Posts Tagged ‘Marvin Gaye’

One of Rik Freeman’s Earliest Murals Will Likely Be Destroyed. Tomorrow, He Gets an Award.

“Artworks that existed before a neighborhood or demographic change...is part of that history.”

One Track Mind: Kenn Starr’s Marvin Gaye-Inspired “Farewell”

"It’s probably the most transparent record I’ve done, period.”

Listen to Incwell’s Eclectic New Project, Mahjong Rockstars

A narrative that feels deeper than today's "turn up" rap, inspired by musicians whose faces were probably on your college dorm room's walls

Bustin’ Ground: Chuck Brown Park vs. Other Musical Memorials

Chuck Brown’s already gotten a street dedicated to his memory (the 1900 block of 7th Street NW) and soon, another physical landmark will bear his name: Chuck Brown Park formally opens on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. How does it compare to other public spaces built in honor of local music icons? Check out our [...]

Marvin Gaye Mural in Shaw Is Being Built Over

If you prefer to pay your respects to late music greats at rainbow-hued building facades, your days to salute the memory of Marvin Gaye in Shaw are numbered. A colorful tribute to the homegrown soul crooner at 7th and S streets NW is on its way out.
The mural was commissioned by the Heineken Mural Project and painted in [...]

Listen: The Cornel West Theory’s The Radio FREE DC Tapes

The Cornel West Theory doesn't care about your delicate little feelings. The group doesn't pop molly, pop bottles, or make candy-ass pop music. It doesn't even fully register as rap. Instead, it's something else: rooted in hip-hop and cloaked in dark, edgy riffs and politically charged content. Its stage show is abrasive and in-your-face. Humility be damned.
On Saturday, [...]

Arts Roundup: $2 Million Punk House Edition

The house where Minor Threat played its first show is on the market for $2 million. [Curbed]
ANC rejects Ghana Cafe's request to add live entertainment. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
Neutral Milk Hotel says its forthcoming local tour stop will be its last for the foreseeable future. [Pitchfork]
dog & pony dc takes Beertown to New York. [Post]
Newman's Own [...]

Arts Roundup: Sugarfoot Edition

This flea market Renoir story has only gotten better. [Post]
The Franklin School could make for a great art museum, says Kennicott. [Post]
RIP, Ricky "Sugarfoot" Wellman [Post]
The Obamas visit Politics & Prose for Small Biz Saturday. [Huffington Post]
The Walkmen play D.C. and call it quits (for now). [Stereogum]
Star Wars diehards rally in support of the Museum [...]

Arts Roundup: Extended Service Edition

Metro extends service for tonight's Drake concert at Verizon Center. [WJLA]
Before you see her second show at Lincoln Theatre tonight, watch Neko Case play a Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
Arnold Schwarzenegger was in D.C. last night. [WJLA]
D.C. jazz pianist Dick Morgan has died. [Post]
Bootsy Collins bails on his agreement to serve food at Miriam's Kitchen yesterday, but [...]

Marble Madness: The Biggest Cliché in D.C. Music Videos

Here’s a free tip to anyone making a music video set in Washington, D.C.: Don’t make it look like D.C. At least not an identifiable part of D.C. Why? Because monuments are the Ben’s Chili Bowl of downtown. If you’re shooting a music video in New York City, do you shoot it in front of [...]

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