Posts Tagged ‘Nina Simone’

Listen to Incwell’s Eclectic New Project, Mahjong Rockstars

A narrative that feels deeper than today's "turn up" rap, inspired by musicians whose faces were probably on your college dorm room's walls

Uniquely Standard: Akua Allrich on Musical Heroines, the D.C. Jazz Scene, and Her New Album

Howard grad and D.C. native Akua Allrich has had a busy few years. In 2010, the soulful vocalist released her debut album, A Peace of Mine, and has been performing regularly since then. She's about to release her second album, a collection of classic jazz standards recorded at Bohemian Caverns and THEARC, and will celebrate it [...]

ToDo ToDay: Heckle Kevin Costner!

If you hated Waterworld—or if you loved Dances With Wolves!—stop by Strathmore Music Hall tonight, where you'll get a chance to heckle Kevin Costner while he performs with his twangy ensemble Modern West. (Just kidding—don't heckle Kevin Costner. He probably takes that kind of thing very seriously.) 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $35-$90.
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Tonight: Author Nadine Cohodas Discusses Nina Simone

Author Nadine Cohodas will speak at Busboys & Poets tonight to discuss her new book, Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone. Cohodas, a D.C. resident, previously penned Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington, and Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records. Her new book is a [...]

Cyminology at Fairfax Community Church

Anyone looking for an argument in favor of globalization would do well to consider Cyminology, a promising new jazz quartet made up of musicians from Germany, France, and India. The group’s cross-border reach also extends into Iran, where Cyminology’s leader, singer Cymin Samawatie, spent summers as a youth. The daughter of Iranian parents, Samawatie writes [...]