Date of Birth: August 25, 1954 (64)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
BWW Review: Elvis Costello's THE JULIET LETTERS Revived by Urban AriasBWW Review: Elvis Costello's THE JULIET LETTERS Revived by Urban Arias
by Roger Catlin - Jul 13, 2019

Running a small opera company requires innovation enough, but Washington's Urban Arias goes further, by commissioning new works, or finding pieces that are little known or rarely performed and infusing them with reliable company talent that can electrify their purposely small audiences. (more...)

Mark Newman Set to Release Brand New LP 'Empirical Truth'Mark Newman Set to Release Brand New LP 'Empirical Truth'
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

It can certainly be said that a labor of love is not much of a labor at all, and with singersongwriter and guitarist Mark Newman's latest release “Empirical Truth” (Out TODAY July 12 via Danal Music) this is very much the case, as he's proven once again his power of true musicianship. (more...)

Julie Kramer's THE BASEMENT ARCHIVES: THE GHOSTS OF WFNX: VOLUME II Opens July 20Julie Kramer's THE BASEMENT ARCHIVES: THE GHOSTS OF WFNX: VOLUME II Opens July 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Photographer and revered long-time on-air radio personality Julie Kramer will uncover her new rock & roll photography exhibition The Basement Archives: The Ghosts of WFNX: Volume II, taking over Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) with over 100 portraits and live-concert images of celebrity musicians. The exhibition takes place at Boston Center for Adult Education, located at 122 Arlington Street, in Boston's Back Bay. The exhibition runs July 20 through December 20, 2019, and the opening reception, Saturday, July 20 from 4-8pm, is free and open to the public with reservation at https:bcae.orgeventrsvp. Limited edition signed photographs will be available for sale and the exhibition is on view during BCAE regular hours. (more...)

POP ETC Announces 'Covers Collection'POP ETC Announces 'Covers Collection'
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

On July 26th, POP ETC will release Covers Collection, a selection of 21-reimagined songs that inspired the band throughout their career, including The Strokes' “Last Nite,”  The Beach Boys' “God Only Knows,” David Bowie's “Ashes to Ashes,” and many more. POP ETC's cover of Fleetwood Mac's song “Dreams” was recently featured in an episode of HBO'S “Big Little Lies.” POP ETC's Covers Collection can be pre-saved here. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marieann Meringolo Performs at the Friars Club & Joins The Legends On The WallsPhoto Coverage: Marieann Meringolo Performs at the Friars Club & Joins The Legends On The Walls
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 26, 2019

It can be quite intimidating to perform in the Friars Club. Pre show a performer might be relaxing in the Billy Crystal Room on the main floor or upstairs in the Barbra Streisand Room. (more...)

Elvis Costello 'Just Trust' Fall Tour Comes to HersheyElvis Costello 'Just Trust' Fall Tour Comes to Hershey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Elvis Costello & The Imposters are coming to Hershey Theatre on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. during their fall tour, Just Trust. (more...)

Billy Porter to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of FameBilly Porter to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live TheatreLive Performance, Recording and Radio have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the full list was announced today, June 20, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Selection Committee. The newest honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominations at a selection committee meeting held in June and will be ratified by the Hollywood Chamber's Board of Directors. Walk of Fameractresssinger Vanessa Williams, a committee member for the 2019-2020 Selection Committee, announced the new honorees with Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. (more...)

KCRW and the Hammer Museum Announce Line-Up for 2019 Summer NightsKCRW and the Hammer Museum Announce Line-Up for 2019 Summer Nights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

KCRW and the Hammer Museum team up once again to present three free nights of live music and DJ sets as part of KCRW's Summer Nights, Thursdays, July 11, 18, and 25. This year's series features a stellar line-up of artists: Pavo Pavo, Wild Belle and the Tracks, as well as fierce live sets from KCRW DJs Anne Litt, Travis Holcombe, Aaron Byrd, Dan Wilcox, Jose Galvan and Scott Dallavo. (more...)

Patrick Droney Signs With Warner Records, Shares New Video For STAND AND DELIVERPatrick Droney Signs With Warner Records, Shares New Video For STAND AND DELIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and celebrated guitarist Patrick Droney has released the official video for “Stand and Deliver.” With a cathedral-size chant and searing blues guitar solo, the breakout track garnered upwards of 100K streams in its first week, landed in the Top 10 on Spotify's U.S. Viral Top 50 chart, and earned Droney a recent performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. (more...)

BLACK-EYED BLUES FEST Celebrates 20-Years Of Free Blues In Bushnell ParkBLACK-EYED BLUES FEST Celebrates 20-Years Of Free Blues In Bushnell Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Black-Eyed Blues Fest will return to Bushnell Park in Downtown Hartford for its 20th year on Saturday, June 22nd from 3pm to 11pm. Produced by Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar in partnership with the Connecticut Blues Society, this free event will feature seven bands including Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Christine Ohlman a.k.a. The Beehive Queen & Rebel Montez, and the five finalists of the CT Blues Challenge. (more...)

Mikey Erg Readies New Solo LP WAXBUILT CASTLES Out 7/27Mikey Erg Readies New Solo LP WAXBUILT CASTLES Out 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Out July 27th on Don Giovanni Records, Waxbuilt Castles is the second full-length solo album by New Jersey's Mikey Erg.  (more...)

Worthing Theatres Announce Their Jazz Cafe Season 2019Worthing Theatres Announce Their Jazz Cafe Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Worthing Theatres have announced their latest Jazz Cafe season at the Pavilion Cafe Bar, which runs from 24 July to 18 December. Where customers can enjoy a Wednesday evening in the company of highly acclaimed jazz artists, whilst enjoying a range of drinks, and a selection of food ready to order from the menu, all accompanied with exquisite views overlooking Worthing seafront. (more...)

Corkscrew Theater Festival Announces Casting & Ticket Sales For Expanded Third SeasonCorkscrew Theater Festival Announces Casting & Ticket Sales For Expanded Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Corkscrew Theater Festival is pleased to announce the mainstage casts for its third annual festival, which runs July 10-August 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). The festival features four world premieres, four workshop productions, and four readings performed in repertory over four weeks, with 80 performances in all. As in past years, special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through tight-knit collaborations. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

The Jamie Saft Quartet Release New Album 'Hidden Corners'The Jamie Saft Quartet Release New Album 'Hidden Corners'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

On the transcendent new album Hidden Corners, visionary keyboardist, producer and composer Jamie Saft embarks on a spiritual journey along the searching path unveiled by such iconic forebears as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Albert Ayler. Inspired by concepts from Jewish mysticism, the album features an outstanding quartet of deeply exploratory musicians: Saft, longtime collaborator Bradley Jones on bass, the wide-ranging drummer/percussion master Hamid Drake, and legendary saxophonist David Liebman. (more...)

Jim Lauderdale Releases New Song SOME HORSES RUN FREEJim Lauderdale Releases New Song SOME HORSES RUN FREE
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Jim Lauderdale has released a new song from his forthcoming album, FROM ANOTHER WORLD. The song, 'Some Horses Run Free,' is the latest from the 2x GRAMMY® Award-winning Americana legend's 32nd studio album that arrives everywhere on Friday, June 21. (more...)

Montalvo Announces 19/20 Carriage House Series
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Art enthusiasts gathered last night (May 22) at Montalvo Arts Center for an exclusive members-only unveiling of its 2019-2020 Carriage House Theatre Concert Series line-up. The historic Silicon Valley venue announced a thrilling roster of performers from Meow Meow to The Second City, from Pablo Cruise to Loudon Wainwright III, tributes to The Beatles, Cream, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and an appearance by NPR's hit radio show and podcast "Selected Shorts." The season launches in October, offering a stellar line-up of theatre, comedy, magic, Grammy Award nominees/winners performing jazz, bluegrass, pop, rock, classical, new age, folk, Hawaiian music, and more. Tickets are now available to Montalvo members, and go on-sale to the general public beginning May 30. For more information or to purchase tickets, the public can visit montalvoarts.org or call 408-961-5858. (more...)

'CMT Crossroads' Returns to Nashville with Summer Block Party Featuring Brooks & Dunn'CMT Crossroads' Returns to Nashville with Summer Block Party Featuring Brooks & Dunn
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2019

Today, CMT announced that GRAMMY Award-winning, best-selling country duo Brooks & Dunn will take the stage with some of the brightest young talent in country music during a special public taping of “CMT Crossroads,” the network's flagship music series. The hour-long show will tape in downtown Nashville on Tuesday, June 4 and will premiere on CMT on Friday, June 28 at 10 p.m. ET. (more...)

John Miller Releases 10th Anniversary Edition of STAGE DOOR JOHNNYJohn Miller Releases 10th Anniversary Edition of STAGE DOOR JOHNNY
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

JOHN MILLER - the singer, bassist and Broadway Music Coordinator - will release a special 10th Anniversary Edition of his acclaimed album Stage Door Johnny: John Miller - Takes on Broadway on June 21, 2019. Stage Door Johnny is a witty and unconventional interpretation of a dozen familiar Broadway songs, filtered through Miller's understated performance style that evokes such diverse artists as James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Kenny Rankin. Stage Door Johnny will be available on all digital and streaming platforms. (more...)

Midem Announces Two Additional KeynotesMidem Announces Two Additional Keynotes
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2019

 Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces two additional, inspiring keynote speakers, Rebeca León (manager of Juanes, Rosalía, J. Balvin) and Marsha Vlasic (agent to Neil Young, Elvis Costello, PJ Harvey) for the 53rd conference, June 4-7 in Cannes. (more...)

Classic Movies to Be Shown at The Majestic Theater This SummerClassic Movies to Be Shown at The Majestic Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater heralds the arrival of warmer temperatures and longer days with the return of its Summer Classic Movie series for the thirteenth year. Enjoy classic movies in the beautifully restored historic theater Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. June through August. Tickets are just $6.00 and will be available starting June 1. (more...)

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