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Interview by Jon Amar A career in the entertainment industry was always in the cards for Melanie Cantwell. Since she was a kid, the D.C.-area native was keen on becoming an actress, but her career...

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By Jordan Snowden This Saturday, Takoma Radio will officially hit the airwaves. The non-profit radio station will broadcast a wide scope of programming that reflects the diversity and spirit of the Takoma Park neighborhood. From shows focused on...

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By Jordan Snowden At some point in our lives we make a decision that in scriptwriting is called, “the point of no return.” For three D.C. musicians, their choice to compete on two of NBC’s...

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“No more “we need one woman on the list.” We are the list.” This is Jacq Jill‘s response when asked of her intentions behind Juice, a brand new event series that spotlights talented female-identified musicians in D.C.’s electronic music scene. Splitting...

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By Jon Amar From Louis Armstrong’s trumpet to Parliament Funkadelic’s 1,200-pound Mothership, when the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Sept. 24, it’ll house a sweeping collection of valued items from some of music’s most...

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Photo by Alex Schelldorf From DC Jazz Fest to Anderson .Paak, there are a ton of shows to look forward to this June. With summer in full swing, here are the 11 must-see shows that...

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With June in full swing, it’s that time again to enjoy some live music outdoors. While there are some events (Fort Reno, Carter Barron and others) that haven’t announced their full schedules yet, there’s still...

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After almost 20 straight days of rain, D.C. is finally seeing the sun this week. If you’re around the area during Memorial Day Weekend, here are some free shows to catch outdoors. Any shows we...

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By Jon Amar As part of a massive repair plan, Metro will close at midnight on weekends instead of 3 a.m. starting on June 3. It’s unclear how the early closures will impact D.C.’s nightlife as a whole, but...

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Photos by Nneka Akalegbere In D.C., house venues are at the heart of the city’s music scene. Their influence is two-fold: it gives emerging bands a place to perform and express themselves freely, and it...

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Interview by Jon Amar Imagine standing on the corner of 12th and H Street NW, only five blocks from the White House. Today, you would see downtown restaurants Bibiana, Fire & Sage and a smattering of office...

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Words by Jordan Snowden. Photo by Sammie Zephyr Sheedy In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked a few D.C. musicians and bands to share their most important life lessons learned from their mothers. Ménage À Garage Jenny Thomas:...

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Funk Parade, the all-day music festival that will take over U Street on Saturday, is expected to bring over 70,000 people this year. With a jam-packed schedule, it can be easy to miss something cool...

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Words by Jordan Snowden. Photo by Krystina Brown What once began as a week-long summer camp, Girls Rock! DC has morphed into a year-long program for young women ages eight to 18 to learn musical instruments, write music and understand...

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Once a small start-up event, Broccoli City Festival has blossomed into the big-ticket celebration it is today–featuring music’s most promising R&B and hip-hop acts from D.C. and beyond. It’s also a party with a purpose, with the intent...

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Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival returns for its seventh year this Saturday. It’s a day-long event featuring music from over two dozen folk and bluegrass acts from D.C. and beyond, all in support of non-profit Living Classrooms,...

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