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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Purple Rain

Dearly Beloved - Screening of the Iconic Film Purple Rain

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:45 p.m.
Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after worldLet's Go Crazy - Prince - Purple Rain

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Members of Peregrine Road

Peregrine Road in Concert

Northeast Library

6 p.m.
Join Karen Axelrod and Rachel Bell of Peregrine Road for an evening of energetic dance tunes. Celtic reels, waltzes, French dance tunes, American folk melodies, and English country dance tunes will be interspersed with travel stories and educational multicultural musical tidbits.  This free performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library. We will be on the outdoor patio if weather permits. If not, we'll be in the large meeting room.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Domingues and Kane

FRINGE Music in the Library :: Domingues and Kane

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Amy Domingues and Dennis Kane mesh the tranquil sounds of a 500 year old stringed instrument with electronics to create an organic blend of technology and musicianship that transcends genre. Their music is built on musical traditions equally ancient and contemporary. Amy Domingues creates hauntingly delicate melodies performed with an electronically treated viola da gamba (a predecessor to the cello), while Dennis Kane constructs rich soundscapes and accompaniments via electronics and keyboards.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Moor Mother Goddess

Fringe Music: Moor Mother Goddess

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Camae Ayewa is a fierce musician, a passionate community activist, a curator, a poet. She is a Renaissance woman, kinetic, inspiring and filled to the brim with energy in creation. Camae is also at the helm of some of the most exciting punk, art and community projects going on in Philadelphia.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Guitar Image

DC Music Salon - 'Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3'

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
“Will take you on a psychedelic trip back to the '60s, '70s and '80s when free form, progressive rock radio was in its heyday… HFS was more than just a local radio station, it was the voice of a generation. Hear from musicians, DJs Weasel, Cerphe, Josh, Adele, Thom & more–and fans as they reflect on a time when the music united a tribe who spoke out via the radiowaves about war, equality, and the times.” Filmmaker Jay Schlossberg and special guests will be on hand to show parts of this film and swap stories on what made this station legendary.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Brown Bag Chamber Recital

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in room A-5.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians. For more information, please contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1291.