Platinum Selling WE THE KINGS Releases “THE STORY OF TONIGHT- REMIX” FROM HAMILTON

The platinum-selling rock band We The Kings releases The Story Of Tonight – Remix EP (S-CURVE RECORDS/BMG), a five song digital EP featuring remixes of “The Story Of Tonight” from the Tony-award winning musical Hamilton. The song, which toasts young rebels’ dreams of glory, was originally covered by We The Kings in 2016 as a tribute to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant work. Their version is transformed on the EP with remixes by Delbert Bowers, Dave Aude, Mike D, Jason Nevins and C-Rod. Read more

“CHRIS’ BIRTHDAY BELT FEST” CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY MAY 14 AT UPTOWN UNDERGROUND

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 4th annual Chris’s Birthday Belt Fest, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway. Tickets are $30, in advance; $40, at the door on the night of the performance, and are available at uptownunderground.net or by calling 773.867.1946. Uptown Underground is a 21 years old and older venue and advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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Akvavit Theatre Hosts A Benefit Concert Featuring Special Guest Gregory Treco from the Chicago Cast of HAMILTON

Akvavit Theatre is pleased to present A LITTLE NIGHT OF NORDIC MUSIC, a benefit concert featuring highlights from the musical Chess and other song selections, with special guest Gregory Treco, who currently stars as Aaron Burr in the Chicago cast of the smash hit musical Hamilton.

The one-night-only concert event will take place Monday, April 9 at 8 pm at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Read more

GIFTED PIANIST ORLI SHAHAM JOINS ERIC JACOBSEN AND THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC TO CELEBRATE BERNSTEIN AND DVOŘÁK’S NEW WORLD

One of today’s most gifted pianists, Orli Shaham, joins conductor Eric Jacobsen and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the 100th Birthday of one of America’s most beloved composers, Leonard Bernstein on Saturday, February 17 at 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL. 32801. Read more

Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with Creative Jazz Legend KAHIL EL’ZABAR

Dr. El’Zabar discusses his upcoming compositions for HERE HEAR CHICAGO, a new site-specific project series that incorporates art, design and performance; also showcasing works by world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. Performances are Sept. 13, 16 & 17, 2007. Read more

Paramount Theater Presents “An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth” on Sat. November 4th

No matter if she’s a good witch on Broadway, a sassy press secretary on TV or a show-stopping singer on stage, Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth is always absolutely mesmerizing. Most recently seen in NBC’s Hairspray Live!, Chenoweth hits it out of the park with everything she does, and she’s bringing that same level of charm, spunk, grace and all-around excellence to west suburban Chicago’s Paramount Theatre,
23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, one-night-only, Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m. Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION with MICHAEL ROBERTS: Interview with KAREN MASON

One of my favorite guests, Broadway and Cabaret star KAREN MASON discusses the release of her new album IT’S ABOUT TIME, whose title song was written by husband Paul Rolnick in celebration of marriage equality.  We also feature several tracks including It’s About Time, 50 Percent (from the musical Ballroom), and The Impossible Dream.  For Karen’s upcoming concert schedule, including her upcoming appearance at Davenport’s Piano Bar in Chicago, visit KarenMason.com

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