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Smokey Robinson named next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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The acting Librarian of Congress, David Mao announced today, July 5, that Smokey Robinson is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.The legendary singer will receive the prize in Washington, D.C. in November. A rhythm and blues icon whose career has spanned more than 50 years, Robinson is considered the […]

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2016 Kennedy Center Honors announced: Mavis Staples, James Taylor, Eagles, more to be honored

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the selection of five Honorees who will receive the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 39th annual national celebration of the arts are: Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues […]

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Interview: KeKe Wyatt talks music, juggling family and career

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Keke Wyatt is currently riding high on the release of her 4th studio album, Rated Love. This weekend the singer took time out to pay tribute to the legendary gospel artists, The Clark Sisters during the Essence Festival. The Theatre Muse spoke with the singer earlier in the week about the tribute, her music career and […]

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Review: NSO Pops ‘Forever Gershwin’ celebrates composer with fine-tuned performances

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The work of George Gershwin took center stage at the Kennedy Center on June 17-18. The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Pops presented “Forever Gershwin” which celebrated the musical contributions of the composer who left behind a treasure trove of songs. The night kicked off with Conductor Steven Reineke leading the orchestra in Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture.” […]

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DC Jazz Festival salutes Howard

Review: DC Jazz Festival salutes Howard University jazz on high note

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On Monday, June 13, the Kennedy Center was filled with the sounds of jazz. The DC Jazz Festival ended its four-day citywide jazz celebration with a salute to Howard University Jazz. The night, hosted by ABC Good Morning Washington’s Larry Smith included music from NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson whose songs included his hit “Killer […]

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Carolyn Malachi

Carolyn Malachi interview: Grammy nominated singer is ‘Blowing Smoke’

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It’s not easy walking away from a comfortable situation to chase your dreams, your passion, your heart cry. But Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi did just that. One Grammy nomination and several songs later, the tenth generation D.C. native who grew up in Brookland, is charting her own unique course in the world of music […]

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Hate in America airs on ID

‘Hate in America’: Documentary explores the world of hate crimes in America

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On Tuesday, May 17, the media was given a preview of the three-part series, “Hate in America” at an invitation-only screening at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.”Hate in America” airs Saturday, May 21on Investigation Discovery. The series is a collaboration between Investigation Discovery in partnership with The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) who opened their […]

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Grammys on the Hill Awards honors Zac Brown Band, as artists take stand for pay

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Representatives of the worlds of music and politics came together at The Recording Academy®’s 2016 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards. The event took place Wednesday, April 13 at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. Three-time GRAMMY® winners Zac Brown Band, received the Recording Artists’ Coalition® Award for their musical achievements and commitment to philanthropic causes, including […]

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