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Don’t Miss Big-Time Boxing’s Return To Washington, DC When

Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan Meets DC’s Lamont Peterson

At The Walter E. Washington Convention Center On December 10


Washington, DC (October 26)   Tickets for “Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson” go on sale Friday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Big-time boxing’s return to our nation’s capital has created a buzz amongst sports fans ready to see the Unified Super Lightweight Champion Amir “King” Khan defend his titles against the No. 1-rated IBF Contender Lamont Peterson on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Plus, Brandywine, Maryland’s undefeated top heavyweight contender and former Michigan State University standout linebacker Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and Lamont’s brother and top lightweight contender Anthony Peterson will be featured in separate fights.

Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, go on sale Friday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or by purchasing them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase by calling 0800 555 666.

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“Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson,” a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan’s WBA World Super Championship and IBF World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T.   The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT.

2011 DC Jazz Festival Pays Tribute to Jazz Legends – Jimmy Heath & Eddie Palmieri
Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Two Jazz Giants

(April 26, 2011, Washington, D.C.) —The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) today announced that its annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to two unique jazz legends: brilliant saxophonist Jimmy Heath, and celebrated Puerto Rican pianist, Eddie Palmieri — both also renowned bandleaders and prodigious composers — at its 7th annual festival, held June 1-13. Each year the DCJF honors jazz greats for their lifetime contributions to jazz and humanity. Past awardees include James Moody, Ellis Marsalis, George Wein, Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Dr. Billy Taylor and Dave Brubeck.

“We are thrilled to present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to two distinguished artists in recognition of their indelible contributions to jazz. They have dedicated their lives to jazz as an art form, educational tool and unifying force,” said DC Jazz Festival Executive Producer Charles Fishman. “No words could adequately express how much Mr. Heath and Mr. Palmieri have impacted the jazz genre and community.”

A nine-time Grammy Award winner, Eddie Palmieri is renowned for his unique blend of jazz and Latin rhythms. His musical career spans more than 50 years as a groundbreaking pianist, composer/arranger, and leader of celebrated Salsa and Latin jazz orchestras, as well as smaller ensembles. Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, he has also generously mentored countless young musicians throughout his career.

Palmieri and his 11-piece All-Star Salsa Orchestra will close the free Jazz on the National Mall extravaganza on Sunday, June 12.

For more information on the DC Jazz Festival, to purchase tickets and to see the full schedule go to DC Jazz Fest.

DC Music Lovers it is one of the hottest (literally and figuratively) weekends in DC for music.  Memorial Day tends to kick off the summer music season with cook outs – however if you like music with your hot dogs and burgers – then festivals, National Mall events, jazz, world music and more is what’s in store this weekend…  Whether you enjoy sitting in an air-conditioned theater or arena, being outdoors on the grass or mixing your music with food and festival fun – there is an unlimited amount of music performances, both day and night, to fulfill whatever tickles your musical fancy.

If you thought last weekend’s musical calendar carried a heavy load, then you are not even prepared for the DC Music Scene!!  Make sure to pack your sunscreen, some bottled water and maybe break out your bicycle (gas is really high) because this weekend’s music events are taking us outside so join me, mother nature and DC music lovers as we soak up some sun, fun and great music.


Thursday – May 26th:  

  • Friendly Fires with Wise Blood at the 930 Club (UK – Dance Indie Pop)
  • Lloyd at The Park (Rap/Hip Hop)
  • America with Tiffany Thompson at the Birchmere (Pop Rock)

Friday – May 27th:

  • Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at DAR Constitution Hall (Bollywood, Qawwali)
  • Paul Simon at 930 Club (Icon)
  • Faith Evans at The Park (R&B)
  • The Human Abstract at Jaxx Nightclub (Metal)
  • Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra at the Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage (Opera)
  • America with Liz Longley at the Birchmere (Pop Rock) – SOLD OUT!

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