WAMA News - 03-11-2011

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WAMA News - 03-11-2011

Postby askmike » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:36 pm

National Music News

The New Rock-Star Paradigm
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... lenews_wsj

"Succeeding in the music business isn't just about selling albums anymore. The lead singer of OK Go on how to make it without a record label."

5 Mistakes Independent Artists Make
Mar 10, 2011
http://www.virgin.com/music/top-music-b ... ists-make/

Virgin guest blogger Emiliano Canal is the owner of Eternal Sunday records, Argentina, the only Argentinian record label specialising in releasing local music with songs in English. In this two-part guest blog he shares more insider secrets to getting ahead in the music industry.

Local Notes

Fighting interrupts DMV Music Awards in Crystal City
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... d=newswell
By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, March 6, 2011; 1:44 AM
"Brawling broke out Saturday night at a music and entertainment awards ceremony at a hotel in the Crystal City section of Arlington County, authorities said."

Andrew Earle Simpson, pianist and composer-in-residence with the Cantate Chamber Singers, was featured in a Washington Post article. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 04199.html

Bob Perilla of Big Hillbilly Bluegrass was interviewed by the Examiner.com.
http://www.examiner.com/country-music-i ... -the-world

T. Edwin Doss has been selected to showcase during the Lehigh Valley Music Conference in Hellertown, PA (The Meadows) on May 6th, and four of his songs have been chosen to air on Indie Radio 104.

Video Views

"Woman In A Man's Suit"

The video is a music-driven documentary about singer/songwriter Georgie Jessup. The story is told through interviews with promoters and performers in the music business, friends, family members, and some very direct discussions with Georgie, who happens to be transgendered. The documentary was co-produced by Paul Steinmetz and Anthony Greene and took more than three years to complete. The documentary will be shown on Arlington Independent Media (A.I.M.) throughout March at 10:30 PM on Wednesday and 11:00 AM on Saturdays. A.I.M. can be found on channel 69 for Comcast cable and channel 38 for Verizon cable.


Intro to Swing Ukulele Workshop with Gerald Ross
Sat. Mar. 12th
noon - 2 pm
at HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
(will be held at Airshow Studios next door)
Call 301-270-9090 to register

The ukulele was made for Swing music. The music of 1930s and 40s is fun and easy to play on the ukulele. This class will teach the student how to get that swingy/bluesy feel in their playing through the use of closed position chord shapes and proper right and left hand rhythm techniques. This is a two-hour workshop geared towards confident beginners and intermediate players. Hour One: Introduction to "Swing" chords. Hour Two: Introduction to single note lead playing

Robert Johnson Guitar Workshop with Scott Ainslie
Thurs. April 14th
7 - 9 pm
Register for the workshop by sending an email to info@acousticblues.com

Celebrating the centennial of Blues legend Robert Johnson’s birth (1911-1938), Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a master class guitar workshop by Johnson authority and Blues musician Scott Ainslie, author of Robert Johnson/At The Crossroads and video teacher on the instructional DVD, Robert Johnson/Signature Licks. Ainslie says, “We’ll look at Johnson’s guitar parts in various keys, in standard tuning, and in open tuning, including his basic slide technique. Participants should bring a slide that fits securely on their little finger and a small audio recorder, if desired.”

Family Discovery Series at Strathmore
A new set of music education classes designed for parents and children age 6 and up.

1. Discover Folk with Bruce Hutton
Sat. April 2
2 – 3 pm
The Mansion, Shapiro Music Room
$10 ($9 Stars)
Discover Folk Tickets
2. Discover Jazz with Vince Evans
Sat. April 9
2 – 3 pm
The Mansion, Shapiro Music Room
$10 ($9 Stars)
Discover Jazz Tickets

3. Discover Blues with Daryl Davis
Sat. April 16
2 – 3 pm
The Mansion, Shapiro Music Room
$10 ($9 Stars)
Discover Blues Tickets

Adult Education at Strathmore

1. When Jazz Came to Symphony Hall
Mon. April 4
11 am - 12:30 pm
The Mansion, Shapiro Music Room
$15 ($13.50 Stars)
Jazz Tickets
Music educator Aniko Debreceny discusses American popular music composers who wrote in the classical medium, but with a jazz flavor. Listen to works by William Grant Still, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and more.

2. Interpreting Stravinsky
Sun. April 10
12:00 pm
$15 ($13.50 Stars)
Stravinsky Tickets

co-produced with The Post-Classical Ensemble
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Music Director
Joseph Horowitz, Artistic Director
featuring: Katya Chilingiri,photographer, Rex Lawson, pianolist

Explore the composer’s life and times in The Stravinsky Odyssey, an exhibition of photographs by Katya Chilingiri documenting Stravinsky’s odyssey from Russia to Switzerland to France to California, along with Chilingiri’s filmed interviews with his descendants. Pianist Rex Lawson performs the American premiere of Stravinsky’s Les Noces in its final version for mechanical piano. Includes historic recordings, and discussion. Box lunches will be available for purchase.

3. When the Symphony Learned to Shimmy
Mon. April 11
11 am - 12:30 pm
Mansion, Shapiro Music Room
$15 ($13.50 Stars)
Shimmy Tickets

Music educator Aniko Debreceny explores the music of with classical composers such as Debussy and Ravel who wrote in jazz styles in this engaging lecture.

4. Jazz Singing Intensive Session II: It’s Not Just the Melody
Sat. April 23
10 am - 3 pm
Mansion, Shapiro Music Room
$60 ($54 Stars)
Jazz Singing Tickets

This workshop will help you embellish and improvise around jazz standards. Join Lena Seikaly, 2009 Strathmore Artist in Residence alumna, in polishing up those improv skills.

Selected Events

DMV Awards Town Hall Discussion

Sun. March 13
3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
at the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church, 3701 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD.
Free and open to the public.

The local hip-hop community is having a town hall discussion about what went wrong at the fight-interrupted DMV Award Show. Town Hall

Panelists: Rev. Tony Lee (Community of Hope AME Church); Tony Lewis Jr. (advocate for ex-offenders and children with Incarcerated Parents); Brother Victorious; Dre Hopson (co-founder of 368 Music Group); Ricky Parker (general manager of Studio 43); Greg Harrison (CEO of the Board Administration); P-Stew (CEO of Beam Up Entertainment); Marcus J. Mooret; DJ Heat (WPGC), Permiss (WOLB), Judah; and others. Kyonte' and Gods'Illa are scheduled to perform, and those who couldn't pick up their awards will be able to do so.

Benefit for A Hand-Up For Homeless Adults
in Montgomery County Community Vision

Fri. Mar. 11th
7:30 pm
at The "Second Fridays" Coffeehouse Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW at Takoma METRO
$15/$10 Students

Performing: M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio, and Jesse Palidofsky; also featuring Jeanne & Lauren

DC Bluegrass Festival
April 16th
1 - 10 pm
at Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
For more info & to purchase tickets: www.dcbu.org

Performers: Claire Lynch Band & The Gibson Brothers, Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Gold Heart, Chester River Runoff. With instrument workshops and jamming.

New Releases

Jerztheprodcer, Hip Hop-electronic artist and producer, recently moved to DC from Atlanta because of too much competition in his genre in Atlanta to be heard. With less than a year in DC, he has finished his first EP "Party of Dreams" and been interviewed in the Examiner.

Former area residents, Al Petteway & Amy White release "High in the Blue Ridge" with a show at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA on Mar. 13th at 7 pm. $20

Shane Gamble has a new self-titled CD, and a release concert on Sat April 23rd at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. 9 pm $12 www.shanegamble.com

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