Music articles

Highasakite in action. (Via Highasakite Facebook page.)

Review: Norwegian indie pop band Highasakite backstage at the Black Cat

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 – The Norwegian indie pop band Highasakite recent performed in the “back stage” at the Black Cat, which is that venue’s more or less secondary stage, something of an extension to their first floor bar. You could describe this space as a hole in the wall, and that wouldn’t be inaccurate.

Founders Dinner at Stull Residence by Susana Bates

Napa Valley Festival del Sole: A celebration of art and wine

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA, July 18, 2014 – Napa Valley’s Festival del Sole is in full swing, right in the middle of a ten-day celebration of art, music, dance, wellness, cuisine and, of course, wine. Festival del Sole is truly a celebration of life, and the wine country lifestyle meeting the big city arts scene.   Napa

Folk/Americana artist Patty Griffin.

Review: Folk-Americana artist Patty Griffin at DC’s Lincoln Theater

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 – Whether it’s for her audience or for herself, there is absolutely no confusion about what it is that Patty Griffin performs on stage. About three or four songs into her recent set at the Lincoln Theater and after making some brief and rather vague introductions, she flashed a slight smile

Conductor Lorin Maazel: 1930-2014.

Castleton founder, renowned conductor Lorin Maazel dead at 84

PLEASE HOLD FOR FINAL. –tlp CASTLETON, Va., July 14, 2014 − Heartbreaking news struck the Castleton Festival Sunday as the annual musical event began this season’s final week. Internationally renowned Maestro Lorin Maazel, the festival’s founder, director, mentor and chief conductor, passed away from complications due to pneumonia on July 13, 2014. He had not been in

Mobb Deep, courtesy of the artists.

Review: Rap duo Mobb Deep performs at the Howard Theater

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 – The most important thing about a hip-hop concert is flow. That’s the ability of a performer or performers to keep things moving at a brisk pace without tripping up or fumbling through a segment. As long as Mobb Deep has been on the entertainment scene, this is something they’ve understand

Buzz Aldrin on the moon.

Buzz Aldrin to appear July 19 at NSO, Wolf Trap ‘2001’ event

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 — The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) has just announced an update to its July 19 program at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. Under the baton of Wolf Trap Festival Conductor Emil de Cou, the NSO is offering a special screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic film “2001: A Space Odyssey” accompanied