Mos Def News

Date of Birth: December 11, 1973 (43)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents   LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art FormThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

For one night only, October 7, 2017, six award-winning tap artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, reunite to celebrate their art form in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Featuring D.C. natives Joseph Webb and Baakari Wilder along with Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, this unique performance is choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music by the Lafayette Harris Jr. Quintet. (more...)

LAST POET STANDING IV Returns to Aronoff Center This MonthLAST POET STANDING IV Returns to Aronoff Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Last Poet Standing IV (LPS) returns to the Aronoff Center! Last Poet Standing IV is a head-to-head spoken word competition which will be featured as a part of the tenth season of the Off-Broadway Theatrical Revue The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show. This 'Unorthodox SPOKEN WORD Competition' has brought the best performing artists across the Midwest to the stage! Last Poet Standing IV has a large individual grand prize of $1,000, and this summer OFP Productions will collaborate with several organizations to present LPS in the Aronoff Center's intimate and beautiful Jarson-Kaplan Theater in downtown Cincinnati at 650 Walnut Street on Friday, August 25 from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM. The Signature Lounge opens in the lobby at 7:30 PM, featuring live music and a full bar. (more...)

BRAIN CANDY LIVE! Comes to Minneapolis This FallBRAIN CANDY LIVE! Comes to Minneapolis This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announces today the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters," and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel "Vsauce" have added 24 cities to their 2017 tour starting in Providence, RI on November 14.  BRAIN CANDY LIVE! will stop in Minneapolis for one night only at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BRAIN CANDY LIVE! Comes to Aronoff Center This NovemberBRAIN CANDY LIVE! Comes to Aronoff Center This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

MagicSpace Entertainment is happy to report the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters,' and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel 'Vsauce' have added 24 cities to their 2017 tour starting in Providence, RI on November 14.  The much-anticipated tour plays the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for one night only on Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 PM as part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2017-18 Season. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPESAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: David Moscow Shares His Secrets From NEWSIES on Its 25th Anniversary! Read All About It!BWW Exclusive: David Moscow Shares His Secrets From NEWSIES on Its 25th Anniversary! Read All About It!
by Wayman Wong - Jul 31, 2017

When David Moscow made his 'Big'-screen debut in 1988, it was huge. Penny Marshall had plucked this precocious, 11-year-old kid from the Bronx to play the younger version of Tom Hanks' character, Josh Baskin. This comic fantasy-fable about a boy who literally became 'Big' overnight, was a giant box-office hit. Moscow was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Comedy. And in that same season, another kid won for Best Young Actor in a Drama: Christian Bale for 'Empire of the Sun.' (more...)

BLACK T-SHIRT COLLECTION Comes to Arts Centre MelbourneBLACK T-SHIRT COLLECTION Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Acclaimed playwright, poet and performer Inua Ellams will bring to life a modern day fable about brotherhood in a globalised world in his one man tour-de-force, Black T-shirt Collection at Arts Centre Melbourne from 5 - 10 September. (more...)

The Veldt Unveils 'One Day Out of Life' Video, Releases New EPThe Veldt Unveils 'One Day Out of Life' Video, Releases New EP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Schoolkids Records will be releasing The Veldt's wonderfully titled 'The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur' Mixtape EP worldwide. (more...)

Point Blank Electronic Music School to Host June Open HousePoint Blank Electronic Music School to Host June Open House
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Point Blank Electronic Music School, the award-winning music production and DJ school founded in 1994 - based in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza, and online - announces its second public event of 2017 at its Los Angeles school: Point Blank Presents: PBLA June Open House on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. (more...)

International Jazz and Hip-Hop Group, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Comes to BTGInternational Jazz and Hip-Hop Group, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Comes to BTG
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes international jazz and hip-hop group, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble to The Colonial Theatre on May 11 at 7pm. (more...)

City Parks Foundation Announces SUMMERSTAGE 2017 SeasonCity Parks Foundation Announces SUMMERSTAGE 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

City Parks Foundation has announced the 2017 season of SummerStage, New York City's largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 15 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. (more...)

Hot 8 Brass Band Announce 'On The Spot' Album and TourHot 8 Brass Band Announce 'On The Spot' Album and Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band released their fifth album, On The Spot, on March 31, 2017 on Tru Thoughts, available everywhere, and have embarked on an extensive world tour including select markets in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Australasia. (more...)

Hot 8 Brass Band Latest Album 'On The Spot' Out NowHot 8 Brass Band Latest Album 'On The Spot' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band is set to release their fifth album, On The Spot out today on Tru Thoughts, album available here, and embark on an extensive world tour including select markets in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Australasia. (more...)

Michael Reagan, Jean Smart and More to Give 'THE ALZHEIMER'S TALKS' for The Art of Alzheimer'sMichael Reagan, Jean Smart and More to Give 'THE ALZHEIMER'S TALKS' for The Art of Alzheimer's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Art of Alzheimer's, along with presenting partner UW Medicine, Memory and Brain Wellness Center, is proud to present The Alzheimer's Talks: Perspectives and Personal Stories from Noteworthy Sources. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery ChicagoRufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This SpringCleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Micky Dolenz, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoMicky Dolenz, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Micky Dolenz, vocalist/drummer from The Monkees, the fifth annual interactive Downtown Freedom Seder, Chicago's own Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more. (more...)

NOLA's Own Hot 8 Brass Band To Perform At KCRWNOLA's Own Hot 8 Brass Band To Perform At KCRW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band have announced they have been tapped for a coveted performance slot on Morning Becomes Eclectic this Friday, February 24. (more...)

Louis Futon Comes to the Fox TheatreLouis Futon Comes to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Hailing from Philadelphia, 23 year old Tyler Minford AKA Louis Futon has risen to prominence over the course of only two years. Heavily influenced by Hip-Hop, Louis Futon is the only producer ever to create official remixes for Logic, Mos Def, G-Eazy, Future, Wiz Khalifa, and more.  (more...)

Starry PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens Tonight at The Old GlobeStarry PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

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