WAMA News 03-03-2006

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WAMA News 03-03-2006

Postby askmike » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:03 pm

A Crosstown Jam/Katrina Benefit Show II
(& The Hip Hop's Independence Day in-store concert series part VI)

Performing Live..........

Priest da nomad
Storm the unpredictable
Brother Maniac & Jimmy Mack
Tamara Wellons (soul vocalist)
Michael Aaron & Funkglove (Funk / Soul / Rock)
Arsun Fist
Educated Consumers
Dirty Water
E (soul vocalist)
Ne'a Posey (soul vocalist)

Music By: DJ RBI of The Holla Back Show
(Wednesday's 11 - mid., 89.3 FM WPFW)

Hosted By: Storm the unpredictable

open mic (must sign up by 3:25pm)
$50 giveaway in local music

When: Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 3:00 PM
Admission: Free! - All Ages
(Donations will be taken to benefit the victims of Hurrican Katrina!!!!!!)

Capital City Records - 1020 U. St. NW
For More Info: (202)736-3788, info@wamadc.com, or info@sppwaxworks.com

ASCAP Writer's Showcase
May 1, 2006

The ASCAP Writer's Showcase will be held in Washington DC. This is great news for the region's writers,
artists, and other industry professionals in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Where: Kennedy Center
When: May 1, 2006
Time: 7:45 - 9:00 pm
Tickets: Tickets are $15
Buy directly from Kennedy Center web site or box office: www.kennedy-center.org. Tickets may be
charged by phone through Instant-Charge at (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

Our guest host will be Stephen Schwartz, highly acclaimed composer for such successful Broadway
shows as Pippin, Godspell, and his newest smash hit, Wicked.

The Program: ASCAP will select 12 winning songs submitted by songwriters from the Mid-Atlantic region.
Each songwriter (or their designated singer) will perform one song in this showcase evening. An established
New York cabaret artist will be available to perform for songwriter's who need a singer to perform their winning
song. The genres of music will include musical theatre, cabaret, jazz, and light pop. Songwriters from throughout
the Mid-Atlantic region can compete - this includes DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Writers
do not have to be ASCAP members. This showcase will directly follow a one-hour interview of Stephen Schwartz,
our guest host, by Michael Kerker, VP for Musical Theatre, ASCAP.

Guidelines for Submission:
· Submissions due by March 17, 2006
· Three song limit per songwriter submission - musical theatre, cabaret, jazz, & "light" pop
· All submissions must be on CD with lyrics attached
· Send submissions to:
Michael Kerker
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023

· Contact information must include name of songwriter, singer, email, address, phone number
· Writers can be ASCAP or BMI, or independent
· There is NO fee for song submissions

· SAW - Songwriters Association of Washington
· DC Cabaret Network
· WAMA - Washington Area Music Association
· NSAI - Nashville Songwriter's Association International

Legislative Participation: ASCAP will organize an activity for members of Congress who have oversight
responsibilities for issues affecting the music industry. There will be a legislative reception and some
involvement of selected Members of Congress in the Showcase event.

Primary Showcase Organizers:

* Lynne Revo-Cohen (SAW) 703.405-7133
* Michael Kerker (ASCAP) 212.621-6234

Inside America's Music with Performance PlusTM

Join Performance Plus , the adult arm of the Kennedy Center's Education Department, as we explore the history, artistry, and soul of Country Music with our many educational events. From observing masterclasses with country songwriters and guitar legends, to delving into the roots of country music and learning the two-step, Performance Plus programs help you discover the world of Country Music.

Monday, March 20, 2006, 6-7:30pm Tickets: $15

Discover the history of country music - from its days of honky-tonk and juke joints to concert halls
and stadiums - with country music legends Ralph Stanley, Jim Lauderdale, James Shelton and
the Country Music Hall of Fame's John Rumble.

Monday, March 27, 2006, 6-7:30pm Tickets: $15

Discuss the art of guitar playing and the life of a country music singer with country stars including
Marty Stuart, Kenny Vaughan and Bill Lloyd. Several local guitarists will have the opportunity to
perform in front of these admired talents and receive critiques on their playing.

Monday, April 3, 2006, 6-7:30pm Tickets: $15

From writing lyrics to performing them, country music's brightest songwriters including Guy Clark,
Matraca Berg and Shawn Camp share their inspirations and challenges by leading a master class
of local songwriters.

Thursday, March 23, 2006, 6-7:30pm Series: $36
Thursday, March 30, 2006, 6-7:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2006, 6-7:30pm

This fun and interactive Performance Plus series will get the boots on your feet and the beat in your steps!
From two-steps and waltzes to line dances, you'll learn all you need to know from National Country Western
Circuit Winners Jim and Peggy Keisel and Dale and Anita Strawser. Join in the series' final showcase,
a Country Music Dance Party with Texas swing band, Asleep at the Wheel
on the Millennium Stage on April 9.

Final Curtain
It is with a sad heart that I share this news with you.

My singing partner, Anne Sucher, (the other half of Water's Edge--we were nominated this
year for our CD "Make a Choice" in the Folk Contemporary Category) passed away this past
weekend. We are all saddened and shocked, as this was very unexpected. This Friday, (March 3)
friends and loved ones of Anne with gather to honor her memory at the New Deal Cafe. In addition,
there will be a memorial service for her on March 25.

Michelle Murray
Mike Schreibman
Midnight Music / WAMA
6263 Occoquan Forest Drive
Manassas, VA 20112
703-393-1028 fax
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