Posts Tagged ‘Around Town’

Arts Roundup: Bones Edition

National Mall bone display draws attention to global genocide. [Post]
Exorcist author says Georgetown University doesn't deserve to call itself Catholic. [Huffington Post]
Malmaison has been hosting concerts and parties for months, and this month it's finally opening. [Washingtonian]
Fort Knox cartoon strip comes to the Washington Post. [Comic Riffs]
The Post reviews the debut novel of D.C. novelist Elliott [...]

Arts Roundup: Harry Schnipper Hearts Lincoln Theatre Edition

Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper makes it known—again—that he's eyeballing Lincoln Theatre. Oh, and his historic jazz venue could possibly, maybe, potentially relocate. [Washington Business Journal]
WETA's Around Town talks Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit. [WETA via YouTube]
Towson's Recher Theatre to close for a revamping. [WTOP]
Dischord unloads some old Black Eyes archival material on its Tumblr page. [...]

Joe Barber, Arts Critic for WTOP and WETA, Dies at 53

Joe Barber, an arts commentator who for many years was a mainstay of local radio and television, was found dead in his home this morning. A presence in local media for 20 years, Barber was WTOP's entertainment editor, broadcasting reviews of music and theater, as well as a frequent panelist on WETA's Around Town, where since [...]

Coming Soon to an Oversized Dress Near You: Robert Aubry Davis

As far traditionally stunt-cast roles go, you can't do much better than Edna, the enormous mother of the protagonist in John Water's Hairspray. "Drag queen of the century" Divine played the part in the 1988 movie. Harvey Fierstein played Edna in the musical version of Hairspray on Broadway. And in the movie musical: John Travolta.
And [...]