway stage to dance clubs all around the U.S., ANNIE BALTIC is a multi-talented force of musical nature, a fresh, contemporary young performer whose bold and freewheeling creative spirit transcends easy, common categorization. (more...)

Drummer & Songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana to Release New Single 'Fun, Party, Splash'Drummer & Songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana to Release New Single 'Fun, Party, Splash'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Together through Walden's Tarpan Records label they will release the new single “FUN, PARTY, SPLASH” featuring Carlos Santana on all digital platforms on August 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, LancasterBWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, Lancaster
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2017

Reji Woods Productions offers its annual PORTRAIT OF A LADY series. The divas are back and they're bigger than ever. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for HIGH FIDELITYFull Cast Announced for HIGH FIDELITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Neil Gooding Productions (Sweet Charity, Dogfight) and Highway Run Productions (Rent) are thrilled to announce the full cast of HIGH FIDELITY. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 November, High Fidelity is based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film. (more...)

Kimmel Center Calls for Public Input in Renovation of Merriam TheaterKimmel Center Calls for Public Input in Renovation of Merriam Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts today announced a comprehensive community engagement process intended to solicit innovative ideas for the renovation of the historic Merriam Theater, located in the heart of the Kimmel Center campus on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City. (more...)

BWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in AugustBWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in August
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 11, 2017

If you were captivated by the film Hidden Figures and its story of the women known as 'human computers' who saved John Glenn's NASA space mission, get ready for Lauren Gunderson's play SILENT SKY, opening this month at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Michael McDonald's 'Half Truth' Premieres at Billboard; New Album 'Wide Open' Out 9/15Michael McDonald's 'Half Truth' Premieres at Billboard; New Album 'Wide Open' Out 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

“Half Truth,” the new single from five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, is premiering via Billboard. Stream/share the track (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Sunday Symposium on 8/20Westport Country Playhouse Sunday Symposium on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, August 20, 3 p.m. matinee performance of "Appropriate," an Obie Award-winning play about family secrets by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public. (more...)

Twist and Shout with THE FAB FOUR Ultimate Beatles TributeTwist and Shout with THE FAB FOUR Ultimate Beatles Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready to "Twist and Shout" when the Emmy Award winning Fab Four brings "The Ultimate Tribute" to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Saturday, September 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts members and go on sale to the public Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

A highlight of New England's holiday performance calendar, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn once again returns to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Monday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to theatre members and go on sale to the public Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

SSINGSSING, Toni Menage & Poison Ivy, and More This Week at Joe's PubSSINGSSING, Toni Menage & Poison Ivy, and More This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Check out what's coming to Joe's Pub this week! (more...)

Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights OnlyBilly Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle WilliamsAmerican Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

Craft Recordings Announces 'Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)'Craft Recordings Announces 'Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Craft Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new compilation celebrating the roots of American popular music. Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) delves deep into the Specialty and Vee-Jay Records' vaults (more...)

Black Violin, Earl Klugh and More Coming Up This Fall at City Winery ChicagoBlack Violin, Earl Klugh and More Coming Up This Fall at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces genre bending hip-hop duo Black Violin, Grammy Award-winning classical guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh, multi-platinum American rock band The Verve Pipe and more. (more...)

Ron Pope Releases Single 'The Last,' New album Work Out 8/18Ron Pope Releases Single 'The Last,' New album Work Out 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Today, Ron Pope shares “The Last” exclusively on Spotify; listen/share the track HERE via Soundcloud and download HERE. The track is taken from the Nashville-based independent artist's forthcoming album Work, due August 18 on his own Brooklyn Basement Records. (more...)

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