- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Athenaeum

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

• Laura Baron. Singer. 7 p.m. May 8. $10.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. 301/405-ARTS, claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

• The U.S. Army Orchestra: “Operatic Escapades.” Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Guiliano, tenor, and Staff Sgt. Leigh Ann Hinton, soprano, in arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and other music by Prokofiev, Verdi and Ravel. Dekelboum Concert Hall. 4 p.m. May 4.

• Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Oscar Hernandez, director. Salsa, Latin soul and boogaloo. Kay Theatre. 7:30 p.m. May 4.

• Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Lecture and demonstration. Kay Theatre. 11 a.m. May 5. Free.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Wednesday Jazz at the Corcoran. 12:30 p.m. every other Wednesday. Free; no tickets required. Hammer Auditorium (New York Avenue entrance), 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 202/639-1700, 202/639-1770, www.corcoran.org

• Charles Covington, piano. May 7.

• John Cusick’s Jazz City Trio. May 21.

DAR Constitution Hall

1776 D St. NW. 202/628-1776, www.dar.org/conthall. Tickets 703/573-SEAT, 202/397-SEAT, 410/547-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com

• Honda Civic Tour with Panic at the Disco. 7 p.m. April 30. $34.

Decatur House

Jazz on Jackson Place summer program at 748 Jackson Place NW. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month, April-September. $20, $25. Reservations at 202/842-0920, ext. 41239, or see www.decaturhouse.org

• Yvonne Johnson Trio, presented by Bialek’s Music. May 1.

1st Mariner Arena

201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. 410/347-2020, www.baltimorearena.com, 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com

• Katt Williams’ “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ ” Tour. 8 p.m. April 17. $39.50-$75.

Focus Music Alexandria

Folk and acoustic music at the Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. All concerts 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $12, $15. 703/380-3151, www.focusmusic.org

• John Flynn with special guest Spencer Bates. May 18.

• Ellis and Bob Sima. June 8.

• The Dave Rowe Trio. Nov. 9.

Focus Music Rockville

Folk and acoustic music at O’Brien’s BBQ, 387 E. Gude Drive, Rockville. All concerts 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $12, $15. 301/275-7459, www.focusmusic.org

• Annie Gallup with guest Michael Berkowitz. April 23.

• Tom Kimmel with special guest Karyn Oliver. May 14.

• Falcon Ridge Preview Tour, featuring Randall Williams, Joe Crookston and Lindsay Mac. May 28.

• Vic’s Picks: The Kennedys. June 11.

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Various venues. All concerts 8-10:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $15 suggested donation unless otherwise noted. 202/546-2228, www.fsgw.org

• Bill Staines. One of the most popular singers on the folk-music circuit. Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo. April 17. $9-$18.

• Bruce Greene with Loy McWhirter. Old-time Kentucky fiddler joined by singer of traditional songs. Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church. 8 p.m. April 26. $7.50-$15.

• Ed Miller. One of the finest singing products of the Scottish folk revival. Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo. 7:30 p.m. May 4. $9-$18.

• Shannon Dunne and Kieran Jordan with Sport. Sean-nos or old-style Irish dancing, accompanied by Sport, a Baltimore and Washington Irish band consisting of Brendan Bell (flute), Patrick Cavanagh (banjo), Josh Dukes (guitar, flute, bodran), Sean McComiskey (accordion) and Danny Novak (fiddle). Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 8-10:30 p.m. May 9.

• Serre l’Ecoute in Quebecois sea chanteys and French-Canadian maritime music. Trio from Quebec specializing in French and French-Canadian maritime music. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. 8-10 p.m. May 18. $7.50-$15.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Ingrid Michaelson and Ari Hest with April Smith and the Great Picture Show. A concert to promote rock music and health. 8 p.m. April 18. $15-$20.

• Government Mule. 8 p.m. April 19. $27.50, $37.50.

• Zakir Hussein and the Masters of Percussion. The tabla star and his ensemble in both melodic (raga) and rhythmic (tala) movements. With the dancing drummers of Manipur. 8 p.m. April 24. $25-$45.

• Tribute to Andy Palacio. The Garifuna Collective and members of the women’s group Umalali commemorate the life and music of the legendary Belizean artist, who died suddenly on Jan. 19. 8 p.m. May 3. Free. No tickets required.

Grace Episcopal Church

The Big Band Jam at 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/337-7100, www.gracedc.org, www.bigbandjam.org

• Duke Ellington Orchestra Master Class. 3-5 p.m. April 20. Free.

• The James Zimmerman Quartet and poet Reuben Jackson. Jazz and poetry. 7:30 p.m. April 22. Donation suggested.

Kennedy Center

Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free. 202/467-4600, www.kennedy-center.org

• WPAS: Sonny Rollins. The Grammy-winning saxophonist, an icon from jazz’s “golden era.” 8 p.m. April 18. $35-$75. Many performances sold out.

• WPAS: Nancy Wilson. The Grammy- and Emmy-winning vocalist, who performs jazz and popular standards. 8 p.m. April 19. $35-$75. Sold out.

Kennedy Center

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

• Luciana Souza. The Brazilian vocalist in selections from “The New Bossa Nova,” her latest CD.7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 2. $30.

• Kenny Barron. One of the world’s top jazz pianists. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 3. $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, www.kennedy-center.org

• Duo Cuypers/Lop. Dutch saxophonist Carola Cuypers and Spanish guitarist Enrique M. Lop. April 17.

• “Perfessor” Bill Edwards. The ragtime scholar has amassed a number of recordings covering classic ragtime, popular song, blues, stride and old-time tunes. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. April 18.

• Blues Alley Big Band Jam: The Don Bruce Big Band. A big-band spin on swing standards and pop favorites. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. April 20.

• Babylon Circus. The French 10-piece big band blends ska-punk, chanson, funk, afro-beat, dance-hall reggae and Eastern European folk. April 21.

• Blues Alley Big Band Jam: The Blue Night Band, a Manhattan jazz band made up of Xavier High School students, is considered a top high school big band. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. April 22.

• Blues Alley Big Band Jam: Jazz trumpeter Graham Breedlove and his group in a Louisiana Swamp Romp. April 23.

• The Beehive Band. Old-time traditional Utah and Mormon music. April 24.

• Blues Alley Big Band Jam: The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, led by chief arranger for the U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note jazz ensemble. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. April 25.

• Blues Alley Big Band Jam: Levine School of Music’s Virginia Big Band trains junior high and high school musicians in the jazz repertoire. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. April 27.

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St. NW. 202/328-6000, 202/397-SEAT or ticketmaster.com, www.thelincolntheatre.org

• Meiway. The king of zoblazo, a style that mixes rhythms from southern Ivory Coast with electronic instruments. Part of the International Francophonie Festival; a Smithsonian Resident Associates program. 7:30 p.m. April 18. $30-$35. Information and reservations 202/633-3030 or residentassociates.org.

• Duke Ellington Jazz Festival: Duke, Ella & Beyond. Celebrating the U Street Jazz Legacy with the Jam on U All-Stars, Bobby Felder, musical director and conductor; Larry Willis; Steve Novosel; Nasar Abadey; Antonio Parker; Buck Hill; George Botts; Michael Thomas; Debra Tidwell; Will Smith and the W.E.S. Group; the DC Bass Choir; special guest Cynda Williams. 8 p.m. April 26. Sold out.

National Geographic Society

“Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad” at Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. Performances by jazz and urban musicians who have been selected to represent the United States overseas. 6 and 7:15 p.m. Free; no reservations or tickets required. 202/857-7700, www.nationalgeographic.com/nglive

• Devin Phillips & New Orleans Straight Ahead celebrate New Orleans, 6 p.m.; The Dana Leong Band fuses live grooves and electronically charged tracks into modern beats, 7:15 p.m. April 17.

• Chris Byars Quartet in music based on a lifelong study of great jazz masters, 6 p.m.; AFAR, an instrumental hip-hop band with jazz, R&B; and gospel, 7:15 p.m. May 1.

Patriot Center

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 202/397-SEAT, www.patriotcenter.com

• An Evening With Dolly Parton: “Backwoods Barbie” Tour. Rescheduled from March 11. 7:30 p.m. April 28. 45.50-75.50.

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre

1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-276-6701, www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/RosslynSpectrum.htm. Tickets 703/573-SEAT, www.ticketmaster.com

• Saida Fikri. The Moroccan singer-songwriter is known for her songs of social justice and political commitment. 8 p.m. April 18. $35, $45. 703/573-SEAT, www.saidafikri.net/concert

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

600 I St. NW. 202/408-3100, www.sixthandi.org, www.ticketmaster.com

• Elbow. The critically acclaimed band from Manchester, England. 8:30 p.m. April 27. $20.

State Theatre

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

• Toots and the Maytals plus Fear Nuttin Band. 8:30 p.m. April 17. $26.

• Lez Zeppelin. 9 p.m. April 18. $16.

• Marcia Ball. 9 p.m. April 19. $22.

• The WJFK Junkies Spring Break Party. 8 p.m. April 25. Tickets through WJFK.com.

• Hot Buttered Rum. April 30

• Hanson, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Kate Voegele. May 1

Sylvan Theatre

The Big Band Jam on the Mall, 15th and Independence Avenue NW. For information, see www.bigbandjam.org

• Daily shows by area high school jazz bands. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 23-25. Free.

• Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Master Class. Noon-1 p.m. April 23-25. Free.

U.S. Department of State

The Big Band Jam at 2201 C St. NW. Information at 202-530-5752, www.bigbandjam.org

• The Children’s School of Music, Moscow. Noon April 23. Free.

Voice of America

Big Band Jam in the Auditorium, 330 Independence Ave. SW. 202/203-4959, www.voanews.com

• Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the Blues Alley Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Quincy Jones. 7 p.m. April 26. Free, but reservations required through www.bigbandjam.org or www.instantseats.com/signup/bigbandjam.cfm

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets NW. 202/397-SEAT, www.warnertheater.com

• The Fab Faux. The Beatles cover band with the Hogshead Horns and Creme Tangerine Strings. 8 p.m. April 26. $47-$102.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/255-1900, 703/255-1868, www.wolftrap.org. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500.

• Tom Paxton. Legendary folk singer-songwriter. 8 p.m. April 17. $20.

• John Jennings and Friends. Classic country with folk-pop. 8 p.m. April 18. $20.

• Lucy Kaplansky with guest Nathan Gaunt. Folk singer-songwriter with a new album. 7:30 p.m. April 19. $20.

• Barrage. Exuberant and choreographed Canadian fiddlers. 8 p.m. April 23, 24. $25.

• Robbie Schaefer, Ellis Paul. Well-known guitarist/songwriters on the contemporary folk scene. 7:30 p.m. April 26. $18.

• Brad Mehldau Trio. Jazz piano both formalist and improvised. 8 p.m. April 30. $25.

• John McCutcheon. The paragon of the folk musician. 8 p.m. May 1. $18.

• Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. Folk jazz and the Western swing revival. 8 p.m. May 2. $22.

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