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Weekend concerts: Dave Matthews, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert

There are quite a few big name acts performing this weekend, but smaller venues also are featuring some excellent bands.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 07:14am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, bands, Dave Matthews Band, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert

Weekend guide: Live music, culinary cook-offs and international films

Hungry for an exciting summer weekend? Don't let the heat -- and looming chance for potential thunder storms -- keep you inside. There's plenty going on in, and around, D.C. throughout the weekend, including live music, food and film events.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:29am EDT

Tags: weekend, weekend guide, film festival, food, festival, Smithsonian, Rachel Nania

Summer in the city starts with Janis Joplin

Music fans who don't make the trip to Delaware's Firefly Festival will find plenty of local options to enjoy this weekend.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 04:57am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, janis joplin,

This summer's free concerts

During the summer months, the D.C. area will play host to a variety of free concerts, highlighting all different genres.

Saturday - 06/15/2013, 07:30am EDT

Tags: summer concerts, free, events, Alex Beall

Maestro's mission: Introduce classical music to skeptics

Silberschlag knows orchestra performances aren't for everyone, but he's working to change peoples' minds.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 04:14pm EDT

Tags: Dana Gooley, Pops on the Potomac, Chesapeake Orchestra, Jeffrey Silberschlag

Chevy Chase's royal rockers band together for charity

It's late Thursday night in Chevy Chase, D.C. Families are quietly going about their business, putting their kids to sleep and getting ready for the next day. But in a garage on the eastern side of the neighborhood, four men are very seriously studying the chord progression of a Top 40 pop hit.

Monday - 06/10/2013, 08:07am EDT

Tags: Dana Gooley, Banding Together, black cat, lawyers, princess,

Get retro: Fab Faux, Legwarmers spice up music scene (Video)

This weekend your music options include Beatles classics, 1980s music and a couple of legends who have been on the music scene more than 50 years.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:30am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, retro, birchmere, State Theatre, Fab Faux, Legwarmers, Bettye LaVette, Blind Boys of Alabama

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Sound Bites brings block party and bands to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen

DJs and bartenders will soon mix it up at the 9:30 Club. But this time, it's not just for the venue's regular concert go-ers; it's to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 01:08pm EDT

Tags: dc central kitchen, Sound Bites, 9:30 Club, food, events, competition, Alex Beall

Potomac music producer Brenton Duvall tries to spin Internet success into career

Brenton Duvall is the big man on campus tonight. Up on the makeshift stage, he's tinkering with his MacBook's audio settings while red Solo cups are passed around the room. With a playlist full of party music and a hook up to the speakers, he's got a captive crowd of Clemson students ready to rage.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 11:35am EDT

Tags: Capital News Service, Brenton Duvall, Jonathan Elbaz

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