On a warm afternoon in June, crowds in Northwest D.C. celebrated Juneteenth by filling the air with the sounds of drums, toms, and voices, singing throughout the streets. I’m speed walking to catch my train home in order to spend the last few hours of Father’s day with my dad , himself a drummer, who just lost his oldest child and only son, my brother, unexpectedly that Monday. I zoom past the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where I’d spent part of my morning with Pharrell , recapping his second Something In The Water festival, which took place the same weekend. Despite being pressed for time, a sound distinct to the area brings me to a sudden halt: A crowd is dancing to live go-go. Here, t he rich history and culture that museums and music festivals hoped to cultivate played out in real-time. I wonder, briefly, if should just catch a different train and get home a little later. I choose my dad, but the sound is so enticing that w hen I … [Read more...] about How a Celebration of Go-Go Music Became a Scapegoat For Violence in D.C.
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Arnold Skolnick , the designer of one of the most iconic images of the 20th century with his poster for the Woodstock festival, died June 15 in Amherst, Massachusetts at 85. .The cause of death was respiratory failure, according to his son Alexander Skolnick. Skolnick was not a huge fan of rock music when he designed the poster on a deadline of several days. Skolnick was 32 at the time, and created the “peace, love and music” message with an image of a guitar neck with a white bird perched atop. Below it was the slogan “3 Days of Peace & Music.” “I brought it by to (the festival producers) on Monday afternoon,” said Skolnick, who received the assignment on the Thursday prior.. “It was just another job, but it became famous.” Originally, Skolnick toyed with the idea of a flute in the image, but then switched to a guitar. As for the bird, Skolnick says many people thought it was a dove. But its inspiration was the catbirds he was sketching on Shelter Island, New … [Read more...] about Arnold Skolnick Dies: Designer For The Iconic ‘Woodstock’ Poster Was 85
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