Posts Tagged ‘Ellen Degeneres’

Arts Roundup: Saint of Gutters Edition

- To promote its showcase Wednesday at Comet Ping Pong, local music blog All Our Noise made a handsome video of Cigaretteperforming in a Shaw garden [All Our Noise]
- Wolf Trap Opera Company Director Kim Witman is traveling, looking for new singers, and she compiled a list of the kinds of stories she hears from people [...]

ToDo ToDay: Week of the Dead!

It goes without saying that authors are abundant in Washington. Tonight at the D.C. JCC, more than a dozen of them will be promoting their books and themselves at the center's  first Local Author Fair. The authors, including Ariel Sabar (shown) and Alicia Oltuski, will have only three minutes to speak about their work, but [...]

Arts Roundup: Ellen Edition

Ellen DeGeneres gets the Mark Twain prize [Washingtonian]
Coolest Swedish pop star ever Robyn will DJ a set at U Street Music Hall July 7 [Post]
Atlas Performing Arts Center announces its 2012-2013 season [Post]
On the Folger Shakespeare Library's effort to make its collection more accessible [Huffington Post]
DCist reporter manhandled by Jeopardy! flack [DCist]

Arts Roundup: Bonnaroo, Jack White, and Another Free Willy

Good morning, snowed-in readers.
*The 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival line-up was announced yesterday over a painstakingly long unveiling process. Some of the artists for the four-day Tennessee-based festival include: Kings of Leon (the first band to go from a tent stage to a headliner), Dave Matthews Band, Phoenix, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, The xx, Stevie [...]

Ballou High Band to March in Macy’s Parade

When Ballou Senior High School in Southeast D.C. gets media attention, the coverage is rarely uplifting.  Violence, vandalism, controversial administrative changes, financial scandals, laid-off teachers, and information regarding how most of its students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are the normal topics.  Tomorrow, however, will be different.