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.
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.
The Purple Xperience is a tribute to Prince, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The five-man band will visit Maryland Live! Center Stage to perform the songs of Prince on Thursday, Dec. 7.
Wendy & Lisa perform with The Revolution at The Fillmore Silver Spring on April 27, 2017.
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.
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.
Morris Day and The Time perform at the Toronto Jazz Festival on June 19, 2015. (Photo by Geoff Dude)
“Brother Thomas, where is my mirror?” demands Morris Day.
In a snap, Thomas Austin swoops up a large mirror for Morris, who peers into it to adjust his hair and suit while preparing to perform for a good crowd at The Howard Theatre on Saturday night. The audience delights in the theatric exchange, which echoes a famous scene by Morris in “Purple Rain,” the 1984 movie in which Morris portrayed the rival to Prince’s “The Kid.”
Morris Day performs with The Time at Bethesda Blues and Jazz on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
In the months after the passing of Prince, many of his friends and collaborators launched tours and paid tribute to his memory. Top among those friends is Morris Day, who has been on a roll with his band The Time, recently visiting Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club for a pair of shows.