The Brotherhood/Sister Sol To Honor Legendary Choreographer Bill T. JonesThe Brotherhood/Sister Sol To Honor Legendary Choreographer Bill T. Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) -- Harlem's nationally acclaimed social justice, youth development, and education organization -- will honor legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones, civil rights litigator Debo Adegbile, and TV producer and Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond at its 15th Annual VOICES Gala in New York City on May 21 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, it announced today. The annual charity gala, which raises critical funds for Bro/Sis' life-changing education programs and support services, will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts. (more...)

Rosie Lowe Debuts Slinking, Neo-Funk PHAROAH, Sophomore Album YU 5/10Rosie Lowe Debuts Slinking, Neo-Funk PHAROAH, Sophomore Album YU 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

With the upcoming release of her sophomore album YU, UK singer Rosie Lowe is unveiling her latest single “Pharoah”, a reference to Pharoah Sanders, taking her unique brand of psychedelic reverb-laden R&B/soul a step further. Having worked with artists like Jay Electronica (featured on YU) and Little Simz, Rosie Lowe brings a certain piercing minimalism and funky neo-soul to the forefront. The slow build of the blues guitar and low sensuality of “Pharoah” combines with the female-centric visuals celebrates the power in the body of a woman. (more...)

WHAT MEN WANT to be Released on Digital April 23, Blu-ray Combo May 7WHAT MEN WANT to be Released on Digital April 23, Blu-ray Combo May 7
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

 “Taraji P. Henson is at her absolute best” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV) in director Adam Shankman's hilarious comedy WHAT MEN WANT, arriving on Digital April 23, 2019 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD May 7 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Field Day Announces Second Wave of Artists Including Death Grips, FLOHIO, Kojey Radical, Mahalia and Femi KutiField Day Announces Second Wave of Artists Including Death Grips, FLOHIO, Kojey Radical, Mahalia and Femi Kuti
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Today Field Day have announced their second wave of artists including experimental hip-hop trio Death Grips, formidable breakthrough MC FLOHIO, BBC Sound of 2019 favourite Mahalia, rap-redefining Kojey Radical, afrobeat jazz-force Femi Kuti and Maya Jane Coles' alias Nocturnal Sunshine.  (more...)

Iyamah Drops Her Debut Project 'Truth EP.1'Iyamah Drops Her Debut Project 'Truth EP.1'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Hotly tipped singer-songwriter Iyamah has unveiled her brand of raw neo-soul with her much anticipated EP, 'Truth EP.1'. The 5-track project is out now, holding true to the stripped back sounds that have garnered her notable praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1/ 1Xtra's Phil Taggart, Jamz Supernova and the legendary Sir Elton John. (more...)

Swizz Beatz, TK Wonder, and Larry Ossei-Mensah Join 2019 Bronx Gala ProgramSwizz Beatz, TK Wonder, and Larry Ossei-Mensah Join 2019 Bronx Gala Program
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce that Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, TK Wonder, and Larry Ossei-Mensah have been added to the program lineup for the 2019 Bronx Gala. The evening will be emceed by MOCAD senior curator and Bronx native Larry Ossei-Mensah, and will feature an intimate dinner, an art auction, and two special performances by musician and social activist TK Wonder, who has opened for Sting, Justice, and Erykah Badu, among others. The 2019 Bronx Gala will take place on Monday, April 8 at Capitale. (more...)

Summer Walker Shares GIRLS NEED LOVE and KARMA Live Performance With VevoSummer Walker Shares GIRLS NEED LOVE and KARMA Live Performance With Vevo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Vevo announces the release of Summer Walker's DSCVR performances of Girls Need Love and Karma. Her 2018 debut, 'Last Days of Summer,' brims with old school heartache and millennial panache. That combination, combined with Walker's swagger and forthright personal personality, just might help her capture 2019's It Girl crown. Recently, Vevo connected with her for cool performances of 'Girls Need Love' and 'Karma' from the 'Last Days' album. The former got a boost this year by way of a Drake verse for the remix. Add that material to her new EP, 'Clear,' and your cold winter nights will feel a bit warmer. (more...)

Star Kitchen Adds Members of Soulive, The Disco Biscuits, Turkuaz & More To NOLA LineupStar Kitchen Adds Members of Soulive, The Disco Biscuits, Turkuaz & More To NOLA Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Star Kitchen, the exciting new outfit from bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), has announced the special guests for their upcoming late-night show at The Maison during this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Sunday, April 28th. For their NOLA late-night, the nascent band—which also features Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Rob Marscher (Jennifer Hartswick Band/Matisyahu), and Marlon Lewis (Lauryn Hill/John Legend)—will welcome keyboardist and fellow Disco Biscuits member Aron Magner as well as a slew of Jazz Fest late-night stalwarts: guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), vocalist Shira Elias (Turkuaz), and saxophonist Khris Royal (Rebelution). (more...)

Ford Theatres Announces 2019 Season Of Music, Dance, Theatre, Film And Family EventsFord Theatres Announces 2019 Season Of Music, Dance, Theatre, Film And Family Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The Ford Theatres today announced the 2019 season of events at the John Anson Ford Theatres. The 2019 season will open on Saturday, April 27 with The Spring Quartet: Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese, who The Arts Desk described as "an expansive, freewheeling rampage, ideas flying out like sparks from a roaring fire," and will conclude on October 19 and 20 with a Dia de los Muertos Concert and Community Celebration. These bookend performances are both part of the third season of the IGNITE @ the FORD! series. Tickets can be purchased at FordTheatres.org or by calling (323) 461-3673. (more...)

JazzMN Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Celebration and Season Finale this AprilJazzMN Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Celebration and Season Finale this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

The acclaimed JazzMN Orchestra will hold its final concert of the season on April 8th, 2019 on Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' Main Stage. The concert marks its season finale, also marking JazzMN's 20th anniversary celebration event. (more...)

Erykah Badu And 2x Grammy Winner H.E.R. Come To Barclays CenterErykah Badu And 2x Grammy Winner H.E.R. Come To Barclays Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

SJ Presents: the Godmother of Soul and Neo-Classic Soul Icon ERYKAH BADU with 2x Grammy winner and this year's hottest new artist H.E.R. on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 2/8-2/14Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 2/8-2/14
by TV Scoop - Feb 8, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC on Friday, February 8, 2019! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC, 2/6-2/11Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC, 2/6-2/11
by TV Scoop - Feb 6, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC on Wednesday, February 6, 2019! (more...)

KCRW's World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Announces 2019 LineupKCRW's World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Announces 2019 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

 The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the line-up for the 2019 KCRW's World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association celebrates its 20th anniversary, and launches Sunday, June 16, at 7PM. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 2/5-2/11Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 2/5-2/11
by TV Scoop - Feb 5, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 2/5-2/11, airing on NBC on Tuesday, February 5, 2019! (more...)

Cardi B, The Cure and Stormzy to Headline 2019 Way Out WestCardi B, The Cure and Stormzy to Headline 2019 Way Out West
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Way Out West is Sweden's biggest cultural encounter, welcoming over 100,000 visitors to Gothenburg for three days of music, festivities and culture. Year-on-year the programme showcases the biggest names in music, with goth-rock figureheads The Cure, global phenomenon Cardi B and soon-to-be Glastonbury headliner Stormzy set to top the bill in 2019.  (more...)

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Presents Offscreen Panels and EventsThe 2019 Sundance Film Festival Presents Offscreen Panels and Events
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Sundance Institute will convene dozens of offscreen events, including inclusive and intersectional conversations on the next wave of storytelling, radical data transparency, the future of democracy at its intersection with the arts, behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking and musical performances that range from intimate to raucous at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival taking place in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance, Utah, January 24 through February 3, 2019. (more...)

Skepta and Jorja Smith to Headline Field Day 2019Skepta and Jorja Smith to Headline Field Day 2019
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

In his only London festival appearance of the summer, international grime sensation Skepta will be taking to Field Day's new north London main stage for a headline show on 7 June 2019. Hailing from nearby Meridian Walk Estate, Tottenham, Skepta's performance will be a homecoming gig the likes of which London has never seen.  (more...)

CityKids Foundation Honors Black History Month With THE ARTIVISTCityKids Foundation Honors Black History Month With THE ARTIVIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The East Village Playhouse, home of the CityKids Foundation, honors Black History Month with a production of "The Artivist, The Bayard Rustin Story," a solo show that tells the story of the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin through his speeches, songs, monologues, documentary footage, and letters. The play opens January 24th and runs through February 17th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. (more...)

CBS Announces the 21 Performers for the 2019 CBS DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASECBS Announces the 21 Performers for the 2019 CBS DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

CBS today announced the 21 performers participating in the 2019 CBS DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE which will begin its run of six shows on Jan. 15 at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

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