Live Review: DC Music Rocks Festival @ 9:30 Club — 8/17/19

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Eli Lev performs at the DC Music Rocks Festival on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

I’ve been following the District of Columbia’s live music scene for several years yet I’ve just barely begun to scratch the surface of the diversity, variety and joy that so many musical artists bring to this region. The same could be said about the third annual DC Rocks Music Festival recently — despite the line-up of a wonderful array of 12 bands and singer-songwriters, there is so much more to discover in our own backyard.

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Around Town: Dine-N-Dash @ Penn Quarter + The Wharf — 6/12/19

DineNDash2019-01 World Central Kitchen serves paella to guests checking into Dine-N-Dash 2019 at the National Union Building on June 12, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Nonprofit World Central Kitchen, established by Chef José Andrés to feed people after global disasters, held its top fundraising event recently, drawing hungry hoppers to more than 30 DC restaurants in Logan Circle, Penn Quarter, and The Wharf to dine and dash through curated meals and drinks.

As ever, this event was a lot of fun, and everyone left with full tummies and high spirits.

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Preview: Dine-N-Dash @ Penn Quarter/ 14 St./ The Wharf, 6/12/19

Flight Wine Bar Kabir Amir, owner and sommerlier, pours at Flight. (Photo courtesy Dine-N-Dash)

José Andrés and World Central Kitchen have recruited 30 restaurants to participate in the annual Dine-N-Dash fundraising event to benefit the nonprofit global charity as restaurants at The Wharf, located in Southwest DC, join the event for the first time on Wednesday, June 12.

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Snapshots: Happy Birthday Elvis! @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 1/8/19

ElvisTribute-15 Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

A group of seasoned musicians threw a spirited celebration of Elvis Presley on The King’s birthday at Pearl Street Warehouse. Ben Eisendrath got rockin’ pictures of Vanilla Fudge, Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult, and Mike Peters of The Alarm!

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Snapshots: The Lantern Tour @ Warner Theater — 10/25/18

TheLanternTour_WarnerTheatre Jackson Browne performs at the Warner Theatre for The Lantern Tour on Oct. 25, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Several singer-songwriters gathered at the Warner Theatre recently for a common cause, the belief that all human beings have basic human rights, no matter who they are or where they are in the world.

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Around Town: Dine-N-Dash @ 14th Street + Penn Quarter — 6/6/18

dashdine01 Friendly faces from World Central Kitchen reminded us we were supporting a good cause, not simply having the night out of the year, during Dine-N-Dash 2018.

Thirty of DC’s best restaurants banded together in a night of revelry and charity to benefit World Central Kitchen, the feed-the-world nonprofit founded by Chef José Andrés, with bottomless food and drink on Wednesday for what must ever be the best time in DC.

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