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The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

LUMEN8ANACOSTIA - ARCH Development Corporation

Friday, July 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Washington, DC

The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

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Many people remember Marion Barry as the philandering drug-addled mayor of the nation’s capital, the one who famously uttered the phrase “bitch set me up” as he was arrested during an FBI sting in 1990. He’s the poster boy for corruption, a pariah. Yet to others, Marion Barry is a folk hero. He’s hailed as a civil rights champion, a defender of the poor and outcast.  His soaring achievements, catastrophic failures and phoenix-like rebirths have made him a symbol of mythic indestructibility. From the cotton fields to the corridors of power, Barry has weathered drug and alcohol addiction, cancer, 4 marriages, jail time and international humiliation to dominate Washington DC city politics for more than 40 years. Now, to the disgust of some and the delight of others, Barry is once again in the political limelight. Who is Marion Barry, really?  A hero? A scoundrel? Why is he such a polarizing force? And why do people still vote (overwhelmingly) for him?  For the first time, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry reveals the complete unforgettable story.

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Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

Friday, July 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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LUMEN8ANACOSTIA - ARCH Development Corporation

ARCH Development Corporation (ADC) is a twenty five year old 501[c] [3] not-for-profit community based organization that believes arts and the creative economy can be employed as part of a comprehensive, synergistic approach to community revitalization in the Anacostia community of Washington, DC. ADC believes that, in collaboration with other community groups, arts and cultural activities will not only support the individual artist, but it will fuel economic growth while providing programming for residents that is currently unavailable. Projects include: Honfleur Gallery,The Gallery at Vivid Solutions, Blank Space SE, The HIVE, The Anacostia Arts Center and LUMEN8Anacostia.

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