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Delicate Steve Adds 11/20 Mercury Lounge Show to Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion. The band will open for psych rockers Tame Impala as they embark on a U.S. tour this fall in support of their latest release, 2012's Lonerism. Delicate Steve will then play a late show at Mercury Lounge on November 20. (more...)

Spoiler Alert! THE VOICE Recap for Blind Audition Night Three 9/29; Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 29, 2014

The first two nights of THE VOICE's Blind Auditions last week, presented us with a lot of ups, but a few uncharacteristic downs from a show that prides itself on having the best singers on reality TV, and the third night wasn't much different. That being said NBC's megahit still provides the most compelling audition process on TV, and makes other singing shows (cough AMERICAN IDOL) look like the minor leagues in terms of talent. (more...)

Lyreka.com Offers Users Innovative Ways To Discover The Meanings Of Song Lyrics
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

CORAL SPRING, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Music and music lyrics can often be a window or inspiration for deep feelings and ideas. The recently launched Lyreka.com gives users a chance to offer their thoughts and interpretations of their favorite song lyrics in a fun, interactive and social environment. The early response from music enthusiasts has been extremely positive. (more...)

Kimmel Center Kicks Off New Philly ¡En Vivo! Concert Series with Calle 13 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Kimmel Center launches Philly ¡En Vivo! concert series with Calle 13, winner of a record-breaking 19 Latin Grammy awards and two Grammys. Puerto Rican super group, Calle 13, features brothers Rene Perez Joglar a/k/a 'Residente' and Eduardo Cabra Martinez a/k/a as 'Visitante', mixing social and political messaging in an eclectic, genre defying performance that seamlessly blends Afro-Latin funk, hip-hop, rock and Reggae. (more...)

Tour De Force Announces Event Update
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Duy-Stuy is hosting a performance by Echo Chamber V feat. Om Unit plus Om Unit, DJ Madd, Dave Q, and Jah Life. Tour de Force will not be performing, but they will be hosting a listening party featuring their new album Battle Cry Remixed (more...)

Matisyahu Plays the Boulder Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

97.3 KBCO and Z2 Entertainment will present Matisyahu to the Boulder Theater tonight, October 8th, 2014. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

Nederlander Draws Over 12,000 Signatures to Continue Operating Iconic Greek Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Nederlander Concerts, the premier family-owned West Coast promoter, garnered over 12,000 signatures in 24 hours on a grass roots petition to support the organizations bid to continue operating the iconic Greek Theatre. (more...)

High Ends' Debut LP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The new solo project High Ends from Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes is titled Super Class and will be released today, October 7th via Dine Alone Records. (more...)

Ben Harper and LChayanne to Present at T.J. Martell Foundation NY Honors Gala, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research has announced Ben Harper as presenter for Will Botwin who will receive the Visionary Leadership Award at this year's highly anticipated T.J. Martell Foundation 39th New York Honors Gala to be held at Cipriani in New York on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The foundation has also announced that Chayanne will present the Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award to Afo Verde. (more...)

She's Your Queen To Be''
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CENTRIC today announced that media mogul Wendy Williams will host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, celebrating and honoring R&B legends and soul music's brightest new stars. The show will be held on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas with tickets on sale to the public. The show promises to engage fans with unforgettable performances, iconic tributes and special appearances by today's leading musicians. SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 will air on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

The Wailers Coming to The Colonial Theatre, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents legendary band The Wailers at the Colonial Theatre on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30pm. On the 30th anniversary of its release in 1984, The Wailers will be touring the US in 2014, performing the iconic album Legend in its entirety. Named by Time Magazine as the 'Best Album of the 20th Century' and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling Reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. The anchor of the band is Aston 'Family Man” Barrett, who was co-producer on many of Bob Marley's records and was responsible for almost all of the bass lines on Marley's hits. (more...)

Frances Ruffelle Performs Rousing 'Lady Melody' Live
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 4, 2014

Tony Award-winning LES MISERABLES onstage and onscreen star Frances Ruffelle will be coming to NYC for a special show at 54 Below tonight, May 22. (more...)

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes Matisyahu with Radical Something Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presents Matisyahu featuring Radical Something tonight, October 31, 2014 (Halloween Night) at 8:00 pm at the River Walk Plaza at The Tobin Center. (more...)

Push Physical Theatre and Father Goose to Continue 'Just Kidding' Series at Symphony Space Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

?Symphony Space's Just Kidding continues its weekly boredom-busting performances from the superheroes of all-ages entertainment. The holiday season performances in December launch (literally) with the awe-inspiring acrobatics of Push Physical Theatre on December 13th and the up-tempo, kid-friendly hip hop tunes of Father Goose on December 20th. (more...)

Eric Benet, Hot Sardines and More Among New Shows at The Addition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Addition is saddened by the announcement of the passing of Manhattan Transfer lead singer, Tim Hauser. The club has also announced its new shows and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interviews: SABRINA DUKE's Sense of Place
by Tory Gates - Oct 31, 2014

Sabrina Duke sits at a raised table in her York City home. Engaging even after a long day of teaching, she is enthused and willing to talk about her music, her career, and the one thing I took away without mention: her sense of place. (more...)

California Roots Festival 2015 Announces First Round of Artists; Runs 5/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fairgrounds from May 22-24, 2015. The top tier national festival has become the premier gathering for the progressive US Reggae movement, bringing in over 40,000 fans to the bay area over the Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito and More Set for Birdland, Week of October 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 13 - October 19, including Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito & The City Rythym Orchestra, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL Set for Orleans Arena This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the Disney classics 'Aladdin,' 'The Little Mermaid' and Disney/Pixar's 'Toy Story' remixed to rock, pop, Reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival this weekend, October 3, 4 and 5. (more...)

Charley 'Aitch' Bembridge Joins Cast of THREE MINUTE HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Belgrade Theatre has announced that Charley 'Aitch' Bembridge, founding member of The Selecter will join the cast of Bob Eaton's 2 Tone musical Three Minute Heroes this October. The former Selecter drummer and 2 Tone pioneer will join up-and-coming cast members Joseph Eaton-Kent, Conor Nolan, Sheldon Green, Elizah Jackson and Sarah Workman live on the B2 stage as drummer to the production's live ska band which also features Joey Hickman on Keyboard/Trombone, Dan McIntyre on Guitar and Michael Searl on Bass. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory to Launch 2015 Season with Sellars and Gray's FLEXN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Park Avenue Armory has commissioned dance pioneer Reggie "Regg Roc" Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars to create a performance piece that evolves the tradition of flex, the Brooklyn-born street dance. Characterized by sharp, rhythmic contortion, pausing, snapping, gliding, and animated showmanship, the flex form evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up style popular in the dance halls and Reggae clubs of Brooklyn in the 1990s. (more...)

RADIO RIDDLER Releases Debut Album 'Purple Reggae' Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

2014 marks the 30-year anniversary of Prince's Purple Rain, one of the most influential albums of all time. To celebrate this milestone, Radio Riddler has announced their debut album, Purple Reggae, out today, October 28, 2014 on MITA Records. The tribute album takes Radio Riddler's unique style and pairs it with legendary vocalists including Sinead O' Connor, UB40's Ali Campbell, Citizen Cope,Beverly Knight, and more. (more...)

Peliroja, LARGO, GOD HATES THIS SHOW, Penny Arcade and More Set for Joe's Pub This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances from October 29 - November 9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim & More to Reunite for 'Ladies Night' at S0UL TRAIN 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

It's ladies night at SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014! Today, CENTRIC announced that the Grammy Award-winning Queen Bee herself, Lil' Kim; Grammy Award-winning double platinum artist, Missy Elliott; and the first female solo rapper to ever go platinum, Da Brat, will join the list of all-star performers and presenters at this year's awards show. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway Composers
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 26, 2014

Sting's THE LAST SHIP marks The Police lead singer's Broadway debut tonight, but he's far from the first music industry transplant on the Great White Way. Scroll down to learn more about some of the greatest music stars turned Broadway composers, and be sure to tell us your favorite (or any we left out) in the comments below! (more...)

Nano Stern, Kwame Binea, Anna Maria Jopek, Yemen Blues, Ibeyi and More to Bring the World to Joe's Pub This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its world/international music lineup for Fall 2014. Details below! (more...)

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with new CD 'Mazel Means Good Luck'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER – hailed as “one of the finest American Klezmer Bands” by Songlines Magazine – will bring a musical jolt of joy to the Jewish holiday with the release of their fifth CD MAZEL MEANS GOOD LUCK. (more...)

Ben Harper and LChayanne Present at T.J. Martell Foundation NY Honors Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research has announced Ben Harper as presenter for Will Botwin who will receive the Visionary Leadership Award at this year's highly anticipated T.J. Martell Foundation 39th New York Honors Gala to be held at Cipriani in New York tonight, October 21, 2014. The foundation has also announced that Chayanne will present the Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award to Afo Verde. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Premiere Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Chicago-October 20, 2014-Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings audiences a fresh take on a beloved classic, A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, developed with hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers and CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. After a special work-in-progress presentation last season, Chicago Shakespeare is proud to premiere this hip-hop reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens. A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol rocks the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited engagement, November 19-December 31, 2014. (more...)

A Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL to Premiere Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings audiences a fresh take on a beloved classic, A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol, developed with hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers and CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. After a special work-in-progress presentation last season, Chicago Shakespeare is proud to premiere this hip-hop reinterpretation of the perennial holiday favorite by Charles Dickens. A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol rocks the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited engagement, November 19-December 31, 2014. (more...)

The Flex Crew, B-Jazz and More Set for 2014 'Backstage at the Lincoln' Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Backstage at the Lincoln, the Lincoln Theatre's intimate, local concert series, will hold two additional concerts in 2014. This series offers concertgoers the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage with the featured local artist, providing an up-close-and-personal performance set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln's rare Egyptian Revival-style motif. (more...)

Watch Sie7e's 'Terra Live Music Home Sessions' Performance, Presented By The 2015 Honda Fit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

MIAMI, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Terra announces Reggae pop sensation from Puerto Rico, Sie7e, as the next artist to perform in the 'Terra Live Music Home Sessions' seriespresented by the all-new 2015 Honda Fit. Featuring hit singles from his newest album, 'RELAX,' Sie7e will be hosting the concert in the personal home setting of the lucky sweepstake winner! Fans of the popular artist will be able to watch the incredible performance, produced for the popular 'Terra Live Music' series, when it streams tonight, October 20 at 8PM ET on www.Terra.com. (more...)

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Presents KATCHAFIRE Live Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas presents Katchafire tonight, October 2, 2014. (more...)

RADIO RIDDLER to Release Debut Album 'Purple Reggae', 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

2014 marks the 30-year anniversary of Prince's Purple Rain, one of the most influential albums of all time. To celebrate this milestone, Radio Riddler has announced their debut album, Purple Reggae, out October 28, 2014 on MITA Records. (more...)

Hollie Cook Premieres New Video For 'Postman'; North American Tour Underway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

This week, UK tropical pop artist Hollie Cook made her North American live debut and kicked off her tour, performing to a sold out crowd in Brooklyn. (more...)

Nano Stern, Kwame Binea, Anna Maria Jopek, Yemen Blues, Ibeyi and More to Bring the World to Joe's Pub This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its world/international music lineup for Fall 2014. Details below! (more...)

Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: Night Two of THE VOICE's Battle Rounds 10/14; Full Results, Reviews, & Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 14, 2014

I have been pretty vocal about the fact that I don't love THE VOICE's Battle Rounds. The whole point of a singing competition is to out sing your competitors. However, in the Battles, your future on the show is, in part, in the hands of your collaborator; how does that make sense? Even if the two singers create a great duet, by definition, each has to play background singer at some point in the song. How does that help you determine who is the better of the two singers? If the goal is to find the best singer possible, then you should let the singers give you their best possible performance. (more...)

Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B's finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Yuzima Releases 'Pop-Up' Album BASH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Today, NYC singer-songwriter 'indie luminary' YUZIMA is releasing what blogs have referred to as a “pop-up album”, BASH { (more...)

SUPER HI-FI Turns Classic Christmas Songs Into Reggae!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

A Christmas album for people who hate Christmas albums? Maybe, but we're guessing that even those who take their holiday cheer without a dose of irony will find plenty to love here as well. (more...)

COCA-COLA RED CARPET LIVE! Returns to the 2014 American Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Dick Clark productions announces the return of the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” preshow, which will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Yahoo (www.yahoo.com/live), this year's official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT. The red carpet live-streaming preshow precedes the LIVE broadcast of the “2014 American Music Awards” from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B's finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Gaming on Broadway? Watch ASSASSINS CREED: THE MUSICAL!
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2014

What would a video game look like on Broadway? Find out below, with ASSASSINS CREED: THE MUSICAL. The three song review uses both Broadway and YouTube talent and introduces a new, gamer audience to the format of live musical theatre. (more...)

Josh & The Jamtones to Play Jewish Museum, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The kids indie rock band Josh & The Jamtones will perform at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, December 7 at 11:30 am. Fronted by singer/songwriter Josh Shriber and drummer/producer Patrick Hanlin, their interactive concerts get crowds of any age moving their bodies and singing along. Josh seamlessly blends roots/Reggae/ska stylings, feel-good pop, folk punk, country ballads, New Orleans-style street music and kid-friendly improv comedy. The concert will feature songs from The Jamtones' two critically-acclaimed family records, Jump Up and Bear Hunt! (more...)

Sandra Bernhard to Bring #blessed to Joe's Pub, 12/26-31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The inimitable Sandra Bernhard returns to Joe's Pub at The Public with her new show Sandra Bernhard is #blessed for her annual year-end residency, which starts December 26 and leads up to her New Year's Eve spectacle. Performances run nightly from Friday-Tuesday, December 26-30 at 7:30PM and 9:30PM and Wednesday, December 31 at 9:00PM and 11:00PM. Garland Jeffreys kicks off New Year's Eve at Joe's Pub with his own show at 7:00PM on December 31. (more...)

Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: Knockout Round Night Three 11/3; Full Results, Reviews, & Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 3, 2014

We are halfway through the Taylor Swift experiment on THE VOICE, and the new queen of New York has honestly been killing it. From vocal arrangement to on-stage swagger, T-Swizzle has demonstrated the insight and attention to detail that it takes to make it as a pro in that business. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Meryl Streep, Alvin Ailey and More Honored With 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Ceremony Set for the White House This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Today, President Barack Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 24th. (more...)

MAGIX's Music Maker Jam Features New Artist Collaboration: Borgore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

MAGIX is proud to announce its collaboration with the star DJ and producer Borgore. The artist's summer hit 'Ratchet' is exclusively available for remixing in the free Music Maker Jam mobile app. (more...)

Guitar Center Sessions And DIRECTV Present Wiz Khalifa, Billy Idol, Linkin Park And Aloe Blacc
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Guitar Center and DIRECTV have announced an impressively diverse roster of artists to be featured in season 9 of the retailer's award-winning music television series Guitar Center Sessionspresented by JBL. The live performance and interview series returns November 14 with 11 new episodes available Friday nights at 8 p.m. exclusively on DIRECTV's Audience (channel 239). Artists starring in season 9 include hip-hop heavyweights T.I. and Wiz Khalifa, rock icons Billy Idol and LINKIN PARK, soulful crooner Aloe Blacc, multiple Grammy winning Reggae artist Ziggy Marley, buzzworthy bands Neon Trees and X Ambassadors, country act Big & Rich, indie darlings Cold War Kids and rock band The Gaslight Anthem. (more...)

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