Posts Tagged ‘Grammys’

Listen: Maimouna Youssef’s Response to Lorde’s “Royals”

At this point, Lorde's "Royals" is firmly embedded in this moment in pop culture. Released last summer, it proved a smash hit for the New Zealand singer, one that culminated with her recently taking home four Grammys for her trouble.
But local rapper and singer Maimouna Youssef has a response to Lorde's hit. It comes in the form [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Aftershocks Edition

This is what the Kennedy Center may look like in a few years. [Arts Desk]
Vocalists compete to play the Cherry Blossom Festival. [WTOP]
After multiple stabbings, District nightclub remains closed. [PoPville]
Area reporter outraged about Academy Awards' snub of Dave Grohl appeased by Grammy wins. [Post]
That time The Beatles came to the British Embassy and were miserable. [...]

Lorde Name-Checks Fugazi

In a Grammys interview, kiwi pop star and multiple statuette winner Lorde is asked about what she'd like to do next, creatively speaking. Her reply: "I actually want to rap, I'm interested in that. But then I also wanna, you know, make a record like Fugazi."
I'm throwing my money into the wishing well for Lorde's hip-hop [...]

Arts Roundup: Workbook Edition

NSO conductor Christoph Eschenbach takes home a Grammy for "best classical compendium." [Post, New York Times]
Baltimore native Maysa on her Grammy nomination [Post]
Max Roach records go to Library of Congress. [AP]
Bob Mould will play Workbook in its entirety at 9:30 Club in March. [9:30 Club]
Mt. Pleasant library evacuated. [PoPville]
Weather delays The Best Man at Keegan Theatre. [Arts [...]

Arts Roundup: Anyone Want a Helicopter? Edition

The Air and Space Museum is giving away items from its collection. [WJLA]
As expected, Artisphere is over budget again and it requires an additional $800,000 from Arlington County. [Examiner]
Library of Congress wins a special Grammy. [AP via WTOP]
WPFW has to move in a month, but where? [City Desk]
The Kennedy Center will produce a musical inspired [...]

D.C. Native Ben Williams Shares in “Best Instrumental Jazz Album” Grammy Win

Everything's coming up Milhouse for Ben Williams. The 28-year-old bassist, who grew up in Michigan Park, was already racking up an impressive jazz résumé when he won the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. As a result, he won a recording contract with Concord Records, which subsequently released his debut album State of Art [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammys Edition

D.C. didn't fare well at the Grammys last night—sorry, Wale, Benny Blanco, et al.—but D.C. producer Alvin Risk did appear onstage as part of Skrillex's entourage. It's something. [Twitter]
Parking-lot attendees stole nearly $1.4 million from the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.; two employees get jail time [Post]
Phil Kennicott on the George W. Bush paintings: [...]

Arts Roundup: Al Pacino Edition

Shafted: Local artists didn't win squat in this year's Grammys. Unless you consider The Foo Fighters local.
Lady in White: Even D.C. media wasn't immune to the collective Whitney Houston mourning yesterday. DCist posted video of Houston's final D.C. performance in 1997, which was packaged as an HBO special called "Classic Whitney Live From Washington D.C."
Hoo-Ah!: In a ceremony [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Diss!

Where'd the love go: Back in February, Jonathan L. Fischer dug into how small-time, local artists were racking up Grammys despite not being famous. He concluded it was a result of top-notch networking, particularly membership in the local Recording Academy. Then in April, the Grammys shed about 30 categories, including the urban alternative category, in [...]

Grammy Voters Nail It With Carolyn Malachi Nomination

Over at TBD, Sarah Godfrey points out that a handful of D.C.-area acts netted Grammy nominations last night: Chuck Brown in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals category for his Jill Scott collab "Love"; Raheem DeVaughn's The Love & War Masterpeace for Best R&B Album; and Mary Chapin Carpenter's The Age Of Miracles [...]