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One Sunday in late June, activist, music producer, and educator OnRaé LaTeal assembled some friends and community organizers at the newly established Black Lives Matter Plaza. She also brought in a videographer to capture their afternoon, which was filled with purpose. They posed for the camera, standing still with fists raised. They chanted, “Middle finger […]
At this point in 2020, it’s hard to be surprised by bad news, but Brookland jazz musician and venue owner Deandrey Howard’s Dec. 3 announcement on WPFW-FM was a surprise nonetheless. “Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society has been closed [due to the COVID-19 pandemic] and we’re going to stay closed,” Howard said on Aaron Myers’ […]
Live music venues shut their doors almost as soon as COVID-19 hit D.C., and nine months later, they show few signs of reopening. Independent venues were especially vulnerable—most had to furlough employees. After the weekly federal unemployment benefit of $600 ended in July, workers began searching for new ways to make ends meet. Five people […]
Even a well-loved radio and television personality like Donnie Simpson is not inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame every day. In honor of his late October induction, the go-go community surprised Simpson with an unexpected gift: the new track “I Wanna Thank You,” by 26 local performers recording as Go-Go Artists United. The project […]
This fall, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery County residents will still be treated to a season’s worth of classical music from the National Philharmonic, the orchestra based out of the Music Center at Strathmore. Viewers will be watching it from home, as they might be used to doing by now. But the musicians will gather […]