Posts Tagged ‘Rare Essence’

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.

Kato Hammond, Go-Go’s De Facto Historian, Remembers His Roots—and Go-Go’s, Too

Since founding TMOTTGoGo as an AOL webpage in 1996, Hammond has been a voice for an undersung homegrown genre.

Go-Going the Distance: How Go-Go is Finding its Place in the Digital Age

"We have to be willing to stop doing business like it’s 30 years ago. "

D.C. at SXSW: The Festival’s First Go-Go Show, Oddisee, and a Big Tribute to J Dilla

Rare Essence turned an Austin show into a mini go-go

Photographer Chip Py on the Go-Go Underground and Why He Doesn’t Put His Photos Online

"Promoters steal photos for flyers. I don’t want to work on something that I consider art and have it cut up for a flyer."

ToDo ToDay: Baskerville, Gigi, and a Net Neutrality Benefit

Fill your weekend with Internet activism and new theatrical takes on old stories.

Marion Barry will Get a Go-Go Celebration at Ibiza

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

Meshell Ndegeocello on Why D.C. Got Rid of Go-Go

There's a song on Meshell Ndegeocello's 2002 album, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, called "Barry Farms," which takes its name from the Anacostia public housing project known for its Goodman League basketball tournament. The track carries a light go-go swing and taps into the musician's days as a bassist for D.C. go-go band Rare Essence.
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ToDo ToDay: Twelfth Night, Pusha T, and El Rey Opens

Leave it to Synetic Theater’s team to breathe new life into Twelfth Night while removing the play’s dialogue—and reimagining it as a 1920s silent picture. The company will channel Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel, and Hardy (and do the Charleston) as it tells the story of Viola, a devastated maiden who disguises herself as a man and becomes a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Porgy and Bess, Stand-Up Comedy, and Cotton Candy

The return of Porgy and Bess to the National Theatre means much more than rousing dance numbers: It was the first musical performed for a desegregated audience at the gilded Pennsylvania Avenue NW venue. This tour stop of the much-updated Porgy and Bess, which snagged the 2012 Tony for Best Revival, is unlikely to reach similar heights of [...]

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