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BWW Interview: Nicolas King of New CD ACT ONE: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RECORDINGS Photo BWW Interview: Nicolas King of New CD ACT ONE: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RECORDINGS
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 29, 2021

Nicolas King dug into the vaults and found some treasures, then he made some new ones and he is sharing them with the world on a new album that celebrates his brief time already spent in show business.

The 8-Bit Big Band's New Album BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE Is Now Available Photo The 8-Bit Big Band's New Album BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE Is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2021

The 8-Bit Big Band, under the direction of Tony-nominee Charlie Rosen, has released their third full length album, Backwards Compatible. An exploration of the 'Great Video Game Songbook'', this electrifying new album features a symphonic orchestra made up of over 70 of New York City's finest musicians.

Savage Ticket Announces Winners Of Its 
'How I Fell In Love With Jazz' Contest Photo Savage Ticket Announces Winners Of Its 
'How I Fell In Love With Jazz' Contest
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2021

In anticipation of the debut of Savage Ticket's exciting and innovative new music platform slated for early 2021, Savage Ticket Jazz music fans were invited by Savage Ticket to submit fun and creative short video diaries.

Savage Ticket Announces Winners Of Its 'How I Fell In Love With Jazz' Contest Photo Savage Ticket Announces Winners Of Its 'How I Fell In Love With Jazz' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021

In anticipation of the debut of Savage Ticket's exciting and innovative new music platform slated for early 2021, Savage Ticket Jazz music fans were invited by Savage Ticket to submit fun and creative short video diaries for their “How I Fell In Love With Jazz” contest, detailing how jazz fans and performers alike fell in love with Jazz music.

BWW Review: THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Live (Online) From The TRIAD Brims With  Photo BWW Review: THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Live (Online) From The TRIAD Brims With Holiday Cheer
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 22, 2020

A drag creation of actor, singer, host Ray DeForest, Doris was born in the wake of Ray’s beloved mother, Taffy, succumbing to the dreaded Alzheimers Disease. Artistically developed as a way to feel close with Taffy, Deforest performs to honor her memory, and brighten the lives of his audiences with a little laughter, a little song, and a lot of whiskey sours.

Photo Flash: Amra Faye Wright, Karen Mason, Jim McGinnis & More Join THE DORIS DEAR C Photo Photo Flash: Amra Faye Wright, Karen Mason, Jim McGinnis & More Join THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020

From the producers who brought you “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk”, the new hit show on Broadway on Demand, this holiday favorite live streamed from the off-Broadway Triad Theater in NYC, exclusively, one night only, on Broadway on Demand!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: December 19-20- with Adam Pascal, Josh Groban and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: December 19-20- with Adam Pascal, Josh Groban and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, December 19-20, 2020.

THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL to Stream For One Night Only Photo THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL to Stream For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2020

From the producers who brought you “Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk”, the new hit show on Broadway on Demand, comes this holiday favorite live streamed from the off-Broadway Triad Theater in NYC, exclusively, one night only, on Broadway on Demand.

BWW CD Review: THE SWING SET Gives Jim Caruso Room To Play Photo BWW CD Review: THE SWING SET Gives Jim Caruso Room To Play
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 1, 2020

He's much more than the emcee of one of Manhattan's biggest ongoing parties and this album reminds people of the Jim Caruso who started in the business just a few short years ago.

BWW Feature: And The Nominees Are... BEST JAZZ VOCALIST Photo BWW Feature: And The Nominees Are... BEST JAZZ VOCALIST
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 25, 2020

The Broadway World Awards is all about honoring the jazz musicians of the community. They are an essential part of the New York nightlife and deserve all the love they can get. These are the nominees for Best Jazz Vocalist

DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Premieres Third Episode This Week Photo DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK Premieres Third Episode This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020

“Doris Dear's Gurl Talk” is a new hit show on Broadway on Demand! Episode 3 premiers this Friday from DeForest Theatricals!

DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK, a 6-Part Lifestyle Series to Premiere on Broadway On Demand Photo DORIS DEAR'S GURL TALK, a 6-Part Lifestyle Series to Premiere on Broadway On Demand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020

Doris Dear, 'America's Perfect Housewife', brings her brand of stories, recipes and interviews to a new half hour show streaming on Broadway On Demand. Stop by and spend an entertaining, informative half hour in the Rumpus Room with 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' ... you never know who might knock on her door!

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Benny Benack, III Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Benny Benack, III
by Nicholas Adler - Aug 1, 2020

One of the amazing things about working at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the past 12 years has been seeing the next generation of musicians and singers take steps along their careers. Someone from the Programming Team has heard a young artist play somewhere and has decided they have what it takes to be a part of one of JALCa??s performances, whether it be the late night set in Dizzya??s Club, teaching in one of the Jazz Education events or performing in the educational Jazz for Young People shows or playing on the big stage, the room specifically designed for Jazz music where the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra plays, the 1,233 seat Rose Theater.

BWW Previews: Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Welcomes Michael Feinstein In Jam-Packed Photo BWW Previews: Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Welcomes Michael Feinstein In Jam-Packed July 13th Episode
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 12, 2020

Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Welcomes Michael Feinstein In Jam-Packed July 13th Episode

Hellosaurus Launches Interactive 'Birthday Show' for Ages 3-8 Hosted by Tim Kubart Photo Hellosaurus Launches Interactive 'Birthday Show' for Ages 3-8 Hosted by Tim Kubart
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2020

Hellosaurus, a brand new interactive children's video startup for ages 3 to 8, announces the debut of its first show, The Birthday Show. Hosted by Grammy winning, Emmy nominated children's musician and television host Tim Kubart, The Birthday Show is free to play on tablets, computers, and phones at www.thebirthday.show (also at www.hellosaurus.com)

Tune Into Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Tonight With Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Pearce  Photo Tune Into Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Tonight With Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Pearce and More
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

Tonight, May 4 at 8pm EDT, a slew of deliriously-talented people will entertain live from the comfort their homes on the live stream version of Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party! Every week, host Caruso invites the viewers to put on their finest pjs and be thrilled by impromptu performances.

BWW Previews: Sierra Boggess and Kevin Spirtas Among Starry Roster for Jim Caruso's P Photo BWW Previews: Sierra Boggess and Kevin Spirtas Among Starry Roster for Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party May 4th
by Stephen Mosher - May 2, 2020

Sierra Boggess and Kevin Spirtas Among Starry Roster for Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party May 4th

Sierra Boggess, Jelani Remy, Lindsay Pearce, Aaron Lazar, and More Join Jim Caruso's  Photo Sierra Boggess, Jelani Remy, Lindsay Pearce, Aaron Lazar, and More Join Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party on May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

The lineup has been announced for Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party, this Monday, May 4 at 8pm EDT.

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye at Dizzy's Club/Jazz At Lincoln Center Photo Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye at Dizzy's Club/Jazz At Lincoln Center
by Kevin Alvey - Feb 28, 2020

Marilyn Maye opened her latest show at Dizzy's Club in the Jazz at Lincoln Center complex just one week after Valentine's Day. But the love for this singer and her mastery of the American Songbook kept everyone in the holiday's spirit. After all it's never too late for a Marilyn Maye lovefest for, as the singer herself said, 'Each day is Valentine's Day.'

Isaac Mizrahi Presents West Coast Premiere Of New Cabaret MOVIE STARS AND SUPERMODELS Photo Isaac Mizrahi Presents West Coast Premiere Of New Cabaret MOVIE STARS AND SUPERMODELS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Fresh off of a three-week residency at Café Carlyle in New York City, fashion designer and a?oeProject Runway: All Starsa?? judge Isaac Mizrahi will appear in Palo Alto at the Oshman Family JCC. The West Coast premiere of his newest cabaret show, Movie Stars and Supermodels, will feature the media icon dishing on model fittings, intimate dinners, and exclusive parties with Hollywood's elite, all while sharing his hilarious musings on everything of the momenta?"from politics to his latest Instagram obsessions. Accompanied by a band of talented jazz musicians led by acclaimed pianist Ben Waltzer, Mizrahi will also perform a wide range of tunes by everyone from Cole Porter to Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and even John Denver. Following his venture into singing, the designer-turned-cabaret artist has been called a?oea founding father of a genre that fuses performance art, music, and stand-up comedya?? by The New York Times. Movie Stars & Supermodels will be presented 7:30pm, Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. For tickets ($120 Front row seating and wine reception with the performers, $90 General Public, $85 Members and J-Pass Holders) and more information, the public may visit paloaltojcc.org/mizrahi or call (650) 223-8718.

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