Posts Tagged ‘Eisenhower Memorial’

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

Arts Roundup: Judy Chicago Edition

Budget deal omits Eisenhower memorial funding but restores Smithsonian's. [AP] [Post]
After a deep burn, Judy Chicago returns to D.C. [Post]
The Natural History Museum's Dinosaur Hall to close for five years. [Post]
Adrian Loving scores Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party. [Post]
Jay Z parties at Echostage after his Verizon Center show. [Post]

Arts Roundup: Stadium Shutdown Edition

District seizes the rapper-approved Stadium Club for unpaid taxes. [Young & Hungry]
News organizations formally protest the White House's restrictive photography policy. [Post]
GEICO listens to angry Baltimoreans and edits its embarrassing video about the Baltimore music scene. [Baltimore City Paper]
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has a problem with the Eisenhower Memorial. [AP]
After some patrons criticize Theater [...]

Arts Roundup: Otis and Redding Edition

Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
Wil Haygood's unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he's ever seen. [WJLA]
Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
Ooh, pretty: [...]

Arts Roundup: North Korea Edition

Chuck D, Bob Mould, Aesop Rock, Garbage, Frank Turner, and other musicians offer condolences for the late 9:30 Club staffer Josh Burdette. [Spin]
Nineteen-year-old Virginia resident dies after partying at Echostage. [AP via WTOP]
Two D.C. rappers start a Kickstarter campaign to fund their (probably ill-advised) plan to shoot a music video in North Korea. [DCist]
Kevin Smith [...]

Arts Roundup: Halfway House Edition

Post-retirement, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to teach arts management. [Post]
The suspected National Cathedral vandal has been released to a halfway house. [Post]
...and the cathedral has launched a fundraiser to help pay for vandalism- and earthquake-related damage. [Huffington Post]
Contrary to reports, the Smithsonian says it's not looking to acquire Trayvon Martin's hoodie at the moment. [...]

Arts Roundup: Techno-Feudalistic Gulag Edition

Crazy House Republicans propose crazy cuts to Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. [WAMU]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says he won't offer his music on Spotify, calling the streaming music service a "techno-feudalistic gulag." [Huffington Post D.C.]
WaPo editorial board: Just approve Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial [...]

Arts Roundup: Jimi Hendrix Played Here Edition

A great story about the week Jimi Hendrix played a string of dates in Adams Morgan [Post]
D.C.-set shows rack up Emmy nominations [Post]
The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approves Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design. [AP via WTOP]
A Capitol Hill gathering place for artists and skateboarders may be wiped off the map. [Express]
Arlington wins a National Endowment for [...]

Arts Roundup: Reptilian Edition

Starting over with the Eisenhower Memorial could cost $17 million. [AP via WTOP]
Ex-National Zoo employee finds a new hobby leading reptile-focused "Dragon Tours" at the National Gallery of Art. [Post]
The Huffington Post discovers Adrian Parsons. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Music on the Hill, D.C.'s newest music store, is now open for business on Capitol Hill. [DCist]
Even a cameo [...]

Arts Roundup: Gehry FTW Edition

The story of The Doors' legendary 1967 show at the Alexandria Roller Rink, aka that time Jim Morrison gave his hometown the finger [Post]
After Frank Gehry debuts some tweaks to the Eisenhower Memorial, the Memorial Commission approves that joint. [Post]
A report from the Frederick Douglass statue unveiling at the Capitol building, where House Minority Leader Nancy [...]