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Tommy Roe Releases New EP '2020 Vision' Photo Tommy Roe Releases New EP '2020 Vision'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 14, 2019

Tommy Roe is a multifaceted international artist who wrote, co-wrote, and recorded, six top ten hits between 1962, and 1969, more than any other single artist/songwriter during this period of the 60's, with four RIAA certified gold records, and two of his hits, 'SHEILA' and 'DIZZY,' topping the Billboard chart at #1. Now, in 2019, Tommy is releasing a new 4-song EP 2020 Vision in the digital era of music.

Tim Bluhm Releases Acclaimed Album SORTA SURVIVING Photo Tim Bluhm Releases Acclaimed Album SORTA SURVIVING
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 29, 2019

Today, Tim Bluhm releases his new full-length solo album Sorta Surviving via Blue Rose Music. Known as the frontman for praised rock outfit The Mother Hips, Sorta Surviving is a testament to Bluhm's versatility as an artist and honed skill as a songwriter. Recorded while coping with a recent divorce and during recovery from a nearly-fatal paragliding crash, the album finds Bluhm at a unique place – grateful, appreciative for his life, and more determined than ever. Produced by Widespread Panic's Dave Schools, Sorta Surviving features an all-star lineup of musicians including Elizabeth Cook (vocals), Jesse Aycock (guitar, vocals) and Jason Crosby (piano, violin, organ), as well as Nashville legends, David Roe (bass) and Gene Chrisman (drums).

Tim Bluhm To Release SORTA SURVIVING On 3/29 Photo Tim Bluhm To Release SORTA SURVIVING On 3/29
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 24, 2019

Tim Bluhm is set to release his new full-length solo album, Sorta Surviving, on March 29, 2019. A gentle departure from his usual California-Soul sound of the Mother Hips, Sorta Surviving finds Bluhm living out his classic country musical dreams. Produced by Widespread Panic's Dave Schools and anchored by all-star band members Jesse Aycock (guitar, vocals) and Jason Crosby (piano, violin, organ), and Nashville session legends Gene Chrisman (drums) and David Roe (bass), Bluhm's new album was recorded at Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, TN. “Recording in that space with those guys was like a dream come true for me,” says Bluhm. “The depth of knowledge they walk around with in their heads is amazing, and you know you can trust the musical choices they're making.” Today, Jambase premiered the video for “Where I Parked My Mind”, an up to date representation of a night on the town and its repercussions. Director Tim Duggan tells Jambase, “People start their night expecting to have the time of their lives and often they try to portray that kind of ecstasy with phones and social media. The reality is almost always less glamorous.” See the video here.

Free Concert Announced to Preserve African Wildlife at the Centerbrook Meeting House
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2017

???????On Sunday, August 20th at 7pm, join Playhouse favorite Michael McDermott and his talented group of musicians at a free concert to raise awareness and funds for The Soft Foot Alliance. The evening will be filled with songs of hope and promise - from "Fields of Gold" to "Here Comes the Sun"; from Celtic culture and heritage through American folk traditions to new works. And Michael will be joined by Kathleen Mulready, another Ivoryton Playhouse alum who starred in Finian's Rainbow and shared the stage with Michael in The Irish… and How They Got That Way; also Nancy Herzig on flute,  David Jarkey on piano, Susan Mazer on guitar, Celeste Cumming on cello and the wonderful Lorelei Chang will dance. 

The 5th Annual American Studies Conference Features THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA, 3/25
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 22, 2017

Bringing together the scholarship of Fairfield University undergraduate and graduate students, the 5th Annual American Studies Conference on Saturday, March 25, will explore the theme of "The Divided States of America" and what it means politically, culturally and socially in past and present U.S. culture.

Photo Coverage: Carter Calvert Debuts New CD at 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 10, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, just presented Carter Calvert & the world premiere performance of her new CD, 'It's a Man's World'. An ever-evolving artist, Calvert's latest project is a collaboration with two household names in jazz: Grammy® award-winning Ulysses Owens, Jr. (Producer/Drums) and Grammy® award-winning Laurence Hobgood (Arranger/Piano), renowned for their imagination and artistry. The end result is a collection of hits originally made famous by iconic male artists, re-imagined and sung from a woman's point of view. It's A Man's World gives Calvert a vehicle to soar, and soar she does.

Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson to Lead YOUNG MAN LANGSTON at 92Y, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Two of New York's finest stage actors -- Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson -- star in the premiere of Young Man Langston, a dramatic reading from the letters of Langston Hughes that looks at the poet's formative years, from the publication of 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' and The Weary Blues, to his travels through the American South, to his life as an artist among artists in 1920s Harlem.

Stage and Screen Stars Set for ACT Fundraiser to Benefit Joan Mankin, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Luminaries of the local and national theatre scene -- including Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Geoff Hoyle, Marga Gomez, Lorenzo Pisoni and Diane "Pino" Wasnak -- will appear on American Conservatory Theater's Geary Theater stage on Sunday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in a one-night-only production to benefit beloved local actor/clown Joan Mankin, aka Queenie Moon.

Winners Announced for 2014 Garden State Film Festival
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 15, 2014

The Garden State Film Festival closed its four-day event with a sold-out Awards Dinner at the Trump Taj Mahal on April 6, 2014.

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Feature EXTRAVAGENT INVENTIONS, 10/30-1/27
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 16, 2012

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art October 30, 2012, through January 27, 2013, will be the first comprehensive survey of the Roentgen family's cabinetmaking firm from 1742 to its closing in the early 1800s. Some 60 pieces of furniture, many of which have never before been lent outside Europe, and several clocks will be complemented by paintings, including portraits of the Roentgen family, and prints that depict the masterpieces of furniture in contemporary interiors.

Out.com Features Berklund, Bowen, Domingo and Hill in Broadway Exclusive
by Faetra Petillo - Aug 28, 2008

Out.com is currently featuring an exclusive photo shoot with Broadway Actors Jeff Bown ([title of show]), Colman Domingo (Passing Strange), Tommy Berklund (A Chorus Line) and John Hill (Bare).

FIVE BY TENN Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2004

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of FIVE BY TENN, an evening of newly discovered one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, will begin previews tonight at NY City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The production will open on Thursday, November 11.