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Listening to music at work aids concentration

Think the guy in the next cubicle is being rude by wearing his earbuds and listening to music? He may just be sharpening his brain.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 06:38am EDT

Tags: University of Miami, darci marchese, brain research, work productivity

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Study: Infectious songs share distinctive similarities

Sing-along songs are those magical ones that can get everyone in a crowded bar or club singing together. Now, researchers say those infectious songs share certain characteristics

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 07:01am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Queen,

Study: Today's songs all sound the same

Today's music has simple transitions and less artistic expression, researchers say.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 07:31am EDT

Tags: Neal Augenstein,

Artists audition for this year's MetroPerforms!

The transit agency's Arts in Transit program held auditions for MetroPerforms! Tuesday afternoon -- an occasional summertime talent showcase that began in 2007 to give singers, instrumentalists, spoken word artists and other street performers a chance to gain some exposure along the rail network.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 10:34pm EDT

Tags: metroperforms, talent, nathan hager

Next big thing: Firefly festival features nearly 50 bands

In 1969, a little festival called Woodstock changed the way we think of outdoor concerts. Forty three years later, music festivals continue to draw thousands of attendees.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 11:16am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, firefly festival, music festivals

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Area law firms to rock out for the homeless

It's a legal matter, baby - one that involves 16 bands, two stages, a popular music venue and a great local charity.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 08:42am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, Banding Together, benefit concert, homeless, black cat

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I survived Maryland Deathfest (PHOTOS)

For the uninitiated, that means corpse paint, leather and tons of tattoos.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 01:52pm EDT

Tags: alicia lozano, maryland deathfest

Festival brings food, music and charity together

Sound Bites will feature food trucks and all-you-can-eat food from 25 area restaurants. 9:30 Club co-owner Seth Hurwitz wants everyone to know that this isn't the average foodie-fest.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:27pm EDT

Tags: tim bracken, Sound Bites

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Jewish Music Festival opens with shows in D.C., Md.

The Washington Jewish Music Festival is opening for more than two weeks of performances in jazz, funk, hip-hop and indie pop music.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 05:18am EDT

Tags: Hadag Nahash, Bethesda

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