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cool disco dan

Cool “Disco” Dan Memorial Celebration
August 19, 2017
11 am – 2 pm
Service at 11:30 am SHARP
9:30 Club * 815 V St NW • Washington, DC 20001
Non-Tickets * Free Event

From Words, Beats & Life:
As you may know, we are gathering to celebrate the life of one of my close friends, Cool “Disco” Dan on Saturday at 9:30 Club. I would be very grateful if you could share this within your business and social networks. I hope to see you there yourself.

On Saturday August 19th, the 9:30 Club will open its doors for a public memorial service for DC’s own folk hero, Cool “Disco” Dan at 11:00 am. The service starts at 11:30 am sharp and runs for an hour. This is not a ticketed event, admission is free and space will be on a first come first serve basis. The 9:30 Club has generously donated its venue so the community can pay their respects and give their goodbyes to Dan. Even if the venue reaches capacity everyone will be accommodated who wants a moment to visit Dan’s ashes.

The service will be led by Go-Go legend Big Brother CJ with special guest speakers and music including DJ Flexx, Rare Essence featuring Jas Funk, Big Tony of Trouble Funk and surprises that will make Dan smile down on everyone.

Please come out and help give Dan a proper DC sendoff.
Mazi and The Words, Beats & Life Family

TECH AND MUSIC Icon business  music and tech

About This Event

TECH AND…  is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from a specific industry and explore new intersections between their field and technology.


In August we are exploring the intersection of music and technology. You’ll hear thought leaders and musicians in the DC scene share how the distribution of songs and albums has been shaped by the internet’s free market, how the relationship between record labels and artists has adjusted to the times, and what the future of music looks like in a digital world.

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: General Assembly DC, 1776 | 1133 15th St. NW, 8th Floor WDC 20005
Cost: FREE, but REGISTRATION is required

Why It Matters:
The omnipresence of technology has rapidly transformed lives over the last decade (remember, the iPhone was only released in 2007). Now, it’s rare to go about a regular day without interacting with tech — whether it’s an alarm app that wakes you up, your Nest Thermostat-regulated apartment, or the software you use at work. Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.


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Director of Public Affairs, Pandora

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Chief Financial Officer, Revolt TV

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Media Content Manager, 930 Club & I.M.P.

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Director, Sofar Sounds

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The Recording Academy will present a
Live Tribute Concert Honoring 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients

Featuring performances by Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman,
Dwight Yoakam, and others on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at The Beacon Theatre in
New York City.

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends® will celebrate the outstanding contributions made by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, Trustees Award honorees, and recipients of the Technical GRAMMY® Award and Music Educator Award™ with never-seen performances by those they’ve inspired.

The tribute concert will air on PBS later this year, as part of their “Great Performances” series.

Tickets for non-Academy members go on sale on
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11 am EST  via Ticketmaster.

Please note that all Recording Academy members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public. Please be sure to use the Promo Code & link provided by the Academy to participate in the Pre-Sale.


After closing out a busy 2009 with the MTV European Music Awards in Berlin and his college campuses run in November – Jigga kicks off the 2nd leg of his Blueprint 3 tour starting February 22nd in Houston, Texas.

The first leg of the Blueprint 3 tour included shows in Uniondale, NY;  East Rutherford, NJ;  Atlantic City, NJ; &  Detroit, MI.

Jay-Z will be joined by Grammy-nominated rapper Young Jeezy on selected dates of the  2010’s The Blueprint 3 tour.

And in other Jay-Z news, the rapper, along with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, joined the producing team for soon-to-open Fela!—a Broadway musical based on the life and music of revolutionary African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

Lastly, speaking of “Empire State of Mind,” MTV reports that Jay-Z will contribute a new verse for “Part 2″ of his and Alicia Keys’ BP3 smash, with the new version featuring own Keys’ upcoming album The Element of Freedom, out in December.

Tickets for the second leg are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Blueprint 3 dates:

Nov. 7 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Nov. 8 Los Angeles, CA Pauley Pavilion
Nov. 10 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 12 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
Feb. 20 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Feb. 22 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Feb. 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Feb. 25 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Feb. 27 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Feb. 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Mar. 2 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Mar. 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Mar. 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 6 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Mar. 7 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
Mar. 11 Boston, MA TD Garden
Mar. 12 Long Island, NY Nassau Colesium
Mar. 14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Mar. 16 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Mar. 18 Chicago, IL United Center
Mar. 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Mar. 20 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Mar. 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mar. 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Mar. 26 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

**Dates/schedule are subject to change, be sure to check Ticketmaster or Live Nation.