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Catalina Museum For Art & History Presents TIME CHANGES ALL ODDS: CATALINA & PHOTOGRAPHY by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

​​​​​​​Catalina Museum for Art & History will present the exhibition Time Changes All Odds: Photography & Catalina, on view beginning October 7, 2023.

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Receives Impresa Award by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2023

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello receives the prestigious Impresa Award from the JCCIA Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, honoring her accomplishments as a Chicago Italian-American woman. Tomasello is known for her versatile musical talent and engaging performances, making her the one and only Cabaret Queen of Chicago.

Anoushka Shankar Releases 'Chapter I: Forever, For Now' Ahead of North American Tour by Michael Major - Sep 6, 2023

Featuring guest appearances by Nils Frahm (piano, glass harmonica, harmonium, slit drum), Gal Maestro (bass) and Magda Giannikou (accordion), Forever, For Now was produced by Arooj Aftab, with whom Shankar had previously collaborated on 'Udhero Na,' from the deluxe edition of Aftab's Vulture Prince album.

Tank and the Bangas Unveil 'Black Folk (Remix)' Featuring Kota the Friend, Rapsody & More by Michael Major - Aug 15, 2023

Red Balloon was released last May on Verve Records to widespread critical praise. Predominantly produced by Tank and the Bangas, the 16-track album includes contributions from Big Freedia, Alex Isley, Masego, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, Questlove, Trombone Shorty, Jamison Ross, The Ton3s, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Wayne Brady.

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Headlines Little Italy Festa-Taylor Street August 20 by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2023

Crowned 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio and Daily Herald, the legendary Denise Tomasello returns to headline the Little Italy Festa-Taylor Street with the 16-piece Denise Tomasello Orchestra in her Vegas-style show.

Lalah Hathaway Comes To City Winery Boston This Month by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2023

 Lalah Hathaway, a 5-time GRAMMY award-winner and daughter of the incomparable Donny Hathaway will perform 2 shows at City Winery Boston on Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:00pm and 9:30pm.

BLACK OPRY REVUE, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW & More Join Berkshire Theatre Group 2023 Fall and Holiday Seasons by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2023

Discover the thrilling lineup for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2023 Fall and Holiday Seasons, featuring must-see performances including the Black Opry Revue and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

EUROPE Celebrate 40th Anniversary; In Studio To Record New Music by Michael Major - Jul 17, 2023

Swedish rock legends EUROPE-- Joey Tempest (Lead Vocals), John Norum (Guitars), John Levén (Bass Guitar), Mic Michaeli (Keyboards), Ian Haugland (Drums)--are back in the studio to record new music for the first time since 2017 and the recording of their last album, WALK THE EARTH.

Bokanté Release New Single 'Pa Domi' Ahead of Album by Michael Major - Jun 6, 2023

Interweaving layers of percussion with all the nuanced skill expected of four percussion maestros: André Ferrari of Swedish folk renegades Väsen. Ex-Berklee music professor Jamey Haddad (Sting, Paul Simon). Nagasaki-raised, New York-based Keita Ogawa (Cecile McLorin Salvant).

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello And Her 17-Piece Orchestra Come To Des Plaines Theatre, June 11 by A.A. Cristi - May 15, 2023

The legendary Denise Tomasello returns for her first one-woman concert since her triumphant debut at the Des Plaines Theatre in Judy, Liza, Barbra & Me, a musical celebration of these female musical legends, Denise returns in her new one woman show called The Songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett and Me, with her 17-piece orchestra.

Alonzo King Lines Ballet to Return to The Wallis With DEEP RIVER in June by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2023

Alonzo King LINES Ballet will return to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with Deep River by company co-founder, artistic director, and visionary choreographer Alonzo King, on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, 2023, 7:30 pm, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Bokanté Announces Newest Album 'History' Due Out in June by Michael Major - May 1, 2023

Band members including Snarky Puppy guitarists Chris McQueen and Bob Lanzetti and South Florida raised-lap steel player Roosevelt Collier had previously recorded remotely, absorbing and embellishing the music sent to them in files by co-writers Tirolien and League, who was often elsewhere with other projects.

The Pacific Jazz Orchestra Reveals 2023/24 Season at Launch Event by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 10, 2023

The Pacific Jazz Orchestra, Los Angeles' first jazz orchestra, announced their 2023/2024 concert season lineup and primary sponsor during their official launch party on April 8th at United Recording.

See Eliane Elias, Marquis Hill, The Kinsey Sicks & More at Birdland in April by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets!

NEC Jazz Orchestra Celebrates The Centennial Of Legendary Trumpeter, Composer And Arranger Thad Jones, April 20 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2023

Pianist, composer and conductor Jim McNeely Pianist and composer Jim McNeely conducts the NEC Jazz Orchestra in a celebration of legendary trumpeter, composer and arranger Thad Jones, born 100 years ago on March 28, 1923.

Eliane Elias, The Anderson Brothers, and More to Play Birdland Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 26, 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have released jazz programming from March 28 through April 9.

The Everyman's Sunday Songbook Series Celebrates 20 Years by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2023

The Everyman Sunday Songbook team gathered at The Metropole to celebrate their 20th year and announce a cracking line-up for 2023.  

SFJAZZ Collective, Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows Orchestra, and More to Play Birdland Jazz This Month by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 19, 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running March 20 through April 2.

SEW ME INTO A SHROUD OF LEAVES Comes to National Sawdust by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2023

On Saturday, May 13 (9 am - 10:30 pm), National Sawdust presents the North American premiere of Michael Hersch's monumental trilogy sew me into a shroud of leaves (2001 - 2016).

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Appoints New Artistic Director by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2023

Darcy Killeen, Chief Executive Officer, and Tara Smith, Executive Director, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, have announced the appointment of Heather Canlas Rigg as the Festival's new Artistic Director. Canlas Rigg will join CONTACT on March 1, 2023.

Find Out Who Won at the 65th GRAMMY Awards - Complete List of Winners! by Michael Major - Feb 5, 2023

Last night, the GRAMMY Awards aired live on CBS and Paramount Plus. Winners included Beyoncé and Kim Petras making history, plus Lizzo, Viola Davis, Sam Smith, Harry Styles, Bonnie Raitt, Samara Joy, Willie Nelson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more.

Catalina Museum For Art & History Announces CLASSIC LANDSCAPES: Catalina Museum's Plein Air Painting Auction by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2023

Catalina Museum for Art & History will present Classic Landscapes: Catalina Museum's Plein Air Painting Auction. Bidding will open online on February 7 via Bidsquare and continue through February 26.

The Everyman Launches Spring Season This Week by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2023

The Everyman has launched its spring season, starring renowned writers, award-winning shows, and fan favourites. The featured production sees Reggie from the Blackrock Road return to The Everyman stage with a 12-performance run of his new show, Reggie's Guide to Social Climbing. Produced by The Everyman, this world premiere sees the millionaire acting as mentor to Ireland's nouveau riche, providing guidance on how to eat, drink, flirt, and behave like a member of Cork's One Per Cent.  

Emilie-Claire Barlow Returns with 'Spark Bird' by Michael Major - Jan 23, 2023

Barlow has accrued a remarkable resume of critical success, including seven Juno nominations, with two jazz vocal Juno awards—2013’s best Jazz Vocal Recording for her all-French song collection Seule ce soir and her Clear Day collaboration with the Metropole Orkest winning the same award in 2016.

Altin Gün to Release 'Aşk' Album in March by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2023

Aşk is heralded by the premiere of the pulse-pounding new single, “Rakıya Su Katamam,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. A space rock-powered take on the folk standard composed by Turkish writer/theologian Mustafa Öztürk, the track is joined by an equally kaleidoscopic official music video premiering with YouTube.

Nicole Zuraitis, Slide Hampton Octet Celebration, and More to play Birdland This Month by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 7, 2023

Birdland has announced jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running January 9 through January 22. Performers appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Nicole Zuraitis, Slide Hampton Octet Celebration, Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Joey Alexander Trio, Stacey Kent, Billy Hart Quartet and Adam Birnbaum Quartet.

Richard Cortez, Ben Allison With Ted Nash and Steve Cardenas, And More Coming Up At Birdland, January 2 - January 15 by A.A. Cristi - Dec 30, 2022

Get the scoop on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running January 2 through January 15.

See Marylin Maye, SWINGIN' SONDHEIM & More at Birdland in January 2023 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this January with a full slate of nightly performances! See the lineup, how to get tickets, and more!

Randy Rainbow, ENCANTO & More Nominated For GRAMMY Awards - See the Full List of Nominations! by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

Randy Rainbow, ABBA, Encanto, West Side Story, ABBA, Lady Gaga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mel Brooks, and more have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards! Check out the complete list of winners now, which also includes Beyoncé, Adele, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and more.

Altin Gün Return With New Single 'Leylim Ley' by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2022

A classic song of lost love and exile, “Leylim Ley” features music composed by renowned Turkish musician, author, poet, and politician Zülfü Livaneli and lyrics written by the late Turkish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist Sabahattin Ali (1907–1948).

Miller Theatre's Jazz Series Opens With Luciana Souza & Vince Mendoza's Big Band Celebration Of Brazilian Jazz by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts kicks off its 2022-23 Jazz series with Luciana Souza & Vince Mendoza, Storytellers with All-Star Big Band.

Louis Cole Announces New LP 'Quality Over Opinion' by Michael Major - Aug 23, 2022

To celebrate the news of the upcoming album, he shares a new single, “I’m Tight.” The new single arrives hot on the heels of “Let it Happen” — “a timeless modern power ballad classic” — released earlier this month. In contrast, “I’m Tight” is a sleek, laser-focused Funk rocket, based on an utterly irresistible bassline.

Catalina Museum Hosts First Fridays at The Museum: Backyard BBQ in July by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Visitors can enjoy live music by island favorites The Isleños, games, a pie baking contest, food, drinks and more. In Spanish, 'isleño' means islander. The Isleños are a group of local boys who carve the sonic waves of Surf, Blues, and Rock music. The perfect music to lead you into the 4th of July holiday weekend! 

Review: AN EVENING WITH JOE STILGOE, Hippodrome Casino by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 16, 2022

What did our critic think of AN EVENING WITH JOE STILGOWith his latest album’s dropping on the musical theatre scene a few months ago, Joe Stilgoe brought to the attention of all his listeners the figure of Frank Matcham, the turn-of-the-century English architect who specialised in theatres and music halls.E at Hippodrome Casino?

Robbie Williams Announces New Arena Tour Celebrating 25 Years as a Solo Artist by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022

The record features many of his greatest hits and fan favourites, all re-recorded and newly orchestrated with the Metropole Orkest. Opening with two nights at London’s The O2, the autumn arena tour will be a joyous celebration of Robbie’s 25 years as a solo artist. The tour will then take in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.

Catalina Museum Celebrates Longtime Island Resident With Film Premiere This Month by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

In honor of the longtime island resident, Jani Eisenhut, the Catalina Museum for Art & History is hosting a celebration for her birthday and to debut the fifth film in its Catalina Story Project documentary series on Saturday, May 21. The premier will be held at the museum's Ackerman Family Amphitheater, where attendees will enjoy a screening of the film and a fun-filled evening under the stars.  

Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello to Present JUDY, LIZA, BARBRA, AND ME! at Des Plaines Theatre by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Hailed as 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio, Daily Herald and, the legendary Denise Tomasello returns for her first one-woman concert since the covid pandemic.

BWW Review: JOE STILGOE & THE BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA, Barbican Centre by Cindy Marcolina - May 3, 2022

Joe Stilgoe’s new album is an ode to theatre itself. After an overture worthy of the most exquisite Golden Age musical, the jazz wizard goes into a warm, rich love letter to show business. Read our BWW critic's review.

Hardwell Returns at Ultra Music Festival & Announces 'Rebels Never Die' Album World Tour by Michael Major - Mar 28, 2022

Nearly ten years on from when he performed one of the most electrifying performances at perhaps one of the most influential electronic music events in history. Dance music pioneer and former 2 x World No.1 DJ Hardwell returned to the stage at Ultra Music Festival to make history with undoubtedly the most anticipated return show of 2022.

FILMART Online and New EntertainmentPulse Are Now Open by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2022

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), FILMART Online opens today along with the first edition of EntertainmentPulse. The four-day virtual events bring together more than 740 exhibitors and some 8,000 industry talents, who are releasing and promoting more than 2,300 of their latest film and TV productions.

FILMART Online and New EntertainmentPulse Open Today by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), FILMART Online opens today along with the first edition of EntertainmentPulse. The four-day virtual events bring together more than 740 exhibitors and some 8,000 industry talents, who are releasing and promoting more than 2,300 of their latest film and TV productions.

Samantha Barks Will Release Studio Album 'Into The Unknown' Under New Record Label, Westway by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

Samantha Barks is set to release a new studio album, titled 'Into The Unknown' on November 12. The album will be released under new record label, Westway.

The 2021 Festival Of Cinema NYC to Return As A Live In-Person Event by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021

Bookending over 120 independent films from around the world with many premieres among them, will be the Opening Night selection of John Carlucci and Brandon Laganke's crowd favorite Drunk Bus, and the Closing Night screening of Erin Granat & Machete Bang Bang's acclaimed LGBTQ film, Moon Manor.

LEDISI SINGS NINA to be Released in July by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021

On July 23, Ledisi returns to her jazz roots while performing classics honoring one of her greatest inspirations — the fabulous Nina Simone. 

Ledisi Celebrates the Songs of the Legendary Nina Simone by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 10, 2021

With the prowess of Ledisi’s voice, the messages of Simone’s music—of personal empowerment and collective protest—retain a relevancy for a BLM generation facing the same harsh challenges and bitter struggles of the 1960s.

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra Will Perform Basie, Blues, and More Next Month by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2021

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) performs the best of Count Basie and other world-renowned jazz artists on Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226.

Pianist Bill Evans' Trio 1969 Netherlands Performances to Be Released on Elemental Music's Behind The Dikes by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2021

Pianist Bill Evans' musically fruitful 1969 appearances in the Netherlands produced a trove of masterfully played records, which finally will receive authorized release on Elemental Music's Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings.

HA­MIL­TON Comes to Germany in 2021 by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2020

Lin-Manuel Mirandas HAMILTON hat das Genre Musical neu definiert. Ein Gesamtkunstwerk, das seine Zuschauer in jeder Hinsicht verblüfft und durch seine überragende künstlerische Qualität fasziniert.


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