Posts Tagged ‘Alexandria’

Arts Roundup: Gehry FTW Edition

The story of The Doors' legendary 1967 show at the Alexandria Roller Rink, aka that time Jim Morrison gave his hometown the finger [Post]
After Frank Gehry debuts some tweaks to the Eisenhower Memorial, the Memorial Commission approves that joint. [Post]
A report from the Frederick Douglass statue unveiling at the Capitol building, where House Minority Leader Nancy [...]

Arts Roundup: Verizon Center Lights Up Edition

Verizon Center digital billboards approved—with conditions. [Washington Business Journal]
The Cyrus Cylinder, which goes on view tomorrow at the Sackler Gallery, is notable for its own history, but also for the significance various groups and leaders have projected upon it over time, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Study: Alexandria's arts scene produces more than $70 million a year [...]

Arts Roundup: Sitting in the Waiting Room Edition

Kennedy Center launches an online waiting room for Book of Mormon tix, and there has never been a better time for a Fugazi/Kennedy Center mashup. [Post]
Sequestration would force the National Gallery of Art to slash its hours. [Post]
Free leaves WPGC. [Twitter]
For what it's worth, Pete Seeger thinks Alexandria's waterfront shouldn't be modernized. [Del Ray Patch]
Listen to a [...]

Is the Corcoran Getting Better at P.R.?

Ever since June, when we broke the news that the Corcoran Gallery of Art was considering leaving its Beaux-Arts home on 17th Street NW, the institution has taken a beating from activists and opinion writers. But last week, the museum finally seemed to be putting in an effort to stay ahead of the narrative, at [...]

Meet a Local Comic Book Writer: A Chat with Rob Anderson

I met Rob Anderson at the local Capicons comic book convention earlier this month. He was selling preview copies of his Animal Control: Special Creatures Unit comic book about genetically modified stray animals. I've read the preview comic, and he's got a clever idea that I look forward to seeing more of. Rob's new to [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Steve Artley

Steve Artley is both an editorial cartoonist and a cartoonist for hire. He self-syndicates his editorial cartoons, and you can see a nice recent selection on the  Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' website. I've got to know Steve recently after we were introduced by another local political cartoonist, Ann Telnaes, and I'm glad he could [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster Cartoonist Mike Short

Mike Short is our latest cartoonist from the Trickster anthology to be interviewed. He drew "Giddy Up, Wolfie" for the book.  Until the Trickster's publication, Mike had only created self-published minicomics, but a look at his blog shows some interesting comic-book pages about biker bugs.

Live Tonight: Alexis y Fido at Fast Eddie’s

Complaining in 2010 that all reggaeton sounds the same is like complaining that all techno or zydeco or salsa sounds the same. It’s kind of missing the point, because all of these genres are designed for dancing. The artists maintain those frameworks for the folks shaking what their mamas gave them out on the floor. [...]