Author Archive for Ally Schweitzer

Holly Twyford on Her House of Cards Cameo

If you watched the first episode of the second season of House of Cards, you saw a powerful cameo from D.C. actress and director Holly Twyford. She portrays Mrs. Applebaum, the wife of a doctor who knocks up Claire Underwood's former protege, Gillian (Sandrine Holt). I won't delve more into the significance of their blistering [...]

Arts Roundup: Netflixed Edition

Should a redesigned Martin Luther King Jr. Library honor the man? [Arts Desk]
A lot of people watched House of Cards on Friday. [DCist]
Chris Brown doesn't have to turn up at D.C. court this week. [Post]
An actress from D.C. stars in About Last Night. [WJLA]
Arthur magazine is dead again. [Ad Hoc]

Arts Roundup: Soul Searching Edition

Longtime AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) director Sky Sitney steps down. [Post]
Ex-Soul Searchers trumpeter Donald Tillery tells his story. [WAMU]
Park Service relocates the National Archives for Black Women's History from D.C. to Maryland. [AP]
Martin Luther King Jr. Library may be tougher to update than it seems. [Post]
The Soup's Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents' Dinner [...]

Read Washington City Paper’s 2014 Spring Arts Guide!

Forget that your closest Washington City Paper box may still be buried in a snowdrift. You can read the whole thing—plus even more listings and picks!—online.
Let our esteemed critics tell you what's what this season in visual arts, dance, theater, music, and more. If you'd rather find your own path, well, you can do that, [...]

Arts Roundup: A Valentine for ASCAP Edition

House of Cards, now darker than ever. [Post]
Pitchfork does not love the new album from Lo-Fang (aka ex-D.C. musician Matthew Hemerlein). [Pitchfork]
Somebody loooooooves ASCAP. [NPR]
Morrissey will skip D.C. on his next tour. [Pitchfork]
An interview with NPR's Bob Boilen [D.C. Music Download]
DJ Heat named DJ of the year at the Fab Awards. [WPGC]
Then she made a playlist for [...]

Arts Roundup: Jane Chu Edition

After a far too long delay, President Obama has nominated somebody for the National Endowment for the Arts' top post. His pick: Kansas City's Jane Chu. [Post]
Not every congressman is glued to House of Cards. [Post]
Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden, best pals. [Huffington Post]
Ever heard of The Playgirls? [Post]
The post reviews Hailu Mergia's Millennium [...]

Arts Roundup: 2 Chainz & the Gang Edition

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz among the performers at this year's Sweetlife festival. [Arts Desk]
Chain & the Gang to release a new album in April. [Arts Desk]
While staging Yellow Face, a play that addresses white people portraying Asian people onstage, an unfortunate accident forces Theater J to do the same. Oh, this is just excellent. [...]

Chain & the Gang to Release New Album in April

Ian Svenonius' conceptual vehicle Chain & the Gang plans to release its fourth album, Minimum Rock 'n' Roll, on April 15. The LP will be released on the frontman's new record label, Radical Elite, and it's apparently the debut of a new genre, too: what Svenonius calls "crime rock."
Here's how Svenonius describes the genre and [...]

Eli Janney Drafted for Seth Meyers’ Late Night Band

Girls Against Boys member, studio engineer, and D.C. native Eli Janney has joined the house band for Seth Meyers' new late-night talk show. Janney will play keyboards in the group led by Portlandia co-creator and SNL vet Fred Armisen.
Meyers tweeted a photo of the new ensemble—called the 8G Band With Fred Armisen—yesterday afternoon. Also joining the [...]

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz to Play 2014 Sweetlife

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, and 2 Chainz are among the acts scheduled to perform at the 2014 Sweetlife festival, the event's publicists announced today. The fest takes place May 10 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Other performers include Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Chromeo, St. Lucia, Bastille, Hozier, Bombay Bicycle Club, ASTR, Spirit Animal, That [...]

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