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BWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in AugustBWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in August
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 11, 2017

If you were captivated by the film Hidden Figures and its story of the women known as 'human computers' who saved John Glenn's NASA space mission, get ready for Lauren Gunderson's play SILENT SKY, opening this month at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Janiva Magness Comes to Daryl's House 8/12 Behind Billboard Charting Blue AgainJaniva Magness Comes to Daryl's House 8/12 Behind Billboard Charting Blue Again
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Following her strut down the red carpet at the Grammy Awards and her newest release "Blue Again," soul-blues star Janiva Magness will be debuting her new material live on her Blue Again Tour. Magness will demonstrate how her robust and soulful voice can seamlessly shift from swampy blues to funky soul as she performs songs from her 2017 Grammy nominated album and 12th release Love Wins Again as well as her entire repertoire on Saturday August 12 in Pawling, NY at Daryl's House at 8 PM. (more...)

The Skivvies, Ryan Raftery, Aline Muniz and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubThe Skivvies, Ryan Raftery, Aline Muniz and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances August 2-13, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Shelly Waters' Self-Titled Album Due Out TomorrowShelly Waters' Self-Titled Album Due Out Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Americana singer-songwriter Shelly Waters is set to release her new, self-titled album on July 28, 2017. Evidence of Waters' jambalaya-like recipe of sonic spices – and then some - are found within each of the dozen tasty tracks on Shelly Waters, which was recorded in Nashville with renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaler. (more...)

Liverpool Loves Organisers Announce Full Music Line-Up With Headline Performance From Robert VincentLiverpool Loves Organisers Announce Full Music Line-Up With Headline Performance From Robert Vincent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Liverpool Loves organisers Orb CIC recently announced the first wave of acts confirmed for this year's festival, and they are now excited to reveal the full music line-up. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINLaguna Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Shows from Adelaide, Hollywood Fringe and More Slated for SoHo Playhouse's 2017 FRINGE ENCORE SERIESShows from Adelaide, Hollywood Fringe and More Slated for SoHo Playhouse's 2017 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the first round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series. The first set of productions hail from Adelaide, Brighton, and Hollywood Fringe Festivals and will take place between September 5 - October 22, 2017. (more...)

Melissa Plett to release 'Ghost Town' in SeptemberMelissa Plett to release 'Ghost Town' in September
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Montreal, Canada-based Americana singer-songwriter Melissa Plett is set to release her new full-length studio album on September 1, 2017.  Entitled Ghost Town, the album was recorded in Nashville at Omnisound Studio with the help and guidance of well-known Nashville musician/producer Pat Severs and the collaboration of countless talented locals. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Melissa Plett to Release 'Ghost Town' in SeptemberSinger Songwriter Melissa Plett to Release 'Ghost Town' in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Montreal, Canada-based Americana singer-songwriter Melissa Plett is set to release her new full-length studio album on September 1, 2017. (more...)

July Events Announced at Blue Note HawaiiJuly Events Announced at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The good times continue this month at Blue Note Hawaii with an eclectic lineup of local talent, national artists and side-splitting comedians. The Henry Kapono Artist to Artist Series continues with Malani Bilyeu of Kalapana, promising chicken-skin moments for all in attendance. Mike Lewis & Friends will share tributes to B.B. King, Etta James and contemporary soul singer Sade. Island Rhythm 98.5FM co-presents an unplugged pop-up show with Anuhea & Friends, followed by local greats Patrick Landeza & Kawika Kahiapo, a show with Duncan Kamakana & the Osorio 'Ohana, the Keauhou Band and of course the incomparable Willie K. The Blue Note Hawaii Comedy Series continues this month with Ahmed Ahmed and Rita Rudner, presented by Hawaii's Natural High. Donavon Frankenreiter is back by popular demand and new to the Blue Note are GRAMMY nominated jazz artists The Rippingtons. There won't be a dry eye in the house when an all-star lineup of local artists pay tribute to legendary jazz crooner Jimmy Borges. (more...)

Blues Legends to Head 'BACK DOWN MEMORY LANE' at Historic Ali Cultural ArtsBlues Legends to Head 'BACK DOWN MEMORY LANE' at Historic Ali Cultural Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach is proud to present two legendary artists for a night of unforgettable music and history. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Plays Final Week at A.C.T.'s Geary TheaterA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Plays Final Week at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) critically acclaimed production of A Night with Janis Joplin ends its six-week run this Sunday, July 16 following two extensions and resounding critical and audience response. The performance schedule for the final week is as follows: Wednesday, July 12 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, July 13 at 8 p.m.; Friday, July 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Good seats for all remaining performances are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or visiting www.act-sf.org. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16A.C.T. Announces Final Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN; Tickets Now On Sale Through 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Due to unprecedented ticket demand and widespread critical acclaim, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the second and final extension of A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 16, 2017. Receiving the highest rating by the San Francisco Chronicle, A Night with Janis Joplin is a 'transcendent' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'intoxicating' (SFist.com) musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences-icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith-who inspired one of rock and roll's greatest legends. Hailed as 'a psychedelic flashback to the glory days of Haight-Ashbury' (Bay Area News Group), A Night with Janis Joplin features such unforgettable songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Piece of My Heart,' 'Mercedes Benz,' 'Cry Baby,' 'Summertime,' and more! Tickets for all performances are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary TheatreBWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand-New Shots from A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at American Conservatory TheaterPhoto Flash: Brand-New Shots from A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld has brand-new production photos from American Conservatory Theater's production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN! Tickets are on sale now through Sunday, July 9. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Added to North Carolina Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Added to North Carolina Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the addition of a new show to the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN during an extended run in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, May 4-20, 2018. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINA.C.T. Announces Extension of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In response to strong advance ticket sales, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will extend the run of Broadway's critically acclaimed musical A Night with Janis Joplin at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St.). Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 9, 2017. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Piece of My Heart,' 'Mercedes Benz,' 'Cry Baby,' and 'Summertime,' A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences-icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith-who inspired one of rock and roll's greatest legends. Tickets are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Acoustic Guitar Duo Everett Coast Releases Covers Vol 1Acoustic Guitar Duo Everett Coast Releases Covers Vol 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Los Angeles-based acoustic guitar duo EVERETT COAST has put their own spin on several iconic pop, rock and reggae hits. Available now digitally, Everett Covers Vol. 1 (Live at Ultratone Studios) includes unique renditions of songs by Michael Jackson, Green Day, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley and the current single, 'Say It Ain't So' from Weezer. (more...)

JUNIOR DIVAS! Benefit Concert to Support Mary's Shelter BethlehemJUNIOR DIVAS! Benefit Concert to Support Mary's Shelter Bethlehem
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Star of the Day Productions is pleased to introduce the JUNIOR DIVAS! - A BENEFIT FOR MARY'S SHELTER. (more...)

McKnight Theater Artist Fellows present WORKS IN PROGRESS 6/26McKnight Theater Artist Fellows present WORKS IN PROGRESS 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

17 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Sonya Berlovitz (costume design), Thomasina Petrus (actor) and Kimberly Richardson (actor) will present selections from theatrical works in progress on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Mixed Blood Theatre. This free event is presented by the Playwrights' Center, which is taking reservations at pwcenter.org, info@pwcenter.org or 612-332-7481. Mixed Blood Theatre is located at 1501 South 4th Street in Minneapolis. (more...)

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