Music and Performance

Fri Jan 25

Enjoy a gritty night of rock & soul from Kentavius Jones & Brooks Long.

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Sat Jan 26

Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) (Live score) 90mins.
Said to be the first full-length science-fiction movie ever made, this influential film about space travel by the Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov is re-imagined by avant guitarist Marc Ribot with a new score that premiered at London’s Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall. In 2016, Marc re-worked his score for solo guitar, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in Medillin, Colombia. He will be performing solo for this screening.

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Fri Feb 1

“A little bit invitin’, a little bit excitin’, a little bit ignitin’ ... that’s my trademark,” proclaims an old song. And that’s the Blue Moon Cowgirls, four Washington, DC-area musicians with their own refreshing approach to country music. A shimmering trio of female voices backed by flexible acoustic instrumentation, the Blue Moon Cowgirls blend front-porch directness with neon-lit sophistication as they sing about home and highways, heaven and honkytonks, heartbreak and hope.

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Sat Feb 2

Our annual dance party celebrating Bob! This year, we connect with Bob Marley’s universal message of peace, acceptance, and resilience with the inspiring and astounding reggae singer Taj Weekes. Weekes a dreadlocked Rastafarian musician, bred in the Caribbean but shaped by intercontinental life experience. He is a creative, poetic singer-songwriter who fronts a dynamic reggae band named Adowa. Weekes is an unwavering, energetic humanitarian whose dedication extends beyond his song lyrics into his social activism, an activism that has culminated in his official role with the United Nations as “UNICEF Champion for Children” and his children’s charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO).
 

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Wed Feb 6

Free to all veterans, any age, gender, race or branch of service and active duty Military personnel   (not for general public)

Creative oral storytelling navigation for Veterans with storytelling exercises that culminate in a public gathering performance at Creative Alliance. This includes exploration of storytelling beginnings and endings, story transitions, and overall flow. This is achieved through storytelling practice and feedback in a workshop environment.

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