Posts Tagged ‘DC Arts Center’

D.C.-Bred Comedian Sampson on Growing Up Gay, Black, and Pentecostal

On his Twitter bio, comedian and D.C. native Sampson describes himself as black, gay, and boss. Culled from his personal life, Sampson’s comedy mixes silly with serious by addressing racism and homophobia head-on. This Friday, Aug. 1, he’ll perform two sets at District of Columbia Arts Center in Adams Morgan. We caught up with the 28-year-old [...]

I Watched the Entirety of a 25-Hour Art Show at DCAC

This past weekend, in honor of its 25th anniversary, DC Arts Center (DCAC) exhibited art nonstop for 25 hours. The goal was to one-up the First 24, the venue's inaugural all-night show that celebrated its opening in 1989. That show, recalls DCAC executive director B. Stanley, was a resounding success, despite being broken up by the cops after getting too raucous. This [...]

ToDo ToDay: Camera Obscura, Olivia Neutron-John, and De La Soul

Camera Obscura is content with its melancholy; in fact, that’s kind of the band’s thing. After a four-year break, the band returned in late 2013 with Desire Lines, a critically acclaimed album full of arresting pop laments, this time recorded in Portland, Ore. If you’re a fan of the old stuff, you’ll be happy to know [...]

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