DMV Awards called off due to violence; Phil Collins retires; Paul Simon comes to D.C. in May
- A night that was supposed to be a celebration of the local hip-hop community descended into chaos and will likely prove to be a setback for the scene. The fifth annual DMV Awards at the Crystal City Hyatt were interrupted and eventually canceled due to multiple fights during an intermission. More than a dozen cop cars descended on the scene, and a handful of people were hospitalized. Not all awards were presented, but winners included Tabi Bonney (Best D.C. Male Rap), RA the MC (Best Female D.C. Rap), Gods'Illa (Album of the Year), Phil Ade (Mixtape of the Year) and Fat Trel (Breakout Artist of the Year).
- Someone needs to give Phil Collins a hug. The ex-Genesis drummer and '80s pop icon is quitting music due to health problems and also apologizes for all of his success.
- Pop royalty Paul Simon will come to D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall on his upcoming tour in support of new album, "So Beautiful or So What." He will also play plenty of his classics, including “several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years." Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m.
- The Post's Justin Moyer rounds up the damage control statements from some of pop music's biggest names -- including Beyonce, Usher and Mariah Carey -- who played concerts linked to the Gaddafi family.
Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Monday morning:
The Strokes, "Under Cover of Darkness" (From "Saturday Night Live")
| March 7, 2011; 10:03 AM ET
Categories: Morning click | Tags: DMV Awards, Paul Simon, Phil Collins
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