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Ottmar Liebert, guitar master, performs Saturday at Birchmere

Guitarist and composer Ottmar Liebert helped to establish "new flamenco" music in the early '90s. Think flamenco guitar mixed with Latin, jazz, and even Middle Eastern influences.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 08:58am EDT

Tags: Ottmar Liebert, Backstage, birchmere, Alexandria

Kenny Chesney, NSO headline long weekend of music

This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:18am EDT

Tags: Backstage, commodores, Kenny Chesney, National Symphony Orchestra, Memorial Day

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: Backstage, music, retro, birchmere, State Theatre, Fab Faux, Legwarmers, Bettye LaVette, Blind Boys of Alabama

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Backstage: The weekend's top free concert events

The D.C. area is host to numerous free concerts during the summer months. WTOP has a list of some of the weekend's best.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:36am EDT

Tags: Backstage, concerts, free summer concerts, summer concerts,

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Merriweather's M3 Festival highlights local hair bands (Video)

Warm weather means great outdoor festivals, and this year is no exception. Tim Bracken previews the M3 Festival.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 07:30am EDT

Tags: M3 Rock Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

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Mike Tyson, Bill O'Reilly, Dennis Miller on stage this weekend

Boxing legend Mike Tyson brings his one-man show to the stage in D.C. And Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly joins comic Dennis Miller for their "Bolder and Fresher" tour.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 05:34am EDT

Tags: Backstage, Warner Theatre, DAR Constitution Hall, mike tyson, Dennis Miller

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Cure your cherry blossom withdrawal with local music

The Cherry Blossom Festival has officially ended, but there is certainly no shortage of events happening in the D.C. region.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 04:02am EDT

Tags: Backstage, living color, 9:30 Club, iota, willy porter, jammin java

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Merriweather lineup: Marilyn Manson, Phish, Barenaked Ladies

Concerts this summer at Merriweather Post Pavilion will range from Great White to Alice Cooper to The Postal Service.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 06:41am EDT

Tags: Backstage, Merriweather Post Pavilion, jazz festival, backstage concerts, Phish, Marilyn Manson, Barenaked Ladies

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Tim McGraw, Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live

This year's schedule is shaping up to be a big hit for fans of modern country, classic rock and even '80s alternative.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:17am EDT

Tags: Jiffy Lube Live, Backstage, Tim McGraw

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Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Go-Go's to perform at Wolf Trap

The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. is offering a wide variety of performances this year, including soul, rock, comedy and full-fledged theater productions.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 06:30am EDT

Tags: Wolf Trap, Backstage, backstage concert, concerts

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