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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Snapshots: Jaws of Love @ DC9 — 12/6/17

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Jaws of Love performs at DC9 on Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)

Los Angeles indie rock band Local Natives have released three acclaimed albums, and vocalist and keyboardist Kelcey Ayer remains a critical component of the band’s infectious sound. He’s also gone solo, however, and he visited DC9 on Dec. 6 as Jaws of Love to perform songs from the project’s debut album, Tasha Sits Close to the Piano. Parklife DC’s Isaiah Hattix snapped pix of Jaws of Love in concert.

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Music Park: Alison Moyet @ Sixth and I — 9/11/17

Alison Moyet 08 Alison Moyet performs at The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Sept. 11, 2017.

At one point during her show, Alison Moyet shared memories of her mother to a sold-out house at the Historic Synagogue at Sixth and I on Monday night. The British chanteuse misses her mother dearly, she intimated, but she could never escape the matron’s fierce protection of proper grammar.

“I would write her letters and send a red pen because I knew she would mark them up anyway,” Alison said with a sly smile.

Maternal perfection and remembrances combined in Alison’s lush new song “The English U” from her terrific new album Other, the release of which in June via Cooking Vinyl inspired a world tour — the North American leg of which launched in Washington, DC, on Sept. 11.

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Music Park: Earth, Wind & Fire @ Capital One Arena — 8/9/17

Earth, Wind & Fire 6 Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey, and B. David Whitworth sing with Earth, Wind, & Fire at Capital One Arena on Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Earth, Wind & Fire swept into the Verizon Center, newly renamed Capital One Arena that very same day, and dazzled a large crowd on their 2054 Tour on a double bill with Nile Rodgers and CHIC on last Wednesday.

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