Shear Madness
Mar
1
to Nov 26

Shear Madness

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Performances are ongoing - please check schedule here for performance dates/times from March 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017. Click here for performance dates/times from Oct 3 - Nov. 26, 2017.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jun
15
to Aug 27

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Toby's Dinner Theatre (map)
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Bring the entire family to this Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers and his amazing coat as it comes to vibrant life through uplifting song and dance. Country, Calypso, Pop, Rock and Roll – this non-stop, eclectic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is the reason ‘Joseph’ is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” No less than five show-stopping female leads with roots at Toby’s Dinner Theatre return to become part of its present. In a first-ever casting coup for the landmark Columbia, Maryland theater, the five veteran performers have agreed to return to the stage as the Narrator in this summer’s revival of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

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    Capitol Steps
    Jun
    30
    to Sep 30

    Capitol Steps

    • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade (map)
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    For over thirty years, the Capitol Steps have been putting Washington's hottest scandals to your favorite tunes. Watch us summarize three decades of headlines in a single musical number.

    Performances: Every Friday and Saturday July 7 - September 30, 2017

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    Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
    Jul
    18
    to Aug 20

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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    Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

    Recommended for age 8 and up.

    Dates: July 18 - August 20, 2017, various hours

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    Exhibit: "Trench Town Rock Experience"
    Aug
    1
    to Aug 31

    Exhibit: "Trench Town Rock Experience"

    • Huntington Community Center (map)
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    Don't miss the resilient and vibrant Errol McKinson's original work! Throughout his early childhood years, Errol became extremely interested in Impressionism. Errol strives to present nature in its truest form. He specializes in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. These media bring to life the warm majesty of his experiences from “back home” in Jamaica and incorporate awe-inspiring visions of the beauty that surround him in the United States.

    Gallery hours MON – THUR: 7 AM – 9 PM; FRI: 7 AM – 7 PM; SAT: 9 AM – 3 PM.

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    Into the Woods Jr.
    Aug
    4
    to Aug 20

    Into the Woods Jr.

    Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters -- Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

    Performances run weekends from Friday August 4, 2017 through Sunday August 20, 2017 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. 

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    The Juniper Tree and Bastianello
    Aug
    11
    to Aug 20

    The Juniper Tree and Bastianello

    • Wolf Trap - The Barns (map)
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    The Juniper Tree and Bastianello both come from world of fairy tales and folk tales – the former as a Brothers Grimm tale, and the latter from a centuries-old collection of Italian stories. They treat their shared subject material of family with warmth, humor, heartbreak and redemption.  Read synopsis.

    New production, sung in English with projected text
    Running time: 2.5 hours including 1 intermission

    Inside the Opera pre-show talk begins 1 hour before curtain at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap

    Friday, August 11 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, August 13 at 3 pm
    Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm

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    The Nerd - A Comedy
    Aug
    11
    to Aug 26

    The Nerd - A Comedy

    Willum Cubbert owes a hugh debt to Rick Steadman, whom he has never met but who once saved his life. He is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectantly on the night of his 34th birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd" - a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence, and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence - a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play. 

    Performance Dates
    Friday, August 11, 18 & 25 at 8 p.m.
    Saturday, August 12 & 19 at 8 p.m.
    Sunday, August 13 & 20 at 2 p.m.
    Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m. (final performance)

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    Fabulous Fridays
    Aug
    18
    5:00pm 5:00pm

    Fabulous Fridays

    Come out for an evening of outdoor fun! Enjoy unlimited rides on the Watkins Regional Park's train and carousel, as well as unlimited rounds of golf for one price per person. Note: Advance tickets are not available. Subject to change due to inclement weather.

    Age: All ages are welcome!

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    Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
    Aug
    19
    11:00am11:00am

    Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival

    This is the 8th ANNUAL Maryland Tradition! The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 65,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more! Find out what over 37,000 people have come to enjoy. Held in two sessions. Session #1/11 am3-pm; Session #2/5 pm-9 pm.

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    Fossil Deposit Interpretation
    Aug
    19
    12:00pm12:00pm

    Fossil Deposit Interpretation

    Dinosaur Park is a 41-acre park in Laurel, Maryland, featuring a rare deposit of fossils from the Cretaceous Period (144 to 65 million years ago). On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, you can join paleontologists and and volunteers on-site to interpret fossil deposits. Fun for all ages!

    Photo credit: autumnwalk.com

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    Lights ! Cameras ! Action! Movie In The Park
    Aug
    19
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Lights ! Cameras ! Action! Movie In The Park

    "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" Enjoy movie night with family and friends of all ages this summer starting at sunset on the Green at beautiful Watkins Park. Before the movie, stop at the Watkins Summer Operations for unlimited train rides, mini golf, carousel rides, and face painting from 6 to 8 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be sold on site. Movie ONLY: Free

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    David Sedaris
    Aug
    19
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    David Sedaris

    One of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, David Sedaris’ sardonic wit and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR's most popular commentators, as well as a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. A two-time Grammy nominee with over seven million copies of his books in print, Sedaris’ storytelling comes alive on stage for one evening only.

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    Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
    Aug
    19
    to Aug 20

    Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival

    This is the 8th ANNUAL Maryland Tradition! The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 65,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!  Find out what over 37,000 people have come to enjoy. 

    Session 1: 11am-3pm   /   Session 2: 5pm-9pm

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    Alif Laila & Sitar Niketan
    Aug
    20
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    Alif Laila & Sitar Niketan

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    Alif Laila's sitar recital, accompanied on tabla by Nitin Mitta, will be a unique audio-visual concert with the Alif's watercolor painting images portraying the emotions of the ragas played, presented in partnership with APCA (Advancement & Promotion of Charitable Activities). A lecture demonstration on Indian classical music and sitar, through a master class of Sitar Niketan students, will precede the sitar recital.

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    Sheila E.
    Aug
    20
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Sheila E.

    Grammy-nominated R&B and pop sensation Sheila E. will bring her rhythmic grooves to the stage with hits like "The Glamorous Life," "The Belle of St. Mark," "Hold Me," "Sister Fate" and "A Love Bizarre." Performing since the age of 5, this world-class drummer and percussionist has collaborated with legends Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Beyonce, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, George Duke and most notably, Prince, who worked with her to produce her first album.

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    Fabulous Fridays
    Aug
    25
    5:00pm 5:00pm

    Fabulous Fridays

    Come out for an evening of outdoor fun! Enjoy unlimited rides on the Watkins Regional Park's train and carousel, as well as unlimited rounds of golf for one price per person. Note: Advance tickets are not available. Subject to change due to inclement weather.

    Age: All ages are welcome!

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    Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services (PETS) Show Off
    Aug
    26
    8:00am 8:00am

    Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services (PETS) Show Off

    Come out and support The Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, Inc. (PETS) Show Off Horse Show. The 100% volunteer staff provides free, skill-based riding and horsemanship lessons to Prince George's County residents dealing with various disabilities. PETS sponsored, by M-NCPPC, operates out of the E-8 barn at The Prince George's County Equestrian Center.

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    Michael Bolton, Dave Koz & Larry Graham
    Aug
    30
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Michael Bolton, Dave Koz & Larry Graham

    Grammy-winning pop singer Michael Bolton best known for “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” and his version of “When a Man Loves a Woman” makes his Wolf Trap debut alongside Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz and Grammy-nominated guitar master Larry Graham of Graham Central Station and Sly & the Family Stone.

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    IOGP Grand Prix of America
    Sep
    1
    to Sep 5

    IOGP Grand Prix of America

    Power boat racing at its fastest and finest. The Grand Prix of America, being held for the first time in the Washington DC metro, is part of the IOGP Cup of Americas. It features the two premier powerboat racing classes – IOGP F1 ChampBoat Series and IOGP X-Boat Series. Come out for a day of fun and excitement including boat show and music fest.

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    Kenny Lattimore
    Sep
    1
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Kenny Lattimore

    Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore has landed another Top 10 hit with “Love Me Back.” The simple feel-good track was the lead single from Lattimore’s seventh R&B solo album, Anatomy of a Love Song. The project was the first release from the singer’s eOne Music-distributed Sincere Soul Records. 

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    1st Annual DMV Music Festival
    Sep
    2
    7:00am 7:00am

    1st Annual DMV Music Festival

    For the first time ever, Victory Promotions and Ben Hated will bring to the DMV the 1st Annual DMV Music Festival starring Washington, D.C. homegrown talent Ginuwine, R&B crooners Joe and Tyrese, and the Princess of R&B Soul Monica, with special guest Vivian Green.  This is the first of many to come to the DMV area.

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    Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Sep
    2
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Squirrel Nut Zippers

    Ladies and gentlemen.. they're back. Squirrel Nut Zippers band's music - a fusion of Delta blues, gypsy jazz, 1930s–era swing, klezmer, and other styles - can be heard again. Reunited in 2016 with just a few of the band members, they will be making limited U.S. performances. 

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    Hidden Spaces Tour
    Sep
    3
    4:00pm 4:00pm

    Hidden Spaces Tour

    Ever wonder what’s behind the doors that say “Staff Only” and “Do Not Enter”? Montpelier staff will give you a behind-the-scenes tour! These areas include cellars, the attic, the walk-in vault, the Summer House and the Carriage House. You’ll learn about the construction of the house and the changes over its 230 year history, including 20th century modernizations such as electricity and HVAC. Older clothes and comfortable shoes recommended. FREE

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    Asleep At the Wheel
    Sep
    3
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Asleep At the Wheel

    Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia[1] and is based in Austin, Texas. The band has won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception, released over twenty albums, and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their highest-charting single, "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read", peaked at No. 10 in 1975.

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    Shinyribs
    Sep
    4
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Shinyribs

    Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily he chose the guitar. 

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    Sting
    Sep
    5
    to Sep 7

    Sting

    • Wolf Trap - Filene Center (map)
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    With Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros.. Dates: Sept 5-7, 2017 

    Sting, the former frontman of The Police who has garnered 16 Grammy Awards and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes his Wolf Trap debut

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    Matthew Sweet
    Sep
    7
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    Matthew Sweet

    Tomorrow Forever, Matthew Sweet’s fifth album of new material in this century, the first since 2011’s Modern Art and 14th overall in a recording career spanning more than three decades, is teeming with his signature sounds and ongoing preoccupations. But the expansive 17-song work—available June 16, 2017 in CD, double 180-gram-vinyl LP, CD and digital configurations via Sweet’s own newly launched Honeycomb Hideout imprint through Sony’s RED Distribution—takes these familiar elements into previously unexplored territory, reflecting profound changes in his life. Essentially, Tomorrow Forever contemplates a knotty epistemological question: Does what is real extend beyond what the consciousness can readily grasp?

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    Morgan Heritage
    Sep
    7
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Morgan Heritage

    In the wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album. They achieved this by staying true to their formula of authentic Reggae with an effusively eclectic mix. In their latest quest to keep Reggae music relevant in a continuously evolving world of music, Morgan Heritage presents “Avrakedabra”.

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    Zakk Sabbath
    Sep
    7
    8:30pm 8:30pm

    Zakk Sabbath

    With Lionize

    For a band with so little pretense, sometimes it can be easy to forget just how much the respected DC quartet Lionize has accomplished since their inception in 2004. From being the first band to play both Bonnaroo and the Vans Warped Tour in the same year to their five full-length albums to virtually non-stop touring year after year, the groove-heavy rock group has dared to do more than most bands could ever hope to accomplish. On the release of their most recent album, Superczar and the Vulture, produced by the famed J. Robbins and their first on Pentimento Music Company, the band showcases their live sound in a way that they have never done before, allowing the listener an unprecedented look at the experience of hearing the songs played live in front of them.

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    The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston
    Sep
    8
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston

    As any R&B enthusiast will attest, the name Gerald Alston has always been synonymous with soul, elegance and sophistication. The one voice you never get tired of.  The Manhattans won a Grammy in 1980 for the big hit “Shining Star”.  Other hits include "Kiss and Say Goodbye" and "Forever By Your Side." Alston, the last remaining member of The Manhattans from back in their heyday, returns to the stage to sing the hits we remember and love.

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    Dwight Yoakam
    Sep
    8
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Dwight Yoakam

    • Modell Performing Acrts Center at the Lyric (map)
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    The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or bluer in this case, which may be why Dwight Yoakam hadn’t thought of doing a bluegrass album over the years. It was always already implicit in his music, from “Miner’s Prayer” on his first album 30 years ago to his one-off collaborations with Ralph Stanley and Earl Scruggs. If you listened hard, you could even hear that strain of mountain music in the melodies and harmonic sense of his most rocked-out country hits. He wasn’t consciously thinking through the years that he could bust out the mandolins to confirm his Kentucky bona fides – “Melodically, it’s just part of my nature,” Yoakam says, “part of the birthright, I guess, in my DNA.”

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    An Inspector Calls
    Sep
    8
    to Oct 1

    An Inspector Calls

    The unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole. He arrives just as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. The Inspector reveals that a girl called Eva Smith, has taken her own life by drinking disinfectant. The family are horrified but initially confused as to why the Inspector has called to see them. What follows is a tense and uncomfortable investigation by an all-knowing Inspector through which the family discover that they are all in fact caught up in this poor girl's death.

    Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.  Performances run weekends from Friday September 8, 2017 through Sunday October 1, 2017 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. 

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    Dead Cross
    Sep
    8
    8:30pm 8:30pm

    Dead Cross

    With Secret Chiefs 3

    Dead Cross emerged out of a series of impractical schemes, fallen-through plans, and last-minute musical experimentation. Shows were scheduled before a single song was written, fans were formed before even one show was played. The chaos of its creation seems apt; after all, the band is comprised entirely of artists who have thrived playing tightly-coiled turmoil—intelligent dissonance disguised as disorder. 

    Consisting of Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain, and Mike Patton, the impressive, expansive, and eclectic list of prior bands collectively played in would be enough to ensure the unyielding ferocity of the music... but a resume isn’t necessary, here. Dead Cross stands on its own, speaks volumes with its multilayered evil-genius vocals, manic guitar riffs, and brutal rhythms.

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    Prince George's County Family, Health & Home EXPO
    Sep
    9
    to Sep 10

    Prince George's County Family, Health & Home EXPO

    A family friendly FREE event featuring health screenings.

    his event will encourage the families in our local communities to make time for regular physical activity. Because of its grassroots nature, the event provides an excellent opportunity for local organizations to showcase the health-related programs, products, and services they offer. Families will be introduced to local healthcare, home care and service professionals, practitioners, and fitness gurus. 

    Dates/Times: Sept 9 from 10am-6pm; Sept 10 from 10am-5pm

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    Gustavo Dudamel and The National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
    Sep
    9
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Gustavo Dudamel and The National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

    Making their Wolf Trap debut, the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Gustavo Dudamel will perform Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major as well as a series of signature Latin American showpieces. “For sheer exuberance and enthusiasm, nothing compares to the playing of these richly talented young Venezuelans” (The Guardian).

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    Chante Moore
    Sep
    9
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Chante Moore

    Since arriving on the R&B music scene over 15 years ago via her sensual debut single "Love's Taken Over," Chante Moore has flourished into an accomplished female favorite. Billboard singles like "It's Alright," "This Time" and the top two smash "Chante's Got a Man" helped put her name on a short list of artists known for consistency. After recording two duet projects with fellow R&B vocalist Kenny Lattimore (who was her husband for six years) and achieving regard in the gospel world, the Grammy-nominated vocalist returned to the solo spotlight with her new CD, Love the Woman, on Peak Records.

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    Michel Martelly
    Sep
    9
    to Sep 10

    Michel Martelly

    Michel Martelly was the President of Haiti from May 2011 until February 2016. Martelly is one of Haiti's best-known musicians going by the stage name Sweet Micky. As a singer and keyboardist, "Sweet Micky" is known for his “compas” music, a style of Haitian dance music sung predominantly in the Haitian Creole language, but he blended this with other styles. Martelly, a keyboardist and the self-proclaimed "President of Compas," popularized a "new generation" of compas with smaller bands relying on synthesizers and electronic instruments. From 1989 to 2008, Martelly recorded over a dozen studio albums and a number of live CDs. Martelly has been heralded as a pioneer of a unique genre of “compas.” He is the most recognized musician and public personality in Haiti.

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    Music in Mind: Duo Down the Danube
    Sep
    10
    3:00pm 3:00pm

    Music in Mind: Duo Down the Danube

    • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
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    The Stern/Andrist Duo takes a musical cruise from Vienna to Bratislava to Budapest to Bucharest. The river carries us predictably eastward, but there is no even keel with this music. Schubert hides the greatest profundity and intimacy behind flashiness and humorously overblown grandeur in his Rondo in B Minor. Dohnányi follows the path of decadence only to arrive at childlike innocence in his Sonata in C-sharp Minor. Bartók finds opportunities for suave voice-leading in the gritty outpourings of a gypsy band in his Rhapsody No.1. Enescu's Sonata No. 3, "dans le caractère populaire roumain" demands a texture of gossamer—at first. After that, the main goal is to finish the piece without breaking the instruments or setting them on fire!

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    Rick Springfield & Richard Marx
    Sep
    10
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Rick Springfield & Richard Marx

    In their joint Wolf Trap debut, ‘80s heartthrobs Rick Springfield and Richard Marx join forces for a stripped-down storytellers concert featuring hits like “Jessie’s Girl” (Springfield) and “Right Here Waiting” (Marx). “We can’t recall the last time an “unplugged” show was this electrifying” (Axs.com)

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    Tom Jones
    Sep
    10
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Tom Jones

    Sir Thomas John Woodward, also known by his stage name Tom Jones, a Welsh singer whose career has spanned six decades, from his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-1960s with a string of top hits, regular touring, appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011), and career comebacks—to coaching on The Voice UK from 2012 (with the exception of 2016). Jones's powerful voice has been described as a "full-throated, robust baritone". His performing range has included pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel.

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    Music in Mind: Berndt Thurner, vibraphone
    Sep
    11
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Music in Mind: Berndt Thurner, vibraphone

    • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
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    In this profoundly meditative and immersive musical experience, Austrian vibraphonist Berndt Thurner performs Stuart Saunders Smith’s solo vibraphone work, The Deep.  Expressing the expansiveness of the ocean and subtle variety of waves, the composer has said, “On the surface, The Deep sounds like it’s dealing with repetition, but the larger repetition is that none of the repetitions are the same.”

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    Bellydance Evolution presents "Fantasm - Odyssey of Dreams"
    Sep
    12
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Bellydance Evolution presents "Fantasm - Odyssey of Dreams"

    The timeless tales of Scheherazade and the heroes of Arabian folklore will be reimagined for the stage as we follow Sinbad on his voyages across imaginative worlds. More than 20 dancers will pull from a variety of Middle Eastern and contemporary folkloric dance styles to bring these mythical characters to life, set to an original score by Paul Dinletir, audiomachine’s co-founder and head composer.  Artistic Director: Jillina Carlano

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    UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey
    Sep
    12
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey

    As original members of UB40, Ali, Mickey and Astro helped to define reggae music for a generation. The multi-racial band, formed in 1979 in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley, pooled a diverse set of influences to put a fresh, indigenous slant on Jamaican reggae. After encouragement from Chrissie Hynde, who offered them support slots with her chart-topping band The Pretenders, they recorded their independently released debut album, Signing Off, on an eight-track tape machine in the home of producer Bob Lamb. An unexpected number two album, it gave them the conviction to chart their own course.

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    Tom Jones
    Sep
    12
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Tom Jones

    • The Theatre at MGM National Harbor (map)
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    Sir Thomas John Woodward, also known by his stage name Tom Jones, a Welsh singer whose career has spanned six decades, from his emergence as a vocalist in the mid-1960s with a string of top hits, regular touring, appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011), and career comebacks—to coaching on The Voice UK from 2012 (with the exception of 2016). Jones's powerful voice has been described as a "full-throated, robust baritone". His performing range has included pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel.

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    2Cellos
    Sep
    12
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    2Cellos

    Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. The internationally famous YouTube sensations have broken the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock.

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    Yes
    Sep
    13
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Yes

    Featuring 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jon Anderson (YES’s original singer), keyboardist Rick Wakeman, and guitarist Trevor "Owner of a Lonely Heart" Rabin, the trio reunites after 25 years to reform the definitive YES lineup.

    Featuring John Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman

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    Muscadine Bloodline
    Sep
    14
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Muscadine Bloodline

    Unapologetically Alabama. There’s a new force making major waves in country music. Natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster came together to form Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. With three single releases under their belt and a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast, they’ve hit the ground running from day 1. 

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    Dennis DeYoung & The Music of STYX
    Sep
    14
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Dennis DeYoung & The Music of STYX

    • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (map)
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    Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and songwriter on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert with six piece band showcases all the STYX greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Expect to hear all eight Top 10 hits including “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Best Of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” plus classic rock anthems “Renegade,” “Rockin’ The Paradise” and more.

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    Sizzla
    Sep
    14
    9:00pm 9:00pm

    Sizzla

    Sizzla Kalonji, or simply Sizzla (born Miguel Orlando Collins, 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae musician. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is well-known for his unusual productivity.

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    NextNOW Fest
    Sep
    15
    to Sep 16

    NextNOW Fest

    • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD (map)
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    Be a part of what’s next now.

    It’s about making discoveries and building community through new experiences -- together.

    NextNOW Fest is an arts festival for Terps, by Terps. Co-curated with student groups and on-campus departments, this artistic playground amplifies the voices of intriguing, inventive performing and visual artists from around campus and the country.

    Often surprising, sometimes unconventional and always exciting, NextNOW Fest creates an unexpected festival experience at the creative hub of the performing arts at the University of Maryland.

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    Australian String Quartet
    Sep
    15
    7:00pm 7:00pm

    Australian String Quartet

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    Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has created unforgettable performances for audiences across the globe for more than 30 years, all with the goal of creating chemistry and amplifying intimacy through experiences that connect people. Their distinctive sound is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, handcrafted between 1743 and 1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy.

    Dale Barltrop, Violin; Francesca Hiew, Violin; Stephen King, Viola; Sharon Grigoryan, Cello

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    Andres Cepeda
    Sep
    15
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Andres Cepeda

    Andrés Cepeda (born July 7, 1973) is a popular Colombian singer and songwriter. He was born in Bogotá, the youngest of five children. He displayed an inclination towards music from an early age, studying piano since the age of 5. He composed his first piece at the age of 12. His musical career began as the lead voice of Poligamia, a latin rock-pop group which he founded with some friends during his adolescence. After Poligamia was disbanded, Cepeda continued with his musical career as a soloist, finding success in different musical genres such as bolero and Balada, among other romantic genres. His album El carpintero achieved quadruple-platinum sales in Colombia.

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    2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show
    Sep
    16
    to Sep 17

    2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show

    Joint Base Andrews is scheduled to hold a free air show, featuring the Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Among other commemorations, this year's Joint Base Andrews Air Show will celebrate the Air Force's 70th Birthday.

    Parking is at FedEx Field. Shuttles to the Air Show will run from FedEx Field. 

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    Cop for a Day
    Sep
    16
    2:00pm 2:00pm

    Cop for a Day

    Save the date!  Cop for a Day takes place on September 16, 2017 at Bowie Town Center. Participants can get a sense of what it's like to be a Police Officer by taking part in a series of activities.  At the Bowie Town Center (parking lot area facing Evergreen Parkway).

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    3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert
    Sep
    16
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert

    With Jefferson Starship and Crack the Sky

    We are proud to announce that for 2017 our theme is Music Healing Heroes. We have partnered with 2 charities for this year's Benefit Concert. K9s For Warriors and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. 

    Crack the Sky, The Dave DeMarco Band and Midnite Run are returning to the Pier and we are excited to have Jefferson Starship join the ranks! We believe that Music can Heal Heroes and are all committed to raise funds to support these 2 worthy causes!

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    Sheila E.
    Sep
    16
    7:00pm 7:00pm

    Sheila E.

    For decades, Sheila E. has followed the beat of her own drum, creating and sharing her passion and talent with the world. Music has had such a profound effect on her life and career—saving her from dark times—and she would love nothing more than to give you an opportunity to be touched by the same force. 

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    The Color Run
    Sep
    17
    8:00am 8:00am

    The Color Run

    The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries.

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    Grassroots Expo
    Sep
    17
    10:00am10:00am

    Grassroots Expo

    City of Hyattsville will hold its Grassroots Expo spearheaded by Hyattsville’s Department of Public Works and supported by the Hyattsville Environment Committee. It will focus on “stormwater management and conservation landscapes. FREE

    At 1 p.m. Thomas Rainer, coauthor of Planting in a Post Wild World, will speak about designing landscapes and gardens that provide ecological benefits while satisfying our craving for beauty and nature.

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    Daddy Yankee
    Sep
    17
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Daddy Yankee

    This Puerto Rican superstar’s megahit “Gasolina” “detonated a global reggaeton explosion that irrevocably altered the business, sound and aesthetic of Latin music” (Billboard). His 2017 smash hit, “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi (and Justin Bieber on the remix), is “well en route to becoming the song of the summer” (Rolling Stone).

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    Jake Clemons
    Sep
    18
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Jake Clemons

    If you take the mysterious, rugged side of Johnny Cash and mix it with the soulful down to earth love child of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons – shaken not stirred of course – you end up with the unique and talented Jake Clemons. He plays the guitar, sax, piano, and drums, he writes music, he sings, he loves rock ‘n roll! In January 2017, Clemons released a solo album titled Fear & Love.

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    Lizz Wright
    Sep
    20
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    Lizz Wright

    Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright is a steward of American music bringing brilliant color and vibrancy to singular original works and compositions by some of the greatest songwriters of our time. Wright has garnered widespread attention as one of the most venerable popular singers of her generation through the release of five critically acclaimed albums. From her breakout Verve debut album Salt to her latest viral success with a rendition of “The Nearness Of You” [new music video released in advance of Wright’s appearance at The Apollo Theater (Oct. 22, 2016) celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday has more than 1.5 million views on Facebook], Wright lives life filled with beautiful possibilities centered on the power of song.

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