Posts Tagged ‘Daft Punk’

Arts Roundup: Daft Punked Edition

Mariah Carey will perform at this Friday's National Christmas Tree lighting. [WTOP]
No, no, no—Daft Punk is not playing U Street Music Hall. [D.C. Music Download]
The green-paint vandal makes a courtroom appearance. [DCist]
Rep. John Lewis donates digital copies of his civil rights memoir to every member of Congress. [Post]
Will Ferrell talks Anchorman at the Newseum. [WTOP]
Neighbors protest Mova Lounge's liquor license [...]

Arts Roundup: Theater Bailout Edition

Odd: The Arlington County Board gives Signature Theatre a $250,000 grant to cover its outstanding tax debts. [ARLnow]
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is so-so—but sounds better at U Street Music Hall, writes Chris Richards. [Post]
What to look forward to at this year's Capital Fringe: more beer, barbecue sandwiches, cardboard art [Post]

ToDo ToDay: Company at Signature Theatre and a Daft Punk Listening Party

For its current production of Company, Sondheim's musical tribute to thirtysomething urban dwellers, Signature Theatre has dug deep into its own company: All of the actors have performed in at least two previous productions with the Arlington theater. A dark musical comedy about the woes of adult relationships might hit too close to home, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hemingway Ballet! Daft Punk Bike Ride!

Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises is populated with the writer’s most colorful cast of characters. There’s the grizzled journalist Jake Barnes and all his ex-pat pals,  and, of course, the glamorous, carefree divorcee Lady Brett Ashley. All will be on their feet when The Washington Ballet premieres Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises. To recreate [...]

Arts Roundup: Don DeLillo Edition

Novelist Don DeLillo wins the Library of Congress' first Prize for American Fiction. [Post]
University of Maryland's McKeldin Library shut down after a visitor "walked in and made a suspicious statement." [WJLA]
It's official: WPFW has one month left in its Adams Morgan building. [City Desk]
Alexandria, Va., is hungry for books. [City Desk]
A public art installation comes [...]

A Mini-Retrospective on Run for Cover, Which May End This Year

Run for Cover, the annual cavalcade of high- (and low-) concept cover bands that's been at the Black Cat for the better part of a decade, may come to a close this year. Maybe. It's not entirely clear. But tomorrow night marks the 10th Run for Cover, and for organizer Joe Halladay, it feels like a good [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Peekaso, Candide, Daft Punk

Marcus J. Moore leads this week's arts section with his profile of Demont "Peekaso" Pinter, a visual artist who's Raheem DeVaughn's art director and an on-stage fixture on the city's hip-hop and R&B circuits. Trey Graham raves about the production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide currently on stage at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Film critic Tricia Olszewski has [...]

Morning Roundup: Pink Floyd, Quentin Tarantino, and Lindsay Lohan Lawsuits Edition

Morning, readers.
*Pink Floyd takes action against its record label, EMI, over a dispute for online royalties. EMI should know by now: "How can you have your pudding if you don't eat any meat?"
*She & Him release their newest school-themed music video for "In the Sun," further proving my theory that M. Ward looks like Robert [...]

Daft Punk Tour Rumors Are False

Thomas Fricilone, of Biz 3 publicity, writes in an email: "There are no tour dates currently planned for Daft Punk. The recent rumors of a Daft Punk tour are false. We would like to ensure that no fans are taken advantage of by fictitious rumors of upcoming shows."
Damn. What am I supposed to [...]

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