Music Park: Pink @ Capital One Arena — 4/16/18

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Pink performs at Capital One Arena on April 16, 2018. (Photo by Chris R. Smyth)

Aerial acrobatics, costumed dancers, pyrotechnics, confetti, countless outfit changes, and fireworks filled Capital One Arena on Monday. Somehow, all of that was jam packed into two hours of Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour, and it was a spectacle to behold.

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Ticket Giveaway: Moogfest @ Durham, NC — 5/17-5/20/18

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Moogfest headliner Kelela (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)

Moogfest 2018, scheduled for May 17-20 in Durham, North Carolina, is the premier urban music festival dedicated to the synthesizer. This year, a slew of electronic musicians joins headlining artists Kelela, Mouse on Mars, KRS-One, Chelsea Manning, Jon Hopkins. You can win tickets to attend with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Melanie Fiona @ Howard Theatre — 2/13/18

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Melanie Fiona performs on May 2, 2013. (Photo by Avital Zemer)

Dubbed our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada has a history of R&B generosity to the United States. Deborah Cox, Tamia and The Weekend are proof that the nation of maples is a credible musical partner, and 34-year-old Quiet Storm songstress and Toronto-native Melanie Fiona is no exception as we saw at the Howard Theatre recently.

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Snapshots: Iyves @ DC9 — 2/8/18

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Ivyes performs at DC9 on Feb. 8, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

In 2015, Iyves grabbed attention with her signature soulful style on Let the Water Run, her debut EP. The Brooklyn singer, born Hannah Taxman, also appears to be recording under her last name as Taxman. Whatever the case, Iyves visited DC9 to open Paperwhite on Thursday and left a big impression on us indeed!

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Don’t Miss: Melanie Fiona @ Howard Theatre, 2/13/18

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Melanie Fiona (Photo courtesy Universal Attractions)

Melanie Fiona Hallim, better known simply as Melanie Fiona, will soon release Next Train, her third studio album, and she’s on tour after releasing a single, “Remember U.” The R&B soprano performs at The Howard Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Snapshots: SZA @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/5/18

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SZA performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 5, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

SZA dropped Ctrl, her debut album, via Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records last year, and she undertook her first headlining tour, which finally made it to The Fillmore Silver Spring for a sold-out show on Monday. Chris Castillo was there to photograph the action.

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Music Park: Kimbra @ 9:30 Club — 1/30/18

Kimbra 29 Kimbra performs at 9:30 Club on Jan. 30, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In a recent conversation with Parklife DC, Kimbra explained the delay of her new album, Primal Heart, would allow fans to spend time with individual singles and get to know them better prior to the album’s ultimate release in April.

In a very crowded show at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Kimbra’s wish appeared to come true, as she smoldered through a 15-song set that drew almost entirely from Primal Heart. Audience anticipation was very high, and Kimbra had full command of the crowd’s attention from the first song to the very last.

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