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November 19, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy

Guitar Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reduce company debt by approximately $800 million, according to a company press release last week. The California-based company entered a comprehensive Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA). However, all previous agreements, financial obligations to its vendors, suppliers, and employees to maintain the course as daily business operations continue. The […]

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October 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Daryl Davis, Black Musician Who Works With KKK Members, Honored in Strathmore Exhibit 

Strathmore in North Bethesda is offering a campus-wide outdoor nighttime exhibit called “Monuments: Creative Forces” through Oct. 25. The purpose of the exhibit is to challenge norms about who monuments are made for, according to the music center. Australian artist Craig Walsh honors six artists who are alive and actively contributing to society. Video portraits […]

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October 6, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: La Marvela Represents the Musical Traditions of Colombia

Music lovers in the Washington DC metropolitan area have been out of sorts since the start of the pandemic as many local venues have had to close due to COVID-19. Performing artists have had to find creative ways to connect with their audiences. Many have been successful as some still struggle with the changes. Alison […]

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August 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces New State Song: Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, co-wrote a new state song for Maryland. Raskin wrote the song, called “Maryland, My Maryland (The Free State Song),” with Steve Jones of the D.C. Labor Chorus. According to The Washington Post, London Mevaa, a student at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, sings the song in the video. […]

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June 19, 2020 | Tori Bergel

‘Songwriter Circle’ in Takoma Park is Latest in Roadside Attractions Concert Series

The streets of Takoma Park are sure to get livelier Saturday as three local musicians take to the driveway for the latest in a series of curbside concerts. Joey Jenkins, Annette Wasilik and Bill Crandall will each perform an array of original songs between 4 and 5 p.m. at the corner of Carroll and Central […]

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May 12, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Journey Keyboardist Tells Mater Dei School Music Students: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’

Mater Dei School music teacher, Sean Gaiser, held a virtual singalong with his students to the song “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey. Journey keyboardist, Jonathan Cain, recorded a video for the students at the Bethesda school explaining how the song was created. Cain said that his father encouraged him to work on his music career […]

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April 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rapper’s Delight: Clarksburg Teacher Uses Rap to Educate and Entertain

While students continue to be at home because of COVID-19, one teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School is sharing educational messages every week by rapping to his students virtually. Michael Doggett, an English teacher at the Clarksburg school, is the sponsor of the Hallie Wells Hip Hop program. Doggett uses fun lyrics to express how […]

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August 26, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Silver Spring Jazz Festival Hits All the Right Notes

It was the double the fun for attendees of the 16th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival. This year for the first time, the festival featured two performance stages and people really responded. The lineup included a variety of phenomenal jazz artists and ensembles including several local artists.

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August 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Big Turnout for 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Perfect weather, a popular outdoor venue and great music set the stage for the 16th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival. Jazz legend and multiple Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval headlines this year’s festival at Veterans Plaza. The lineup includes more phenomenal jazz artists and ensembles including accomplished local muicians Marcus Johnson; Lenda Seikaly; Paul Carr and the Real […]

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August 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ten Things To Know for Saturday’s Silver Spring Jazz Festival

The Silver Spring Jazz Festival returns to Veterans Plaza this Saturday. Here are 10 things to know about the music festival. 1. What is going on at the Jazz Festival? The 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival takes place in downtown Silver Spring Saturday, Aug. 24 beginning at 3 p.m. The event happens on Veterans […]

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