Posts Tagged ‘Adams Morgan’

Meshell Ndegeocello on Why D.C. Got Rid of Go-Go

There's a song on Meshell Ndegeocello's 2002 album, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, called "Barry Farms," which takes its name from the Anacostia public housing project known for its Goodman League basketball tournament. The track carries a light go-go swing and taps into the musician's days as a bassist for D.C. go-go band Rare Essence.
On Tuesday, [...]

Adams Morgan Mural Restoration Begins

D.C. has been losing murals due to development lately (R.I.P., mustachioed guy at 14th and Florida NW) but one of the city's oldest and best loved murals will get a facelift beginning this week. Local artist Juan Pineda will restore the piece titled "Un pueblo sin murales es un pueblo desmuralizado" ("A people without murals are a [...]

Arts Roundup: Jimi Hendrix Played Here Edition

A great story about the week Jimi Hendrix played a string of dates in Adams Morgan [Post]
D.C.-set shows rack up Emmy nominations [Post]
The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approves Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design. [AP via WTOP]
A Capitol Hill gathering place for artists and skateboarders may be wiped off the map. [Express]
Arlington wins a National Endowment for [...]

Arts Roundup: Goodnight, Roberto Edition

DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story closes early at Gala Hispanic Theatre. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Stream Red Hare's Nites of Midnite over at Spin—but before you do, read our review of the aggro record. [Spin]
Behold: Adams Morgan's summer concert series! [The 42]
Dave Nada makes a free mix for the rapidly approaching Moombahton Massive party at 9:30 Club. [Moombahton]
D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Just Build It! Edition

Phil Kennicott on the Hirshhorn Bubble: "It would be good for the Smithsonian, good for the District and good for America." [Post]
Meanwhile, from an annoying Washington Post reader: "I suggest that the Hirshhorn folks scramble their resources for a better cause. Please don’t make the Mall a laughingstock." [Post]
Avalon Theatre makes digital transition. [WTOP]
George Washington University [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad News for Artisphere Edition

Arlington County slashes Artisphere funding. [WTOP]
Kennedy Center announces its 2013-14 season. [Kennedy Center]
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History adds a gem-laden, 77-carat brooch to its collection. [AP via WTOP]
"Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project" comes to National Archives. [Post]
An Adams Morgan mural is in dire need of repairs. [Hola Cultura]
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Adams Morgan: The Anthem

If you walk by a Washington City Paper box today, pick up our second Answers Issue, a special edition dedicated to answering readers' questions about D.C.
Staff writers tackled your inquiries about South Carolina barbecue, D.C.'s history of organized crime, Councilmember Jim Graham's marital history, and deaf-child signs. But one of the most intriguing questions came [...]

Skynear Designs Opens Up Its Britto Box

D.C. got a whiff of Miami Beach this past weekend from the (e)merge art fair and its satellite events, but on Monday, the city and its art scene was back to normal. But one little corner of the District is now all South Florida, all the time.
Lynn Skynear says she's spent the last year working [...]

A Temporium for Tourists?

In one year, three temporary pop-up shops have opened along D.C.'s commercial corridors, part of the D.C. Office of Planning's larger scheme to harness the development-spawning power of tchotchkes and the young people who love them. The most recent project—Garment District on 7th St. NW—closed on Sunday, but don't put away your glue sticks [...]

Wednesday: The Freex Come to Adams Morgan

It's no shocker that the counterculture video group that called itself the Videofreex formed at Woodstock in 1969. Co-founders Parry Teasdale and David Cort happened upon each other there—both carrying hunks of video equipment—and decided to join forces. Together—Teasdale relates in his 1999 memoir, Videofreex—they roamed the site, “[David] interviewing, me behind the camera taping [...]

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