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Athenaeum Center For Thought and Culture Announces Plans Photo Athenaeum Center For Thought and Culture Announces Plans
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021

The newly formed Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture (ACTC), home to Chicago’s oldest continuously operating off-Loop theatre, is pleased to announce its reopening under new leadership with a reinvigorated mission and a renewed commitment to the community.

14th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival Announces 2021 Program Photo 14th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival Announces 2021 Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

Angel City Arts will present the 14th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival October 1 - 15 with performances from Highland Park to Brentwood at REDCAT, 2220 Arts & Archives (formerly the Bootleg), LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), the Lodge Room, the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, and the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Skirball Center.

Makaya McCraven Announces New Remix Album 'Deciphering The Message' Photo Makaya McCraven Announces New Remix Album 'Deciphering The Message'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 25, 2021

The album’s lead single “Frank's Tune” (AKA “De’Jeff’s Tune”) is available to stream or download today. Deciphering The Message will be released November 19 and can be pre-ordered now on vinyl, CD, and digital download.

The Music Center Launches Third Season Of FOR THE LOVE OF L.A. Photo The Music Center Launches Third Season Of FOR THE LOVE OF L.A.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2021

The Music Center launches the third season of its digital series, For the Love of L.A., which celebrates the creativity of Los Angeles and supports L.A.-based artists in the disciplines of music, dance, visual culture and more.

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society Announces Dates for Virtual 2021 Festival International  Photo Coastal Jazz & Blues Society Announces Dates for Virtual 2021 Festival International Streaming Series & Innovation Series at Ironworks 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2021

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver's signature Festival, celebrates its 35th edition this summer from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, July 4.

The Music Center Continues FOR THE LOVE OF L.A. Digital Series Photo The Music Center Continues FOR THE LOVE OF L.A. Digital Series
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2021

The Music Center’s digital series, For the Love of L.A., celebrates the creativity of Los Angeles and supports L.A.-based artists representing the disciplines of music, dance, visual culture and more. In its first season, For the Love of L.A. provided more 35 L.A. artists with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time.

Joe Mullins Announces New Member of The Radio Ramblers Photo Joe Mullins Announces New Member of The Radio Ramblers
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 13, 2020

The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 2019 Entertainers of the Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, announce the departure of founding member Mike Terry.

The Music Center Announces New FOR THE LOVE OF L.A. Artists Photo The Music Center Announces New FOR THE LOVE OF L.A. Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2020

The Music Center's digital series, For the Love of L.A., celebrates the creativity of Los Angeles and supports L.A.-based artists representing the disciplines of music, dance, visual culture and more. For the Love of L.A. is providing 35 L.A. artists with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles.

THE KING'S SPEECH Comes To Hartford Stage In March Photo THE KING'S SPEECH Comes To Hartford Stage In March
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2020

Former Artistic Director Michael Wilson will return to Hartford Stage in March to direct the original play which inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Seidler, the play tells the true story of King George VI, his speech therapist Lionel Logue, and a friendship that helped steer the course of history. The King's Speech will run Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, April 19.

BWW Review:  THE KING'S SPEECH at DC's National Theatre, from the Perspective of Some Photo BWW Review: THE KING'S SPEECH at DC's National Theatre, from the Perspective of Someone Who Stutters
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 13, 2020

At the end of the evening, sitting in the National Theatre, I was impressed with the care the cast and creative team took to present this story onstage. It's not your standard political drama, and it's not your standard inspirational porn about a person with a disability either. It's a compelling story about a complex man - complex like all of us. As a person who stutters, I may have identified with Bertie's struggles in a more personal way than many theatergoers and appreciated that his voice - his true voice - could be heard and not stifled. However, at the end of the day, don't we all just want to be heard and seen and valued for who we are?

EXILE FOLLIES Announced At SOPAC Photo EXILE FOLLIES Announced At SOPAC
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2020

The wisdom of folk lore pronounces that bad things happen in threes, but February 8 at 8 p.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Exile Follies consisting of John Doe(LA band X), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses)  and Grant-Lee Phillips (Grant Lee Buffalo) prove that a very good thing happens when these three alt-rock icons take the stage together at SOPAC.

THE KING'S SPEECH To Make D.C. Debut At National Theatre Photo THE KING'S SPEECH To Make D.C. Debut At National Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2020

David Seidler's original play THE KING'S SPEECH will make its D.C. debut at the National Theatre from February 11-16, 2020.

Esa-Pekka Salonen Explores A Fabled Era's Revolutionary Musical Culture With The Los  Photo Esa-Pekka Salonen Explores A Fabled Era's Revolutionary Musical Culture With The Los Angeles Philharmonic
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2020

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-1933, through two wide-ranging and dramatic programs led by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, explores the musical culture of Germany's politically charged Weimar era. These concerts are given context by Weimar Variations, a collection of ancillary events curated by Stephanie Barron and Nana Bahlmann.

Jeff Parker Announces New LP SUITE FOR MAX BROWN Photo Jeff Parker Announces New LP SUITE FOR MAX BROWN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 6, 2020

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker's Suite for Max Brown will be released on January 24, 2020 via a newly formed partnership between International Anthem and Nonesuch Records. The album, named for and dedicated to Parker's mother, features nine original songs as well as “Gnarciss,” an interpretation of Joe Henderson's “Black Narcissus,” and John Coltrane's “After the Rain.” Parker plays the majority of the instruments on the record and also engineered most it at home or during his 2018 Headlands Center residency in Sausalito, CA. The album track “Go Away” debuted today.  Parker performs at this year's Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN on March 27, as well as spring dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, among others; the full schedule is below.

Martinis And Murder, Häus Party Anniversary Show And More Announced At The Bell Hous Photo Martinis And Murder, Häus Party Anniversary Show And More Announced At The Bell House
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019

Check out the lineup of upcoming events at The Bell House.

TuneIn Announces Original Podcast Series 'Place In Sound' Photo TuneIn Announces Original Podcast Series 'Place In Sound'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 13, 2019

On November 13th, TuneIn will debut its latest original podcast - Place In Sound. The series will focus on the musical DNA of one city, exploring its history, trailblazers and current landscape. On the first season of Place in Sound, DJ and radio host Anthony Valadez (KCRW, FUSE TV, TuneIn) explores the musical DNA of Chicago. The entire series can be heard now on TuneIn or listen to episodes released weekly via Apple Music, Spotify, and Stitcher.

PBDY Releases 'Tears or Rain' Music Video ft. Samuel T. Herring Photo PBDY Releases 'Tears or Rain' Music Video ft. Samuel T. Herring
by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 30, 2019

Today the LA-based DJ/producer PBDY (pronounced Peabody) releases “Tears or Rain”, his brilliant new single featuring the vocals of Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring (whose previous collaborations include BADBADNOTGOOD, Madlib, and Clams Casino). Watch the accompanying video directed by Diego Navarro. “Tears or Rain” arrives as the third single from PBDY's (real name Paul Preston) debut album Careworn to be released digitally via Brainfeeder on 15 November 2019.  

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Th Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater?
by Review Roundups - Sep 23, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's North American Premiere production of David Seidler's The King's Speech opened last week in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare and runs through October 20, 2019. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production stars Harry Hadden-Paton as Bertie and James Frain as Lionel Logue. Read the reviews below!

Wake Up With BWW 9/20: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Begins Previews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/20: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019

Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more!

Exclusive Video: First Look at the Cast of THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare T Photo Exclusive Video: First Look at the Cast of THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare's production of The King's Speech is now on stage and we've got an exclusive first look at the production!

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