Posts Tagged ‘Big G.’

Listen to Wale’s Wedding Anthem, “The Matrimony,” Featuring Usher

"It’s hard, you know temptation and all/Out here trying to see if my relationship’s strong"

Raheem DeVaughn on D.C.’s Entertainment Industry and Music’s “New Civil Rights Movement”

"R&B is definitely diluted. We’re in the most ratched period of R&B music ever...Far too many times, we accept what we shouldn’t instead of fighting for what we deserve."

Fort Dupont and Carter Barron Announce Summer Lineups

After sequestration-related delays, the National Park Service has finally announced its abbreviated summer concert schedule at Fort Dupont and Carter Barron.
Things kick off  in late July with performances by Metropolitan Police Department band Cops Come Knockin' and go-go ensemble Be’la Dona and continue through the D.C. Blues Fest at the end of August.
One bright spot: Despite announcing [...]

Chuck Brown Fans, Friends Assemble for Joyous Tribute at Howard Theatre

The day Chuck Brown died, fans gathered in front of the Howard Theatre for a sprawling candlelight vigil as outdoor speakers cranked go-go into the streets. Yesterday, on the first anniversary of his death, a more sedate celebration of Chuck’s life unfolded in front of the historic theater as WPGC played classic Chuck songs and vendors [...]

Chuck Brown’s Memorial: Politicians, Go-Go Musicians, Celebrities, and the Apprentice

The final installment of the D.C.'s official celebrations of Chuck Brown takes place tomorrow in halls D and E of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Some good news: After yesterday’s long line outside the Howard Theatre in the brutal heat, this should be a cooler event.
Doors will open at 10 a.m., and ceremonies will actually [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang: Vol. 3

The city provides us with stories, but not all of them involve sharks and shooters. People make stuff and say stuff and write stuff, and sometimes we wholeheartedly reply "far out!" or "hot dang!" Sometimes it's more of a retort than a reply, but whatever. Still confused, young'in? The dossier is as easy as one, [...]

Arts Roundup: Last Days of August Edition

Good morning, D.C.! I'm sure we're all ready to kick the August doldrums out the door, but this week's temperatures could set records. There might be a hurricane, too. All that on top of paying more to get around via WMATA—awesome, right?
If it makes you feel better, we're the third-brainiest city (according to the questionably prolific [...]

Your Weekend in International and Roots Music: Salif Keita, Angel y Kris, Beausoleil, A.R. Rahman

June is always a busy month for international and roots music, and this weekend offers a number of exceptional choices.
Friday June 11
Salif Keita at 8 p.m.  at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H Streets NW. This veteran Malian singer has an awe-inspiring voice, and while some of the material on his new CD, [...]