10 Ways in Which Your Wackness Is Keeping You Single

I saw the title of the Very Smart Brothas piece “Maybe You’re Single Because You’re Wack” and thought, “Finally! People will read this, change their ways, and finally find love instead of griping about being...

Story Behind Baltimore’s #MyAmerica Mural on Penn & Gold

BALTIMORE, MD — Find on Pennsylvania Avenue and Gold Street the newly completed “#MyAmerica” mural, on the Hardware Plus building, designed and finished as part of a workshop at the Imagining America conference in Baltimore...

99 & Kato – The Radio Experience (Episode 32)

99 & Kato – The Radio Experience LISTEN TO ARCHIVED SHOWS: http://99andkatoradio.com/listen-up/ Episode 32 – September 11, 2015 In this episode, 99 & Kato discuss: • Interview with producer A.D.S.T. about “Chop Shop Vol. 1”...

D.C., I Know What You Did Summer Before Last

On Friday, August 16, 2013, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities held an opening reception for “Go-Go Swing: Washington, D.C.’s Unstoppable Beat,” an art exhibit at the I (eye) Street Gallery in Southeast....

99 & Kato – The Radio Experience (Episode 28)

99 & Kato – The Radio Experience LISTEN TO ARCHIVED SHOWS: http://99andkatoradio.com/listen-up/ Episode 28 – July 17, 2015 In this episode, 99 & Kato discuss: • Our favorite Emmy nominees • Kato addresses questions and...

99 & Kato – The Radio Experience (Episode 27)

99 & Kato – The Radio Experience – LISTEN TO ARCHIVED SHOWS: http://99andkatoradio.com/listen-up/ Episode 27 – July 10, 2015 In this episode, 99 & Kato discuss: • What are your musical guilty pleasures? • Gettin’...

Gimme 5 Funky Father’s Day Gifts

Get creative for Pops this Father’s Day with books, car pampering, food, music, and fun. 1) The Go-Go Book   Engaging, relevant, and informative, with crankin’ pockets full of fun!  Take Me Out to the...

What A Riot Can Accomplish

BALTIMORE, MD, April 29, 2015 — Is there anyone out there still wondering, “What does rioting accomplish?” The UpRising in Baltimore has sparked a series of open forums, panel discussions, and strategic workgroups at my...

The Go-Go Book

Kato Hammond’s journey is the pure story of Go-Go culture, untarnished by media sensationalizing or outsiders’ calculations. Here, we see the truth of how a young Black community’s self-motivation and peer mentoring, as well as...

Why does music (or any other art) have to be serious?

DC Area musician Liza Figueroa Kravinsky (Go-Go Symphony composer, Artistic Director) asked this question on Facebook, but she didn’t seem satisfied with the answers she was getting.  Why does music (or any other art) have...