In addition to the straight facts of Brown's life and the history of go-go, the biography unearths some fascinating lesser-known tidbits.
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Since founding TMOTTGoGo as an AOL webpage in 1996, Hammond has been a voice for an undersung homegrown genre.
"We have to be willing to stop doing business like it’s 30 years ago. "
Rare Essence turned an Austin show into a mini go-go
"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."
Fill your weekend with Internet activism and new theatrical takes on old stories.
Marion Barry's son and kidney donor will get awards.
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.
On Tuesday, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]