Arts Roundup: Arena Battle Edition
Symposiugh: Peter Marks thinks that the lineup of Arena Stage's conference of theater-world luminaries was pretty damn impressive—or, well, he's pretty sure it would've been, had he been allowed to attend. The critic writes in the Post that, for murky reasons, Arena barred media and the public from attending the gathering. "Certainly, Arena and its artistic leadership — Artistic Director Molly Smith and her second-in-command, David Dower — deserve heaps of credit for their commitment to bringing the industry together in this worthy endeavor," he writes. "Frankness is a commendable goal, too, but you’re left to wonder what could be uttered on the topic that wasn’t suited for general consumption?"
Art Adoption Agent: Last week, Lenny Campello tried to find some local art collectors willing to give these life-size angel sculptures a new home before their owners would be forced to destroy them. He writes in an email that he found some angel collectors.
Wale Sighting: Pitchfork sees the aural success of Wale's Ambition as proof positive of Maybach Music's ever-growing dominance.
Today on Arts Desk: Literary D.C.!