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Blue Bottle Coffee Opens at The Wharf

July 18, 2018

You know it from Georgetown, and now Blue Bottle Coffee is opening a new cafe at The Wharf on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Blue Bottle Cafe at The Wharf (Photo by: Rendering by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson) Blue Bottle Cafe at The Wharf

On Saturday, July 21, the cafe will host a Community Day, where the public is invited to enjoy a coffee, on the house. Food and merchandise will also be available for purchase, and all sales will go to the cafe’s community partner, charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Guests may also support charity: water by providing donations directly to the organization upon purchases at any Blue Bottle cafe in Washington, D.C.

 

Every Blue Bottle cafe is built with an understanding of the surrounding environment, including its history, population, and geography. Cafes are both a unique representation of the Blue Bottle craft and a respectful tribute to the communities in which they are located. The Wharf cafe was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.  

Blue Bottle Coffee was founded by James Freeman in Oakland, California, in 2002. A self-declared coffee lunatic, James hand-roasted beans in a 183 square-foot potting shed and then delivered them to friends from his Peugeot wagon. Fifteen years later, Blue Bottle is now a small but mighty network of cafes in eight cities in the United States and Japan.


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Bach Festival at Grace Church

July 12, 2018

Don't miss the final two performances of the Bach Festival at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

Friday, July 13, 2018, 8:00 pm

Roland Maria Stangier, from Essen Germany, Organ Grace Church Artist in Residence for the Grace Church 25th Bach Festival

Works include music of JS Bach, compositions by JS Bach contemporaries, and an improvisation on a given theme.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 1:30 pm

 

Michał Szostak, from Lichen Stary, Poland, Organ

Music includes the JS Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, Nicolaus Bruhns Prelude and Fugue in e minor, Dietrich Buxtehude Prelude, Fugue and Ciaccona in C Major, and an improvisation on a given theme.

 

Grace Church is located at 1041 Wisconsin Avenue NW.


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Jean Carne Live at Blues Alley in July

June 19, 2018

Jean Carne will be performing live at Blues Alley July 12 through 15, 2018.

The Philly Soul legend's recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the industry moguls.

Jean performed with Duke Ellington, the last vocalist to do so before his death. She then teamed up with Norman Connors for four highly regarded sets, contributed 'Reach For it' to George Duke's Gold album and sang lead vocals on the first two albums by Earth, Wind And Fire. The four albums she recorded for Philadelphia International are considered her finest and introduced Jean to pop and R & B audiences for the first time.

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