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Terence Blanchard recently completed work on Lucasfilm's, Red Tails starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Emmy Award winner Bryan Lee Cranston, as well as his critically acclaimed score for the Broadway play, The Mother****** With the Hat. In ... (read more)
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Terence Blanchard recently completed work on Lucasfilm's, Red Tails starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Emmy Award winner Bryan Lee Cranston, as well as his critically acclaimed score for the Broadway play, The Mother****** With the Hat. In ... (read more)
Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year WinnersStephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The only African American lead producers on Broadway for the last 13 years they and their company Front Row Productions have blazed a trail of a?oefirsts,a?? Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey have brought a unique brand of diversity to Broadway and London's West End by mounting new productions featuring non-traditional casting and diverse voices to the stage. Established in 2006, the Olivier Award Winning and Tony-nominated Producers strive to employ diverse talent, creative teams and management for all of their productions. (more...)

Singer Angélique Kidjo Curates Four-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie HallSinger Angélique Kidjo Curates Four-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Three-time Grammy Award winner and Benin-born singer Angélique Kidjo brings her intoxicating blend of West African music, American R&B, jazz, and funk to her Perspectives series throughout Carnegie Hall's 2019a?"2020 season. The highly anticipated residency takes audiences on a journey of African music and culture throughout the world including three concerts curated by Kidjo and one spectacular program featuring her as a performer. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera To Present FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, Its First Opera by a Black ComposerMetropolitan Opera To Present FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, Its First Opera by a Black Composer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

Fire Shut Up in My Bones will have it Metropolitan Opera premiere in the 2020-2021 season. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of HARRIET Starring Cynthia Erivo?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of HARRIET Starring Cynthia Erivo?
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. HARRIET stars Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monae. (more...)

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Will Be GR Symphony's 'Symphony With Soul' Special Guest In 2020Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Will Be GR Symphony's 'Symphony With Soul' Special Guest In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019

Dubbed a?oeone of his generation's most artistically mature and innovative artists and a committed supporter of jazz education,a?? trumpeter and six-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard will be the special guest artist for the Grand Rapids Symphony's 19th annual Symphony with Soul on Feb. 29, 2020, in DeVos Performance Hall. (more...)

Carnegie Hall 2019"2020 Announces Pop, World Music, And Jazz Season HighlightsCarnegie Hall 2019"2020 Announces Pop, World Music, And Jazz Season Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Carnegie Hall's 2019a?"2020 season is upon us, and we are looking forward to a variety of exceptional programming and exciting new projects. A major programming highlight to note for this fall, Carnegie Hall has invited Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo to chart the journey of African music and culture around the world for her season-long Perspectives series with four concerts including: Benin International Musical; a concert dedicated to the powerful voices of the African diaspora led by musical director Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective; guitarist Lionel Loueke and his trio; and a special concert marking both Ms. Kidjo's 60th birthday and the anniversary of independence for Benin and 16 other West African countries. (more...)

City Parks Foundation Presents: 27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz FestivalCity Parks Foundation Presents: 27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is proud to announce the 27th Anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker, celebrated as a bebop pioneer and for bringing jazz into the modern era. (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre Single Tickets On Sale Next MondayMichigan Opera Theatre Single Tickets On Sale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

Single tickets for Michigan Opera Theatre's (MOT) 2019-20 season will go on sale Monday, Aug. 12. The MOT opera series features a?oeDon Giovanni,a?? a?oeSweeney Todd,a?? a?oeGianni Schicchi/Buoso's Ghost,a?? a?oeChampiona?? and a?oePagliacci.a?? The dance series includes performances by the Joffrey Ballet, Malandain Ballet Biarritz and Dance Theatre of Harlem and concludes with American Ballet Theatre's (ABT) a?oeSwan Lake.a?? (more...)

YoungArts Announces New Performance Program And Residency ArtistsYoungArts Announces New Performance Program And Residency Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is proud to announce new creative and professional development opportunities for its network of 20,000 alumni—exceptionally talented artists across the visual, literary and performing arts. The organization's growing roster of programs to support artists throughout their careers includes YoungArts at Ted's, a new performance series that offers the public the chance to experience exceptional programs in an intimate setting, and Up Next Focus, an extension of the successful Up Next professional development program. Additionally, YoungArts announces that Yusha-Marie Sorzano (2000 Young Arts Winner in Dance) has been named the 2019 Dance Artist in Residence at the YoungArts Campus and Lee Pivnik (2014 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts) is the next Bay Parc Apartments Resident Artist. (more...)

Newport Jazz Festival Continues 65-year Tradition Of Presenting Leading VocalistsNewport Jazz Festival Continues 65-year Tradition Of Presenting Leading Vocalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

From Ella Fitzgerald's rapid fire scats, Sarah Vaughan's divine voice, Billie Holiday's fine and mellow artistry and Betty Carter's bebop, the Newport Jazz Festival has been Ground Zero for jazz vocalists for six decades. And, this year's 65thedition is no exception. (more...)

Ron Carter, Jenny Scheinman, Marika Hughes and More Come to Newport Jazz FestivalRon Carter, Jenny Scheinman, Marika Hughes and More Come to Newport Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Whether it's the boom of the double bass, the pulse of the cello or the soulful strains of the guitar, the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers has showcased the best and brightest artists on those instruments, from its inception to this year's edition. (more...)

Newport Jazz Festival Explores Relationship Between Jazz & Hip-HopNewport Jazz Festival Explores Relationship Between Jazz & Hip-Hop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

There is a definite relationship between rap and jazz. Musicians improvise with notes. Rappers improvise with words. Many of the great hip-hop recordings featured samples from some of the greatest jazz albums. So it should be no surprise that there are rappers who are not only comfortable in post-bop sonic settings, but can also deliver some swinging verses themselves. The result of this fusion of styles, motifs, and genres is a corps of instrumentalists who are influenced by rappers, who in turn, are influenced by musicians.  (more...)

Birdland Presents Ravi Coltrane, Melissa Errico, and More Week Of June 3Birdland Presents Ravi Coltrane, Melissa Errico, and More Week Of June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Ravi Coltrane, Veronica Swift with Pasquale Grasso, Melissa Errico, and more! (more...)

Guitarists Raul Midon & Lionel Loueke Combine Forces for a Summer TourGuitarists Raul Midon & Lionel Loueke Combine Forces for a Summer Tour
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2019

Singer/Songwriter/Guitar Wizards Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke explore their talents sharing the stage this Summer in a beautiful partnership that is both a refreshing musical exchange and fine example of camaraderie.   A mix of West African and Latin American Roots.  A perfect marriage across North America.  (more...)

Terence Blanchard Honored as a BMI IconTerence Blanchard Honored as a BMI Icon
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2019

Last night, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) held its35th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards to celebrate the top performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the past year. The highest honors of the evening went to film composer and multiple award-winning jazz musician Terence Blanchard, who was named a BMI Icon in recognition of his significant contributions to the cinematic community, and William Ross, who received BMI's Classic Contribution Award for his outstanding work as an arranger, orchestrator, conductor, music director, composer and mentor to emerging talent. The private ceremony was hosted by Vice President Creative – Film, TV & Visual Media, Doreen Ringer-Ross and BMI President and CEO Mike O'Neillat the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  (more...)

Birdland Announces June 2019 ScheduleBirdland Announces June 2019 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

2 Guitar Ninjas Raul Midon And Lionel Loueke Collaborate On Tour Kicking Off Mid-June2 Guitar Ninjas Raul Midon And Lionel Loueke Collaborate On Tour Kicking Off Mid-June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Singer/Songwriter/Guitar Wizards Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke explore their talents sharing the stage this Summer in a beautiful partnership that is both a refreshing musical exchange and fine example of camaraderie.   A mix of West African and Latin American Roots.  A perfect marriage across North America.  (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Celebrates 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars In The ArtsNational YoungArts Foundation Celebrates 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars In The Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgement to the 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts who are YoungArts winners. The U.S. Presidential Scholars award one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic excellence is presented on behalf of the President of the United States and honors up to 161 graduating high school seniors of high potential each year. The U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts (full list below) were nominated by YoungArts to The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and selected based on academic and artistic excellence, leadership qualities and community service. For students who would like to be considered for this outstanding honor in the future, the YoungArts application opens on June 4, 2019 at youngarts.org/apply. (more...)

Utah Opera Presents A Semi-Staged Concert Version Of Bellini's NORMAUtah Opera Presents A Semi-Staged Concert Version Of Bellini's NORMA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Utah Opera presents a night of thrilling music and dramatic narrative with Vincenzo Bellini's "Norma," in a semi-staged production at Abravanel Hall on May 4 at 7:30 PM and May 6 at 7 PM. This new production of "Norma,", created by Utah Opera's Costume Shop and Scenic Studios, will feature costumes designed by Season 12 "Project Runway" finalist Bradon McDonald, and projected images and video designed by Greg Emetaz. Crystal Manich will direct the production, and Stephen Lord will conduct the Utah Symphony. Due to renovations of the historic Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Utah Opera's performances of "Norma" will take place in Abravanel Hall." Tickets priced $29-108 ($15 for students) are available for purchase through utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

BMI Announces Top Honors For 35th Annual Film, TV & Visual Media AwardsBMI Announces Top Honors For 35th Annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

 BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is proud to announce that film composer and celebrated jazz musician Terence Blanchard will be named a BMI Icon at the 35th annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards in recognition of his significant contributions to the cinematic community.  The ceremony will also honor award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor William Ross with the BMI Classic Contribution Award, and salute the top performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the past year. Hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O'Neill and BMI Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross, the private event will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. (more...)

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