PSA: A Listen Local Holiday Album – For A Good Cause
BYT at large | Dec 19, 2012 | 2:00PM |

Want a dose of good karma with your holiday music this year? Listen Local First to the rescue! Local Artists and Listen Local First have teamed up to release a local holiday music sampler (aka the perfect digital stocking stuffer for your holiday enjoyment). AND-THEY ARE THROWING A FREE LOCAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT TODAY @ 6PM AT MILLENIUM STAGE TO BOOT.

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Friday 11/10
FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party @ FotoWeek Central
$45.00 / $60.00
To celebrate the 10th annual FotoWeekDC festival, FotoDC has partnered with Spain Arts & Culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute as the 2017 FotoWeekCentral Campus. FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party! https://fotoweekopening2017.eventbrite.com/ Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more spread across our two-campus FotoWeekCentral as we launch the 10th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! The FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation Be among the first to view this year's exhibitions at our two-campus FotoWeekCentral: Magnum Photos Present: Magnum 70 at 70 An exhibition of 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity of the Magnum Photos agency and how its photographers have born witness to major events of the last 70 years. Including seminal works by Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Martin Parr, and Christopher Anderson, the exhibition spans the globe and covers regional events such as Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid, and the recent migration crisis. SPAIN arts & culture presents: Cislancerus A project by Thenesoya Martín De la Nuez and Aníbal Martel Cislanderus is cultural project that gives a face to the Canarian descendants in the US. The exhibition shows the faces, and also the voices, of the so called “isleños” from Delacroix Island, the descendants from Baton Rouge, Reggio and San Antonio, Texas. The visitor will delve deep into their work as fishermen and hunters, and discover the ways in which they fight on a daily basis to preserve an unprecedented historical and cultural legacy. FotoDC Presents: FotoWeekDC 2017 Contest Winners See all the winners from the FotoWeekDC 2015 photography contest, featuring both single and series winners in the Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice categories. View the gallery of 2016 winners here. Also featuring the winners of our 2017 FotoDC:STYLE spring photo competition. Featuring hot jamz from: Ayes Cold & and more TBA! Croosh Deets: Friday, November 10th, 2017, 7:30pm-11pm @ FotoWeekCentral Since FotoWeekDC is celebrating our 10th anniversary bigger and better than ever, FotoWeekCentral will be spread across two campuses this year, @ SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute! SPAIN arts & culture 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW Washington DC 20009 Special $45 early bird tickets on sale now! Price goes up soon! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code! Support from SKYY Vodka Stay informed http://www.fotodc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/FotoWeekDC https://twitter.com/FotoWeekDC https://instagram.com/fotoweekdc http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/brightestyoungthings https://twitter.com/BYT
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Where do those karma points come in? Proceeds from the download will go to benefit the Cardozo High School Marching Band and music program (children being our future and all) with a small portion going back to the local artists and Listen Local First.
DOWNLOAD HERE

And as for that show today, what can we expect to hear? The nine artists involved allow us a little peek:

  • Justin Trawick will be performing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” with a “mean kazoo solo” performed by Don Kim and accompanying percussion from a number of other artists
  • Madia will be performing either “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” or “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, both with accompanying back up vocals….it will be a game time decision.
  • Wytold – Will be performing “Walking in the Air”, the theme from The Snowman and will be accompanied by Gordon Daniels and possibly Tiffany Thompson, and Justin Trawick on back up percussion/ shakers.
  •  Bobbie Allen will be performing an original, “Christmas Without You” with Tiffany Thompson
  •  Don Kim will be performing “All I Want for Christmas is You” with background shakers and vocals from Sam McCormally and Madia
  •  Gordon Daniels will be performing “Merry Christmas Baby” and the version will be “kind of a mix of the Maxi Priest and Otis Redding Versions” with collaborations from Wytold, Justin Trawick, Madia, Don Kim and Bobbie Allen
  • Sam McCormally will be playing an original tune “I Hope You Get What You Want for Christmas”, “It’s a holiday break up song and will likely be the least cheerful of the bunch.”
  • Tiffany Thompson will perform her upbeat rendition of “Joy to the World” “with the one and only Wytold” and percussion from various others.
  • Alex Vans pleads the 5th

do the right thing.