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John Cameron Mitchell, Bryan Weller to Release 'Anthem: Homunculus' Soundtrack Featuring Cynthia Erivo, Patti LuPoneJohn Cameron Mitchell, Bryan Weller to Release 'Anthem: Homunculus' Soundtrack Featuring Cynthia Erivo, Patti LuPone
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Today Ghostlight Records announces a May 20 digital download and streaming release date for the soundtrack to Anthem: Homunculus, created by award-winning writer/director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shrill) and composer/writer Bryan Weller, featuring original music and lyrics by Weller & Mitchell. Anthem is an edgy anthology series produced by Topic (Missing Richard Simmons) and distributed by Luminary, that tells a unique American story through a distinct musical voice. A groundbreaking and ambitious new podcast that combines music, drama, film and theater, Anthem: Homunculus is the first of its kind to offer audiences an original, Broadway caliber production in podcast form starring top talent, including Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Nakhane, Patti LuPone, Laurie Anderson, Marion Cotillard and Denis O'Hare. (more...)

Hear The Words & Music Of Kronos Quartet On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILMHear The Words & Music Of Kronos Quartet On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Kronos Quartet's David Harrington will be Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday, April 18th at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. The two will be discussing A THOUSAND THOUGHTS: A Live Documentary with Kronos Quartet written and directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini. The multimedia piece, which has already earned lavish praise at the Sundance Film Festival, is making its New York City debut on Thursday, April 25th at The Town Hall. (more...)

My Brightest Diamond Drops Stirring New Song DORIANMy Brightest Diamond Drops Stirring New Song DORIAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

My Brightest Diamond is dropping a stirring new song today with the release of 'Dorian.' The song was recorded during the A Million And One LP sessions with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Nova on vocals and guitar, Earl Harvin (Sam Smith, Seal,The The, Tindersticks) on drums and Vincent Taurelle (Air) on keyboards. The song was produced by Nova and The Twilite Tone (Common, Gorillaz, Kanye West) and mixed and mastered by Andrew Scheps (Beyonce, Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers). (more...)

 MAX 2019: A Space Festival Brings An Arts-Meets-Science Fueled Odyssey Of Space Exploration To San Francisco MAX 2019: A Space Festival Brings An Arts-Meets-Science Fueled Odyssey Of Space Exploration To San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

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PEN World Voices Festival 2019 Announces Full LineupPEN World Voices Festival 2019 Announces Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

PEN America today announces the full lineup of events for the 2019 PEN World Voices Festival: Open Secrets (May 6-12), focusing on the dissolving boundary between the public and the private in the literary, cultural, social, and political realms. (more...)

Bill Posley & Director Oren Rudavsky To Be Guests On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILMBill Posley & Director Oren Rudavsky To Be Guests On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Bill Posley and director Oren Rudavsky are Tom Needham's featured guests this Thursday on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. (more...)

AMNH Hosts EARTHFEST Featuring Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, And Many MoreAMNH Hosts EARTHFEST Featuring Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, And Many More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

On Saturday, April 13, the American Museum of Natural History will mark Earth Day with an all-day EarthFest that will immerse visitors in art, science, and culture to celebrate the beautiful planet we call home. The event is free with Museum admission and for Members. (more...)

REDCAT Presents John Kelly: TIME NO LINEREDCAT Presents John Kelly: TIME NO LINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, presents the West Coast premiere of John Kelly's Time No Line, Thursday April 25 to Saturday April 27, 2019. (more...)

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Announces SUMMER LIVE!The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Announces SUMMER LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Announces summer live! AT arsht Long.Live.Summer. (more...)

Fox Millions Duo Announce New Album BITING THROUGHFox Millions Duo Announce New Album BITING THROUGH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Fox Millions Duo is the convergence of two of New York's most sought after percussionists, Greg Fox and John Colpitts aka Kid Millions. On Record Store Day 2019 (April 13th) the pair will release their new collaborative recording, Biting Through as a limited-run LP. Employing modular synthesis to lift their already inventive music in unexpected ways, Biting Through pushes the sonic and compositional potential of the drum kit to the limits, creating some of the most fearless and exhilarating music in either player's catalogue.   (more...)

New York Live Arts Hosts its 2019 Live Ideas GalaNew York Live Arts Hosts its 2019 Live Ideas Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

New York Live Arts 2019 Live Ideas Gala, co-chaired by Matthew Putman, Slobodan Randjelovi and Jon Stryker, and hosted by award-winning director and photographer and noted social activist Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, pays tribute to Live Arts' annual Live Ideas Festival. The Gala will take place at the Caldwell Factory, 547 W 26th St, New York City on Monday, March 25th starting with a cocktail reception followed by a dinner catered by BITE and performances. (more...)

Ricki Lake Talks WEED THE PEOPLE On Tom Needham's Sounds of FilmRicki Lake Talks WEED THE PEOPLE On Tom Needham's Sounds of Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

TV Host, Ricki Lake, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.' She will be discussing her career and new film, 'Weed the People.' (more...)

 Kronos Presents Kronos Festival May 2019 Kronos Presents Kronos Festival May 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association(KPAA) is pleased to present Kronos Festival 2019, Kronos' fifth annual, three-day music festival, at SFJAZZ Center on May 30-June 1. Kronos Festival 2019 will highlight the voices of singers, storytellers, and activists over three evening concerts, a Saturday morning family concert and Kronos Labs, free public events that are new this year. Kronos has long collaborated with vocal artists, including in its recent Grammy Award­-winning album Landfall (Nonesuch Records) with Laurie Anderson and its new album Placeless (Kirkelig Kulturverksted) with Iranian singers Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat. (more...)

David Lynch, Philip Glass, Maxine Peake, Laurie Anderson, and More Set For Manchester International FestivalDavid Lynch, Philip Glass, Maxine Peake, Laurie Anderson, and More Set For Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Manchester International Festival today unveils its 2019 programme, which takes place across 18 extraordinary days (4-21 July 2019). Internationally-acclaimed artists from over 20 countries - many working in one-off creative collaborations - will present 20 UK and world premieres at the cross-art form biennial festival, the second with John McGrath as Artistic Director. (more...)

Deborah Colker Announced As Southbank Centre's Artist in Residence - Summer 2019 Dance Programme Announced!Deborah Colker Announced As Southbank Centre's Artist in Residence - Summer 2019 Dance Programme Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

This summer sees Southbank Centre welcome acclaimed international dance companies to its three venues including Deborah Colker Dance Company, Cullbergbaletten (Cullberg Ballet) and Deborah Hay, Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger and Grupo Intergro alongside solo artists including a principal of the Royal Ballet Natalia Osipova and Mohamed Toukabri. Associate Company ZooNation Youth Company also return with their latest Southbank Centre commission. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Invitado por la Secretaría de Cultura, a través del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), el violonchelista estadounidense Jeffrey Zeigler, ex miembro del afamado Kronos Quartet, estará en México para el concierto The Sound of Science, el viernes 1 de marzo a las 20:00 horas en la Sala Manuel M. Ponce del Palacio de Bellas Artes y el sábado 2 a las 19:00 en el Ex Teresa Arte Actual. (more...)

New York Live Arts 2019 Live Ideas Festival Headliner AnnouncedNew York Live Arts 2019 Live Ideas Festival Headliner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

New York Live Arts (Live Arts) to present the New York City premiere of discrete figures by Japanese companies Rhizomatiks Research and ELEVENPLAY, and American media artist Kyle McDonald, May 8-11, 2019. The performance will be the mainstage highlight of Live Arts' annual interdisciplinary festival Live Ideas, this year exploring Artificial Intelligence and titled Live Ideas 2019 - AI: Are You Brave Enough for The Brave New World?, May 8-12, 2019. Five live female dancers execute choreography with machine learning technology on a stage designed for interactivity between performers, drones, and Artificial Intelligence, in the quest for a new palette of movement to foster undiscovered modes of expressive dance that transcend the limits of conventional human subjectivity and emotional expression. (more...)

Tesha Releases Experimental EP 'Growing Pain II'Tesha Releases Experimental EP 'Growing Pain II'
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Brooklyn-via-Tel Aviv experimental songwriter, producer and visual artist Tesha is debuting her hypnotizing EP via Atwood Magazine. Growing Pain II experiments with abstract sounds and textures, working as a beautifully striking, ornate grieving process. Indeed, the song and the whole EP serve as an existentialist sort of struggle, wrestling with death and the ambiguity of life; the open-endedness of these questions and meanings reflected in the minimalist, off-kilter sounds and melodies. Growing Pain II is also now available to stream on Spotify. (more...)

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino Win Big at the 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS - Full Winners List!Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino Win Big at the 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS - Full Winners List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

Music's Biggest Night - the GRAMMYs - is here! Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.  (more...)

CLEMENCY, ONE CHILD NATION Among 2019 Sundance Film Festival WinnersCLEMENCY, ONE CHILD NATION Among 2019 Sundance Film Festival Winners
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

After 10 days and 121 feature films, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony took place tonight, with host Marianna Palka emceeing and jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature filmmaking. Honorees, named in total below, represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Bold, intimate, and humanizing stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Clemency (U.S. Dramatic), One Child Nation (U.S. Documentary), Honeyland (World Cinema Documentary) and The Souvenir (World Cinema Dramatic).  (more...)

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