Music Park: Raphael Saadiq @ The Kennedy Center — 7/27/18

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Raphael Saadiq performs at The Kennedy Center on July 27, 2018. (Photo by Jati Lindsay)

Singer, songwriter, producer and all-time soul music great Raphael Saadiq made a recent stop in DC to play for a sold-out audience at The Kennedy Center. The Grammy-winning architect of R&B hits performed music from his illustrious career — past and present

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Music Park: Fantastic Negrito @ Sixth & I — 7/25/18

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Fantastic Negrito performs at Sixth and I Synagogue on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

There’s only one Fantastic Negrito — and he was at DC’s Sixth & I recently. The historic synagogue isn’t the typical blues venue, but the Grammy Award-winning musician isn’t your typical bluesman. Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, better known by his current musical incarnation Fantastic Negrito, is the embodiment of new blues.

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Music Park: Britney Spears @ MGM National Harbor — 7/13/18

BritneySpears Britney Spears performs at MGM National Harbor on July 12, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

In the second half of her show at MGM National Harbor on Friday, Britney Spears grinds to a halt for a mock conversation with one of her dancers.

“Stop the show?” Britney asked. “We need to find a hot guy to dance with us?”

As it turned out, Team Britney already had a game volunteer named “Scott” lined up aside the stage, and he would soon provide some comic relief as a fetish object during a flashy performance of “Freakshow” from Britney’s 2007 album, Blackout.

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Don’t Miss: Jill Scott @ MGM National Harbor, 7/15/18

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Jill Scott (Photo courtesy Atlantic Records)

R&B songstress Jill Scott hits MGM National Harbor on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, during her Live in the Moment Tour, which includes 13 cities. Saturday’s show is sold out, but limited tickets remain for Sunday! Jill last released Woman, her most recent album, via Blues Babe and Atlantic Records in 2015.

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Don’t Miss: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ The Hamilton, 6/23/18

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation (Photo by Willow Haley)

Big Sam’s Funky Nation dropped Songs in the Key of Funk, the band’s latest album, on May. Now, the funky jazz collective from New Orleans performs at The Hamilton Live on Saturday, June 23.

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Don’t Miss: The English Beat @ State Theatre, 6/21/18

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Dave Wakeling of The English Beat (Photo by Jay Gilbert)

The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling released Here We Go Love, their hotly anticipated new album on June 15! It was the first new album from The English Beat since 1982! And it’s full of terrific songs.

Dave and company will play some of those songs along with old favorites at the State Theatre on Thursday, June 21.

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