Don’t Miss: Nouvelle Vague @ Howard Theatre, 3/21/17

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Nouvelle Vague (Photo courtesy The Howard Theatre)

In Paris circa 2003, Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin formed Nouvelle Vague, a cover band that took its inspiration from a translation of “new wave.” Bossa nova also translates as “new wave” from the Portuguese. Inspired by this, Nouvelle Vague covered “New Wave” songs often in bossa nova style for four albums before taking a break in 2010.

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Snapshots: Amorphis @ Howard Theatre — 3/8/17

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Amorphis performs at the Howard Theatre on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Last week, a heavy metal stampede ran through the Howard Theatre as headlining heavy metal band Overkill brought along some friends to play a big show. (Check out our pix of Overkill at the Howard Theatre.)

One of those friend was Finnish progressive metal band Amorphis, six men from Finland who released their most recent album, Under the Red Cloud, in 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

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Snapshots: Swallow The Sun @ Howard Theatre — 3/8/17

Swallow The Sun @ Howard Theatre, Washington DC, 03/08/2017Swallow the Sun performs at the Howard Theatre on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Not long ago, Finnish doom metal band Swallow the Sun came through town with Sonata Arctica (check out our photos!), and then they decided to drop by again with a show opening for Overkill at the Howard Theatre on March 8.

(See our Parklife DC photos of Overkill.)

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Music Park: Vanessa Williams @ Howard Theatre – 3/10/17

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Vanessa Williams at the 95th Annual Miss America Pageant at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sept. 13, 2015. (ABC/Ida Mae Astute)

Poise. Personality. Preservation. Vanessa Williams showed the Howard Theatre how the three principles continue guide her career into the right direction because simply put, Vanessa has “The Right Stuff.”

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Snapshots: Overkill @ Howard Theatre — 3/8/17

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Overkill performs at the Howard Theatre on March 8. (Photo by Paivi)

New Jersey metal legends Overkill released their 18th studio album, The Grinding Wheel, on Feb. 10 via Nuclear Blast and eOne Music. And they just wrapped up a tour that stopped at The Howard Theatre on March 8 to support it!

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Don’t Miss: Vanessa Williams @ Howard Theatre, 3/10/17

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Vanessa Williams (Photo courtesy The Howard Theatre)

Tomorrow night, Vanessa Williams appears in Detroit for Goodwill’s Harmonies and Hope concert, and then she makes a beeline for DC, where she will play two shows at The Howard Theatre on Friday, March 10 — at 7:30pm and 10pm!

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