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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.
World Stages: Sancho: An Act of Remembrance (United Kingdom) @ Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance Conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph Co-directed by Simon Godwin Oxford Playhouse (United Kingdom) Part of the Kennedy Center WORLD STAGES series Set in the height of the British slave trade, this new one-man play by renowned British actor Paterson Joseph (Royal Shakespeare Company, HBO's The Leftovers) tells the unusual and gripping tale of Charles Ignatius Sancho. Though born on a slave ship, Sancho fights to take his place in British society, eventually becoming a fellow actor and friend of the English stage's famed David Garrick--as well as the first black person of African origin to vote in Great Britain. Set on the day that Thomas Gainsborough paints his famous 1768 portrait of Sancho, Joseph's play offers moving, surprising, and often funny insight into the forgotten but true story of a man who dared to act, write, sing, dance, and voice his political opinion with wit and charm. Performed in English. Recommended for age 15 and up. Performance Timing: 85 minutes, with no intermission.
Loose Ends feat. Jane Eugene @ The Howard Theatre
$30 / $35
One of the top British dance and urban contemporary trios in the early '80s, Loose Ends formed in London. They were originally called Loose End, and included Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene, and Steve Nichol. Virgin signed them in 1981, and their debut was written by Chris and Eddie Amoo of the Real Thing. The group changed its name to Loose Ends in 1983, and signed with MCA in America in 1984. Their single "Hanging on a String (Contemplating)" topped the R&B charts in 1985, and they repeated that achievement in 1986 with "Slow Down." Their last hit was "Watching You" in 1988, which reached number two. The group shuffled its lineup in 1990 for the release of Look How Long, with McIntosh now joined by Linda Carriere and Sunay Suleyman. McIntosh also produced several artists, notably Caron Wheeler.
Freestyle Funny Comedy Show @ DC Improv
The FFCS consists of four of the nation’s fastest rising comedians, three of which are cast members of "Wild 'N Out" -- Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, Anthony "Chico" Bean, Darren "Big Baby" Brand, and Demar "Osama Bin Drankin" Rankin. Each FFCS is tailored to fit its audience, so every show is distinctly different than its predecessor. The fusion of original stand-up, urban improv, and interactive crowd games produces a recipe of funny that keeps its audience joyfully on the edge of their seats!
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