Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grapevine September 17, 2008

This is the Grapevine, a collection varied events taking place in the community this week. Things coming up this week are festivals, community outreach, classes, and so much more.

Thursday September 18, 2008
Jaguar Wright will be performing live at The Republic. Come hear the soul driven songs from Jaguar. For event information call 202-232-2229

Friday September 19, 2008
Join the National Endowment for the Arts as it host the NEA National Heritage Awards. Some people appearing this year are Bettye Kimbrell, Sue Yeon Park and Oneida Hymn Singers of Wisconsin just to name a few. Visit to learn more

Sunday September 21, 2008
The Jazz Song: An American Masterpiece in the District of Columbia will be having a final performance at the Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center. Come hear the diverse vocal traditions that will enhance your appreciation and understanding of D.C. Doors open at 5:30pm. For more information:

Tuesday September 23, 2008
Poet Sistah Joy will be performing Take 5: The Pulse of a Poet at the University of MD's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland. For further details email

Sandra Y. Johnson will be performing live at Grace Church in DC for a evening of jazz and poetry. The show is from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. There will be snacks, a participatory discussion about creativity and spirituality, and a brief conversation with the artists. Music and poetry performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Call 202-333-7100 for more event details.

Ongoing/Upcoming Events and Notices
September 8 - 24, 2008 Viva Vivienne! Vivienne Shub celebrates her 90th birthday with a solo performance of reminiscences of her 72 year career in theater. Visit for ticket information.

Something Pertaining to God: The Patchwork Art of Rosie Lee Tompkins at the National Museum of Women in the Arts until September 21st. For more info check online at or call 202-783-7996.

Sistah Joy will host the 2008 Congressional Black Caucus Poet's Pavilion presenting dynamic poets of conscience at the Washington, DC Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, Booth 908, from 4-6 PM, on Thursday, September 25, 2008. For information on how to register visit

September 26th- 28th come see HERstory: Love Forever, Hip-Hop at DC Arts Center. New playwright Goldie Deane is gearing up to keep D.C. on fire with the
debut of her new play, "HERstory: Love Forever, Hip-Hop". This play asks the
question, what happens when hip-hop is on H.E.R. deathbed? Will the women
who really know her decide their love is stronger than H.E.R abuse and try
to save H.E.R? Call 202.341.1611 for ticket information.

If you have events coming up and would like to share it here on the Grape email us at And don't forget to check out the blog, that's

This has been the GrapeVine, compiled by Carla Thorpe. Presented on your Sophie's Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today's DIVA!!!!


Anonymous said...

Could you please post the playlist from Thursday, September 25th? I really enjoyed it. I was waiting for it to be posted on the WPFW website, but I just heard about this website today, so I guess this is where I will look from now on. Thank you.

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