Posts Tagged ‘Conan O’Brien’

Arts Roundup: Shutdown Fatigue Edition

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett vows to reopen Glen Echo Park this week if the feds do not. [BethesdaNow]
How the shutdown is impacting art events and exhibits in D.C. [Modern Art Notes]
Town Danceboutique seeks to add a "summer garden." [PoPville]
Local stand-up comic Aparna Nancherla made her Conan debut this week. [Post]
LIBRARY FIGHT! [Housing Complex]
In The [...]

Arts Roundup: New Mural! Edition

Gaia's mural on Barracks Row is complete. [East City Art]
Broadcaster Bob Wolff donates historic sports interviews to Library of Congress. [WTOP]
Brother Ah maintains WPFW's jazz pedigree even while the radio station's fate remains uncertain. [Post]
The story of a Prince George's County-raised African American woman who found special meaning in the Holocaust Museum. [Post]
What the Grant [...]

Arts Roundup: Coco Edition

Conan O'Brien will host the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner in April [Post]
Local comic/reporter Elahe Izadi names the District's best comedy venues [DCist]
A little history of The Renwick Gallery, slated to close for renovations from 2014-2016 [Around the Mall]
ICYMI: After relocating from D.C., Baltimore's Pinball Museum is closing in March [Baltimore Sun]
Anne Midgette reviews opening [...]

Arts Roundup: National Edition

Morning all. I don't know about your neck of the woods, but police presence has been screamin' this morning in Petworth. Meanwhile, in the world of arts...
The New York Times' Cathy Horyn examines the gown Michelle Obama wore for Hu Jintao's state dinner. She seems impressed by Obama's choice of the festive red dress with [...]

Arts Roundup: Leading Off With Yet Another Weezy Reference Edition

Good morning. It's been six days, and Lil' Wayne is still a free man. So, that new mixtape should be only a few hours away right?
City Paper's Louis Jacobson had a double shot of FotoWeekDC yesterday, taking a gander Noelle K. Tan's "The America Project: utopia" and Studio Gallery's "The Breadth and Beauty of Photography," [...]

“Sort of Worth It” or Better? Discussing Conan O’Brien at DAR Constitution Hall

Last night, Arts Desk took a field trip to DAR Constitution Hall for Conan O'Brien's Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, the comedian's cross-country trek following the much-publicized fizzling of his run hosting The Tonight Show. The evening began with a video of O'Brien—unshorn, obese, unemployed—waking up in his home, and it ended [...]

Arts Roundup: The Postmodern Pretty Woman Edition

Good morning, rainy Wednesday. Gloomy weather is perfectly suitable when I have a massive paper to write, but things could always be worse.
Remember when Warner Bros. was set to build a Harry Potter theme park in Florida? Who wasn’t giddy with excitement? London mayor Boris Johnson though, urging for a London locale, thinks it’s “utterly [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Cirque du Jackson’ Edition

*Esquire makes a list of the 75 greatest women of all time with everyone from authors (Judy Blume) to rock legends (Janis Joplin) to philosophers (Sappho). But they list Kelly Clarkson as "the best voice in the history of pop music." While I enjoy Clarkson and think she's talented, Esquire: meet hyperbole.
*Cirque du Soleil announces [...]

Morning Arts Roundup

-The New York Times reviews the HBO miniseries The Pacific. They like it. Salon, on the other hand, liked Terrance Malick's take better.
-Since he's legally forbidden to perform comedy on television, Conan O'Brien is hitting the road this spring. He'll be in D.C. at Constitution Hall on June 8th.
-The Washington Post's Dave [...]

A Personal Vendetta: Leno, Oprah Against the Audience

A lot of people love Oprah. It’s just a fact of life. I spent many a day in high school plopped on the couch with my mom at four o’clock, generally sobbing at some person’s tragic life story. But today, I’m mad at her. (Oprah, that is, not my mom – my mom is awesome.)
On [...]