Latitude Festival Announces Final Line-UpLatitude Festival Announces Final Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

With only a month to go, the 12th edition of Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals, with a host of names announced across the stages including the BBC Music Introducing Stage, The SpeakEasy, Music and Film, Solas and many more. Latitude Festival takes place on 13th - 16th July in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

New Book from Cat's Perspective Shares MY BEST LIFENew Book from Cat's Perspective Shares MY BEST LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

A novel and cookbook, author Valerie Hart's new book, 'My Best Life: An Autobiography by Sakie' (published by Archway Publishing), follows a cat through her autobiography of all of her lives, each story followed by a historic or modern recipe. (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Hosts 2014-15 Ce'le'brite' Etoile Gala TonightJefferson Performing Arts Society Hosts 2014-15 Ce'le'brite' Etoile Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Jefferson Performing Arts Society, a 37 year-old organization, is preparing for its 19th Annual Pasta & Puccini fundraising Gala. (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Announces 2014-15 Ce'le'brite' Etoile Honorees; Gala Set for 10/24Jefferson Performing Arts Society Announces 2014-15 Ce'le'brite' Etoile Honorees; Gala Set for 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Jefferson Performing Arts Society, a 37 year-old organization, is preparing for its 19th Annual Pasta & Puccini fundraising Gala. (more...)

'Caliclaus and the Christmas Contraption' is Released'Caliclaus and the Christmas Contraption' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Valerie Hart's, author of 'The New Tradition Cookbook' and 'The Bounty of Central Florida,' new book for children and adults incorporates four delightful Christmas stories with the title, 'CaliClaus and the Christmas Contraption' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

Valerie Hart Releases New Coloring BookValerie Hart Releases New Coloring Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Valerie Hart, author of 'The New Tradition Cookbook' and 'The Bounty of Central Florida,' has been a community activist and food and travel journalist for 35 years. Her 10-year popular television show, 'The Back of the House,' featured chef-owners of independent restaurants in their kitchens. In her new coloring book, 'CaliClaus and the Christmas Contraption: A magical cat finds homes for strays on Christmas Eve' (published by AuthorHouse), Hart's entertaining story of a magical cat and her team of pedigree felines, brings awareness to the plight facing animals in overcrowded shelters. (more...)

BLUEBERRY HILL, PERFECT WEDDING and More Set for JPAS' 2013-14 SeasonBLUEBERRY HILL, PERFECT WEDDING and More Set for JPAS' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

For 36 years, JPAS has continued to bring the best in the performing arts to venues from Jefferson Parish, the Metro Area, to the North Shore and beyond. Thanks to loyal patron support we have grown to become Louisiana's largest professional touring company. Our offerings are abundantly varied and our outreach is extensive. This season is no exception! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sculptor John Rist Jr. Brings 'Fabulous Fish' to Southampton Historical Museum PartyPhoto Flash: Sculptor John Rist Jr. Brings 'Fabulous Fish' to Southampton Historical Museum Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

The Southampton Historical Museum, under the direction of Executive Director Tom Edmonds with the backup of a committed Board of Trustees and a passionate new group of supporters has become a bustling arts center and become a jewel on the Hamptons cultural landscape. This weekend the Museum hosted its annual Late Summer Cocktail Party on the sprawling lawns of the landmark Rogers Mansion on Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

BLUEBERRY HILL, PERFECT WEDDING and More Set for JPAS' 2013-14 SeasonBLUEBERRY HILL, PERFECT WEDDING and More Set for JPAS' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

For 36 years, JPAS has continued to bring the best in the performing arts to venues from Jefferson Parish, the Metro Area, to the North Shore and beyond. Thanks to loyal patron support we have grown to become Louisiana's largest professional touring company. Our offerings are abundantly varied and our outreach is extensive. This season is no exception! (more...)

AVENUE Q, FROST/NIXON, ALADDIN & More Set for Jefferson Performing Arts Society's New 35th Season ScheduleAVENUE Q, FROST/NIXON, ALADDIN & More Set for Jefferson Performing Arts Society's New 35th Season Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

Due to recent damages to the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre from Hurricane Isaac, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) has updated its 35th Season schedule. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) announces a revised schedule for the 35th Season. For more information or questions, contact boxoffice@jpas.org or call 504-885-2000. (more...)

AVENUE Q, FROST/NIXON, ALADDIN & More Set for Jefferson Performing Arts Society's New 35th Season ScheduleAVENUE Q, FROST/NIXON, ALADDIN & More Set for Jefferson Performing Arts Society's New 35th Season Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

Due to recent damages to the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre from Hurricane Isaac, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) has updated its 35th Season schedule. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) announces a revised schedule for the 35th Season. For more information or questions, contact boxoffice@jpas.org or call 504-885-2000. (more...)

Rhubarb Theater Presents Premiere of Valerie Hart's RISING AND FALLING, Closes 8/20Rhubarb Theater Presents Premiere of Valerie Hart's RISING AND FALLING, Closes 8/20
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 20, 2011

Rhubarb Theater Company will present the final performance of Nashville playwright Valerie Hart's Rising and Falling, August 20, at Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Valerie Hart's RISING & FALLING premieres for Rhubarb TheaterBWW Reviews: Valerie Hart's RISING & FALLING premieres for Rhubarb Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2011

Directed by Trish Crist in a confidently acted and well-paced production from Rhubarb Theater Company at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater, Rising & Falling offers a fictionalized account of a controversy that swirled among members of the public and throughout the tony New York City art world about an artist's attempt to come to terms with the tragedy of 9/11 through the creation of a work of art depicting a woman falling from one of the WTC towers. In Hart's script, the artist is a resident of Nashville who, like so many of us, was privy to the horrors of 9/11 through television coverage of the events as they unfolded on-screen. (more...)

Rhubarb Theater Presents Premiere of Valerie Hart's RISING AND FALLING, 8/12 - 8/20Rhubarb Theater Presents Premiere of Valerie Hart's RISING AND FALLING, 8/12 - 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2011

Rhubarb Theater Company will present the premiere of Nashville playwright Valerie Hart's Rising and Falling, August 12-20, at Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

Ten Years After: Remembering Circle Players' ASSASSINS and 9/11Ten Years After: Remembering Circle Players' ASSASSINS and 9/11
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2011

In the days that followed the 9/11 attacks, Circle leaders and members of the Assassins production team were forced to consider closing the show (included in Sondheim's musical is the character of Samuel Byck, an unsuccessful presidential assassin who talks vividly about flying an airplane into the White House to kill President Richard Nixon in 1968. As Circle leaders discussed whether to shutter the show for a weekend, or to cancel the remaining three weeks of the show's run, the show's cast members debated whether or not they could justify to themselves, their friends and their families their own decision to continue with the show in the days just after the deadliest attack ever on American soil. (more...)

BWW Interviews: RISING & FALLING: Where were you on 9/11?BWW Interviews: RISING & FALLING: Where were you on 9/11?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 5, 2011

Do you remember where you were on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - the day terror was brought home to us and our world was change irrevocably? Throughout our lives we all experience those events that will remain etched forever in our minds, the ones that will always be in our personal memory banks. As final rehearsals get under way in advance of opening night, members of the cast and crew of Rising & Falling reached into their own memory banks to let us know where they were on that fateful morning, which gives perspective to the play they're working on together to bring to life for a Nashville audience. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Valerie Hart on 9/11-Themed RISING & FALLING BWW Interviews: Playwright Valerie Hart on 9/11-Themed RISING & FALLING
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2011

As the cast and crew of Rhubarb Theater Company approach final preparations for the production before unveiling Hart's play to the public for the first time, the playwright found the time to answer our questions and to tell us what Rising & Falling is about, how it reflects who she is as a woman and a writer and to talk about the juxtaposition of a great tragedy against a furor in the arts community. (more...)

Rhubarb Theater Presents Premiere of Valerie Hart's RISING AND FALLING, 8/12 - 8/20Rhubarb Theater Presents Premiere of Valerie Hart's RISING AND FALLING, 8/12 - 8/20
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 18, 2011

Rhubarb Theater Company will present the premiere of Nashville playwright Valerie Hart's Rising and Falling, August 12-20, at Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Night: The Preview Party at The Listening Room CafePhoto Coverage: First Night: The Preview Party at The Listening Room Cafe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2011

Danny Proctor, Helen Shute-Pettaway, Layne Sasser, Pam Atha, Dan Brewer and Gary Hoff were introduced Monday night as the six members of the 2011 Class of First Night Honorees during the First Night Preview Party, hosted by founder and executive producer Jeffrey Ellis at The Listening Room Cafe in downtown Nashville. (more...)

Local Playwrights Showcased During TEN MINUTE PLAYHOUSE TonightLocal Playwrights Showcased During TEN MINUTE PLAYHOUSE Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2011

The Ten Minute plays will be presented as staged readings performed and directed by volunteers from the Nashville theater community. Audiences in attendance will not only get to see exciting new plays, but will also be able to give the playwrights feedback following the readings. (more...)

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