Archive for music

Angels Come to Sing

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on October 17, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

If you have ever wanted to know what angels sound like you don’t have to wait until you get to heaven to find out. The angelic voices of the world renowned Morgan State University Choir under the direction of Dr. Eric Conway will be visiting Washington, DC on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm for a concert benefitting the Vestah W. Byle Scholarship Fund that assists DC area students with financial assistance to attend Morgan State. The concert, held annually at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street NW, is sponsored by the Morgan State University Alumni Association – DC Metropolitan Area Chapter in collaboration with the Shiloh Baptist Church HBCU Council.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door.


Seoul in the City

Posted in Culture, DC: Dining & Cocktails, Politics with tags , , , , on October 12, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

The evening of October 13 the Obama administration will open the doors of the White House to host a state dinner honoring the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. This is the fifth state dinner hosted by the administration. If you didn’t get an invitation don’t be disappointed. Washingtonians have several other ways to learn more and to get a taste of the beautifully rich South Korean culture. For those with a literal appetite Mandu has been offering delicious traditional Korean food in DC since 2006. Both their original location on 18th Street NW and their newest addition on K Street NW continue to get rave reviews.

If something more appealing to the eye than the stomach is what you seek, stop by the Freer Gallery of Art for a visit to the Korean ceramics exhibition. The collection includes ceramics made from 200 to 1900. Throughout November the Freer will hold a series of events including movies and live performances in celebration of the reopening of their Korea gallery. It kicks off Friday, November 4 at 7pm with a free performance by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky.

The Embassy of South Korea is always a wealth of information on activities and programs that bring better understanding of culture and commerce between the US and South Korea all year round. Seoul meets soul in the District.

Beats, Rhymes & Life

Posted in Culture with tags , , on July 14, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

Friday, July 15 E Street Cinema will host a limited engagement run of the much talked about new documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest. Directed by Michael Rapaport, the film explores one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history.  Filmed in 2008 when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, the film captures the story of how their personal differences and unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion according to press notes.

Tell It Like It Is

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on June 22, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

June 30 – July 4 and July 7 – July 11, the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be held outdoors on the National Mall between the Smithsonian museums. The 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will highlight the people and culture of Rhythm and Blues music in the United States. The program will consist of two large covered stages and a smaller discussion/narrative stage, highlighting select styles associated with African American urban centers in the America. See a complete schedule of events here.

Jazz in the Garden

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on May 26, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

Jazz returns to the garden, Friday May 27. The Jazz in the Garden series at the National Gallery of Art is one of the most popular summer offerings that consistently bring flocks of Washingtonians for an end of the week wind down each Friday from the end of May to early September. The free concert series features an array of jazz artists performing a range of styles—from swing to progressive to Latin—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, rain or shine.  Pack a picnic basket and get there early.

Feel the Force

Posted in Culture with tags , on April 13, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

A powerful voice and a positive force is coming to the 9:30 Club next Saturday, April 23 for a late 10:00pm show. If you have not experienced, the beats, the sounds and the music of Femi Kuti and Positive Force – this is your chance! Led by Femi Kuti, son of the African music icon Fela Kuti, his band Positive Force is renowned for its electric music and message.


Posted in Culture with tags , on April 11, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

The Smithsonian continues to be a living tribute to the very best that America has to offer. This month the Smithsonian celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a series of events and website that offers insightful information on the history of jazz in the United States. Enjoy the music!

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