WAMA News 02-11-2011

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WAMA News 02-11-2011

Postby askmike » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:07 pm


25th Annual Wammies News

Hall of Fame, Performers, and Special Awards Announced

Tom Paxton and The Stonemans will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. WHFS DJs Weasel, Josh, and David will receive Special Appreciation awards for years of support for local musicians. Special Recognition award will be presented to musician Dave Giegerich, who passed away in December. Special Achievement to the WAMA Founders for 25 years of Wammies Award Shows celebrating the local music scene.

Onstage Performers include (in alphabetical order):
Charm City Devils, Faycez U Know, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Hula Monsters in tribute to Dave Giegerich, Julia Nixon, Rhianna LaRoque (2010 P.A.S.S. Grand Prize winner), and more TBA.
More Wammies Info

Wammies Checklist
Wammies Ad Deadline - Tomorrow Thurs. Feb. 10th for all ads for the 25th Wammies Commemorative Program. Be a part of history. For more info, go to: WAMA Rates or email dcmusic@wamadc.com.

Silent Auction Preview
Thanks to all of our generous donors. It's not too late to become one yourself. Email Maggie Coulter.

Sennheiser Hd380 headphones (Greg Lukens)
4 hours with Greg Lukens audio training
5 hour recording time at Recording Arts
Sound support (Kirby Yarbrough)
Birchmere tickets to 4 concerts
Jammin' Java concert tickets
Night of 100 Elvises tickets
Adelphi Records CD baskets
Bandhouse Gigs CD basket
Barnstorming DVD & CD (Suzanne Brindamor)
CD Baskets with CDs from various artists
Armands Pizza gift certificates
Original Painting (Diana Quinn)
Pottery by Pam McLeod
Order tickets and sponsor tables to the 25th Wammies on Feb. 20th at the State Theater, Falls Church, VA. Tickets To be a part of the pre-Wammie Meet 'N' Greets, organized by the City of Falls Church for all nominees, email Becky. Click for: Meet 'N' Greet information and a Falls Church Restaurant Guide.
Volunteers Needed
Your WAMA could use a few good volunteers to help with the many tasks required to run the Wammies on the night of the awards and during the week prior to the awards. Contact: dcmusic@wamadc.com.

Fan's Favorite
Cast your vote for your favorite band or artist by Friday, February 11, 2011 - 6pm.
You don't have to be a WAMA member to vote or to win the "Fan's Award."

Local Notes

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band got a review for "Chopteeth Live" in Perceptive Travel.

Film & Video Views

930 F Street
The 9:30 Club was the center of Washington's legendary 1980s music scene, back when it was at 930 F St. NW. Veterans of the punk scene still remember the club's early days, and two of them, Tarik Dahir and Jeff Gaul, made a documentary about it, titled "930 F Street." The film, which features interviews with some of the musicians most closely associated with the 9:30, such as Ian MacKaye of Fugazi, is being screened by the DC Music Salon on Weds. Feb. 9th at the Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW, W DC. Free. The filmmakers and 9:30 Club veterans will be on hand to discuss wild nights long past.


BHM Keynote Address:
It's After the End of the World

(Don't You Know that Yet?)
Weds. Feb. 9th
7 - 9 pm
at the Bistro (lower level Johnson Student Center) GMU, Fairfax Campus
Free and open to all
Free food (pizza and beverage) for attendees

Jazz oracle and mystic minstrel Sun Ra made this bold declaration in the middle of the last century. What did he mean then and what are the twenty-first century implications of Sun Ra’s call for an activation of our alter destiny?

Thomas Stanley is an assistant professor in GMU’s School of Art where he teaches courses on sound art and hip hop culture. As a local radio personality (WPFW-FM), curator of experimental music concerts, and author, he has explored the rich omniverse of African diasporic music from the outside in, discovering in its most far flung and eccentric orbits powerful resources for taking on the axiological demands of our times. Join Dr. Stanley as he riffs on the music and insights of Sun Ra, Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton, and other musical extremists in their search for truth, justice, and a better world.

Tom Saputo Vocal Workshop
February 20th
3 to 5:30 pm
in Burke Va.
Limited to 20 people
To register, contact Tom at tomsaputo@msn.com

Tom Saputo have devised 6 ways that most vocal teachers don't cover that will help you to reach your super singing goals. Increase Your Range, Fix Rhythm Problems, Increase Breath Control and more. Light snacks, wine, soda and bottled water will be served as well.

Selected Events

Washington Animal Rescue League Benefit
Fri. Feb. 11th
8 pm
at the Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
$10 in advance, $12 at the door

Performing will be Screen Vinyl Image, Bellflur, and Daddy Lion.

Henry Rollins 50th Birthday Celebration

Sun. Feb. 13th
7 pm and 9 pm
at the National Geographic, WDC
$30 for NG Members/$35 non-members

SAW Young Songwriters Open Mic Kick-off Event
Sunday, February 13th
7 pm
at Busboys and Poets at 5th & K, Cullen Room, 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

An open mic for Singer/Songwriters ages 12-29. Original songs only. Sign-up begins at 7pm. Each month SAW representatives will be scouting for showcase artists so bring your best original songs. SAW is a non-profit organization established in 1979 to benefit aspiring and professional songwriters. For more info on this event: http://tinyurl.com/32g44ka/

2nd Annual Little House Studio Recital
Thursday, February 24th
7:30 to 11 pm
at Bangkok Blues, 926 West Broad St., Falls Church, VA
no cover charge

In 2007, Larry Rice opened Little House Studio in Falls Church City where Larry teaches fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and electric bass. Many of his talented students will take the stage at Bangkok Blues to show what they’ve learned. Also playing a short set will be The Morrison Brothers Band, joined by Larry on fiddle.

The Baltimore Composers Forum Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 16th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
At An Die Musik, 409 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, phone 410-385-2638
$15.00 adult, $10.00 for students

Proceeds from the event will contribute to the support of the Baltimore Composers Forum in their efforts to promote, perform and otherwise exploit local composers and their original music. Purchase of a ticket gets you a complimentary copy of the Baltimore Composers Forum CD of your very own. There will be: a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and musical performances.

Call for Help

DC area musician, WAMA winner, musician arts advocate, former Billboard Bureau Chief, Bill Holland's neighbors were the victims of the tragic house fire in Hyattsville. Both the parents and two of the four children got out in time, all hospitalized for days with smoke inhalation. Two other daughters, ages 9 and 13, weren't so lucky. Both were in cardiac arrest when firefighters got them out, not breathing, and one died on the scene. The other is in a hyper chamber in a Baltimore hospital and sadly, doctors say there is no brain wave activity. Their little dog Pumpkin also made it out.

More than 60 neidghbors have met and formed committees to take care of the family, from immediate concerns to long-range ones. Bill is following up to help raise cash donations. Contributions are tax-exempt.You can contribute online, even use PayPal, at http://www.hycdc.org Or send a check for any amount you can afford, made payable to the "Zelaya-Hernandez Relief Fund" to:
Hyattsville Community Development Corp.
5004 42nd. Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781


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