Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

Terence Blanchard to compose original score for upcoming Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire

New York: Front Row Productions (Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones) is proud to announce that the world-renowned film composer and trumpet player Terence Blanchard will compose the original musical soundscape for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann, starring Blair Underwood. Spring of 2012. Theatre TBA. For more information please visit www.streetcaronbroadway.com.
Set against the backdrop of New Orleans’ gritty French Quarter, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning drama, A Streetcar Named Desire tells the tale of former school teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, as she’s forced to move in with her sister Stella and her animalistic husband Stanley (Blair Underwood). But the fragile, Blanche quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1940’s New Orleans.
Streetcar was last seen on Broadway in 2005 starring Natasha Richardson, Amy Ryan and John C, Reilly. Front Row Production’s multi-racial production of A Streetcar Named Desire is a follow-up to their highly successful Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which starred Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and James Earl Jones and was directed by Debbie Allen. The production subsequently moved to London’s West End (with Jones and Rashad joined by Sanaa Lathan as Maggie, and Adrian Lester as Brick) where it was honored with the “What’s Onstage” and the prestigious “Olivier” awards for Best Revival.


Jean Grae-Cookies Or Comas (Mixtape)

Jean Grae released her Cookies and Comas mixtape today. This is the precursor to Cake or Death that will be released this fall. You can download Cookies of Comas here.


DaVinci – Pangea

DaVinci – Pangea by SWTBRDS

DaVinci has deconstructed Dexter Wansel’s “Rings Of Saturn” to make “Pangea” an abstract listen that he credits with expanding his creativity.


Kreayshawn Announces Tour Dates & Exclusive Ticket Bundle

(New York, NY – June 23, 2011) Riding the success of her video and song “Gucci Gucci,” and her recent sold-out show in San Francisco, Kreayshawn is happy to announce that she’ll be performing live this summer in Philadelphia as part of the POPPED! Music Festival and headlining shows in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Starting today, Kreayshawn is also offering limited edition pre-sale packages that bundles show tickets with downloads of a new song called “Rich Whores” and special t-shirts that are unique to each city, available for a limited time at www.Kreayshawn.com.


MeLo-X-Heartbeat (Quadron Remix)

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“Heartbeat” is a remix of Quadron’s original track “Average Fruit” and is featured on MeLo’s mixtape More Merch. An alternate remix version can also be purchased on itunes.