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Arts Roundup: New Work by Natalie Hopkinson on Chuck Brown and Eva Cassidy

I’m not sure where this whole August thing came from, but here’s some big arts news for the first of the month. In Memoriam: According to a smattering of social media posts, it appears local and beloved sound artist and electronic composer Alberto Gaitàn passed away some time late last week. Posts started going up on July 28. On July 29, NPR’s Bob Boilen shared on Facebook: “Such sad news. Alberto Gaitan, a friend of just about every artist in D.C., has passed. I know little else, but sadly true. He was such a wise, talented and gentle soul.”
WASHINGTON, DC
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‘One of the best singers ever’: remembering Eva Cassidy, 25 years after her death

On a late May day in 1996, the singer Eva Cassidy and her bandmate Chris Biondo drove to a remote factory in rural Virginia to collect copies of the recording that turned out to be the last she would ever make. “We picked up a total of about 1,100 cassettes and CDs,” Biondo recalled. “When we got in the car, Eva cracked open a box and started getting very worried. She felt she wasn’t going to be able to sell them all. I’ll never forget her comment: ‘When I’m dead and they find me, there’s going to be boxes of these in my basement,’ she said. Her expectations for the record could not have been more minimal.”
MARYLAND STATE
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Eva Cassidy – Live at Blues Alley [25th Anniversary Edition] (2021)

Eva Cassidy’s renowned Live at Blues Alley album is re-released via Blix Street Records. Eva Cassidy’s now-legendary Blues Alley concert on the third day of 1996 was in some ways a happy accident. Although Eva had spent years in the studio with producer Chris Biondo creating an eclectic body of work, the pair decided that a live album was the quickest way to achieve their immediate goal of creating a CD to sell at gigs.
GEORGIA STATE