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Date Of Birth:
November 29, 1915 (105)
 
Billy Strayhorn Headshot
Date of Birth: November 29, 1915 (105)
American Ballet Theatre's Pride Nights to Feature Lypsinka, Tommy Dorfman and More Photo American Ballet Theatre's Pride Nights to Feature Lypsinka, Tommy Dorfman and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2021

American Ballet Theatre’s Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 20-31, will present its first-ever Pride Night celebrations, Wednesday evening, October 27 at 7:30 P.M. and Saturday evening, October 30 at 8:00 P.M., with a series of events honoring the LGBTQIA+ community and LGBT History Month. 

DUKE IT OUT Nutcracker Combines Classical and Jazz Versions at Nichols Concert Hall Photo DUKE IT OUT Nutcracker Combines Classical and Jazz Versions at Nichols Concert Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021

The¬†Music Institute of Chicago¬†brings back¬†a holiday tradition with ‚ÄúDuke It Out!,‚ÄĚ featuring the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of¬†The Nutcracker¬†in a music and dance performance Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.¬†

Victor Goines World Premiere Commission Highlights Jazz Studies 10th Anniversary Photo Victor Goines World Premiere Commission Highlights Jazz Studies 10th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021

The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Jazz Studies program with an in-person performance Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. The concert will also be available via livestream.

Alon Nechustan And Brooklyn Music School Present The World Premiere Of MESTIZO Photo Alon Nechustan And Brooklyn Music School Present The World Premiere Of MESTIZO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

Alon Nechustan and Brooklyn Music School will present the world premiere of Mestizo on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7pm at the Brooklyn Music School Theater, 126 St. Felix Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY.

Andy Farber & His Orchestra's "Early Blue Evening" is out today via ArtistShare Photo Andy Farber & His Orchestra's "Early Blue Evening" is out today via ArtistShare
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2021

Andy Farber & his Orchestra, featuring vocalist Catherine Russell, present Early Blue Evening, due August 27, 2021 via ArtistShare

Colburn School Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Colburn School Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021

The Colburn School today announced the 2021-2022 season, welcoming students, faculty, and esteemed guest artists back to its campus and to performances throughout the region following an 18-month closure due to the pandemic.

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents TUESDAYS AT 6: A 100th Birthday Tribute Photo The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents TUESDAYS AT 6: A 100th Birthday Tribute to Alec Wyton
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 30, 2021

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues its weekly series of online music recitals, Tuesdays at 6, streamed via the Cathedral's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

American Ballet Theatre Announces 2021 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater Photo American Ballet Theatre Announces 2021 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2021

In its return to indoor performances in New York City, American Ballet Theatre will present the 2021 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 20-31, 2021. 

Harlem Quartet Returns To Music Mountain With A Program Featuring African American Ma Photo Harlem Quartet Returns To Music Mountain With A Program Featuring African American Masterworks
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

This weekend, on Sunday, July 25 at 3 pm, the Harlem Quartet, a Music Mountain favorite, takes the stage to perform a vibrant program of works by Black composers, from William Grant Still and George Walker to Wynton Marsalis and Billy Strayhorn.

Telly Leung, Michael Feinstein and More Announced for Songbook Academy Events Photo Telly Leung, Michael Feinstein and More Announced for Songbook Academy Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021

Musicians, students and music lovers around the world can enjoy a series of entertaining and educational online events featuring prominent performers July 18-23 during the Great American Songbook Foundation‚Äôs annual Songbook Academy¬ģ¬†summer intensive.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and M Photo Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2021

This week (June 21-28) in live streaming: Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots and Jennifer Nettles visit Backstage Live, Fredi Walker-Browne shares Ten Minute Tidbits, a Kerry Butler masterclass, Tovah Feldshuh in Becoming Dr. Ruth, and so much more!

BWW Review: Karen Oberlin Sings from the Heart at The West Bank Cafe Photo BWW Review: Karen Oberlin Sings from the Heart at The West Bank Cafe
by Ricky Pope - Jun 16, 2021

Karen Oberlin (Our Sinatra) is not only a delicious singer blessed with great musical sensitivity and excellent diction, but she is also a wonderfully passionate actor who can bring a wide range of emotions to every well-formed phrase. Some singers take great care to make sure the emotions land on the audience. Oberlin has a much lighter touch. She has the gift of making sure the emotions land on her and then allowing the audience to come to her. It's a wonderful thing to watch a singer stop performing and practice the much more difficult art of just being. Ms. Oberlin makes all the hard work look very simple.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 7-13, 2021- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara, Aaro Photo Virtual Theatre This Week: June 7-13, 2021- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2021

This week (June 7-13) in live streaming: Matthew Morrison visits Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Season 3 finale, Show of Titles premieres, and so much more!

PITCH: A MUSICAL PRIDE TRILOGY Announced Live From Flushing Town Hall Photo PITCH: A MUSICAL PRIDE TRILOGY Announced Live From Flushing Town Hall
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2021

In celebration of Pride Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its PRIDE TRILOGY, a three-part, musical series featuring an extraordinary lineup of award-winning performers and vocalists.

GAY AS THEY SAY: AN EVENING WITH MARK NADLER to be Presented by Theatre Rhinoceros Photo GAY AS THEY SAY: AN EVENING WITH MARK NADLER to be Presented by Theatre Rhinoceros
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

Theatre Rhinoceros will present Mark Nadler in GAY AS THEY SAY, a world premiere production to be presented May 21-23, 2021.

BWW Interview: Anais Reno of LOVESOME THING Photo BWW Interview: Anais Reno of LOVESOME THING
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2021

New-ness is always fun, and though she has already been around a few years and people know her, Anais Reno is as shiny as a new penny... and as seasoned as one of her jazz idols. Her debut album, Lovesome Thing, is getting some well deserved attention, and this chat with her goes a little deeper into where it all comes from.

Kennedy Center Announces 2021-2022 Ballet and Dance Season Photo Kennedy Center Announces 2021-2022 Ballet and Dance Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021

The Kennedy Center has announced its 2021‚Äď2022 ballet and dance season - beginning in October 2021.

BWW CD Review: Anais Reno LOVESOME THING Is Something To Love Photo BWW CD Review: Anais Reno LOVESOME THING Is Something To Love
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 28, 2021

When your hear over and over about how amazing a singer is, you might grow to fear the hype. This is one time high expectations are met... with a vengeance.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre Partner for A New Dance Pr Photo Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre Partner for A New Dance Project Uniting in Movement
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre have completed an exciting new artistic collaboration titled UNITING IN MOVEMENT, during which 18 dancers and the artistic staff of ABT developed and rehearsed three works that culminated in an exhilarating live performance in Segerstrom Hall and which can be streamed on demand from May 12 ‚Äď 26.

Newport Music Festival Announces Schedule For July 2021 Photo Newport Music Festival Announces Schedule For July 2021
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2021

Today, the Newport Music Festival announces the complete seventeen-concert schedule for its 53rd season, from July 4-20, 2021.

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