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Get Your Funk on at BlackRock

Photo | John Shore

The 12 members of Chopteeth have been affectionately referred to as “The Crazy Fools of Afrobeat.”

Chopteeth, a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra, takes the outdoor stage at BlackRock on Saturday, July 19, 7 p.m. Known for its distinctive and fun fusion of West African and American popular music, Chopteeth’s sound is based on Afrobeat, a big band…

Around Town

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Police Blotter

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City Scene

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Shop Talk

Persiano Gallery Holding Warehouse Liquidation Sale Persiano Gallery is renting 188 Kentlands Blvd. for the summer to host a liquidation sale of all the furnishings from their old warehouse in Rockville. The owner of the upscale furnishings store, John Hashempour,…