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Hip-Hop Meets the Music of India (Washington Sound Museum)

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
tickets here

On January 24th & 25th 2015, Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, Christylez Bacon and 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence and Hindustani Classical violinist, Nistha Raj will kick off Washington Sound Museum’s 2015 season, exploring the spaces between Indian Classical music, Hip-Hop, and Go-Go for Washington Sound Museum’s 22nd installment. In addition to creating a cross-cultural music mash-up, the event offers a curated tea reception and mini-lessons on the styles of Indian classical dance and Go-Go’s “Beat Ya Feet” dance, giving the audience a chance to get into the action. This combination of music, art and culture will culminate in a live performance that has been four years in the making.

*ASL interpreter available for the Sunday matinee

CONCERT DATES
Saturday, Jan 24th 8PM • Sunday, Jan 25th 3PM

ITINERARY
Join Christylez Bacon and Nistha Raj for tea and dance before the show!

Tea Reception
January 24 at 7:00 pm & January 25 at 2:00 pm
Featuring tea related to Indian culture in the Kogod Lobby!

Dance Workshop
January 24 at 7:30 pm & January 25 at 2:30 pm
Use your “tea-infused” energy to learn a couple of steps in the dance traditions of both Hip Hop and Indian cultures.

PERSONNEL
*Musicians*
Violin I – Rachel McAleer
Violin II – Chelle Fulk
Viola – Dawn Michelle Johnson
Cello – Katie Chambers
Alto Sax/Flute – Brian Falkowski
Tenor Sax/Flute – Brad Linde
Piano – Hope Udobi
Bass – Funky Chuck
Turntables – DJ 2-Tone Jones
Tabla – Jomy George

*Dancers*
Indian Dance – Rhythmaya
Beat Ya Feet – Da Originalz

*Tea Reception*
Partap Singh Verma”

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From Facebook:

Laser Cat is coming to Washington, D.C. at The Yards!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Music by DJ Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Music by Kill Cooper and Dave Glass of Hungry Castle

FREE ADMISSION / RSVP: http://www.lasercat.eventbrite.com/

ABOUT:
Laser Cat is a gigantic feline-shaped art installation that projects creative work crowd-sourced from around the world through its laser-beam eyes. Yes, you read that right: cool imagery, giant inflatable cat, laser beams. Founded by Hungry Castle, the Barcelona-based creative duo whose projects blend fashion and public art have made a global impression. Watch the video: feedlasercat.com

Sponsored by The Yards DC and Washington Project for the Arts with the support of The JBG Companies

CALL FOR ART:
To see your work projected across the night sky by a cat the size of a small building, submit it here: feedlasercat.com

LOCATION:
The event will be held at the Historic Mill Building at the corner of 3rd and Tingey St. SE at The Yards. Closest metro station is Navy Yard-Ballpark (Green Line)”

Ed. Note: God dang it – I’m old…

⚡️ Laser Cat Brooklyn ⚡️ from Hungry Castle on Vimeo.

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125 Michigan Avenue, NE courtesy Trinity

From an email:

“Trinity Hosts NSO Concert in Notre Dame Chapel This Sunday

Have you ever wondered what the inside of Trinity Washington University’s Notre Dame Chapel looks like? It’s very beautiful – one of the hidden gems of Washington – and you have a chance to check it out this Sunday, January 11, 2015, when Trinity hosts a brass concert featuring ensembles from the National Symphony Orchestra and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The free concert begins at 2:00 pm, and the doors open at 1:30 pm, giving you a chance to see the beautiful stained glass windows, mosaic and Guastavino tiles

The concert is part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s “2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood”, a week-long series of concerts in a variety of venues from Brookland to NoMa. NSO musicians David Murray, trombone; Matthew Guilford, bass trombone; and Stephen Dumaine, tuba; will perform a chamber concert with guest trombonist Peter Ellefson. The concert will include a collaboration with a brass group from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

This concert is free and open to the public and families are welcome. No tickets or reservations are needed.

Trinity is located at 125 Michigan Avenue, NE. Trinity offers free parking on campus and a free shuttle to and from the Brookland Metro stop on the Red line. There is a Metro bus stop in front of the campus, near Notre Dame Chapel, that is served by several Metro bus routes. There is also free street parking along Michigan Avenue right in front of Trinity’s campus and Notre Dame Chapel.”

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From a press release:

“The National Symphony Orchestra will blanket the neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa home January 5–January 12, building deeper connections to its community by giving more than 50 free events and performances. From concerts at Echostage and Catholic University of America’s Hartke Theatre to in-school visits, concerts for toddlers, and performances at homeless shelters, NSO members will make music in ensembles large and small. The Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Echostage, McKinley Technology Education Campus, Dance Place, Union Market’s Dock 5, NPR: these are but a few of the distinctive and colorful locales to be visited, culminating in the concert at Hartke Theatre.

Four events anchor the array of performances, including three by the full orchestra. For these key events free reservations are required, but 15 minutes before performances, unclaimed reservations will be opened up to those waiting in line. NSO In Your Neighborhood Event Reservations.

January 7: Historic Union Market is not only home to more than 30 of the top artisanal food producers in the region, above the marketplace it boasts the distinctive event space Dock 5. There Glenn Donnellan (creator of “The Electric Slugger”—an electric violin made from a Louisville Slugger baseball bat) and NSO colleagues will bring their mix of rock ‘n’ roll, blues/jazz, fiddling, and maybe even classical, to this spacious urban venue. An arrival time of 6 p.m. is suggested; the performance begins at 7 p.m. (more…)

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#TheConcertForValor from @usparkpolicepio helicopter “Eagle 1″ tweeted by @usparkpolicepio

@ricedavidw tweets us:

“the question @ work is, “Could you hear the #ConcertForValor from where you live?” EASILY in Dupont!”

Could you hear it where you live? Did anyone go? If so how was is it? What time did you get there? Did everything go smoothly? Who was your favorite act?

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From 9:30 Club:

“Let this sentence serve as a “pinch to the arm” of sorts to let you know that the above artwork is indeed real. We know it’s 7am; you’re NOT dreaming! In celebration of Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary, Dave and the boys are bringing together so many of the groundbreaking American acts featured in their HBO docuseries, Sonic Highways, for one big 4th of July jamboree at RFK Stadium. Beyond the absolutely insane lineup, the all-day extravaganza features fireworks, a motorcycle rally, BBQ, and so much more. Long story short: You spend your 4th of July with the Foos and friends… you have your life rocked by maybe the best concert you’ll ever attend.

FOO FIGHTERS
20th Anniversary Blowout!
with Buddy Guy • Gary Clark Jr. • Heart • Joan Jett • LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip • Trouble Funk • Trombone Shorty
@ RFK Stadium • Washington, D.C.
Saturday, July 4, 2015

On Sale Saturday, November 8 at 10am”

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From the Black Cat:

Friday Oct 24
FOO FIGHTERS

plus a screening of Sonic Highways

$20 Mainstage / Doors at 9:00

Tickets on sale at 6:00pm at the Black Cat

$20 per ticket. $3 service charge. Cash only. Maximum of 2 tickets per person. You must bring your ID. If you are buying a 2nd ticket you must provide the person’s name as it is stated on their ID. Tickets are 100% non-transferable and non-refundable. On sale October 21 at 6:00pm at the Black Cat. The Black Cat is located at 1811 14th Street, NW Washington, DC.”

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From a press release:

“Last year the Adams Morgan Partnership BID, in collaboration with Cultural Tourism DC and the Art4All DC festival, launched PorchFest to bring music of all styles out from the confines of walls and into the light of day. The free event returns Saturday, October 18th, from 3 pm to 7 pm. With maps (handed out on the day of the event at 18th and Columbia) in hand, music fans, families and neighbors can follow their ears through the tree-lined side streets of Adams Morgan to experience a wide range of music styles, from brass bands and Brazilian beats to blues, rock, jazz and soul.

“More musicians and musical styles can be experienced here at PorchFest on one day than at any other time of year,” says Kristen Barden, Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Partnership BID. “And seeing them play in a setting like this — in front of the beautiful homes in our neighborhood – is a rare opportunity.”

PorchFest could have some high level talent this year, as members of the National Symphony Orchestra may be added to the schedule this week. And street favorites Brass Connection will join several other bands at the 18th and Columbia Road headquarters throughout the day.”

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From an email:

Art Under the Stars is a collaboration between Monroe Street Market, Arts Walk at Monroe Street, Union Kitchen and Listen Local First. This evening of food, beer, music, art and theater is a celebration of all things DC and all things Fall.

Date: Saturday October 4th
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Monroe Street Market, 625 Monroe Street NE

FREE but reserve your drink tickets here.

Alcohol and food will be brought to you by Union Kitchen and Members. The vendors will include: B.LinCatering, Milk Cult, Motisola, Haute Saison Catering, Popcorn Queens, The Capital Candy Jar, and Timber Pizza Company.

Blind Pug Arts Collective,a DC based collective of theatre artists will host an afternoon of live outdoor theater. Plays will be written by Katherine Clair, Robert Montenegro, and Timothy Guillot, and directed by Linda Lombardi.

Following the theater performance Listen Local First will present an evening of Funk, Rock, Reggae and Afrobeat featuring the amazing Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band. Joe Keyes and his band will “takes audiences back to the days of Miles Davis and early P-Funk, when big bands were lead by strong forces of individuals.”