Posts Tagged ‘Howard Theatre’

Cody ChesnuTT Loves Performing for D.C.’s Black Audiences, but Says Soul Music’s in a Rut

Cody ChesnuTT is a much different musician than he was 12 years ago when, on 2002's The Headphone Masterpiece, the soul singer garnered attention by simply not giving a damn. Check out the 12-second track "Brother with an Ego" if you don't believe me. The album's lo-fi, bare-bones aesthetic charmed the Roots into remixing one of its [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

The Kennedy Center pulls in an additional $40 million for its expansion project. [Post]
Howard Theatre looks to book more and "younger" shows, tightening competition with 9:30 Club and other nearby venues. [Arts Desk]
Wild Flag (officially) breaks up. [Arts Desk]
"Renoir Girl" may have been shopping around her mom's stolen Renoir painting without her knowledge. [Post]
Another profile of [...]

With New Partnership, Howard Theatre Aims to Book More and “Younger” Shows

Today, the Howard Theatre announced a new partnership that could ramp up concert-booking competition in the already entertainment-saturated U Street NW corridor. Howard Theatre operator Blue Note Entertainment Group plans to team up with Philadelphia venue Electric Factory and "boutique" concert promotion group Bonfire—which books Electric Factory, among other Philly venues—in a move that positions [...]

Rapper Eve on the Gap Between Her Albums and Testosterone in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop—its slang, its trends—seems to change every six months. So it's almost unheard of for a rapper to go a decade between releasing albums and still maintain some type of success. This became a reality for rapper Eve, who released her fourth album, Lip Lock, in May—11 years after its predecessor, Eve-Olution.
Eve's career wasn't exactly [...]

Arts Roundup: Motorcade Madness Edition

House of Cards wanted to film a fake motorcade around the National Mall. Obviously, D.C. police had to crack down on that foolishness. [Washington Business Journal]
Gwydion Suilebhan proposes strong, radical changes for the Helen Hayes Awards. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (author of last year's famed Root piece about swagger-jacking on U Street NW) comments [...]

With Crossroads Closed, Where Will D.C.’s Caribbean Scene Settle?

You couldn't blame most locals for overlooking the fact that the D.C. suburbs recently lost one of its best venues for Caribbean music. As the Prince George's Newsletter quietly noted in May, the building that long housed Bladensburg's Crossroads Nightclub was sold to J & J Medical Health Care & Equipment for $1.2 million. Outside of the local Caribbean [...]

See Some Ethiopian Music This Week (Because There Will Be a Lot of It)

The D.C. area is already home to the United States' largest Ethiopian population, but this week brings a surge of Ethiopian culture thanks to the 30th Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) Tournament that runs through July 6. Take note, Horn of Africa fans: This is going to be one of the year's best chances [...]

Arts Roundup: Goodnight, Roberto Edition

DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story closes early at Gala Hispanic Theatre. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Stream Red Hare's Nites of Midnite over at Spin—but before you do, read our review of the aggro record. [Spin]
Behold: Adams Morgan's summer concert series! [The 42]
Dave Nada makes a free mix for the rapidly approaching Moombahton Massive party at 9:30 Club. [Moombahton]
D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Chuck! Edition

Responding to criticism, the Kennedy Center changes its selection process for the Kennedy Center Honors. [Arts Desk]
Where to find Chuck Brown public art around the city [Curbed D.C.]
An interview with Andre "Whiteboy" Johnson in advance of last night's Chuck Brown memorial concert at the Howard Theatre [WTOP]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier shut down streets in [...]

Remembering Chuck Brown, One Year After His Death

Chuck Brown died one year ago today, on May 16, 2012.
We have no way of knowing how many block parties, go-gos, and barbecues have been held in Brown’s honor since then. But at least a few major tributes to Brown have emerged in the last year, some of them with more staying power than others.
Among [...]

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