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The Stooges Brass Band brings its unique mix of New Orleans flavor and hip-hip beats to D.C. on Wednesday night.
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The Stooges Brass Band brings its unique mix of New Orleans flavor and hip-hip beats to D.C. on Wednesday night.

Nov. 6-18: FallFRINGE Festival
The fallFRINGE Festival is in full swing at Northwest D.C.'s Fort Fringe. Through November 18th, you can see a variety of performing arts events, including dance, comedy, and musical theatre. The festival features both new artists and performances by past Capital Fringe participants.

Nov. 7: The Stooges Brass Band
You can head to The Hamilton tomorrow night to see The Stooges Brass Band. Straight out of New Orleans, the band livens up the party with its unique blend of traditional brass beats fused with contemporary hip-hop. The Stooges Brass Band has performed with the likes of Ray Charles, Black Star, and Jadakiss, and was named the "Best Contemporary Brass Band" at the 2011 Big Easy Music Awards.

Nov. 7-11: Flip Orley
Starting tomorrow night you can snap your fingers and wake up to a performance by comic hypnotist Flip Orley. Known for his comedic timing and use of audience participation, Flip has appeared on "Entertainment Tonight" and the "Today Show." He will be entertaining audiences at DC Improv through November 11th.

Music: "Dinah" by Preservation Hall Hot

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