Posts Tagged ‘Haiti’

Reviewed: “Reverb & Echo” at Studio Gallery

The devastating Haitian earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010—which struck almost two years ago—has inspired many artists. Last fall, Wyatt Gallery offered photographic meditations on life amid temporary housing in the exhibit "Tent Life: Haiti," while the Watergate Gallery is currently showing Haitian paintings from a damaged arts venue in Port-au-Prince. At Studio Gallery, mixed-media artist [...]

Arts Roundup: Credit Where It’s Due Edition

Arnold Schwarzenegger, watch out: There's a new entertainer with political aspirations. Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti. Despite having recently claimed to have no political intentions, the recording artist–who first found fame with the Fugees–is planning to parlay his recent earthquake-relief charity work into a presidential run in his native country. Hmm, wonder [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Cirque du Jackson’ Edition

*Esquire makes a list of the 75 greatest women of all time with everyone from authors (Judy Blume) to rock legends (Janis Joplin) to philosophers (Sappho). But they list Kelly Clarkson as "the best voice in the history of pop music." While I enjoy Clarkson and think she's talented, Esquire: meet hyperbole.
*Cirque du Soleil announces [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Pissed Jeans, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kidz in the Hall, and More


Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band. 9:30 Club. $25.
Jamie McLean Band. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Livingston Taylor. Wolf Trap. $22.
Horsehead, Hiding Places, Deutschmarks. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.
Laura Tsaggaris, James Maddock. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
Pissed Jeans, Cloak/Dagger, The Wayward. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Rhododendron Road. Bangkok [...]

Arts Roundup: “Searching for a Jerry Garcia Joke” Edition

Good morning!
I really want to make fun of this sale of paintings by Jerry Garcia, set for April 24-25 at the Bethesda Marriott. But it's a benefit for Haiti. Also, Jerry Garcia is still dead.
The Corcoran ended its "Turner to Cezanne" exhibit a few weeks early, WaPo reports, for the same reason I can never get [...]

Sweet Micky Headlines One Caribbean Haiti Relief Concert Sunday at the Crossroads

While the media may have moved on to covering Chile, Haiti’s massive problems following the January earthquake will continue for some time, and that means some benefit shows for the latter will keep happening.  On Sunday night at the Crossroads in Bladensburg, Haiti’s Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly and his band will headline the One Caribbean [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Hotspur, Frau Eva, Nouvelle Vague, and More


Incwell. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Hotspur, No Second Troy, Margot MacDonald Band, Boys Will Be Boys. 9:30 Club. $15.

Bo Bice. Wolf Trap. $25.

Yell County, The Courtesans, The Secret Pop Band. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

New Rock Church of Fire, Greenland, Drunk Tigers. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.

Sweet Interference, Tripp, Hot Coffee [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: How Much Did That Benefit You Played Really Help Haiti?

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
A question for all my Chocolate City indie artists:
When "so and so," "this place and that place," and "whodie who" asked you to come out to perform your craft or display your wares for sale at their benefits for Haiti, were you compensated [...]

Weekend Music Roundup


Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez. IOTA Club & Cafe. $15.

The Gerunds, Golden City, MilkMachine. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

The Vita Ruins, Casper Bangs, The Jaguar Club. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.

King Soul. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.

Shawn Mullins, Justin Trawick. Birchmere. $25.

Cowboy Mouth, Junior Brown. 9:30 Club. $25.

Exit Clov, True Womanhood. Strathmore. $10 in [...]

Mingering Mike Auctions Custom-Made 45 to Benefit Haiti

D.C.-based fantasy-soul musician/artist Mingering Mike is is auctioning off a hand-painted cardboard 45 to benefit Doctors Without Borders' relief efforts in Haiti. The auction— which is taking place on the Soul Strut message board (FYI: you have to log in to bid)—will end Thursday, January 28th at midnight.
Here's the details from the auction thread:
The [...]