Posts Tagged ‘Howard Theatre’

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Wind Me Up Again

In coming years D.C. may see  a Chuck Brown memorial in Langdon Park, but for now, if you want to remember the Godfather of Go-Go, you won't go wrong going to the Howard Theatre's "Wind Me Up, Chuck! Mondays." The regular concerts—they're calling them "endearing legacy" shows—will feature members of The Chuck Brown Band alongside musicians [...]

Arts Roundup: Comceptual Edition

Unlikely New York art collector Herbert Vogel—a major National Gallery of Art benefactor and the subject of this lovely documentary—has died. [Post]
A deep dive into the Corcoran's flagging fundraising efforts [Post]
Explained: Those goofy baseball-player sculptures at 20th Street and Virginia Avenue NW [District of Sculpture]
"Comceptual" art? [Pink Line Project]
Howard Theatre as dance venue: It stinks. [...]

Chuck Brown’s Public Viewing Refuses to Be Rained Out

Chuck Brown’s all-day wake/public viewing at the Howard Theater was rained on yesterday evening, but refused to be rained out.
Around 8 p.m., police began asking the large crowd gathered outside of the venue to disperse because of an impending storm. Vendors packed up their bootleg Chuck Brown t-shirts and fled, as did [...]

“A Family Affair”: Mourners Line Up for Chuck Brown’s Public Viewing at the Howard Theatre

“Chuck shirts! Chuck shirts!” vendors cried as they worked the line stretching from the Howard Theatre, where crowds had assembled to say goodbye to Chuck Brown today. The scene was part concert, part tourist gathering, part block party; friends greeted each other from across the street, hawkers hollered, local politicians made the necessary appearances.
People in [...]