WMATA Identifies Metrobus Driver Who Shoved Passenger From Bus

On Friday, City Paper reported that Metro officials have identified the Metrobus driver who was filmed shoving a passenger from his bus in a video that surfaced last week. Metro isn’t releasing the driver’s name, and it’s unclear whether criminal charges have been filed against him. What we do now know is the identity of the witness who filmed the incident on the U-5 to Lincoln Heights, and City Paper has her account of what happened: On August 31, 2011 at approximately 2031 hours while riding the U-5 bus en route to Lincoln Heights, a male patron boarded in the … Continue reading WMATA Identifies Metrobus Driver Who Shoved Passenger From Bus

Stepping Inside of a Pocket that Reveals THE Pocket

Nena Brown Writer View all of Nena’s Articles . . ——————————————————————– Posted up on MLK avenue SE, sipping pinot grigio out of a plastic cup, I put my pinky up in celebration of the fancy, bright and artsy atmosphere inside the Gallery of Vivid Solutions. Welcome to the unveiling of (Un)Lock It:  the Percussive People in the Go-Go Pocket by Thomas Sayers Ellis, a collection of Go-Go related photographs, related paraphernalia and posters.   They say a picture is worth a thousand words; how do you begin to translate a phenomenal exhibit of sporadic, tasteful, but candid photographs spanning years of … Continue reading Stepping Inside of a Pocket that Reveals THE Pocket

The Drummer’s Beat: Ju Ju House, The Legend Speaks – [DC Local Music Examiner]

By Andrea Jill Greenleigh DC Local Music Examiner . ——————————————————————– When William “Ju Ju” House was six years old, he picked up his first set of drumsticks to play drums at his father’s church.  Coming from a musical family, his grandfather played guitar for the church band and Ju Ju’s father played drums, saxophone and bass.  Ju Ju, the name for which he is known, watched his father play with the greats including Otis Redding and James Brown and knew that he would follow in his father’s footsteps.  And Ju Ju’s own son would follow in his playing with the … Continue reading The Drummer’s Beat: Ju Ju House, The Legend Speaks – [DC Local Music Examiner]

DC Film Office and SnagFilms Begin Accepting Submissions for “Washington’s Best Film” Competition

Partnership invites District filmmakers to submit films for consideration; Competition will raise profile of films from “the Documentary Capital of the Universe” DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Director, Crystal Palmer, and SnagFilms CEO, Rick Allen, announced today that the inaugural “Washington’s Best Film” Competition is now accepting submissions from District filmmakers. Judges will select one documentary and one narrative film as the grand prize winners of the competition. The top films will be distributed via SnagFilms’ global online streaming network, and will be considered for SnagFilms’ transactional video-on-demand channels. “We have an incredibly talented pool of filmmakers … Continue reading DC Film Office and SnagFilms Begin Accepting Submissions for “Washington’s Best Film” Competition

Time to Build DMV Town Hall Meeting – Sunday March 13

Time to Build DMV Town Hall Meeting Set for Sunday in Response to DMV Music Awards Incident WHAT: EMERGENCY Town Hall Meeting to discuss the future of the DMV music community WHEN: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. WHO: DMV music community Moderated by Comedian Eddie Bryant Artists and residents Time to Build DMV Panel: Rev. Tony Lee of Community of Hope AME Church Tony Lewis Jr., Advocate for Ex-Offenders and Children with Incarcerated Parents Dreams Work, Inc. Brother Victorious, Educator and Youth Speaker Dre Hopson, Co-founder of 368 Music Group Ricky Parker, General Manager of Studio … Continue reading Time to Build DMV Town Hall Meeting – Sunday March 13

Baltimore’s Globe Poster Company Holds Decades of Music and Printing History — And It’s on the Verge of Being Lost

There is no way you could have grown up in the city and not have seen these colorful displays posted up in just around.  They are just as much a staple in the history and culture of Go-Go as the Howard Theater, Northwest Gardens or Metro Club. PRESSED FOR TIME By Lee Gardner – Baltimore City Paper Like the Miehles, Globe Poster is an anachronism. Throughout much of the mid-20th century, bold, colorful Globe posters bombed the walls and lampposts of American cities large and small, advertising circuses, carnivals, auto races, and appearances by touring musicians. By the time Cicero … Continue reading Baltimore’s Globe Poster Company Holds Decades of Music and Printing History — And It’s on the Verge of Being Lost

Be’la Dona Vocalist Wendy Mackall Fights Fires for a Living… Straight up!

The Gazette – Wendy Mackall, a career Montgomery County firefighter and lead singer for Be’la Dona band, in front of one of the fire trucks at the Kensington station where she works. Since becoming a county firefighter she said she’s become some-what famous as the “face of Montgomery County” Fire and Rescue Service. Her picture is plastered on recruiting and advertising material, found mainly on the side of the county’s Ride On buses. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Continue reading Be’la Dona Vocalist Wendy Mackall Fights Fires for a Living… Straight up!

You can help the history and culture of Go-Go to be Added and Taught in the School Curriculum

TEACH THE BEAT (with your help) Overall Goals: To develop 10 standards-based, interactive and field-tested lesson units that can be used in high school social studies, language arts, amth, music, and/or DC History classes. Scope: Process: A project coordinator with curriculum development and teaching experience and a team of teacher consultants (practicing teachers in the disciplines listed above) will develop and field test lessons in the DC Public schools that can be shared online via www.thebeatisgogo.com Lesson qualities: The Understanding by Design Framework and critical pedagogy will guide the development of the lessons.  In other words, the lessons will promote … Continue reading You can help the history and culture of Go-Go to be Added and Taught in the School Curriculum

Wingsworld captures the DMV experience on film [Examiner]

By Sidney Thomas | DC Music Examiner Wings “Wingsworld” Davidson is one of Washington DC’s most prolific videographers. Wings specializes in filming local go-go bands and hip-hop artists, but his video portfolio also contains camera work for the Washington Redskins, the University of Maryland football program, and the 2010 BET Awards. Wings usually keeps a hectic schedule, but he took off a little time to talk with the Examiner about his cinematic adventures. ST: How did you become interested in videography? Wings: I got into videography as a hobby. I used to go to the Goodman League summer basketball games (at that time … Continue reading Wingsworld captures the DMV experience on film [Examiner]

The Barber Shop Debut Of Larry Belafonte

The Peoples drummer from D.C. Stomp Dogg tells his younger brother for the first time that he’s now singing and going by the name Larry Belafonte as he’s preparing for his photo shoot with a fresh shape up.. The single is called “I Know That You Want Me” featuring Killa Cal. Available everywhere online 1-11-11 WATCH CLIP BELOW & THEN ORDER YOUR DOWNLOAD: ORDER YOUR DOWNLOAD NOW: Continue reading The Barber Shop Debut Of Larry Belafonte

Chuck Brown and Raheem DeVaughn Headline Vincent Gray’s Inaugural Gala [Examiner]

By Sidney Thomas | DC Music Examiner DC Mayor Vincent Gray celebrated his inauguration with a little help from R&B superstar Raheem DeVaughn and the “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown. The inaugural gala capped an entire day of events which included a interfaith prayer service, and the official mayoral swearing-in ceremony. The gala was held at the Washington Convention Center, and co-hosted by Big Tigger (WPGC) and Jamie Foster Brown (Sister 2 Sister magazine). The evening kicked off with performances by The Yvonne Johnson Jazz Trio, the Style Band, DJ James Funk, and DJ Rico Anderson. Raheem DeVaughn was up … Continue reading Chuck Brown and Raheem DeVaughn Headline Vincent Gray’s Inaugural Gala [Examiner]

The Historical TMOTTGoGo Community Forum Board is NO MORE!!!

The historical TMOTTGoGo Community Forum Board is NO MORE!!! Gone just like the Washington Coliseum. Gone just like the Maverick Room. Gone just like Triples. Gone just like the Capital Center. Gone just like the Metro Club. Gone just like the Ibex. Gone just like Atlantic Gardens. Gone just like the Club LeBaron. Gone just like Moonlight Inn. Just like Wilmer’s Park. Gone just like the Oak Tree. Gone just like The Black Hole. Gone just like the Celebrity Hall. Gone like the Chapter II and then the Chapter III. Gone just like The Club House. Gone just like Crystal … Continue reading The Historical TMOTTGoGo Community Forum Board is NO MORE!!!