WAMA Fundraising House Concert
Tropical Luau Party
The Hula Monsters
at Bruce & Frazier Blaylock's
Underground Performance Theatre
You are cordially invited to a Private House Concert / Party Located in a custom built underground performance theatre in Chevy Chase Maryland & presented by WAMA.
Proceeds from this Fund-Raiser will benefit the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Party Starts 8pm Donation $25.00
Please consider making an additional contribution to further support WAMA programs.
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Hula Monsters "One of the best bands in the world"
The Hula Monsters have won numerous "Wammies", (the annual awards given by the Washington Area Music Association), including "Best World Music Group" (in 2005, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 and 1994), and individual band members have won and been nominated for Best "World Music Vocalist," "World Music Instrumentalist," "Country Instrumentalist," "Bluegrass Instrumentalist," "Country Vocalist," "Roots Rock Instrumentalist," "Roots Rock Vocalist," and "Traditional Jazz Vocalist."
"You gotta love the Hula Monsters.Theyve established one of the most novel sounds in the city..."
The Baltimore Sun
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National Music News
California: Antitrust Settlement
Provides State Residents with Discounted Tickets
Associated Press, 5/18/10
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-new ... ck_check=1
"Thousands of Californians will be able to attend musical performances at discounted prices this summer thanks to funds from a 2002 settlement in a music CD price-fixing dispute. Attorney General Jerry Brown and the California Arts Council announced a list of events benefiting from $549,000 the state received from the settlement. They include opera, yodeling, musicals, swing, and jazz performances. Last October, state officials announced the 40 local arts organizations that would receive the one-time grants. The money is part of $143 million in cash and CDs paid by five of the country's largest music CD companies and three music retail chains to settle the antitrust case. California and 42 other states had accused them of conspiring to boost prices of CDs between 1995 and 2000."
Nevada: Proposed Vegas Arts District Venue Lost to Foreclosure
Las Vegas Weekly, 5/17/10
http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2010 ... takes-hit/
"For three years, David Mozes, a developer from Los Angeles, has been trying to build a mixed-use venue in the Arts District. He corralled some investors and bought an assemblage of land, then designed and promoted the planned '$95 million arts-related, transit-oriented, sustainable mixed-use venue.' Problem is, there was no money to get the project, known as The Mission Las Vegas, off the ground, and hes now lost one of its major land parcels. The large parcel at 1001 S. 1st Street went into default and was returned to its trustee, Mission Las Vegas, when nobody bid on it at auction. Two smaller properties to be used for The Mission were also lost and Mozes is now looking at a possible new location, unless he can find the money to buy the property back at current market value."
Smithsonian Leads Effort to Help Haiti Assess, Recover Cultural Materials
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_s ... _new=38046
"The Smithsonian is leading a team of cultural organizations to help the Haitian government assess, recover and restore Haitis cultural materials damaged by the devastating January 12 earthquake. A building in Port-au-Prince that once housed the United Nations Development Program will be leased by the Smithsonian. The 7,500-square-foot, three-story building will serve as a temporary conservation site where objects retrieved from the rubble can be assessed, conserved, and stored. It will also be the training center for Haitians who will be taking over this conservation effort in the future. Haitis Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Haitian Presidents Commission for Reconstruction will lead the effort for Haiti. The Smithsonian InstitutionHaiti Cultural Recovery Project is conducted in partnership with the Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with assistance from several other federal agencies."
Sharpton Visits Baltimore to Support
African-American Entertainment District
"The Rev. Al Sharpton stopped in Baltimore to support a proposal to create a black cultural arts and entertainment district in the city. Sharpton was the guest of radio talk show host and former state Sen. Larry Young at the downtown rally. Several hundred people turned out at the War Memorial Building to voice their support for the proposed district. 'If Baltimore can find a way to develop the harbor, if they can find a way to develop casinos, they can find a way to develop symbols of self respect, and self worth, and self regard for the children of Baltimore city,' Sharpton said. 'You made deals for the stadium, you made deals for developers. Now let's make a deal for the children of Baltimore.' The Baltimore Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Consortium has its eye on real estate just south of M&T Bank Stadium. The group said that with the help of state and local tax breaks, and private funding, transforming the area into a family-friendly district is achievable. It could include a recreation center, a senior center, book stores, a concert hall, a comedy club, boutique shops, night clubs, and other businesses."
Oklahoma: Allied Arts Reaches Record Fundraising Total
The Oklahoman, 5/14/10
http://www.newsok.com/allied-arts-annou ... le/3461296
"Allied Arts, the state's only United Arts Fund, announced [May 13] that the 2010 campaign surpassed its $2.85 million goal. This year's campaign raised $2,875,963, the organization's largest fundraising effort since its inception in 1971. The money will benefit 20 local arts organizations that represent all artistic forms and genres in Central Oklahoma. 'Even in this tough financial climate, we wanted to send a message that the arts are important to our city's growth, the education of our children, and our local economy,' said Lance Benham, Allied Arts 2010 campaign co-chair. 'Thank you to our community for showing that the arts deserve our support'...More than 4,000 volunteers, community leaders, local businesses, and corporations worked together on the campaign. 'Each year, Allied Arts member agencies reach nearly two million people through exhibits, performances, and educational events,' [fundraising lead Linda C.] Haneborg said. 'The success of the 2010 campaign means these organizations can reach more of our community, including our students, as well as boost Oklahoma City tourism.'"
Tennessee: Floods Cause Heartbreak for Nashville Music Industry
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =126776761
"The flooding in Tennessee took more than 20 lives and wrought billions in property damage. In Nashville, it also took a toll on the city's musical heritage and infrastructure. The Grand Ole Opry House was inundated. The Nashville Symphony lost two Steinways when its basement flooded. But the most concentrated instrument loss took place at a facility beside the Cumberland River called Soundcheck, where hundreds of the city's musicians stored their treasured instruments...One of the most devastating losses of historic instruments hit the Musicians Hall of Fame in a heartbreaking instance of bad timing. Less than two months ago, it was forced to store its collection after the city acquired its downtown property to make way for a new convention center. Lost in the flood: a Jimi Hendrix-owned Stratocaster guitar and the bass used in Hank Williams' 'Your Cheating Heart.' In all, the Soundcheck flood affected an estimated 600 musicians, from stars like Vince Gill to workaday professionals."
Juvenile Offenders Serve Time in Iambic Pentameter
The Boston Globe, 5/18/10
"Thirteen actors will take the stage at Shakespeare & Company in Henry V. Nothing so unusual in thatexcept that these are teenagers, none older than 17, and they have been sentenced to perform this play.
The show is the culmination of a five-week intensive program called Shakespeare in the Courts, a nationally recognized initiative now celebrating its tenth year. Berkshire Juvenile Court Judge Judith Locke has sent these adjudicated offendersfound guilty of such adolescent crimes as fighting, drinking, stealing, and destroying propertynot to lockup or conventional community service, but to four afternoons a week of acting exercises, rehearsal, and Shakespearean study."
* Wale was nominated for BET's Best New Artist award and Raheem DeVaughn for Best Male R&&B Artist. For the full list of nominees, go to: http://www.bet.com/Music/news/Drakejayz ... ?Referrer=
* Starryville is the winner of the Celebrate Fairfax Battle of the Bands, and will open for Rusted Root at Celebrate Fairfax on June 11th.
* Antony Walker, artistic director of the Washington Concert Opera, is featured in an article in the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02954.html
* Washington National Opera surprises people on Mall with five-minute performances http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 03369.html
* Janine Wilson's latest release, Wakin' Up, is in the top 30 on the eMusic pop chart.
* Jon Carroll is currently one of the Midnight Travelers on the Peter Wolf tour behind his Midnight Souvenirs CD release, stopping at the State Theatre on May 30th. Jon will also be backing up Mary Chapin Carpenter on her summer tour.
Vegas With Randolph has a new video out for their recent single Marisa.
Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs
Wednesday evenings beginning June 2
from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, WDC
Free for WALA members & members of THEARC who preregister
$25 per session for non-members
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 1 - June 2 - Business Entity Formation
Session 2 - June 9 - Copyright and Trademark Basics
Session 3 - June 16 - Contracts
Session 4 - June 23 - Negotiation Skills
Session 5 - June 30 - Tax Strategies
Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs is a series of five workshops for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own businesses, gaining a deeper understanding of copyrights and trademarks, contracts and licensing, the art of negotiation and tax strategies. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity. Gain a better understanding of copyrights and trademarks, the contracts and licensing, learn effective negotiation skills, and the ins and outs of tax strategies. Each workshop will be presented by knowledgeable professionals with practical experience working with artists and creatives in the field.
Summer Cooking Camp for Kids
With whole food organic chef Monica Corrado & musician Rachel Cross
Monday-Friday, August 2-6, 2010
9 am - 3 pm
At Ritchie Avenue Cultural Center, Takoma Park, MD
For Children 9-12 years (mature 8s and just-turned 13s welcome)
Cost: $375 plus $25 materials fee per child. Sibling and group discounts available
To register, go to: http://simplybeingwell.com/summer-cooki ... kids-2010/
or send checks made out to Monica Corrado, PO Box 5451, Takoma Park, MD 20913.
Real, local food entered the National spotlight the day First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground for the White House organic gardenit continues in Takoma Park, MD. Monica Corrado, whole food chef and holistic nutrition educator teams up again with award-winning musician and visual artist Rachel Cross for their second annual summer cooking camp for children. The children will learn all about real food and healthy eating through the food they cook, the art they create and the songs they write, sing, record and perform.
8 Cures For Lyric-Writers Block
Posted by Chris Bolton - Friday, 30 April, 2010
http://blog.hostbaby.com/2010/04/8-cure ... ers-block/
Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 3
July 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th - preliminary rounds
Aug 13th - the finals
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
to apply go to myspace.com/jjbandbattle
24 bands competing for $2500 plus studio time from Suckerpunch Recording Studios
Second Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival
Saturday, May 22
in the Silver Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD after the Farmers Market.
3-4pm Harmonica Workshop for anyone - bring a Key of C harmonica or get one there
Featuring: The Nighthawks, Mary Shaver & the Smokin' Polecats, Daryl Davis Band featuring Ida Campbell, DC Blues Society Band, Andy Poxon Band, Jonny Grave, Choo Choo Charlie Williams & Baltimore Red. Dale Music will have a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo for kids.
An Evening Of Music & Remembrance:
A Fundraiser For the Chris Morawetz Scholarship Scholarship at UMW
Sunday May 23
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
$25 suggested donation
Performing: Chris's close friend, Jonathan Hillyard, accompanied by Will Spaulding, Don Bridges (Mr. Don"), Eileen Joyner, as well as an open microphone for friends and family to contribute stories concerning Chris and the impact that he made during his brief time on earth.
Chris Morawetz was a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, Virginia, when he contracted a rare and fatal form of lymphoma, and died at the age of 20 in May, 2008. Chris's parents and friends have established an endowed scholarship at UMW in his memory. The scholarship provides assistance to students with financial needs and/or disabilities. Checks can be made out to "UMW Foundation", with "Chris Morawetz Scholarship" in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible. '
Play-A-Thon Fundraiser for Polo of TCB Band
Sunday, May 23rd
from 4 - 9 pm
at Community of Hope Church, 3701 Branch Avenue/Md Rt 5, Temple Hills, MD (Lower Level of Iverson Mall)
The GoGo Coalition, GoGoRadio.com and Community of Hope Church are sponsoring a Play-A-Thon to raise funds and prayers in support of Polo of TCB Band who is hospitalized with a brain aneurysm. Polo is considered one of the founders of gogos current bounce beat craze popular with most of the younger bands. Polo and his band have been nominated in recent years for various Wammie awards. A dozen gogo bands will perform along with prayer and support from a host of gogo leaders and icons. On-line donations are accepted and live telecast will be available on the web at www.gogoradio.com.
Zydeco Fundraiser For Breast Cancer
Sun. May 23rd
7 - 11 pm
at Westminster Church, 400 I St. SW, WDC
wtih Jeffrey Broussard and The Creole Cowboys
The Folk Club's Silver Jubilee Anniversary Celebration
Tues. May 25th
doors open at 6 pm, show begins at 7:15 pm
at The Tortilla Factory, 648 Elden Street, Herndon, VA
25 years of preserving folk traditions. The Folk Club was founded in 1985 and has been meeting in the Back Room of the Tortilla Factory since 1987. For this special evening of musical entertainment and renewed friendships, there will be a special buffet prepared by the Tortilla Factory. $7/pp (excluding alcoholic beverages). Theatre-style setting this evening. Visit their web site for more information: http://www.restonherndonfolkclub.com/
First Annual Bawdy Song Concert, Sing-Along, and Soirée
Saturday, May 29th
at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Street, NW in Takoma DC
Featuring: Craig Williams (of the Pyrates Royale), Steve Winick (of Ships Company Chanteymen), Jennifer Cutting (of OCEAN), Riki Schneyer, Janie Meneely, and guests such as Myron Bretholz and Joe Hickerson.
Come all ye pirates, wenches, rogues, and lusty ladies, for a raucous romp through centuries of dirty ditties from medieval brothels, pubs, tall ships, music halls, the army, and the schoolyard. From well-loved chestnuts to gems unearthed from archival collectionsincluding the secret 1950 Burl Ives bawdy song disc.
Blues & Crab Festival
May 29 - 30
Saturday 11am-8pm &
at Delta Blues Juke Joint & Diner, 2796 Old Washington Rd. Waldorf, MD
Advance tickets: $10; $7 DCBS members,
At Gate: $15; $10 DCBS members
Tickets and info: www.deltabluesjukejoint.com
To purchase: http://www.sellyourevents.com/eventpage ... abFestival
Featuring: Stacy Brooks, Clarence The Bluesman Turner, Tom Newman Blues Band Featuring Ida Cambell, Steve Potter, The Frahm Band, Big Boy Little Band & more
Rockin' Fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Featuring Floyd The Barber
Weds. June 2
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
Team et al. (Lorna Schmid and David Boldt) and Floyd the Barber (FTB) are teaming up with Jammin' Java to fundraise for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. So many lives are affected by cancer, not just the people who have to fight, but families and friends too. There's no good thing to say, no words to lift the burden, so they're taking action. Lorna and David will do the hard part and walk a marathon and a half in two days. FTB will perform at this fundraiser. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to provide access to medical care for men and women who can't pay and to fund accelerated research and education.
Visit http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR? ... 10&pg=team to make a donation or learn more.
Thurs. June 10th
8 pm & 10 pm
at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, WDC
The Blackbyrds are a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Recruited and assembled by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group's members including drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, bassist Joe Hall and guitarist Orville Saunders were students in the Howard University's music department, where the doctor and jazz legend was an instructor. "Walking in Rhythm," a Grammy nominated hit, "Rock Creek Park," Washington DCs unofficial anthem, and "Happy Music" are the bands three best-known hits. The music has been kept alive, in part, through sampling on hundreds of rap and hip-hop releases. In addition, a whole new group of fans has been introduced to the excitement of their live show through the re-emergence of the group for selected dates lead by three of the original band members, Keith Killgo, Orville Saunders and Joe Hall, now known as KOJO-.Original Blackbyrds.
* Record label Da Worlds Most Famous has released the first single, "Don't Need A Thang," off the upcoming hip hop/rap album "Genesis." Written by Darius "Greed" Hammond and DP of the Ugly Boys and produced by Donnell Turner. Available on Itunes and www.daworldsmostfamous.com on June 15th.
* Vegas With Randolph has a new single release Some Time To Live, which was debuted Saturday 5/15 on the 5th Anniversary Show of Pop Garden Radio, and is available for free download, along with others at: http://www.reverbnation.com/vegaswithrandolph or on Facebook.
WAMA Hall of Fame Flashback:
Donald ByrdDonald Byrd has been among the finest trumpeters of his generation. He always had a keen ear for talent. He gained his initial fame as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the late 50s. His biting, dynamic lines and crackling sound help highlight many top Blue Note LPs. He discovered Herbie Hancock in the early Sixties and, a decade later, while chairman of the music department at Howard University, organized six of his students into a band he called the Blackbyrds, after his fusion album, Black Byrd. They were masters of jazz-funk fusion - or "acid jazz," as it's known today - but also had strong pop sensibilities.
Their debut album contained the #23 R&B , #69 pop single "Do It, Fluid," while the second yielded an across-the-board smash in the #4 R&B , #6 pop "Walking in Rhythm." Rare grooves from those two classic Blackbyrd albums have been widely sampled - by such hip-hop artists as Queen Latifah and UTFO. He currently teaches at Delaware State.