Posts Tagged ‘Eisenhower Memorial’

Arts Roundup: My First White Girl Edition

D.C.'s Beautiful Swimmers will drop their debut LP, Son, on July 2. [Resident Advisor]
The congressional committee overseeing the Eisenhower Memorial will consider legislation that could reform the Eisenhower Memorial Commission. [Washington Times]
A tiny library comes to F Street NE. [DCist]
Ex-Bad Brains group The White Mandingos drop a video for "My First White Girl." [Couch Sessions]
Madame Tussauds [...]

Arts Roundup: $30 Million Rug Edition

Corcoran sells a Persian carpet for more than $30 million, but the money can't go to operating expenses. [Post]
OK Go and NPR team up for a music video that documents the great migration of the Tiny Desk to NPR's new headquarters. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Textile Museum goes on the market for $22 million. [WJLA]
The Eisenhower Memorial [...]

Arts Roundup: New Mural! Edition

Gaia's mural on Barracks Row is complete. [East City Art]
Broadcaster Bob Wolff donates historic sports interviews to Library of Congress. [WTOP]
Brother Ah maintains WPFW's jazz pedigree even while the radio station's fate remains uncertain. [Post]
The story of a Prince George's County-raised African American woman who found special meaning in the Holocaust Museum. [Post]
What the Grant [...]

Arts Roundup: Art Designed by a Congressional Committee Edition

A report from Tuesday's congressional hearing on the Eisenhower Memorial quotes Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.): "...the only thing that’s worse than art designed by a committee is art designed by a congressional committee." [Post]
Peak cherry-tree bloom date pushed back to early April. [WTOP]
Why you should check out Monday nights at Bohemian Caverns. [Post]
Andrew Noz [...]

Arts Roundup: Pink Edition

American Institute of Architects will "vigorously oppose" bill that slaps down the Gehry-designed Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
Chicago and Honolulu jockey for President Obama's presidential library. [WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre plumps up its 2013-14 season. [Post]
Cathy Lanier spotted at Pink concert—reportedly with teens. [Post]

Arts Roundup: Attempted Eisenhower Smackdown Edition

A Republican congressman from Utah wants to smack down the Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
The National Gallery plans to close its East Building for three years while it renovates, but it's hoping to add some new exhibition space with a $30 million private donation. [Post]
More Book of Mormon tickets go on sale today, and Kennedy Center spokesman [...]

Arts Roundup: Suburbs + Dubstep = Good? Edition

Peter Marks: Round House Theatre's new producing artistic director, Ryan Rilette, could put the suburban company on the same level as Studio Theatre and Arena Stage [Post]
Chris Richards profiles Martyn, the talented Dutch dubsteppish producer who resides in Northern Virginia—and recently became a U.S. citizen [Post]
Eisenhower Memorial's metal tapestries may be unsafe, report says [DCist]
George [...]

Arts Roundup: Talk Like a Pirate Day Edition

News you can use: Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here are some local places where talking like a pirate will yield something other than a confused glare. [Post]
More delays for the Eisenhower Memorial [Washingtonian]
Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly to debate Oct. 6 at the Lisner Auditorium... and it's already sold out [Post]
Watch the [...]

Eisenhower Memorial: Now With Doodads

The Eisenhower family may still loathe Frank Gehry's proposed design for a $142 million memorial to the 34th president of the United States, but whatever! The plans keep coming: The Eisenhower Memorial Commission announced yesterday that it would create a "high-tech virtual memorial" to pair with the monument.
Media-design firm Local Projects LLC is putting together [...]

Arts Roundup: Sassy Orbs Edition

Former record-label mogul donates a huge cache of rock interviews to the Library of Congress [Rolling Stone]
The National Women's History Museum names an interim chair and makes other changes following a Huffington Post investigation [Huffington Post]
The National Gallery of Art is a little less white and male than it used to be [Tyler Green]
Rosslyn gets [...]

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