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Go-Go Musicians Are Hoop'N For Peace

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By Jessica Gould

Go-Go bands from across the D.C. area are trading beats for basketball.

Go-Go brings people together. But that's not not always a good thing.

"It tends to be the place where, if people have issues amongst each other, that's where they tend to see people they have an issue with," says Jason Lewis.

Lewis oversees activities at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in Northeast, D.C. And he says -- just like go-go concerts -- school can be a melting pot for people from various neighborhoods.

So every year, he organizes Hoop'N For Peace, a back-to-school basketball tournament featuring Go-Go bands from across the area.

"We need to go back to school this year with the mindset of getting the best possible education, versus going back to school having an incident or beef on your mind," he says.

Lewis says tempers tend to rise along with temperatures during the summer, and the basketball tournament helps prevent conflicts from boiling over once the new school year begins.

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