Live Review: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ The Anthem — 12/31/18

TromboneShorty Trombone Shorty performs at The Anthem on Dec. 31, 2018. (Photos by Ari Strauss)

Trombone Shorty Heats Up New Years Eve at The Anthem
Words by Juliet Van Wagenen and Ari Strauss

With vibrant notes, Trombone Shorty blasted an energetic and enthusiastic crowd at The Anthem into the New Year as the clock struck 2019.

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Live Review: Anita Baker @ MGM National Harbor — 12/29/18

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Anita Baker (Photo courtesy Blue Note Records)

Anita Baker is one of few leading R&B acts to garner critical and musical acclaim with a husky ember tone and jazzy tempo, a pleasant contrast with many of her contemporaries. These traits afforded her a 30-year career, which is now its on farewell tour — a tour that visited MGM National Harbor recently.

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Preview: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ The Anthem, 12/31/18

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Trombone Shorty (Photo courtesy the artist)

Looking for something to do on New Years Eve? Look no further than The Anthem for a night full of fantastic music as Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue take over the big stage with some help from George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Trouble Funk! Catch this funky show at The Anthem on Monday, Dec. 31.

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Live Review: Jorja Smith @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/11/18

Jorja Smith 9 Jorja Smith performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 11, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Jorja Smith blessed the DC area with her beautiful set on Tuesday night to a sold-out crowd at The Fillmore Silver Spring. When I left the photo pit and bumped into a fellow photographer, we both felt that we were gazing at a goddess the entire time. Jorja was exceptionally amazing that night.

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Snapshots: The Internet @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/3/18

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Syd fronts The Internet at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 3, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

The Internet downloaded into The Fillmore Silver Spring for two nights of funky music on the Hive Mind Tour earlier this week, and Chris Castillo caught the jam-packed action on the first night.

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Live Review: Esperanza Spalding @ The Lincoln Theatre — 12/1/18

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Esperanza Spalding performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Esperanza Spalding put a spell on DC’s Lincoln Theatre recently — 12 spells to be exact. The four-time Grammy award-winning bassist and vocalist spent an evening weaving incantations from her recently released album, 12 Little Spells.

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