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The Ministry of DJ Sam ‘the Man’ Burns, D.C.’s House-Music Legend

His 40-year career turned dancers into parishioners, and partygoers into family

Photo: Victoria Ford

WWhen the clock struck midnight, DJ Sam “the Man” Burns always began his sermons on the decks the same way: “Good morning, Washington, D.C.!” And at some point that night, he would inevitably remind wallflowers of his…




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