Low down dirty honky tonk with block rockin' beats. Gangstagrass combines bluegrass/country with hip hop and was Emmy Award nominated for "Long Hard Times To Come," the song that opens every episode of the FX series Justified.
SLV is the solo project of singer-songwriter Sandra Lilia Velásquez. She is the founder of the critically acclaimed Latin band Pistolera, which has released three studio albums and toured in six countries; sharing the stage with such diverse artists like Los Lobos, Lila Downs, and Vieux Farka Toure. She has been featured on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, WNYC, and Rolling Stone Mexico. Her solo debut EP, Dig Deeper, was produced by ten-time Grammy nominee and legendary bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, who plays bass on three of the songs and co-wrote one. The four song recording signals a growth in Velasquez' musical development as an artist. Dig Deeper was released on February 12, 2013 to favorable reviews and is available worldwide.
“Blending relaxed reggae grooves with biting social commentary, hip-hop raps with brassy solos, Locos por Juana pulls listeners into a reverse Gulf Stream churning through the Straits of Florida south to Jamaica, Venezuela and Colombia, and over to Puerto Rico.” – LA Times
Locos Por Juana is a two-time Grammy-nominated, bilingual jam-band from Miami, Florida. Locos Por Juana's sound is a distinct one, and they are most notably recognized by their electrifying energy onstage and their unique take on Afro-Caribbean music. Inspired by the Colombian heritage many of the band members share, they pull from the traditional beats of cumbia, champeta and Afro-Colombian rhythms such as mapale and chande, and then incorporate reggae, dancehall, ragga, hip-hop, rock and funk to create an incredibly diverse and upbeat fusion of sounds.
Locos por Juana has released three albums which have received nominations for such critically acclaimed awards such as Los Premios Nuestros’ Best Urban Album, the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards for Best Rock/Alternative Album, and the 2008 American Grammy Awards. Their most recent album was nominated to Los Premios Shock for Best Alternative Album in 2010.
***Please keep in mind that though show will start at approximately 8pm, doors will open at approximately 7:30 there will be an act preceding Locos Por Juana. Times are subject to minor changes.
The Stooges Brass Band puts on one of the most entertaining, audience-interactive shows of any band on the scene.” -Bestofneworleans.com
The Stooges Brass Band is widely recognized as one of New Orleans’ elite brass bands.. They have gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party, engaging audiences with their high-energy performances showcasing an innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds and hip-hop beats. The Stooges Brass Band create a dynamic, cut loose vibe that's contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of city of New Orleans.
The Stooges Brass Band victoriously battled in the finals for the title of “Red Bull Street Kings: Best Brass Band” under the iconic Claiborne Bridge in NOLA and in April 2011 were recognized as “Best Contemporary Brass Band” at the Big Easy Music Awards. The group has toured clubs throughout the country and appeared at famed festivals such at Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, headlining the Utah Arts Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, American Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Great American Brass Band Festival and more.
In June 2012, the band was invited by the U.S. Consulate to serve as cultural ambassadors to New Orleans on a two week tour through Pakistan. As part of a cultural exchange mission, the Stooges funked up Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Hyderabad, where they apparently were the first-ever American band to perform. The tour culminated with a collaboration between Pakistani singer Asif Sinan and the Stooges on a song called “Yaro Yahe Dosti Hay.”
***Lounge level tickets provide access to a balcony overlooking the ballroom, a private bar and additional seating. Seating in the main Ballroom is limited and if you require it, it's advised that you arrive early or purchase tickets to the lounge level.
Please keep in mind that though the show will start at approximately 8:30pm, the doors for the show will open at 8pm that opening acts will precede the headliner - Stooges Brass Band. Times are subject to minor changes.
Artisphere's educational programs make you a part of the process behind the art! From lively discussions with musicians, artists, and poets to workshops with experts in their craft—engage, create and expand your knowledge through Artisphere's educational programming.
Once you have purchased a ticket, Artisphere staff will contact you to provide camp registration forms and details.
The IIDA MAC Washington Metro City Center is pleased to announce this year's Cosmo Couture Fundraising event. Cosmo Couture fosters a direct collaboration between local Architecture and Interior Design firms and their manufacturing partners in the Washington DC area, to create garments reflecting a given theme. The garments are judged during a runway show and awards are given to design teams in different categories. This year's event will benefit My Sister's Place, an organization providing asisstance to victims of domestic violence. Go to www.cosmocouture.org for additional event informaion.
The schedule of event for this year's Cosmo Couture on September 19th will be as follows:
VIP Reception 5-6PM
Runway Show 7:30-9PM
**Please note that you must be an IIDA member in order to purchase tickets at the "Member Rates" and your membership ID will be required at check-in. Tickets for Members and Committee Members require that you enter a code in the coupon section of the ticket buying page. Please visit the "Tickets" section of the Cosmo Couture event website www.cosmocouture.org to get your IIDA Member coupon code. Please log in with your IIDA membership code to access that information.