Posts Tagged ‘A Capital Fourth’

WETA’s “Fireworks Extravaganza,” as Usual, Includes Three Minstrel Songs

Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1992
Last week, I spoke with two vice presidents of WETA about the public television station's annual "D.C. Fireworks Extravaganza" program—and why the archival footage, shot in 1992 on the National Mall, includes two minstrel-show songs: "Dixie," now considered an American standard, and "Old Black Joe."
They told me they receive [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Marah, The Shirks, A Capital Fourth, Rare Essence


Marah. IOTA Club & Cafe. $15. +21
Victor Wooten. 9:30 Club. $25. All ages.
Color School, the Walkaways, Round About. The Red and The Black. $5. +21
Eric Roberson w/ Jay Hayden. The Birchmere. $29.50
The Ash Lovelies and Friends. The Velvet Lounge. $8. +21
XIB, ABM. Le Pearl Ballroom. All ages.
Alpha Dog Blues Band, Mike Lapadula and the Lost [...]