- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Athenaeum

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

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

• Madeline MacNeil. Storyteller in song with hammered dulcimer. 7 p.m. June 12. $10.

• Harley String Band. Three singer-songwriters on a variety of instruments aspire to breathe new life into traditional musical forms. 7 p.m. July 10. $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.

• Katt Williams: It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ Tour. 7:30 and 11 p.m. May 8 and 9. $48.50-$58.50.

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.

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

• 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

• 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

• 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.

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: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. 8 p.m. May 7. The trumpeter and the New York big band. $40-$85. 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.

• Conservatory Project: Jazz students from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in original works as well as tunes by Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen, and Cole Porter. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. May 21. Free.

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

• 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.

• Ahwach of Aday: Male Songs and Dance from the Village of Aday. Ahwach is a communal village dance of the Berber Amazigh population of Morocco. It combines dance, poetry and songs unique to each tribe and signifies one’s ethnic membership. May 6.

• Ahwach of Aday: Female Songs and Dance from the Village of Aday. Ahwach is a communal village dance of the Berber Amazigh population of Morocco. It combines dance, poetry and songs unique to each tribe and signifies one’s ethnic membership. May 7.

• The University of Maryland’s Musical Theater Program. Students in a showcase of Broadway songs and scenes . May 12.

• The Bohuslan Big Band. The modern Swedish jazz ensemble in original tunes as well as music by Maria Schneider, Frank Zappa, Duke Ellington and Lars Jansson. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden. May 13.

• Monroe Crossing. The Midwest’s premier bluegrass and gospel quintet, named for Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, plays classic and traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and originals. May 14.

• The International Association for Jazz Education’s 2008 Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars. The group — including drummers, a vocalist, saxophonist, bassist and pianist — was selected from a highly competitive international pool of collegiate women applicants. May 15 and 17.

• Finalists in the 2008 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Competition. Saxophone finalists compete for a chance to perform at the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. 12:30 and 6 p.m. May 16.

• The Maurice Lyles Quartet. Group led by drummer Maurice Lyles, a student of the renowned Philly Joe Jones, focuses on swinging jazz standards, pop, Latin, and be-bop. May 24.

• Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Preview Tour. Classically trained cellist and singer-songwriter Lindsay Mac, who offers a fresh look at acoustic music by combining jazz, folk, Americana, funk and rock; rural Ohio guitarist, banjo player, and singer-songwriter Joe Crookston, of Hungarian descent, has a timeless quality to his tunes; guitarist Randall Williams, has been influenced by such European acoustic artists as Georges Moustaki, Francis Cabrel, Reinhard Mey, and Bettina Wegener. May 25.

• “A Cappella: Singing Solo”: Sweet Honey in the Rock. The ensemble is well-known in Washington and around the world. May 28.

• “A Cappella: Singing Solo”: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The bluegrass-gospel legend and his “school of bluegrass.” May 29.

• “A Cappella: Singing Solo”: The Paschall Brothers sing traditional gospel hymns, taught by their father and founder the late Rev. Frank Paschall, in their standard five-man lineup. The Persuasions, dubbed the Kings of A Cappella, have been together for more than 40 years. May 30.

• “A Cappella: Singing Solo”: Four Bettys, the reigning Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet, has a combined 40-plus years singing and numerous awards. Max Q, together for four years, recently earned the title of International Quartet Champions in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2007 International Quartet Competition. May 31.

Lincoln Theatre

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

• Us Helping Us: Black Mother’s Day Gospel Concert with Dorothy Norwood and Friends. The fifth annual black Mother’s Day gala, with a legend of modern Gospel music. 7:30 p.m. May 10. $40.

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

• 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.

Nissan Pavilion

7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 703/754-6400, www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/793

• Kanye West Glow in the Dark Tour with Rihanna, N.E.R.D., Lupe Fiasco. 6:30 p.m. May 10. $30-$94.75.

• Radiohead with Liars. 7:30 p.m. May 11. $41-$61. Sold out.

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.

• The Cure. 8 p.m. May 9. $57.50.

• Raven-Symone Pajama Party. 4 p.m. May 11. $29.50-$49.50.

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

• Planet Arlington: Coco Zhao. Chinese vocalist, known as Shanghai’s “Boy Billie Holiday.” 8 p.m. May 3. $20. www.planetarlington.com.

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

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

• Hot Buttered Rum. 8:30 p.m. April 30. $10, $12.

• Hanson, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Kate Voegele. 8:30 p.m. May 1. $33, $35.

• LiveWire: The Ultimate Tribute to AC/DC. 9 p.m. May 3. $10.

• Ozomatli, DeLeon. 8:30 p.m. May 7. $22.

• Tim Reynolds and TR3. 9 p.m. May 9. $16.

• Weekapuag Orchestra: Recreating the Phish Experience. 9 p.m. May 10. $10, $12.

Sylvan Theatre

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

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

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

• Barrage. Exuberant and choreographed Canadian fiddlers. 8 p.m. April 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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