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Venus Rocks Arlington, Next Stop Bethesda

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Venus on stage at Lubber Run Ampitheater, courtesy Ed Spitzberg

Well we sure had fun singing to a packed crowd at our favorite outdoor ampitheater in Virginia. We appreciate the invite from our friends The Tone Rangers. Next up, Venus sings the Star Spangled Banner on Monday, July 20th to open a college league Big Train baseball game at Cabin John Park in North Bethesda. Join us for another fun evening under the stars!

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Venus d Minor in an A Cappella -Vaganza!

Well THAT was fun! Thanks to all our fans–and fans of The Tone Rangers and The Chromatics–for coming out on a chilly evening to hear us sing at Jammin’ Java. Let us know if you have a birthday party, retirement party, divorce party, or any other happening which requires a dash of a cappella!

Venus Serenades DC on January 24th

VenusRockstheJewelTonesVenus will feature arrangements old and new when we appear on Friday, January 24th at the Noon Concert Series at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW,  Washington, D.C. 20016.  Join us for a fun-filled program! CDs will also be available for purchase. Details and directions here.

Space, the Final Frontier

Apparently Lady Gaga plans to sing in outer space.She’ll be transported on Virgin Galactic (insert joke here, but this is a family-friendly blog…). Apparently, she told US Weekly that she has to do a special month of vocal training “because of the atmosphere.”

We know just what she means. Sometimes the atmosphere at the parties where we sing can get downright difficult. All that laughing and eating and drinking. So we are taking a page from Lady Gaga and doing a month of preparations for our next gig. It’s not in outer space, but it is outside the Beltway, which is almost the same thing in terms of travel time. We’ll be singing at the Blueberry Hill annual Holiday Party Extravaganza in mid-December.

If you’d like Venus to sing on your space ship or party, please ping us at venusdminor@gmail.com.

“Laugh Out Loud A Cappella” says GMA’s Claire Shipman

ImageIt was great to make ABC TV’s Good Morning America host laugh (in a good way) during our set this past Saturday for the 21st Annual Sing Out for Shelter Concert. Shipman was the MC for the event for an audience of 250, where Venus rocked the house…well, the church…with our melifluous tones and slightly off-beat humor to benefit three local organizations that serve the more than 30,000 individuals who experience homelessness each year in the nation’s capital. Organized by the Augmented Eight, a men’s a cappella group which has performed for Washington audiences for over 50 years, the SOS concerts have raised approximately $180,000 over the past twenty years.  Venus and the Aug 8 were also joined by The George Washington University Troubadors and Eat at Joe’s from the Georgetown Day School, who reminded us 1) that we have been singing since before they were born and 2) that the future of a cappella is bright!

Get Your Venus Fix on Feb 9th 2013

VenusRockstheJewelTonesVenus is thrilled to be asked back to sing at the annual Sing Out for Shelter concert this year. Join us for great music in support of a great cause (several local organizations that support the homeless) at 8:00 PM at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC) 3401 Nebraska Avenue in Washington DC.

Give the Gift of A Cappella This Holiday Season

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What’s better than the gift of song? OUR songs, that’s what. Yes, we are shamelessly promoting our new CD, Digital Redemption.  So if you are old-fashioned, consider purchasing a physical CD.  Or you can download the whole shebang or selected mp3’s from Amazon or iTunes. Hey, did you know that you can also Hire Venus to Sing for Your Favorite Holiday Event? Yup. We’re probably the only Washington DC area group who can say we’ve sung for Janet Reno AND Condoleeza Rice. These days, who can find such bi-partisanship? Again, shameless self-promotion. At our age, the gloves have come off. Well, figuratively anyway.

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