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Film Takes Center Stage at Festival O22 Photo Film Takes Center Stage at Festival O22
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

On the heels of a successful opening weekend and rave reviews for live productions of Rossini's Otello and Toshio Hosokawa's The Raven, Opera Philadelphia's Festival O continues this week with the first Opera on Film series, featuring more than 30 cinematic operas presented in 12 screenings at the Philadelphia Film Center.

Tony Luke Jr. Releases Music Video For 'One More Night' In Memory Of His Son Tony Luk Photo Tony Luke Jr. Releases Music Video For 'One More Night' In Memory Of His Son Tony Luke III
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Celebrity entrepreneur Tony Luke Jr. has released the music video for his single 'One More Night'. Watch the music video here.

Emma Roberts to Star in SPACE CADET From Stampede Ventures & Prime Video Photo Emma Roberts to Star in SPACE CADET From Stampede Ventures & Prime Video
by Michael Major - Sep 1, 2022

Stampede Ventures blasts off with a new rom-com film, Space Cadet. The film has landed Emma Roberts (Holidate, Madame Web) as its lead star and executive producer. Prime Video boards as the international digital distributer, with the movie set to launch exclusively on Prime Video internationally.

Songwriter Daphne Willis Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Position Music Photo Songwriter Daphne Willis Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Position Music
by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022

Willis has worked with the likes of Dr. Dre, Meghan Trainor, Wyclef Jean, 9AM, John Oates, Stereotypes and more.  She has also written music used by brands such as Volkswagen, Xfinity/Comcast, and Royal Caribbean—and on popular television shows such as Empire, Grey’s Anatomy, So You Think You Can Dance, ESPN SportsCenter, and more.

Tony Luke Jr. Releases New Single 'One More Night' Photo Tony Luke Jr. Releases New Single 'One More Night'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Tony Luke Jr. will be touching people's hearts with his latest single 'One More Night.' This beautifully crafted heartfelt piano ballad is inspired by his late son who he lost to the devastating disease of addiction.

Kuhoo Verma to Join Violinist Marissa Licata & The Ragtag Collection at The Cutting R Photo Kuhoo Verma to Join Violinist Marissa Licata & The Ragtag Collection at The Cutting Room in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

New York-based, Honduran-American violinist MARISSA LICATA and her new band The Ragtag Collection will welcome special guest vocalist Kuhoo Verma (Octet, Plan B on Hulu) for their debut at The Cutting Room on Monday, August 1 at 7:00 PM.

Honduran-American Violinist Marissa Licata to Debut at The Cutting Room in August Photo Honduran-American Violinist Marissa Licata to Debut at The Cutting Room in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

Violinist MARISSA LICATA and her new band The Ragtag Collection will debut at The Cutting Room on Monday, August 1 at 7:00 PM. The Ragtag Collection features Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy) on guitar, Dan Oestreicher (Trombone Shorty) on saxophone, Will Slater (Terri Lyne Carrington) on bass, and Joey Peebles (Trombone Shorty) on drums.

Joe's Pub Announces Juneteenth Celebration Plus July and August Programming With Tick Photo Joe's Pub Announces Juneteenth Celebration Plus July and August Programming With Tickets for $20 and Less Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Joe’s Pub has announced incredible performances coming up in July and August plus join us this Sunday at Astor Place for Juneteenth. Don’t miss performances from First Ladies of Disco (Martha Wash, Linda Clifford, and Norma Jean Wright (formerly  of Chic), Matteo Lane, Cocomama, and more.

Tamela Mann Announces 'Overcomer: Deluxe Edition' Photo Tamela Mann Announces 'Overcomer: Deluxe Edition'
by Michael Major - May 17, 2022

The album features including the breathtaking ballad “Superheroes Prayer” with Yolanda Adams, the uplifting and joyous “Hello God” with Wyclef Jean and Kirk Franklin, the powerful track “Finished Work” with Todd Dulaney, and stunning new live renditions of “Help Me” with Tim Rogers and The Fellas, and “Finished,” which is written by Travis Greene. 

Queen's 'The Platinum Collection' Vinyl Box Set To Be Released For The First Time Photo Queen's 'The Platinum Collection' Vinyl Box Set To Be Released For The First Time
by Michael Major - May 5, 2022

But this album also dazzles with its stylistically promiscuous range, from the crowd rousing “We Will Rock You,” the tongue in cheek “Fat Bottom Girls,” the stomp-stomp-stomp late 70’s disco inspired “Another One Bites the Dust,” to the jukebox retro-rock homage “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and the gospel-fired “Somebody To Love.”

Falu Wins GRAMMY For Best Children's Album at 64th Grammy Awards Photo Falu Wins GRAMMY For Best Children's Album at 64th Grammy Awards
by Michael Major - Apr 4, 2022

Critically lauded, Indian born world musician Falu (aka Falguni Shah) has won her first GRAMMY® award in the Best Children’s Album category for her latest album A Colorful World. Listen to the GRAMMY®-winning album now, which celebrates diversity and unity through shared empathy, the impetus for Falu first making a children’s album.

Black Violin Defies Stereotypes with a Mix of Hip-Hop and Classical Music at The Ridg Photo Black Violin Defies Stereotypes with a Mix of Hip-Hop and Classical Music at The Ridgefield Playhouse, April 10
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

Forget what you know about classical music: Black Violin breathe a new life into the genre with each performance. In their only Connecticut tour stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, April 10, 2022, with two performances at 4:30pm and 8:00pm, the acclaimed group will push beyond the limits of convention with their “classical boom” sound.

BLACK VIOLIN Announced at MPAC, April 14 Photo BLACK VIOLIN Announced at MPAC, April 14
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022

Black Violin, the genre-bending group that merges hip hop with classical, returns to MPAC as part of its 2022 Impossible Tour.

What's Coming Up At Birdland Jazz, March 22 - April 3 Photo What's Coming Up At Birdland Jazz, March 22 - April 3
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2022

Get full details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running March 22 - April 3.

BIRDLAND Releases Programming Through March 27th Photo BIRDLAND Releases Programming Through March 27th
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Below, you'll find details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running March 15 - March 27. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Sean Harkness Quartet, Monty Alexander, and Holly Bean Trio.

Black Violin Defies Stereotypes with a Mix of Hip-Hop and Classical Music at The Ridg Photo Black Violin Defies Stereotypes with a Mix of Hip-Hop and Classical Music at The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 10
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2022

With creative collaborations including Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys – NPR has praised Black Violin, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Black Violin will make their only Connecticut tour stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, April 10, 2022 with two performances at 4:30pm and 8:00pm.

BLACK VIOLIN Returns To The Palace in April Photo BLACK VIOLIN Returns To The Palace in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

Black Violin is the Grammy-nominated band led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce March 2022 Schedule Photo Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce March 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

At Birdland Jazz Club, catch The Cookers, Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Grace Fox Big Band, Maqueque, Sean Harkness Quartet, Monty Alexander, and Emmet’s Place Live.

Violinist Marissa Licata to Present STRINGS ON FIRE at Birdland Theater Photo Violinist Marissa Licata to Present STRINGS ON FIRE at Birdland Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

Birdland Theater will present the return of New York-based, Honduran-American violinist Marissa Licata for two shows on Sunday, March 27 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

Flushing Town Hall's Mini-Global Mashup Series Continues This March With INDIA MEETS  Photo Flushing Town Hall's Mini-Global Mashup Series Continues This March With INDIA MEETS EGYPT Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2022

One of Flushing Town Hall's most popular series, Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups, returns on Sunday, March 13 at 1PM EST with a live presentation of India Meets Egypt. Devoted global music fans can enjoy two solo musicians of different practices and cultural identities performing together in a unique pairing.

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