It’s that time of year again — time to get it (your Marvin Gaye appreciation) on.
On Wednesday, April 3, the African American Music Association (AAMA) will hold its 29th Annual Marvin Gaye Day Celebration at the Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW). The celebration, which began in 1984, honors the life and legacy of Marvin Gaye.
The event begins at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pm) and lasts until 10:30 pm.
Attendees can expect a hand dance presentation, a music tribute to Marvin Gaye, guest speakers, a presentation of the Outstanding Community Service Award to Beverly Lindsay-Johnson (producer of the Emmy Award winning documentary, “Dance Party: The Teenarama Story”) and music from DJ Dr. Nick of WPFW 89.3.
The event also promises “a special cameo appearance by a surprise celebrity artist.” Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased on the Howard Theatre’s website.
Gaye was born and raised in DC, living in several different neighborhoods, and attended Cardozo High School at 13th and Clifton Streets NW while growing up in Deanwood.