U Street Movie Series Kicks Things Off With Marley, Petey and Chuck

The U Street Movie Series will kick off next (June 18) Wednesday with the 2012 documentary “Marley”. The once-monthly film series “meant to honor the musical  and culturally diverse roots of the Greater U Street Corridor” takes place at the Harrison Recreation Center (1300 V Street NW).  Films begin at sundown. For July 16, they will be showing the movie that told the story of DC’s own Petey Greene, “Talk To Me” which starred Don Chedle and DC’s own Taraji P. Henson. And for the for August 20, the concert movie “Chuck Brown: Put Your Hands Up!”, which along with … Continue reading U Street Movie Series Kicks Things Off With Marley, Petey and Chuck

2010 Go-Go Awards Best Radio Support of Local Artists goes to… – [DC Local Music Examiner]

By Andrea Jill Greenleigh DC Local Music Examiner Bands and fans alike will converge on the historic Lincoln Theater in the heart of U Street this Sunday night, November 21.  It seems only fitting that DC’s homegrown music, Go-Go, will be celebrated and honored with the 5th Annual Go-Go Awards and Hall of Fame Induction being held in the same venue that was once home to Washington, DC’s musical legends Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey.  It was Bailey who actually coined the phrase “Black Broadway” when referring to U Street. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Continue reading 2010 Go-Go Awards Best Radio Support of Local Artists goes to… – [DC Local Music Examiner]

Ben’s Chili Bowl Hosts Donnie Simpson’s Farewell Block Party [Street Senators]

STREET SENATORS — After 32 years on DC radio, Donnie Simpson is leaving the airwaves…for now. Hundreds of friends and fans came out to wish him well at his appreciation party at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street in DC. The Street Senators (Lorenzo & Lamont) were on hand for this historic occasion. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: TMOTTMedia Network: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Message Board Continue reading Ben’s Chili Bowl Hosts Donnie Simpson’s Farewell Block Party [Street Senators]

ForeverDC.Com Interviews Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Nizam Ali

ForeverDC.com Interviews Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Nizam Ali

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Ben’s Chili Bowl is a Washington, DC Landmark. Founders Ben Ali and his wife, Virginia Ali, opened this famous hot dog and chili shop on U Street August 22, 1958. It’s overcome numerous challenges and difficulties to stay in business but is now thriving more than ever as a […] Continue reading ForeverDC.Com Interviews Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Nizam Ali

As Long as There is Memory, There Will be Chuck

By Thomas Sayers Ellis I grew up on 7th and O Streets, NW so the sight of people dancing in the rain, on 7th and T Streets, NW, while Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, was having a part of a street named after him was amazing. A part of a street is a Way, a way in, a way out, opportunity. The man who made a way now has a Way, Chuck Brown Way, a green sign, with his name on it, in one of our city’s most historic districts. This is Go-Go’s city. We go on, don’t sleep … Continue reading As Long as There is Memory, There Will be Chuck