Posts Tagged ‘DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’

Arts Commission Will Remove “Junk”-Looking 5×5 Installation in Anacostia

The installation in a vacant storefront had drawn complaints from neighbors and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry.

Ceiling Collapses During Opening Gala for “Go-Go Swing” Exhibit

Part of a ceiling in an art gallery run by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities collapsed tonight during a gala opening for "Go-Go Swing," an exhibit focused on the legacy of D.C.'s signature post-funk sound. Seven or eight people—depending on whether you believe WUSA or NBC4—were injured and transported to a hospital.
The [...]

After a One-Year Increase, D.C. Arts Funding Down to $7 Million

Released today, Mayor Vince Gray's proposed 2014 budget cuts the District's Commission on the Arts and Humanities budget by more than 40 percent. But it's not exactly a death blow: That decrease comes mostly from the loss of last year's one-time $6.8 million boost to the commission's budget, which more than doubled its funding in FY [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bebel Gilberto! Journos Do Comedy!

From a musical family that included her bossa nova musician dad, Joao Gilberto, New York-born Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto breathily croons in Portuguese and English. She’s no purist, though she does warble over an acoustic guitar, too; the 46-year-old singer has recorded loungey tracks with the likes of Thievery Corporation, as well as albums of [...]

Lincoln Theatre Community Meeting Planned for Next Week

D.C.'s Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced last week that it will host a public meeting on Feb. 26 for local residents who wish to discuss the future of the underutilized Lincoln Theatre.
A press release about the meeting says the discussion "will help drive the process of selecting an operator to manage the theatre." [...]

Arts Commission Puts Lincoln Theatre Up for Lease

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has abandoned its search for a licensee for the Lincoln Theatre, opting instead to lease the historic venue to a qualified commercial or nonprofit entity. The Washington Business Journal reports that the arts commission's request for proposals didn't "generate quality responses."
That makes sense, because when I asked [...]

Search for Lincoln Theatre Operator Officially Begins

A week after Mayor Vince Gray dropped the news that the District would seek a new operator for the Lincoln Theatre, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has released a request for proposals.
The RFP spells out what the District would expect from the operator: In exchange for an annual license fee, the operator [...]

Rereleased ArtAround App Maps D.C.’s Public Art

Walking down Calvert Street NW in Adams Morgan, it’s not too hard to spot the neo-Fauvist contortions of Laurenellen McCann’s favorite mural in the District: “A People Without Murals Is a Demuralized People,” perched prominently on the side of the Kogibow Bakery. Hard to miss, definitely. But even harder to identify. Murals, unfortunately, don't tend to come with [...]

René Moffatt’s “Route 42″ Video Offers a Rather Nonsensical Portrayal of Public Transit

Singer-songwriter René Moffatt recently released a music video, partially funded by a grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, for a song about the 42 bus. It's called “Route 42.” Below, a critique of the video's WMATA literacy.
0:00: “Route 42"? The 42 is a bus line. It used to be a streetcar line. [...]

Didn’t Get That DCCAH Grant? Here’s Another Chance

In recent years, fewer groups have been able to benefit from funding from the District's Commission on the Arts and Humanities: The $3.7 million in grants DCCAH awarded last month is the smallest pot it's distributed in a long time. Groups eligible for DCCAH funding that missed out on that round, however, aren't totally out [...]