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Jazz Artist Liode Jorge Performance at "Social" Safeway Cafe

This story was sent to us by Whitney Stringer via our Where You Live tip e-mail address at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com:

Jazz artist Loide Jorge will grace the Safeway café on Friday, October 22nd from 5-7pm.

Loide’s music is best described as a mix of contemporary jazz and warm afro-lusophone rhythms reflective of her African heritage and Portuguese as her native tongue.

Jorge has performed for televised events in Hollywood, the Zipper theatre in New York, as well as around the DC area at jazz clubs like Bohemian Cavern and Blues Alley...and on October 22nd, at what has been dubbed the "Social Safeway" located at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW.

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DC Metro Rap Celebrity Remy Interviewed at FedTalks 2010 about His Favorite Communities in DC Area

While at the FedTalks 2010 event on Tuesday, October 12, I caught up with DC area resident rapper/funny guy Remy Munasifi.  Some of Remy's hits include "Arlington: The Rap" and "The Metro Song".  In this video, Remy answers questions about his favorite DC Metro communities, as well as what new songs he has in store for the DC area---so check it out.

"Transformers 3" Filming in D.C.; Street Closures, Parking Restrictions Throughout City

"Transformers 3" will be filming all over the National Mall from October 11-October 15.  Because the production will be taking place, streets throughout Downtown will be closed, and additionally, there will parking restrictions in various locations.

Here's the entire list:

"Transformers 3" Filming Schedule

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Gala Concert at Kennedy Center

This story comes to us from Holly Wallace of the Monk Institute of Jazz:

The 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert will take place at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4. 

A special feature of this year’s Competition, the Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert will bring together the biggest names in jazz, including Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Duke, Kevin Eubanks, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, T.S. Monk, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, and many others.  The concert will shine a spotlight on some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.

President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama will serve as the Honorary Chairs of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and Tribute to the Great American Songbook Gala Concert.

Free Evening At Kennedy Center Featuring Student Written Play

This Friday, October 1, VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will present the world premiere of a play written by a student.  The play, The Marionette Effect, was written by 17-year-old Laura Hogikyan and was selected from hundreds of submissions as part of VSA's Playwright Discovery Program.

The Marionette Effect tells the story of Stella, a teenager whose musical dreams are derailed after having a stroke.  Starring Helen Hayes Award recipient Jenna Sokolowski, The Marionette Effect explores Stella's journey through imagery, humor, and poetry.

A FREE Performance for the Entire Family: Kennedy Center Presents They Might Be Giants

We received this event from Erin Dowdy of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents They Might Be Giants in a free, all-ages concert Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.  The concert celebrates the comprehensive redesign of ARTSEDGE—the Kennedy Center’s national K-12 arts education website.

Jazz in The Garden Ends Season With Final Performance by Bruce Swaim

Tonight, Friday, September 10, the National Gallery of Art will once again host “Jazz in the Garden”.  The event, held in rain or shine, will run from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and will feature Bruce Swaim playing Jazz Saxophone.

The “Jazz in the Garden” is in its tenth season, and this is the very LAST performance of the year!

The concert will be held in front of the Pavilion Café, and is completely free of charge!  People who attend may not bring alcohol nor can they bring coolers.  They may, however, bring blankets.

The Café will have a seasonal light fare menu and beverages for purchase.

The National Gallery of Art is located near the Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter Metro stop on Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets.