Posts Tagged ‘Adrian Fenty’

Crystal Palmer Out at Film Office, Replaced by Herbert Niles

Crystal Palmer is out of her longtime job at the D.C. Film Office. Palmer has taken a position in the office of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins, where she will serve as senior adviser for special projects. Palmer will be succeeded, at least temporarily, by film office staffer Herbert Niles. Hoskins' office announced the [...]

A District of Ice and Fire

It’s been a month since Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy series based on the novels of George R. R. Martin, wrapped up its second season. And the more we rewatch episodes via OnDemand, the more Martin’s sprawling epic of dragons, ice demons, and warring dynasties feels like an allegory for our situation here in the [...]

D.C. Arts Commission Has a New Executive Director

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced it has a new executive director: Lionell Thomas, a former longtime DCCAH staffer who since 2009 has been the executive director of the Prince George's Arts and Humanities council. Thomas replaces interim executive director Ayris Scales, who has led the commission since January. He inherits an entity with [...]

Judith Terra Sworn in as Chair of D.C. Arts Commission

Judith Terra, the philanthropist and key fundraiser for the current and last mayor, was sworn in yesterday as the new chair of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Terra, who has been credited with helping nudge then-Council Chairman Vince Gray into last year’s mayoral race, replaces Anne Ashmore-Hudson, who held the position from [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 33

Far Out vs. Hot Dang has returned! This week it's violence and haters, nachos and asscheeks. Yes, it's so very D.C.

"The scene is repeatedly interrupted by what looks (and sounds) like tracer and artillery fire, which eventually shears the top off the pyramid."
Sean Bugg: "I think I need to head home and play Mortal Kombat. [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 27

Revolutions, natural disasters, scandals, irrepressible subcultures ... it's crazy out there, people! Far Out vs. Hot Dang has your back, though. Remember: IT'S ALL LOVE.

"It’s managed to stay classically and quintessentially yuppie!"
"douchebags, everywhere"

"Consider this installment of Fare Assessment our version of an Internal Affairs Bureau."
Marissa Payne / The Anti DC: "Kojo on NPR just now, [...]

FY2011 FYI: Marion Barry Proposal Would Extend Sales Tax to Live Performances

Loose Lips has the details: Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry has released a tax proposal that he says would raise $41.1 million by extending the city's sales tax to a number of areas it doesn't currently cover, including admission to live performances—this to allow, he says, the City Council to keep some social services funding that [...]

Arts Roundup: Sunny Edition

Still smarting from or reveling in the results of Tuesday's election? WaPo's got an amusing chart breaking down what's in and out now that Vince Gray has defeated Adrian Fenty. Among the trade-ins: Sex and the City for ESPN, Rhee's U-Haul for Rhee's overhaul, and "Date the mayor" for "Hate the mayor."
You know we're out of the summer TV doldrums [...]

Arts Roundup: We Wouldn’t Have Conceded So Early Edition

OK, everyone be cool a minute! Before you all turn into a bunch of glass-eyed Mark Halperin-esque Wednesday morning quarterbacks, read this Arts Roundup!
It wasn't enough to save his mayoralty, but Adrian Fenty enlisted Anwan "Big G" Glover, aka Slim Charles, persuade late-deciding voters. And there was plenty of go-go playing last night at Adrian Fenty's headquarters [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Beatles Trivia, Green Carpets, and More

Happy Monday! Hope you enjoy this weekday edition of Freestylin’ DC, where I’ll share some of the coolest and most interesting events posted on my site, Free in DC.

Grab your girlfriends and head over to Woolly Mammoth for their pay-what-you-can performance of In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, tonight [...]