Martinis Above Fourth August 2019 Show Listings AnnouncedMartinis Above Fourth August 2019 Show Listings Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

Martinis Above Fourth has announced its August 2019 show listings. See the full lineup below! (more...)

CVREP SUMMER SERIES Announced At CVRep PlayhouseCVREP SUMMER SERIES Announced At CVRep Playhouse
by Kay Kudukis - May 23, 2019

The Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep), now settled into its newly renovated 210 seat playhouse in Cathedral City, has announced it will remain open throughout the hot summer months to present an exciting line-up of one night only summer performances beginning in June, 2019. (more...)

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018/19 SeasonYounes & Soraya Nazarian Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Continuing the momentum created with the current season launch of its Music Knows No Borders series, Executive Director Thor Steingraber unveils the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts' 2018-19 Season, which features four world premieres, two American premieres, several of the world's greatest orchestras, innovative jazz programs, two tributes to Hollywood legends, Broadway classics plus artists from 18 different nations who will appear on stage at The Soraya next season.  New Subscription Series tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018. (more...)

Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra to Return Following Decade AbsenceLas Vegas Symphony Orchestra to Return Following Decade Absence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

On August 24, 2017, The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage at The Richard Macdonald Art Gallery presented by Cirque Du Soleil, following a 13-year public absence. New owner, Shea Arender, will join the Orchestra for a performance entitled "The King Symphonic - The Music of Elvis Presley" with a portion of proceeds benefiting 'Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada.' (more...)

Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra to Return Following Decade AbsenceLas Vegas Symphony Orchestra to Return Following Decade Absence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

On August 24, 2017, The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage at The Richard Macdonald Art Gallery presented by Cirque Du Soleil, following a 13-year public absence. New owner, Shea Arender, will join the Orchestra for a performance entitled "The King Symphonic - The Music of Elvis Presley" with a portion of proceeds benefiting 'Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 30, 2017

Remember when that tall handsome imposing clothing executive J. Peterman would reprimand Elaine Benes his trusted employee (and Jerry's soulmate)?  He had a somber pompous demeanor, but then his conversation made a U-turn into something absurdly funny.  That's the way John O'Hurley, the brilliant actor, author and Broadway performer ( Billy Flynn,Chicago) starts his Cafe Carlyle cabaret act, with a reprimand to Darwin Best who makes the off stage announcement at The Carlyle….'You call that an introduction'? Then John O'Hurley proceeds to introduce himself with an authoritative voice that's a mix of Richard Burton, Edward R. Murray and Charles Kuralt.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Shea Arender and THE LAS VEGAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 7, 2017

The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage following a 13-year public absence with a new owner, Shea Arender, who will join the Orchestra this Spring with a performance entitled 'The King Symphonic - The Music of Elvis Presley.' (more...)

TORME SINGS TORME. Steve Torme Pays Tribute To His Legendary Father At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 24, 2017

Steve March Torme, the first-born son of legendary jazz singer Mel Torme presents a magical evening of music and memories on Monday, February 6, at 8:00pm at the McCallum Theatre. Steve March Torme, accompanied by a ten-piece band playing iconic arrangements by Marty Paich, sings his father's best-known songs, interspersed with personal Torme photos and video clips. From the opening strains of "Sweet Georgia Brown" to the up-tempo excitement of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing," the concert covers a sweeping arc of many of the songs Mel performed over a 50 years plus career, including "Stardust," "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square," "Lulu's Back in Town," and "The Folks Who Live on the Hill." (more...)

MOANA, ZOOTOPIA Among Nominees for 44th Annual Annie Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Alexis Gershwin Keeps Gershwin Music Alive in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN
by Don Grigware - Mar 24, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22 Alexis Gershwin brought her cabaret show to the Catalina Jazz Club for one night only to a sold out audience. The show entitled Gershwin Sings Gershwin was a delightful evening of many of the priceless standards that made George and Ira Gershwin two of the best composers of all time. Alexis is the niece of the brothers, so, as a member of the family, she knows a thing or two about their music and how to sing it. Petite and gracious, Alexis Gershwin captivates with her charm and wonderful phrasing. She really calls attention to the lyrics and makes you understand the meaning of a Gershwin tune. For a female singer past middle age, it is not always easy to hit the high notes with alacrity; we accept that and look for other attributes that make the performance worthy of attention. In Alexis' case, it's her delivery that consists of full, almost sensual whispers that are simultaneously attractive and effective in pulling you into the songs. When she sings 'I've Got a Crush on You' almost every male member of the audience can feel her seduction or in 'A Foggy Day (in London town)' her expressive intonations truly set the ambiance and mood for the piece (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

BWW Review: LYN STANLEY's CD Release Party for INTERLUDES a Lush Evening of Entertainment
by Don Grigware - Jan 18, 2016

On Friday January15 internationally renowned jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley brought her CD release party for her latest hit album Interludes to the beautiful Art Deco La Cicada Club in downtown Los Angeles. It was a lush evening of jazz with a fabulous onstage orchestra of seasoned musicians and some delightful singing and dancing guest stars. (more...)

BWW Review: Jazz Singer LYN STANLEY Releases Sizzling INTERLUDES
by Don Grigware - Nov 16, 2015

Jazz singer par excellence Lyn Stanley never ceases to amaze. A mere two years ago in 2013 she debuted her very first album Lost in Romance, which became an overnight sensation worldwide. Last year she premiered her second Potions From the 50s and now in 2015 we are more than thrilled to have her third CD Interludes, which I predict will be her biggest hit to date. Over 5,000 customers have already pre-ordered the album, so Stanley is well on her way to becoming a jazz superstar. She is already at the top of the market in Japan. It is no wonder, as not only does she possess a deep and rich velvety smooth voice but the CDs are fabulously produced. She is backed by a magnificent orchestra, sings splendid arrangements and...the CD itself is packaged divinely. There are beautiful black and white photos with just a touch of red showing up here and there. Lyn Stanley and Interludes are a class act. (more...)

BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY with Quinn Lemley Set for The Cutting Room, Begin. 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The high-octane theatrical concert, "Burlesque to Broadway" starring Quinn Lemley will dazzle audiences at New York City's premiere venue The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd Street between Park and Madison) every Monday night in November. This lightning-in-a-bottle survey of American burlesque -- with Lemley leading a tight-knit coterie of showgirls through heart-racing choreography, in eye-popping costumes -- is supported by a razor-sharp nine-piece live band under the music direction of Daniel Lincoln. Performances are November (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) at 8pm with doors at 6:30pm. (more...)

BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY, Starring Quinn Lemley, Makes NYC Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

This winter a five alarm fire will sizzle in New York City, when Live Nation presents the highly anticipated New York City debut of the hard hitting theatrical concert BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY starring Quinn Lemley playing for four nights at the Gramercy Theatre tonight, February 5 and February 6, 7 and 8, 2014. (more...)

BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY Comes to the Gramercy Theatre, 2/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

This winter a five alarm fire will sizzle New York City, when Live Nation presents the highly anticipated New York City debut of the hard hitting theatrical concert BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY starring QUINN LEMLEY playing for four nights at the Gramercy Theatre on February 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2014. (more...)

FROZEN Wins Best Animated Feature, Music, Voice Acting at the 2014 Annie Awards; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, hosted its 41st Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year's best in the field of animation, last night, February 1, 2014. The Annie Awards cover 30 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short and Outstanding Individual Achievements. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alexis Gershwin Holds Concert to Celebrate Release of Greatest Hits Disc
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 13, 2014

On Tuesday, January 14, Alexis Gershwin---the niece of legendary songwriters George and Ira Gershwin and the only living Gershwin to still perform songs worldwide from the Gershwin catalog---is set to release her first-ever greatest hits compilation called Long Ago and Far Away. The 13-track-album---a retrospective of Alexis' recordings of her Uncles' compositions throughout her performing career---will also be celebrated with a one-night-only cabaret concert in Los Angeles at the iconic Catalina Bar & Grill on Wednesday, January 15. (more...)

Alexis Gershwin, Niece of George and Ira Gershwin, to Perform Greatest Hits Collection at Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Alexis Gershwin, the niece of legendary songwriters George and Ira Gershwin is set to release a collection of greatest hits titled, Long Ago and Far Away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. The album - a retrospective of Alexis' recordings of Gershwin music throughout her illustrious career - includes thirteen timeless Gershwin classics such as "S'Wonderful," "I've Got A Crush on You," "Summertime," "(Our) Love is Here to Stay," and more. (more...)

Disney's FROZEN Tops 41st Annual Annie Award Nominations
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Nominations for the 41st Annie Awards have been announced. Topping the list with 10 nominations each are Disney's Frozen and Monster's University. (more...)

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