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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

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In the Smoke of the Sting

Francis A. Gregory Library

10:30 a.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Michael Formanek

Jazz in the Basement :: The Michael Formanek/Brian Settles Duo

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Join us for the last A-5 installment of the Jazz in the Basement series with bassist, Michael Formanek and saxophonist, Brian Settles. In addition to a set of original music, there will be a Q & A, hosted by volunteer organizers, Bertrand Uberall and John Cook. The Jazz in the Basement series will continue at an alternate venue once the MLK Jr. Memorial Library closes for renovation this spring. 

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

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In the Smoke of the Sting

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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In the Smoke of the Sting

Petworth Library

7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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In the Smoke of the Sting

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

2 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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In the Smoke of the Sting

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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In the Smoke of the Sting

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

Friday, March 24, 2017

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The Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet in Concert

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Are you interested in a rich tradition of standard classical church music? Music of African American composers and heritage music?  If so, you do not want to miss a free concert by The Morehouse College Glee Club, one of the nation's oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs. On Friday, March 24, beginning at 12 p.m., the Morehouse College  Glee Club will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.