Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The 24th Annual WAMMIE Awards

Dear Readers,

WOW these last few weeks have been crazy with all this snow, but even more with all the musical events going on in DC including the 24th annual WAMMIE awards hosted by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA)! The night was definitely one to remember, featuring performances from Grammy Winners Afro Bop Alliance, Tabi Bonney, Hotspur, Patty Reese Band, The Dede Wyland Band, Be'la Dona, etc. Musicians, producers, engineers, managers, and executives from around the Washington DC area piled into the State Theatre on February 28, 2010 for the sold out event. With the men in their finest threads and the ladies in their most dashing dresses, the crowd piled into the intimate venue which truly had a homelike feeling. The hosts for the evening were NPR's Kojo Nnamdi, Bluesville host Bill Wax, and popular radio/television broadcaster Jim Bohannon. Patty Reese, Dede Wyland, Margot Macdonald, and Ruthie and the Wranglers swept the awards this year, but performers Be'la Dona were clearly the group that stole the show. The all female DC gogo band had everyone on their feet dancing and by the end of their set received a standing ovation from the crowd. By the end of the night, both those with and without awards left the venue for the afterparty with smiles on their faces and a truly memorable night to remember. If you want more information on WAMA, visit http://wamadc.com/http://wamadc.com/

Photos from the event will be available her : http://www.flickr.com/photos/alenamoran/

The full list of nominees and winners can be found here: http://wamadc.com/wama

Upcoming Events


For those who are over 21, come out to Keggs and Eggs with Elliot in the Morning of DC101 this Friday at 7:15 a.m. at the 9:30 Club to party in the morning with JET, Andrew WK, Carbon Leaf, and more.

For everyone, SHAMROCK FEST is this Saturday March 13th at RFK Stadium Grounds! Lineup will feature The Roots, LMFAO, Train, Carbon Leaf, Hotspur, and more. We'll be partying it up so we hope to see you there!

Until next time,
The Pulse (Alena here ya'll)

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