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BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA Photo BWW Interview: Arnetia Walker on THE WIZ, DREAMGIRLS, & YES, VIRGINIA
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 11, 2021

From November 18th-21st, Judson Theatre Company will be presenting a new holiday comedy by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin titled YES, VIRGINIA at Owens Auditorium inside the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center. Actress Arnetia Walker stars in the production opposite Mindy Sterling. She has appeared on Broadway in THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, RAISIN, THE WIZ, and DREAMGIRLS. Her TV credits include: QUANTUM LEAP, NURSES, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, MAD ABOUT YOU, NYPD BLUE, MALCOLM & EDDIE, JUST SHOOT ME!, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, TOUCHED BY AN ANGLE, CITY OF ANGELS, JUDGING AMY, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and DYNASTY. Her film credits include: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME, SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS, LOVE CRIMES, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME, and COLLEGE ROAD TRIP. I had the great pleasure of interviewing her about all of this and more.

Photos: New Episodes Of 'One Voice: The Songs We Share' Airing On PBS Photo Photos: New Episodes Of 'One Voice: The Songs We Share' Airing On PBS
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2021

The¬†American Pops Orchestra¬†presents¬†two new episodes of 'ONE VOICE: THE SONGS WE SHARE.'¬†The episodes, entitled¬†‚ÄúCountry‚Ä̬†and¬†‚ÄúAmerican Roots,‚Ä̬†will be broadcast back to back on¬†Friday, October 29, 2021¬†(check local listings)¬†on PBS,¬†PBS.org¬†and the¬†PBS Video App.

American Pops Orchestra Announces the Release of Two New Episodes of ONE VOICE: THE S Photo American Pops Orchestra Announces the Release of Two New Episodes of ONE VOICE: THE SONGS WE SHARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021

The¬†American Pops Orchestra¬†announced today the release of two new episodes of¬†ONE VOICE: THE SONGS WE SHARE,¬†as part of #PBSForTheArts. The episodes, entitled¬†‚ÄúCountry‚Ä̬†and¬†‚ÄúAmerican Roots,‚Ä̬†will be broadcast back to back on¬†Friday, October 29, 2021¬†(check local listings)¬†on¬†PBS.

Kelli O'Hara, Melissa Errico & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week Photo Kelli O'Hara, Melissa Errico & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Liz Callaway, Sierra Boggess, Kelli O'Hara, WRITE OUT LOUD and More Announced for Sep Photo Liz Callaway, Sierra Boggess, Kelli O'Hara, WRITE OUT LOUD and More Announced for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

September Activities at Seattle Center Offer Arts, Entertainment and Engagement
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021

With cooling temperatures comes a return to fall seasons and activities at Seattle Center. September offers a range of arts, entertainment and educational opportunities across the grounds and online.  

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Bobbie's Summer Series Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Bobbie's Summer Series
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021

A collection of talented musicians will entertain with a variety of genres ranging from folk-rock to fiddle tunes to country and more. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for use on the grass.

MR. SOUL Launches August 1st on HBO Max Photo MR. SOUL Launches August 1st on HBO Max
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 22, 2021

'Mr. SOUL!‚Ä̬†was also shortlisted at the¬†93rd Academy Awards¬†in the category of Best Original Song, for¬†‚ÄúShow Me Your Soul‚Ä̬†by Grammy Award-winning composer¬†Robert Glasper¬†and Grammy Award-winning singer¬†Lalah Hathaway.¬†

Jeff Daniels Hosts KEN BURNS: HEMINGWAY on PBS Stations Beginning August 14 Photo Jeff Daniels Hosts KEN BURNS: HEMINGWAY on PBS Stations Beginning August 14
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2021

Hemingway, which premiered in April, 2021, is a three-part documentary series that examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced.

BWW Review: The Old Globe offers a lovely and romantic interactive theatre event in D Photo BWW Review: The Old Globe offers a lovely and romantic interactive theatre event in DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE: A LOVE LETTER EXPERIENCE
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 29, 2021

DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE: A LOVE LETTER EXPERIENCE is the newest virtual and interactive theatre event from The Old Globe and offers a thoroughly captivating, romantic, and lovely experience delivered to you through the mail.  Mailings continue on the 1st and 15th of each month while supplies last.

BWW Review: DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS at The Roxbury International Film Festival Photo BWW Review: DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS at The Roxbury International Film Festival
by Andrew Child - Jun 22, 2021

The Roxbury International Film Festival, New England’s largest film festival celebrating works by and about people of color is happening through June 26 with in-person screenings, online viewing options, and plenty of exciting events. I was able to catch three of the documentary highlights from this year’s festival.

Billy Griffin, Jr's GETTING OVER HIM (YOU CAN'T) Arrives This May Photo Billy Griffin, Jr's GETTING OVER HIM (YOU CAN'T) Arrives This May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2021

Billy Griffin, Jr. has announced the world premiere of Getting Over Him (You Can't), a comedic multimedia performance about the grief of heartbreak.

Composer Christopher Cerrone Announces New Album On In A Circle Records Photo Composer Christopher Cerrone Announces New Album On In A Circle Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

A follow-up to Cerrone's 2019 GRAMMY-nominated The Pieces that Fall to Earth, The Arching Path is a piano-driven, electro-acoustic album of chamber music featuring pianist Timo Andres, percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, soprano Lindsay Kesselman, and clarinetist Mingzhe Wang.

AMERICAN MASTERS Examines the Life and Career of Author Flannery O'Connor Photo AMERICAN MASTERS Examines the Life and Career of Author Flannery O'Connor
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 24, 2021

Featuring new, original interviews with Mary Karr, Hilton Als, Alice Walker, Tobias Wolff, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice McDermott and others.

PBS Stations Celebrate Charley Pride For Black History Month Photo PBS Stations Celebrate Charley Pride For Black History Month
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 8, 2021

Throughout the month of February, while celebrating Black History Month, PBS has made it easy for Charley Pride fans and new audiences alike to learn more about his history in country music and the impact he made throughout the world.

Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man And Shakuhachi Master Kojiro Umezaki's Album 'Flow' To Be Photo Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man And Shakuhachi Master Kojiro Umezaki's Album 'Flow' To Be
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2021

Wu Man, ‚Äúthe world's finest player of the pipa‚ÄĚ (The New York Times), is joined by one of her Silkroad Ensemble bandmates, shakuhachi virtuoso Kojiro Umezaki, on a new album, Flow (śĶĀŤä≥), released by In a Circle Records (ICR). The album is currently available for pre-order on Bandcamp (digital and physical) and will be available Friday, February 19, through Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and other major outlets.

VIDEO: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Perform 'All That Jazz' During SAVE BIRD Photo VIDEO: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Perform 'All That Jazz' During SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

Notables from President Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg to musicians Wynton Marsalis and Sting joined together on Sunday, Jan 24th¬†to ‚ÄúSave Birdland‚ÄĚ.¬† During the fundraising concert the Broadway community was treated to ‚ÄúAll That Jazz‚ÄĚ starring the original Velmas of¬†Chicago, Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth.

Final Lineup Announced For SAVE BIRDLAND:  A Celebration Of Music, History, And Commu Photo Final Lineup Announced For SAVE BIRDLAND: A Celebration Of Music, History, And Community
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2021

The fundraising campaign for Birdland Jazz Club will conclude on January 24th with a free streaming concert titled Save Birdland: A Celebration of Music, History and Community.

Justin Moses Releases 'Fall Like Rain' Photo Justin Moses Releases 'Fall Like Rain'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 22, 2021

For the last three-quarters of a century, in the world of bluegrass music, one thing has always been certain; the cream rises to the top.

News:  Additional Cast Announced For SAVE BIRLDAND Benefit Concert January 24th Photo News: Additional Cast Announced For SAVE BIRLDAND Benefit Concert January 24th
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 20, 2021

And the hits just keep on coming!

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