Posts Tagged ‘Go-Go’

After 21 Years in Business, P.A. Palace Closes Its Last Store

The go-go purveyor will continue to sell new and old recordings via download and mail order.

The Howard Theatre Hosts its First Bounce Beat Go-Go Show Tomorrow

"To be playing on this show means so much to me. It's like a basketball player playing at Madison Square Garden.”

Marion Barry will Get a Go-Go Celebration at Ibiza

Marion Barry's son and kidney donor will get awards.

What Chel’e P., “Queen of Go-Go Soul,” Meant to the Local Go-Go Scene

The well-loved singer and actress died last Tuesday.

Chuck Brown’s Last Album of New Music Drops in August

It's been more than two years since D.C. lost Chuck Brown, but his legacy here is as tangible—and audible—as ever. Heightened policing and unfriendly regulations are making it harder to see go-go in an official venue, but it's an ever-present sound on the streets, especially in summer, bounding from car windows and wafting through open storefront doors. The city's heart [...]

Arts Roundup: Pinball Drop Edition

Netflix shakes down Maryland for more House of Cards tax breaks. [AP]
The owner of the Pinball Museum, formerly of Georgetown and Baltimore, is selling off his pinball machines. [WTOP]
Ron Moten and go-go supporters battle Prince George's County on go-go. [NBC 4]
University of Maryland to host symposium on issues in black theater. [WAMU]
The D.C. Docent chimes [...]

Arts Roundup: Up Yours, Snow Edition

Architectural firm picked to redesign Martin Luther King Jr. Library. [Housing Complex]
The prez loves his HBO drama series. [Huffington Post]
Netflix is ramping up its lobbying efforts on the Hill. [CPI via Huffington Post]
Woolly Mammoth is like, "F a snowstorm." [Post]
A new book prize honors deceased Politics & Prose co-owner Carla Furstenberg Cohen. [Post]
Ron Moten releases [...]

Trouble Funk Premieres New “Hump Day” Video

After more than 30 years in the group, Trouble Funk leader Big Tony Fisher decided his band needed something new. A fresh track, something to get them back out there. So he used the same method he's used as long as he's been in the business.
"I got the band together at rehearsal, and we start[ed] off [...]

Arts Roundup: Rock ‘n’ Roll No Rules Edition

Windian Records founder and Points drummer Travis Jackson was killed Wednesday night in a collision on Suitland Parkway. [Arts Desk]
Ron Moten rallies the go-go scene with a new community group, D.C. M.U.S.I.C. [Post]
Is there a Deep Dish reunion on the horizon? [Spin]
Because it sits on land awaiting development, Maryland polka hall Blob's Park plans to [...]

Go-Go and Classical, Together at Last

At some point, orchestra directors got it into their heads that the way to attract younger audiences was to perform collaborative concerts with hip, youthful bands like Aerosmith, Scorpions, and Styx. Cut them some slack for being a bit behind; it’s the thought that counts. They may not save classical music, but classical-rock collaborations are by [...]

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