Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown’

Arts Roundup: When Georgetown Was Cool Edition

To save the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries building, a very special donor is needed. [WBJ]
Maxmillion Dunbar has a new EP on the way. [Ad Hoc]
CBS orders a pilot for a show possibly based on Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State. [Post]
The son of BET founders Bob and Sheila Johnson has his own fashion line. [...]

Arts Roundup: Severely Anxious Edition

D.C. is getting a new record store—in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
Meet D.C.'s new library chief, Richard Reyes-Gavilan. [Post]
Hirshhorn makes some key new art acquisitions. (Warning: PDF file herein.) [Hirshhorn]
The Atlantic editor Scott Stossel talks about his severe anxiety and his new book, which is also about his severe anxiety. [Washingtonian]
Listen: Dismemberment Plan on World Cafe [NPR]
A [...]

New Record Store, Hill & Dale, Coming to Georgetown

While most rock & roll vacated the truffle-scented streets of Georgetown long ago, at least one man is keeping the faith: Rob Norton, the proprietor behind the neighborhood's boldest business proposition of late, Hill & Dale. It's a record store.
Well, it's actually a little more than a record store. Hill & Dale—no relation to the upscale Lower [...]

Arts Roundup: Ron Burgundy Edition

Can Anchorman help save the Newseum? [Post]
Anchorman exhibit enables idiotic Anchorman quoting. [Post]
T.G.I. Fridays wants to be a cluuuub; senior citizens protest. [City Desk]
After incident in D.C., Chris Brown checks out of rehab. [WJLA]
Gibson Guitar Room hosts a free dental clinic for musicians. [D.C. Music Download]
A history of Georgetown movie theaters [Greater Greater Washington]
TheatreWashington now [...]

Arts Roundup: Flakey Trel Edition

Wilson High School newspaper reports that Fat Trel bailed on a scheduled concert at the school after pocketing his performance fee. [Wilson Beacon]
Why 826DC is awesome [Post]
Pacman and Peso edge closer to North Korea. [Post]
A review of Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience [Post]

Josef Palermo [...]

In Georgetown, Artist chukwumaa Mistaken for Navy Yard Shooter

On Monday afternoon, about two hours after Aaron Alexis allegedly began his shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C., performance artist Wilmer Wilson IV was just beginning an hours-long walk from Ward 7's Marvin Gaye Park to the Georgetown waterfront. For the walk, Wilson brought a ladder, alternating between holding it and carrying it [...]

Arts Roundup: Politics & Prose Edition

Politics & Prose may open a second location in Georgetown. [Washingtonian]
After Navy Yard massacre, White House cancels yesterday's Musica Latina concert. [Post]
WPFW General Manager John Hughes placed on paid administrative leave. [City Desk]
D.C. native Braxton Cook didn't make it as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, but congrats to last night's winner, Melissa Aldana. [New York Times]
Memorable [...]

The Bayou: D.C.’s Killer Joint, Reviewed

In the Bayou's no-frills, stone-and-brick building on K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway, a singer was once fed a rat sandwich as a practical joke. Employees had sex under the club's stage. Jazz bands swung. A manager nicknamed "Little Hitler" ruled the roost. Foreigner played there—twice.
The Bayou: D.C.’s Killer Joint, a 90-minute, locally [...]

For a Few Pinballs More: Pinball Museum Gets a Lease Extension

We can all safely breathe: The National Pinball Museum will stick to its current location in Georgetown until at least Sept. 5. Just days before its lease was to expire—when it expected to be given the boot—the non-profit received a short-term extension. Director of Operations Tiffani Huskey tells Arts Desk that all it took was [...]

Neighborhood Watch (Arts Edition): No-Go for Peck Mural in Georgetown

The Issue: A proposed mural by Byron Peck that would have decorated the Eagle Bank on Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown was rejected by the Old Georgetown Board last week, after Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E adopted a resolution against it two weeks ago. The three-member board reviews semipublic and private design plans in Georgetown, and makes [...]

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