- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 2008

Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703/790-9223, www.mcleancenter.org

• Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play. With Peter Madcat Ruth and Joel Brown in everything from jazz to folk to blues and classics. 8 p.m. April 12. $28, $34.

The Athenaeum

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

• Carey Colvin and Granger Helvey. Acoustic guitar, electric bass, percussion, vocals. 7 p.m. April 10. $10.

• 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

• Take Five: Squeeze Bayou. Cajun sextet with a touch of zydeco. Kogod Studio Theatre. 5:30 p.m. April 1. Free.

• Take Five: Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. The fiddler and the guitarist play Irish trad, bluegrass and their own works. Gildenhorn Recital Hall. 5:30 p.m. April 8. 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

• John Eaton, solo piano. April 2.

• The Tony Martucci Trio. April 16.

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

• Second annual Capitol Blues Festival, with Bobby Blue Bland, Clarence Carter, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Marvin Sease, Roy C., the Soul Children, Shirley Brown. 8 p.m. March 28. $65.

• Ultimate Doo Wop Show. The Drifters featuring Charlie Thomas, Terry Johnson’s Flamingos, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, the Clovers, Barbara Lewis, the Marcels, Johnnie & Joe, the Rama Lama Big Band. 8 p.m. March 29. $55, $65.

1st Mariner Arena

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

• Casting Crowns. 7 p.m. March 27. $19.50-$77.

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

• Singer-songwriter Michael Smith (“The Dutchman”) and his special guest, Boston singer, writer and song collector Chuck Hall. April 13.

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

• Amy Speace and the Tearjerks. April 9.

• Annie Gallup with guest Michael Berkowitz. April 23.

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

• Gwilym and Carol Davies with Terry Brenchley. English, Welsh, American and Continental European songs and tunes from this British trio. House concert in West Laurel; for location, see Web site. April 1. Reserve at 301/776-4314.

• Martin Grosswendt. Blues from the 1920s and ‘30s; old-time country music from the Southern Appalachians; Cajun and Creole. House concert in Upper Marlboro; for location, see Web site. April 12.

• 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.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• The Heartthrobs with Pokwang. The crowd-pleasing singers from the Philippines, with a comic on board. 8:30 p.m. March 28. $48-$88.

• East Village Opera Company. Classic arias reinterpreted as rock songs. 8 p.m. March 29. $20-$40.

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: Men and Women of the Gospel Mass Choir. With the Heritage Signature Chorale and guest soloists in “Done Made My Vow,” based on melodies from spirituals. 4 p.m. March 30. $25-$58.

• Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis. The legends of piano jazz. 7 p.m. April 13. $20-$45. Part of the Brubeck Festival. Sold out.

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

• Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: Competitively selected emerging jazz artists wind up their week in the Kennedy Center’s music residency program for young people with free concerts. March 27, 28.

• Alan Durst and Corey Whitehead. The alto saxophonist and the classical and flamenco guitarist play the sounds of South and Central America. March 29.

• The Encore Chorale. Ensemble, directed by Jeanne Kelly, from EncoreCreativity for Older Adults. March 30.

• Los Gringos. George Washington University’s Latin ensemble, directed by percussionist Alejandro Lucini and bassist Tom Williams, specializes in Latin jazz, salsa and merengue. March 31.

• Charlotte Marin. French actress and singer brings a cabaret sound to the Grand Foyer. Part of the Francophonie Festival of Washington, D.C. April 9.

• The Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming Ensemble. The 35-member group in traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming medleys. April 11.

• Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Five young Brubeck Fellows at the University of the Pacific: saxophonist Ben Flocks, pianist Javier Santiago, bassist Chris Smith, drummer Cory Cox, trumpeter Brian Chahley. Part of the Brubeck Festival. April 12.

• Ryukyu Taiko. The taiko drumming ensembles Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko USA, Imajin Taiko Academy, and Nix Karate Taiko Academy. April 13.

• Jerome Sabbagh Quartet. Modern, organic music that appeals to listeners beyond the traditional jazz audience. In cooperation with the French Embassy. April 14.

• 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 oldtime 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, dancehall 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: The Capitol Bones. Washington’s top jazz trombone ensemble, founded and led by Matt Niess since 1991. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. 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.

Kennedy Center

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

• Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner. The Tony nominees, both Broadway veterans, in selections from a range of musicals. 7:30 p.m. April 11. $45. Sold out.

• The Real Ambassadors: Dave Brubeck and Billy Taylor. Jazz icons who have toured the world, in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and the Brubeck Festival. 4 p.m. April 12. $15. Sold out.

Lincoln Theatre

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

• 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.

Mexican Cultural Institute

2829 16th St. NW. 202/728-1647, portal.sre.gob.mx/imw

• In Series: Viva Zarzuela! A Spanish light opera combo: “Cecilia Valdes” (1932) and “La revoltosa” (1897). With a serenade of Mexican songs. 8 p.m. March 28, 29 and April 4; 6 p.m. March 30; 3 p.m. April 5 and 6. March 28-April 6. $18-$33. 202/315-1323, 202/315-1325, www.inseries.org

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

• The Maya Azucena Band bridges soul, hip-hop, world and funk, 6 p.m.; Alvin Atkinson and the Sound Merchants meld heavy jazz and blues with international rhythms and melodies, 7:15 p.m. March 27.

• 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.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Metro: Federal Triangle. 202/633-1000, www.nmnh.si.edu

• Music of the Jazz Masters Series: Johnny Hodges and his Small Group with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Favorites including “Castle Rock.” 7:30 p.m. April 5. $18-25. Tickets through Smithsonian Resident Associates at residentassociates.org

The National Theatre

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

• The $inging $tockbrokers’ Razz-M-Tazz Revue. A musical cabaret of American standards, laughs and ‘Ol Blue Eyes himself. March 31.

• The 2008 U.S. Army Soldier Show. A behind-the-scenes preview of the performers in the 2008 Soldiers’ Show, which will tour Europe and installations across the United States. April 7.

• “The Old Landmark! An Evening of Gospel Music.” A play saluting the history of gospel music. April 14.

Patriot Center

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

• Juanes. 7 p.m. March 30. $48-$78.

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: Rob Curto. New York City’s Italian-American specialist in Brazilian forro-fusion accordion. 8 p.m. April 12. $20.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

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

• EELS. An ever-changing lineup of musicians who play the songs of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett. 8 p.m. March 29. $25.

• Etti Ankri. An evening of spiritual and ethnic Israeli music with the lyricist and composer, considered a “rock genius” and the “poet of Israeli spirituality.” 7:30 p.m. April 8. $10.

State Theatre

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

• Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Georgia. 8:30 p.m. March 27. $13, $15.

• Victor Wooten. 9 p.m. March 28. $25.

• The Speaks with Dreaming of Eden, Square Trio, P.I. 8 p.m. March 29. $11, $13.

• Gary Louris, Vetiver. 8:30 p.m. April 3. $22, $25.

• Jefferson Starship with guest Devon Sproule. 8:30 p.m. April 4. $40, $45.

• Octavia. 9 p.m. April 5. $25, $30.

• Dave Mason. 8 p.m. April 6. $23.

• Shelby Lynne, David McMillin. 8:30 p.m. April 7. $25.

• Culture, plus SEE-I featuring members of Thievery Corporation. 9 p.m. April 10. $20.

• The Legwarmers Retro Dance Party. 9 p.m. April 11 and 12. $16.

Strathmore: The Music Center

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

• The Seldom Scene, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Modern bluegrass. 8 p.m. March 28. $19-$40.

• The Four Freshmen. The newest incarnation of the iconic group. 8 p.m. April 10. $21-$84.

• Strathmore Swings: 2008 Spring Gala at Strathmore: Jump and Jive with the Count Basie Orchestra with Patti Austin, and After Party Dancing to the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. 9 p.m. April 12. $18-$35. Some seats sold out.

Verizon Center

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

• Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z: Heart of the City Tour. The 25-date North American co-headlining tour. 7:30 p.m. April 6. $49.75-$150.75.

Voice of America

Auditorium, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W. 202/203-4959, www.voanews.com

• Smithsonian’s Music of the Jazz Masters Series: Johnny Hodges and his Small Group with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Favorites including “Castle Rock.” 7:30 p.m. April 5. $18-25. Tickets through Smithsonian Resident Associates at 202/633-3030 or residentassociates.org

• Deepak Ram Quartet. The acknowledged master of North Indian music. Part of the 2008 Brubeck Festival. 7:30 p.m. April 9. Tickets through Smithsonian Resident Associates at 202/633-3030 or residentassociates.org. See www.brubeckfestival.com

Warehouse Theater

1021 Seventh St. NW. 202/783-3933, www.warehousetheater.com/music.php

• Allison Downey and John Austin CD release concert. Celebrating the release of “Across the Sea.” 8 p.m. March 29. $8.

Warner Theatre

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

• Widespread Panic. Guitarist-singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, keyboardist John Hermann, guitarist Jimmy Herring. 7 p.m. April 1 and 2. $42.50.

Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. 202/518-9400, washingtondcjcc.org

• Jazz at the J with Steve Herberman’s Trio. Steve Herberman, Jeff Antoniuk, Tom Baldwin. 8 p.m. March 27. $6, $8. Information, tickets at 202/777-3254,washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/music

• “The Women Who Kept the Songs From India to Israel: The Musical Heritage of Cochin.” Nearly lost Jewish musical treasures from the Kerala region of India, sung by two members of Israel’s Nirit Singers. Stories, video clips, discussion with Indian and American experts of the revival of this music in Israel. 7:30 pm. April 7. $10, $15. Information, tickets at 202/777-3207, 202/777-3254 or www.washingtondcjcc.org/dialogues.

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.

• Jonathan Edwards. Former member of the Seldom Scene. 8 p.m. March 27. $20.

• John Eaton Series: Celebrating 20 Years at Wolf Trap. Jazz, blues and Broadway with jazz bassist Tommy Cecil. 7:30 p.m. March 29. $25.

• Kathy Mattea. The Grammy winner gets back to her country roots. 8 p.m. April 1 and 2. $35.

• Sonny Landreth. Slide-guitar master, singer and songwriter. 8 p.m. April 3 and 4. $24.

• Tom Chapin. Contemporary folk. 7:30 p.m. April 5. $22.

• Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. Country rock meets bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. April 6. $24.

• Roger McGuinn. Pioneering folk-rock guitarist. 8 p.m. April 10. Sold out.

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