Snapshots: Candy Dulfer @ The Birchmere — 10/18/18

candy_dulfer-8_DSC00688_20181018- Candy Dulfer (right) performs at The Birchmere on Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Candy Dulfer was a former member of The New Power Generation, Prince’s backing band, but the Dutch saxophonist had a solo career before officially joining the band. She released Together, her most recent album, last year, and she dropped by The Birchmere to play new songs, old songs, and cover songs recently.

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Don’t Miss: Candy Dulfer @ The Birchmere, 10/18/18

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Candy Dulfer (Photo by Carin Verbruggen)

Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer released Together, her most recent solo album, in 2017, and followed that up with an autobiography, Sax, Candy & Rock-’n’-Roll (in Dutch only, but with an English version expected soon). Candy, who also was a frequent collaborator of Prince, will perform at The Birchmere on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Music Park: Eric Benét @ The Birchmere — 1/17/18

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Eric Benét (Photo courtesy Primary Wave Entertainment)

The Love Song Is Here to Stay: Eric Benét

A standard English dictionary likely defines “singing” as the ability to create musical notes and sounds with the use of the human voice. Meanwhile, the soulful current of barbershops, hair salons and R&B-dedicated forums gladly define “sangin’” as the ability to sing but with mandatory diaphragm use, grit, passion, and pure confidence! R&B veteran Eric Benét provided The Birchmere with a dose of sangin’ on Jan. 17, in the first of two crowded shows, with seated couples and live videos aplenty.

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Music Park: The Purple Xperience @ Maryland Live! Center Stage — 12/7/17

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The Purple Xperience performs at Maryland Live! Center Stage on Dec. 7, 2017.

Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

Well, The Purple Xperience brought the purple rain as they bathed casino-goers in their purple sound in an impressive tribute to Prince at Maryland Live! Center Stage at the casino in Hanover, Maryland, on Thursday.

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Music Park: The Revolution @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 4/27/17

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More than three-quarters of the way through a very full show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, Wendy Melvoin took to the microphone to share some feelings about her former mentor and collaborator Prince.

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Don’t Miss: The Revolution @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 4/27/17

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The Revolution (Photo courtesy Live Nation)

Prince and The Revolution recorded four famous albums as a band — 1999, Around the World in a Day, Purple Rain, and Parade. The members of The Revolution eventually left the outfit in turns, and Prince of course continued to forge his path with different backing bandmates.

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