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by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2019 at 10:45 am 0

From the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation:

“On Friday, February 8th at 1:00 pm, the National Symphony Orchestra, led by the Kennedy Center’s Music Director, Gianandrea Noseda, will present a free concert in Union Station’s Main Hall.

This performance marks the third time that the NSO will visit Union Station as part of its commitment to engaging communities beyond the Kennedy Center and sharing live classical music with new audiences.

Come one, come all for what is sure to be a spectacular performance featuring soloist and Concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef and Principal Trombone Craig Mulcahy, along with selections from Gustav Holst‘s The Planets.

The planned repertoire is: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0


Photo by Roberto Fernandez Coffey

“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to you to let you know of this amazing music community that started one year ago and has flourished. They just had their one year anniversary and I heard the story for the first time. Apparently two Mt. Pleasant neighborhood people noticed an unused piano at Purple Patch, and they approached the owner, and one thing led to another and they started Open Piano nights. It’s a amazing community of pianists that come play a variety of tunes, from ragtime, to jazz, or classical. Anyone who wants to come play, plays. I just want the rest of D.C. to know about this great piano community.”

Open Piano Wednesdays + Acoustic Thursdays at Purple Patch DC Facebook says: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

From a press release:

“On Thursday, November 29, 2018 in the Main Hall of Union Station, a consortium of partners including Washington Performing Arts, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce–Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the Bach Project, and Union Station present a holiday celebration event, with performances by local artists, the annual Norwegian Christmas tree lighting, an appearance by Santa Claus, and culminating in a simulcast of Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of J.S. Bach’s complete cello suites live from the National Cathedral, presented by Washington Performing Arts in memory of Isaac Stern.

For more than 20 years, Norway has presented a Christmas tree to the people of Washington, in recognition of its strong friendship with the United States and in gratitude for America’s assistance during and after World War II. This year’s Christmas tree is made possible by Equinor, Kongsberg Gruppen, Nammo Inc., Innovation Norway, and Insitu Inc.

Complete Schedule of Events (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


Photo from last year by Stan Engebretson

From an email:

“Following in the footsteps of last year’s inaugural Opera Outside event, Washington Concert Opera (WCO) will stage another performance this year again at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park in partnership with Washington Parks & People. The performance is free to the public and will take place at 11:00 am on October 27th, 2018 near the Joan of Arc statue on the top field. Attendees are encouraged to come early to reserve a good spot and bring a picnic blanket. Children and dogs are welcome. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 16, 2018 at 6:00 am 0

This week’s ode to John Denver was written by Rebecca Brenner is a PhD candidate in history at American University. You can follow her on Twitter @rebeccabbrenner.

I first heard “Annie’s Song” as a sophomore in college in the mountainous Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. I related to the “like the mountains in springtime” line when the frigid New England winter finally released its grasp. Now as a Washingtonian free from New England winters, I am planning my wedding for next summer in DC. My fiancé let me choose our wedding song, and naturally I chose “Annie’s Song” because I love the line “let me drown in your laughter, let me die in your arms.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2018 at 10:05 am 0


1811 14th Street, NW

I ran down to the levee
But the Devil caught me there
He took my twenty dollar bill
And he vanished in the air

So much for that third floor expansion?

The Washington Post reported the bombshell news yesterday:

By the end of the year, its ground-floor Red Room bar — where, for years, young Washington’s edgier population convened to pound PBRs and Tecates — will close, along with the Backstage, the Black Cat’s small secondary performance space. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 10, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


courtesy Fuzzy Panda Recording Company

“Dear PoPville,

Cleveland Park’s (presumably) only record label, Fuzzy Panda Recording Company, has released a benefit compilation for RAICES. The compilation is available here.

From the Fuzzy Panda website:

This compilation benefits the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). RAICES’s Legal Representation, Advocacy, and Education Project provides universal representation for released unaccompanied children in Texas. (more…)

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