3X JUNO NOMINEES/3X CFMA WINNERS SULTANS OF STRING’S RELEASES “CHRISTMAS CARAVAN”

Canada’s 3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees/3x CFMA winning ambassadors of musical diversity, Sultans of String, have expanded the traditional notion of Christmas music with their new, genre-hopping disc, “Christmas Caravan” available today via McKhool/CEN/The Orchard, a division of Sony Music. Recorded and co-produced with JUNO Award winning engineer John ‘Beetle’ Bailey. Read more

Pre-Orders Begin for “HAMILTON” Star MANDY GONZALEZ DEBUT RECORDING “FEARLESS”

Fearless – the remarkable debut solo recording bridging pop and R&B from Broadway and TV star MANDY GONZALEZ – will be released in digital formats on October 20. For this special seven-track album, Mandy delivers new, original songs from some of the most accomplished writers in the music industry, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Nettles, Bill Sherman, and Tom Kitt. 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

ACTIVATE returns with Hideaway: Retreat from the Street on Thursday, September 28

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) presents the latest ACTIVATE event, Hideaway: Retreat from the Street on Thursday, September 28 from 5-10 p.m. at Arcade Place Alley (55 S Wells St. Enter between Madison and Monroe). Guests who RSVP in advance at loopchicago.com/activate will receive a complimentary drink ticket for beer, wine, or a cocktail at the event. Read more

Showbiz Naiton LIVE: Enuice David Discusses Hal David & Burt Bacharach

Eunice David discusses her new book “BEING HAL DAVID” which explores the history, music, lyrics and magic of her husband and his partnership with songwriting partner Burt Bacharach.

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Mrs. Eunice David is the widow of legendary and celebrated lyricist Hal David, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Musical in 1969 for his lyrics in the musical Promises, Promises.

 

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Her book about her 25 years with the man who brought us such classic hits as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “To All The Girls I Loved Before,” “Magic Moments,” and “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” is out this month. Hal David: His Magic Moments from Dorrance Publishing, recounts the fun unknown stories behind some of these favorite classics, and celebrates the love story between Eunice and Hal.

The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism Closes July 30th At Navy Pier

The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism, produced by iEC Exhibitions!, is an extraordinary exhibit showcasing more than 500 rare artifacts covering the bands influence on fashion, film, recording, art, and design, and is now in its final three weeks at Navy Pier through July 30, 2017The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism is the largest touring exhibition of its kind ever to be staged at nearly 18,000 square feet. 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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