Posts Tagged ‘harry schnipper’

Blues Alley Closes for Repairs, Cancels Some Shows

It's been a rough month for jazz clubs. Bohemian Caverns remains closed for repairs after a freak car accident penetrated its exterior wall. Then, beginning this week, shows listed on Blues Alley's website were suddenly canceled, with ticketholders offered refunds.
The culprit, says Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper, is repair work that the club had been [...]

Lincoln Theatre Selects New Operator

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has selected a new operator for Lincoln Theatre, but the commission has yet to announce who that operator is, the Washington Business Journal reports.
DCCAH Executive Director Lionell Thomas says that D.C.'s Department of General Services is overseeing the offer letter and lease agreement for the new operator. [...]

Arts Roundup: Harry Schnipper Hearts Lincoln Theatre Edition

Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper makes it known—again—that he's eyeballing Lincoln Theatre. Oh, and his historic jazz venue could possibly, maybe, potentially relocate. [Washington Business Journal]
WETA's Around Town talks Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit. [WETA via YouTube]
Towson's Recher Theatre to close for a revamping. [WTOP]
Dischord unloads some old Black Eyes archival material on its Tumblr page. [...]

Should the District Sell Lincoln Theatre?

Last year, Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper wanted to buy the Lincoln Theatre.
One problem: The troubled city-owned historic facility wasn't for sale.
Of course, that's not what Schnipper says he heard in November, when he mailed in a bid. Schnipper says the city's Department of General Services was soliciting proposals from potential buyers at that time. [...]