Prince debuts song about Baltimore at 'Rally 4 Peace'

May 11, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prince took the stage in Baltimore before thousands of fans who were dressed in gray in tribute to a man whose death in police custody prompted riots and drew international attention.

The pop star announced Sunday's "Rally 4 Peace" concert at the Royal Farms Arena Baltimore after weeks of protests over the death of Freddie Gray. During the show, Prince debuted a song he wrote for the city in the wake Gray's death.

Thursday (April 30) marks the end of Jazz Appreciation Month. WESM 91.3 FM will present two programs beginning a 8 this evening.

Gloria Estefan to perform at Capitol for Memorial Day in DC

Apr 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gloria Estefan will perform at this year's National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in a show hosted by actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna in Washington.

Producers are announcing plans Wednesday for the concert, which honors the nation's veterans and service members. The concert will be broadcast live Sunday, May 24, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on PBS stations. Each year, the concert features the National Symphony Orchestra.

New DC music festival to benefit National Mall restoration

Apr 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group working to raise money to improve the National Mall plans to launch a new music festival this year in Washington to help raise funds for the restoration effort.

Drake, The Strokes and British rock band Alt-J will headline the two-day Landmark Music Festival on Sept. 26 and 27. Organizers announced plans Tuesday night, saying the festival will feature more than 40 artists on five stages. It will be held in West Potomac Park.

WESM 91.3 FM is bringing the swing with two programs highlighting the lives and music of Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn beginning at 8 pm on Thursday (April 16) as part of its celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.