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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, May 22, 2015

A Memorial Day pops concert can be a tough call. Because it is a tribute to the fallen, it can’t be too jaunty. At the same time, you... Read More

Friday, May 22, 2015

R&BMariah Carey, No. 1 to Infinity (Epic/Legacy). If you were to wake her up in the middle of the night and ask her for the truth, the whole... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Friday, May 22, 2015

A ball of kinetic energy by the name of J.B. Smoove rolled through Helium Comedy Club and broke the audience in half Thursday night, during the first... Read More

By Mac McGuire » Thursday, May 21, 2015

Urban surf act The Get Money Squad will take part in the latest live showdown for Artvoice’s annual BOOM (Battle of Original Music) competition... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, May 21, 2015

On paper, at least, it looks like a strange marriage. The dense psychedelia and foreboding prog-thrash of Mastodon and the gritty, earthy... Read More




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By Michael Farrell » Thursday, May 21, 2015

When five members of Washington, D.C.’s You, Me and Everyone We Know took to the band’s Facebook page in 2011 and announced their musical... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Who was never really supposed to be “The Who.” The famed band was earmarked to provide managers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert an... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 21, 2015

Founded in 2006, Bella Electric Strings has plugged in the violin and made it big business. There is currently a revolving cast of 30 musicians, all... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Thursday, May 21, 2015

Debby Ryan walked into practice. She was supposed to be ready to sing. But she wasn’t. She was having a bad day – “a terrible, terrible day,”... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Thursday, May 21, 2015

Josh Potter continues his work as a producer on “The Shredd and Ragan Show,” a nighttime DJ slot from 7 to 10 p.m., and “The Stage Time... Read More

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