Posts Tagged ‘Adams Morgan’

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 [...]

All Weekend: Alberto Roblest’s Adams Morgan Art Intervention

"This is an intervention," says the accomplished D.C. poet and installation artist Alberto Roblest. When Adams Morgan's drunken revelers wander through the reliable shortcut behind the neighborhood's Sun Trust bank this weekend, it sure will be.
That's because Roblest is taking over that alley tonight and tomorrow to stage "Present Interval/Intervalo del Tiempo," which will fill the [...]

Crooked Beat Plans Move Following Rent Increase

Yes, that is a giant "For Lease" sign in Crooked Beat's window. But the Adams Morgan record store isn't going out of business, owner Bill Daly assured me this afternoon. Daly's landlord raised his rent, but he's got a new location lined up—"down the street" from the current 18th Street location, he says, and of [...]

Arts Roundup: Transatlantic Theatrah Edition

'Ello! The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Harmon Hall will host two high-profile British plays next season in what WaPo's Peter Marks describes as a coup for the organization. No longer, it seems, is the Kennedy Center the only D.C. destination for marquee productions from across the pond. The Great Game: Afghanistan opens Sept. 12 and Black [...]

Manon Cleary’s Long History with the Patron Saint of Adams Morgan—Rats

When I began looking into the fracas that derailed a proposed public artwork that would've stood in the plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road, an editor here suggested I pay particularly close attention to the rodent angle—some opponents of James Simon's Bicycle Musician sculpture took issue with its inclusion of a small bronze rat [...]

Manon Cleary: Bicycle Musician Artist’s Rats “Look Like Dinosaur Embryos with Tails”

For this week's print Washington City Paper, I wrote about a proposed piece of public artwork, Bicycle Musician, that would've stood in the plaza at the northeast corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road in Adams Morgan. The work by Pittsburgh artist James Simon was derailed by a letter-writing campaign last fall—at least partially because [...]

How Listserv Fury, and a Rat, Helped Adams Morgan Lose a $250,000 Arts Grant

Jumbo Price: Simon’s sculpture (shown in an artist’s rendering) was too costly for some of its neighbors.
Ultimately, the rat didn’t cost Adams Morgan its quarter-million-dollar bicyclist. But it didn’t help.
The proposed 12-foot-high clay, concrete, and plaster statue—portraying a goateed man straddling a bicycle, strumming a ukulele, and carrying a bag spilling over with fruit, athletic [...]

Video: Kev Brown x Adams Morgan

Another Random Joint – Kev Brown from Humble Monarch on Vimeo.
Word to Rakim, Adams Morgan weekend nightlife is a bit like a walk through hell, having your dome frozen and your eyeballs swelled. Double-Polo'd fratboys do battle over jumbo slices, too far gone girls puke in alleys and drunk dudes holler sloppily at your girlfriend [...]