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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

Fringe - Music in the Library: Escape-ism

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
According to Svenonious, ESCAPE-ISM is a sound-found dream drama. It uses a lot of sound effects records to create a kind of fractured dream narrative, and it’s actually inspired by radio programming like sportscasting. Like listening to basketball games, play-by-play radio. It’s just inspired by AM radio.

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Ethiopian Jazz Quartet with Araya Woldemichael

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Keyboardist Araya Woldemichael is one of the leading Ethiopian jazz musicians in Washington, D.C., and the leader of the local Ethiojazz group Feedel Band who are known for merging R&B and jazz with traditional Ethiopian songcraft. (Listen to Feedel's Groove via Soundcloud.) Foodtrucks will be on site, or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall.  

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

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Mysteries of the 1040 Form and Other Tax Basics

West End Library

7 p.m.
Taught by two certified tax volunteers, this interactive class will cover the history of U.S. tax policy and go through a step-by-step tutorial on how to complete the forms for free (for those with income less than $60,000 a year). Then, get ready for a tax game in which YOU are the contestant — don’t worry, you’ll be armed with all of the information you’ll need to win. You’ll learn about the many tax credits/deductions you may be eligible to receive, and about how the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) might affect your returns.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

Fringe - Music in the Library: George Smallwood

Anacostia Library

6:30 p.m.
Born in D.C. at the end of 1945, George Smallwood is a local soul legend whose career was revived by local record collectors People’s Potential Unlimited. George Smallwood had actually turned his back on a dream of a career in music in order to provide for his family by driving trucks for a living, when a terrible accident intervened to rob him of his sight forever. Finding gainful employment hard to come by, Smallwood turned to music as both a possible vocation and a remedy for his soul.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Anna Mwalagho

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Anna Mwalagho was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa. She is a remarkable renaissance woman. Internationally recognized actress, poet, dancer, singer/songwriter, comedian, storyteller and social activist. Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

Fringe - Music in the Library: Sunny Time

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Sunny Time is an intimate music ensemble led by singer, poet and dancer Sunny Child who performs regularly with Janka Nabay and Cheick Hamala Diabate. Sunny brings to her music passion for music, art, travel and poetry, which she chronicles and expresses through song and dance.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

FRINGE Music in the Library: Luke Steward

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Luke Steward presents "Heroes are Gang Leaders," featuring poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and Luke Steward on bass. Luke Steward is an accomplished D.C.-based experimental music impresario and multi-instrumentalist.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fringe Music in the Library

Fringe - Music in the Library: Three Man Soul Machine

Southwest Library

6:30 p.m.
Blending the music of soul, jazz, blues and reggae, Three Man Soul Machine puts together a musical gumbo that stretches from Africa to the Caribbean and lands home in the USA. Featuring members of The Funk Ark, The Harry Bells, See-I and Thievery Corporation.