Posts Tagged ‘Howard Theatre’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Artisphere Over Budget Edition

Artisphere expected to exceed its FY 2013 budget. [ARLnow]
Rating the Howard Theatre upon its first anniversary. [The Root]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser has a super sweet NCAA bracket. [Post]

Lincoln Theatre Community Meeting: Way to Blow It, DCCAH

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted a public feedback session last night for local residents interested in the future of the ailing Lincoln Theatre. A lovely idea, asking the public how it envisions Lincoln's destiny; but for many of the people who trekked out into the rain to attend the meeting at [...]

Uniquely Standard: Akua Allrich on Musical Heroines, the D.C. Jazz Scene, and Her New Album

Howard grad and D.C. native Akua Allrich has had a busy few years. In 2010, the soulful vocalist released her debut album, A Peace of Mine, and has been performing regularly since then. She's about to release her second album, a collection of classic jazz standards recorded at Bohemian Caverns and THEARC, and will celebrate it [...]

Arts Roundup: The David Mamet Problem Edition

Expanding on last week's Twitter back-and-forth about the complex relationship theater folks have with conservative playwright David Mamet, Project Gym founder Hannah Hessel elaborates on why she can't stand the guy. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Ford Motor Co. donates $500,000 to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. [Post]
Idiots sign White House petition to "make the My Bloody Valentine website [...]

Photos: Epica @ Howard Theatre

The Howard Theatre is a somewhat incongruous venue for a raucous metal show, especially with its sharply dressed ushers with nametags like "my name is John, and my favorite artist is Chuck Brown." But it made for a grand setting for last night's opening show of Epica's fall U.S. tour, especially considering that in [...]

Arts Roundup: Mouseketeer Edition

The Hirshhorn is selling a Picasso painting of a Mouseketeer. [New York Times]
Animal Collective's Geologist, aka Brian Weitz, lives in D.C., and here are some places where you can stalk him. [Post]
Southwest church gets tie-dyed. [Prince of Petworth]
Newish venues The Hamilton and Howard Theatre give a boost to D.C.'s gospel brunch scene. [Post]
If Southwest's federal [...]

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