UMBC’s Meyerhoff Scholars Make Statement at March for Science

Over 100 Meyerhoff Scholars Program  undergraduates, alumni, friends and family made their voices heard at the rainy March for Science in Washington, D.C. Students and alumni of the program founded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) program — which supports undergraduates interested in pursuing doctoral degrees in STEM fields — galvanized their network. “The sciences should be open to people from all backgrounds,” says Erwin Cabrera, president of the Meyerhoff Alumni Advisory Board. “A diverse population of students, researchers, educators and professionals in STEM will only strengthen positive contributions and allow the community at large the flourish.”

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RECAP: Classical Trax Guestlist 1-Year Anniversary

Classical Trax, the community of DJs, producers, music writers and ambassadors of electronic music based all over the world, celebrated one year of Guestlist, its monthly residency at 9:30 Club’s subterranean Backbar. Local favorite Jessicunt as well as LSDXOXO main-evented the night, with a slew of house, club, and rap bangers. Check the gallery above and make sure to watch “Garnish” Episode 6, featuring The Borrowers (The Clown Prince and The Lothario), Panch and founder Matt Lutz.

The party continues this Friday, with resident DJs The Borrowers, Panch and guest quest?onmarc. RSVP on Facebook here!

Recap: Dreamcast + Friends – “Liquid Deep” PPU Vinyl Release

D.C.’s Dreamcast celebrated his first vinyl release at The Black Cat, a show which felt more like a family reunion than the average concert. Backed by Champion Sound Band, he performed a number of songs from his catalogue, which includes latest mixtape, and longest project to date, D R E A M C A S T Vol. 03.

Dreamcast invited a number of friends and collaborators to share the stage with him including Nappy Nappa, Afro Velvet, Alison Carney, Sir E.U. After his set, he shared daps and hugs with almost the entire room, before heading to the merch area in the back to sign copies of  “Liquid Deep.” The SASAC-produced single out on People’s Potential Unlimited, is a syrupy throwback to the future, perfect for late nights or long drives. 

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Tropixxx 6 Year Anniversary: A Look Back at D.C.’s Bass Music Haven

This weekend,  Tropixxx – a collective of DJs and party founded by Mathias and The Clown Prince – will celebrate its sixth year of being at the forefront of tropical bass in the District. On Sunday, the crew, which has since included The Lothario and most recently Jackson Kachor, will be back at Velvet Lounge with special guest Trillnatured.

I asked The Clown Prince, aka Marvin Lopez, to reach out to the guest DJs of the past Tropixxx to reflect on the parties. I asked them what they felt was the most memorable part of the night, the song that got the crowd most hype, and to describe Tropixxx as a food. RSVP for the Tropixxx 6 Year Anniversary on Facebook and follow their Soundcloud for speaker-blasting goodness.

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“Sacred Cows” & “Chocolate Cities” Show Video and Photo Recap

The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center celebrated the opening of their new exhibits “Sacred Cows” by Imar Hutchins and the group show “Chocolate Cities,” (presented by Chocolate Redux) which were both curated by Martina Dodd, editor of DIRT.

Filmmakers, visual artists, politicians, philanthropists, musicians, businesspeople, and more filled the floor of the Museum, united by a shared passion for the local arts community. DJ Underdog kept the vibes high with music throughout the night, while allies of the Museum, such as Chris Van Hollen affirmed his support for the historic institution. Watch the recap and visit the photo gallery below. 

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Interview: Bond St. District (Baltimore, MD)

Bond St. District, the duo of Baltimore MC DDm and producer Paul Huston, brought their grand stage show to the District with a performance at DC9, a U Street corridor staple. The show was a rarity for the city: a line-up of Baltimore artists which included opening sets from the Baltimore Club-tinged electropop duo Chiffon as well as rising star Kotic Coutore backed by Destrukshawn. The top floor of DC9 was as much a stage, as it was a pulpit and theatre. The band made people dance from songs off their first EP “Everybody’s So Sleepy” and new album A Church on Vulcan, laugh at references to the authenticity of the Roseanne sitcom and reflect on moving forward in Trump’s America.

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Marching Forward – Jessica Jacobo

“Marching Forward” is a new series of guest blogs about the demonstrations, protests, and women’s marches that happened during Inauguration Weekend.

I asked women, and women-identifying people, of color if they felt about the march, whether they felt that the march – which initially lacked representation by women of color in leadership roles – met their expectations, and ways that they think people can use the momentum of the weekend to make changes in their community. If you would like to contribute your experiences, please use this form. #WOCMarchingForward

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Marching Forward – Rosalyn Lam

“Marching Forward” is a new series of guest blogs about the demonstrations, protests, and women’s marches that happened during Inauguration Weekend.

I asked women, and women-identifying people, of color if they felt about the march, whether they felt that the march – which initially lacked representation by women of color in leadership roles – met their expectations, and ways that they think people can use the momentum of the weekend to make changes in their community. If you would like to contribute your experiences, please use this form. #WOCMarchingForward

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Marching Forward – Nataly Escobedo Garcia

“Marching Forward” is a new series of guest blogs about the demonstrations, protests, and women’s marches that happened during Inauguration Weekend.

I asked women, and women-identifying people, of color if they felt about the march, whether they felt that the march – which initially lacked representation by women of color in leadership roles – met their expectations, and ways that they think people can use the momentum of the weekend to make changes in their community. If you would like to contribute your experiences, please use this form. #WOCMarchingForward

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