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12 Gifted Composers From Six Countries Selected For Exclusive ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced the 12 composer participants selected for its prestigious annual ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, now in its 29th year. Led by Emmy Award-winning composer Richard Bellis, the comprehensive 4-week program takes place in Los Angeles. (more...)

ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival Tickets On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

On Saturday, July 8th, 2017, tickets for the seventh installment of ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts go on sale to the public. Please visit EllnoraGuitarFestival.com to purchase and for more details, as ticket prices vary. (more...)

Andy Shauf Returns to Toronto Live at Massey Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Massey Hall is thrilled to present Saskatchewanian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf for his return to Toronto to perform as part of the Live at Massey Hall concert and film series with special guest Jennifer Castle on Thursday, November 23 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Alexandra Socha Bares Her Soul in Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Matthew Blank - Jul 3, 2017

June 28 at Feinstein's/54 Below was one of contrasts, honesty, and raw emotion. When Alexandra Socha took to the stage in FINDING HOME, her venue debut, at 9:30 at night, the house was already noticeably buzzing with a remarkable energy from her friends and fans. (more...)

FSLC Announces Woody Allen's WONDER WHEEL as Closing Night of NYFF55
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Woody Allen's WONDER WHEEL as the Closing Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival (September 28 - October 15), making its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 14. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino Anchors Science Channel's Primetime Coverage of THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino, a veteran of two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope and four space walks, will host Science Channel's GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE special airing Monday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

Songwriter/Musician Jean Caffeine Unveils Video for 'All Girl Band'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

From drumming to all girl bands to honky tonking, singer/songwriter/musician Jean Caffeine has lived nine fascinating lives. (more...)

Cold Specks Announces New LP; W Magazine Debuts Title Track
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Today, Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, announced her highly anticipated new album Fool's Paradise, set to release on September 22 via Arts & Crafts. The announce via W Magazine includes the premiere of album's sultry title track “Fool's Paradise.” (more...)

Ford Theater Announces Three Amazing Evenings of Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Music Center On Location and the Ford Theatres today announced the line-up of a co-presentation featuring groundbreaking music and dance artists for three performances at the recently renovated Ford Theatres.  The program includes a dance performance of Awaa by acclaimed choreographer Aszure Barton on Friday, August 18, 2017; a double bill of contemporary dance by the innovative Jacob Jonas The Company and experimental electronic music from Tim Hecker with Kara-Lis Coverdale on Saturday, August 19, 2017; and a one-of-a-kind concert under the stars by singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright on Sunday, August 20, 2017.  The three-night engagement at the outdoor amphitheatre is part of the IGNITE @ the FORD! Series. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra Will Launch Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Running from October 28 to November 12, the Festival will present a series of concerts and other live performances across the GTA including Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, both free and ticketed events with almost 100 artists, local and from around the world. The CAO and FAMA aim to promote intercultural dialogue among the tapestry of Canadian society through music and art, and seek to connect expatriate Arabs, and non-Arab communities, and to build bridges through the musical heritage of Arab culture. (more...)

Elizabeth & The Catapult to release 'Keepsake' on Oct 20
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

For Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and The Catapult, Keepsake is her most personal and cohesive record yet. It's about nostalgia and transformation, a distillation of her experience with memories over time shaping her perspective on reality. This is none more evident than in album opener 'We Can Pretend', a track based on her childhood diary entries and a hyperbolic portrayal of her experiences growing up in the West Village with her friends in the 90s. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Manafest Releases 1st Rock Album In 5 Years, Stones, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest releases his second consecutive independent and ninth studio album, Stones, July 21 through The Fuel Music. His first “full-on” rock album in five years, Stones can be pre-ordered now (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces BELA FLECK and BROOKLYN RIDER  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider will go on sale Friday, July 21 (more...)

Toronto Fringe Sees Record Breaking Festival Again!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

It's been a banner year for Fringe. The 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival was the highest selling festival in its 29-year history, selling 68,312 tickets to theatre-lovers. Since Fringe returns 100% of the net box office to its 160 producing companies, this means that we will deposit a record $519,707 into the bank accounts of indie artists in the coming weeks. This is the first time Toronto Fringe has broken over $500,000 in its payout to artists. (more...)

Full Count Big Band and More to Continue Bickford Summer Jazzfest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Following the sold-out opening for Bickford Summer Jazzfest, the party continues with three more great concerts on July 20, July 24, and August 3. The hot swinging jazz will be combined with the area's best Food Trucks on-site for tailgate picnics before each concert. (more...)

Something's Coming: Get Ready for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Ford Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre reopened today with a civic dedication ceremony, marking the completion of a multi-year construction project that has restored, upgraded and enhanced this iconic and historic venue on Cahuenga Boulevard East in the Hollywood Hills. Dancers and musicians from the troupe Viver Brasil, among the artists to be featured in the 2017 Ford summer season, led a celebratory procession to the venue's completely new stage, where LA County 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl cut a red ribbon to inaugurate an era of broadened programming, national artistic partnerships, and improved technical facilities and audience amenities. The latter includes the new Ford Terrace Cafe on the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace, "The Zev," which was dedicated today in honor of retired LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the Ford's revitalization during his 20 years as 3rd District Supervisor. (more...)

Lights Dives into Her Comic Book Pages with 'Skydiving' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Alt-pop phenomenon Lights has unveiled the video for 'Skydiving,' a new song from her upcoming album Skin&Earth. (more...)

Pomo Shares New Video for 'Fall Together' ft. Harrison Brome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On the heels of his tour across North America, Pomo is back today to share a visual for his first track of 2017 'Fall Together Ft. Harrison Brome'. The visual premiered yesterday evening on Much FACT's 'Brand New Sh*t' and follows his debut EP The Other Day, which received a Juno award as 2016 Electronic Album of the Year. (more...)

Shaun Frank Releases Video for New Single 'No Future' ft. Dyson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Shaun Frank has had quite a memorable come up, between co-writing The Chainsmokers “Closer' and recently being nominated for a Juno aka Canadian Grammy for his latest solo single 'Let You Get Away ft. Ashe”, the Toronto-based artist is set to embark on a new chapter of his career. (more...)

Xulon Press Announces New Book Sharing Important Messages with Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

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EMV presents Riveting 2017 Bach Festival Finale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) is proud to present the headline event of its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival: St. John Passion on August 11, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Esteemed conductor Alexander Weimann leads this performance, which will feature a cast of internationally recognized Bach vocal specialists, joined by the Vancouver Cantata Singers and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, for a dramatic reading of one of the greatest works in the classical repertoire. (more...)

The Wailin' Jennys to Perform at Boulder Theater This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Wailin' Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. They will be performing at Boulder Theater on Sunday, November 19, 2017. (more...)

David Buchbinder's ODESSA/HAVANA Set for Skirball's Sunset Concerts Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana continues the twenty-first season of Sunset Concerts at the Skirball Cultural Center, on Thursday, August 24, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The CSO to Perform Newest Hackman Mashup TCHAIKOVSKY V. DRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

In the newest symphonic mashup from visionary composer and conductor Steve Hackman, classical meets hip-hop in a musical journey that bridges two artists separated by more than a century. (more...)

Guitarist and Composer Jesse Cook Releases New Album 'Beyond Borders' 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

JESSE COOK--the acclaimed Canada-based guitarist, composer, and producer--last Friday (8/4) released 'Double Dutch,' the lead single off his 12-track studio album, BEYOND BORDERS, due out Friday, September 15 (more...)

JW Jones Announces New Album and UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

JW Jones, the award-winning Canadian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, will release his new album “High Temperature” on Solid Blues Records via Proper Distribution in the UK and Europe on Friday 20th October 2017. (more...)

Norwegian Artist Gundelach Releases Brand New Remix Of Recent Single 'Garden'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Norwegian artist Gundelach has had a strong run summer 2017 with upward momentum from new tracks 'Garden' and most recent track 'Holy Water' (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' THE TEMPEST
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 18, 2017

Our version of The Tempest attacks the assumption of American exceptionalism. We live in an era where America's supposed to be "great again," but that greatness is based on subjugation of disadvantaged people and exploitation of national fears. Prospero's blindness to his own sense of entitlement - over a state he abandoned and an island he exploited - is at the crux of the problems within the entire play. This production will involve incidental acoustic music and song. Performances are August 10 - September 3, 2017. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.org (more...)

Joseph Shabason (Destroyer, DIANA) Streams Debut Album Aytche Out 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Canadian saxophone player and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason is streaming his debut album Aytche this week via the CBC's First Play. (more...)

Polyphonic Ground to Launch with Turkwaz, Sandcatchers and Grooz in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Concerts for the culturally curious - Polyphonic Ground is a new local initiative by live music presenters committed to building and sustaining Toronto as a global music city. Polyphonic Ground Presents is a series of monthly concerts curated by diverse pairings among the twelve founding organizations for an authentic musical exploration. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Chan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC opens its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 23 at 8pm, welcoming The Blind Boys of Alabama with Ben Heppner to the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Festival Music House Announces 2017 Lineup at TIFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for its eighth year, Festival Music House (FMH) today announced its all-star lineup of Canadian talent taking the stage at this year's concert. Happening Sunday, September 10 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the exclusive TIFF-time favourite event connects film and television tastemakers with up-and-coming and established Canadian artists. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

OVERRULED Returns for a Good Cause, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Overruled returns for a good cause! Sunday, August 20th at Papillon Bistro & Bar, Prohibition Room (more...)

THE HOME PLACE Finds Full Cast at Irish Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the New York Premiere of Brian Friel's THE HOME PLACE. (more...)

Something's Coming: Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

Lights Album 'Skin&Earth' Set for Release on Warner Bros Records 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Alt-pop musician and newly-minted comics artist Lights has announced the release date of her upcoming album Skin&Earth for September 22, 2017 via Warner Bros. (more...)

BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS, BRIC TV, The Knights and More Set for BRIC's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BRIC, the largest presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, has announced the fall 2017 season at BRIC House, the organization's 40,000 SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. (more...)

Top 10 Finalists for Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 10 finalists chosen for the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class have been named today by the Juno Awards and Slaight Music. These 10 emerging acts will advance through to a final round of judging for the third annual Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Canada's premier artist development program. (more...)

mau5trap Ranked In Top 10 Of Mixmag's Top 50 Labels Of The Decade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

A decade since its formation, mau5trap-the label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5-has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre-defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers just voted mau5trap among the 'Top 50 Labels of the Decade,' placing it in the Top 10 at #9. (more...)

Indie Fridays Continues with Alx Veliz at Yonge-Dundas Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Open-air concerts and late summer sunsets in the Heart of the City is what Chevrolet Indie Fridays are all about. The free summer concert series continue every Friday night at 8pm through September 8, 2017 at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS). (more...)

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