WBGO Travel & Events presents “What’s It All About: Bacharach Reimagined” at New York Theatre Workshop
December 2, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.
WBGO Travel & Events invites you for a festive evening to enjoy a brand new musical based on the classic and enduring music of Burt Bacharach on Wednesday, December 18. What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined gives the music of Bacharach “new life as musician and actor Kyle Riabko performs his unique, soulful arrangements of the Bacharach songbook with an eclectic group of young musicians and performers”. Riabko is a singer, guitarist, composer and actor who starred on Broadway in both Spring Awakening and Hair. He spent his teen years touring as an opening act for a wide range of artists, including: BB King, James Brown, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, and others. NYTW originated in 1982 and has been the birthplace of Broadway musical hits such as Rent and Once.
Prior to the 7pm performance, WBGO will host a private reception at the NYTW 4th Street Theatre, located in the heart of the East Village, where guests can mingle and enjoy wine, holiday hors d'oeuvres and great company directly on one of the NYTW performance stages. Then we will walk next door to the NYTW Main Stage and view the new musical What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Immediately following the 80 minute performance, guests will be treated to a talk-back with the cast, allowing audience members an inside look at the process of creating the show.
This event embraces the holiday spirit and showcases New York City’s greatest attributes, music, creativity and performance.
Tickets are $95 for WBGO members and $125 for non-members. Seats are limited so purchase your tickets today.
Celebrate NYC, celebrate Bacharach and celebrate the holidays with WBGO.
Purchase your tickets here:
For questions or reservations call 973-624-8880 x269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All tickets will be picked up on Wednesday, December 18 at the theater. Please note that the venue for the reception prior to the performance is not wheelchair accessible. The Mainstage theater is wheelchair accessible.
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September 5, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Montreal lives, breathes, and loves jazz every July, when millions of fans and hundreds of acts take over the city - and so does WBGO, especially Singers Unlimited and Blues Hour host Michael Bourne, who has attended the Festival International du Jazz de Montreal on our behalf every year for the past two decades.
Bourne was in Montreal once again this year, along with Simon Rentner and David Tallacksen, to deliver previews, day-by-day reports and more than two dozen behind-the-scenes interviews with the festival's music makers and organizers.
Miss something? You can relive WBGO's best moments in Montreal right here, and read some "bonus entries" to Bourne's Journal. And just as we did this year, WBGO Travel will take us to Montreal next year, and we hope fans and listeners will join us then as well. So enjoy the very best of FIJM 2013 - and FIJM 2014 - with WBGO!
WBGO's FIJM 2013 Interviews
Bourne's Montreal Journal
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May 10, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.
WBGO Travel invites you to enjoy the sun, fun and music at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2-5, 2013.
Arrive at the Newport Hotel & Marina to a Friday night welcome reception, unload your bags in your harbor view room and then get ready to hear Natalie Cole and the Bill Charlap Trio with Freddy Cole at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the original home and opening night celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival. Saturday and Sunday mornings, hop aboard the ferry for a wide variety of musical enjoyment at the legendary outdoor Newport Jazz Festival, plus food & drink voucher for the Louis Jadot Café inside historic Fort Adams State Park. Before departing back to reality on Monday, join us for a bon voyage breakfast and take in the view from the marina. WBGO will provide you with an insider’s list of the best places to visit when the music isn’t playing, but when it is, you will hear…
Saturday musical line-up highlights include:
• Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
• Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration
• Robert Glasper Experiment
• Gregory Porter
• Terence Blanchard Quintet
• Bill Charlap Trio with special guests Bob Wilber & Anat Cohen
• Marcus Miller
Sunday musical line-up highlights include:
• Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore & Charles Altura
• Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
• Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D'Rivera
• Hiromi: The Trio Project with Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith
• Joshua Redman Quartet
• Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band
• Jim Hall Quartet with Scott Colley, Lewis Nash and special guest Julian Lage
Details of Newport weekend package:
• 3 night hotel stay at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina. Rooms are all Harbor View.
• Welcome Reception at the hotel on Friday
• Concert ticket for Friday night, 8pm at The International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino
• Festival admission ticket for Saturday & Sunday
• Meal voucher valued at $20 for food & drink at the Louis Jadot Café located on the festival grounds for Saturday and Sunday (total vouchers equaling $40)
• Bon Voyage Breakfast at the marina on Monday morning
• Parking at the hotel for three nights
Festival Gates open at 10am, Saturday Festival Music Program: 10:45am-7pm, Sunday Festival Music Program: 11am-6:45 pm. Ferry passes to festival site not included. Parking at festival not included.Rates & Reservations:
Price: $2,250 includes above detailed package for two people (based on double occupancy)
Inquire about single and family rates.
To make your reservation call 973-624-8880 x269 or email email@example.com
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