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Whole Woman Expo | Saturday, September 14th

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WHOLE WOMAN EXPO

Celebrating Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation Day

September 14, 2019

11am- 6pm

Radisson Inner-Harbor Downtown Baltimore, MD

The Whole Woman Expo is a day for women. A LifestyleBeauty and Wellness day designed to serve you through workshops, resources, and fun!

We have limited complimentary tickets. Secure your seat by clicking >>> I WANT MINE NOW!

RSVP HERE

For More Information: www.wholewomanexpo.com  or email info@hwhn.org 443-927-7805


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2019 Libra Season Gala 🎤 Sat, Oct 19th Featuring #RoJames, #BelaDona, #Vybe, #JNixon, #Shamain, #DJ Biggs

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2019 Libra Season Gala 🎤

Sat, Oct 19th

Featuring #RoJames, #BelaDona, #Vybe, #JNixon, #Shamain, #DJ Biggs

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DMV….. The A-List Of Entertainment has been a consistent & charitable donator to many local organizations and this year we are extending the invitation to Join Us @ The 2019 Libra Season Gala 🎤 Sat, Oct 19th!

Libra Season tips the scales this year as Grammy Nominated R&b Sensation RO JAMES hits the stage @ The Renaissance Hotel Downtown DC accompanied by two of the very best bands in the DMV…

…The All Female Band AKA . “BelaDona” and “Vybe Band.” feat Derek Holmes!

Also performing will be two of the most talented young artist in the country in guitarist J Nixon and Singer, Songwriter, Performer “Shamain.” Please join us, our special invited celebrity guests, and all of libra nation in celebration of Howard University’s own Mr. Antoine Terrell, The lovely Ms. Tena Johnson & Mr. B. Jennings..Music by DJ Biggs. Cash Bar, Complimentary Hot & Cold Hor’s Devours for Vip Tkt purchases 6-8pm, Gourmet Food Stations, Vendors, Red Carpet with 8x10ft event banner for photos and more.

THIS IS A GROWN n SEXY ALL BLACK AFFAIR with a mandatory Black Dress Code .

Call 7033505551 for more details & information or get tickets @ @ http://bit.ly/19-libra-gala-tix

For A List Of Our Charitable Donations Reference The 703 Number Above. Thank You For Your Support.

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

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The Wait’s Finally Over Labor Day Weekend Featuring Rare Essence & Team Familiar

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The Wait’s Finally Over
Labor Day Weekend
Featuring
Rare Essence & Team Familiar

Saturday, August 31st
at Echo Stage 10p-3a

Music by DJ Dirty Rico and DJ Big John

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Rare Essence @ City Winery – Saturday, 9/1/19

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Limited Seating w/ Dance Floor

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Text Essence to 545454 to get RE special event updates

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Rare Essence, Washington’s premier Go-Go band for more than four decades, is a DC institution that has built a devoted fan base that spans multiple generations, drawn to the indigenous funk sired in the mid -70s by the late Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown.

Rare Essence first came together in 1976 when a group of elementary students at St. Thomas Moore Catholic School in Southeast Washington gathered after school and started playing the then new, as yet unnamed, music (Go-Go’s breakthrough chart topper, Brown’s “Bustin’ Loose,” was still three years away). Drummer Quentin “Footz” Davidson along with guitarist/vocalist Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, bassist Michael “Funky Ned” Neal and trombonist John “Big Horn” Jones and, calling themselves the Young Dynamos, jammed on Top 40 hits by that era’s funk and soul masters, earning their initial show stripes on the city’s recreation center circuit.

Changing its name to Rare Essence, the band expanded its lineup and, as teens, started playing on a thriving Metro Go-Go circuit that included Maryland and Virginia. They built a huge following, and a reputation as one of the city’s top Go-Go bands, through spirited battles with the likes of Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, Junk Yard and EU (Experience Unlimited), putting on marathon shows that might run until 5 a.m., stacked sets seamless and unending.

Rare Essence would be one of Brown’s earliest, and have remained his most enduring, progeny, with a consistently combustible live show honed through countless performances in the Washington region. Go-Go thrives live and that’s where reputations, and legacies, are cemented. As the Washington Post noted in a review, “….this band has performed more than 5,000 times. Like so many Rare Essence concerts, it’s easy to believe you’re seeing the best one.” 

Little wonder they were dubbed “The Wickedest Band Alive” by rap pioneer Doug E. Fresh, who has collaborated with Rare Essence, one of many artists to incorporate Go-Go’s percolating percussion, and some of its key players, into their own recordings. 

They have performed with Run DMC, LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Ice Cube, Heavy D and the Boyz, Wu Tang Clan, Redman and Method Man, French Montana, Scarface, TLC, Eric B and Rakim, YoYo, Shabba Ranks, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Wale, Thievery Corporation, Clutch, KRS-1 not to mention Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, The Junk Yard Band, & EU.

The Rare Essence catalog, on their own Rare One Records label, includes over 30 releases. Fans have bought and traded thousands of live P.A. recordings of their shows over the years. Rare Essence continues to feature such fan-favorite radio staples as “Lock It,” “Body Snatchers,” “Back up Against the Wall” and “Overnight Scenario.” Like any long-lived style of music, Go-Go has undergone changes over the decades but Rare Essence maintains and sustains its original sound and spirit. One of their album titles puts it best: “We Go On and On.”

Also lovingly known by fans as RE, “The Inner City Groovers”, or Essence (if you are from DC), you can’t help but know who “The Wickedest Band Alive” is and that you gotta be there to experience the party in person!

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