Rock'n'Roll'n'Revitalization | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

Rock'n'Roll'n'Revitalization

Play associated audio
Hercules & Love Affair perform at the Rock n Roll Hotel.
Josh Sisk/joshsisk.com
Hercules & Love Affair perform at the Rock n Roll Hotel.

Can live music turn around a neighborhood? The Rock 'n' Roll Hotel, which turns five this fall, has helped spur development in the once-struggling H Street corridor. Through a steady stream of shows, the club has brought thousands of live music fans to the neighborhood and encouraged restaurant owners to invest there. Sam Sessa heads to H Street to learn more about the role of rock music in revitalization.

[Music: "Ithaca" by Deleted Scenes from Birdseed Shirt]

NPR

In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.
NPR

What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.
NPR

What To Expect In The 2016 Presidential Announcement Season

With Jeb Bush signaling he's likely to run for president in 2016, it's another sign that the presidential announcement season is underway. Here's a look at who has jumped in the race early and what to expect in the coming months.
NPR

Online Sellers Pop Up In Real Life, For A Limited Time Only

One-click shopping is changing the ways people shop and retailers sell their wares. But some online retailers are opening physical stores — some of which last as short as a day.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.