Buster Brown News

Also Credited As: James Brown
 
Date of Birth: May 17, 1913
Date of Death: May 07, 2002 (88)

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Leela Dance Collective to Present SPEAK, an All-Female Indian Kathak and American Tap Dance Collaboration Leela Dance Collective to Present SPEAK, an All-Female Indian Kathak and American Tap Dance Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Serving as a bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress - Indian Kathak and American Jazz Tap dance - continents and ages apart share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance in SPEAK. (more...)

Tap Dance Genius Savion Glover Announced At SOPAC November 9 Tap Dance Genius Savion Glover Announced At SOPAC November 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Tony Award-winning tap phenomenon Savion Glover (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, Shuffle Along) makes a highly anticipated return engagement to SOPAC on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. (more...)

HARLEM 100 Featuring Mwenso & The Shakes Announced At MPAC HARLEM 100 Featuring Mwenso & The Shakes Announced At MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Celebrate the music that made Harlem the center of the music universe at Harlem 100 Featuring Mwenso & The Shakes, Sunday, October 27 at 7 pm at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $29-$69. (more...)

Cool Jazz and a Tailgate Picnic Featured At Bickford Summer JazzFest, Plus Antoinette Montague Experience Cool Jazz and a Tailgate Picnic Featured At Bickford Summer JazzFest, Plus Antoinette Montague Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum presents The Antoinette Montague Experience in concert on Thursday, July 26, as part of the popular Summer JazzFest, which combines food trucks and music for a fun summer evening. Antoinette Montague is an award-winning jazz and blues singer who performs all over the world, but has never forgotten her New Jersey roots. Joining Ms. Montague will be Ken Peplowski on sax and clarinet, “King” Solomon Hicks on guitar, Brandon McCune on piano, Melissa Slocum on bass, Bobby Sanabria on drums, and tap dancer AC Lincoln. The food truck picnic begins at 5:30 p.m. and the concert at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

SPEAK: Tap & Kathak Unite With Michelle Dorrance, Rina Mehta & More At The Broad Stage SPEAK: Tap & Kathak Unite With Michelle Dorrance, Rina Mehta & More At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Indian Kathak dance and American Tap dance are continents and ages apart, yet they share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance.  They join forces in a unique and sensational collaboration - as The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage presents SPEAK: Tap & Kathak Unite, a program that brings together MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, Founders of Leela Institute for the Arts Rina Mehta and Rachna Nivas, and Broadway performer Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, for three performances only, March 22 - 24. (more...)

Rarely-Heard Radio Recordings 'The Rolling Stones - On Air' to Be Released Today Rarely-Heard Radio Recordings 'The Rolling Stones - On Air' to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

December 1,2017 will see the release ofThe Rolling Stones - On Air, a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from their formative years. (more...)

Community College of Baltimore County presents DESTINATION BALTIMORE, 12/9 Community College of Baltimore County presents DESTINATION BALTIMORE, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Community College of Baltimore County presents the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble in the production of Destination: Baltimore, a two-set theatre performance in celebration of the music and dance at the roots of Baltimore's multicultural history. Destination: Baltimore will be performed at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at (more...)

Rarely-Heard Radio Recordings 'The Rolling Stones - On Air' to Be Released 12/1 Rarely-Heard Radio Recordings 'The Rolling Stones - On Air' to Be Released 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

December 1,2017 will see the release ofThe Rolling Stones - On Air, a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from their formative years. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Mark Return to the Dance Center with World Premiere Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Mark Return to the Dance Center with World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

After a 10-plus-year absence, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) opens the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 2017-18 season with a program assembled by Founder and Director Lane Alexander and CHRP Artist In Residence Dani Borak. Performances are September 21-23 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

40 Local Students to Join Savion Glover for 'A COLTRANE STORY' 40 Local Students to Join Savion Glover for 'A COLTRANE STORY'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

For the second consecutive summer, Newark's own Savion Glover, the Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer, assembled a cast of 40 talented New Jersey students for an original musical production based on the life of John ("Trane") Coltrane, the famed jazz saxophonist and composer. (more...)

BWW Review:  Director Lear deBessonet's Luscious, Lusty and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM BWW Review: Director Lear deBessonet's Luscious, Lusty and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Michael Dale - Aug 5, 2017

It was fifty years ago that The Summer of Love attracted throngs of lunatics, lovers and poets to New York's Central Park in a free-spirited embrace of life's passions and pleasures. That same spirit is now joyously celebrated in the park's Delacorte Theater, where director Lear deBessonet's luscious, lusty and laugh-out-loud funny production of Shakespeare's fantasy comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM offers an evening of ravishing enchantment. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Mark Return to the Dance Center with World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

After a 10-plus-year absence, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) opens the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 2017-18 season with a program assembled by Founder and Director Lane Alexander and CHRP Artist In Residence Dani Borak. Performances are September 21-23 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Raises $175,000 at Jubalee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) hosted its Jubalee Gala July 21 at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, which included honoring The Chicago Community Trust and its President and CEO Terry Mazany with the JUBA! Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Cultural Community in Chicago. Past JUBA! Award recipient, the Honorable Mayor Rahm Emanuel, served as Honorary Chair. With nearly 600 people in attendance, CHRP raised $175,000, including a $75,000 leadership gift from guests Philip and Marsha Dowd, from a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, contributions and a raffle.  Following a preshow reception in CHRP's American Rhythm Center, guests gathered in the packed Studebaker Theater for the presentation of the JUBA! Award and the JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance performance that highlighted CHRP's 27th annual Rhythm World summer festival. The concert featured Chicago Human Rhythm Project performing a world premiere by Artist In Residence Dani Borak and three classics by African-American choreographers Buster Brown, Lon Chaney and Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer; STOMP alumna and Broadway hoofer (Shuffle Along) Lisa LaTouche performing her masterpiece Love Me or Leave Me with Tre Dumas and Nico Rubio; STOMP cast members Ali Bradley and Jeremy Price; North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble; solo performances by Lee Howard and Jumaane Taylor; a trio performance by Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson and Imania Fatima Detry; scholarship students from Tokyo directed by Yukiko Misumi; and more. A VIP champagne reception onstage with the artists followed the performance. (more...)

World-Class Artists Perform at Chicago Human Rhythm Project's RHYTHM WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Showcasing a wide range of performers and repertoire, Chicago Human Rhythm Project  (CHRP) announces the programs for three of the performances during its 27th annual summer festival of American tap and percussive dance, Rhythm World.   (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Welcomes Artist In Residence Dani Borak
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has announced that world-renowned performer, choreographer and teacher Daniel 'Dani' Borak is its Artist In Residence (A.I.R.). Borak's three-year residency will be longer and more expansive in scope than previous CHRP artist residencies, with his responsibilities encompassing not only performing, teaching and choreographing but also artistic planning for multiple programs, beginning this spring. (more...)

Tap City to Present TAP ELLINGTON at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON Slated for Tap City 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

Dance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's Return
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 44th season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. (more...)

Kaminski Auctions Presents 'Buster Brown' Sunday Comic Strip Original Art Works by Richard F. Outcault
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Preview days for Kaminski Auctions Thanksgiving sale were very well attended which was an indication of good things to come for the annual auction. Old faces and friends visiting the preview, plus 1700 visiting online and over 30% of them new users to the site brought a worldwide audience to add to the excitement of the sale. A collection of Richard F. Outcault (American, 1863-1928) 'Buster Brown' Sunday comic strip original art works that had descended through the family of the artist brought the most excitement to the day. Buster Brown was a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard F. Outcault and was adopted as the symbol of a children's shoe company called the Brown Shoe Company in 1904. In the early 20th century Buster Brown and his pit bull terrier' Tige' were well known to the American public. (more...)

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