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Marcus Johnson Live at Blues Alley Dec. 20-23

December 19, 2018

Independent Billboard-ranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist, Marcus Johnson will be performing live at Blues Alley December 20- 23, 2018.


Over the last decade, Marcus Johnson has released 15 successful studio albums.  On Pandora, Marcus receives 5.1 million spins per year with 2,000 new stations added each month, and his music receives a 74% “thumbs ups” rating verses an average of 56%.  Johnson is the owner of a music label, Three Keys Music, and has emerged as one of the young lions of the “DIY” music world.  His unique self-taught style of piano play has earned him distinction among his peers, praise from the media and accolades across the music industry. 

Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival.


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Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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In The Spirit of Giving Thanks

November 21, 2018

"Most of the credit for the establishment of an annual Thanksgiving holiday may be given to Sarah Josepha Hale. Editor of Ladies Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book, she began to agitate for such a day in 1827 by printing articles in the magazines. She also published stories and recipes, and wrote scores of letters to governors, senators, and presidents. After 36 years of crusading, she won her battle. On October 3, 1863, buoyed by the Union victory at Gettysburg, President Lincoln proclaimed that November 26, would be a national Thanksgiving Day, to be observed every year on the fourth Thursday of November."

Check out more interesting historical facts and Thanksgiving themed art at the Smithsonian Institution

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Visit Bergman's Island Nov. 11

October 18, 2018

For the first time, Ingmar Bergman shows us his world on the desolate and mysterious Baltic island of Fårö. House of Sweden is hosting this special event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.


Considered one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Swedish filmmaker directed over 60 films and documentaries, most of which he also wrote.


In the film, Bergman is eighty-five years old, having spent more than sixty of those years directing. Viewers get to step through the blue gate that bears the notice "Private Area. Beware of Dog". No dog lives there. But that text says that here lives a man who wants to be left alone. 


A man whose only company is the sea and his own demons. English subtitles.


Recommended age group: 7 years or older. Documentary. 84 minutes. 


Screening is FREE. Register here.


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.

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