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Posted at 5:15 PM ET, 03/ 4/2011

Coda: Re-casting the White House's Motown celebration; revisiting a Cajun original; reunited D-Plan set for big gigs

By David Malitz

motownNick Jonas wasn't on our Motown at the White House wishlist. (Reuters)

- "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House," had its share of musical highlights (did you watch it on Tuesday?) but we couldn't help but come up with a more perfect lineup. Who is Amede Ardoin? A long-ago Cajun music great who is finally getting his due with a spectacular retrospective. The Dismemberment Plan reunion keeps going and adds a couple of summer festival gigs -- the Roots Picnic and Pitchfork Festival. Why do your favorite indie rock albums sound so great? Because Chris Coady made them sound great. The best in local hip-hop and go-go will be honored this weekend and we picked our favorites. And the best show this week that we all probably should have been at? Mandolinist U. Shrinivas, who kicked off the Kennedy Center's Maximum India festival with a stunning (and free!) performance.

By David Malitz  | March 4, 2011; 5:15 PM ET
Categories:  Coda  
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Amede Ardoin is a Creole (descendent of African slaves) not a Cajun (descendent of Nova Scotian French).

Posted by: outsider8 | March 6, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse

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