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Go-Go Going Nowhere

By Noah Hawke and Mac Dressman September 1, 2017

Frenetic drum beats, cheering and chanting pour out onto U Street. The sounds emanate from the insides of theaters, clubs and performance halls, where masses of Washington, D.C. music fans sing and...

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Songs of Struggle and Spirit

By Mac Dressman and Yewande Ilawole March 23, 2017

Nat King Cole. Ella Fitzgerald. Chuck Berry. Aretha Franklin. Kendrick Lamar. When it comes to understanding the power of black artists in the American musical landscape, there is certainly no shortage...

Ayan Mandal

MANDAL: Material Body, Immaterial Soul

By Opinion Editor September 20, 2016

According to a recent Harris poll, around 64 percent of Americans believe the soul survives after death. Of course, they would disagree upon the exact nature of the soul, but most will agree that it possesses...

ALBUM: ’25’

By Sean Davey November 30, 2015

In the world of pop mega-stardom, there exists perhaps no greater challenge than the third studio album. While an artist's first two albums lay the groundwork for a sound that will — hopefully —...

Album Review: ‘Lift Your Spirit’

By Guide Editor March 21, 2014

3/5 stars With “Lift Your Spirit” as its title, Aloe Blacc’s new album could not be clearer about its intentions. The soul and rhythm and blues singer returns with his third studio album,...

Sticky-Sweet Family Film Fails to Catch a Good Wave

By Peter Brigham April 7, 2011

Sean McNamara's latest film, Soul Surfer, a new release about the life of one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), does an awful job of presenting a compelling story. A passionate, talented...

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