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TV reporter aims to help DC-area musicians who fall on hard times

NBC Washington reporter Mark Segraves and
musician Nils Logren, during a recent benefit concert.
 (Courtesy Mark Segraves)
Reporter Mark Segraves was a regular at local music shows long before he could legally drink, and now he’s hoping to help some of the musicians who entertained him — and who need a helping hand.
“My dad wrote the After Dark column in the 1960s and 70s for the Washington Star, where he reviewed the local music scene,” Segraves said. “As a kid, he would take me to these shows, so I started meeting people like John Denver, and Roberta Flack, and Bill Danoff — some are still playing around at clubs and big venues, today.”
Segraves is a reporter with NBC Washington, a news partner of WTOP. He was also formerly a reporter at WTOP.
Segraves and local music veteran Tommy Bowes have formed a nonprofit called After Dark Productions, with the goal of helping musicians who fall on hard times and promoting local music.
Attribution: Neal Augenstein
Full story: DC Musicians