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Alona Wartofsky

Alona Wartofsky has been writing about go-go since the mid-’80s; her stories about the music have appeared in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Village Voice, Spin magazine, and LA Weekly. She served as City Paper’s arts editor for 8 years before moving to The Washington Post, where she held various positions, including arts assignment editor and staff writer. More recently, she has covered go-go culture for Washington City Paper. She has talked about go-go in TVOne’s 2020 documentary “The Beat Don’t Stop” and in the 2013 Joseph Pattisall documentary “The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan”. She also contributed the go-go section for the catalog for the 2013 Corcoran Gallery of Art exhibit “Pump Me Up: D.C. Subcultures of the ‘80s”. She is currently working on a book about go-go culture.

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