I was researching the arts and came across this and wanted to share. I am a Native NYer but have lived in DC for more than 30 years. As young woman coming out of Hampton University in the 1980's I was drawn to DC. When I landed here there were a lot of live music venues that I went to. Takoma Station, One Step Down, Bohemian Caverns, and all of 18th street. The arts and DC have a long history.