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AMC Announces Year-Round Documentary Series AMC VISIONARIESAMC Announces Year-Round Documentary Series AMC VISIONARIES
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

AMC has announced from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour that it will be producing a year-round documentary series AMC VISIONARIES, partnering with prolific artists to unveil the untold stories and fascinating histories of pop culture genres from the masters themselves. (more...)

Hip-Hop Meets Classical with Black Violin at Aronoff CenterHip-Hop Meets Classical with Black Violin at Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Hip-hop meets classical violin when the nationally-acclaimed band, Black Violin, plays the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/27/2017 - 7/4/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 6/27/2017 - 7/4/2017
by - Jul 4, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/27/2017 - 7/4/2017. (more...)

Shout it to the Rooftops! HAMILTON Instrumentals and Authorized Sing Along Program Available TodayShout it to the Rooftops! HAMILTON Instrumentals and Authorized Sing Along Program Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

It was announced today by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson Tariq 'Black Thought,' Stro Elliot, and Jonathan Groff in a digital #Ham4Ham (see below) that The Hamilton Instrumentals and an authorized sing-along program that can be organized royalty free by fans around the globe are now available. (more...)

Black Arts MKE Co. presents BLACK VIOLIN, 10/28Black Arts MKE Co. presents BLACK VIOLIN, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Black Violin comes to Milwaukee for one night only on Saturday, October 28, at 7:30pm at Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall.  The concert is a co-presentation by Black Arts MKE and the Marcus Center.  Tickets go on sale Friday, June 9, at Noon at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, by phone at 414-273-7206, or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com.  Groups of 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121, ext. 210 or ext. 213. (more...)

Black Violin Is Coming to Milwuakee This OctoberBlack Violin Is Coming to Milwuakee This October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Black Violin is coming to the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall for one night only on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

MTV to Host 2017 College Signing Day Featuring Former First Lady Michelle ObamaMTV to Host 2017 College Signing Day Featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Friday May 5th, MTV will host the 2017 College Signing Day featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring GalaThird Street Music School Settlement to Honor The Roots at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's longest running community school, has announced that this year's Spring Gala will honor Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Beverly Harper, Third Street Safety Director of nearly two decades. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring Gala to Honor The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors and Beverly Harper at 122nd Anniversary Benefit, May 8thThird Street Music School Settlement's Annual Spring Gala to Honor The Roots, Clarfeld Financial Advisors and Beverly Harper at 122nd Anniversary Benefit, May 8th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Amazon to Develop Animated & Live-Action Children's Series with Hip-Hop's The RootsAmazon to Develop Animated & Live-Action Children's Series with Hip-Hop's The Roots
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Amazon is currently developing an animated children's series, South Street Sounds (working title), along with a live-action children's series, with Grammy Award winning hip-hop band The Roots and their Passyunk Productions. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts: Meet the Female Playwrights PanelBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts: Meet the Female Playwrights Panel
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Apr 7, 2017

This Friday, April 7, marks the beginning of 'UCF Celebrates the Arts,' a week-long showcase of student art and pieces that demonstrate the vital role of the arts. On Sunday, UCF faculty members will hold a female playwrights panel. I talked with two of the playwrights, Belinda (Be) Boyd and Sybil St. Claire, about their inspiration to become playwrights, their start in playwriting and what to expect at the panel.  (more...)

HAMILTON Original Cast Recording and Mixtape to Receive Music Industry HonorHAMILTON Original Cast Recording and Mixtape to Receive Music Industry Honor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Music Business Association will celebrate the massive success of the HAMILTON Original Cast Recording and the Hamilton Mixtape albums with an Outstanding Achievement Award on May 18 at 12:30 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention's Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon, Migos & The Roots Perform 'Bad Boujee' with Office SuppliesVIDEO: Jimmy Fallon, Migos & The Roots Perform 'Bad Boujee' with Office Supplies
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Migos stop by the TONIGHT SHOW offices and performed 'Bad and Boujee' on office supplies. (more...)

Announcing 10th Annual Roots PicnicAnnouncing 10th Annual Roots Picnic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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The Roots Announce Lineup for Annual Acclaimed Festival 'Roots Picnic'The Roots Announce Lineup for Annual Acclaimed Festival 'Roots Picnic'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today, the legendary Roots crew announce that their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia's Festival Pier at Penn's Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017. (more...)

Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & More to Celebrate Release of 'Hamilton Mixtape' on Tonight's 'Jimmy Fallon'Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & More to Celebrate Release of 'Hamilton Mixtape' on Tonight's 'Jimmy Fallon'
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

BWW has just learned exclusively that Black Thought from The Roots, Busta Rhymes and Joell Ortiz will perform on tonight's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC. (more...)

Inside #Ham4Ham THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE: A Monument to Pop Culture Legacies and Breaking BarriersInside #Ham4Ham THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE: A Monument to Pop Culture Legacies and Breaking Barriers
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 3, 2016

In cases of most wildly popular media, there is the inevitable expectation of a popularity crescendo. A moment in time when the bubble finally bursts, the hoards cease their obsession and the next big thing comes along. For every 'Frozen' there is a 'Moana', for every Britney, a Christina. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andra Day, Ashanti & More Celebrate HAMILTON MIXTAPE Release!Photo Flash: Andra Day, Ashanti & More Celebrate HAMILTON MIXTAPE Release!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Attention HAMILTON fans! 'The Hamilton Mixtape' has arrived!  Featuring a collection of remixes, covers, and tracks inspired by the multi-Tony Award winning Broadway musical, featured artists include: Sia, Usher, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, and Queen Latifah. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Josh Groban, Tony Bennett & More Set for Tonight's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTERPhoto Flash: First Look - Josh Groban, Tony Bennett & More Set for Tonight's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The arrival of the holidays wouldn't be complete without a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree, live from Rockefeller Center in New York City and hosted by 'Today' anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb. (more...)

Pentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTERPentatonix, The Roots & More Added to NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Roots, Anthony Hamilton & the HamilTones and Pentatonix will join NBC's star-studded special CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER," set to air live from Rockefeller Center in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

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