Jellybean Benitez at the U Street Music Hall

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 12, 2010 9:29 AM |

The original Madonna producer, responsible for "Holiday" -- and also notable for early dance-pop numbers from Whitney Houston -- Benitez was one of the first inductees into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. He spins for the weekly house party Red Fridays at U Street Music Hall, reviving some of the magic from his pioneering days several decades ago as an influential DJ at legendary New York clubs, including Studio 54. DJs Juan Zapata and Joe L. open. Friday, Aug. 13, starting at 10 p.m. U Street Music Hall, 1115A U St. NW. Tickets are $10. Call 202-588-1880 or visit

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