Posts Tagged ‘Afro Blue’

Arts Roundup: Baby Bump Edition

This is what the U Street Landmark theater will look like. [Curbed]
The Newsroom will get a third season. [Post]
Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown to go on view at American History Museum. [Post]
An interview with local folk artist Marian McLaughlin, recently reviewed in our pages. [D.C. Music Download]
Kerry Washington's "baby bump," everybody. [WJLA]
Look at these photos [...]

Arts Roundup: Andy Warhol Edition

Artisphere launches a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for its forthcoming Andy Warhol exhibit. [ARLnow]
The Smithsonian struggles to store parts of its growing collection. [Post]
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library unveils its new Digital Commons. [DCist]
Post-Bubble, the Hirshhorn tries to get back to basics. [Post]
Dupont Circle gets more outdoor Shakespeare. [DCist]
Local DJ Joey Flash arrested [...]

ToDo ToDay: Harry and the Potters! Sweetgreen Rewards! Tim Noyes!

Superfans of J.K. Rowling already know they’ll be summoning themselves to the Black Cat tonight: The club certainly sounds like a Potterverse venue,  and the staff do their part to set the mood. The Cat has also gone and booked Harry & the Potters, the best magical family act since the Weird Sisters. Muggles take [...]

Byrdland: Why Donald Byrd Mattered to Jazz, Its Legitimacy, and D.C.

When news of Donald Byrd’s death was finally confirmed by major news outlets on Monday, it had been four days since his nephew by marriage, the jazz pianist Alex Bugnon, had announced his passing on Facebook. Byrd—a trumpeter, composer, educator, and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master who was the founding director of Howard [...]

Rosslyn Jazz: The Little Festival That Could

Something has happened to the Rosslyn Jazz Festival lately. Its 22 years of life have been dominated by middling selections—easy-listening singers, holdovers from the bigger festivals—and an “all headliner” lineup with sub-headliner offerings. It appears, though, that with the new decade the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (the festival’s longtime organizer) has been infiltrated by jazz-programmer [...]

Jazz Setlist, September 6-12: RIP Jerry Gordon

The holiday weekend prevented me from properly addressing the death last week of Jerry Gordon, a favorite local guitarist who was renowned for his lovely melodic imagination and mastery of the playing style first developed by Wes Montgomery. Gordon was a longtime area resident, having performed in D.C. for over 20 years, and was a [...]

2012 Wammies Winners: Slightly Less Snoozy!

The winners of the 26th annual Wammies have been announced. And with that, I return to my nap.
But wait! Maybe not just yet. It looks like a couple of categories in the typically snoozy Washington Area Music Awards have undergone much-needed shock therapy. For one, arts-establishment darling Yoko K. (pictured) has stolen "Electronica Artist" from the cashmere-gloved [...]

Jazz Vocalist Integriti Reeves: “I Love It, so I’m Going to Do It”

Twenty-four-year-old Integriti Reeves had already performed a few gigs around Washington as a solo jazz singer when national television came calling. Afro-Blue, the a cappella jazz choir at Howard University, was tapped to compete on NBC's The Sing-Off last fall, finding a large and receptive audience in the process. Reeves has since toured the country with Afro-Blue, [...]

The Jazzies: D.C.’s Best Jazz in 2011, According to Michael J. West

It's a terrible name, isn't it? But "Jazz Awards" was taken, and this was the best I could do on short notice. And our city's ever-more-vibrant jazz scene deserves some superlatives for its members. So! Without further ado, here are the winners of the Arts Desk 2011 D.C. Jazzies:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Afro-Blue
I said much of [...]

Read Our Annotated Guide to 2011!

There's no arts section to recap this week. For our Dec. 23 issue—on stands today!—the Washington City Paper staff took a look back on the year that was. No surprise, then, that a good chunk of our Annotated Guide to 2011 is devoted to the arts. Pick up a copy! Or read it online. Either [...]

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