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Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd Presents 7th Annual CHRISTMAS HARMONIES Photo Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd Presents 7th Annual CHRISTMAS HARMONIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Hartwood House Concerts Series presents Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd's 7th Annual Guelph Christmas Harmonies Show.

Brenda Lewis returns to The Jazz Room with her Quintet in The Women in Jazz Series Photo Brenda Lewis returns to The Jazz Room with her Quintet in The Women in Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

On Friday May 3rd at 8:30pm, versatile vocalist Brenda Lewis returns to Waterloo, Ontario's premier jazz club 'The Jazz Room', this time with her Quintet in their 'WOMEN IN JAZZ' Series! . The Band: Brenda Lewis - vocals; Margaret Stowe - guitars; John Zadro - piano; Jeff Bird - upright bass, harmonica, mandolin; Andy MacPherson - drums. Order your TICKETS securely Online @ http://www.kwjazzroom.com/event/brenda-lewis-quintet-sponsored-by-diva-international .

Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd's 6th Annual Christmas Harmonies Concert Returns to Guel Photo Brenda Lewis & Gayle Ackroyd's 6th Annual Christmas Harmonies Concert Returns to Guelph
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

On Saturday December 8th at 7:30pm, local chanteuses Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd bring their sixth annual popularChristmas Harmonies concert to the ANAF Club. They return with their trademark family-like vocal harmonies, which are no surprise as Brenda's older brother Dave - and Gayle's sister Mary and brother-in-law Jim toured in a country rock band together across Canada and in Europe throughout the 1980's.

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Lyric Stage Photo BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Lyric Stage
by Samuel Weber - Jun 11, 2018

Lyric Stage closes their 25th season with an ambitious Guys and Dolls that shows off some incredible voices, but misses timely opportunities.

Old Mill Toronto's Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis Photo Old Mill Toronto's Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Originally from The 1000 Islands and Ottawa, versatile Guelph/Toronto-based jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis' http://www.brendalewis.ca versatility originates from R&B, country blues and folk music.

The Music at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Series 
Presents 'Great Jazz In Su Photo The Music at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Series Presents 'Great Jazz In Support of The Centre'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2018

The Music at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Series proudly presents 'Great Jazz In Support of The Centre' with Versatile Vocalist Brenda Lewis & Friends Celebrating Her 25 Years of Singing!

Old Mill Toronto's Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis Photo Old Mill Toronto's Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Originally from The 1000 Islands and Ottawa, versatile Guelph/Toronto-based jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis' http://www.brendalewis.ca versatility originates from R&B, country blues and folk music.

Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe Jazz Duo Return to 120 Jazz Series Photo Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe Jazz Duo Return to 120 Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

120 Diner proudly present the return of Guelph-based silken-voiced jazz, roots and soul vocalist Brenda Lewis, joined by longtime music partner, gifted Toronto jazz guitarist, producer / engineer Margaret Stowe.

BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell t Photo BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!

Broadway and Opera Star Brenda Lewis Passes Away Age 96 Photo Broadway and Opera Star Brenda Lewis Passes Away Age 96
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The New York Times has reported that stage star Brenda Lewis has died at age 96. She passed in her home in Westport, CT; her death was confirmed by her son Michael Asen.

The Breithaupt Brothers Come Home to Kitchener for Two Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

The Breithaupt Brothers Come Home To Kitchener is a showcase of the songs of Don and Jeff Breithaupt performed by some of the Waterloo Region's finest musicians: The New Vibes Jazz Quintet, the Penderecki String Quartet, plus nine vocalists.

Niagara Jazz Fest's Twilight Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe Duo
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

DPLU Music, the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and Mahtay Cafe and Lounge present the TWILIGHT JAZZ CONCERT SERIES - ROOTS, SOUL & STANDARDS featuring acclaimed jazz vocal and guitar duo BRENDA LEWIS and MARGARET STOWE.

The Old Mill Welcomes Brenda Lewis 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

For over two decades, jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis http://www.brendalewis.ca/ has been captivating audiences - in Toronto most recently in concert series at The Jazz Bistro, 120 Diner, Musideum andFlying Beaver Pubaret - as well as across Ontario in the McMichael Gallery's Jazz Series, Merrickville's Jazz Fest, Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, 1000 Islands Jazz Festival,  Guelph Jazz Festival and both Halton Hills and Midland Cultural Centres, to name a few. Next year (so far), she will be featured in two acclaimed jazz series: The Jazz Room's (Waterloo) winter concert season, and,Twilight Jazz (affiliated with Niagara Jazz Festival), then in June is a guest vocalist in two concerts celebrating the music of the Breithaupt Brothers - a songwriting tour de force often referred to as the Canadian Gershwins. At The Old Mill she will be joined by gifted Toronto longtime compadres jazz guitarist Margaret Stowe and Rosemary Galloway on upright bass - together performing an eclectic, soulful and even quirky mix of repertoire.

Brenda Lewis Set for Jazz Bistro's Cabaret Series, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Originally from The 1000 Islands and Ottawa, versatile Guelph/Toronto-based jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis http://www.brendalewis.ca is what is known as a natural singer. In the Jazz Bistro's Cabaret Series she will be joined by acclaimed Toronto jazz musicians and longtime bandmates Margaret Stowe http://www.margaretstowe.com/ on guitar and Rosemary Galloway http://www.rosemarygalloway.com/ on upright bass, performing an eclectic, soulful and even quirky mix of repertoire.

SOUND OFF: Risky REGINA
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2010

Today we are taking a listen to the new Sony Masterworks & Arkiv Music re-release of Marc Blitzstein's half-musical/half-opera REGINA, based on THE LITTLE FOXES by Lillian Hellman. A little bit like Adam Guettel's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA or Michael John LaChiusa's MARIE CHRISTINE in that it defies any traditional definition or classification, it is a true masterpiece and a marvel of craftsmanship and creativity, whatever it is. Leonard Bernstein once called REGINA his favorite theatre score of all time and perhaps no other score of the period comes closest to the classical aspirations - actual accomplishment, actually - as much as Bernstein's own CANDIDE which he wrote with Lillian Hellman and John LaTouche seven years later, inspired by this show. This score virtually has it all: opera, jazz, Dixieland, blues, gospel spirituals, Victorian parlour songs, stirring symphonic sequences, stunning arias, glorious choral swell-ups, biting satirical anthems, cakewalks, recitative and some serious - seriously innovative - dialogue/song centerpiece scenes to all three acts of this operamusical. Whatever you want to call it: a triple-decker treat awaits!

Masterworks Broadway Releases REGINA Cast Recording, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2010

Masterworks Broadway continues to explore the rich history of its unequaled Broadway and Off-Broadway catalogue with the release of three highly requested classic cast recordings previously unavailable in the CD era - Regina, Song of Norway and Make A Wish.

Masterworks Broadway Opens Vault Of Cast Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

Masterworks Broadway continues to explore the rich history of its unequaled Broadway and Off-Broadway catalogue with the release of three highly requested classic cast recordings previously unavailable in the CD era - Regina, Song of Norway and Make A Wish.