Sofia Carson to Host ARDYs: A RADIO DISNEY MUSIC CELEBRATIONSofia Carson to Host ARDYs: A RADIO DISNEY MUSIC CELEBRATION
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Radio Disney is throwing a real-time live party for its most passionate fans, evolving music's biggest event for families to the newly rebranded 'ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration' (for the past six years known as the 'Radio Disney Music Awards'). Actress, singer, songwriter, Hollywood Records and Republic Records recording artist Sofia Carson (Disney Channel's 'Descendants,' Freeform's 'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists') is set to host the exciting music and star-filled event. For the first time, it will be a live telecast, originating from Los Angeles, on SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (8:00 p.m. EDT/re-airing at 8:00 p.m. PDT), on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW, with a simulcast on Radio Disney. Multiple Emmy® and Producers Guild Award nominee Casey Patterson Entertainment ('Lip Sync Battle' and 'MTV Movie Awards') will executive produce the show. (more...)

BWW Special: Desde La Ventana de Pasek y PaulBWW Special: Desde La Ventana de Pasek y Paul
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Apr 18, 2019

Los proximos 6 de mayo en Madrid y 13 de mayo en Barcelona, seis de los mayores nombres del Teatro Musical en nuestro pais homenajearan a Pasek y Paul y a su carrera con el concierto DESDE MI VENTANA. (more...)

Dreamers New Album LAUNCH FLY LAND Set For Release 4/26Dreamers New Album LAUNCH FLY LAND Set For Release 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

DREAMERS will release of LAUNCH FLY LAND on April 26. LISTEN here, downloads are available upon request. To date the band have shared the single 'Die Happy' and album track 'Insomniac.' (more...)

VIDEO: The Intercept, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Naomi Klein Present Green New Deal Short FilmVIDEO: The Intercept, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Naomi Klein Present Green New Deal Short Film
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2019

The Intercept, together with U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine”) are proud to present “A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” a 7-minute animated film featuring art by award-winning illustrator Molly Crabapple (“Brothers of the Gun”), co-written by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Avi Lewis (“This Changes Everything”) and co-directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt. The film is narrated by Ocasio-Cortez. (more...)

HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCE is Available on Netflix TodayHOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCE is Available on Netflix Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Today, Netflix released Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix. (more...)

Zia Benjamin is Playing By Her Own Rules On New Single RUDIEZia Benjamin is Playing By Her Own Rules On New Single RUDIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

Zia Benjamin, the Jamaican songstress who has penned and been featured on hits from the likes of Sean Paul to Major Lazer, brings her soulful sound to the forefront in 2019. (more...)

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Star Shangela to Host the 30th Annual GLAAD Media AwardsRUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Star Shangela to Host the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that actor and performer Shangela will host the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, while CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper will present the Advocate For Change Award to previously announced honoree Madonna, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), model and activist Winnie Harlow, multiple Emmy and GLAAD Media Award-winning director and producer Ryan Murphy (“Pose”) will join previously announced special guests Samantha Bee (“Full Frontal”), CNN's Don Lemon, and the cast of FX's “Pose,” including 2017 GLAAD honoree Billy Porter. GLAAD previously announced that Sarah Jessica Parker will present the Vito Russo Award to Andy Cohen. (more...)

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...)

RATINGS: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Ends First Visit to Vegas with Top Telecast of the WeekRATINGS: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Ends First Visit to Vegas with Top Telecast of the Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

On its fifth of five original shows broadcasting for the first time from Las Vegas (Friday, 4/5/19), ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” closed out the week with its highest-rated telecast of the week on Friday in Households (2.0/5) in the 56 Metered Markets. Friday's telecast grew over the prior day by 11% in Households (1.8/5), as well as opening night on Monday by 11% (1.8/5). Friday's show welcomed Celine Dion and Chris Tucker. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet Surprises and Impresses at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: New York City Ballet Surprises and Impresses at The Kennedy Center
by Sam Abney - Apr 6, 2019

Sometimes ballet can be tricky. It's an art form that, when misunderstood, can come off as stuffy and out-of-date. Neither of those labels are an accurate description of the program New York City Ballet is showcasing at the Kennedy Center. With a skillful blend of contemporary and classic techniques, there's something for everyone in this thrilling presentation. (more...)

DREAMERS Set to Release LP 'LAUNCH FLY LAND'DREAMERS Set to Release LP 'LAUNCH FLY LAND'
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

DREAMERS are happy to announce the release for their new album LAUNCH FLY LANDon April 26. Today the band reveal the new track, “Insomniac.”  Of the song the band's Nick Wold notes, “I've always been obsessed with sleep and dreams. From practicing lucid dreaming to drawing artistic inspiration from the bizarre mind trips we have each night. It's a big part of what attracted me to the name Dreamers. 'Insomniac' is about lying awake unable to sleep, unable to quiet the mind, caught in the spider web of doubts, loneliness and haunting memories.” (more...)

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Cast to Take Over JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!AVENGERS: ENDGAME Cast to Take Over JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Following the week in Las Vegas, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” returns to Los Angeles to welcome the cast of Marvel's “Avengers: Endgame.” Each night, Jimmy will welcome guests including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Chris Hemsworth, Danai Gurira, Jeremy Renner and Don Cheadle. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Relies on Strengths at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Relies on Strengths at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Apr 3, 2019

The new artistic director and co-director of the New York City Ballet looked a little nervous Tuesday as they awkwardly welcomed the Kennedy Center audience to their annual week-long residency. (more...)

Harry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra Presents FROM SONG CAME SYMPHONYHarry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra Presents FROM SONG CAME SYMPHONY
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 2, 2019

Their May 8 concert, From Song Came Symphony, will explore the symphonic influence of composer Harry T. Burleigh, whose legacy is often tied to the concertization of the American spiritual. He is also increasingly credited as influencing some of the spiritual-inspired thematic material for the 'New World Symphony' and 'American String Quartet' of Antonin Dvorak. The Burleigh Society, which advances studies of black art music through scholarship and performance, hopes to broaden audiences' understanding of Burleigh's foundational contributions to American classical music. (more...)

VIDA on Starz Wins Outstanding Comedy Series at the GLAAD Media AwardsVIDA on Starz Wins Outstanding Comedy Series at the GLAAD Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2019

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), received the 'Outstanding Comedy Series' award for its original series 'Vida' at the 30th Annual GLADD Media Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton last night. (more...)

Jay-Z Named President's Award Recipient for 50th NAACP Image AwardsJay-Z Named President's Award Recipient for 50th NAACP Image Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

The NAACP today announced that globally dominant pop culture icon Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter will receive the prestigious President's Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The President's Award is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service with previous recipients including Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O'Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Muhammad Ali among others. NAACP President Derrick Johnson will present the award to Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter during a LIVE TV special on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Anthony Anderson. (more...)

Kool & The Gang to Perform at After Hours Concert Series in FredericksburgKool & The Gang to Perform at After Hours Concert Series in Fredericksburg
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

After Hours Concerts Series announced that Kool & The Gang will play at the Marks & Harrison Amphitheater in Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 29th at 10:00 AM at www.afterhoursconcertseries.com. A limited number of $20 Early Bird General Admission tickets will be available for one week only. (more...)

New Houston Cinema Arts Society Announces New Artistic DirectorNew Houston Cinema Arts Society Announces New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Houston Cinema Arts Society has announced that Jessica Green will assume the role of Artistic Director for the 10-year old Houston Cinema Arts Festival the multi-venue film and arts festival anchored by Museum of Fine Arts Houston that has the distinction of being the only U.S. film festival devoted to films by and about visual, performing, and literary artists. Green will replace outgoing Artistic Director Richard Herskowitz as programmer-in-chief for the acclaimed festival starting with the 11th annual 5-day festival taking place November 14 18, 2019 in addition to special film engagements throughout the calendar year. (more...)

Sam & Dave's SOUL MAN Inducted Into National Recording Registry of the Library of CongressSam & Dave's SOUL MAN Inducted Into National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Sam & Dave's 1967 hit single “Soul Man'; the classic radio western “Gunsmoke”; Ritchie Valens' groundbreaking 1958 sensation “La Bamba”; the revolutionary 1968 Broadway musical “Hair”; and Neil Diamond's 1969 “Sweet Caroline,” which became a popular sports anthem, are the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named these and 20 other recordings as aural treasures worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation's recorded sound heritage. (more...)

Andy Cohen to Receive Vito Russo Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media AwardsAndy Cohen to Receive Vito Russo Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that it will honor Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen with the Vito Russo Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 4, 2019.  The award will be presented by Cohen's longtime friend and LGBTQ ally Sarah Jessica Parker. They join previously announced honoree Madonna, who will become the first woman ever to receive GLAAD's Advocate for Change Award. Cast members from FX's “Pose,” Samantha Bee and CNN journalist Don Lemon will also appear at the New York event. (more...)

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