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Washington, DC History & Culture

"Bringing People Together to Experience the History and Culture of Washington, DC - and the world!"

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

Upcoming events (5)

Pop-Up: National Endowment for the Arts--The NEA Jazz Masters Award

Pop-Up: National Endowment for the Arts: The NEA Jazz Masters Award
Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts
Date and Time: Thursday, April 22, 2021; 8pm EDT
Links to hosting organizations provided below

This pop-up event is brought to you by the Washington, DC History & Culture Meetup Group: a pop-up event is presented/hosted/streamed by another organization and is free.

Here’s how it works: Information for this event is posted here so you can sign up to have a reminder of the event through Meetup, as well as to post your comments before, during, or after the event.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! You’re invited to attend one of the most celebrated jazz events of the year, taking place virtually, the NEA Jazz Masters Award.

I've also posted a second Meetup event to celebrate jazz being held on Friday, April 23rd. I hope you can attend one or both.

Jazz on!

MaryBeth

Join the celebration of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters as the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, presents a virtual tribute concert in honor of Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap (2021 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy).

The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and actor Delroy Lindo will co-host this event, featuring recorded performances and tributes by acclaimed jazz musicians. The concert is free and available to watch online and via radio broadcast.

The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that the Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff will provide opening remarks as part of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, discussing his personal connections to jazz and the art form’s connections to our nation’s past, present, and future.

Stay tuned immediately following the concert for a Meet the Jazz Masters discussion with the 2021 honorees, hosted by SFJAZZ Founder & Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline.

VIEWING INFORMATION:

No registration required! Just show up and watch this webcast on one of many platforms. A few are listed here. If none of these appeal to you, check out other sites, including radio broadcast here:

https://www.arts.gov/about/news/2021/2021-nea-jazz-masters-tribute-concert-take-place-virtually-april-22-2021

arts.gov: https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz

sfjazz.org: https://www.sfjazz.org/tickets/events/2021-jazz-masters-tribute-concert/

Smithsonian Jazz: http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/

WPFW 89.3FM: https://wpfwfm.org/radio/

You can join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NEAJazz21.

For further information, visit NAE Jazz Masters: https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz

Preview video: Celebrate the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1pVkepsVD0

National Endowment for the Arts: https://www.arts.gov/

Photo attribution: https://www.arts.gov/about/news/2021/2021-nea-jazz-masters-tribute-concert-take-place-virtually-april-22-2021

Pop-Up: Keeping the Rhythm—An Exploration of Women Drummers

Pop-Up: Keeping the Rhythm—An Exploration of Women Drummers

Date and Time: Friday, April 23, 2021; 7pm EDT
Hosted by The National Museum of American History

On the day/time of the event, view the event on the NMAH YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=9pCMEp74Vr8

This pop-up event is brought to you by the Washington, DC History & Culture Meetup Group: a pop-up event is presented/hosted/streamed by another organization and is free.

Here’s how it works: Information for this event is posted here so you can sign up to have a reminder of the event through Meetup, as well as to post your comments before, during, or after the event.

This event will be livestreamed on the National Museum of American History’s YouTube channel. Click on the link to set a reminder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=9pCMEp74Vr8

This event is part of Smithsonian Jazz’s celebration of Women in Jazz during this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month.

This is the second event posted this week on our Meetup site for this exciting series and focus on American Jazz!

This livestreamed program will be hosted by Dr. Sherrie Maricle, drummer, educator, and music director of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, FIVE PLAY and co-leader of the 3D Jazz Trio. Maricle will share the important and often overlooked contributions of American women drummers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. She will also be joined by award-winning writer, producer, and director Judy Chaikin, whose groundbreaking documentary The Girls in the Band featured stories of women jazz musicians.

This program will be live streamed on the museum’s YouTube page on Friday, April 23rd at 7:00PM EDT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=9pCMEp74Vr8

Learn more about Jazz Appreciation Month: https://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz/jazz-appreciation-month

I hope you can attend and enjoy!

Jazz On!

MaryBeth

About the National Museum of American History: Through incomparable collections, rigorous research, and dynamic public outreach, we explore the infinite richness and complexity of American history. We help people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future.

The National Museum of American History collects and preserves more than 3 million artifacts—all true national treasures. We take care of everything from the original Star-Spangled Banner and Abraham Lincoln’s top hat to Dizzy Gillespie’s angled trumpet and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Our collections form a fascinating mosaic of American life and comprise the greatest single collection of American history.

The Museum hosts a full roster of public programs, from demonstrations, lectures, and tours to immersive live theater experiences.

Visit their website for further information: https://americanhistory.si.edu/

Frank Sinatra - Music History Livestream Program

Online event

It's Friday night, let's celebrate the musical legacy of Ol' Blue Eyes, The Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra. Our music history livestream program will play video selections of his best musical and film performances.

Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra then found success as a solo artist becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers".
Sinatra released a string of successful albums and was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998.
While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his dress sense and performing presence, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His bright blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes".
Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor and led a colorful personal life, including turbulent affairs with many women.
Frank Sinatra continues to be seen as iconic figure in music, film and popular culture.

This is a musical history program where we will provide the historical context of various topics with an emphasis on pop culture (as opposed to music theory) including selected video recordings and biographical from various artists.
The historical items will be provided via pictures and video so viewing the presentation on-screen is recommended, but you are also free to just listen to the program via audio-only.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you haven’t received the Zoom connection 8 hours before the event please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Washington, DC History & Culture:
“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC - and the world!”

We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam: Livestream Art Tour

Online event

Join us for an online/virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and drawings, plus works by many other artists including Monet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. We’ll discuss how the museum’s paintings and drawings compare and contrast with well-known items at other museums and the context of these works in Vincent’s life and legacy.

Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his death at 37 came after years of mental illness, depression and poverty.

The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in the Museum Square in Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. The museum opened on 2 June 1973, and its buildings were designed by Gerrit Rietveld and Kisho Kurokawa.
The museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world. In 2017, the museum had 2.3 million visitors and was the most-visited museum in the Netherlands, and the 23rd-most-visited art museum in the world.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you haven’t received the Zoom connection 8 hours before the event please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Password not required.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

_________________________

Washington, DC History & Culture:
bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

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