Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: Singers on Capitol Hill

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Gordon Kennedy and Peter Frampton perform onstage during the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music awards at the Ryman Auditorium on October 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

The ninth annual “We Write the Songs” event is tonight, hosted by the ASCAP Foundation and The Library of Congress. The foundation gave the LOC original manuscripts, lead sheets, lyrics sheets, photographs and letters from some of America’s music creators.

The event will include performances from singers Peter Frampton and Gordon Kennedy (“Baby I Love Your Way” & “Change the World”), Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty (“Smooth”), Eric Bazilian & Rob Hyman of the Hooters (“One of Us” & “Time After Time”), and Ledisi (“Pieces of Me”).

Members of Congress are scheduled to attend. The event is closed to the public. On Wednesday, the ASCAP will host the “Stand with Songwriters” Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to discuss with legislators the challenges facing songwriters and federal regulations on licensing.

Also happening today …

World Malaria Day Reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Russell 385. RSVP here.

Nintendo Switch Launch Party, hosted by the ESA, from 6 to 9 p.m., Longview Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. Invite-only.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner Parties

Check out HOH’s list of parties this week surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday. The bulk of the parties kick off Thursday. If you have more to add to the list, email HOH@rollcall.com.

Staffer shuffle

Aaron Fobes, press secretary for the Senate Finance Committee, announced Sunday he is leaving Capitol Hill “for a new opportunity outside of the federal government.”

Happy Birthday to…

Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., 37.

Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Pa., 55.

What’s going on?

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