Concert guide for March
WTOP's Tim Bracken
WASHINGTON - This month's top events might bring back memories and help make some new ones.
Opening Friday, March 1, the Bethesda Theater is reborn as the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.
An $8 million renovation has transformed the old theater into a world-class concert venue with a capacity of 500 -- a combination of dinner seating and performance-only seats.
The singer has released a series of four albums featuring stripped-down versions of her songs, titled "Close-Up."
"I wanted to reclaim my songs from the major labels who own the recordings," Vega tells WTOP in an email. "I thought the fans would like the songs without the productions of the '80s and '90s."
The series is well worth a listen. The solo acoustic approach to her songs is riveting, and Vega's live performances are no exception.
Vega has been testing out new songs on her current tour as well.
For a bit of 1990s nostalgia, check out Rusted Root at the 9:30 Club on March 9.
Scheduled for March 21 at the District's Howard Theatre, is Jefferson Starship performing the 1967 Jefferson Airplane album, "Surrealistic Pillow" in its entirety.
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