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'70s Soul Comes to Life with THE SOUL OF THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Photo '70s Soul Comes to Life with THE SOUL OF THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2020

Like never before THE SOUL OF THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL brings home audiences and music lovers everywhere an unforgettable collection of legendary soul artists performing their hits in the prime of their careers.

Patti LaBelle Joins ONE WORLD 'Celebrity Circle' Photo Patti LaBelle Joins ONE WORLD 'Celebrity Circle'
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2020

ONE WORLD, the timely and historic “We Are the World” style new charity anthem for the global pandemic.

Will Downing Releases the First of Two EP Tributes Photo Will Downing Releases the First of Two EP Tributes
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The tribute album is certainly not a new concept, as artists have raised their voices in celebration of iconic musicians and songwriters in all sorts of creative ways over the years. So conventional wisdom would suggest, there's no new way to approach this concept? Well what if you celebrated a 'sound” – more specifically, you celebrated the personal influence and impact of a 'vocal range' in a particular genre? If you contemplate the creation of a modern day tribute to the impact of 'deep male voices' of the past in 'romantic ballad' settings, one name should instantly stand out from the all the rest – The Prince of Sophisticated Soul himself, Will Downing.

Dyana Williams To Be Honored At LiveConnections BIG HURRAH Celebration Photo Dyana Williams To Be Honored At LiveConnections BIG HURRAH Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

LiveConnections, the Philadelphia-based music-making non-profit organization, is excited to announce details for their 2019 BIG HURRAH. The annual party is an evening of exceptional artistry and amazing food and drink.

Bobby Rush to Play Cutting Room in NYC this August Photo Bobby Rush to Play Cutting Room in NYC this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.

Grammy Award Winning Bluesman Bobby Rush Heads To Boston's City Winery 8/20 Photo Grammy Award Winning Bluesman Bobby Rush Heads To Boston's City Winery 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.

Sarah Dash (Legendary Original & Founding Member of Labelle) Annoucnes Brand New Show Photo Sarah Dash (Legendary Original & Founding Member of Labelle) Annoucnes Brand New Show Debut at The Loft at City Winery NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, 'Full Circle', at The Loft at City Winery, NYC on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30pm.

Showtime Presents Documentary TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME Today Photo Showtime Presents Documentary TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, SHOWTIME will premiere TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME, exploring the rise of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums. Set against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident, Pendergrass' untold and ultimately inspiring story premieres this Today, February 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Capturing Pendergrass' rise to fame the film includes rarely before seen archival footage and features revealing interviews with his family, friends and colleagues alongside industry legends, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. To watch and share a clip from TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME, go to: https://youtu.be/BQQHO9w7Giw.

Showtime Presents Documentary TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME 2/8 Photo Showtime Presents Documentary TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, SHOWTIME will premiere TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME, exploring the rise of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums. Set against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident, Pendergrass' untold and ultimately inspiring story premieres this Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Capturing Pendergrass' rise to fame the film includes rarely before seen archival footage and features revealing interviews with his family, friends and colleagues alongside industry legends, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. To watch and share a clip from TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME, go to: https://youtu.be/BQQHO9w7Giw.

Sarah Dash, Original & Founding Member of Labelle, Shares 'A Tribute To Aretha Frankl Photo Sarah Dash, Original & Founding Member of Labelle, Shares 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul' November Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances.

Sarah Dash Will Tour With 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul' Photo Sarah Dash Will Tour With 'A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances.

PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2017, Today Photo PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2017, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

In collaboration with the Recording Academy, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends 2017, the second annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy's 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients.

PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2017, 10/13 Photo PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2017, 10/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

In collaboration with the Recording Academy, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends 2017, the second annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy's 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients.

THE RECORDING ACADEMY to Honor 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients with 'GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS' TV Special on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Recording Academy® will honor its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Bridget Everett, Kyle Riabko, Alan Alda and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Everyone needs a little love. Good thing Joe's Pub has got a ton of it going on in the next couple of weeks. This weekend - Cathy Cervenka and Corn Mo host their annual Valentine's Day duet bonanza - Love Bites - on the 12th. Afterward, Xavier is back with his Ladies of Soul tribute, featuring Martha Redbone, Bright Light Bright Light, Anastacia McCleskey (of Waitress The Musical on Broadway), Toshi Reagon, Justin Johnston and Abena Koomson!

Kathleen Turner, John Early & Kate Berlant, Love Bites and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

A lot of duo power is coming up these next couple weeks at Joe's Pub at the Public. Scroll down for details!

Kathleen Turner, John Early & Kate Berlant, Love Bites and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A lot of duo power is coming up these next couple weeks at Joe's Pub at the Public. Scroll down for details!

Charley Pride, Nina Simone & More to Be Honored with The Recording Academy's 2017 Special Merit Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Recording Academy announced its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients today. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Thom Bell, Mo Ostin and Ralph Peer are Trustees Award honorees; Alan Dower Blumlein is the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient.

Photo Flash: Black Ensemble Presents TEDDY PENDERGRASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Teddy Pendergrass was considered to be soul music's number one sex symbol in the '70s with songs like "Turn Off The Lights," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," and "Wake Up Everybody." He was on top of the world and at the height of his career in 1982 when a devastating car accident left him a quadriplegic. Teddy Pendergrass passed away in 2010 having lived with his challenge for 28 years. His story demonstrates that the greatness of the human spirit will never be defeated, no matter the challenges that we face in life.

BWW's Guide to 4th of July TV Celebrations - Sutton Foster, Christopher Jackson & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 2, 2016

With the celebration of America's birthday just around the corner, BWW brings you a guide to this year's Fourth of July television specials!

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