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by Herbert Paine - Sep 6, 2019
If you believe that things happen for a reason, that redemption is possible, and that perhaps lives that are torn apart can be made whole again, then this BRIGHT STAR is the one to follow. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, directed by Tim Dietlein, runs through October 5th at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert, AZ.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
International recording artist Tami makes her NYC debut. Her music is a like a riveting mystery novel you can't put down. With each song she sings, she reveals another clue to her soul. Wrapped in her voice is the sweetness and twang of country. The sorrow and guts of rhythm and blues. And the hope and reverence of gospel. When sewn together, Tami is a portrait of strength---a strong woman with a story that needs to be told.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2019
An evening of Broadway, literature and feminism puts Tess Jonas in the spotlight, where she belongs.
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
Rock of Ages Hollywood's Matt Wolpe to release second record with his band 'Matt Wolpe and The Bedside Romeos'
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 - Sep 10, 2019
Rising Country superstar MASON RAMSEY is gearing up for his headlining HOW'S UR GIRL & HOW'S UR FAMILY PT. 2 this fall, and pumping up the talent with special support by ERNEST, AVENUE BEAT, JENNA PAULETTE, and MADISON KOZAK. 
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 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 BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The Bluebonnet Chorale, the Hill Country Community Theatre Players will present a very special event, "Bluebonnet Country," for two performances only on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 2 at 2:15 PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Acclaimed singer and songwriter Josh Ritter's new album, Fever Breaks, debuts at #4 on Billboard's Americana/Folk Albums Chart, #5 on Independent Albums Chart, #14 on Top Current Albums Chart and appears on the Billboard 200. Produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell, the 10-track album was recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A and features Isbell's band, the 400 Unit.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Peter Lewis is set to release The Road To Zion a full-length album on July 16. Lewis also shares the song 'Down By The Water' here. The new album is coming out on Omad, the boutique label of the album's producer John DeNicola.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2019
ACT 1 brings its 2018-19 'Fuck the Classics' Season to a close with director/designer Jim Manning's unique reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with Violent Delights, a dance-based retelling set to a score of music from emerging Nashville artists. Violent Delights runs May 24-June 8 at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater.
by Dylan Shaffer - May 20, 2019
The southern charm of a North Carolina summer would only be complete with banjo music echoing through the peaks and valleys of the expansive Appalachian Mountains. In the year 1923, in the town of Zebulon, somewhere twixt the Atlantic coast and the Great Smoky Mountains, young love finds Alice Murphy (Erin Lindsey Krom) and Jimmy Ray Dobbs (Jerreme Rodriguez). Intimacy leads to divisions within the families, stories and decades are crossed and intertwined, and the stage for Front Porch Theatricals' bluegrass musical Bright Star is set.
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2019
Multiple award-winning Sideways author, Rex Pickett, has formed a joint venture with EFG-Renascence Productions to develop a Broadway musical based on his hit film, as well as utilize the intellectual property across multiple media platforms and brand extensions, it was jointly announced today by EFG-Renascence founder, Solomon J. LeFlore (Straight Outta Compton, Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh on PBS), and his partner Susan Gee.  Released in 2004, the Alexander Payne-directed Sideways garnered over 350 awards, including the Academy Award for 'Best Adapted Screenplay', two Golden Globes for 'Best Picture' and 'Best Screenplay', and a record six Independent Spirit Awards, and has grossed over $500 million worldwide. 
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
After Hours Concerts Series announced that Brothers Osborne  will play at the Marks & Harrison Amphitheater in Fredericksburg, VA on Thursday, July 18th. Tucker Beathard opens the show.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Robin Alice, a duo comprised of Kelley Jakle and Jeff 'Horti' Hortillosa, has unveiled 'Greed,' a new single from their forthcoming debut EP Here and There, out June 14th. 'Greed,' which follows singles 'Late Bloomer' and 'Wanna Be,' is a timely track inspired by, as much art is of late, the 2016 election. “Horti penned a great deal of this one,' the band toldAmerican Standard Time, which premiered the song. 'It was written largely during the 2016 elections when it became apparent that the country is suffering from a great cognitive divide. But, through the disagreement, Horti was very disturbed by the fact that personal self-interest often wins over altruism, and that corporate interests dictate our daily actions beyond politics. In so few words, it's a song reflecting upon disdain for unchecked capitalism, and the sadness at the lack of fiscal equality and lack of social safety nets.”  
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Brooklyn-based duo, The Bright Smoke, announce their third, forthcoming album, Gross National Happiness, due out July 5. This release will be their first in four years, and of course, quite a bit has happened politically since then. Themes on the record range from reflecting on the dangers of false virtue, pushing boundaries, being the victim and the aggressor in the same breath, calling an end of violence, art as whole, and a subject dear to the band, identifying as queer.
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 21, 2019
Fill your glass to the brim and get ready for a night of cheatin', fightin', lovin', cryin', and a-drinkin' songs in a rockin' evening of good ole classic country music. Versatile vocalist Jenifer French and The Twang Patrol Band bring back their hit show "HONKY TONK GIRL."
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
A duo whose surreal songs make room for pop melodies, rock n' roll muscle, out-of-the-box arrangements, and powerhouse vocal performances, Robin Alice is the unexpected pairing of songwriters Kelley Jakle and Jeff Hortillosa. Jakle, who appeared in all three Pitch Perfect films, crossed paths with Jeff Hortillosa, member of punkgrass outfit Whiskey Shivers, on the set of the franchise's third installment. During filming, the pair began playing music together, and from the very start, their diverging backgrounds made for compelling art. Today, Robin Alice announces the release of their forthcoming EP Here and There (out June 14th), and unveils their smoldering new single 'Late Bloomer' via Parade Magazine. 'Combining a '60s vibe with classic guitar riffage, the song features Jakle's powerful vocals soaring over an excellent instrumental arrangement,' Parade says of the track, which also appears in the Netflix movie Walk. Ride. Rodeo. 'Late Bloomer,' an epic Motown-esque breakup song, was the first one that Jakle and Hortillosa created together, and delivers 'a satisfying intermingling of multiple genres and influences,' says Parade.
by David Green - Mar 17, 2019
The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Sunday, March 31, at 7:00pm. Since selling out the McCallum in 2016, audiences have eagerly awaited their return.With a repertoire ranging from Lady Gaga to "The Ride of the Valkyries," The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles an ambitious range of music-on just four strings. This group of genre-benders performs covers (with vocals!) of pop, jazz, country, and classics from film, along with anything else they think is ripe for the picking. Formed in 1985, the group has become something of a national institution in the UK.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Ahead of their SXSW debut, Native Harrow have shared the music video for their new single 'Something You Have.' The track is off the indie-folk outfit's forthcoming record Happier Now out on April 12 via Different Time Records. They make their first SXSW appearance today at Mozart's Coffee Roasters at 4pm. Details and full schedule below.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Casting has been announced for the new musical 'Perfectly Ordinary' at the Hope Mill Theatre this July. With a Book & Lyrics by Matthew Rankcom and a score by Joe Wilson, the production, based on real events, is 'a touching insight into life with a mental illness'. The musical premiered at the Guildford Fringe Festival in 2018 and appears now in an all-new production for Manchester audiences.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 18, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre kicked off its Monday Concert Series with three sold-out performances (June 15-17) of Scott Moreau's original Johnny Cash tribute concert, WALKIN' THELINE. Moreau's identification with Cash is deep and unerring, and he brings to his portrayal of the iconic singer not only a mellifluous bass-baritone, but also the skills of a fine actor combining them into a truly remarkable theatrical experience.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
WHISKEY MYERS, the East Texas group whose music blurs boundaries and straddles a host of musical worlds, have announced their forthcoming fifth studio album, with this self-produced, self-titled outing set for release on September 27th via Snakefarm Records in the UK. It will be available on CD, digital & double vinyl.
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Robin Alice, a duo comprised of Kelley Jakle and Jeff 'Horti' Hortillosa, has released their debut EP Here and There. The album's five tracks defy genre, spanning vintage R&B, pop, electrified folk, and Americana, unified by Jakle's powerful vocal range and Hortillosa's skilled musicianship. Recorded in Austin-area studios like the Bubble and Waterslide, Here and There finds Robin Alice working alongside Grammy-winning engineer Chris 'Frenchie' Smith. The five-song record also shines a light on the diversity and melodic chops at the core of the band's sound, blurring the lines between genres that don't often rub shoulders. There are horn arrangements, dream-pop influences, breakup songs, and plenty of coed harmonies. There's plenty of sharply-written lyrical insight, too, with songs like 'Greed' attacking America's consumerist obsession. 'When we were writing songs,' Hortillosa says, 'we didn't think of any limitations. We just allowed ourselves to be strange and creative. It was no-holds-barred approach. I'm from a bluegrass/Americana background, and Kelley is from more of a pop/rock background... so we worked together and found our own middle ground.' 
by Amanda Prahl - Jun 12, 2019
It's another op'nin' of another version of Kiss Me, Kate, the iconic Cole Porter musical that adds a sassy, meta-theatrical, mid-century twist to Shakespeare's battle of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew. With an all-star cast, the cast recording of Roundabout's latest revival has little in the way of surprise or novelty, but plenty of talent along the way.
by Rosanna Liuski - Jul 8, 2019
Murder on the Orient Express is a performance filled with excitement, colorful characters and plot that opens up to the audience bit by bit, just at right times. The performance doesn't leave you could though Suomenlinna could, but surely gets you on an emotional ride if you are just willing to take the train.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Brooke White has premiered a video for her new single, “Into The Trees” via Entertainment Tonight / ETonline. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The official music video for Tyler Childers' new single 'All Your'n' premieres today. Rolling Stone hails the track as 'packed full of characteristic lyrical detail and writerly flourishes,' while Brooklyn Vegan calls it 'a summery, easy-going tune with plenty of twang.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
12-year-old rising Country superstar, MASON RAMSEY returns with TWANG EP, his first collection of new music in over a year. The 5-song EP – which features the instant fan-favorite title track – also marks the first time Ramsey is credited as a co-writer, an impressive feat for a 12-year-old. Adding to this, the companion visual to “Twang,” which was released last month, currently has over 5 million views on YouTube, with no signs of slowing down.
by Roger Catlin - Jul 20, 2019
It was rare that a Democrat became governor of red-state Texas in the 1990s; rarer still that she was a woman.
by Brett Cullum - Jul 19, 2019
Some people will love this one, but I found it theatrically stunted and a bit offensive in that it would be funnier if I were far more conservative. It will play best with people who unapologetically sport their MAGA hats and follow certain Twitter accounts without remorse.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Asbury Park based band Lowlight have announced the release of their 2nd full-length album, Endless Bummer, out September 13 via Telegraph Hill Records. Additionally, they have released their track “Horsefoot” via XS Noise. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
LA-based singer-songwriter Leslie Stevens debuts new track “Depression Descent” via Los Angeles Times, who describe the song as “Filled with twang and driven by a mid-tempo, snared-snapping beat,” and go on to say “Stevens' soaring voice… hits notes with the ease of Dolly Parton,”.
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Peter Lewis of the legendary Moby Grape will release, The Road To Zion a full-length album tomorrow. The Road To Zion is coming out through Omad, the boutique label of the album's producer John DeNicola.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Honey County brings the country music community together in their inspiring new music video, “Country Strong.”Premiered by Billboard, the country trio dedicates the video to the resilient country music community and their ability to rise up through hard times. A portion of the profits from the song are being donated to ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, aimed to develop and fund music-related therapy and education programs, serving members of the community who face unexpected hardships.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019
The new musical 'Perfectly Ordinary' premieres at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester for a LIMITED RUN 22-24th July. The show, set on an NHS psychiatric ward, aims to spread mental health awareness and is based on real life stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Bright Smoke from Brooklyn announce their third, forthcoming album, Gross National Happiness, due out Friday, July 5. This release will be the first in four years, and of course, quite a bit has happened (politically) since then. The album comes out the day after Independence Day, so draw any conclusions that seem fitting, and also check out the new single that's out today -- 'The Lion And' -- and get the first look of the anxiety-captured-in-a-photo album art, that went public for the first time today.
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
NYC-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Imani Coppola is announcing her upcoming spectacle of a record, The Protagonist, out October 4, 2019 via Ipecac Recordings. An album for a sunny day in the depths of an inevitable dystopia, The Protagonist radiates with a sense of urgency and inspiration - every song fraying at the edges from Imani's barefaced need to deliver her message, coming from a place of love, hurt, deep emotion, or a momentous compulsion to be abrasive as fuck. As a mirror to her sense of urgency and chaos, The Protagonist shifts genres like a gymnast, flawlessly morphing from the Country hoe-down of 'Blackteria' to the rhythmic 60s girlgroup of 'Rattle' to the piano-led balladry of 'Contributing Member of Society' without a misstep or tumble.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
NYC-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Imani Coppola is announcing her upcoming spectacle of a record, The Protagonist, out October 4, 2019 via Ipecac Recordings. An album for a sunny day in the depths of an inevitable dystopia, The Protagonist radiates with a sense of urgency and inspiration - every song fraying at the edges from Imani's barefaced need to deliver her message, coming from a place of love, hurt, deep emotion, or a momentous compulsion to be abrasive as fuck. As a mirror to her sense of urgency and chaos, The Protagonist shifts genres like a gymnast, flawlessly morphing from the Country hoe-down of 'Blackteria' to the rhythmic 60s girlgroup of 'Rattle' to the piano-led balladry of 'Contributing Member of Society' without a misstep or tumble.
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Multi-faceted vocalist/songwriter/musician/performer/producer and restlessly creative femme fatale Sylvia Black has announced her new album, Twilight Animals (Originals and Covers for Tortured Lovers), which will be released on October 18. Today, she has released the video for the first single from the album “Walking With Fire” featuring Lydia Lunch via Brooklyn Vegan.
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
After easing out singles and growing anticipation, Kate Teague is announcing the release of her debut EP on Muscle Beach Records available everywhere September 20th and sharing a stripped down video for “Low Life”. The simple, yet beautiful, video with just Teague and her guitar strips away the soaring instrumentals and showcases Teague's emotion packed vocal delivery turning the bright shimmer of the EP version down for this intimate performance. Teague's EP will be available on a limited vinyl pressing of 500 copies, find the preorder here.
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Asbury Park based band Lowlight have released their new song “Every Time” via Ghettoblaster. The track appears on their 2nd full-length album, Endless Bummer, out September 13 via Telegraph Hill Records. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Pantochino Productions Inc. presents it's original musical, "The Waffle House Five" opening April 26 at the MAC (Milford Arts Council) on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. The show continues through May 19.
by Sophia Lambton - Apr 28, 2019
Stupendous singing from a group of students battled old professionals who didn't dare reward risks.
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 28, 2019
On December 4, 1956, at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, a great moment in rock 'n' roll history occurred, almost by chance. Record producer Sam Phillips, sometimes referred to as the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," brought together the past, present, and future artists of his recording company for an impromptu jam session which was photographed and recorded for posterity. Nile Scott Hawver (Carl Perkins), Scheider (Jerry Lee Lewis), Austin Wayne Price (Johnny Cash), and Luke Linsteadt (Elvis Presley) act out their characters with just enough imitation to evoke the originals, while never sliding into caricature.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Josh Ritter's video for his new song, “All Some Kind Of Dream,” premieres today; watch/share it here!