In August, awardees for the “Bark for Your Park” grant applicants will be announced. The City applied for a grant to improve the Carlyle Dog Park. The 2017 PetSafe® Bark For Your Park™ Program is committed to creating safe, off-leash areas for pets and their owners....
More Capital Bikeshare Stations Approved in Alexandria Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) users will soon have more options for CaBi stations in Alexandria. The City just approved adding eight new station locations: •Braddock Road Metro Station – South •Duke Street & Holmes...
Carlyle Events Last Sunset Concert Set for August 9th The final City of Alexandria outdoor music concert at John Carlyle Square Park is on Tuesday, August 9th starting at 7 pm. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper. And, CCC will have an outreach...
BUS City of Alexandria Releases Plan for Commuters During SafeTrack Rethink your commute is the message from the City of Alexandria to area residents and employees in preparation for travel disruption during the Metro track maintenance project dubbed SafeTrack....
More Donuts on the Way – Hey! Dunkin® Donuts will be coming soon to the corner of Dulany Street and Jamieson Ave on the USPTO campus. It will be opening in January in the street-level concessions space in the Remsen Building, taking the place of the USPTO Coffeehouse...
Panera Bread Opening February 25th in Carlyle Panera Bread has set February 25th as the opening date for its new location at 350 Dulany Street, the former location of Plaza Gourmet. Panera is known for its fast and tasty, healthy soups, salads, sandwiches and...
Enjoy an evening of Live Jazz and R&B featuring The Rock Q Project and ON KEE Jazz Band. These bands offer some of the great music in the DMV and have performed on many stage throughout the country. The Rock Q Project founded by Robert “Rock Q” Quarles boast some of the best talented musicians who will entertain you while you dine on some of the Carlyle Club’s great fine dining.
The ON KEE Jazz Band brings nothing but the best in entertainment and will have you on the dance floor all night long. Don’t let the Jazz in the name fool you because they are an incredible R&B Band as well. Led my Musical Director and Founder Lenny McLean, ON KEE is always ONPOINT with their style of music.
Make your reservations today at www.thecarlyleclub.com.
BRENCORE Entertainment Presents “A Tribute to the Music of George Duke, Joe Sample and more featuring National Recording Artist Jazz Pianist Kevin Howard at the Carlyle Club. Honoring two legends such as George Duke and Joe Sample is no easy feat but Kevin Howard is the perfect keyboardist to pay respect to these great artists. Kevin will bring their hits such as George Dukes “Dukey Stick”, “Movin On”, ”Sweet Baby” ”Lovin Can Be So Cold” and Joe Samples “Night Flight” “Street Life” “Spell Bound” “Melodies of Love” and more.
KEVIN HOWARD’s BIO
Kevin Howard is a world class keyboardist, writer, composer, producer, and businessman. Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Kevin is President and CEO of Key Chapter Entertainment a company which includes full service recording and production.
Kevin has received several awards which include three “Best Jazz Performer Awards” from renowned local urban radio station WAMO; the WQED Harry Schwab Excellence in the arts award; Best Jazz Performer Champions Association; Pittsburgh City Paper “top three
jazz performers”. Kevin, along with his band served as the Pittsburgh?s WJJJ Smooth Jazz Band for more than two years, performing at various events sponsored by the radio station.
Kevin recently toured with and was the musical director for jazz saxophone legend Ronnie Laws, also recorded and performed with saxophonist Marion Meadows, Jonathan Butler, Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Najee, and George Benson. In addition has shared the stage with Roy Ayers, Pieces of a dream, Joe McBride and John Legend.
Kevin also headlined concerts in Parkersburg, WV Jazz on the Green and Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-culture Festival, Jazz under the Stars Harrisburg PA, International Festival Baltimore MD., National Urban League Convention, and several venues nationwide.
Kevin has three CD?s “Random Groove”, “Collage”, and “Special Edition” which includes special guest saxophonist Marion Meadows and guitarist Rohn Lawrence. Kevin’s fourth CD titled “Travels” will be available September 1st 2015 for digital download and physical version September 14th 2015.
Kevin Howard’s smooth dynamic sound, warm personality and infectious smile will have you yearning
for more. Together with his band of world class musicians, the sounds you experience are tantalizing, smooth, dynamic, and mesmerizing. They project energy, passion and charisma in concert that is the essence of the Kevin Howard Experience. Kevin is a true entertainer.
Make your reservations today at www.thecarlyleclub.com
The Alexandria African American Hall of Fame Presents A Brazilian Celebration Featuring Marcos Ariel
Bossa Novais today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad. The phrase bossa nova literally means “new trend” or “new wave.” A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz.
Marcos Ariel became known as a great interpreter and deep connoisseur of music. Mixing bossa nova with jazz and blues, he presents a show with lots of energy and harmony.
One of the most striking characteristics of singer and pianist Marcos Ariel is his power to interact with the audience, telling stories and curiosities about the repertoire of the show.
Marcos Arielis in the forefront of contemporary Brazilian music. His musical style is purely “Carioca” (one who is a native of Rio de Janeiro) splashed with a passion for classical and jazz. His enthusiasm as a pianist, singer and composer is inspiring. As a musician, he is swift and precise, transcending genuine warmth that can only be Marcos Ariel.
For this Carlyle Club performance, Marcos Ariel will be joined by fellow, talented musicians who share his love for Brazilian music, and bossa nova in particular.
The Washington-based jazz ensemble Collaboration, has performed for the Inauguration Galas of both President Bill Clinton (1997) and President Barack Obama (2008); and over the years have shared the stage with many nationally-known recording artists such as Patty LaBelle and the great Stanley Turrentine.
Vocals will feature Washington, D.C.-native Lori Williams who seamlessly moves from Jazz to R&B in ways the listener can feel at home with her in either genre. Possessing an impressive resume as a performing artist, educator, songwriter, producer, support vocalist as well as musical theater actress, her reputation and level of respect are top shelf and unimpeachable. Lori Williamshas been featured with artists such as Gospel’s Yolanda Adams and Walter Hawkins; R&B’s Howard Hewett, Will Downing and Phil Perry; Contemporary Jazz’s Stanley Jordan, Nathan East, Norman Brown and Tom Browne; Traditional Jazz’s Slide Hampton, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Winard Harper; super producer/composer/singer Angela Winbush; and Tap Dance sensation, Savion Glover.
BRENCORE Entertainment Presents “A Tribute to the Music of Teena Marie, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and more featuring R&B Recording Artist Halima Peru and The FAYCEZ U KNOW Music Group. Halima Peru’s high-energy performance is second to none and she brings it to the stage. Close your eyes and you can feel the presence of each artists hits songs as Halima channels her talents to deliver an on point performance honoring these incredible artists. Don’t miss Halima Peru in concert.
This cover band is one of the area’s most popular, and a Carlyle Club favorite. This show will feature a great mix of songs you’ll dance to all night so put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party all evening to Big Bad Juju’s high-energy rock, R&B and funk tunes.
Jeffrey Osborne served as the lead singer for L.T.D. for many years before embarking on his solo career.
L.T.D. (which stands for Love, Togetherness, and Devotion) was formed in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1968. L.T.D. is an American R&B/funk band best known for their 1977 hit single, ” Back in Love Again” and “Holding On”, as well as their many ballads, such as “Love Ballad”, “We Both Deserve Each Other’s Love”, and “Where Did We Go Wrong. The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band is known to produce several great Tributes to artists and bands over the years and this tribute will take you back to the days of the sweet love ballads of L.T.D.
Make your reservations today and enjoy the Music of Jeffrey Osborne and L.T.D.
It may not seem like it, but the holiday season will be here before you know it! Join us at this month’s roundtable to get a head start on your holiday planning.
Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting.
The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. No pre-registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch or a beverage.