What's Going On?

Two decades after his death, Marvin Gaye's musical legacy is being revived by his native Washington as well as on stage and on the screen

October 23, 2006|By Joe Burris | Joe Burris,sun reporter

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON-- --You can still hear his buttery voice from Georgia Avenue to Georgetown, oozing from car stereos, as his loyal Washington-area fans lean back, close their eyes and holler, "Ohhhhhhh!" at the first chords of "Let's Get It On." Folks who grew up here in the 1950s still remember how he crooned with other doo-wop groups under street lights at nightfall, and how word got around about the teen from the Northeast projects who could draw hundreds of listeners.

But where is the late Marvin Gaye's legacy among D.C.'s monuments, memorials and landmarks?

The Life Story of Marvin Gaye Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., 8 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: 410-547-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and through TicketMaster.

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