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  • 23 Mar 2019


    Luther Vandross Fans to Remember the ‘Velvet Voice’ with 
    The American Pops Orchestra Concert at THEARC

    WASHINGTON — In his life, he won eight GRAMMY awards, sold over 35 million records worldwide, and filled arenas around the world. On Sunday, April 7, The American Pops Orchestra will bring the music and style of the legendary Luther Vandross back to the nation’s capital. 
    The American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier, will present “Here and Now: The Music of Luther Vandross,” beginning at 3 p.m. at THEARC DC at 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. Frazier has worked with artists who were close to Vandross such as Patti Labelle and Vanessa Williams. 
    The performance will include songs Vandross wrote such as “So Amazing,” as well as other widely known works that some may not realize have a Vandross connection, such as with David Bowie’s “Young Americans.” 
    Singers will include Helen Hayes award-winner Nova Y. Payton, “The Voice” semi-finalist Rayshun LaMarr, Birdland Jazz Club’s Natalie Douglas, and many more. WAMU’s Tamika Smith will serve as host. 
    APO’s mission is to present innovative programming, featuring groundbreaking concepts to develop and inspire a new audience to appreciate and enjoy live music. DC Metro Theatre Arts has called APO “an innovative group of artists [that] are reinvigorating the tunes you know and love with a contemporary flair that never fails to please.”

    Following this performance, the final show of the season will be “I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman,” on May 18.

    Tickets and further details about all the performances are at

    THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA, founded by LUKE FRAZIER, presents innovative orchestral programming, featuring groundbreaking concepts to develop and inspire a new audience for the 21st century. This professional orchestra boasts outstanding musicians from New York and Washington, D.C. The American Pops features top performers from Broadway, film and television in critically acclaimed world premier performances. 
    In addition to self-presented programming, other high-profile performances include the Hispanic Heritage Awards, which is nationally broadcast on PBS; theatreWashington’s Helen Hayes Awards; The Giving Pledge; the Beacon Prize, given by Human Rights First; and the DC Standing Ovation Awards, celebrating excellence in DC Public Schools.

  • 23 Mar 2019

    Carpe DC Food Tours is again offering self-guided food crawls in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Buy a ticket, check in the day of the tour (location revealed upon purchase), receive a passport listing included restaurants, pick

    Penn Quarter: March 30th 11am-5pm 

    This year, they are again offering Tastes of Spring Cherry Blossom Food Crawl in DC, featuring restaurants in Penn Quarter, on MARCH 30th.

    Old Town Alexandria: April 7th 11am-5pm

    NEW this year is the Tastes of Spring Cherry Blossom Food Crawl in Old Town Alexandria on April 7th.

    6 Tastings: $80

    8 Tastings: $96

    More information about both tours and tickets can be purchased here:


  • 21 Mar 2019


    April is Architecture Month 


    Purchase tickets now for dozens of tours, lectures, and cultural events throughout the month of April, all across Washington.


    Thinking of attending multiple events?

    Join DAC and benefit from discounted event fees for Architecture Month and throughout the entire year.

    All for less than the cost of attending 3 events at the non-member rate!


    2019 Architecture Month events:

    4/2 2019 AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards Roundtable
    4/3 Tour: International Spy Museum
    4/3 Lecture: The Evolution of the American City through Multifamily Design w/ Meral Iskir, FAIA
    4/4 An Evening of Beer Tasting & Alpine Music at the German-American Heritage Museum
    4/4 Tour: St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
    4/5 Tour: Chinese Embassy Residence (RSVP by 3/22, 12:00pm)
    4/5 Construction Tour: La Cosecha
    4/7 Walking Tour: Embassy Row
    4/8 Tour: The Whittemore House
    4/8 Lecture: Architecture over Architecture w/ Paola Lugli, Int'l Assoc. AIA
    4/9 Tour: N Street Village
    4/10 Tour: Secret Cities at the National Building Museum
    4/10 Lecture: Bespoke Home w/ Paul Masi, partner of Bates Masi+ Architects
    4/10 Tour: Murch Elementary School
    4/11 Tour: National Law Enforcement Museum
    4/12 Tour: Washington National Cathedral
    4/12 Concert & Wine Reception at the French Embassy
    4/13 Tour: Pier 4 at The Wharf
    4/14 Walking Tour: Embassy Row 
    4/15 Construction Tour: The Highline at Union Market
    4/15 Lecture: Designing Beyond Borders by Gensler
    4/16 #iseeDC2019 Exhibition Opening
    4/16 Tour: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
    4/17 Tour: Clifton Street Apartments
    4/18 Tour: Cleveland Park Library
    4/19 Tour: Embassy of Italy (RSVP by 4/12, 12:00pm)
    4/20 Tour: Washington Fish Market
    4/21 Walking Tour: Embassy Row
    4/21 Indian Cooking Class, Lunch, & Dessert at Heritage India
    4/22 Tour: Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
    4/23 Tour: The Kreeger Museum
    4/24 Tour: Legacy West End
    4/25 Tour: Washington Alley Project
    4/25 Tour: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    4/26 - 4/28 Georgetown French Market
    4/26 Tour: DC International School and LAMB PCS
    4/27 Tour: The Whittemore House
    4/28 Walking Tour: Embassy Row
    4/29 Lecture: Perugia Blends Past and Future w/ Paola Amodeo of Paola One Design
    4/30 Architecture Month Closing Event at John A. Wilson Building

    *LUs available for most sessions.

    Learn more and register for events at

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