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New York City
Angie Stone @ The Howard Theatre
$42.50 / $50
If Angie Stone had her way, she'd sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart - and soul - to them. She'd empower them with hard-earned wisdom; lessons learned from her very own heartache and happiness, mistakes and triumphs that led her to three Grammy Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (with her The Art of Love & War going all the way to number one). And with her new album, Rich Girl, the neo-soul songwriter has done just that, delivering a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit. "I spent a lot of time over the past few years working with other people, writing with them, working with producers. And then one day I realized that while I was doing everything I could to help them succeed and watching them grow, I was losing pieces of myself in the process." she explains "I shaved a lot of my originality off when merging with so many other people. Fans weren't getting Angie Stone. They were getting Angie and so-and-so. I knew I had to get back to my own music and skills. It's time for Angie to do Angie." That journey returned Stone to her songwriting roots, determined to record an album where making great music and sharing her soul were the only things that mattered.
Comedy Kumite III @ DC Improv Lounge
Comedy Kumite is a one-night stand-up comedy tournament -- eight comics enter, but only one comic leaves! Each "match" has two comics doing five minute sets, and the audience picks the winners. It's a showcase presented with the flair of pro wrestling, but probably less spandex. Who will be the next champion?
Eric Roberson @ The Howard Theatre
$35 / $40
GRAMMY Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter/Producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio. Erro, as he is affectionately known by fans and friends alike, has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, to releasing 9 albums under his Blue Erro Soul imprint. This Rahway, NJ native and Howard University alum has been nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category and continues to blaze trails unheard of from an independent artist. In 2011 his studio album, "Mister Nice Guy", debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Charts. Recently Eric released a collaboration album "B-Sides, Features and Heartaches" as a thank you album to his fans. The album represents 10 years of collaboration with some of his favorite independent artists in the soul movement. Eric is set to release his 10th studio album in the fall of 2014. "Eric Roberson. One word - PHENOMENAL!" - Bryan Michael Cox, Award Winning Songwriter/Producer "He is a brilliant singer with a voice like red velvet cake." - Jill Scott, Recording Artist
Ky-Mani Marley @ The Howard Theatre
$20 / $25
Ky-Mani Marley is the son of the legendary Bob Marley and table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. While growing up in the inner-city, he adopted the belief that all people are created equal and no one is above or beneath him. This attitude has guided Ky-Mani to success in music, film, and literature beginning when he teamed up with Pras from The Fugees for a rendition of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue.” With four studio albums, Billboard chart success, and a Grammy nomination, Ky-Mani’s musical style transcends cultural and creative boundaries incorporating world music, hip hop, blues, rock, and reggae into one melodic entity. Ky-Mani has gained world-wide recognition and praise performing in the
., Australia, Caribbean Islands, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and a North American tour with Van Halen. Ky-Mani has collaborated with artists such as Mya, Beenie Man, Young Buck, Buju Banton, Afu Ra, Marcia Griffiths, Alborosie, and Ms. Dynamite. He is currently promoting his autobiography Dear Dad, working on his new CD Evolution of a Revolution, and launching his clothing line Konfrontation. In 2009, Ky-Mani started the charitable Love Over All Foundation (LOAF) which caters to empowering and educating the youth.
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