Disney princess lovers span a wide range — from those who first watched Ariel sing “Part of Your World” on VHS to the ones awaiting the arrival of Halle Bailey’s live-action Ariel in theaters later this month.
Christy Altomare, the first Anya in “Anastasia” on Broadway; Susan Egan, the original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway and the voice of Meg in “Hercules;” Lissa deGuzman, Princess Jasmine in the first national tour of “Aladdin;” and Syndee Winters, Nala in “The Lion King” on Broadway, will sing classic Disney songs while the Boston Pops play conducted by Keith Lockhart.
As they gear up to make their television debut on “Good Day New York” this month, the NYC-based indie rock outfit Rebel Kicks has unleashed their new single “Electrophoria,” a hard-hitting, groove-centric track that examines the relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence.
There are two key components which make the sound of Rebel Kicks so infectious. On one hand, I can hear this dance type of pop rock sound which makes me think of bands like Panic At The Disco and Fall Out Boy. It’s just got that energy to it, where I imagine fans singing along and moving around like they would during one of those bands shows.
ThisIsRnB had the distinguished pleasure of sitting down with GRAMMY award-winning Bassist/producer Ben Williams and Broadway’s Nala and our dear friend Syndee Winters for a vibrant entertaining exclusive conversation. The charismatic duo touch on a variety of topics ranging from navigating the entertainment industry as independent artists, joining forces to create and perform as the new power duo “Butterfly Black,” to their upcoming album, and so much more.
At her performance at 54 Below this weekend, Broadway star Syndee Winters – who played all three Schuyler sisters in the Broadway production of Hamilton – wowed the audience with a stunning mashup of “Satisfied” from Hamilton and Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” a combination that first came to her when she was rehearsing for the show.
Syndee Winters, star of Broadway’s The Lion King and of television, makes her 54 Below debut. Syndee will recount iconic and deciding moments from her multi-hyphenated career, from dancing center court at Madison Square Garden to singing center stage on Broadway.
We are super excited to share with you this outstanding track, “Silhouette,” by the creative and professional duo Rebel Kicks. “Silhouette” is the title track of this duo’s new EP and it’s one of the best tracks we’ve heard in months.
Silhouette is a really positive sounding tune, full of jangly guitars and anthemic synths, making the entire thing sound epic! There’s a lot of emotion contained within the vocals – especially on the chorus, when the vocals rise up higher and higher.
This week Butterfly Black evolves R&B, Dylan Chambers captures the spirit of soul music, Can’t Swim gets pop-punk just right, Scowl exudes punk rock, The Storm Windows reimagine a classic, and Altın Gün gives our lives a needed dose of psychedelic Turkish folk rock.
Channeling the best of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and Ashford & Simpson, duo Ben Williams and Syndee Winters are aiming to be a legendary twosome. Their latest release, “Lifetime,” tackles love in all of its glory and varying forms, as well as healing with the help of therapy.
“This song represents love in its truest sense,” Williams adds. “Not just romanticism, but love of one’s self and accountability. I believe this would be the type of music that Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell would make in 2023.”
Falling into comfortable and familiar patterns can choke the variety out of any aspect in life, so we’ve decided to bring you something a bit different than our usual brand of sound. Meet Rebel Kicks, a New York City-based indie band and their fresh release, “Silhouette.”
Today, the NYC-based indie rock outfit Rebel Kicks have released “Silhouette,” their explosive new single, out on all digital platforms. Bursting with pop-rock hooks, atmospheric ambience, and ear-worm guitar riffs, the song contrasts upbeat musicality with playfully downtrodden lyrics, recalling the emotive, pop-rock musicality of Kings Of Leon and The Killers.
Bursting with infectious energy for our post-pandemic times, and drawing upon the legacy of iconic male-female soul duos like Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and Ashford & Simpson, the contemporary lyrics of Lifetime touch on the topic of love in all its forms — love of others, love of self, and even the importance of self-care through therapy. The single arrives alongside a gorgeous black-and-white music video directed by Lauren Desberg.
Right away, one of the reasons why I enjoy this song is because it has that 1990’s R&B vibe that you just don’t hear as much any more. Growing up, listening to Boyz II Men, TLC, Arrested Development and PM Dawn on cassettes makes me realize that “Lifetime” by Butterfly Black would just fit in with that as a playlist right now.
“During the pandemic, I wanted to create music that reunited people,” comments Winters. “To get them to dance, love, and take care of one another again. I want our music to help with that. ‘Lifetime’ is a love anthem for today’s time.”
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, GRAMMY award-winning bassist/producer Ben Williams and Broadway’s Nala Syndee Winters have returned with “Lifetime,” the latest single from Butterfly Black, a fresh new R&B duo that delivers bubbly, boogie-centric, and upscale R&B.
It’s true that Vonda Shepard has kept a low profile of late, not just during the pandemic but for a few years before it, not having released an album of new material since 2015’s “Rookie.” But she’s back with her 13th studio album, “Red Light, Green Light,” titled in part for the stop-and-go feelings a lot of us might have experienced during the past two and a half years.
Successful singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard is set to release her 13th studio album this Friday, Sept. 23. Red Light, Green Light is the culmination of years of work, mostly when Shepard was at home during the height of the pandemic. Helping her to produce the record was her husband, Mitchell Froom.
Singer/songwriter Vonda Shepard will release single/video “Shine Your Light” today, July 29. It’s first single and video from her upcoming 13th studio album Red Light, Green Light due out September 23.
Singer/songwriter Vonda Shepard is gearing up to release her 13th studio album, Red Light, Green Light, on September 23. Additionally, the first single and video from this work “Shine Your Light” is due out on July 29.
One-percenters worldwide are hiring everyone from Beyoncé to Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath to play their homes, parties, or weddings. Experts say the trend is just getting started. By David Browne, Rolling Stone
“Some artists are more selective and want to know all about who they’re performing for, more so for the private events,” says Adam Grayson of the talent booking agency GrayRock Entertainment, which helps arrange for musical acts to play for clients. “They’re not going to just blindly go into something, and often they do want to know the politics. Some don’t care, some do.”
NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine’s annual Cabaret benefit dinner raised $3.5 million to support the institutions’ ongoing work in patient care, research and medical education. The event, which took place on Nov. 9, drew over 1,000 guests to Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
NEW YORK – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine’s annual Cabaret benefit dinner raised more than $4 million to support the institutions’ ongoing work in patient care, research and medical education. The black tie event, which took place on Thursday, November 15 drew more than 750 guests to the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.
The evening after that, Peter Zhou, in a T-shirt and jacket, and a more conservatively dressed Martin Brand attended a “Reawakening” performed by a gold-clad Jon Batiste and singers wearing angel wings. It was part of the Park Avenue Armory’s program at its benefit, which also included a poem by artist Carrie Mae Weems and carb loading. Each place setting had a bag of freshly made potato chips; later waiters passed cornbread madeleines and beignets.
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its 20th Anniversary Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction at Cipriani Wall Street, posthumously honoring William S. Gorin, former CEO of MFA Financial, Inc., and featuring a musical performance by The Avett Brothers.
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its 19th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction, posthumously honoring footwear industry icon Vince Camuto and featuring a musical performance by the legendary Roger Daltrey of The Who on Thursday, November 10th, 2016, at Cipriani Wall Street.
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation held its 19th Annual Benefit dinner & Auction called “Collaborating For A Cure” on November 10th at Cipriani Wall Street. Chris Wragge co-anchor of CBS 2 This Morning acted as master of ceremonies and auctioneer Hugh Hildesley, Vice President of Sotheby’s Auction House presided over the auction.
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its ‘Collaborating for a Cure’ Benefit Dinner and Auction, honoring fashion designer John Varvatos, and featured a special musical performance by legendary American Singer-Songwriter John Fogerty, on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street.
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JENNIFER HUDSON PERFORMS IN UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK’S 23RD ANNUAL SUMMERFEST Funds from the concert benefit UJA-Federation of New York
A record-breaking 1,700 people attended a performance by Jennifer Hudson at UJA-Federation of New York’s 23rd Annual Summerfest Concert on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. The concert was held at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY.