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Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native Live to Play the CCA This SeptemberBen Sollee and Kentucky Native Live to Play the CCA This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native will be the Capitol Center for the Arts' Spotlight Cafe (Concord, NH) on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOECourt Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Dead Rock West Premiere 'More Love' with The Bluegrass SituationDead Rock West Premiere 'More Love' with The Bluegrass Situation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

As DEAD ROCK WEST--the California alt-country rock group fronted by Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen--approach the Friday (8/11) release of their new album MORE LOVE (Omnivore Recordings), the band partnered with The Bluegrass Situation to premiere the album's title track. (more...)

THE SPEAKEASY TOUR Stops at NJPACTHE SPEAKEASY TOUR Stops at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Straight No Chaser, the popular a cappella group will bring the very popular 'The Speakeasy Tour' to New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8PM.  The popular a cappella group will perform their third volume of beloved series from their new EP including their unique take on Bruno Mars' smash, That's What I Like'  VIDEO HERE) and renditions of songs by Eurythimics, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bonnie Tyler, Sam Cooke, Beyonce as well as their holiday hits.  Straight No Chaser will co-headline with Postmodern Jukebox. Tickets go on-sale Friday, August 11th at 10 am at NJPAC.org or call 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722.)  (more...)

Craft Recordings Announces 'Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)'Craft Recordings Announces 'Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Craft Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new compilation celebrating the roots of American popular music. Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) delves deep into the Specialty and Vee-Jay Records' vaults (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBreaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies, And More This Week At Joe's PubShaina Taub, Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies, And More This Week At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

See what's happening at Joe's Pub this week! (more...)

New Van Morrison Album 'Roll With The Punches' + Tour Dates Coming This FallNew Van Morrison Album 'Roll With The Punches' + Tour Dates Coming This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

VAN MORRISON--one of British music's few true legends--is set to release a new 15-track album, due out September 22 (Exile/Caroline). (more...)

Dead Rock West Premiere Lead Single 'Boundless Fearless Love'Dead Rock West Premiere Lead Single 'Boundless Fearless Love'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Today (6/27), DEAD ROCK WEST--the California alt-country rock vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen--partnered with Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss to premiere 'Boundless Fearless Love.' It's the lead single off their new album MORE LOVE due out Friday, August 11 via Omnivore Recordings. (more...)

Dead Rock West to Release New 'Move Love' Album via Omnivore RecordingsDead Rock West to Release New 'Move Love' Album via Omnivore Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

For their fourth album and first for Omnivore Recordings that's due out August 11, the California vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen have joined forces with producer John Doe--of the legendary band X, with whom they've toured numerous times--to create an album that places their achingly beautiful signature vocals and harmonies in finely etched rock, alt-country and pop settings. (more...)

Avery*Sunshine, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer and More Now On Sale at City Winery ChicagoAvery*Sunshine, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer and More Now On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces R&B artist Avery*Sunshine, Grammy-nominated sisters Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, an evening of songs and stories with Dan Wilson and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 8 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Old Town School's Free 'Soundtrack of the City' Concert Series Launches ThursdayOld Town School's Free 'Soundtrack of the City' Concert Series Launches Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Old Town School of Folk Music, with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), is pleased to announce a free, city-wide concert series, Soundtrack of the City, taking place June 8 - August 20, 2017. (more...)

Milwaukee's Own Chris Crain presents A SOULFUL CELEBRATIONMilwaukee's Own Chris Crain presents A SOULFUL CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Milwaukee's own local artist, Chris Crain, presents A Soulful Celebration of the great Donny Hathaway & Sam Cooke in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on September 29-30. (more...)

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2' Now Available at Astroplus Philippines'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2' Now Available at Astroplus Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - May 11, 2017

Physical copies of the top-grossing superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's” soundtrack album titled “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” are now available at Astroplus/Astrovision stores across the Philippines, which come with a free “mixtape” luggage tag or padlock for each purchase at P525.00 only. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Set to Release Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life on Friday, July 21Legacy Recordings Set to Release Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music of My Life on Friday, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Back by Popular Demand, SOUL GOSPEL II Unites R&B Star with Good Noise Vancouver Gospel ChoirBack by Popular Demand, SOUL GOSPEL II Unites R&B Star with Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) presents SOUL GOSPEL II, the second concert uniting two influential & inspiring genres, Saturday, June 3, 3pm and 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver's own JUNO-nominated vocalist Warren Dean Flandez lends his dark, rich tone, and silky, smooth falsetto to the 90 voices of Good Noise, performing his own original works as well as hits made famous by such stars as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and more. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Sadler's Wells' new season features a world first for artistic research (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne WarrenPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall is home to some of the greatest 'serious' music created by mankind and when Maestro and Music Director Steven Reineke takes the stage with the 78 member New York Pops Orchestra it's also about great music, great entertainment, and great fun.   The final concert of the season was titled 'You've Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters and it featured guest artists Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren.  (more...)

Jonny P's New EP 'Good To You' Out TodayJonny P's New EP 'Good To You' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Jonny P's highly anticipated new EP, Good To You, is out today on Big Picnic Records (purchase here). In celebration of the release, an acoustic video of the title track can now be viewed/shared HERE. (more...)

Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Songs & Score Albums Out TodayMarvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Songs & Score Albums Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital versions of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 songs-only album and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 original score album by composer Tyler Bates ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'John Wick Chapter 2,' 'Watchmen') toda (more...)

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