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Music Notes: After the Crowes

Music Notes: After the Crowes

Is there life after the Black Crowes? Steve Gorman's new band, Trigger Hippy, proves there is.

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

Newport's 'diplomats of jazz' talk to Washington Life about the storied festival's 60th year.

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett brings back the music of the influential band he helped make famous.

Music Matters: Sting Dazzles The Strathmore

Music Matters: Sting Dazzles The Strathmore

Rock legends Sting and Paul Simon raised $1.2 million for the Duke Ellington School for the Arts.

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

Doug Gray is still playing because, well, his heart and soul tell him to.

Performing Arts: Luca Pisaroni in Recital

Performing Arts: Luca Pisaroni in Recital

Rising bass-baritone dazzles in Vocal Arts DC debut at Kennedy Center.


Music Notes: After the Crowes

Music Notes: After the Crowes

12 August 2014

Is there life after the Black Crowes? Steve Gorman's new band, Trigger Hippy, proves there is.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

14 July 2014

Newport's 'diplomats of jazz' talk to Washington Life about the storied festival's 60th year.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

24 March 2014

Guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett brings back the music of the influential band he helped make famous.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Matters: Sting Dazzles The Strathmore

Music Matters: Sting Dazzles The Strathmore

19 March 2014

Rock legends Sting and Paul Simon raised $1.2 million for the Duke Ellington School for the Arts.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

10 March 2014

Doug Gray is still playing because, well, his heart and soul tell him to.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Luca Pisaroni in Recital

Performing Arts: Luca Pisaroni in Recital

10 March 2014

Rising bass-baritone dazzles in Vocal Arts DC debut at Kennedy Center.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

16 January 2014

Rock music's current guitar master triumphs with his new band while paying homage to those who came before.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

07 November 2013

Support from rock legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd helps American Freedom Foundation get by.

Posted in Charity Spotlight

Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

04 November 2013

Tennessee's J. Roddy Walston and The Business prove hard work and 'killer' licks bring success.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

21 October 2013

J Geils' frontman Peter Wolf continues to tear up the stage as a soloist.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Matters: A New Vintage

Music Matters: A New Vintage

28 August 2013

The New Vintage Jazz and Wine Fest had fans groovin', on a Saturday afternoon.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: The Ballad of Henry Paul

Music Notes: The Ballad of Henry Paul

20 August 2013

A Southern rock legend finds new life while clinging to past glory.

Posted in Features

Pollywood: Sound Milestone

Pollywood: Sound Milestone

26 March 2013

Jazz pianist Keiko Matsui celebrates 25 years at upcoming S&R Foundation gala.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Matters: From Germany With Love

Music Matters: From Germany With Love

05 December 2011

Hamburg electronic duo Digitalism drops into U Street Music Hall.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Have a Holly Holiday

Music Notes: Have a Holly Holiday

21 November 2011

PBS and songmasters collaborate for tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly.

Posted in Front Page

Money Matters: DC Residents Make Forbes 400

Money Matters: DC Residents Make Forbes 400

03 October 2011

The Forbes 400 List revels that some of the nation's richest people live locally in the DC area.

Posted in Front Page

Performing Arts: The Hip-Hop Theater Festival

Performing Arts: The Hip-Hop Theater Festival

01 August 2011

Bridging gaps within the art world, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival seeks to offer a new perspective on the performing arts

Posted in Front Page

Music Matters: Thievery Corporation

Music Matters: Thievery Corporation

30 June 2011

W Washington D.C. Hotel hosts ESL Music and Thievery Corporation as part of W Happening Music Series.

Posted in Front Page

Music Matters: Rap’s Rockin’ Scene

Music Matters: Rap’s Rockin’ Scene

13 June 2011

White House Band, Navi + The Delegation, and more hit the stage at Velvet Lounge

Posted in Front Page

Music Matters: Tommy Finds New Home on the Dial

Music Matters: Tommy Finds New Home on the Dial

10 December 2010

DC's youngest and hottest DJ has a new home.

Posted in Front Page Comments (1)

Music Matters: DMC Runs to Hill for Foster Care

Music Matters: DMC Runs to Hill for Foster Care

27 May 2010

Music and politics comes together on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to pass the Youth PROMISE Act

Posted in Front Page

MUSIC MATTERS: Bon Jovi Gives Time!

MUSIC MATTERS: Bon Jovi Gives Time!

01 April 2010

Jon Bon Jovi: Singer, Actor, Activist, Sports-Team-Owner, and Hair Icon knows the value of your time.

Posted in Front Page

MUSIC MATTERS: Alicia Keys Gives Back to Africa

MUSIC MATTERS: Alicia Keys Gives Back to Africa

26 March 2010

Five lucky do-gooders are going to get the philanthropic experience of a lifetime going "Back to Africa" with Alicia Keys.

Posted in Features Comments (1)

MUSIC MATTERS: WHO Wants a Charity Tee?

MUSIC MATTERS: WHO Wants a Charity Tee?

04 March 2010

What do Pete Townsend and Michael Kors have in common? They are both Designers!

Posted in Features

MUSIC MATTERS: Kris Allen & UN Foundation in Haiti

MUSIC MATTERS: Kris Allen & UN Foundation in Haiti

25 February 2010

American Idol 8 winner Kris Allen hasn’t wasted a second of his fame, and jumped head first into making a difference.

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MUSIC MATTERS: Wolf Trap’s Cause-Conscious Line Up

MUSIC MATTERS: Wolf Trap’s Cause-Conscious Line Up

24 February 2010

Wolf Trap is Washington institution where the “arts come out to play” and 2010 is no exception. When not on stage, how do featured headliner’s give back?

Posted in Features

MUSIC MATTERS: Garth Brooks’ Grammy on the Hill

MUSIC MATTERS: Garth Brooks’ Grammy on the Hill

19 February 2010

When Garth Brooks announced he was "coming out of retirement" no one would have guessed he meant in the halls of Congress.

Posted in Front Page

MUSIC MATTERS: Pink Fashion Rocks!

MUSIC MATTERS: Pink Fashion Rocks!

18 February 2010

DC’s Pink Jams is "Great Music for a Great Cause" promoting Breast Cancer Awareness and early detection with thumpin’ speakers, active artists and a rock and roll attitude.

Posted in Front Page

MUSIC MATTERS: John Mayer’s Personal Ebay

MUSIC MATTERS: John Mayer’s Personal Ebay

06 February 2010

The crooner well known for who he’s dating, things he's tweeting and what he’s singing is also happy to give back.

Posted in Front Page

MUSIC MATTERS: Downloading for Haiti

MUSIC MATTERS: Downloading for Haiti

03 February 2010

The GRAMMY foundation's Haitian relief has taken to iTunes and "We Are the World" ... again

Posted in Front Page

Music Matters: Joe Jonas’ Special Hill Treatment

28 January 2010

Music Matters columnist Tommy McFly caught up with Joe Jonas as Joe did his best as an advocate for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act of 2010.

Posted in Lifestyles

MUSIC MATTERS: Wonder Helps Ellington

MUSIC MATTERS: Wonder Helps Ellington

27 January 2010

No stranger to the stages of Washington DC the legendary Stevie Wonder is coming to the rescue of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Posted in Front Page

MUSIC MATTERS: Caroling For a Cause

MUSIC MATTERS: Caroling For a Cause

11 December 2009

Young superstars like Miley Cyrus, Colbie Caillat, Ashley Tisdale and Kellie Pickler can be heard belting out the Holiday Hits.

Posted in Lifestyles Comments (1)

Music Matters: Ludacris Shops For the Cause

Music Matters: Ludacris Shops For the Cause

25 November 2009

Known for his rhymes Ludacris is gaining plenty of 'street cred' in the charity world.

Posted in Lifestyles

Music Matters: Amy Grant’s Holiday Message

Music Matters: Amy Grant’s Holiday Message

23 November 2009

Pop, Christian, Country, Christmas: Amy Grant has been categorized many different ways but whether putting her ‘Heart in Motion’ or ‘Decking the Halls,’ she is always an American.

Posted in Lifestyles Comments (1)

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