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by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
In her new cabaret show, Town and Country, singer Wendy Scherl asks the question: Is it wrong for a hip, urban lass who grew up in the chrome plated shadows of Eli's and Bloomingdale's to harbor a secret fondness for open fields and the earthy twang of Loretta Lynn? Two more chances to see her answer the question at The Laurie Beechman, Thursday, September 26 and Wednesday, November 20, at the Laurie Beechman Theater, all at 7 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
In her new cabaret show, Town and Country, singer Wendy Scherl asks the question: Is it wrong for a hip, urban lass who grew up in the chrome plated shadows of Eli's and Bloomingdale's to harbor a secret fondness for open fields and the earthy twang of Loretta Lynn? She answers the question on Tuesday, September 17, Thursday,September 26 and Wednesday, November 20, at the Laurie Beechman Theater, all at 7 PM.
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Slothrust share their new EP, Peach, out now via Dangerbird Records. Currently on tour with Highly Suspect, the band is continuing to play shows throughout November and just wrapped up a special hometown show at The Novo DTLA in Los Angeles, CA, where they took over Fender's social media for the night. 
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Rising Country superstar MASON RAMSEY shared his latest music video today for “How Could I Not,” directed by Justin Clough and filmed at the Wilson County Fair in Lebanon, TN. The Country anthem is handpicked from Ramsey's recently released TWANG - EP – his first batch of music since his debut FAMOUS - EP in 2018. Ramsey's TWANG - EP has racked up a stunning 10M+ streams to date and spawned the fan-favorite title track, “Twang,” which also received a visual treatment directed by Justin Clough and has garnered 12M+ views since its release.
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Deify are very pleased to announce that their new video for album standout “She's Gonna Use Me” from their new LP X has premiered at PureGrainAudio.
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Multi-Platinum, 3X AMA award-winning artist Kane Brown today announced his first ever international headlining tour, The Worldwide Beautiful Tour. Announced by USA Today, Kane Brown's Worldwide Beautiful Tour will kick off officially on February 2nd, 2020 internationally in Dublin, Ireland following Brown's sold-out Los Angeles Staples Center headlining date on January 9th as part of the Staples Center 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Worldwide Beautiful Tour will make stops in the US, Europe and Canada. Starting in Dublin (2/2), the tour will also head to London (2/4), Amsterdam (2/5), Paris (2/6), and Berlin (2/8) before circling back to kick-off the North American leg of the tour on February 29th. Country hitmakers Russell Dickerson and Chris Lane also join The Worldwide Beautiful Tour lineup, with each rotating direct support slots throughout the tour. An additional first of four opening act will be announced in 2020.  Tickets for The Worldwide Beautiful Tour will go on sale Friday, November 15th at 10am local time.*
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Brooke White has released a hilarious video for her single, “Back Pocket” starring Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite, dancing and playing multiple quirky characters as backing musicians.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Center Theatre Group has selected two local productions for the fourth annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from March 18 through April 19, 2020. Block Party 2020 will remount Sacred Fools Theater Company's a?oeThe Art Couplea?? and IAMA Theatre Company's a?oeCanyon.a?? The visiting companies will receive the full support of Center Theatre Group and its staff in order to fund, stage and market each production. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Center Theatre Group has selected two local productions for the fourth annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from March 18 through April 19, 2020. Block Party 2020 will remount Sacred Fools Theater Company's 'The Art Couple' and IAMA Theatre Company's 'Canyon.' The visiting companies will receive the full support of Center Theatre Group and its staff in order to fund, stage and market each production.
by Review Roundups - Nov 26, 2019
Based on the novel by C. S. Lewis and directed by Sally Cookson, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is now playing at the Bridge Theatre running to 2 February 2020.
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
The Country Music Association will honor Conway Entertainment Group/Ontourage Management founder/owner Tony Conway with its 2019 CMA Touring Lifetime Achievement Award. Conway received the news during last week's CMA Board of Directors meeting in Nashville, where he received a standing ovation from Board members and CMA staff.  
by Cindy Sibilsky - Nov 23, 2019
Manifest Pussy is a deeply personal and profound her-story, the story of how Shakina went from a nice Jewish boy growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, dreaming of dressing up in the gossamer gowns that were forbidden to him, to the relentlessly exuberant, terrifically talented, hilarious and kind buxom star of stage and screen.
by David Clarke - Nov 20, 2019
Prolific theatrical songwriter Micheal Friedman died at age 41 from AIDS related complications in 2017, leaving many bereft as the theater community recognized his vibrant creativity was snuffed out too soon. To preserve his legacy and work, Ghostlight Records is partnering with The Civilians to record nine albums of Friedman's previously unrecorded music for THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION. This past October, the first trio of albums was released.
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
“I Think About You” is a country sing-along upbeat Christmas song about not being with someone you love during the holidays. And soon to be a Christmas favorite.
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2019
Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Broadway stage in a live concert celebrating the release of her new album FOR THE GIRLS (Concord Records, produced by Steve Tyrell), with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and Presented by James L. Nederlander. The limited engagement continues through November 17, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
With the release of the James Thomas Band's latest, perfectly titled album The Loves of My Life and its simmering, heart-tugging lead single “Eileen,” the multi-talented Virginia based soul-blues rocker continues to ride the wave of an inspiring career renaissance. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Dark Water, the newest trio in rock music, release their first single 'Paint It Blue' from their forthcoming self-titled album, out this Friday. The band includes Kristian Bush, solo artist and half of country music duo Sugarland, Brandon Bush, formerly of the iconic rock group Train, and Benji Shanks who plays guitar for Blackberry Smoke. 'Paint It Blue' premiered with Billboard last week.
by Susan Haubenstock - May 13, 2020
Blend a hilarious opera parody with five all-out comic singer/actors and you have 'Das Barbecü' at Swift Creek Mill Theatre, a fond memory from 2005.
by Michael Rabice - Mar 6, 2020
Will good triumph over evil? Can you invoke the name of God to protect your positive behaviors? According to playwright Robert Askins, you can most definitely blame the powers of evil when it comes to bad deeds, and if you state 'the devil made me do it' then you are absolved of all wrong doing. Askins' play HAND TO GOD opened last night at Buffalo's Road Less Traveled Theater in a hilariously irreverent but thought inducing production.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Casting is set for Sacred Fools Theater Company's production of a?oeThe Art Couple,a?? which will be performed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of Center Theatre Group's fourth annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Written by Brendan Hunt and directed by Lauren Van Kurin,
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
After two outstanding releases on Wonderwheel Recordings (2018's '5 Star Motel' LP, and 2019's 'Saint Claude Dash / Chicha Nola' 7'), Gitkin is back with a new EP, along with two remixes from Pimps Of Joytime. 'De La' - which features NYC-based singer Carol C - was inspired by the Saharan Tuareg sound, while also embracing Carl C's Afro-Dominican roots with a beautiful melody and Spanish lyrics.
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Nashville's 'Americana Queen' (Noisey) Mary Bragg released today her new EP Think About It. A creative extension of her 2019 breakthrough album Violets as Camouflage, the EP features a special collection of cover songs including tracks by Jackson Browne, Roy Orbison, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Stevie Nicks. They were recorded and produced at her home studio, with additional tracking in LA and Atlanta, and find Mary taking a step away from telling her own visceral stories through song in order to study and interpret life through the lens of other songwriters.
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Genre-jumping indie artist Julia Bhatt turned 18 in January, graduated high school last week and today she announces her first ever tour (acting as support on select dates of Mutlu's The Good Trouble Tour). This announcement arrives in tandem with the release of her psychedelic ode to 90's VHS “I'm Cool” Lyric Video. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
For the droves of fans who block off dates months in advance, repeatedly caravan with friends to North Plains, Oregon, and grow their festival families year after year, Northwest String Summit continues to add world-class entertainment to their already stacked lineup for their 19th annual event. Bringing fans of bluegrass, rock and roll, and everything in between to the beautiful Horning's Hideout on the weekend of July 16-19, 2020, Northwest String Summit saved more than a few extra surprises for their final lineup announcement. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Nashville rockers Country Westerns have shared 'Anytime,' the next single from their self-titled debut album (out May 1, 2020 on Fat Possum Records). BrooklynVegan debuted the track, noting that 'Country Westerns make twangy rock n' roll with a punk energy that is in the same tradition as The Replacements or Old '97s or Bottle Rockets.'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Christopher Paul Stelling's new album Best Of Luck is a supremely accessible and finely crafted record that deftly merges genres. Producer Ben Harper, who has previously produced records by Mavis Staples, Rickie Lee Jones, The Blind Boys of Alabama and more, recruited an all-star rhythm section with Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks, Dixie Chicks) on drums and upright bass player Mike Valerio (Randy Newman, LA Philharmonic) to lend a versatility and finesse. “I really believe this record is the intersection where folk and soul meet,” Harper says.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Last year, Sean McConnell, Garrison Starr, and Peter Groenwald sat down together to collaborate at a songwriting retreat; and while co-writing isn't out of the norm for three established musicians, a certain type of magic and connection made the group realize that this was out of the norm. Something more than just co-writing. The connection that day sparked the three to create their new trio, My Sister, My Brother, and on March 6, the group will release their debut, self-titled EP. Written during the retreat, the album's first single “Nothing Without You,” premiered exclusively today via Billboard, who coined the new band as a “songwriting supergroup.” Beginning next week, My Sister, My Brother will tour the U.S. throughout January before embarking on a European tour in early February. Pre-order digital or pre-save My Sister, My Brother on streaming services here.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Nashville's 'Americana Queen' (Noisey) Mary Bragg will release her new EP titled Think About It on March 6th. It follows the release of her breakthrough album Violets as Camouflage, featuring single 'I Thought You Were Somebody Else' which was recently picked by NPR Music for their Best Music of 2019 series.
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Seattle-based country-rock outfit Western Centuries will bring its Americana sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 3, at 9pm. The group boasts a refreshing sound that draws as easily from modern R&B as it does George Jones. The concert coincides with the release of the group's newest album, 'Call the Captain.'
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Black River Entertainment's president and CEO Gordon Kerr announces the signing of country duo, Pryor & Lee. Comprised of Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee, the pair is set to hit the road March 1 in Fontana, CA on their 'Country's Back' tour. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, January 31 at 10 am local time (full list below).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
With music that is part bluegrass and part roots rock with a dose of funk-influenced danceable rhythms, Fireside Collective is stylishly blurring the lines of traditional roots genres. The Asheville, North Carolina-based group is out to make a unique artistic statement through a diverse approach - one that has already gained the quintet a fervent fanbase and the attention of their peers.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Head down to Ponce de Leon, Fla. April 17-19 for the first Vortex Springs Songwriter Festival at Vortex Spring Adventures. Throughout this festival fans will enjoy songs written by some of the best writers and artists in country music including Max T. Barnes, Wynn Varble, Jim McBryde, Jim (Moose) Brown and Rafe Van Hoy as well as horizon artists Dallas Remington, Kelli Johnson, Matt Wynn, Casey Lambert, Aliie Colleen and Lizzie Cates. There will also be a songwriting contest with over $1,000 in cash and prizes. Buy tickets here.
by Review Roundups - Jan 15, 2020
My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney opens tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
by Chris Struck - Jan 14, 2020
Kurt Elling remains as much a luminary of the art form. Kurt feels as much a throwback as he does new age. Joined by some familiar faces, Elling gave the audience a bluesy tune to a'escape the dread of modern day living.'
by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 13, 2020
All in all Annie is fairly good musical full of surprises, not to mention its humane approach to life: Magical things can happen to us, but if the little details you've longed for so long don't match, it's more than okay to feel sad, though it might feel wrong in the first hand. In the end, tomorrow's only a day away anyways. I love you, tomorrow... And I love you, Vaskivuori!
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Cadillac Three offer up today 'Hard Out Here For A Country Boy' featuring ‪Chris Janson and Travis Tritt, a new song from their upcoming album Country Fuzz. Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston and drummer Neil Mason wrote the track with Jeremy Stover while out on the road.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Indian Ranch announced that Foreigner will perform as part of the Indian Ranch Summer Concert Series in Webster, MA on Saturday, September 19th at 7:00 PM. Tickets for Foreigner go on-sale this Friday, February 7 at 10:00 AM and the Insiders Club Presale will take place Thursday, February 6 at 10:00 AM.. Indian Ranch also announced that Justin Moore will perform as part of the Summer Concert Series on Saturday, August 8th at 1:00 PM. Tickets for Justin Moore are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Center Theatre Group's fourth annual Block Party highlights some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing two previously staged productions.
by Review Roundups - Feb 27, 2020
The Unsinkable Molly Brown officially opened last night at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Nashville rockers Country Westerns are excited to announce their self-titled debut album, to be released on May 1, 2020 via Fat Possum Records. American Songwriter broke the news of the signing and shared new track 'Gentle Soul,' calling it 'the band's not-so-subtle entrance to the Nashville rock scene' and praising its 'poetic punk rock sneer.' Hear 'Gentle Soul' HERE, and pre-order the album HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
With the release of the James Thomas Band's latest, perfectly titled album The Loves of My Life and its simmering, heart-tugging lead single “Eileen,” the multi-talented Virginia based soul-blues rocker continues to ride the wave of an inspiring career renaissance. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The national tour of 'Come From Away' is warming hearts across America. A 'Best Musical' winner all around the world, the smash hit musical has won the Tony Award for 'Best Direction of a Musical' (Christopher Ashley), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including 'Best New Musical,' 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including 'Outstanding New Broadway Musical,' 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including 'Outstanding Musical,' 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American Tour) including 'Best Production,' 4 Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including 'Outstanding Production of a Musical,' 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including 'Excellence in Production of a Musical,' 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards including 'Outstanding New Musical,' 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including 'Best New Musical,' 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) including 'Outstanding New Musical/Opera' and 'Outstanding Production,' and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Tru Thoughts 2019 is the latest in Tru Thoughts' series of essential label compilations put together by A&R, label co-founder, and renowned DJ, Robert Luis. After 20 years of independently releasing music, the latest annual LP continues to encompass the best of the Brighton-based label's wide-ranging and international roster. Featuring the finest of Tru Thoughts' classic artists, new signings and inspired remixes, this compilation highlights a diverse selection of sounds, from neo-soul and electronica through to grime, jazz, UK hip-hop, and leftfield dance music.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Dec 28, 2019
Stephen Sondheim's cerebral, minimalist COMPANY might not be an obvious choice for a community theater here in Indonesia where musicals are still often seen as jazz-hands and kicklines, but director Fonnyta Amran and JPAC (Jakarta Performing Arts Community) made it work. The production of COMPANY was as game-changing as its original Broadway counterpart back in the day.
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 24, 2019
Holding it all together throughout was Mr. Simmons himself, with expert conducting, a perfunctory piano playing style, and his superior rock/pop/gospel vocals, he truly brought the concert to his cabaret.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
DACAMERA's 2019a?"20 season continues with American Mavericks: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at 8 p.m. With nearly four decades of experience playing together, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) is widely regarded as America's most innovative classical guitar ensemble. Marking the quartet's return to the DACAMERA stage, this concert is the 2020 James K. Schooler Memorial Concert, an annual event recognizing the generous bequest made by a loyal DACAMERA subscriber and donor. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
With the release of the James Thomas Band's latest, perfectly titled album The Loves of My Life and its simmering, heart-tugging lead single “Eileen,” the multi-talented Virginia based soul-blues rocker continues to ride the wave of an inspiring career renaissance. 
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Ahead of the release of new album Summerlong, out May 15th, Rose City Band has released the single 'Real Long Gone'.
by Peter Nason - Apr 16, 2020
The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
John Hartford's nimble, whit-fueled songs have long been a focal point of the bluegrass and newgrass canon and Hartford's musicianship, on both the banjo and fiddle, has now been doted over for generations, but until recently, little has been known about his late-in-life, academic approach to fiddle music.