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The History of Go-Go: A 6-Step Guide to the Essentials

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With DC’s homegrown music style in the news, here’s a quick primer for the uninitiated.

or decades, go-go music has been the District’s most powerful homegrown cultural creation. But lately, its unique pulse has served as a flashpoint as much as a soundtrack. After a neighbor in a luxury building complained about go-go recordings playing outside a Shaw cell-phone store, the #DontMuteDC movement was born—an effort to save not only the beat of black Washington but also the people and places at the heart of it. As the DC Council considers a bill to make go-go the city’s official music, here’s a brief, non-comprehensive look at some of the music and moments that have shaped the genre over its nearly 50-year history.

1. Essential Recordings

The live experience is the heart of go-go, but there are plenty of great recordings, too. We asked a couple of experts for their picks. Nico “the GoGo-Ologist” Hobson, who runs Go-Go Radio Live, shared his favorite PA tapes, which are the live recordings that have long chronicled the scene. Kevin “Kato” Hammond, who founded Take Me Out to the Go-Go magazine and has played guitar in several go-go bands, lists his picks for studio tracks.

Nico the GoGo-Ologist’s PA Picks (in chronological order)

Read full story at the Washingtonian https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/10/30/history-go-go-6-step-guide-the-essentials/

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Stars and Stripes game featuring NFL legend Randy Moss and NBA legend Jason William teaming up again and more! – May 30th

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Tickets now on sale for the May 30th Stars and Stripes game.

Tickets can be purchased from TicketMaster or the Charleston Coliseum Box Office.

Prices for tickets are $50 and $25 for reserved seating.

General Admission is available for $15.

If you have any questions, please email selectcandc@hotmail.com. Any businesses interested in teaming up, we still have a few sponsorship packages remaining.

If you have any interest in signing a kid up for our 2nd Annual Skills Camp featuring Jason Williams, please do so at Selectcandc.com.

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Cost is $60 per kid and is open to boys and girls ages 8-18.

Camp sessions are May 30th for ages 8-12 and May 31st for ages 13-18.

Both sessions will be 8:30am – 12:30pm.

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15-year-old Kobe Bryant dominates slam dunk contest

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KOBE BRYANT EXCELLED IN BUSINESS TURNING $6 MILLION INTO $200 MILLION WITH BODYARMOR

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The late Kobe Bryant, 41, didn’t just excel on the basketball court, he also achieved major successes in business.  An investment from six years ago proved to be a huge windfall for the late NBA star Kobe Bryant. In 2014, Bryant bought a 10% share of sports drink BodyArmor. Coca-Cola just purchased a minority investment in BodyArmor.

Bryant’s initial investment of $6 million turned into $200 million with the soft drink giant’s investment.

Read more at Black Enterprise

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