Metro Weekly

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  • Dance Inspiration

    She wasn't diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia until 2001, but just four years prior Kristine W actually wrote a hit song that captured her battle...

  • Greek Chronicle

    Yiannis Elia was a budding D.C. remixer four years ago when he got a call from Junior Vasquez. '''Listen to them, they're screaming, the whole...

  • Plush Life

    Who would have thought that 1999 would ever seem so far away? But time passes, history is made, and this Saturday night Velvet Nation turns...

  • Music Master

    Photography by Todd Franson When Jean-Philippe Aviance lined up his first DJ gig at Lizard Lounge, a friend remarked, ''Oh, I can't go there. It's...

  • Primal Urges

    DJ Victor Calderone's most recent visit to Washington, this past July at Velvet Nation, turned out to be a ''weird'' night for him. ''I was...

  • Ribbit Revolution

    During the extremely short-lived Time of Napster, Jesse Houk was one music lover among millions downloading whatever songs struck his fancy, with nary a glance...

  • Electro Magnetism

    Cassidy Karakorn and Coby George have made it their mission to revive Tracks. Like many devotees of the former nightclub, Karakorn and George, along with...

  • Electro's Generator

    Danny Hunt offers an uncharacteristically simple explanation for electro's elevation as our era's most creative dance style. Electro -- or electroclash if you prefer --...

  • Feeling Feint

    Photography by Michael Wichita If P Street is where the roots were planted, the family tree has since branched out to Connecticut Avenue, 17th and...

  • Higher Things

    Kim English's neighbors were chatting the other day when the conversation turned to Ce Ce Peniston's ten-year-old anthem ''Finally.'' ''Didn't Kim sing that?'' one asked....

  • Getting ''Naked'' with Amber

    The thanks to ''all my fantastic fans! You're my inspiration!'' dispatched by almost every pop star in their album booklets is usually meaningless blather and...

  • Dishing It Out

    If ever there were a poster boy for globalization's best-case scenario, Ali Shirazinia would certainly be it. He left the town of his birth --...

  • Life of the Party

    In a town where more bigwigs sit on congressional committees than big wigs sit on heads, where party lines can be longer on the Hill...

  • Double the Pleasure

    Back in the ‘80s, Howard Hicks was already out to his younger sister when he brought her along to his bartending gig at the popular...

  • Creating a Buzz

    The acceptability of dance as a valid genre of music has been an ebbing and flowing tide since the form's creation. As founder of Buzz...