Melissa Errico, Klea Blackhurst, Major Attaway and 100 Years of American Song, Voices of Mississippi – Times Square Chronicles

Ghostlight Records has announced the re-release of acclaimed singer, actress and author Melissa Errico, the compelling new studio album, Out Of The Dark: The Film Noir Project Friday, February 18. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, when the world was locked in lonely rooms with only old movies to watch at midnight, Errico suddenly returned to one of her lifelong obsessions – black! The genre is known for its dark and disturbing sensibility of intractable fatalism that Parisian existentialists discovered in American cinema of the 1940s. adopted in his own artistic endeavors. She recently co-organized a film festival of black films at the Alliance Française of the French Institute in New York, wrote an essay in The New York Times to have a black sequined dress specially designed to play the role of the femme fatale on stage, and gave Manhattan a concert of black songs.

The album is now available for pre-order on Ghostlight, Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music and will be available for digital download on all platforms on February 18. Errico will also be offering album release concerts at Feinstein’s / 54 below on February 18 and 19 at 7 p.m..

Birdland will present the return of Klea Blackhurst: “One of the Girls: the Words and Music of Jerry Herman” on Monday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. After a successful engagement at the venue last fall, Blackhurst will pay tribute to the beloved songwriter for one night only. “One of the Girls” is produced by Denise Cooper, directed by Mark Waldrop and directed by Michael Rice, who leads the Pocket Change Trio. Birdland is located at 315 West 44and Street in New York.

Feinstein’/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Major Attaway (Aladdin) in Major Attaway: The Genie’s Jukebox on January 31, 2022 at 9:45 PM.

Major Attaway, Disney’s Aladdin’s longest-serving Genie on Broadway, has stepped out of the lamp! First to reprise the role, Attaway is set to explore a different, slightly evil version of the character we all know and love. Who are the Genie’s favorite villain cohorts? Come hear Major cover all the answers. And remember, it’s not bad – you just wanted it!

Release of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) From rags to riches: 100 years of American song on his new home label, NYFOS Records. The label’s debut album features the acclaimed voices of mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and tenor William Burden, along with NYFOS artistic director Steven Blier who accompanies Blythe and Burden, on piano in works spanning art song, musical theatre, jazz and opera. . The album is taken from a live concert recording at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse in New York on March 23, 2000: From rags to richesa collection of American songs celebrating the last century as the new century began.

Based on the 2019 GRAMMY Award Winner Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, Jazz at Lincoln Center kicks off its first Call Room performances since 2020 with Voice of Mississippi, a multimedia concert celebrating the traditions of blues and gospel music, art and storytelling from the southern United States. The February 25-26 immersive concert experience, hosted by eminent folklorist, historian, and former NEH President Dr. William Ferris, will feature live performances by Mississippi blues, folk, and gospel musicians , combined with archival film and audio recordings, rare photographs and spoken tales.

With four concerts spread over the two nights, Voice of Mississippi will bring together some of the greatest blues and gospel artists of the 21st century, all of whom are direct descendants of the artists Ferris documented for the original Voice of Mississippi project. North Mississippi Allstars guitarist and vocalist Luther Dickinson will lead and perform. He will be joined by multi-Grammy award-winning blues legend Bobby Rush, who will make his JALC debut, performing on guitar and vocals alongside Ruthie Foster and Cedric Burnside, with Shardé Thomas on fife and Cody Dickinson, member of the North Mississippi Allstars, on vocals and drums.

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