They Cranked. They Grooved. They Danced and Spoke About It Too.

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On the nights of September 13th and 14th a SpeakeasyDC event took place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center that focused its attention on the history and plights of Go-Go music.  By the end of each night, the entire house was partying… the way it was supposed to be done. Brought … Continue reading

The Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership Lands in the Smithsonian

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In the “Old-News-Is-Good-News” Department: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired The Mothership. Starting in 2015, you’ll be able to admire the spacecraft that, amid a blaze of stagecraft and cannabis smoke, brought Funkadelic to the people. Actually, it’s a replica Mothership, built in the … Continue reading

Spike Lee’s Kickstarter Goal Has Been Reached… Plus Some

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Spike Lee apparently did the right thing.  The oscar-nominated director has  surpassed his Kickstarter goal by $40,000 this weeks. The campaign, which has surpassed a staggering $1,299,635 already, still has four days to go. With $1.29 million in donations, it’s the third highest film in the crowdfunding site’s history, behind … Continue reading

Robin Thicke, Pharrell and TI Sues to Protect ‘Blurred Lines’ from Marvin Gaye’s Family

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In order to shield “Blurred Lines,” the hottest hit of the summer, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. (TI) are going to court. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in California federal court by the trio against Marvin Gaye‘s family and Bridgeport Music, which owns some of Funkadelic’s compositions. … Continue reading