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A Year in Music
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

This year I have been trying something new to me. I’m trying my hands at a little music or concert review. It’s a chance to experiment with this nascent methodology I’m developing. ...

David Wimbish: Life, Death, Fundraising, and Festivals
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

At the 2012  Wild Goose , for an afternoon set at a tent tucked away on the backwoods of the festival site, a young North Carolina band blew minds and won fans. More than just a band — more like a multicolored movement of sonic jubilee —  David Wimbi ...

Sojo Session: Branches
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Our friends and up-and-coming musicians Branches trekked all the way from California and stopped by our office in D.C. last week to play a couple of their songs during their East Coast tour! ...

Freelance Whales Treat Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 8:38am | Type: Blog

Freelance Whales’ performance on Wednesday was a bit like my experience with Hurricane Sandy: One minute was jubilation at the prospect of no work for two days, and the next minute was a mellowed out restlessn ...

Kimbra: Eccentric But Enjoyable
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

On the whole, Kimbra’s music is enjoyable, particularly live. Her giddy disposition seems genuine, and it definitely raises crowd morale. It’s easy to tell that she loves what she does, and she’s good at it. K ...

Concerts and Controversial Opera Bring Faiths Together in St. Louis
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Terrorism stories are rarely happy stories, and yet the path Timothy O'Leary has taken — from bringing the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" to St. Louis last year to a Sept. 11 mem ...

Electric Burma and Amnesty International's Musical "Toast to Freedom"
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Amnesty International has released a new song, "Toast to Freedom," recorded by nearly 50 artists from around the world. Watch a video for the song and learn mo ...

World Malaria Day Concert for Sierra Leone
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

But the main thrust for engaging the fight against malaria is that it is a preventable disease. When I moved to DC, I –like perhaps most other 20-somethings—imagined this place as ...

Great Expectations: Obama, Bieber and Baby Jesus
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

President Obama spent Sunday reflecting on and celebrating the holy Incarnation — at church, at a children's hospital and at a concert with teen superstar Justin Bieber. The Baby Jesus has had stranger be ...