Posts Tagged ‘Carter Barron’

Fewer Shows, Smaller Acts at Fort Dupont and Carter Barron This Year

For years, Washingtonians have been able to count on seeing concerts for much of the summer at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, which opened in 1950, and the Fort Dupont Park stage, which opened in 1972. In the 1960s, in the post-riot era, the "concerts in the park" series took on much importance as a way to [...]

Arts Roundup: Black Whiskey Edition

The flea-market Renoir may not have come from a flea market after all. Friends of the Fouquet family say they saw the painting in Marcia Fouquet's home decades ago. [Post]
Sequestration budget cuts cancel the Washington Post's free concert series at Carter Barron. [Post]
Keegan Theatre's Mark Rhea has signed a contract to purchase the Church Street Theater [...]

Jazz Setlist, June 14-20: Post-Fest

Friday, June 15
The clear, soulful voice of Akua Allrich is the primary reason to go hear her, of course. She's a warm, powerful presence whose singing talents are too vast to be constrained to jazz. (I've suggested neo-soul was a major part of her repertoire in the past, but the global elements in her music [...]

Carter Barron Summer Concert Schedule Announced

The National Park Service announced the summer concert series at Carter Barron today, and it's looking like another sexy season at the outdoor amphitheater.
Mint Condition and Calvin Richardson kick off the series June 11. Annual events like the D.C. Blues Festival, Metro D.C. Dances, and the Washington Post's free concert series (including performances by Carolyn [...]

Gimme Some Funk: Original P at Fort Dupont Park


I saw Original P with openers Ken Staton and his James Brown Revue for free at Fort Dupont Park in Anacostia Saturday night July 18.  I was not intending to write it up, but it was such an exciting and interesting event that I gotta share.  Yes, it was just an oldies tribute show, but [...]