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Broadway/cabaret Star Avery Sommers Joins Board For Society For Preservation Of The G Photo Broadway/cabaret Star Avery Sommers Joins Board For Society For Preservation Of The Great American Songbook
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2018

Broadway and cabaret star Avery Sommers has joined the Honorary Board of Advisors for The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, a non-profit founded by broadcasting legend Dick Robinson to keep this great music playing through its Young Artist Mentorship Program and radio and television shows that provide songbook lovers around the world with free, unfettered access to the music they cherish.

BWW Interview: Opera Great Rose Kingsley Talks About Her Upcoming 'Concert That Never Photo BWW Interview: Opera Great Rose Kingsley Talks About Her Upcoming 'Concert That Never Was' In The Desert And More
by David Green - Oct 16, 2018

The International Opera Institute presents a celebration of Streisand and Sinatra in 'The Concert That Never Was' At The Indian Wells Performing Arts Center on November 10 at 7:30 pm. 'The Concert That Never Was' is a concert between Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand that was planned but never took place. This stellar evening will be performed by Opera and Jazz Diva Rose Kingsley, Actor and Entertainer Richard Shelton and The Bob Corwin Trio. I had the chance to catch up with Ms. Kingsley to talk about her storied career and the upcoming Streisand/Sinatra Concert. Here are a few excerpts from that interview:

The American Popular Song Society Celebrates the Music Of Harry Warren With Alex Leon Photo The American Popular Song Society Celebrates the Music Of Harry Warren With Alex Leonard in Honor of Italian History Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

In celebration of Italian history month the 'American Popular Song Society' presents the music of Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna), a composer of Italian descent and major contributor to the Great American Songbook.

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Announces Its 2018-2019 Extraordinary Seaso Photo La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Announces Its 2018-2019 Extraordinary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2018

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announces its most ambitious and dazzling year of special events! La Mirada Theatre will kick things off with such sensational shows as LEE ANN WOMACK, THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY and PAUL ANKA, and that's just this Fall! 

Cultural Council Of PB County Announces 2018-19 Season Of CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The  Photo Cultural Council Of PB County Announces 2018-19 Season Of CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Colony Hotel
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2018

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County today announced the 2018-2019 season of the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS. For the 14th season in a row, from November 2018 through April 2019, five fascinating conversations will be held at The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.

The American Popular Song Society Celebrates the Music Of Harry Warren With Alex Leon Photo The American Popular Song Society Celebrates the Music Of Harry Warren With Alex Leonard in Honor of Italian History Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2018

In celebration of Italian history month the 'American Popular Song Society' presents the music of Harry Warren (Salvatore Guaragna), a composer of Italian descent and major contributor to the Great American Songbook.

Photo Flash: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Presents BEEHIVE: THE 60'S MUSICAL Photo Photo Flash: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Presents BEEHIVE: THE 60'S MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Metropolis presents the colorful decade revue Beehive: The 60's Musical through August 25, 2018. A rockin' celebration following six women as they honor the legendary music and performers of the 60's.

Raue Center Welcomes Singer-Songwriter Megon McDonough Photo Raue Center Welcomes Singer-Songwriter Megon McDonough
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2018

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome nationally known singer-songwriter and Crystal Lake native Megon McDonough to the stage with "Dedicated to the Ones I Love: Great Women Singers of the '50s, '60s and '70s." This show will honor the greatest women singers of a generation at 8 p.m. on August 24, 2018.

Actor, Director and Composer Roger Perry Passes Away Photo Actor, Director and Composer Roger Perry Passes Away
by Julie Musbach - Jul 13, 2018

Celebrated Actor, Producer, Director and Composer, Roger Perry, passed away yesterday of Prostate Cancer at home with his loving wife, Joyce, holding his hand.

Christina DeCicco to make Encore appearance at Green Room 42 Photo Christina DeCicco to make Encore appearance at Green Room 42
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

The GreenRoom 42, Broadway's Cabaret for a New Millennium, presents Christina DeCicco on May 10, 2018.

Lisa Dellarossa Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Lisa Dellarossa Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lisa Dellarossa in Celebrating Lady Legends on July 25th, 2018. She brings you songs from lady crooners of yesterday and today featuring music from Judy, Liza, Barbara, Eydie, Bette, Shirley, Connie and more! Lisa brings back to life treasured selections that we've grown to love. Her range can tackle anything from a Great American Standard, to Pop Opera to a Broadway Smash hit. One can easily connect with Lisa, her songs, and her heart-warming stories. And she rolls them all into a fabulous, memorable show.

Oleg Frish Comes to The Triad Theater One Night Only Photo Oleg Frish Comes to The Triad Theater One Night Only
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2018

Oleg Frish, the colorful and personable singer, is touring the U.S. in 2018 in a show titled Swing Around The World. Known as the "Human Jukebox" and a "Songapedia" because of his encyclopedic knowledge of music of the 1940-80 era, Oleg Frish is an entertaining and charming singer who performs swing classics, jazz standards, tunes from the rock & roll and disco eras, and songs from his native Russia. He not only sings in English and Russian but occasionally in Spanish, Italian, French, Ukrainian, Japanese, German, Swedish, Polish and Yiddish, swinging all the time.

Oleg Frish Celebrates His U.S. 25th Anniversary With 2018 Great American Tour Photo Oleg Frish Celebrates His U.S. 25th Anniversary With 2018 Great American Tour
by Macon Prickett - Mar 15, 2018

Russian-Born Singer, Entertainer and TV/Radio Personality Oleg Frish Celebrates his 25th Anniversary in the United States with an Extensive Series of Concerts.

Lisa Dellarossa Takes the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Lisa Dellarossa Takes the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lisa Dellarossa in Celebrating Lady Legends on July 25th, 2018. She brings you songs from lady crooners of yesterday and today featuring music from Judy, Liza, Barbara, Eydie, Bette, Shirley, Connie and more! Lisa brings back to life treasured selections that we've grown to love. Her range can tackle anything from a Great American Standard, to Pop Opera to a Broadway Smash hit. One can easily connect with Lisa, her songs, and her heart-warming stories. And she rolls them all into a fabulous, memorable show.

Photo Coverage: BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE'S HANGOVER CABARET Photo Photo Coverage: BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE'S HANGOVER CABARET
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 17, 2018

BITTERSWEET: A VALENTINE HANGOVER CABARET held just after Valentine's Day at The Max in Omaha, was one more fun music and humor filled evening. Sarah Gibson, Ashley Laverty, and Mallory Vallier put together a two act show featuring local actors singing about the ups and downs of love.

Photo Flash: Richard Skipper: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow! Photo Photo Flash: Richard Skipper: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2018

The stars came out for prominent entertainment personality, Richard Skipper, Sunday, February 11, in celebration of the celebrator - his birthday. Producer RUSS WOOLLEY gathered some stunning talent to serenade the host with the most at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street with songs and stories bringing on laughter, tears, and a lots of applause.

BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Seven Angels Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEEHIVE at Seven Angels Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Jan 21, 2018

The Seven Angels Theatre puts on an amazing retrospective of 1960s music by women, with a highly talented cast that can sing and dance, accompanied by a rocking band.

BWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Lege Photo BWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Legend at Arts Centre Melbourne
by Brodie Turner - Jan 4, 2018

The era of the jukebox musical seems to be here to stay, and Australia its fertile ground to spring from: the Beautiful story of Carole King, the adaptation of Whitney's Houston's catalogue into The Bodyguard, mega-hit Jersey Boys, and of course Dream Lover comprising the instantly recognisable sounds but widely-forgotten story - and legacy - of the multi-talented Bobby Darin. Easy thought it might feel to relegate this musical to the contemporaries of its time, Dream Lover's powerful messages of obstacles overcome, dreams fulfilled and sacrifices for success connect to every audience member. Darin's life, adapted for the stage by Frank Howson, Simon Phillips and Carolyn Burns based on an original concept by Frank and John Michael Howson, seems too dramatic to be real, and this larger-than-life production tames that line between truth and fantasy brilliantly.

The Incredible PAUL ANKA Does The McCallum Theatre  His Way  In Two Unforgettable Per Photo The Incredible PAUL ANKA Does The McCallum Theatre His Way In Two Unforgettable Performances
by David Green - Dec 21, 2017

Paul Anka returns to the McCallum Theatre for two performances on Friday, January 12, at 8:00pm, and Saturday, January 13, at 8:00pm. One of the most successful singers/songwriters in music history, with over 900 songs to his credit, Paul Anka has the distinction of having songs in the Top Forty in four different decades. His instantly recognizable hits include Diana, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, My Way and The Tonight Show theme.

BWW Interview:  Janine DiVita Brings Her Intoxicating Show, LIT, to Feinstein's/54 Be Photo BWW Interview: Janine DiVita Brings Her Intoxicating Show, LIT, to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Courtney Savoia - Nov 13, 2017

Actress of the screen and stage, Janine DiVita is coming to Feinstein's/54 Below this Wednesday with her intoxicating show, LIT! Appearing on Broadway in Grease, Anything Goes, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, as well as on national tour in Young Frankenstein and IF/THEN, DiVita will relive some of her favorite tunes from these celebrated shows, as well as sharing her favorites from the road!

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