Wednesday, September 25, 2013|0 commentsShowtime to Air World Premiere Concert Film of Joel and Ethan Coen, T Bone Burnett One-Night-Only "Inside Llewyn Davis" Concert
Showtime announced today that the network has just acquired exclusive television rights to film and air the one-night only benefit concert Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” inspired by music from the upcoming Coen Brothers’ film, Inside Llewyn Davis, which is set in the 1960’s Greenwich Village folk music scene. Produced by the film’s writer and directors Joel and Ethan Coen, the film’s executive music producer T Bone Burnett and producer Scott Rudin, the star-studded concert reunites the trio behind O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the highly successful concert events launched in conjunction with that film. Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis” will feature live performances of the film’s music, as well as songs from the early 1960s that inspired the film. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation. The concert will take place at The Town Hall in New York City on Sunday, September 29, 2013, and Showtime will air it nationally on Friday, December 13, at 9 PM ET/PT.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionWednesday, September 18, 2013|3 commentsAmericana Music Honors & Awards to Air Live on AXS TV, Including 2013 Nominees Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
The Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show takes place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville tonight and will include performances from 2013 multiple nominees Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, as well as Dr. John and others. Tune in to watch all the action as the show is broadcast live on AXS TV starting at 8 PM ET; it will also stream live online via Folk Alley and NPR Music. Harris has been nominated for Artist of the Year, and, with Rodney Crowell, Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year for their album Old Yellow Moon.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionMonday, September 9, 2013|0 comments
Stephen Sondheim, who was awarded the Edward MacDowell Medal in August, discussed the award and much more on PBS NewsHour last night. While at The MacDowell Colony to receive the award last month, the composer spoke with Jeffrey Brown, NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the honor and the danger of resting on one's laurels. Writer Frank Rich, who was the chairman of the medal selection committee, tells the show: "I'd argue that he single-handedly has kept the musical theater in a serious place." Watch the PBS NewsHour feature here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionWednesday, August 14, 2013|0 comments
Fatoumata Diawara, whose North American summer tour comes to a close in British Columbia this weekend, is the subject of a captivating feature profile on CNN's African Voices program. Diawara spoke with CNN for an in-depth discussion of her life, from her early days in Mali to an acting career that led to world travel and her career in music, as heard on her critically acclaimed debut album, Fatou, and her recent efforts in support of peace in Mali. You can watch the profile here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionThursday, August 1, 2013|0 comments
Audra McDonald was a special guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC last night. The five-time Tony Award winner stopped by the studio to help Fallon out on a Suggestion Box request to give voice to some sage Yahoo! Answers in her own inimitable way. Watch the segment here. McDonald's US tour keeps her close to home this weekend with a performance at the Caramoor Venetian Theater in Katonah, New York, on Saturday.