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Dynamic Beats of DC: The District’s Go-Go & Punk Movements (Webinar)
November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In this webinar on November 15th at 12:00 PM, historian Fontana Micucci will tell the story of how famous musicians and bands found their home in DC. She’ll uncover the fascinating stories of two pivotal musical movements that swept the city: Go-Go and Punk Rock. These genres, each with their own distinctive character, encapsulated the essence of living in the nation’s capital during the late 20th century. This webinar isn’t just about music; it’s about the places, the people, and the stories that shaped these iconic genres. While many of the original venues may no longer exist, they live on in the hearts of those who cherished them. Can’t make it? Check out Fontana Micucci’s digital tour on DC Historic Sites here.
This program is free and open to the public. Please register online to receive the Zoom link on the morning of the event, sign up here!
Fontana Micucci is a recent graduate from American University’s Public History master’s program with a research focus in material culture and cultural history of the mid-20th century. She also holds a B.A. in History and English from Washington & Jefferson College. She has previously worked at a variety of historical nonprofits and organizations including George Washington’s Mount Vernon, WETA, and most recently as the DC Preservation League’s Public History Fellow. She has specialized in digital media and online engagement through her work, aiming to engage public audiences with unique and truthful historical narratives. Her work has ranged from local DC history to international U.S. history, all with an emphasis in using place, objects, and cultural memory that connect communities to one another.