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Jazz Avenues – September 2017

‘Live! at Montpelier’ Promises High Energy, Diverse Jazz The lush, forested hideaway of the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Md., might be your best getaway...

A Second Look

Again, this September’s column considers movies “That Got Away,” worthy films of the past year (2016) that were little publicized or seen when first...

Eastside Arts

Performing Art Word Becomes Flesh By Marc Bamuthi Joseph featuring additional dramaturgical compositions by Khalil Anthony and Dahlak Brathwaite. Directed by Psalmayene 24 Theater Company: Theater Alliance...

The Soulful Side of Bluegrass

The Steeldrivers is a Nashville-based band with a traditional bluegrass lineup up of players who have performed with major country acts. They’re all virtuosos,...

Going Places with ‘Small Planes’

The Seventh Child In August, Ryan and Jill Jensen, owners of Peregrine Espresso, celebrated the ninth birthday of what the company’s website calls their “first...

Jazz Avenues – August 2017

August Delivers Many Jazzy Delights Jazz offerings this month include a Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC, B.J. Jansen & Common Ground at Bethesda Blues &...

CapitalBop Promotes a Jazzy Capital City

It started as an idea to promote the music they love and has become a full-time passion – with the attendant headaches of fundraising...

Jazz Avenues – July 2017

“ Holiday (1915-59) is widely recognized as the greatest jazz vocalist of all time, a performer who revolutionized the art of jazz singing in...

Botanical Illustrator Alice Tangerini

The West Wing of the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany in the National Museum of Natural History houses 4.8 million dried pressed plants, the oldest...

Jazz Avenues – March 2017

Honoring Masters Like Melba Liston; Enjoying Women in Jazz “Melba had the incredible ability of making musicians sound better through what she wrote for...