Friday, July 27, 2007

dc space reunion/benefit for Tom Terrell

DC Space, 2005
Originally uploaded by IntangibleArts
There is a home town party this weekend at the new 9:30 Club in the form of a dc space reunion party/ benefit for Tom Terrell beloved deejay and a friendly familiar voice to many a dc night owl. The 9:30 Club and dc space were located in what once was a forlorn F Street shopping district during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. The Hecht's Departent Store is now a Macy's, and Woodies is going to be an outlet for Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. The 9:30 Club has since moved to V Street, near Howard University, and now that area, too is coming back.

dc space, once on the corner of 7th and E, closed in 1991, but it's spirit is still alive. ( Yes, it's a Starbucks, but at least they didn't tear it down.) Workers found an old office upstairs that once belonged to Clara Barton and maybe that helped save the place. There were shows there where I was nervous about the dancing crowd on the second floor which was not built for mayhem.

Over fifty artists, including the founders of both 9:30 and space, are gathering to celebrate 9:30/30 anniversary, and in the spirit of the ole place, many are donating their talents this Sunday, July 29th. Doors open at 4. Twenty dollar donation. Performances including music, poetry and film going on until 1 a.m.

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