My Body, My Festival taps D.C.’s many music scenes in support of abortion access

D.C.-based flutist and composer Alex Hamburger believes passionately in the cross-section between advocacy and art, a conviction that drove her to start My Body, My Festival, which benefits the DC Abortion Fund (DCAF) and features various artists from in and around the District. The festival returns this week for its second straight year, bringing an […]

After meeting funding goal, Rhizome is on track to purchase new building

Rhizome DC, a venue that serves as home base for much of the city’s DIY and creative-music scene, has secured enough funding to purchase a new building, organizers said Wednesday.  The fundraising drive was launched at the end of March, with a goal of raising $250,000 through a mix of small, one-time donations and larger, community […]

Strathmore’s AMP venue to close after nine years

AMP by Strathmore, a cozy, third-story venue that brought a supper-club feel to the North Bethesda performing arts center’s offerings, will close at the end of June, Strathmore announced on Wednesday. The smallish venue has been operating since 2013 out of Pike & Rose, a tony, multi-story development with a mix of shopping and dining, […]

5 D.C. jazz picks for May 2024

The D.C. scene has a fiery lineup of shows coming up in May to match the recent flash of premature summer heat. In particular, May 19 (Malcolm X’s 99th birthday) appears to be a day of cosmic alignment for otherworldly jazz offerings, and several shows that day could have made the picks list below, as […]

5 D.C. jazz picks for April 2024

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month! A key moment on the nation’s capital’s jazz calendar, JAM gives D.C. the chance to connect with its rich history of jazz and creative music, which have survived and eked out a strange, vital existence in the shadows of the halls of power for more than 100 years. This April, if […]