Music Park: TOTO @ Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis, Md.) — 6/14/17

TOTO 22 Joseph Williams and Steve Porcaro perform with TOTO at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Md., on June 14, 2017.

Steve Lukather paused to introduce the current members of TOTO about two-thirds of the way through a very full show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland, on last Wednesday. And in so doing, he reminded a very happy crowd of the deep talents and resumes of the four principal members of TOTO.

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Music Park: R. Kelly @ MGM National Harbor — 5/21/17

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R. Kelly performs at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Say what you like about R. Kelly, but the man is a hell of an entertainer.

The full-blown cultural icon was at his best (or worst, depending on your point of view) in a boisterous show at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, strutting his stuff, taking every opportunity to mingle with his female fans, and at the end of the day earnestly demonstrating that he’s got the goods, particularly with his naturally gifted voice.

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Music Park: Vérité @ 9:30 Club — 4/16/17

Verite 01 Vérité sings at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

After a few songs at 9:30 Club on Sunday night, Vérité turned to a much anticipated cover.

“I didn’t write this one,” Vérité said with a smile to a pretty full house, gathering to see her and Betty Who in a sold-out show that night. She then launched into her cover of “Somebody Else” by the 1975.

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Around Town: The Numero Group Pop-Up Store @ Bossa Bistro + Lounge, 4/25/17

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Rob Sevier and Jon Kirby with friends in Japan recently. (Photo courtesy Numero Group)

The Numero Group archival label is bringing its travel record roadshow with Numero catalog items for a blow-out sale in a pop-up store co-hosted by Dischord Records at Bossa Bistro + Lounge (2463 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, April 25.

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