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Morgan James Announces New 'A Very Magnetic Christmas' Holiday Album & Tour Dates Photo Morgan James Announces New 'A Very Magnetic Christmas' Holiday Album & Tour Dates
by Michael Major - Oct 15, 2021

Morgan James has announced 'A Very Magnetic Christmas', her holiday album due out November 5th. Preorder the album on signed CD, cassette, gold vinyl, and more! Plus, see Morgan James live with newly-announced tour dates!

Rhythm and Blues Take the Stage for All Ages at TM THURSDAYS ON THE PLAZA Photo Rhythm and Blues Take the Stage for All Ages at TM THURSDAYS ON THE PLAZA
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

TM Thursdays on the Plaza, the Summer outdoor entertainment series in the Menke Family Sculpture Garden at the newly renovated Theatre Memphis at 630 Perkins Extended, will feature a truly gifted artist tongiht, Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Rhythm and Blues Take the Stage for All Ages at THURSDAY ON THE PLAZA Photo Rhythm and Blues Take the Stage for All Ages at THURSDAY ON THE PLAZA
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2021

TM Thursdays on the Plaza, the Summer outdoor entertainment series in the Menke Family Sculpture Garden at the newly renovated Theatre Memphis at 630 Perkins Extended, will feature a truly gifted artist on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 7- Celebrating Composer Charles Strouse Photo VIDEO: On This Day, June 7- Celebrating Composer Charles Strouse
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2021

'When I'm stuck with a day, that's grey and lonely, I just stick out my chin, and grin, and say.... The sun'll come out tomorrow, so ya gotta hang on till tomorrow, come what may... Tomorrow, tomorrow I love ya, tomorrow, it's only a day, away.....'

FOOL LA LA: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAZE Brings Laughs For Kids Photo FOOL LA LA: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAZE Brings Laughs For Kids
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2020

The Bay Area's favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, makes his MarshStream debut with Fool La La: Home for the Holidaze, inviting audience members of all ages to get connected with some much-deserved holiday laughter.

Black Pumas Release Spotify Holiday Single 'Christmas Will Really Be Christmas' Photo Black Pumas Release Spotify Holiday Single 'Christmas Will Really Be Christmas'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 18, 2020

Today the Grammy-nominated Austin duo Black Pumas release their Spotify Holiday Single, a cover of the legendary R&B artist Lou Rawls’ 1967 track “Christmas Will Really Be Christmas.”

Milton Theatre Presents a Stand Up Comedy Show With Julia Scotti Photo Milton Theatre Presents a Stand Up Comedy Show With Julia Scotti
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2020

Milton Theatre will present Julia Scotti: Stand-Up Comedy Show! 

Pompano Beach Arts Brings Party Show Band Gypsy Lane to Soulful Sundays Photo Pompano Beach Arts Brings Party Show Band Gypsy Lane to Soulful Sundays
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2020

The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department has announced the next virtual Soulful Sundays concert features the acclaimed party show band Gypsy Lane.

VIDEO: ANNIE Composer Charles Strouse Sings 'Tomorrow' Photo VIDEO: ANNIE Composer Charles Strouse Sings 'Tomorrow'
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2020

'When I'm stuck with a day, that's grey and lonely, I just stick out my chin, and grin, and say.... The sun'll come out tomorrow, so ya gotta hang on till tomorrow, come what may... Tomorrow, tomorrow I love ya, tomorrow, it's only a day, away.....'

Showtime Presents MORE FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE Photo Showtime Presents MORE FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
by TV Scoop - Feb 14, 2020

Caroline Rhea (Sabrina The Teenage Witch) will headline MORE FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, a new comedy special premiering Saturday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Carol Leifer (Seinfeld), Carole Montgomery (Comics Unleashed), Julia Scotti (America's Got Talent), Tammy Pescatelli (Finding The Funny) and Thea Vidale (Last Comic Standing) round out THE LINEUP for the hour-long special. Filmed at the Bell House in Brooklyn, the special features six of the funniest women in stand-up for a night of uninhibited, outrageous comedy. MORE FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE is the second installment of the hit comedy showcase from Montgomery and producer Dave Goldberg. FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE became the network's highest-rated premiere of a stand-up special in 2019.

FOOL LA LA: ONCE UPON A MIND Returns to The Marsh Berkeley for a Limited Run Photo FOOL LA LA: ONCE UPON A MIND Returns to The Marsh Berkeley for a Limited Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020

Due to popular demand, the Bay Area's favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, returns to The Marsh Berkeley for a limited run of Fool La La: Once Upon a Mind. Full of brand new, mindfully comedic mishaps for all ages, this zany circus extravaganza invites audiences to dive into the imagination of Unique Derique as he embarks on a whimsical adventure of mindfoolness through the wacky lens of clown logic. Packed with his trademark circus-inspired tricks, Fool La La: Once Upon a Mind sends Unique Derique on a joyful journey where the past and the future collide in delightfully absurd ways.

City Winery Releases January 2020 Schedule Photo City Winery Releases January 2020 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

City Winery Chicago has released its schedule (1200 W. Randolph St) for the month. All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8:00 p.m., unless noted.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 312-733-WINE (9463) or by visiting www.citywinery.com/chicago.

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by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 17, 2019

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD & SWIN Photo Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD & SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

December 4, 2019 - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild & Swingin' Holiday Party on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $39.00-$69.00, plus applicable fees. Purchase online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.

Edwin McCain Surprises Fans With First-Ever Christmas Album Photo Edwin McCain Surprises Fans With First-Ever Christmas Album
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 25, 2019

Edwin McCain delivers some extra holiday cheer this year to his fans by surprising them with his very first Christmas album, “Merry Christmas, Baby.” Filled with classics and favorites, “Merry Christmas, Baby” will be available on November 29, 2019 from Saguaro Road Records, a division of Time Life.

Fatoumata Diawara, Freddy Jones Band and More Will Perform at City Winery Chicago Photo Fatoumata Diawara, Freddy Jones Band and More Will Perform at City Winery Chicago
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 19, 2019

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Grammy-nominated Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara, roots rock group Freddy Jones Band and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, November 22 at noon. Tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago.

EAGLEMANIA Back At SOPAC By Popular Demand, December 20 Photo EAGLEMANIA Back At SOPAC By Popular Demand, December 20
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2019

EagleMania a?" The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band, which has been thrilling audiences nationwide with their stunning five-part harmony and uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of The Eagles, makes a return tour stop at SOPAC on Friday, December 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced at $28-$38, are on sale now at SOPACnow.org/eaglemania.

BWW Previews: Tony Award Winner Jay Johnson Will Headline 'Jay Johnson & Friends (Rea Photo BWW Previews: Tony Award Winner Jay Johnson Will Headline 'Jay Johnson & Friends (Real And Imaginary)' at The Moss Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 1, 2019

One Performance Only! This Sunday, November 3, 2019! Long ago but not far away at all, there were many TV Variety Shows, Award Ceremonies, Music Centers and Theatre abounding with live Musical Performances, all with massive budgets; and dancers in this town, Los Angeles, made a darn good living, albeit having to work their asses off to do so, but it was a good and plentiful, fulfilling life. Besides myself, there was a plethora of working, professional dancers who ended up bonding together pretty easily, as a dancer's life is one of a nomad, or gypsy, going from one job to another, but in doing so, finding kindred spirits and lifelong connections. Jay Johnson, husband of one of these dancers and artistically gifted himself, was part of the artistic community, as was his wife, Sandi, and, typical with dancers, became close friends and comrades with other dancers, choreographers, and like-minded performers. As Jay was earning international fame as a ventriloquist, actor and comedian, and starring on the hit TV Series 'Soap,' us dancers were slaving away, happy to be able to make a living doing what we loved. Jay is best known for his role on ' Soap' as Chuck Campbell, a ventriloquist who believed his puppet Bob was real and demanded everyone treat Bob as human.

SiriusXM to Launch Holiday Music Channels Photo SiriusXM to Launch Holiday Music Channels
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 24, 2019

SiriusXM announced today its extensive holiday music lineup featuring 15 commercial free channels including the much anticipated Holly and Holiday Traditions channels. Hallmark Channel Radio will kick off the holiday season Friday, October 25, and 12 more music channels will start broadcasting on Friday, November 1.

Will Downing Releases the First of Two EP Tributes Photo Will Downing Releases the First of Two EP Tributes
by Sarah Jae Leiber - 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.

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