Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
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Capitol Steps
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Cirque du Soleil - Ovo
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Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
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Aug 17, 2017 |

Starbucks refugee Paula Boggs and her band traverse jazz, world, rock and Americana. They released their debut CD "A Buddha State of Mind" in 2010 and will release "Carnival of Miracles, produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker in March 2015. Their sound is "soulgrass," it's always about "the message" as the band performs nationally. As one radio fan put it, "an enigmatic, original voice with great feeling, this artist's best work is ahead of her. I hope she can find a place in an empty soulless music industry of today. A female Leonard Cohen? I think so and I mean that as a compliment." "Paula Boggs' unique voice, sharp and witty writing, and knack for producing slick melodies and jazzy-bluesy rock music is enlightening. Her music is folksy at times, pop-like at others, and balanced out by some charming mid-tempo stuff that is quite refreshing...[and] her authentic voice makes all of her work sound genuine, modern, and reflective." - Mike DeGagne, Freelance Music Critic, AllMusic

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Aug 18, 2017 | From $10.00

XYZT: Interactive Art Show for the whole family June 1st - September 3rd Enjoy an exploratory virtual experience through ten digital light sculptures at DC's first innovative art space - ARTECHOUSE. This interactive, multi-space digital art installation lets you manipulate time and space. Step into imaginary territory, manipulate algorithms and immerse yourself into a virtual playground of digital landscapes at XYZT. Whether you are walking on floors that react to footsteps, manipulating light particles within a giant digital cube or blowing into glass boxes and witnessing virtual letters that assemble and disassemble as by a touch of magic, you are in for an immersive sensory encounter. XYZT: Abstract Landscapes is a world-travelled installation by internationally acclaimed contemporary digital artists and multimedia choreographers Adrien M & Claire B. Daytime admission 10am-4pm $10-15 Evening admission 5:30pm-10pm $25 More info at www.artechouse.com A hands-on experience for the whole family. Ages 6+

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Aug 18, 2017 |
SZA Smino & Ravyn Lenae
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Residente
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Cirque du Soleil - Ovo
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Aug 17, 2017 |

Walter Trout announces new release, ALIVE in Amsterdam, recorded live in Amsterdam on the blues legend???s comeback tour & released June 17th on Mascot/Provogue. Battle Scars World Tour to hit the US and Europe this year. To be released June 17th on Mascot/Provogue, ALIVE in Amsterdam is the sound of a man announcing his resurrection after a period on the ropes. As Trout???s army of international fans are painfully aware, recent times have taken the bandleader to the brink, following a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and hepatitis C in 2013. Trout???s rebirth began with a successful transplant in May 2014, and gathered pace with 2015???s Battle Scars: the acclaimed studio album that channeled his near-death experience into raw autobiographical songs. Walter Trout has never sounded so alive. The date is November 28th, 2015. The location is Amsterdam???s opulent Royal Theatre Carr??. And the occasion is a live performance of the blues-rock legend at full-throttle. ???We were rocking,??? remembers Trout of the comeback concert captured on ALIVE in Amsterdam. ???If people are expecting a laid-back show, that???s not what they???ll get. This is potent stuff?????? Yet for this lifelong road-warrior, a return to the stage was always the ultimate goal. And last summer, as Trout headed out on a comeback tour that blew the roof off venues from the Royal Albert Hall to Buddy Guy???s Legends club in Chicago, every fan in the house saw that the man wasn???t just back, he was better than ever. ???That whole tour was kinda triumphant for me,??? Trout reflects. ???Just to be back, after what I went through. But also to be playing with a renewed energy and commitment. ???I???d gone through a few years of symptoms,??? he continues, ???where I???d get hand-cramps, dizzy spells and chronic fatigue onstage. It was a struggle. On this last tour, I wasn???t struggling. We were having a great time. We couldn???t stop. ??????ALIVE in Amsterdam captures the atmosphere.??? It???s true: listen to ALIVE in Amsterdam and you???ll experience the same white-knuckle ride as the fans who filled the Royal Theatre Carr??. It???s fitting that the Amsterdam show starts with an introduction by Trout???s wife and manager, Marie, who gave the bluesman the courage to fight on during his lowest points. ???Having Marie on the album is very meaningful for me,??? he says, ???because she???s the one who kept me alive. She kept me fighting and wouldn???t let me give up.??? Trout himself hits the stage like a wrecking-ball, opening with an scorching burst of solo guitar (???Sometimes, when I get up there, I have so much energy that I???m bursting out of my skin???). When he launches into the set, meanwhile, all bets are off. ???We never have a setlist,??? explains the frontman of his seat-of-the-pants interplay with drummer Michael Leasure, keyboards ace Sammy Avila and bassist Johnny Griparic. ???We play very spontaneously, and I gauge it by the crowd and how the show is going.??? Trout says. ???Instead I had to cancel an entire year of touring. That???s what the song on Battle Scars, ???My Ship Came In??? is about: My ship came in and I missed it! I???d waited all my life for a record label to get behind me to that extent, and then that plan fell apart.??? Trout is now moving triumphantly forward in his 50th year as a guitarist. He is in the midst of a global tour with his band: keyboardist Sammy Avila, drummer Michael Leasure, and new bassist Johnny Griparic, who joined in time to record Battle Scars in Los Angeles??? Kingsize Soundlabs with Trout???s longtime producer Eric Corne. ???I don???t take this lightly,??? Trout declares. ???Marie says that all of the people who donated to our fundraiser for my medical expenses??? ??? which generated more than $240,000 ??? ???bought stock in me and my liver. When I play for them now, I have a responsibility to give back and offer the very best that I have.???

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Bowie Baysox vs. Erie Seawolves
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Aug 17, 2017 | Free

Dance Place's Art on 8th: Live Music on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street MarketThursday just got a lot livelier! From May through September, Dance Place hosts Art on 8th, free live music concerts on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. Enjoy an evening outdoors, listening and maybe even dancing, to a talented list of performers, including trumpeter Freddie Dunn, Rumba Club, Jack Gregori - The Human Country Jukebox, jazz vocalist Ayanna Gregory and many others.

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Aug 17, 2017 |

As one of the most versatile and accommodating spaces in the Washington DC area, Jammin' Java Music Club and Cafe is perfect for any private function you have in the works - day or night. Named the DC area's classiest music club by the Washington Post and Washington DC's best live music venue by America Online's CityGuide, our award-winning design creates an atmosphere that is intimate, comfortable and stylish - and our live music capabilities can add a special edge to an otherwise standard occasion. Plan your next party with Jammin' Java and we guarantee you'll walk away feeling like a rock star.

Aug 17, 2017 | From $118.44

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Aug 18, 2017 | From $7.50

Women of Civil War Alexandria Walking TourMany think the Civil War was fought by men, but women had plenty to do in the fight for rights, trade and freedom. Alexandria was a city with Southern sympathies continuously occupied as a Northern supply depot. The women of Alexandria experienced the war not as a battle but as a day-to-day way of life. The National Women's History Museum shows how the war was not just fought with muskets and bayonets, but also with trade and supplies. You can experience the unique stories of a diverse group of women on this walking tour through history meeting at The Lyceum in Alexandria.

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Aug 17, 2017 |

A leading figure of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard remains best known for authoring the perennial anthem "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother." Born November 13, 1946, in Soper, Oklahoma, Hubbard and his family relocated to Dallas during the mid-'50s; there he learned to play guitar, eventually forming a folk group with fellow aspiring musician Michael Martin Murphey. Befriended by the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Hubbard later formed a trio named Three Faces West, which regularly performed at the Outpost club in Red River, New Mexico, a musical hotbed also trafficked by artists including Steve lb and Bill & Bonnie Hearne. Upon the breakup of Three Faces West, Hubbard toured the Southwestern coffeehouse circuit as a solo act before forming another group, Texas Fever; they too proved short-lived, and he returned to New Mexico to again take up residence at the Outpost. While in Red River, Hubbard rekindled his friendship with Walker, who in 1973 recorded Hubbard's most famous (if least representative) composition, "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother," on his acclaimed Viva Terlingua LP. The success of the album guaranteed Hubbard instant cult status within progressive country circles, and at the same time, he set about organizing a new backing band, dubbed the Cowboy Twinkies. Considered by many the first cowpunk group -- their regular set lists included everything from Merle Haggard songs to a show-stopping cover of Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown" -- the Cowboy Twinkies' music met considerable resistance in both country and rock quarters; frustrated, Hubbard funded a demo tape that won the group a contract with Atlantic. However, the label left the band in limbo, and they finally jumped ship to Warner Bros., which shipped them off to Nashville to record their debut LP, Ray Wylie Hubbard & the Cowboy Twinkies. Released in 1975, the album suffered from label-imposed over-production and fared poorly; Hubbard did not resurface prior to 1978, when he signed to Willie Nelson's short-lived Lone Star imprint to record Off the Wall, which contained his own version of "Redneck Mother." The following year Hubbard acquired a new backing unit in the form of the Lost Gonzo Band, previously Walker's supporting group; comprising guitarist John Inmon, bassist Bob Livingston, and drummer Paul Pearcy, they recorded the live LP Caught in the Act. By 1984, Hubbard was backed by the Bugs Henderson Trio, which featured guitarist Henderson, bassist Bobby Chitwood, and drummer Ron Thompson; with them he cut another live effort, Something About the Night. Hubbard didn't record for another eight years, instead building a small but loyal following through constant touring. Finally, he issued Lost Train of Thought on his own Misery Loves Co. label in 1992, followed in 1995 by the Dejadisc release Loco Gringos Lament. Dangerous Spirits appeared two years later, and in 1999 Hubbard returned with Crusades of the Restless Nights. Eternal & Lowdown, which was issued in summer 2001, captured the haunting poetics of religion, philosophy, and salvation. It was followed in 2003 by the raw and gripping Growl, the laid-back Delirium Tremolos in 2005, and Snake Farm in 2006. Hubbard's near constant touring schedule and curating his own Grit 'N' Groove Festival in 2009 and 2010 kept him busy. He eventually emerged with A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C) in 2011, and followed it up with The Grifter's Hymnal in 2012. In April 2015, Hubbard released another self-produced set, The Ruffian's Misfortune, which like his previous two albums was released through his own Bordello Records imprint. Later in 2015, Hubbard was slated to publish his long-awaited autobiography, A Life...Well, Lived.

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Love Jones The Musical
Aug 17, 2017 | From $111.55 Get Tickets!
Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury
Aug 18, 2017 | From $5.75 Get Tickets!
Aug 17, 2017 | From $10.00

XYZT: Interactive Art Show for the whole family June 1st - September 3rd Enjoy an exploratory virtual experience through ten digital light sculptures at DC's first innovative art space - ARTECHOUSE. This interactive, multi-space digital art installation lets you manipulate time and space. Step into imaginary territory, manipulate algorithms and immerse yourself into a virtual playground of digital landscapes at XYZT. Whether you are walking on floors that react to footsteps, manipulating light particles within a giant digital cube or blowing into glass boxes and witnessing virtual letters that assemble and disassemble as by a touch of magic, you are in for an immersive sensory encounter. XYZT: Abstract Landscapes is a world-travelled installation by internationally acclaimed contemporary digital artists and multimedia choreographers Adrien M & Claire B. Daytime admission 10am-4pm $10-15 Evening admission 5:30pm-10pm $25 More info at www.artechouse.com A hands-on experience for the whole family. Ages 6+

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A.J. Croce & Robbie Fulks
Aug 18, 2017 | From $326.60 Get Tickets!
Aug 17, 2017 |

At turns ethereal and powerful, Moonrise Nation???releasing their debut album, Glamour Child, on July 28???create aural experiences that pulse from ear to heart. The trio of keyboardist-Arden Baldinger, cellist Eva Baldinger, and guitarist Emma McCall (all share songwriting and vocal duties) hails from Oak Park, Illinois, also home to Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright. Like those kindred spirits, their storytelling begins in a very personal place, but is always sculpted into something universal. Its first single is the title track, about a toxic relationship, which has already tallied nearly a million streams. As teenagers, the Americana-pop Moonrise Nation played local bars, put their music on SoundCloud, and recorded a folky, self-titled EP, produced by David Z (Prince, Etta James). It was released in 2014 by his brother, Bobby Z (a member of the Revolution, Prince???s band), who continues to serve as an artistic sounding board for the trio. Glamour Child, Moonrise Nation???s latest album, was produced by Stephen Shirk (Delta Spirit, Alabama Shakes) and took three years to make. A vivid time capsule of the trio???s growth from teenagers to adulthood, it captures the vertiginous, Millennial high-lows of self-confidence and doubt, happiness and practicality, innocence and reality.

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Stabbing Westward
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SahBabii
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Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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