Beautiful -- The Carole King Muisical
Sunday 10/25
Beautiful -- The Carole King Muisical @ Kennedy Center Opera House
"OUT OF CONTROL AMAZING!" --The Wall Street Journal "INSTANTLY JOINS THE RANKS OF THE IRRESISTIBLE! Take my word, the earth under the theater moves." --The Huffington Post Beautiful--The Carole King Musical Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend and 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her 20s, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful--The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom--from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil--including "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got a Friend," and the title song--Beautiful took home two 2014 Tony Awards as well as a 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and features a book by Tony and Academy Award–nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince. Recommended for age 10 and up. Performance Timing: Act One - 70 min.; Intermission - 10 min.; Act Two - 57 min.
An Evening with AndersonPonty Band w/ Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty f
Tuesday 11/10
An Evening with AndersonPonty Band w/ Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty f @ The Howard Theatre
$52.50 / $60
Music icons Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty have combined their musical talents to form a new supergroup - The AndersonPonty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled. “A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God” - Jon Anderson “Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.” - Jean Luc Ponty The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars - well known guitarist who has worked with Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean-Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy. Jean-Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980's. Now 30 years later the dream has finally come to fruition! Along with rearranging old favorites, The AndersonPonty Band have created breathtaking new compositions. The group were in residence for three weeks in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, rehearsing, recording and playing a public performance on September 20th. An album “Better Late Than Never” featuring the performance is being completed in Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in fall 2015. Also, a videography documenting the making of the album will be released as well as videos and performances.
FotoWeekDC 2015 Opening Party
Friday 11/06
FotoWeekDC 2015 Opening Party @ The Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence
$40 / $60
FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeekDC 2015 Opening Party! Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitiopns, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more as we launch the 8th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! The FotoWeekDC 2015 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation Be among the first to view this year's FotoWeekCentral exhibitions: Aperture: Photographs This exhibition follows the evolution of Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs made over a period of 50 years. In the process, it charts the evolution of photography itself. The exhibition features works from the following artists: Diane Arbus, Letizia Battaglia,Robert Capa, William Christenberry, Barbara Crane, Bruce Davidson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Pieter Hugo,Rinko Kawauchi, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark,Barbara Morgan, Richard Mosse, Robert Rauschenberg, Sebastião Salgado, Hank Willis Thomas and many more. FotoWeekDC 2015 Contest Winners See all the winners from the upcoming FotoWeekDC 2015 photography contest, featuring both single and series winners in the Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice categories. View the gallery of 2014 winners here. More details and exhibitions to be announced soon! Croosh Deets Friday, November 6th, 2015, 7:30pm-11pm FotoWeekCentral @ The Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Discount tickets on sale now for $40 Price goes up to $50 on Sept 15th and $60 day of But we might sell out before then! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code! Support from SPAIN arts & culture Stella Artois Look how much fun we had last time: Stay informed All proceeds benefit FotoWeekDC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. BYT Productions