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‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

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 Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More at last night at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. The very prodigious Callaway‘s artistic output is phenomenal from being the […]

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The Washington Ballet’s ‘Blues/Jazz Project’ at Sydney Harman Hall by Carolyn Kelemen

DC Ballet shakes up expectations Yes, even classical ballerinas let their hair down once in a while. They relish tossing off those stiff upper body movements and tapping their feet to a syncopated beat rather than a 3/4 waltz. Mainly, though, ballet dancers enjoy shaking up the expectations of serious balletomanes, especially during these winter doldrums. […]

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Natalie Cole at The Music Center at Strathmore by Derek Mong

Natalie Cole wowed the audience Thursday night with her sultry, smoky-throated R&B and jazz at the Music Center at Strathmore, delivering a powerhouse performance that showed the dynamic voracity of her vocal range. Co-presented with Blues Alley, the nine-time Grammy Award winner took the stage accompanied by a live band complete with keyboardists, two percussionists, […]

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Linda Eder at The Music Center at Strathmore by Tiffany Draut

The audience entered Strathmore on November 8, 2012, for Linda Eder’s concert Songbirds with high expectations — expectations which were more than amply fulfilled by the delightful concert. Eder explained that often she is asked to choose a “theme” for her concerts, though normally she just sings what she wants. Yet the theme for tonight was […]

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