Posts Tagged ‘kip lornell’

This Wednesday: Watch TV-One’s Unsung Documentary on Chuck Brown

In addition to the straight facts of Brown's life and the history of go-go, the biography unearths some fascinating lesser-known tidbits.

ToDo ToDay: Ought, “Days of Endless Time,” and Busdriver

Check out D.C.'s musical past in a library, then see its future at DC9.

ToDo ToDay: Bracketology! The Gryphon Opens!

So many marketing campaigns malign March. But what if, when it comes to March Madness, you just want to talk about basketball? Then attend Sixth & I’s second annual college-hoops gabfest, Bracketology 101. Dan Steinberg, curator of the Post’s D.C. Sports Bog, and Ben Standig, Comcast SportsNet contributor, will be on hand to take your questions. [...]

R.I.P. Go-go Pioneer Little Benny: Chuck Brown & Others Reminisce


Early Sunday morning, Washington D.C. lost one of go-go’s pioneering musicians, Anthony “Little Benny” Harley, who at age 46, according to published sources, died in his sleep, after having performed with Chuck Brown the night before at the Capitol Heights Ballroom in Capitol Heights, MD on a bill with EU, Bela Dona, and Da Mixx [...]

The Beat, Reissued

When George Washington University music professor Kip Lornell teamed up with former Experience Unlimited (EU) manager Charles C. Stephenson to introduce academia to D.C.'s primary musical export in 2001's The Beat, go-go blasted through boomboxes held by guys selling mixtapes out of cars near the intersection of East Capitol St. and Benning Road NE more [...]