Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why Not Get a TASTE of DJ Paulo Before Cherry's Sunday Night Closing Event At Cobalt

While tonight (Saturday, 18 April 2009) marks the Cherry Fund's debut at Town, as well as the DC debut of Montreal DJ sensation Stephan Grondin ... the weekend culminates at Cobalt tomorrow night (Sunday, 19 April 2009) with DJ Paulo, one of the circuit's very best.

Get a TASTE OF DJ PAULO before tomorrow nights culmination by clicking the image above to download Paulo's newest promo compilation THE LORD OF THE DRUMS - Pt 1 (Club) Mix.

Visit Cherry Fund Events for details.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

23rd Annual WDC International Film Fest (16 - 26 April 2009)

Click image for info regarding the 23rd Annual International DC Filmfest which takes place 16 - 26 April 2009.

Beth Hughes of DC Real Estate Newsletter - Thursday, 16 April 2009

Click image to read the Thursday, 16 April 2009 DC Real Estate Newsletter from Realtor Beth Hughes.

My Cherry 'Morning Music' Mix and Never Before Seen April 2000 MMOW Photos

In celebration of this weekend's Cherry Fund TASTE 4 LIFE in WDC click the image to the left to listen to my April 2009 CHERRY MORNING cloudcast. Featuring an eclectic mix of R&B, Electronica, Progressive, House and Disco music the 'morning mix' may would be heard early Sunday morning at 'the clubs' ...

Before heading out to the clubs this weekend, you may also enjoy other mixes from my podcast. In particular and for the purpose of Cherry Weekend ... RISE ABOVE (19 March 2009) or WHAT IS LOVE (7 March 2009) or I Feel Love (12 February 2009).

Also, in celebration of Cherry Weekend, I've just processed three rolls of Never Before Seen images from the April 2000 Millennium March on Washington for Equality.

Though still under construction, the rolls are identified as follows:

Here is my April 2000 MMOW Photos Never Before Seen / April 2008 Cherry Weekend photo montage featuring DJ Bryan Hughes' "In Search of the Sun" August 2007 morning / trance mix as background music.

Cherry Fund's TASTE 4 LIFE begins TONIGHT (Thursday, 16 April 2009)

Click image to read Cherry Fund's Newsletter dated Thursday, 16 April 2009 for information regarding this weekend's TASTE 4 LIFE events. Or to learn of future Cherry Fund events.

Metro Weekly Sneak Peek - Thursday, 16 April 2009

Click cover to read the 16 April 2009 Metro Weekly Sneak Peek.

In Dedication to DeAnthony Henson, SWNA Unveils Historic Fire & Police Call Box Art During SWDC's Cherry Blossom Fireworks Prelude

Long before I began documenting the Historic Fire and Police Call Boxes in the SWDC Neighborhood I had already recorded call boxes in the Downtown Circle, Penn Quarter and Adams Morgan areas of NW WDC.

Police and fire call boxes were installed throughout the capital starting in the 1860s. Although they became obsolete with the introduction of the 911 emergency call system in the 1970s, they remained on the streets until the mid-80s.

Art on Call is a city-wide effort led by Cultural Tourism DC to restore Washington DC's abandoned police and fire call boxes as neighborhood artistic icons.

Armed with information provided to me by the SW Call Box Committee, in October 2007 I embarked on an historiographic project that would attempt to photograph all boxes listed on the SWDC Call Box Inventory.

When I heard news last week that the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) would launch its 11 April 2009 National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Prelude activities with an Unveiling Ceremony of Historic Call Box Art at the Disabled American Building ... in dedication to DeAnthony Maurice Henson who was shot and killed three weeks after my 18 October 2007 documentation ... I made sure to document the Unveiling Ceremony.

Click the above image to view the 11 April 2009 SWNA Historic Call Box Art Unveiling video. Which may also be found in the Unveiling of SWDC Historic Call Box Art - DAV - Maine Avenue & 6th Street, SW, WDC - 11 April 2009 album.

And here are the photos of the Unveiling Ceremony which preceeded the Unveiling.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup Announced As Winners of NMAAHC Design Competition

The Smithsonian announced yesterday that Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup is the architectural team chosen to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture to be located on the National Mall near the Washington Monument. The selection was made by a jury chaired by Museum Director Lonnie G. Bunch III.

Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup was among six firms that entered a design competition in January. They will now be asked to respond to an official Request for Proposal to design the new building, scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015.

Click image to read the NMAAHC Special Announcement dated Tueday, 14 April 2009.

In a poll launched at the Smithsonian Channel Blog a few days before the 14 April 2009 selection readers overwhelmingly chose the Moody Nolan desgin as their favorite. For more information regarding the poll contact Filippa Fenton of the Smithsonian Networks by email at

Here is my blog posting regarding my 6 April 2009 visit to the NMAAHC Design Competion Exhibit.