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Wednesday 10/22
Washington West Film Festival Presents: Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden @ The Hamilton Live
$15 / $20
Sara Niemietz’s voice exudes joy as she sings, and Sara lights up a room with her smile. By the age of 21, Sara had already recorded and performed with B.J. Thomas, Richard Marx, Randy Kerber, Snuffy Walden, appeared on television programs ranging from “Glee” to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, acted in the feature film “Akeelah and the Bee”, and on Broadway as a young Carol Burnett in “Hollywood Arms” adapted from Burnett’s memoir “One More Time.” Often referred to as America’s Adele, Sara’s vocal talents and range span pop, rock, jazz and blues. Sara’s YouTube videos have attracted millions of fans, with her cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” viewed more than 8 million times and counting. W.G. Snuffy Walden is an award-winning musician and composer, best known for his work in television, scoring the music for shows that include The West Wing, Nashville, Friday Night Lights, Wonder Years, Rosanne, Ellen, Thirtysomething, Studio 60, Sports Night, I’ll Fly Away, George Lopez, My So-Called Life, Felicity, and dozens of others. Nominated for 12 Emmy awards, winning for the West Wing, and winner of 26 BMI awards for his music, Snuffy’s music has been the soundtrack of our lives for almost 30 years. In the 1970’s and ‘80’s, Snuffy was touring guitarist supporting Steve Wonder, Donna Summer, Chaka Chan, Stray Dog, and Eric Burdon. Robbie Schaefer is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and 1/4th of the Virginia-based folk-rock band “Eddie from Ohio” who have been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years. With their trademark acoustic sound, EFO has produced nine CDs, with sales exceeding 150,000, toured from Florida to Washington State, cultivated a massive following of fans nationwide, received air play from hundreds of radio stations, headlined at venues from Wolf Trap to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO) and Strawberry Music Festival (CA), and were awarded "Best Contemporary Folk Group" by the Washington Area Music Association six times since 1997. Robbie served for many years as the Music Director for Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live before forming the OneVoice Community which is a non-profit that unites children worldwide through music and creative expression, empowering children to build a just, peaceful and wonder-filled world.
Storm Large of Pink Martini
Sunday 10/26
Storm Large of Pink Martini @ The Hamilton
$20 / $25
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club “Dante’s” turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn’t long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was about to be launched onto the international stage. Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in May 2013, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The NY Times called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star. In 2007, she took a career departure and starred in Portland Center Stage’s production of Cabaret with Wade McCollum. The show was a smash hit, earning Large glowing reviews. Her next endeavor, the autobiographical musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold out run in Portland. Storm went on to perform a cabaret version of the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival in Australia, and Joe’s Pub in New York. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012, named Oprah’s Book of the Week, and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Storm is featured in Rid of Me, a film by Portlander James Westby, starring Katie O’Grady and Theresa Russell. In November and December of 2010, she starred at the Mark Taper Forum with Katey Sagal and Michael McKean in Jerry Zak’s production of Harps and Angels, a musical featuring the work of Randy Newman. In the 2013/14 season Storm and her band, Le Bonheur performed in many new cities around the country, including Las Vegas, Boston, Minneapolis in a evening called "Taken By Storm" In June 2014, she appeared at the Ojai Festival with the exciting new orchestra, The Knights and the vocal ensemble Hudson Shad. Later in the summer she debuts at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. In the Fall of 2014, Storm & Le Bonheur will be releasing a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply, “Le Bonheur” and ¬released¬ on¬ Pink¬ Martini’s¬, Heinz¬ Records,¬ the recording will be a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted...much like the lady herself. Storm and her band will hit the road in support of this new release. Storm also makes her debut with The New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Houston Symphony and The RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin amongst others. Storm is also busy creating a new musical with The Public Theater in New York City.
FotoWeekDC 2014 Opening Party
Friday 11/07
FotoWeekDC 2014 Opening Party @ The Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence
$45 / $65
FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeek DC 2014 Opening Party Friday, November 7th, 2014 7:30pm-11pm FotoWeekCentral @ The Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Join us for an exciting evening of photography, exhibits, open bars, photobooths, music, and more as we launch the 7th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! Be among the first to view this year's exhibits at FotoWeekCentral, including: THE SOCHI PROJECT: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated place before it finds itself in the glare of international media attention. Presented by Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation. NEW SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHY_Visions Beyond Borders SPAIN arts & culture presents a collective photo exhibition introducing fourteen Spanish artists that portray their vision on the urban and natural landscape across borders, captured from a critical or emotional perspective. Curated by Javier Moreno (SPAIN FRESH) and produced by King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, this exhibition affirms the presence of young spanish photography in a global framework. More info about the exhibition premiere in New York here. 2014 FotoWeek Contest Winners See the winners from this year's contest in all three categories: Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice. Want to see your work on display? Enter the contest here: http://www.fotodc.org/2014-fotoweekdc-competition/ More details and exhibits to be announced soon! ~ Croosh Deets: Discount tickets on sale now for $45 Price goes up to $55 week of and $65 day of But we might sell out before then! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code ~ Stay informed: http://www.fotodc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/FotoWeekDC https://twitter.com/FotoWeekDC http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/brightestyoungthings https://twitter.com/BYT ~ With generous support of Spain Arts & Culture All proceeds benefit FotoWeekDC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.