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Nathan Lee Graham

Nathan Lee Graham Goes Coast-to-Coast in New Hollywood & Gershwin Concert >>

Nathan Lee Graham ('Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,' 'The Wild Party') is getting ready to go coast-to-coast. The Broadway star will be performing on both the east and west coast later this Spring in two all new concert events. Graham will start out west with 'You Oughta Be In Pictures,' before heading east to perform 'Gaga for Gershwin.' Graham is known to many as Todd in 'Zoolander.' Graham will also be appearing in 'Zoolander 2.' Recently, Graham opened up about how he was pulled from Broadway to be part of the film.

Rufus Wainwright Does Judy Once Again >>

Ten short years ago, Rufus Wainwright honored the late, great Judy Garland with two special tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall. This June, Wainwright, will once again be performing the tribute concerts based on Garland’s live 1961 double album from the same famed venue.

EXCLUSIVE Shara Worden a.k.a My Brightest Diamond Talks American Composers Orchestra: Sins and Songs and More

Shara Worden’s My Brightest Diamond Perform at the BRIC House >>

On March 18, BRIC happily presents an incredibly rare opportunity to see vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden's full band, My Brightest Diamond, which defies genre and mixes chamber, pop, electronica, and avant-rock to create a truly unique hauntingly beautiful sound. The evening, which takes place at BRIC House, will feature a selection of songs from across their acclaimed four-album catalogue.

John McLaughlin , Zakir Hussain and Jean-Luc Ponty

Chicago Symphony Center Present Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion in Concert >>

Sunday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m., Chicago's Symphony Center hosts world-renowned classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion together in concert. Hussain delivers an inspiring, genre-defying performance with fellow musicians Anantha Krishnan (Mridangam), Sabir Khan (Sarangi), Navin Sharma (Dholak), Mannargudi Vasudevan (Tavil), and Seiichi Tanaka (Taiko).

Lifetime television series 'Bring It!'

'Bring It' Miss D & Her Dancing Dolls Head to NJPAC Aug. 4 >>

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Miss D and her Dancing Dolls. The stars of Lifetime's hit series 'Bring It!' will perform live at the NJPAC in Newark on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. as part of the TV show's 'Bring It! Live Tour.'

Regina Carter

Brooklyn College Center for Performing Arts Presents Regina Carter’s 'Southern Comfort' in Concert >>

This April the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will be performing Regina Carter’s 'Southern Comfort'in concert. Featuring music from her 2014 record, Regina Carter pays homage to her heritage with is described as a blend of Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, southern folk music.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chicago Symphony Center Announces 2nd Annual Chinese New Year Concert >>

Chicago's Symphony Center Presents is happy to announce the program details for their second annual Chinese New Year Celebration concert scheduled for Sunday, February 21, at 3 p.m. Making its Chicago debut in this go around is the internationally acclaimed, Beijing-based China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra (CBCO) led by its Music Director Pang Kapang. The program features folk orchestra performance of traditional musical selections for Chinese New Year.

Diego Espinosa

NYU's La Maison Française Presents Experimental Percussionist Diego Espinosa Live in Concert >>

Percussionist Diego Espinosa is set to bring his unique vision and instruments to New York University's La Maison Française this Friday, February 12, 8pm. Presented by the Department of Music and the Maison Francaise, 'Corporel: A Concert for Solo Percussion,' Electronics and Invented Instruments, free to all who an interested in attending at Maison Française's East Gallery, Blue Hall, Broadway at W 116th Street.

Alan Cumming in the 1998 Broadway revival of 'Cabaret'

Alan Cumming's New Album ‘ Sings Sappy Songs’ Released Now Before Carnegie Concert >>

Alan Cumming’s (Cabaret) all new album, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, is out now. On the new record Cumming covers a variety of songs from artist like Billy Joel, Miley Cyrus, Rufus Wainwright as well classic musicals like Stephen Sondheim's Company and Kander and Ebb's You, You, You. Following today’s release, Cumming will perform live at Carnegie Hall this coming Monday, Feb 08) with special guest Kristen Chenoweth (Wicked), Darren Criss (Hedwig & The Angry Inch) and more. Alan Cumming will also be singing his sappy songs on the road with various performance date throughout Canada and the U.S.

Broadway Bach Ensemble

Broadway Bach Ensemble Performing Free Classical Concert On Sunday February 7 with Violinist Yaegy Park >>

The Broadway Bach Ensemble will be putting on another free concert this Sunday, February 7. The no cost classical concert will feature music from Bach, Beethoven, Milhaud and Poulenc. The event will also feature special guest violinist Yaegy Park. Park got her start at the age of 4 when became the youngest member to every join the Houston Young Artist foundation. The Broadway Bach Ensemble’s Principal Conductor and music director Michael F. Tietz conducts the 50-piece orchestra of community chamber professionals.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Offers Beer and Ribs with 'Low-Cost High Culture' Theory

Beethoven and Basketball: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Sports Themed Concert for Families >>

If you thought going to the orchestra meant you had to pull out the tuxedo, cufflinks, and the odd pair of Galilean binoculars for good measure, than you thought wrong. On Saturday, Feb 6 the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is inviting you to thrown on your favorite team jersey and come courtside for an evening of Beethoven and basketball. The BSO’s All About Sports event is hosted and narrated by Baltimore Orioles’ announcer Ryan Wagner with conductor Ken Lam, Nationals Organist Matthew Van Hoose on Keyboard Marching Ravens covering Sousaphone Section and Ellen Pendleton providing color commentary.

Bernadette Peters Talks Stephen Sondheim ‘Into the Woods’ Reunion Concert and Possible Broadway Return >>

Bernadette Peters has spent a lifetime bewitching Broadway fans with amazing talent. Peters, although not limited to, is widely known for appearing a large number musicals written by famed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including, 'A Little Night Music', 'Sunday in the Park with George', 'Follies' and 'Gypsy'. However, Bernadette will always be known to fans as the original Witch in the hit Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine collaboration, 'Into the Woods'. Following the release of the recent Disney film, based on the musical, Bernadette and others from the original Broadway cast reunited for a series of concerts. In other news, Bernadette also discussed a possible return to Broadway.

Adam Pascal

Adam Pascal Joins ‘Phantom’ Norm Lewis for Broadway Inspirational Choir Concert Before ‘Disaster’ Premiere >>

It is a great time to be an Adam Pascal fan, or just to be Adam Pascal himself. Pascal is current gearing up for a starring role in Seth Rudetsky’s 'Disaster! on Broadway.' That is not all. Pascal is joining Norm Lewis and some other big names in a one night charity concert with the Broadway Inspirational Choir. Meanwhile, fans of Pascal’s earlier work will be happy to know that 'RENT' is going on tour later this year to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Norm Lewis

‘Phantom’ Norm Lewis Joins Broadway Inspirational Choir for One Night Concert with ‘Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter >>

Former 'Phantom of the Opera' lead and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis is joining Broadway Inspirational Voices choir for a special one night only concert Special guest include some of big names like 'Kinky Boots' lead Billy Porter, 'Hamilton’s' Renee Elise Goldsberry, 'Rent’s' Adam Pascal, and many, many more.

'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

‘Hamilton’s’ Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins ‘Phantom’ Norm Lewis & ‘Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter for Broadway Inspirational Choir Concert >>

Renee Elise Goldsberry is hitting the heights thanks to her role as Angelica Schuyler in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical 'Hamilton'. Now, Goldsberry is taking the stage alongside former 'Phantom of the Opera' actor Norm Lewis, 'Rent’s' Adam Pascal, 'Kinky Boots’' own Billy Porter and many others for a one night only concert with The Broadway Inspirational Choir.

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