One of the Various: On Thomas Sayers Ellis [The Nation]

thenation.com Most poets are still just finding out about their stories in their second books, but Ellis is not most poets. The Maverick Room came in at 121 pages, twice the length of the average collection of poems; so Skin, Inc., which is 181 pages long, might be considered Ellis’s third through fifth books. Raised “in a so-called single parent household in Washington, D.C.,” and educated at Harvard and Brown, Ellis came to national attention as a literary community organizer. With fellow poet and Harvard grad Sharan Strange, he founded the Dark Room Reading Series out of their rented house … Continue reading One of the Various: On Thomas Sayers Ellis [The Nation]

Check out the Youth of the 2010 Media Arts Camp’s edition of ART(202) Journal

Youth from the Mayors’ Summer Youth Employment Program contributed to this edition of the ART(202) Journal. In this issue, the focus is on the faces of the 2010 Media Arts Camp, as well as Project: Anacostia – a look at the neighborhood and business of ward 8. CLICK BELOW TO CHECK IT OUT: Open publication – Free publishing – More washington dc Continue reading Check out the Youth of the 2010 Media Arts Camp’s edition of ART(202) Journal

The TMOTT Check-In – Session #2: Nena Takes on TCB

The TMOTT Check-In http://www.tmottgogo.com Session #2 Nena checking in with Ben Adda (manager) and Sweets (performer) of TCB (aka The Bounce Beat Kings). In the session, Ben and Sweets talk about the 2010 Go-Go Awards, The Bouncebeat Movement, The Status of Polo’s current condition, and the Future of TCB. CHECK OUT CLIP BELOW: Continue reading The TMOTT Check-In – Session #2: Nena Takes on TCB

RARE ESSENCE LIVE AT THE CAPITOL CENTER – 1986 [FULL SHOW]

Watch this rare video footage as Tricky Rick brings on the Inner City Groovers Rare Essence who performs hits such as “Hold Your Head Back” –  – “One On One” – “I Must Be Dreamin” – “Do The Mickey” and “Shake It But Don’t Break It”. **The video footage is not of best quality, but the crank still exists nevertheless. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading RARE ESSENCE LIVE AT THE CAPITOL CENTER – 1986 [FULL SHOW]

DC Music Fest Call to all local musicians to submit for performance consideration

The DC Music Fest is celebrating the wealth and diversity of music talent in the Nations Capital. The all new DC Music Fest showcases the next generation of DC area music talent, as well as established acts, across all music genres in one day. The inaugural event will take place next May, 7th, 2011. Uniting a stellar array of bands, DJs and singer-songwriters across multiple genres, DC Music Fest connects the best of Washington, DCs music scene into one cohesive event. Headline acts include Billboard World Song Contest Winners Honor By August and experimental hip-hop band Restoring Poetry in Music … Continue reading DC Music Fest Call to all local musicians to submit for performance consideration

MARION BARRY is MAYOR FOR LIFE – Season 1 | Ep. 1 | Parts 1, 2 & 3

May 3rd Films: “Mayor For Life” is a dynamic new series that will grant audiences with an in-depth look into the life of former Washington D.C. Mayor, and current D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry – Struggling to rebuild his once political powerhouse image, Barry attempts to maintain a relationship with his only son Christopher while under constant investigation by the Federal and Local Government for his past indiscretions. Despite his mistakes in the past, his first priority still remains in the best interest of the people of the once known “Chocolate City”. WATCH EPISODE ONE BELOW: PART 1: PART 2: PART … Continue reading MARION BARRY is MAYOR FOR LIFE – Season 1 | Ep. 1 | Parts 1, 2 & 3