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Suspicious Package won the battle of the bands at this year’s Journopalooza.

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It was no surprise that Suspicious Package won the battle of the bands at this year’s Journopalooza at the National Press Club, but it was surprising that participating musicians could all leave their day jobs. What if there was breaking news?!
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Chris Lehmann (Yahoo) and Jodi Schneider (Bloomberg)
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Richard Siegel
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Former Variety reporter Bill Triplett's band played covers of "Let the Good Times Roll, "It Takes a Lot to Laugh/It Takes a Train to Cry" (Dylan -- who else would come up with that title?), "Play That Funky Music" and "Long Train Running." 3. Play That Funky Music 4. Long Train Running Suspicious package
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Chris Lehmann's band played "Stupid Heart, "It's My Pleasure," "What Erica Knows," "Tarantino Nation" and "Impossible."
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Big winners Suspicious Package consists of Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post political cartoonist Tom Toles, former TIME and Bloomberg correspondent Tim Burger (pictured), with Medill National Security Journalism Initiative Director Josh Meyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD Bryan Greene and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christina Sevilla.
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Neil Grace and Neshan Naltchayan
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Suspicious Package (including Tim Burger and Josh Meyer, pictured) played "Should I Stay or Should I Go," the H.I.M. version of Chris Isaac's "Wicked Game," "How Soon Is Now?," "Key to the Highway" and "End of the World as We Know It."
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Tom Toles, Washington Post
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Bryan Greene
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Alfredo Flores
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Gordon Wilkin
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Rebecca Christie's band played "Lagrimas Negras" by Cuban composer Miguel Matamoros; Brazilian song "O Pato;" "Don't Know Why" made famous by Norah Jones; "An Paistin Fionn," a traditional Irish song; and "Tristeza," a Brazilian samba.
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Lauri Tamney Mel Davis Wendy Gordon
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Josh Meyer
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Violinist Robert Spates and Rebeccas Christie
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Christina Sevilla of Suspicious Package
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Heather Haze
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Jon Landay Nobody's Business
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NRBK Bill Triplett
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Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg
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NRBK Band
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Heather Haze and band
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Talk about a cold call...
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