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Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces New Executive Director and Expands Board of Trustees Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces New Executive Director and Expands Board of Trustees
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2021

Las Vegas Philharmonic announces a new Executive Director following a nationwide executive search by the organization that began in November 2020.  Anne Berquist was selected and assumed her new role as of May 3, 2021; relocating to Las Vegas from Grand Rapids, MI. 

HBO Max Orders THE STAIRCASE, a Limited Series Adaptation of the True Crime Docuserie Photo HBO Max Orders THE STAIRCASE, a Limited Series Adaptation of the True Crime Docuseries
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 31, 2021

Adapting the true crime docuseries “The Staircase” and various books and reports on the case, THE STAIRCASE is an exploration of the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson.

BWW Feature: ON WITH THE SHOW! A 4-night Live Streamathon Oct. 23-26 Photo BWW Feature: ON WITH THE SHOW! A 4-night Live Streamathon Oct. 23-26
by Debbie Hall - Oct 22, 2020

The Composers Showcase has joined forces with WE/EC (stage technicians and backstage workers) and will present the first live showcase since March when The Smith Center was closed due to the pandemic. The Composers Showcase will kick off On With the Show! a 4-night live-streamathon on YouTube and Twitch beginning in the evening on Oct. 23 and continuing in the evenings Oct. 24-26.

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for Teenage Road Trip Comedy SUMMERLAND Photo VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for Teenage Road Trip Comedy SUMMERLAND
by Kelle Long - Aug 19, 2020

Not to be confused with Jessica Swale's World War II drama, Superchill and First Look Films just released a trailer for teenage road trip comedy SUMMERLAND. The coming-of-age story follows a group of friends hoping for a positive outcome after catfishing a stranger one of the boys has a crush on. 

Kravis Center Announces Shows, Concerts, and Events For January Photo Kravis Center Announces Shows, Concerts, and Events For January
by Stephi Wild - Dec 19, 2019

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is launching into Leap Year with 23 dazzling shows, concerts and special events for every entertainment preference, from classical music to Broadway razzle dazzle, including the return of Michael Feinstein and the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra, the 13th annual Palm Beach Wine Auction Dinner & Live Auction, and the local premiere of HAMILTON, the biggest blockbuster of the past decade.

BWW Feature: CORK & SOUL at Tivoli Village Las Vegas Photo BWW Feature: CORK & SOUL at Tivoli Village Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Oct 9, 2019

It is a taste of Las Vegas' top Las Vegas restaurants, wine tastings, and beer garden along with some of the best entertainment at JDRF's annual Cork & Soul Dine Around at Tivoli Village on Oct. 11.

Kravis Center Is Guaranteeing More-More-More In March Photo Kravis Center Is Guaranteeing More-More-More In March
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2019

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is offering more, more, more for entertainment fans next month: more shows, more stars, more music, more laughs, more fun for everybody.

Australia/New Zealand Dates Announced For INSIDE MAKING A MURDERER & THE STAIRCASE Sp Photo Australia/New Zealand Dates Announced For INSIDE MAKING A MURDERER & THE STAIRCASE Speaking Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2019

TEG Dainty and Nice Events are excited to announce that attorneys Laura Nirider, Steven Drizin and David Rudolf from the Netflix series' Making a Murderer and The Staircase will bring their popular speaking tour to Australia & New Zealand in 2019.

HOME BY DARK Sets Stage At City Springs Photo HOME BY DARK Sets Stage At City Springs
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2018

Since 2007, HOME BY DARK has captivated audiences with one of the most memorable and powerful concert events in America. Inviting the best songwriters and musicians in the world to its stage, HOME BY DARK is a Nashville meets New York meets LA meets Atlanta, storytelling, romantic, pierce your heart, laugh 'til it hurts, reminds me of momma, dance in the aisle, that's my favorite song, evening you'll never forget. This popular songwriter concert series settles in on stage at the City Green as the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center presents HOME BY DARK with special guests Marcia Ramirez, Michael Logen, and Michael Peterson on Sunday, September 23, 2018. While this show is free and open to the public, a limited number of VIP table seats will go on sale Friday, August 24, 2018, at noon.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Official Trailer for Upcoming Documentary Series THE STAIRC Photo VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Official Trailer for Upcoming Documentary Series THE STAIRCASE
by Macon Prickett - May 22, 2018

The Staircase follows the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed. Netflix will debut three brand new episodes alongside the original 2004 series; all 13 episodes will launch globally on Netflix on June 8. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade was granted unusual access to the case immediately following Kathleen's death in 2001 in Durham, North Carolina. Her husband, Michael, a local public figure and successful novelist, quickly becomes the prime suspect. De Lestrade's cameras were on hand to capture every moment of this extraordinary story from arrest to verdict, following in intimate detail Peterson's home, the family and his defense team as it considered its strategic options. The Staircase is a gripping real-life courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside-look at a high-profile murder trial and is an engrossing examination of contemporary American justice.

Netflix Continues to Bring New and Diverse Stories from Europe, Middle East and Afric Photo Netflix Continues to Bring New and Diverse Stories from Europe, Middle East and Africa to the World
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 18, 2018

Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, is amplifying local voices to bring new, diverse and never-before-seen stories from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to the world in 2018.

Netflix Announces Two New True Crime Documentary Series Photo Netflix Announces Two New True Crime Documentary Series
by Macon Prickett - Apr 18, 2018

On the heels of Netflix's pop-culture phenomenon Wild Wild Country comes two true crime original documentary series, Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist and brand new episodes of the critically-acclaimed series The Staircase, which will launch alongside the original ten episodes. The next chapter of The Staircase will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

VIDEO: Check Out this Preview of THE STAIRCASE Coming to Netflix This Summer Photo VIDEO: Check Out this Preview of THE STAIRCASE Coming to Netflix This Summer
by Macon Prickett - Apr 18, 2018

Netflix announces brand new episodes of The Staircase, the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed. The new episodes of this true crime phenomenon will launch alongside the original series. Produced by Matthieu Belghiti and produced and directed by Academy Award winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The next chapter of The Staircase will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Investigation Discovery Explores Salacious Secrets and Suspicious Death of Kathleen P Photo Investigation Discovery Explores Salacious Secrets and Suspicious Death of Kathleen Peterson in All-New Limited Series
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 13, 2018

Investigation Discovery Explores Salacious Secrets and Suspicious Death of Kathleen Peterson in All-New Limited Series

Investigation Discovery Explores Death of Kathleen Peterson in AN AMERICAN MURDER MYS Photo Investigation Discovery Explores Death of Kathleen Peterson in AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY: THE STAIRCASE
by Macon Prickett - Mar 13, 2018

Michael Peterson appears to have it all – a doting wife, a loving family and a successful literary career – but, that all changes on December 9, 2001, when Michael's wife, Kathleen, is found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of a staircase in their home in Durham, North Carolina. Michael claims it was a tragic accident. Investigators, however, fear something far more sinister is at play and direct their attention to him. Did Michael Peterson murder his wife? Investigation Discovery (ID) delves into one of the most fascinating cases in criminal history in AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY: THE STAIRCASE. Premiering Sunday, April 8 at 10/9c, the three-part special event provides a unique and comprehensive look at the death of Kathleen Peterson, exploring the shocking theories, critical evidence and surprising secrets that thrust this case into the national spotlight.

Country Star Michael Peterson Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Music with New Album DRI Photo Country Star Michael Peterson Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Music with New Album DRINK, SWEAR, STEAL & LIE
by Macon Prickett - Mar 2, 2018

Renowned country artist Michael Peterson(www.michaelpetersononline.com) is celebrating a remarkable 20 years since the release of his self-titled, gold-selling major label debut that spawned five Top 20 hit country singles. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, and multi-talented performer is releasing “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie” worldwide on March 31, 2018 and features dynamic re-recordings of four of his greatest hits and re-imagines seven genre classics.

Billy Yates Announces New Songwriters Show In Branson Photo Billy Yates Announces New Songwriters Show In Branson
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2017

Billy Yates' Hit Songwriters in the Round will debut April 6, 2018 at the Americana Theatre on the famed 76 Country Music Boulevard strip in Branson. The first three shows will feature two of Nashville's most gifted songwriters, those being Kerry Kurt Phillips, whose songwriting credits include: 'Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)' (Joe Diffie), 'Down On The Farm' (Tim McGraw), and 'She Let Herself Go' (George Strait), along with Wynn Varble, star of the hit TV series, Joey and Rory, whose songwriting credits include: 'Have You Forgotten' (Darryl Worley), 'Waitin' On A Woman' (Brad Paisley), and 'A Little More Country Than That' (Easton Corbin).

Michelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECT Photo Michelle Williams, Ariana DeBose, and More Join American Pops for RESPECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will honor the 75th birthday of one of the country's most treasured legends with Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin to begin their star-studded third season.

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams Photo American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org.

DCOTA in Dania Beach Invites Design Professionals & Enthusiasts to SUMMER MARKET 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) is inviting all of South Florida's leading design professionals, students and design enthusiasts to a special three-part DCOTA SUMMER MARKET on three successive Todays in July.

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