Posts Tagged ‘polo’

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

The Kennedy Center pulls in an additional $40 million for its expansion project. [Post]
Howard Theatre looks to book more and "younger" shows, tightening competition with 9:30 Club and other nearby venues. [Arts Desk]
Wild Flag (officially) breaks up. [Arts Desk]
"Renoir Girl" may have been shopping around her mom's stolen Renoir painting without her knowledge. [Post]
Another profile of [...]

The King of Bounce Beat: How Polo Brought Go-Go Into the 21st Century

In 2003, the best place to find Polo was onstage at nightclubs across the D.C. area—but if you showed up early to the go-go, you might’ve found him in the parking lot, taking a nap. I first met TCB’s lead talker that year, outside of the old Deno’s Metro Club on Bladensburg Road NE, when [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Polo Edition

TCB's Reggie "Polo" Burwell has died. [Arts Desk]
One Direction will play Nationals Park in August 2014. [Post]
The White House announces its first student film festival. [White House]
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company gets an $800,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation. [Post]
From Oman, the Smithsonian's African Art Museum gets its biggest donation ever: $1.8 million. [AP]
A close look [...]

TCB’s Reggie “Polo” Burwell Has Died

Reggie "Polo" Burwell, frontman of the band that founded D.C.'s bounce beat sound, has died. TCB's lead talker passed away this morning at St. Thomas More nursing home in Hyattsville, Md., according to TCB's manager, Ben Adda.
During an April 2010 TCB show in Waldorf, Md., Burwell collapsed onstage, later complaining of headaches. His condition worsened as a [...]

Arts Roundup: Mrs. Know-It-All Edition

Bounce Back Kingz: On its blog, go-go outfit TCB posts an update on Polo, its lead talker who was hospitalized following a concert year and spent some time in a coma:
Polo is no longer in what they call "end of life"care which means he  has been removed off of hospice. He is no longer in [...]

Update: Official Statement on Polo of TCB

As we reported yesterday, Polo, of the acclaimed go-go band TCB, was rushed to the hospital after a show on Saturday night. Though details are still vague TCB's official blog posted filled in some of the blanks with the following statement this morning:
In the early morning hours of April 11th during our show at The [...]

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