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Remembering My Top 200 Concerts of the Year (So Far)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.16.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I couldn't have been more nervous for show No. 189 (Spiritualized). It wasn't a date. Actually, I was by myself.


The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Red Palace, the H Street home of burlesque, sideshow and circus acts, has shut its doors for good after six and a half years. While the ...

Concert Whereabouts (Sept. 24 - Sept. 30)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.25.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I'll be missing out on our wonderful area's musical events this weekend in favor of a Pearl Jam show benefiting the campaign of Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Sincerest apologies to Crystal Castles, Crocodiles, David Byrne and St. Vincent -- Missoula calls.

Mini Golf At National Building Museum: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 5

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.05.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JULY 5 1. Mini Golf At National Building Museum Beginning today the National Building Museum opens its architect-designed indo...

Concert Whereabouts (May 28 - Jun. 3)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 07.29.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Overall, it's a generally light week for me, but between Miranda Lambert and Big Freedia, you'll at least see a nice cross section of what makes this country of ours so great.

Concert Whereabouts (Apr. 9 - Apr. 16)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 06.09.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

One more night with Bruce and a rare evening with Pulp keep me away from the District for a couple of nights this week. The Magnetic Fields will be at the 9:30 Club on Monday.

Concert Whereabouts (Feb 13. - Feb. 19)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 04.14.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

If the idea of seeing a boy-girl duo playing heartfelt and anxious love songs on Valentine's Day is your idea of a personal hell, Slow Club at DC9 is not for you.

Concert Whereabouts (Feb. 6 - Feb. 12)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 04.07.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

This week demonstrates the difficult life of a person who feels the need to go to as many shows as possible. Strangely, concert promoters will not check to see if you have a (concert) conflict.

PHOTOS: Airplane's Hard Landing Nearly Tears Off Engines

Posted 11.27.2011 | Travel

An Aeropostal DC-9 with 125 passengers and five crew made an emergency landing in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela after a partial rupture of its two engines. ...