On the political-debate circuit this spring, Statehood Green Party D.C. Council candidate Perry Redd has mostly used his time to discuss the woes of Washington's underclass in an era of rapid gentrification—an important perspective, if one that has occasionally veered into iffy hyperbole. But in addition to his campaigning and a long career as an activist, [...]
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Earlier this week, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson rejected Anacostia Playhouse's attempt to work around a parking requirement that's holding up construction on the theater.
As City Paper previously reported, the Ward 8 playhouse is facing significant delays due to a regulation that requires the playhouse to acquire 15 on-site parking spaces for its 150-person capacity [...]
There was a lot of pathos at yesterday's D.C. Council oversight hearing for the city's cash-strapped arts commission ("the arts form human connections") and no shortage of good economic sense (arts create jobs, improve neighborhoods, and assist local businesses). So much of both, in fact, coming from more than 20 D.C. arts administrators, that after [...]