“Common and the National have been announced for Show Up!, a free concert hosted by Planned Parenthood and All Access that will serve as a “call to action for supporters of reproductive freedom to take action wherever they are.” The event will take place at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on January 19, the night before Inauguration Day, and promises “more special guests” to be announced in the upcoming days. While the event is free, tickets are required for entry; they can be acquired “through partnering organizations.”
“On January 19, 2017, a coalition of the nation’s leading reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations will come together for a historic event with leading activists, elected leaders, celebrity supporters and advocates from across the nation to elevate the strong support for access to reproductive health care and abortion rights.
Show Up! Is more than a concert — it’s a call to action for supporters of reproductive freedom to take action wherever they are. All Access began as a series of high-energy concerts during the summer of 2016 bringing together top musical and comedic talent to Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia to galvanize supporters. Show Up! will continue the momentum and inspire action throughout the country.
Quote from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, we plan to send a clear message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive health care and abortion services. Many of the activists within the All Access coalition have been leading this fight for decades, and together, we plan to energize more supporters to show up and take action, not just on January 19, but every day and everywhere they can. We’re standing together to create the world we want to see. We know our movement is stronger when we partner together and we will make our message clear: We will not back down, we will not be silenced, and we will not let attacks on reproductive freedom stand.”
Hosted by Monica Simpson, SisterSong Women Of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the event will feature performances by Academy Award- and Grammy-winning artist Common and Grammy-nominated band The National. More special guests will be announced in the coming days. (more…)
“The DC Public Library Foundation is set to release a compilation album featuring several luminaries of the DC music scene entitled ALB’s Rock the Stacks. The release will come in both vinyl and digital format. The Foundation will host a local music festival and release party at the MLK Library on February 24, 2017. The proceeds of the album and all events surrounding it will go to the DC Public Library Foundation. ALB’s Rock the Stacks came together in memory of Annie Lou Berman, an essential member of the DC creative community and board member of the DC Public Library Foundation, who succumbed to cancer earlier this year.
“The Adam Levowitz Orchestra is returning to the Howard Theatre on Wednesday, January 11th with the Tarantino Soundtrack Live, a production from their ongoing Live In Concert Series. This 90-minute roaring rampage of live music includes all the hits from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown.
“Singer, songwriter and producer Lionel Richie will perform his greatest hits at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Thursday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. The award-winning music legend will be one of the first entertainers to take the stage at the new state-of-the-art entertainment venue at MGM National Harbor. The $1.4 billion resort and casino will open December 8.
The Theater at MGM National Harbor will offer an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The new venue features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and just over 4,000 for general admission shows.
Tickets for Lionel Richie range from $200 to $395, including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets can be purchased online at mgmnationalharbor.com or ticketmaster.com. For more show and ticket information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or call (844) 346-4664.”
“Join Opera on Tap this Monday night at Vendetta, for some great big, beautiful voices singing some great, big and beautiful songs!! Oh, and there are some tasty beverages to enjoy while taking in the sights and sounds. Come on out!!!
Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or elitist art form by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours back stage party, singing some of opera’s best known and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.”
“Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician Bruno Mars will be one of the first entertainers to take the stage at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, the new 3,000-seat venue coming to MGM National Harbor, when he performs an up-close-and-personal show for his fans Tuesday, Dec. 27. The performance kicks off a long-term partnership between Mars and MGM Resorts International as he is scheduled to host shows at both The Theater at MGM National Harbor and the company’s new Park Theater in Las Vegas.
“As one of the best-selling pop artists of all-time, Bruno Mars sets the precedent for the A-list entertainment we’ve planned for this stunning new resort,” said Bill Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor. “MGM Resorts delivers the biggest and most sought-after names in entertainment and sports and we can’t wait to bring that level of excitement to the East Coast.” (more…)