Don’t Miss: Cindy Alexander @ La Mexicana (Gaithersburg, Md.), 5/18/17

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Cindy Alexander (Photo courtesy Blue Élan Records)

Singer-songwriter Cindy Alexander is touring the United States this summer with a special stop in DC metro in partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Cindy will play a special dinnertime show at La Mexicana (16143 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, Maryland) on Thursday, May 18.

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Around Town: The Numero Group Pop-Up Store @ Bossa Bistro + Lounge, 4/25/17

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Rob Sevier and Jon Kirby with friends in Japan recently. (Photo courtesy Numero Group)

The Numero Group archival label is bringing its travel record roadshow with Numero catalog items for a blow-out sale in a pop-up store co-hosted by Dischord Records at Bossa Bistro + Lounge (2463 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, April 25.

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Music Park: Cher @ MGM National Harbor — 3/23/17

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Cher is a bit of a contradiction. The actress/musician is very fond of grand statements, elegant costumes, and soaring songs. But at the same time, she’s also disarmingly down to earth.

Both sides of the world’s first modern pop diva were on display over the weekend as Cher brought her Classic Cher show to MGM National Harbor for a run of six dates ending Sunday, March 26. She reprises the residency for another six dates at the end of this summer.

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Don’t Miss: Cher @ MGM National Harbor, 3/23, 3/25, 3/26, 8/31, 9/2, 9/3, 9/7, 9/9, 9/10/17

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Cher (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Records)

What can we say about Cher that already hasn’t been said? Well, we first should mention that she’s begun her local residency in a production called “Classic Cher” at MGM National Harbor, where she will play Thursday, March 23, Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, before returning for six more dates at the end of summer.

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Music Park: Colin Hay @ The Birchmere — 3/13/17

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Colin Hay performs at The Birchmere on March 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Colin Hay admittedly by no stretch has had a tragic life, as he readily confessed Monday night in the second of two sold-out shows at The Birchmere. Still, as the evening progressed, it was clear that Colin, always humorously introspective, was haunted by ghosts.

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Music Park: Ethan Gruska @ 9:30 Club — 3/7/17

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Last week, Ethan Gruska presented hushed folks songs for a watchful audience as the opening act for Agnes Obel at 9:30 Club. (Read our Parklife DC review of Agnes Obel’s show.) Ethan’s concert followed the release of his debut album, Slowmotionary, on March 3 via Sire Records.

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Music Park: Agnes Obel @ 9:30 Club — 3/7/17

Agnes Obel 07 Agnes Obel performs at 9:30 Club on March 7, 2017.

Anges Obel played songs at turns crystalline, absorbing, and resplendent in an appearance at 9:30 Club on Tuesday. The Danish-born resident of Berlin passed through DC as part of her biggest US tour yet on the heels of her third album, Citizen of Glass, released late last year via Play It Again Sam.

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