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‘Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro-Cuban Experience’ at The Kennedy Center

I write about theatre because I know theatre, intimately and over many years. I'm writing about Jazz because I love Jazz, the way a man...

‘NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas’ at The Kennedy Center

There are many types of applause one hears in a concert hall—polite clapping, raucous applause, the awkward slow clap. Felix Contreras, the host of...

Jefferson Starship at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

David Freiberg takes the phrase “young at heart” to a whole new level. There seems to be no stopping him… Still going strong at...

The Count Basie Orchestra at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

  The Count Basie Orchestra is a perfect paring with The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club as it rises to its stated goal of being “The...

Kim Coles at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

It is not easy to make a successful come back in the entertainment business, but comedian-actress Kim Coles demonstrates that she has accomplished that feat in...

In the Moment: An Interview with Tom Teasley on His Live...

"I invite you to participate in a merging of sight, sound, drama and fantasy. For fifty minutes I will take your imagination on a...

New and Seasoned Performers Shine at Arts Collective@HCC’s ‘Coffee House Under...

Arts Collective@ HCC began its 20th year on Friday night with an old tradition. The Collective used the format of the Coffee House, put...

Nation Beat and Alma Tropicalia at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper...

The music to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club Saturday night drove most of the attendees onto the dance...

‘The Nighthawks’ and the ‘Kelly Bell Band’ at Bethesda Blues and...

Of course The Nighthawks lived up to their reputation as “the quintessential bar band.”Forty plus years in, DC native Mark Wenner only gets better...

‘Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra’ at Bethesda Blues and...

In 1998, Forbes magazine declared Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra the “best band in America.” And that was before they attained a huge...

The Greg Boyer Peloton at Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club

On a warm Wednesday evening in the middle of summer at the Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club Greg Boyer clearly knows how to win...

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper...

FRESH was the defining feeling at Zydeco Trouble’s dance party at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Lead by Curley Taylor, the five-piece band...

‘Louisiana Swamp Romp’ at Wolf Trap

This much-anticipated yearly event at WolfTrap was a winner once again. The Stooges Brass Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Big Sam's Funky Nation...

Sergio Mendes and Eliane Elias at The Music Center at Strathmore

Sergio Mendes and Eliane Elias ruled the stage Friday night as part of Strathmore’s Jazz Samba Project festival, celebrating Brazilian bossa nova music. Both...

Diane Schuur at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

Two–time Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur showcased her blazing and versatile musical talent in a powerhouse, perfectly-pitched concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper...

‘The Flamingos’ at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Art deco glitz was the perfect ambiance for the sophisticated glamour of The Flamingos' class-act performance, Sunday night, at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper...

The Kennedy Center Announces Over 2,000 Performances in 2014-2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2014–2015 Season  2014 with More Than 2,000 Performances of Theater, Dance, and Music of...

‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics,...

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert...

Oscar Peñas at The Kennedy Center by Teal Ruland

Spanish jazz guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas made his Kennedy Center KC Jazz Club debut last evening, exhibiting his awesome fusion of classical guitar...

Washington Performing Arts Society: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton...

When art is transformative to the spirit and universal in its ability to touch the souls of many, it has achieved a purpose greater...