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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Opens Virtual Exhibition FOCUS FORWARD Photo Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Opens Virtual Exhibition FOCUS FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020

Opening Friday, July 10, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) will present Focus Forward, a virtual exhibition of work by members of the New Jersey Photography Forum (NJPF).

NKU Dance Concert Features New Works By Guest Artists Photo NKU Dance Concert Features New Works By Guest Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts will present DANCE '20, an evening of new works by guest artists, faculty, and students. Twelve dynamic dances will add up to an evening of concert pieces that highlight various styles of dance, including ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and dance theatre. Performances take place March 6-7 at NKU's Corbett Theatre. The production is coordinated by the artistic team of Frankie Montazemi, Anna Gortner, Sylvia Chervus, DJ Bruggee, and Tracey Bonner.

Jerry Leger Releases New Song 'Tomorrow In My Mind' Photo Jerry Leger Releases New Song 'Tomorrow In My Mind'
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Jerry Leger has a thing for ghosts. The Toronto singer/songwriter confirmed it a couple of years ago when he went on a personal journey to explore many of Ontario's largely unknown ghost towns, having been inspired by the writings of historian Ron Brown. Leger has immortalized one of those towns, Burchell Lake, on his new album Time Out For Tomorrow, containing 10 portraits of the impermanence of life, love, or simply catching a glimpse of a shooting star.

The Billie Holiday Theatre Announces New Season With Launch Of The Inugural New Windo Photo The Billie Holiday Theatre Announces New Season With Launch Of The Inugural New Windows Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2019

The Billie Holiday Theatre Artistic and Executive Director Dr. Indira Etwaroo announced the line-up today for The Billie Holiday Theatre's Fall 2019 Season and 2019 a?" 2020 Season Highlights at their newly-renovated home at Restoration Plaza on 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. This historic landmark theater a?" theater home to the largest community of African Americans in the nation: Central Brooklyn a?" encompassing a 199-seat theater, state-of-the-art studio spaces, a gallery space, and outdoor plazas, has been home to world-class storytelling for 47 years. Forged in the sociocultural and aesthetic kiln of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements, The Billie Holiday Theatre continues to celebrate the diversity, intersectionality, and complexity of the African diaspora from around the corner and around the world with an almost-five decade, keenly honed consciousness for social justice through narrative.

Singer-Songwriter Jerry Leger To Release New LP Nov. 8, Releases New Single Photo Singer-Songwriter Jerry Leger To Release New LP Nov. 8, Releases New Single
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

Jerry Leger has a thing for ghosts. The Toronto singer/songwriter confirmed it a couple of years ago when he went on a personal journey to explore many of Ontario's largely unknown ghost towns, having been inspired by the writings of historian Ron Brown. Leger has immortalized one of those towns, Burchell Lake, on his new album Time Out For Tomorrow, containing 10 portraits of the impermanence of life, love, or simply catching a glimpse of a shooting star.

Grammy Winner & Jazz Advocate Arturo O'Farrill Joins UCLA Music Faculty! Photo Grammy Winner & Jazz Advocate Arturo O'Farrill Joins UCLA Music Faculty!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Arturo O'Farrill, a six-time Grammy-winning pianist, composer and music educator, has been appointed professor of global jazz studies and music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. His teaching will focus on performance and composition and on redefining the perimeters of Latin jazz.

Arturo O'Farill to Present Concert at The Greene Space Photo Arturo O'Farill to Present Concert at The Greene Space
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

 On Thursday, February 7, six-time Grammy Award-winning composer and jazz pianist Arturo O'Farrill will present â€śRadical Acts & Musical Deviancy: Friends & Foes at The Piano” â€“ the second installment of his four-month artist-in-residence series at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Presents ALJO + AFROBEAT = FELA! Photo The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Presents ALJO + AFROBEAT = FELA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O'Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) are thrilled to announce NYC's premier Afrobeat concert of 2019, ALJO + AFROBEAT = FELA!, featuring O'Farrill and his 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) alongside Tony Award-Nominated Sahr Ngaujah (lead actor in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, Fela!). Today's singular forbearers of the Afrobeat genre take to the stage with O'Farrill to debut big band jazz arrangements of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's classic works as well as innovative collaborations with special guest artists Wunmi (vocals), Tosin Aribisala (drums/vocals), Bryan Vargas (guitar), and DJ Ausar. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Fela!'s Broadway premiere in 2009, ALJO + AFROBEAT = FELA! will be presented in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre @ Symphony Space on January 25 & 26, 2019. Artist interviews are available upon request.

Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Announces Fall 2018 Adult Dance & Fitness Classes Photo Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Announces Fall 2018 Adult Dance & Fitness Classes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

The Ballet Hispanico School of Dance offers adult dance and fitness classes that will keep you moving, fit, and energized. Classes are open to dancers of all levels ages 16 and up (no previous dance experience required). Cost: $20 drop-in class, $90 for 5-class card, $170 for a 10-class card. For more information, visit https://www.ballethispanico.org/classes/adult.

The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International Announce 13th Annual BROADWAY  Photo The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International Announce 13th Annual BROADWAY JUNIOR
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The 13th annual Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Student Finale will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).

Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Presents 13th Annual BROADWAY JUNIOR F Photo Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Presents 13th Annual BROADWAY JUNIOR FINALE
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The 13th annual Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Student Finale will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The event will be hosted by Kelvin Moon Loh and Vasthy Mompoint, stars from Broadway's new hit, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, The Broadway Musical. The Shubert Foundation / MTI Broadway Junior partnership is a groundbreaking musical theatre mentorship program that helps public schools affect school culture change through building sustainable theatre education programs. Hundreds of participating students will share musical numbers from their fully produced school shows at the Finale. For many, their first musical theatre experience performing will be on Broadway.

American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2017 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Cla Photo American Theatre Wing Announces Recipients of 2017 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) announced today the recipients of the 2017 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants. Grant requests of up to $100,000 were considered for K-12 public schools, with nearly 200 applications received from across 40 states. Requests totaled nearly $4.2 million.

Ballet Hispánico Comes to the Apollo Theater Photo Ballet Hispánico Comes to the Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hisp nico in collaboration with the Apollo Theatermakes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro. Three inspiring works reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hisp nico.

Ballet Hispánico Comes to The Apollo Theater, 12/1-2 Photo Ballet Hispánico Comes to The Apollo Theater, 12/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hisp nico in collaboration with the Apollo Theatermakes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro. Three inspiring works reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hisp nico.

Ballet Hispánico Comes to the Apollo Theater Photo Ballet Hispánico Comes to the Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hisp nico in collaboration with the Apollo Theatermakes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro. Three inspiring works reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hisp nico.

Ballet Hispanico to Return to The Apollo Theater This December Photo Ballet Hispanico to Return to The Apollo Theater This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hisp nico in collaboration with the Apollo Theater makes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro.

Ballet Hispánico Comes to The Apollo Theater in December Photo Ballet Hispánico Comes to The Apollo Theater in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hispanico in collaboration with the Apollo Theater makes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro. Three inspiring works reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are sponsored by support from Goya Foods.

Ballet Hispanico to Return to The Apollo Theater This December Photo Ballet Hispanico to Return to The Apollo Theater This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hisp nico in collaboration with the Apollo Theater makes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro.

Ballet Hispánico Comes to the Apollo Theater Photo Ballet Hispánico Comes to the Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hisp nico in collaboration with the Apollo Theatermakes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro. Three inspiring works reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hisp nico.

Ballet Hispánico Comes to The Apollo Theater, 12/1-2 Photo Ballet Hispánico Comes to The Apollo Theater, 12/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hisp nico in collaboration with the Apollo Theatermakes its annual return to the Apollo stage on December 1-2, 2017, led by Eduardo Vilaro. Three inspiring works reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hisp nico.

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