Tag: Music News

Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that “La Bamba,” ”Gunsmoke” and “Hair” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. The national library chose a few […]

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Gloria, Emilio Estefan receive Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize at DAR

The Library of Congress bestowed its annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last night at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., and it was a historic night on two fronts. Gloria and Emilio Estefan became the first husband-and-wife pair to receive the prestigious honor together, as well as the first Hispanic-Americans to receive the award. […]

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Q&A: Arrested Development hits City Winery with Grammy-winning hip-hop

They shook up the hip-hop game in the early ’90s with a fresh sound and powerful lyrics. This Friday, Arrested Development comes to City Winery for two shows at 7 and 10:30 p.m. “We’re going to do a celebration,” frontman Speech told WTOP. “Celebrating the first album, celebrating the music of Arrested Development, but also the […]

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March Entertainment Guide 2019

Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight and Fleetwood Mac all perform in D.C. this month. (WTOP collage via AP) WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews March entertainment Jason Fraley https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MARCH-ENT-GUIDE-2019-jfray.mp3 Download audio Winter is mercifully on its way out and spring is just around the corner. Time for your March Entertainment Guide of fun events around the […]

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Ex-Monkee Peter Tork dies at 77

WASHINGTON — Peter Tork, one of The Monkees, has died, according to his Facebook page. He was 77. “It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world,” read a message on the page Thursday morning. Born […]

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Miley Cyrus Pokes Fun at Shawn Mendes’ Calvin Klein Campaign Photo with Her Own Topless Shot

Miley Cyrus Pokes Fun at Shawn Mendes’ Calvin Klein Campaign Photo with Topless Shot | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Q&A: ‘Holes in the Sky’ breaks boys club with female classical musicians

WASHINGTON — For centuries, the world of classical music has been a proverbial boys club of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Herrmann, Bernstein and Williams. Now, it’s the ladies’ turn with the “Holes in the Sky” tour that launches Saturday at Sixth & I. “This is all music by women,” pianist Lara Downes told WTOP. […]

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21 Savage Has Been Arrested By ICE

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have reportedly arrested 21 Savage early Sunday morning (February 3). According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, ICE believes the rapper, born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is actually British and was taken into custody during a “targeted operation.” ICE claims Savage has overstayed his visa and according to ICE spokesman Brian […]

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February Entertainment Guide 2019

Toni Braxton, Michael Buble, Anderson .Paak and Brothers Osborne will perform here in February. (WTOP collage via AP) WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews February entertainment Jason Fraley https://wtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FEB-ENT-GUIDE-2019-jfray.mp3 Download audio WASHINGTON — February means cuing the groundhog and wooing your valentine! It’s also time for your “Top of the Month” Entertainment Guide of D.C. area events. […]

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Mavin Records Announces Partnership With Kupanda Holdings

Mavin Records, a Lagos-based music label, has joined forces with Kupanda Holdings in a multi-million dollar investment partnership to create international opportunities for African music. Mavin will hone in on meeting operational needs to match the fast-paced demand for African music by expanding their roster and strengthening amenities within A&R, touring, marketing, distribution, publishing, and […]

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Broccoli City Festival unveils 2019 lineup with Childish Gambino, Lil Wayne

WASHINGTON — Broccoli City Festival revealed this year’s musical lineup Wednesday, featuring big names in hip-hop and R&B to play in the D.C. area. Multihyphenate Childish Gambino and rap trailblazer Lil Wayne take top billing, with R&B visionary Teyana Taylor, “Boo’d Up” singer Ella Mai and newcomers City Girls also set to take the stage. Also […]

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Music Capital: Can DC become America’s next big music town?

WASHINGTON — Who says the nation’s capital must only be known as a political town? It may be years before Washington, D.C., has the reputation of a music city like Austin, Texas, Chicago, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, New York or Los Angeles, but the foundation has already been laid. D.C. has its own rich history, […]

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