- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Athenaeum

201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703/548-0035, www.nvfaa.org

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St. NE. 202/399-7993, www.atlasarts.org

• The In Series: GI Jive. A swing tribute to American soldiers overseas in World War II, with conductor and lead singer Doug Bowles, the SingCo Rhythm Orchestra and vocal soloists. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. $18-$33.

DAR Constitution Hall

1776 D St. NW. 202/628-1776 or ticketmaster.com

• An Evening with Ween. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. $34.

Dumbarton Church

3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202/965-2000, www.dumbartonconcerts.org

• Happy Anniversary! Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. Twenty NSO musicians play Schubert, Mozart and the world premiere of composer-in-residence Dominik Maican’s “Solaris.” 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $26, $30; youth 8-18 $15.

Focus Music Alexandria

Folk and acoustic music at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $15 general, $12 Focus members. 703/380-3151, www.focusmusic.org

• Magpie. Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner in hard-hitting topical songs. 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

Focus Music Rockville

Folk and acoustic music at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville. $15 general, $12 Focus members. 301/275-7459, www.focusmusic.org

• Jim Photoglo and Tena Moyer. Songwriter and guitarist. 8 p.m. Jan. 23.

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

202/546-2228, www.fsgw.org

• Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton. British duo from Wales. House concert in Wheaton; for location see Web site. 8-10:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Admission by donation.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• Richard Thompson: 1,000 Years of Popular Music. The vocalist and guitarist covers the centuries with vocalist Judith Owen and percussionist-vocalist Debra Dobkin. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. $39.50.

Kennedy Center

Family Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Arturo Sandoval. Grammy-winning trumpeter at home in all styles of music. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11. $30. Second performance sold out.

• Cyrus Chestnut: Sanctified Swing. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12. $30.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free. 202/467-4600.

• Vinicio Capossela. Italian folk artist sings of worlds peopled by demons, grace, shadows, lost souls, and losers. Jan. 11.

• Vagabond Opera. Six-piece cabaret group from Portland, Ore., runs the gamut from jazz, swing and tango to Ukrainian folk-punk ballads and klezmer. Jan. 12.

• AssociationW: Jean-Baptiste Andre in “Dis moi ce que tu vois, je te dirai …” A “cirque nouveau” piece mixing circus, dance, theater, video and music. Question and answer session with the artist follows. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France. Jan. 13.

• The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet. Backed by an instrumental trio, the group performs tightly harmonized renditions of classic jazz, swing, pop, originals and American songbook standards. Jan. 14.

• Compagnie Chant de Balles: Le Chant des Balles. Lute player Eric Bellocq and juggler Vincent de Lavenere in a “cirque nouveau” program. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France. Jan. 15.

• Mirah and Spectratone International: “Share This Place.” Multi-media event combining original songs from the album of the same name that explore the lives of insects as inspired by French entomologist Jean Henri Fabre, set to 12 animated short films by Britta Johnson. Jan. 16.

• Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry. Acoustic and electric guitars, voices, dobro, mandolin and violin, in homage to Dave Carter and other writers. Jan. 20.

• Coolooloosh. The group that takes its name from a Jerusalemite word for celebration and joy blends hip hop, rap, jazz and funk, in English and Hebrew. Jan. 22.

• Chopteeth. The 14-piece Afro-funk orchestra combines Afrobeat, modern jazz, Yoruba tribal music and James Brown-inspired rhythms with Ghanaian dance tunes, Senegalese rumba and Jamaican ska. Jan. 25.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater and Gallery, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Regina Carter and Carla Cook: “I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey.” 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $30.

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100

• The Young Brothers Trio. Tim Young on piano and Alphonso Young Jr. on percussion in a fresh approach to jazz standards. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30. $10.

• The Ron Kearns Quintet. Soulful jazz and popular standards. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. $26.

Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100, www.strathmore.org

• BSO Superpops: Sci-Fi Spectacular. Jack Everly, conductor; George Takei, narrator; Mike Eldred, vocalist, with The Sci-Fi-Ettes vocal ensemble. Selections from “Star Wars,” “E.T.” and “Superman,” with a laser light show. 8 p.m. Jan. 17. $21-$84.

• Highland, Heath and Holler: Celtic Music’s Voyage to Appalachia. Finding the roots of Appalachian music in the jigs, reels and tunes of the Scots and Irish who settled the region. Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, cellist Natalie Haas, Irish fiddler Martin Hayes, guitarist Dennis Cahill, American fiddler, guitarist, banjo picker, and singer Bruce Molsky. 8 p.m. Jan. 18. $18-$42.

• Bowfire. Virtuoso fiddlers and violinists from Canada and elsewhere in a range of world styles. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. $22-$65.

• Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway. The composer/lyricist explores the Great American Song Book: Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein, Loesser and more. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. $25-$67.

The National Theatre

Monday Night at The National. Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Performances at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Admission free but seating limited. Tickets required and are distributed first-come, first-served 30 minutes before show time. 202/783-3372, www.nationaltheatre.org and click on the “Monday Night” logo.

• “Songs And Courage in a Time of Civil War.” Reenactors of the 138th Pennsylvania Regiment in an evening of songs and letters from the American Civil War. Jan. 14.

• “Redemption Ritual: Inviting The Ancestors To Be Present.” The black experience in words, from Mother Africa to the New World. Jan. 28.

Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703/845-6156, www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter

• Virginia Grand Military Band: “Music for the Movies.” 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $10, $20. 703/281-3331, www.vgmb.com

• The 23rd Annual World Folk Music Association Benefit Concert. Includes a special tribute to Irish folk singer and songwriter Tommy Makem. Bethany and Rufus, Eugene Byrne, Liam Clancy, Danny Doyle, Hot Soup, the Makem and Spain Brothers, Modern Man, Danny Quinn, Schooner Fare, the Shaw Brothers, Side by Side, Jack Williams, others. 7 p.m. Jan. 19. $40-$90. Tickets by reservation only at 866/412-5943 or through www.wfma.net. Reception follows at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Information 202/362-2225, www.wfma.net.

State Theatre

220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703/237-0300, www.thestatetheatre.com

• The Smithereens. 9 p.m. Jan. 12. $20.

• The Groove. 7 p.m. Jan. 17. $10.

• Steel Polly, MadBrenda, DisAccord. 7 p.m. Jan. 19. $10, $15.

• North Mississippi Allstars Keep The Devil Down Tour with special guest Alvin Youngblood Hart. 7 p.m. Jan. 25. $25.

• Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue featuring Tommy Castro, Deanna Bogart, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Magic Dick. 7 p.m. Jan. 26. $25.

THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus)

1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202/484-3272, www.thearcdc.org

• “Junkanoo.” A musical tribute to Africa and the Caribbean for Black History Month that tells the story of a teenage slave girl torn between the comfort of plantation life and an impending revolt that could set her free. 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Community reception 6:30 p.m. $5 for 10 a.m. performance; $10 and $50 for 7:30 p.m. performance.

Verizon Center

601 F. St. NW. 202/397-SEAT, www.verizoncenter.com

• Dancing with the Stars Tour. Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas Jr., Joey Lawrence and Edyta Sliwinska, Marie Osmond and Jonathan Roberts, Wayne Newton and Cheryl Burke, more. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30. $52.50-$168.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500. See www.wolftrap.org

• John Jorgenson Quintet. Gypsy jazz. 8 p.m. Jan. 10. $20.

• Catie Curtis with Julie Clark. Folk singer/songwriter. 8 p.m. Jan. 11. $20.

• Melissa Manchester. Pop/rock singer/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13. $35. Sold out.

• Duke Robillard, John Hammond. Blues. 8 p.m. Jan. 17. $22.

• Cravin’ Dogs, Luke Brindley Band. Local roots rock band. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19. $16.

• International Guitar Night: Brian Gore, D’ Gary, Clive Carroll, Miguel de la Bastide. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. $22.

• Faith Prince. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. $35.

• Buckwheat Zydeco. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. $22.

• John Eaton Salutes the One Hit Wonders. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. $25.

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