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Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Michael W. Brookins

Michael W. Brookins and Friends in Concert

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Calling all music lovers in celebration of 2015 Black History Month! Please join us at the Capitol View Library on Wednesday, Feb. 4 or the Tenley-Friendship Library on Thursday Feb. 26 for a gospel/jazz concert featuring pianist Michael W. Brookins.   Mr. Brookins has played piano for the last thirty years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several local bands that play a gospel/jazz fusion, better known as "Jazzpel." 

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Fun a Day

Fun-A-Day Showcase

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Come see the projects of Fun-A-Day participants as well as other projects made in the library during the month of January. The showcase will be open until 8:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. 

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.  

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.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Michael W. Brookins

Michael W. Brookins and Friends in Concert

Capitol View Library

6:30 p.m.
Calling all music lovers in celebration of 2015 Black History Month! Please join us at the Capitol View Library on Wednesday, Feb. 4 or the Tenley-Friendship Library on Thursday Feb. 26 for a gospel/jazz concert featuring pianist Michael W. Brookins.   Mr. Brookins has played piano for the last thirty years in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago Metropolitan areas. He has been involved in the formation of several local bands that play a gospel/jazz fusion, better known as "Jazzpel." 

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Collection of Gospel Sheet Music

Gospel Music in American History

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1 p.m.
For our final celebration of Black History Month, we will explore the gospel music tradition, a striking influence on American popular music and this nation's history. The event will feature musical guests La Bella Voce Ensemble, The Metropolitan AME of Washington Choir the First Baptist Church of Randolph Gospel Choir, and the go-go based gospel ensemble, 24/7.

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. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Morehouse College Glee Club1

The Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet in Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of standard classical church music and heritage music featuring the Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet, one of America's oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs. See you at the concert!

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.