EXCLUSIVE: Peabody and Emmy-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian Craig Ferguson has signed with CAA for representation in Comedy Touring. Ferguson is maybe best known as host of popular The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which ran on CBS for 10 years and remains a cult favorite on YouTube, accumulating millions of views every year through fan-posted clips. In 2016, Ferguson debuted his original History Channel show Join Or Die, which featured the Scottish-born comedian and his celebrity friends debating provocative and timely topics with history experts. Ferguson hosted syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game, which earned him the Daytime...
The Howard community and beyond are grieving and commemorating the life of Sultan-Diego Abdullah Sulayman, an undergraduate alumnus and prospective Bayan Islamic Graduate School candidate, who died at 26-years-old in his sleep. The cause of his death is currently unknown upon autopsy. After Sulayman’s death on Oct. 30, a memorial...
Central Oregon Mastersingers Performs Messiah & Holiday Favorites Presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation
The three concerts, presented by The Tower Theatre Foundation, will include the Messiah and several holiday carols. Concerts are scheduled for Saturday, December 10 at 7pm and Sunday, December 11 with a matinee performance at 2pm and a final concert later that evening at 7pm. Tickets are available through the Tower Theater Box Office, towertheatre.org, telephone 541-317-0700.
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is set to present “Latin Fire” on Dec. 30, 2022 at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, Illinois. The showcase will be headlined by soprano Mónica Ábrego and will also star trumpeter José Sibaja. Enrico Lopez-Yañez conducts. The program will...
Selma native Valerie Reese Harris returned to the Queen City to serve as Grand Marshall of the annual Christmas parade on Saturday. Harris is the second of five children of Civil Rights activist and Pastor Frederick D. & Alline C. Reese and now lives in Trussville. Harris pursued higher education...
Surfin’ the high seas Monday the Beach Boys rocked Carnegie Hall. Mike Love: “Carnegie’s similar to London’s Royal Albert Hall. Specialness. You want to do your best. We did a box setup of ‘Sail on, Sailor’ and a live album we’d done at Carnegie 40 years ago. “Listen, that Taylor Swift ticket thing even got screwed up once when we went on sale and took a while to straighten out. There’s snafus despite all the world’s technology. “We’ve worked everywhere. Central Park years ago in the rain, Madison Square Garden, Jones Beach, Westbury, Huntington. Audiences everywhere are different. Japan’s a little reserved. Our song ‘Kokomo’ was...
What better way to embrace the holiday season than with good company, joyful spirits, and quality music?. Throughout the month of December, there will be holiday-themed concerts -- many of them free -- happening in Ithaca and its surrounding areas. Consider catching a break from the chilly weather by attending one or many of them, depending on your availability and taste in music,.
Iggy Pop has sworn off his signature stage dives at live shows because he’s apparently getting “too rickety” for that. The Godfather of Punk first popularised the move during his time as frontman of The Stooges, though it seems that the time has come for the 75-year-old to stop his crowd-diving antics.
Occupation: Pianist and bandleader of Pink Martini. Why He Matters: Thomas Lauderdale’s “little orchestra” Pink Martini has not just been a central part of Portland culture since 1994. Lauderdale, an electric performer who plays the piano with throw-off-your-jacket bravado, has a global presence, selling more than 2.5 million records and touring to huge crowds worldwide (in 2023, Pink Martini will be seen everywhere from Alaska to Belgium).
World Premieres, World Performances, Handel's Messiah and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week
Oberlin's orchestra just played for the U.N., and now they play for you
BISMARCK, N.D. - Last week we told you about three North Dakota teens headed to New York City to sing at Carnegie Hall. Tonight, we have the story of another talented home-grown musician who is also headed to the Big Apple. Katelynn Albers is a senior at Center-Stanton, and in...
Last month at Carnegie Hall, the composer Michael Gordon presented an evening-long work titled “The Travel Guide to Nicaragua” that made a strong case for bringing Jewish family history into the concert hall. In this moving and intricate piece, music becomes a powerful medium that can not only fill in the gaps left by the inadequacies of language but also expressively mirror them. Written for the mesmerizing chamber choir The Crossing and the blisteringly dramatic cellist Maya Beiser, the work also speaks to the communal ownership of inherited trauma, with coolly kaleidoscopic vocal textures shot through with the cathartic warmth of the cello.
New York (PIX11) Actress and singer Jessica Vosk continues to wow audiences with her incredible vocals. After leaving her Wall Street job to follow her dream to perform, she secured roles on Broadway in ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ and ‘Wicked’. She admits that it was a risk and she feels humbled every time she works a concert or Broadway.
Two outstanding youth vocalists, Emma Ortega, and Wren Greeley-Havard from the Columbia River Gorge have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City as a part of the 2023 Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series. The young women are currently raising money on GoFundMe to cover the costs of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Sierra Hull ‘s positively stellar career started early. That is, if you consider a Grand Ole Opry debut at age 10, called back to the famed stage a year later to perform with her hero and mentor Alison Krauss to be early. She played Carnegie Hall at 12; at 13 signed with Rounder Records and issued her debut, Secrets, and garnered the first of many nominations for Mandolin Player of the Year. She played the Kennedy Center at 16 and the next year became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. As a 20-year-old, Hull played the White House.
1972: Mike Appel arranges an unusual publicity event for Bruce and his band–at the chapel of the Ossining Correctional Facility (otherwise known as Sing Sing Prison), where Bruce’s grandfather had once served a three-year sentence. Bruce plays a set of covers that at one point even involves an inmate joining the band. That night, Bruce and the band drive back to New York City to play another two shows–this time at Kenny’s Castaways. Former Crawdaddy editor Greg Mitchell is in attendance at both venues; watch his account of that day below.
The Bob Wills Birthday Celebration returns to Cain's Ballroom on March 4 with a performance from Bob Wills' Texas Playboys. The legendary western swing bandleader and the historic venue in the Tulsa Arts District have shared history: Wills transformed Cain’s Ballroom into the Carnegie Hall of western swing. Wills...
The Godfather of Punk says he'll no longer be stage-diving during live shows, a move that he famously popularised in his youth as frontman of The Stooges