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Date of Death: June 12, 1957 (53)
Recording Academy Announces the GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS on May 11Recording Academy Announces the GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS on May 11
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

The Recording Academy will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,' an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical GRAMMY® Award recipient. Also being honored is Jeffery Redding, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum®. Led by GRAMMY®-nominated industry icon Greg Phillinganes as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired. Currently scheduled to appear are Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Clinton; GRAMMY winner Bootsy Collins, who will salute Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic; five-time GRAMMY winner Lalah Hathaway and Kenya Hathaway, who will pay tribute to their father Donny; past Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Johnny Mathis, who will honor Warwick; Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Sam Moore;two-time GRAMMY winner Gregory Porter, who will pay tribute to Eckstine; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Simpson; past GRAMMY nominee Snoop Dogg, who will salute Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic; and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Warwick. Presenters for the evening will include GRAMMY winners Cheech & Chong. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. Tickets for the event will be on sale via a Ticketmaster pre-sale, beginning today at 10 a.m. PT. The password to access the pre-sale is LEGENDS. (more...)

Tex Beneke Orchestra And Satin Dolls Pay TRIBUTE TO GLENN MILLER  At The McCallum!Tex Beneke Orchestra And Satin Dolls Pay TRIBUTE TO GLENN MILLER At The McCallum!
by David Green - Mar 15, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents the annual "Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Big Band Leaders" on Wednesday, March 27, 8:00pm. This year's tribute, stars the Tex Beneke Orchestra and features The Satin Dollz and Madeline Vergari. (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts CenterJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary GalaHighlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PACJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The 47th season of Highlights In Jazz kicks off with an all-star concert featuring pianist/vocalist Daryl Sherman, saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Warren Vaché, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, pianist Norman Simmons, bassist Boots Maleson, and guitarist James Chirillo, plus a special surprise guest. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star SeasonHighlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Recording Academy Announces Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award, And Technical GRAMMY Award HonoreesRecording Academy Announces Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award, And Technical GRAMMY Award Honorees
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Recording Academy announced today its Special Merit Awards recipients. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Ashford & Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical GRAMMY® Award recipient. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star SeasonHighlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

In four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today, 2019's Highlights In Jazz series brings together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. You'll hear unforgettable performances from jazz veterans including Warren Vaché, Houston Person, and Norman Simmons; up-and-comers like Veronica Swift, Christian Sands, and Peter and Will Anderson; and straight-ahead stalwarts such as Steve Turre, George Cables, Buster Williams, along with many more. These gifted players and others will pay tribute to a pantheon of jazz legends, including this year's featured honoree, trumpeter Randy Brecker; plus, the music of Randy Weston, Erroll Garner, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong will also be featured. (more...)

Palace Theatre To Reopen November 2 After Complete Auditorium RenovationPalace Theatre To Reopen November 2 After Complete Auditorium Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 92-year-old Palace Theatre has received a full facelift of its 2,691-seat auditorium. The first major renovation for the Palace since 1984, the six-month, main-hall makeover included the repair of damaged plaster, new paint in a new color scheme, all-new seats on the main floor, full refurbishment of balcony seats, and installation of a new LED house lighting system in the dome and main chandelier. The first public performance in the fully renovated auditorium will be Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan on Friday, November 2. (more...)

FROGTOWN LIVE! Comes To Lakewood Center For The ArtsFROGTOWN LIVE! Comes To Lakewood Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Lakewood Theatre Company, in association with FROGTOWN, Oregon's Socially Conscious Entertainment Company, will be presenting the musical show FROGTOWN LIVE! on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon on Saturday, October 13 at 1:00 PM. There will be books and CDs for sale with a meet and greet book signing after the show with the cast. (more...)

Palace Theatre Begins Complete Auditorium Renovation TodayPalace Theatre Begins Complete Auditorium Renovation Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 92-year-old Palace Theatre today begins a full facelift of its 2,837-seat auditorium as part of an ongoing $6.5 million renovation. Adjacent to downtown Columbus' LeVeque Tower, the six-month, main-hall makeover will include the repair of damaged plaster, new paint in a new color scheme, all-new seats on the first floor, and fully refurbished seats in the balcony. As such, the Palace is now closed to the public, and will reopen in November 2018. (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 - Sep 15, 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...)

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 - Aug 4, 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...)

SONGBOOK SUMMIT, Featuring Tunes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and More, Comes to 59E59 TheatersSONGBOOK SUMMIT, Featuring Tunes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and More, Comes to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

59E59 Theaters welcomes 59E59 favorites Peter & Will Anderson with SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. Produced by Reardon-Anderson Music and featuring jazz vocalist Molly Ryan, SONGBOOK SUMMIT begins performances tonight, August 2, for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Bobby 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...)

SONGBOOK SUMMIT, Featuring Tunes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and More, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome 59E59 favorites Peter & Will Anderson with SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

Second 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...)

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...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Welcome The Glenn Miller Orchestra This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville's South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd.) today, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only. (more...)

PALM SPRINGS LEGENDS Brought Back To Life In 'Back By Popular Demand' McCallum Engagement
by David Green - Jan 9, 2017

Back by popular demand for a third season, the McCallum Theatre presents Palm Springs Legends III and the Legends Orchestra on Sunday, January 15, at 3:00pm. The top tribute artists honor the iconic stars who lived, and spent time, in the Palm Springs area - the legendary stars that made Palm Springs the place to be! (more...)

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