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Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the ValleyArizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest festival season brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences from country superstars Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lee Ann Womack to Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, and from famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to internationally celebrated Pink Martini and the iconic bandleader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual NIGHT OF SWINGMercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual NIGHT OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual "Night of Swing" Saturday,  Aug. 12 at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel Honoring America's  Greatest Generation ; Co-Hosted By United War Veteran Council, Former GIs And Their Gals Will       Swing to Music of  Ellington, Goodman,  Miller, Dorsey & Basie (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup AnnouncedHERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Basil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks OnlyBasil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - the singularly inspired creation by the designer, director and performer, master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz - will return to New York City on the occasion of the ground-breaking work's 20th anniversary starting March 29, 2018 prior to opening night on April 3 at HERE (145 Sixth Ave.), it is announced by HERE's Artistic and Producing Directors Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener, and Barbara Busackino, HERE's Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tandem Otter Productions, Mr. Twist's production company. HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE's return to HERE, its original home, on the occasion of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The Final Entries of THE FRANK SINATRA COLLECTION on DVD & Digital 9/8The Final Entries of THE FRANK SINATRA COLLECTION on DVD & Digital 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

On September 8 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the final three titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection on DVD and digital formats. On license from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), the definitive collection pulls together some of the finest performances on television, in the recording studio and in concert from the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. (more...)

Bobby Watson Quartet with Lewis Nash and More to Play The Nash This AugustBobby Watson Quartet with Lewis Nash and More to Play The Nash This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Nash announces its calendar of shows for August including Jazz Messengers Alum, Bobby Watson, who arrives in Phoenix to perform with Lewis Nash on August 13th. (more...)

New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4New Philly POPS BIG Band to Debut on 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz SummitSecond Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

New Big Band to Premiere 7/4 on the ParkwayNew Big Band to Premiere 7/4 on the Parkway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

STEREOPTIK's DARK CIRCUS to Bring Puppet Theater to HERE This SpringSTEREOPTIK's DARK CIRCUS to Bring Puppet Theater to HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

HERE presents Dark Circus, by renowned French company STEREOPTIK, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program. This innovative puppet theater work, for all ages, plays six performances May 30 - June 4 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Richard Skipper Celebrates The Songs of World War IIRichard Skipper Celebrates The Songs of World War II
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Richard Skipper Celebrates … The Songs of World War II (in honor of Armed Forces Day) Saturday May 20th 1pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Turnaround Artists to Bring the 1940s to The Playhouse with IN THE MOODTurnaround Artists to Bring the 1940s to The Playhouse with IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

IN THE MOOD, A 1940s Big Band Music Revue presented by Turnaround Artists will appear at The Playhouse on Rodney Square for two shows on Thursday, April 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This MarchTHE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Today, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'
by David Green - Feb 20, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents "Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall" on Monday, March 6, at 8:00pm. The performance features the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra with 18 of the country's top musicians, conducted by Terry Myers, and with Special Guest Vocalist Nancy Osborne. Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated jazz bandleader of his day. Leading a band of musicians including Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges and Count Basie, Benny Goodman played music ranging from "Honeysuckle Rose" to "Sing, Sing, Sing." We re-create that night in 1938 with today's best musicians.  (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's  Chapin Auditorium on 3/5THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This MarchTHE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only ConcertRenowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

HERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBONHERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

HERE proudly presents Chiflon, El Silencio del Carbon, by renowned Chilean company Silencio Blanco, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program.  This production plays three performances only, February 24 - 26, 2017 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).  This presentation at HERE arrives as part of a U.S. tour, with dates and venues as follows: MCA, Chicago, IL (January 15-24); FUNDarte, Miami, FL (January 25-29); University of Maryland/The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD (January 30-February 5); Raritan Valley Community College/The Theatre, Branchburg, NJ (February 6-12); Bucknell University/Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA (February 13-19); HERE, New York, NY (February 24-26); UCLA/Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles, CA (February 27-March 5); Boom Arts, Portland, OR (March 6-9). (more...)

Turnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOODTurnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Melbourne in celebration of 23 years on tour. Hop aboard the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' to 'Tuxedo Junction' and get 'In The Mood' for a 'Moonlight Serenade.' In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the '40s. (more...)

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