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The Week In Shows: 12/5-12/11

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The Week In Shows: 12/5-12/11

The first Saturday in December seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

There are but 28 days left in the super crazy year known as 2016. While we’re getting ready to say adieu to these infamous 12 months, might as well get out and see some good shows. Without further ado, I present a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week. Here’s a look at some suggested shows ...

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The Week In Shows: 12/5-12/11

Source: Fuzzy Logic

The Week In Shows: 12/5-12/11

The first Saturday in December seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

There are but 28 days left in the super crazy year known as 2016. While we’re getting ready to say adieu to these infamous 12 months, might as well get out and see some good shows. Without further ado, I present a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week. Here’s a look at some suggested shows ...

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The Week In Shows: 11/21-11/27

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The Week In Shows: 11/21-11/27

The Saturday afternoon before Thanksgiving seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

I know that for many of us it’s hard to be positive right now. Between the election and the late fall deaths of many, much-loved musicians, things look as bleak and as gray as the sky can be here in late November. But it’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, so I want to give thanks for the wonderful music that is around ...

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Paul Jacobs brings thundering drama in a calm package

Source: The Washington Post » Music

There was drama — implicit drama, at least — in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Wednesday night from the moment you walked into the auditorium and saw the organ console alone onstage, spotlit and poised at a slight, rakish angle to the audience with a kind of come-hither approach. Who says the organ is staid? When it’s onstage, anything can happen.Paul Jacobs brings thundering drama in a calm package

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Composer throws the Kennedy Center a great party

Source: The Washington Post » Music

There was a DJ filling a large, resonant space with washes of electronic sound. There were people sitting on sofas against the walls, or standing around talking, or lining up to get a drink at one of the bars, or simply listening to the music. “Lounge Regime,” the inaugural “KC Jukebox” event at the Kennedy Center on Monday night, was less like a concert than a party.Read full article >>

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The Week In Shows: 9/7-9/13

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The first full Saturday of college football season seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

It’s football season once again, so I’ll be a bit preoccupied with my beloved Alabama. But there’s always time for shows. Always time. This week shows a definite upswing in the volume of good shows going down in the DC metro, which is one of the many upsides of September. So here we go, a look at some ...

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The Week In Shows: 4/6-4/12

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A Saturday morning tucked amidst the mountains of Harrisonburg seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

I’d almost forgotten what spring felt like, and then I flew home and had an allergic reminder. Finally, though, the temperature warrants going out and about, just in time for the killer shows to start rolling in on a regular basis. Here’s some picks for the next few days. And remember, y’all, each week I’ll be picking ...

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Around the (Spanish and Portuguese) world in 80 minutes

Source: The Washington Post » Music

The Kennedy Center’s annual festivals celebrating the art of a particular region or linguistic group tend to balance on the knife-edge between curating unusual and exciting work and a kind of well-meaning cultural tourism. The problem is that however well-chosen the offerings, it’s hard to convey real artistic integrity in a package as slickly entertaining as introductory evenings of highlights tend to have to be. On Tuesday night, the center opened its “Iberian Suite” festival, devoted to the art and influence of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, with an 80-minute infomercial: Present songs and excerpts and videos to well-dressed patrons, and stop in time for dinner.Read full article >>

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Carpenter energizes Kennedy Center with irreverent organ performance

Source: The Washington Post » Music

Cameron Carpenter is a controversial figure in the organ world. He’s young — 33 — has his hair cut in a mohawk, and he performs in organ boots studded with rhinestones. As a musician, he is brilliant, virtuosic and occasionally sloppy. He has set out to make the organ, usually the province of specialists and churches, a mainstream instrument. To judge from the whooping and hollering crowd that filled the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for his solo recital Wednesday night, he is succeeding.Read full article >>

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Arvo Pärt’s music fills Kennedy Center Concert Hall for great free performance

Source: The Washington Post » Music

There’s something about the music of Arvo Pärt that makes people stop driving. In the late 1970s, the record producer Manfred Eicher heard it on the car radio and pulled off the road to listen until it was over. In 1984, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the future president of Estonia, at the time a college professor in Canada, heard on his car radio the recording Eicher had subsequently released. He pulled off the road in his turn. Ilves told his story to the audience at the start of a remarkable free concert of Pärt’s music at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall Tuesday night that made everyone in the concert hall, though not driving, certainly stop, listen and marvel.

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The Week In Shows: 3/3-3/9

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Another afternoon before another stupid snowfall is as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, with the added bonus of filling you in on what I may or may not be taking in over the course of the week. Hot diggity!

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m kinda sick of being kinda sick of the weather. We’re battening down hatches for more snow, and this is before the entirety of that other obnoxious snowfall is out of sight. ...

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The Week In Shows: 12/31-1/5

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The last day of the year is as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, with the added bonus of filling you in on what I may or may not be taking in over the course of the week. Hot diggity!

I don’t know about y’all, but I am pretty pleased to be seeing the end of 2013. It’s just about time to get pretty excited about 2014, and as good as 2013 was in terms of music, I ...

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Renée Fleming’s ‘American Voices’ festival transcends disappointing concert

Source: The Washington Post » Music

This weekend, I had a couple of the most enjoyable days I’ve ever spent at the Kennedy Center. I watched jazz singer Dianne Reeves guide a high school senior’s transformation from obedient schoolgirl into freewheeling jazz artist in about 10 minutes flat. I was a fly on the wall as the old-school rock artists’ manager who created Metallica sparred verbally with the man who helps create pop hits by putting songs in video games. And I saw futuristic images of lasers erasing a bleeding capillary on a vocal cord as easily as a pencil mark while a doctor explained how he surgically repaired the voices of Steven Tyler, Denyce Graves and Adele.

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The Week In Shows: 9/16-9/22

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Lunchtime Monday is as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, with the added bonus of filling you in on what I’ll be taking in over the course of the week. Hot diggity!

I’m finally back in town again, and it’s good time to be here. There’s plenty of great shows to pick and choose from (it’s about time). This week definitely looks like one of the best gig-going weeks in quite a while. And remember, you can more ...

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