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VENUS ROCKS THE NEW YEAR

Venus is looking forward to a year filled with new possibilities and performances. This winter we’ve been busy adding new repertoire–the “Cups” song, “Mexico,” “For Good” and “Will the Circle Be UDolores sings the blues at Venus d Minor gignbroken” among others. We’re also polishing up our awesome arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner for baseball season! And we also held auditions and welcomed a new Venusian into our orbit–more on our new mezzo soprano in another blog post. Give us a shout if you want to book us Venus at Jammin Javafor the spring — email amy@amydelouise.com.

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Aca-Tastic Birthday

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Our favoriate Venusians Robin (front and center) and Dolores (fuschia, third from right) recently celebrated birthdays. This photo is not recent, as you can tell from the holiday greenery, but who wants a current photo for their birthday? To celebrate, Venus sang for R&D’s awesome house party. We love house parties.  Are you having one this spring or summer? Give us a shout…we’ll be there before you can say “canapé.” You can email us at venusdminor (at) gmail (dot) com. Or if this is an aca-emergency, call 301-651-3707.

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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!

Jan. 9th Venus at Jammin’ Java!

VenusdMinorjazzhandsGive the gift of music this holiday season: buy a ticket to our concert at Jammin’ Java’ on January 9th with the Tone Rangers and the Chromatics! It’s a New Year’s acappella-vaganza!  Doors open at 6:30PM (great bar and food!). Concert at 8PM. Ticket information here. Buy now while supplies last!

Venus to Rock the Avalon!

VenusLineup1Venus is thrilled to be part of the DC screening of “Her Aim is True”–an amazing documentary by local filmmaker Karen Whitehead about rock photographer and musician Jini Dellaccio.

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 10; Venus sings at about 7:30PM, premiere begins at 8PM

WHERE: Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

WHAT: http://www.theavalon.org/movies/aim-true/

The screening is sponsored by Women in Film and Video and is a benefit for the Carolyn Projansky Professional Development Fund for young filmmakers.

Happy Valentine’s Day From Wammy-Nominated Venus!

Robin Sloan Venus d MinorVenus d Minor would like to wish all our fans a Very Happy Valentine’s Day. We’d sing you a verse of My Funny Valentine if we could get our streets plowed, here in snowed in Washington DC and environs.  Stay safe and eat some chocolate.

Venus Nominated for Wammy

VenusdMinorGlovesWEBMs. Minor is tickled pink that she was included on the January nominations list for Best A Cappella Group the Washington Area Music Association’s 28th annual awards, the WAMMYs.   The list of other nominees is a great group to be included in, too (group jam session, anyone?). The WAMMYs are voted on by WAMA members, but you can give the girls a hand with your vote for Venus d Minor as your FAN FAVORITE–and you don’t have to be a member to do it! Click here for details and thanks for your support of the galaxy’s favorite women’s octet!

UPDATE 2/14: The WAMMY Fan Favorite voting is now closed. Thanks to all of our supporters–fingers crossed!  here’s the fully list of WAMMY nominees this year.

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