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Monday, April 30, 2012 1:18 a.m.

Photos: Capital Funk lights up Lisner stage

Capital Funk performed Sunday during the group’s fifth annual hip-hop showcase Funk Academy. Dance crews, spoken word artists, rappers and singers from the community and the D.C. Metro area lit up the Lisner Auditorium stage during the high-energy showcase.

Members of Capital Funk elicit cheers from the audience with their energetic choreography and synchronized dance moves. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Capital Funk performed in front of a crowded Lisner audience, having earlier sold out pre-sale tickets. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Capital Funk performed three times during the evening, while other dance teams and hip hop performers showcased their talents in between. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Members of the dance group put months of preparation and practice into the making of the showcase. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Showcase director and alumnus James Bayot congratulates a fellow dancer following the end of one of Capital Funk's performances. Zachary Krahmer | Hatchet Staff Photographer