Posts Tagged ‘Frank Wess’

Arts Roundup: Porno Edition

Local standup comic Jenn Tisdale makes a porno with James Deen; writes about it. [Brightest Young Things]
Phil Kennicott debates filmmaker Alex Rivera on the validity of the umbrella term "Latino art." [Post]
Local bartenders love and hate Ben Tausig's ("Inkwell") crossword puzzles. [NPR]
Julianne Brienza talks FallFringe. [BYT] [DCist]
Ex-Wonder Woman and Potomac resident Lynda Carter on her struggle [...]

Arts Roundup: $1.3 Million Edition

RIP D.C. jazz musician Frank Wess. [Arts Desk]
Listen to Ian MacKaye on NPR's Ask Me Another. [NPR]
Was $1.3 million too much to spend on a decorative structure for the New York Avenue bridge? [WJLA]
Green-paint vandal found incompetent to stand trial. [AP]
Elton John hits D.C. to fetch his lifetime achievement award from the Rockefeller Foundation. [Post]
A map [...]

RIP Frank Wess, D.C. Jazz Flutist and Tenor Saxophonist

Frank Wess, a pioneering jazz flutist and tenor saxophonist who spent his formative years in Washington D.C., associating himself with the city for the rest of his life, died yesterday afternoon of kidney failure, reports NPR. He was 91 years old.
A beloved and highly respected player, Wess had a long and extraordinarily versatile musical life—moving from [...]