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Photos by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD Next to the train tracks in Brookland is a rustic stone industrial building that stands out from its surroundings. On the surface, The Dew Drop Inn is a no-frills bar where...

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Martial arts and hip hop share an interesting history together, although their similarities are not obviously discernible. Helping to bridge these two worlds together is SHAOLIN JAZZ. SHAOLIN JAZZ’s creation was sparked by a ‘light blub moment,’ according to co-founder and local creative Gerald...

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked a few of our favorite D.C. musicians to share the best piece of life advice they’ve received from their moms.   Airøspace My mother taught me to question...

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The sheer diversity of D.C.’s music scene is reflected in the number of homegrown festivals that exist in the city. There’s practically a festival for every type of musical genre, but there was one particular...

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Pictured above: Columbia Diminuendo string quartet, photo courtesy of Ryan and Hays Holladay What would life be like if our basic human rights and freedoms were suddenly stripped away? For D.C. natives and brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay,...

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At its best, Facebook can be a great resource to reconnect with old friends and classmates. On rare occasions, those connections can lead into something more. This is what happened to Jon Fetahaj when he reached out his...

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Concert posters still have a considerable amount of influence when it comes to promoting an event. Creating a design that manages to be both informative and memorable is an artform that few artists can master;...

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Photos by Mark Hoelscher for DCMD  It’s been about a year since I last spoke with Miles Ryan, founder and owner of 7DrumCity who transformed an old rowhouse on U Street into one of D.C.’s best...

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What do the Foo Fighters, Frank Turner, Against Me!, Jason Mraz, The Decemberists and the Gaslight Anthem all have in common? When they need an out-of-this-world concert poster design, they turn to local artist Jeffrey Everett....

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Instead of feeling defeated after the presidential election, D.C. musician Asher Meerovich and his friends decided to take action. Utilizing their resources and deep knowledge of the D.C. music scene they formed Art Takes Action, a...

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