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John Williams’ movie-magic music marks his 90th birthday at Kennedy Center

The concert of iconic film scores by the living legend featured collaborators, celebrities, and the 93-piece National Symphony Orchestra.

India.Arie to headline Black Girls Rock! festival at Kennedy Center

BGR!FEST makes its highly anticipated return—collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for the very first time.

Music at the Phillips Collection: innovation as tradition

In ten new commissioned works, musicians dialogue with visual art.

On PBS, Luke Frazier and his APO are DC’s musical ambassadors

Concerts by the locally-based American Pops Orchestra are appealing to audiences across the nation. Here's why.

Guide to the Atlas Intersections Festival, February 26 to March 13

A three-weekend celebration presenting 22 performances in story, movement, and sound.

Juliet Lloyd has the perfect post-lockdown song

The acclaimed singer/songwriter's new release sings of theater's resilience.

Alex Hamburger’s debut album lauds strong, unrelenting women

DC-native flutist, composer, and vocalist conceived 'And She Spoke' recording as 'standing on the shoulders of giants.'

Brazilian All Stars’ sultry sound comes to Parilla Performing Arts Center

At the newly renovated venue on the campus of Montgomery Community College, the audience was demanding an encore and dancing in the aisles.

Maysa: the voice and face of Berks Jazz Fest

The Baltimore native was special guest vocalist with Pieces of a Dream on opening weekend and brought down the house.

Superstar trumpeter Chris Botti opens Berks Jazz Fest

The lyrical legend shared the stage with an international cast of magical musicians.

Norm Lewis brings his smooth vocal genius to Wolf Trap

With the National Symphony Orchestra at the performing arts national park, a perfectly cool evening of Broadway hits.

Creative Cauldron presents Roz White and The Kennedys live this weekend

All-outdoor 2021 Summer Cabaret and Concert Series starts with Helen Hayes Award–winning star.

Big Tony and Trouble Funk bring first Go-Go to Wolf Trap

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark National Park Service music-and-entertainment center, DC’s Official Music takes center stage.

Uplifting music we need right now, from the APO and a...

DC's own American Pops Orchestra (APO), under the baton of Maestro Luke Frazier, will bring to the nation a program of musical uplift, joy,...

The Bengsons create new indie-folk musical for Arena Stage

Shaun and Abigail Bengson met in New York City at a party and after talking, decided to start a band together. Their first rehearsal...

Why I am an activist artist, by JChris

As a Latino gay millennial singer-songwriter, I believe I can make a difference. I'm here because I can become one of the reasons why things...

Jade Jones as rapper “Litty Official” debuts hip-hop mixtape

DMV rapper “Litty Official” releases their mixtape He Could Never on Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes. Jade Jones, the artist behind Litty, has crafted a...

Eric Whitacre’s new virtual choral work is testament to power of...

“Human beings will go to any length necessary to find and connect with each other.” —Eric Whitacre, in a 2011 TED Talk Even anti-maskers, I suppose,...

DMV-area organizations plan for a virtual summer camp experience

As the end dates for social-distancing recommendations keep being pushed further toward the end of the year, many DC, Maryland, and Virginia arts organizations...