Posts Tagged ‘cherry blossom festival’

Arts Roundup: Grammy Aftershocks Edition

This is what the Kennedy Center may look like in a few years. [Arts Desk]
Vocalists compete to play the Cherry Blossom Festival. [WTOP]
After multiple stabbings, District nightclub remains closed. [PoPville]
Area reporter outraged about Academy Awards' snub of Dave Grohl appeased by Grammy wins. [Post]
That time The Beatles came to the British Embassy and were miserable. [...]

Arts Roundup: Art Designed by a Congressional Committee Edition

A report from Tuesday's congressional hearing on the Eisenhower Memorial quotes Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.): "...the only thing that’s worse than art designed by a committee is art designed by a congressional committee." [Post]
Peak cherry-tree bloom date pushed back to early April. [WTOP]
Why you should check out Monday nights at Bohemian Caverns. [Post]
Andrew Noz [...]

Arts Roundup: Peak Bloom Edition

The cherry blossoms are expected to peak March 26-30. [Post]
Signature Theatre announces its 2013-14 season. [Post]
The new Hill Center Poetry Series comes to the Old Naval Hospital. [Post]
H&M takes over Barnes & Noble's old space at Union Station. [Washington Business Journal]
Eliminated this week, North Potomac native Gurpreet Singh Sarin was the first Sikh contestant on [...]

Arts Roundup: Peak Bloom Edition

How Mingering Mike wound up in the Smithsonian [Post]
Local historian pens a history of Loudoun County African Americans who served in the Civil War. [Post]
Officials getting ready to predict the cherry blossoms' peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [AP via WJLA]
The third annual (e)merge Art Fair now accepting applications. [Art 202]
Drunk History films [...]

Arts Roundup: Torch Songs Edition

D.C. new-play incubator The Inkwell mounts its first full production, at Round House. [Post]
A tale of two emancipation statues [Post]
Local swampy steampunkers The Torches played their first show before the members had all practiced in the same room, and other fun facts [DCist]
Art rockers Silo Halo discusses the making of their new album, Night and the City [Vinyl [...]

ToDo Today: Consider the Cherry Blossom

Washingtonians should sure feel grateful for Yukio Ozaki, the Tokyo mayor who gave us 3,000 cherry trees back in 1912. If he hadn’t, would the leaders of our city have come up with such a reliable scam to lure millions of people here every spring to spend money? Each year, city tourism officials watch the [...]

Arts Roundup: Lesbian Sister-in-Law Edition

Accidental Activist, a play written by Newt Gingrich's lesbian sister-in-law, wants to shed a new light on Newt and his lil' sis. It gets a staged reading at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville tonight. [Post]
Congratulations to these Germantown middle-schoolers for their award-winning video about abusive relationships. It's a tearjerker! [WAMU]
This year's Cherry Blossom Festival—the 100th [...]

Arts Roundup: Wonderwall Pastiche Edition

Streetscape improvements haven't been easy for business owners in Adams Morgan. [Post]
Sixteen members of the world's largest pop group will perform at the Cherry Blossom Festival. [Style Blog]
So many shooting-star noises: Here is a new song by all-American local rockers U.S. Royalty. [Soundcloud]
Why Tom Cochran, the man behind the blog Ghosts of D.C., writes about local [...]

Arts Roundup: Managing the Boom Edition

Stage Fright: D.C. theater has undergone a decade of tremendous growth, proclaims the Washington Post in an (excellent) special Sunday Arts section dedicated to local playmaking. Chief theater critic Peter Marks gives an overview of the scene's strides and challenges in a lengthy essay, while inside pieces look at: local playwrights, funding in an age [...]

Awesome Blossom: Peter Max’s Poster for the Cherry Blossom Festival

Next year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift to Washington. Organizers have hired psychedelic commercial artist Peter Max—whose past clients include several U.S. presidents, Continental Airlines, hedge fund managers, Mikhail Gorbachev, Taylor Swift, and the Super Bowl—to be the event’s official artist. Last week the festival unveiled Max’s poster design, and it’s a big [...]