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Journalists Can Sing, Too!

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Journopalooza is an event happening this Friday in here in DC where journalists will get together and sing to raise money for THEMSELVES, which isn't nearly as good as, say, raising money for starving kids in Africa, but whatever, because supporting journalists is fun! As the fine art that is journalism dies and dies and dies, it's important that we support journalists' attempts to save their profession -- attempts that now include moonlighting as musicians and singing rock operas about imprisoned super lobbyist/conman Jack Abramoff, for charity, of course. (Remember that scandal, and how it was like five years ago?)


On Friday at the National Press Club you can have the privilege to listen to four rock bands comprised of "journos" battle it out to raise money for Reporters without Borders, CPJ Journalist Protection Fund, and The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.

One of the bands, Dirty Bomb, will be singing songs from their rock opera, "The Power and the Glory" about the rise and fall of Mr. Abramoff. Yes, there will be songs about defense appropriations, Lincoln Town Cars, private jets and golf. It is in fact their first public performance of selections from this timeless classic, which they have yet to complete.

But wait, there's more! The evening also includes the musical stylings of The Charm Offensive -- who play "sardonic pop and rock music" -- Nobody's Business, and Suspicious Package, which features Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles.

Oh, the merriment that you could experience this Friday, for charity, by attending this event. Cost is $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, and you can buy tickets here. The show starts at 8PM, and doors open at 7:15PM. Go, and find out just what makes journalism and raising money for the profession so entertaining and important!!

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