Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, and James Corden Perform 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes

December 19, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt are gearing up for the premiere of their new film Mary Poppins Returns, which hits cinemas December 19!

The pair stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden, where they, along with Corden, took on the challenge of performing songs from 22 musicals in 12 minutes. Miranda, Blunt, and Corden performed from Cabaret to Chicago, Guys and Dolls to Hairspray, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, and many, many more.

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See All of the Thrillifying Performances from ‘A Very Wicked Halloween’

October 31, 2018

To celebrate “Wicked’s” 15th anniversary on Broadway, NBC threw a joyous Halloween party for the ages. This televised concert featured songs from the blockbuster musical hit “Wicked” and showcased a cavalcade of special guest stars to help celebrate the music and the magic of the show that tells the story of what happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in. Check out all the performances from the special!

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The ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ EXPO Set for May 2-4

September 14, 2018

ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, will return to the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 2 – 4, 2019.

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is renowned for providing aspiring songwriters and composers with networking opportunities, one-on-one feedback and real-world advice from hitmaking songwriters.

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Newport Festivals Foundation Announces Donation to LA’s The Harmony Project on Behalf of Lucius

August 30, 2018

On behalf of 2018 Newport Folk Festival performer Lucius, Newport Festivals Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Harmony Project – a nonprofit that provides free music instruction and instruments to youth in underserved areas of LA. The funds will be used to underwrite expenses for Harmony Project’s Leimert Park vocal/choir program – specifically the teacher’s salary and music supplies (purchasing music, music stands, etc). The choir program engages students in a collaborative choir setting, and incorporates spoken word, poetry, and songwriting into the curriculum.

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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Announces 2018-2019 Grant Recipients for PlayUSA

July 20, 2018

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the 2018-2019 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range of instrumental music education projects across the United States, all specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students on a local level. For its fourth year, Carnegie Hall has selected 15 organizations, including 2 new partners, Buffalo String Works and MYCincinnati, for a total of $505,000 in grants. In addition to financial support, the grantees join a nationwide network of innovative organizations committed to providing transformative music education opportunities for youth across the country.

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2018 Tony Awards Nominees

May 1, 2018

This year’s Tony Awards nominations have just been announced by Katharine McPhee and Leslie Odom Jr. , celebrating the best of the 2017-18 theatre season. The 2018 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 10th on CBS. This season featured 33 productions, including 20 plays and 10 musicals and 3 special performances.

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Relive Broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live With These Top Ten Clips

April 2, 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar Live starred Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend cast as Jesus Christ, rock legend Alice Cooper as the flamboyant King Herod and acclaimed recording artist, songwriter and Broadway star Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. The cast also featured Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jin Ha as Annas, and Jason Tam as Peter.

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