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DC 9 Murder Prompts Closings and Cancellations

After a murder early Friday morning at DC 9, a popular U Street Corridor nightclub, DC police have closed the venue until further notice, effectively immediately.

Our friends over at Metromix put together a story displaying what previously scheduled events have now been cancelled.

Check out Metromix's DC 9 cancelled events list here.


Derran Eaddy Art Opening at Go Mama Go this Friday, October 15

This event comes to us from Free in DC:

This Friday, October 15th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, there will be an art opening for paintings by artist Derran Eaddy.

The opening will take place at Go Mama Go, located at 1809 14th Street in NW.

Additionally, there will be a sale and a reception where Eady will show his art as well as original music and t-shirts.  The sale is 15% off all merchandise except consigned artwork and will be offered from Friday, October 15th - Sunday, October 17th.


Writer W. Royal Stokes Returns to Washington for Jazz Forum at UDC

This story was sent to us by the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.  If you would like to see your event or story on our Where You Live websites, e-mail us at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com.

The University of the District of Columbia welcomes jazz author, historian, radio personality, and critic W. Royal Stokes back to his home town for a special appearance on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 7-9 PM as part of the Jazz Forum series presented by UDC’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.

The author of four books on jazz, Mr. Stokes is a D.C. native and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School who relocated to West Virginia four years ago after a long and productive career that included more than three decades in the Washington area. He will speak about his life and involvement in jazz as well as about the collection he recently donated to the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, which consists of more than 2,000 books and 3,500 compact discs.

Shaw Main Streets Development Forum Addresses Howard Theatre, CityMarket Among Others

This story was sent to us by the office of Jack Evans, Ward 2 Councilman:

The annual Shaw Main Streets Development Forum was recently held at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, where developers presented updates on their projects, as well as plans for sites not previously presented to the community.  Shaw continues to see movement on several important neighborhood projects such as:

Casting Announced For Sanctified at the Lincoln Theatre

This comes to us from Deb Fiscella: 

Casting has been announced for the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14.

The cast of Sanctified features John McClure, Jr. as Pastor Harold P. Jones and Mary Millben as Sister Pauletta Denise Jones, with Almonica Caldwell (Clara), Jessica Frances Dukes (Thelma), Elllis Foster (Bobby), Ashley Jeudy (Monique), Joshua Nelson (Mister), William T. Newman, Jr. (Sir), Frederick Strother (Deacon), and Kasaun T. Wilson (Jamal).

Free Screening of Obama in Ghana Documentary Coming to Convention Center

This event was submitted to us by filmmaker Tony Regusters:

Next Thursday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the DC Convention Center, participants in this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Week will attend a free screening of Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story – an award-winning documentary that captures in vivid and exquisite detail the full panoply of African elegance surrounding President Obama’s visit to Ghana and the incredible reception he and the First Family received in Ghana.  Just six months after his inauguration the President and First Family made another kind of history with their state visit to Africa in July of 2009, selecting the Republic of Ghana as the Administration’s first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Thank You Note from the Howard Theatre Restoration, Inc.

This note came in from Sandra Butler-Truesdale of the Emma Mae Gallery at the Reeves Center of the History of Rhythm & Blues:


The Howard Theatre Restoration, Inc. Board of Directors and  the Howard Theatre Restoration Community Committee would like to thank everyone who made the celebration and the ground breaking a success. Thanks to Rodney Ellis, Interim Chair, for his leadership and Chip Ellis for his vision and Jim Graham for believing and making sure that the council supported the project.  The Community Committee Members, The Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and the Partners who have worked very hard through the years to assure that the history of the Howard Theatre will not be lost..