Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Lanier’

ToDo ToDay: Destroyer, Kate Nash, and Yo Gotti

A year after the release of Kaputt, Destroyer's Dan Bejar was feeling, well, kaput. “Once you break with rock music, the kind of music I listened to for so long, it’s hard to find your feet again,” Bejar told Washington City Paper in 2012. Wherever the Vancouver songwriter lands, at least he’s finding rewards in the ether. Five Spanish [...]

Arts Roundup: Pink Edition

American Institute of Architects will "vigorously oppose" bill that slaps down the Gehry-designed Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
Chicago and Honolulu jockey for President Obama's presidential library. [WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre plumps up its 2013-14 season. [Post]
Cathy Lanier spotted at Pink concert—reportedly with teens. [Post]

Arts Roundup: Bjarke Ingels Edition

Smithsonian hires innovative architect Bjarke Ingels to redesign its campus [Washington Business Journal]
Smithsonian says even if sequestration slashes $40 million from its budget, museum doors will stay open [WTOP]
After weekend shooting, Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down 1920dc and Asefu's—which previously hosted small concerts [Post]
Rosa Parks statue unveiled today [WJLA]
A look inside Bethesda's new jazz/supper club [...]

Arts Roundup: R.I.P. Mike Auldridge

R.I.P.: Dobro player, NEA National Heritage Fellow, and Seldom Scene member Mike Auldridge dies at age 73 [New York Times]
Is MPD Chief Cathy Lanier on a club-shuttering rampage? [Post]
Listen: Pinks Quieter blends pilfered go-go beats with ambient drones [Post]

Arts Roundup: Indulj Shut Down Edition

Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row [...]

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 [...]

How D.C. Police Can Fix Their Charlie Sheen Problem

The Metropolitan Police Department has taken some flak lately for the escort it provided Charlie Sheen last month between Dulles International Airport and his show at DAR Constitution Hall. Now, before this goes any further, we should probably point out that in this case, escort refers to a police motorcade, not the, er, other kind [...]

A Quick Reading of WaPo’s “The Capital’s Personal Bests”

As much fun as it is to ask Washington's power elite about their cultural tastes at the end of every year, our elected officials rarely stray from safe, vanilla choices. Though President Barack Obama once called The Wire his favorite TV show—even singling out Omar Little as his favorite character—he often cites SportsCenter as his [...]