Posts Tagged ‘Holly Bass’

The Future of D.C. Arts, as Told by Matt Yglesias, Holly Bass, Brendan Canty, and Victoria Reis

Start a kids-only lending library of donated instruments from established musicians. Team up with local affordable housing activists to lobby for responsible development. Sell art through subscription services. Amend zoning laws to carve out space for art studios.
That's how D.C. arts will stay solvent in the future, according to the guests at last night's District of Change: Making [...]

D.C. Poets and Spoken-Word Heads Reunite at Kennedy Center

From February 1994 to August 1996, D.C.'s poetry and spoken-word scene had a home at It's Your Mug Café. Located at 2601 P St. NW in Georgetown, the former café—now an antique store—hosted a weekly Tuesday night open mic that drew some of the best and brightest in the poetry community. Tonight, seven wordslingers and two [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cecily Strong! Teething Veils! Carolyn Malachi!

Rookies tend to fade into the background on Saturday Night Live. But Cecily Strong broke out playing the Weekend Update panelist "The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party." Her slurred speech, Smartphone-checking, and condescending yet uninformed moralisms ape the behavior of a well-intentioned George Washington University freshman after a few [...]

ToDo ToDay: Luciano! Holly Bass!

Even though he croons over slow, mellow rhythms, Jamaican vocalist Luciano isn’t a formulaic reggae singer. Yes, the artist born Jepther McClymont is a Rastafarian who occasionally speaks about ganja in interviews, but his church-trained voice borrows a page from Pavarotti and he wails emotionally in a manner somewhat unique to reggae.  Read more >>> [...]

Arts Roundup: Bieber’s Wax Pants Edition

D.C.'s artistic growth has outpaced its supply of venues, says Forum Theatre Artistic Director Michael Dove. [Washingtonian]
Local author Howard Norman talks about the murder-suicide that took place at his D.C. home in 2003 and how he has to travel north to get any writing done. [WAMU]
ICYMI: CulturalDC buys Flashpoint. [Post]
What's next for Keegan Theatre? [Post]
Admiring [...]

The Body Stop: D.C.’s Once-Nonexistent Performance Art Scene Takes Off—in Rosslyn

Drop into any Brightest Young Things party or Pink Line Project event with a DJ, a food truck, and some graffiti, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see some performance art. Not, mind you, the Viennese Actionism of the late 1960s or the NEA Four of the early 1990s or Marina Abramović trying [...]

ToDo ToDay: Metz! Baseball Musicals!

It’s easy to harp on the '90s as the golden age of indie rock, where screeching DIY bands championed the home-rooted growth of small label, like Seattle’s Sub Pop. Many years of lukewarm releases later, Sub Pop has gone back to its roots by signing schizophrenic rock bands whose main priority is a live set [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nancy and Beth! Beautiful Swimmers! Holly Bass!

People know Megan Mullally can do bawdy humor but it’s her weird, subtle comedy that makes you laugh and say “WTF” at the same time. Her new musical duo, Nancy and Beth, falls into the latter category. Along with actress Stephanie Hunt, the two perform a combination of ’70s folk songs, original compositions, and situational humor [...]

WPA and the Corcoran, Building a Bridge

The copy editors among us will remember the Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran (WPA\C), the backslash-abusing acronym for the artist-membership nonprofit organization. Once upon a time, the \C represented the merged interests of the WPA and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The short history: The WPA launched in 1975, merged with the Corc in 1996 [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Francofication of Anacostia

The success of the temporary Ward 8 art festival LUMEN8 is owed in part to the support it received from L’Alliance Française, the D.C.-based French cultural center. The Francofication of Anacostia continues with “Le Temps Devant,” a show of portraits by Paris-based photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel. Another L’Alliance jam, the exhibition of vanitas portrait photographs attempts to [...]

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