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News Archive - August 7, 2010

D.C. Honors Godfather Of Go-Go

By Rebecca Sheir

A late pioneer of go-go music, D.C.’s homegrown style of funk is being honored in Northwest D.C. The city is naming 11th Street Northwest between U and T, "Little Benny Way."

Benny Anthony Harley, otherwise known as "Little Benny," was considered the godfather of go-g...

"Unprotected" Gives Teens A Voice

By Jessica Gould

Nineteen year-old Roslynn Johnson says she’s pretty shy. So she didn’t expect to spend her summer singing about sex. But that’s exactly what she did.

This summer, 65 students from the D.C. area came together to write and perform "Unprotected," a musical about teen pre...

Mosquitoes, Coming To A Residence Near You

By Sylvia Carignan

The aftermath of a strong thunderstorm usually means power outages, fallen trees and extensive cleanup. But there’s another less visible consequence that may be breeding in your back yard.

The water that collects in birdbaths, gutters, and potted plant trays is perf...

D.C. Students Receive Diplomas In Special Ceremony

By Garrett Browne

Hundreds of local high school seniors received their diplomas yesterday thanks to the District's summer school program.

The cheers were electric and smiles were rampant, as 346 students from 25 public high schools in the District of Columbia received their diplomas....

D.C. Pop Up Art Gallery Makes Use Of Unused Retail Space

By Cathy Carter

Managers of the Washington Convention Center have found a creative way to deal with the issue of vacant retail space by jumping into a national arts trend.

Pop up art galleries take advantage of the recessionary real estate market by turning empty store fronts into art...