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Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … Continue reading

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How MilkBoy Came to College Park

The University of Maryland has set its sights on making College Park a great college town. MilkBoy ArtHouse, which opens Tuesday, is a crucial part of that effort. A cafe, bar and live music venue on Route 1 at the … Continue reading

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Classical Vigilante

Vigilante Coffee hasn’t just upgraded the quality of Hyattsville’s coffee — it’s also made it a little better for music. On recent Fridays, the coffee shop and roastery in the historic downtown has hosted the Excelsa Quartet, a group of … Continue reading

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A Grand Entrance for Arts District Piano

A grand piano was craned into a home in the Arts District Hyattsville’s east side Wednesday afternoon. Homeowner Lise Nau, a retired piano technician, said that craning pianos is common in urban areas with narrower entryways and stairs. But it … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Own Synthpop Duo: Ploy

“Get Lucky” might be the song of the Olympics right now, but Hyattsville has its own synthpop duo, Ploy. Above is their song, “VRDSNT.” The Hyattsville Wire is becoming huge fans. Their music is catchy and very danceable. Here’s an … Continue reading

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An Interview with Aita

A Hyattsville singer’s first album was lost during a civil war in Liberia. A native of Nigeria, Aita put together a recording in 1989 and sent it to producers in Liberia, where it was lost amid the unrest. He gave … Continue reading

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An Interview with Tosin Musik

Tosin Musik bridges two continents with his music. A native of Nigeria, the Hyattsville resident blends African influences with American styles on his music. Among other things, he’s released three albums, served as artist in residence at the Strathmore Music … Continue reading

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Another Hyattsville Resident Up for a Grammy

A Hyattsville resident is up for a Grammy for liner notes about Woody Guthrie. Pete Reiniger, a Smithsonian Folkways engineer who lives in the Historic District, was nominated for Best Historical Album and Best Recording Packaging for his work on … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Resident Nominated for Grammy

When you think of American folk music you probably think of Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains, not Hyattsville. Yet resident Stephen Wade has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Album Notes for his new album, “Banjo Diary: Lessons … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Fingerpicking Champion

A nationally recognized folk musician grew up in Hyattsville. Acoustic guitar player Harvey Reid currently lives in Maine, but his time in Hyattsville and College Park played a key role in the development of his music. A March 3, 2011, … Continue reading

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