WNS 02-16-2006

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WNS 02-16-2006

Postby askmike » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:59 pm

WAMA, Strathmore and R.I.A.A.
with Omega Studios

The 2005
at The State Theatre
220 N. Washington Falls Church, VA
Monday February 20, 2006 - 8:00PM

Performers Include: (in Alpha Order)

* Bambu Station
* Esmirelda & the Tidbits
* Junkyard Saints
* Daniel Lee
* Monopoli
* Suspicious Cheese Lords
* Wayna
* Janine Wilson

Pit Band:

* Tommy Lepson Band


* $25 Non WAMA Members
* $15 WAMA Members (up to 4)
* $10 Nominees (up to 10 per nominated group).

To order tickets online click here.

To charge tickets by phone: 703-368-3300 or 888-843-0933 toll free

Tickets may be ordered by mail at:
6263 Occoquan Forest Drive
Manassas, VA 20112

WAMA Crosstown Jam Hip Hops for Katrina
by Stacey Williams

City Records in association with WAMA held a hip-hop showcase to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. Proceeds from the show went to Habitat for Humanity's musician's village and to the Tipitina Foundation. The show, hosted by rapper and WAMMIE nominee Storm the Unpredictable, was part of WAMA's Crosstown Jam performance series.

The show, which also included an open mic portion, featured some of the tri-state area's best hip-hop artists, poets, DJs and bands. Performers included Chris Live; Hueman Prophets; Y U; Flex Mathews; Soulstice; Education Consumers; Of Unknown Origin; Stephanie Renee; Heveway and 20Bello and Uniterrupted.

Princess of Controversy whose "No More" and "Fly Away" featuring beat box Artemis got the crowd going. Y.U.'s "Nothing is Promised" and "Goodness," gave the audience a reminder to count your blessings. LK's "Jerome" painted an all too familiar picture about an NBA hopeful who took a wrong turn into drugs and ruined his career. Stephanie Renee's presented a heartfelt poem about growing up in rural DC and her appreciation for the "country life." Flex Mathews was searching for his "Cat Woman." Rock band Uninterrupted brought the house down with their energetic show that was a mixture of funk, soul, metal and rock and roll. Their song "Vulture" was a weighty ode to a ladies' man whose tactics resemble the flesh eating bird. Uninterrupted recently signed a two single deal with a UK label. Keep this band on your radar for 2006.

WAMA wishes to thank all the performers and attendees who supported this event and in turned gave Katrina victims a helping hand.

Stacey Williams of Tone Deaf Entertainment is a WAMA board member.

For Jennifer Cutting, a Sea Change

By Richard Harrington
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 10, 2006; Page WE05

About halfway through last year's Washington Area Music Awards, composer/conductor/keyboardist/accordionist Jennifer Cutting was admittedly disappointed, even after a rare and rousing performance by her Ocean Orchestra of material from "Ocean: Songs for the Night Sea Journey." Click for the entire article..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00656.html

Bob Marley 61st Birthday

I&I Productions has hosted annual tributes to Bob Marley in Washington, DC since 1982.
The Crossroads Entertainment Complex is the area's premiere venue for Caribbean entertainment. This year, I&I Productions and Crossroads have joined forces to present one of the most powerful and exciting reggae roots & culture weekends ever held in the metropolitan area. Calling all Nations to put on your dancing shoes, wear your red, gold & green banner and come together to celebrate the birthday of a King at Crossroads.

A Royal Reggae Celebration in honor of
BOB MARLEY's 61st Birthday
a Three-Day Roots & Culture Reggae Festival

Three BIG nights of the very best in conscious roots reggae

Friday | February 24
Doors 5pm Show 9pm
"A Royal Reggae Family"
w/ Oasis Band
MC | Tony Carr

Saturday | February 25
Doors 9pm Show 10pm
"Broader than Broadway"
w/ Strykers Posse . I Jah Menelik & Dream I
MC | Tony Carr

Sunday | February 26
Doors 6pm Show 7pm
"Rasta Messenjah"
Dean Frazier & Jah Messenjah Band
w/ Army . NiyoRah . Abja
Proverbs . Heru
MC | Wabe

Crossroads Entertainment Complex
4103 Baltimore Ave.| Bladensburg, MD
( Junction of Bladensburg Rd. & Baltimore Ave at Peace Cross)

Crossroads Box Office

Maryland State Arts Council Seeks Applicants for Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Awards Program - MD

Application deadline is March 1, 2006 for the Apprenticeship Awards Program. Maryland Traditions, a partnership of the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Historical Trust to develop statewide infrastructure for folk arts and folklife, is accepting applications through March 1, 2006 for its Apprenticeship Awards Program. The Apprenticeship Awards Program fosters Master-Apprentice teams that practice folk arts and traditional occupational skills so that these art forms will continue to thrive in Maryland. The Project Grants Program supports research and programming that adds significantly to Maryland communities by documenting, preserving, sustaining and presenting Maryland's traditional arts and culture. The Arts Council, an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, will provide grants for this program. For the Apprenticeship Awards Program, awards of up to $2,000 ($1,800 for the master artist and $200 for the apprentice) are available. Applications are welcomed for apprenticeships in all forms of Maryland's traditional expressive culture, including performing traditions in music, dance and drama; traditional storytelling and other verbal arts, festival arts, traditional crafts, visual arts, architecture, the adornment and transformation of the built environment and other kinds of material folk culture. The apprenticeships will run from July 2006 to April 2007. For more information on the eligibility requirements for this program, please visit the Maryland Traditions website at www.marylandtraditions.org.

MidPoint Music Festival

Who: Independent Bands & Solo Artists

When: Band registration begins February 1.

Bands & Solo Artists save by registering early! Early band registration: February 1 to April 30 ($19.95). Late registration: May 1 to May 15 ($24.95). May 15 is the LAST day to register for MPMF 2006.

Where: For more info or to register, visit: http://www.mpmf.com

Contact: Sarah Hawkins at sarah@mpmf.com

MidPoint Music Festival: Five Straight Years of Rockin' The Midwest

In 2005, Midpoint Music Festival drew 50,000 fans and 300 independent bands to Cincinnati for three days of concerts in downtown clubs. Now MidPoint, the Midwest's biggest and longest-running independent music festival, is back again on September 20-23, 2006.

O'Meara's Restaurant & Pub
We are looking to fill a daytime and an early evening spot on St. Patrick's Day, Friday March 17th with two separate performances. The set times are 12pm to 4pm and 4pm to 8:00pm (with breaks & set-up/break down time in between, of course). The majority of music must be traditional Irish/Celtic... the usual St. Patrick's Day fare. Some original work can be mixed in as well providing it has an Irish/Celtic sound to it. The use of traditional instruments is a huge bonus. You are welcome to sell band CDs and/or merchandise. Financial compensation is negotiable, and we will provide a free meal for each performer.

We are O'Meara's Restaurant & Pub, owned by radio personality Mike O'Meara of the nationally syndicated Don & Mike show. This St. Patrick's day marks our second anniversary and we will be celebrating over two days. We open at 6am on both Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th. In order to accommodate all the business we expect, we will be having a large heated outdoor tent complete with outdoor bars & DJs. We have a brand new 3ft high, approx 60 sq foot stage in our bar/lounge area for you to perform on.

Please contact David Rizzo, Assistant Manager - Marketing, at drizzo@omearasrestaurant.com or 703-994-4469.

From Angela Taylor

Announcing James Patrick Taylor
Born Monday, January 30th
8 lbs, 5 oz
20 1/2 inches

We are all home from the hospital and doing fine-

Angela and Dan
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