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Lift every voice and sing

Culture | An evening in the stadium with Washington’s beloved national anthem singer
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/16/18, 12:41 pm

It was a warm spring day at Nationals Park, where a major league baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees was beginning in a few hours. Batting practice had started, and Nationals star Bryce Harper was hitting home runs.

D.C. Washington had just arrived at the stadium, and yes, that is the name his parents gave him when he was born—in Arkansas. His grandmother wanted his initials to be “D.C.” and so his parents complied. The D.C. stands for Dwight Clyde but the only person who ever calls him Dwight is his wife.

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Recent classical releases

Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 7/05/18, 01:26 pm

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor 

The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge

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Fountain of talent

Music | Blind Boys singer helped shape gospel music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 7/05/18, 02:14 am

“It’s Done Got Late,” the final track on the powerhouse Clarence Fountain solo album In the Gospel Light, begins with Fountain’s recounting, in preacherly cadences over a swirling organ and a shimmering piano, a time that he found himself at a crossroads.

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