Posts Tagged ‘HR-57’

HR-57 Plans to Build Its New Location in Shaw

After announcing earlier this month that his 25-year-old jazz club, HR-57, would close on August 9, owner Tony Puesan told Arts Desk that he planned to reopen the club in Northwest in early 2015 but was still deciding on an exact location. Now, as reported by CapitalBop, Puesan and his team have set their sights on a new space: a [...]

HR-57 to Close H Street NE Location This Saturday

The HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz and Blues, the two-decade old jazz club currently located on H Street NE, will close on Saturday. Frozen Tropics first reported the news Monday evening and club owner Tony Puesan confirmed the decision to Arts Desk this afternoon.
Don't look so sad, though: Puesan plans to reopen the [...]

Arts Roundup: Sassy Orbs Edition

Former record-label mogul donates a huge cache of rock interviews to the Library of Congress [Rolling Stone]
The National Women's History Museum names an interim chair and makes other changes following a Huffington Post investigation [Huffington Post]
The National Gallery of Art is a little less white and male than it used to be [Tyler Green]
Rosslyn gets [...]

HR-57 Re-Reopens Tonight

The flash from H Street, apparently official: HR-57 reopens in its new location  at 1007 H St. NE —its third storefront in 18 months—tonight at 8 p.m.
Word came late Tuesday night via photographer Timothy Forbes, a friend of HR-57 owner Tony Puesan who often photographs performances at the popular jazz club. Wednesday, a staff member [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Simon Doonan on Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

Simon Doonan’s latest book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, is clearly not interested in truth. Like his 2008 lifestyle book, Eccentric Glamour, it purveys a type of fabu-wisdom—a twinkly, floral-printed, and meticulously cataloged understanding of the world, where gay men are French women with penises (his words), straight men are burpy and totally yuck, and even food [...]

Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson, 1957-2012

Jimmy Jackson, the D.C.-based jazz drummer who was best known by his nickname "Junebug," died of congestive heart failure at about 1 a.m. today at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Ten days earlier, he had turned 55.
Jackson had struggled recently with his health. "We played with him last two thursdays ago [at HR-57's weekly [...]

HR-57 Is Moving—Again

Yesterday afternoon, Prince of Petworth picked up a report via the Twitter feed of H Street Festival publicist Margaret Holwill that the popular HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz and Blues will soon be relocating for the second time in a year.
"That's true," confirms drummer Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson, the venue's house drummer and de [...]

Jazz Setlist, October 13-19: Snap-Crackle-Bop

Friday, October 14
They don't call him "Snap-Crackle" 'cause he loves Rice Krispies. Roy Haynes got his nickname for his startlingly sharp attack on the drums, with a special zeal on the snare (snap) and ride cymbal (crackle). The distinctive sound has netted Roy one of the most eye-popping musical resumes you'll ever see. He had [...]

“We Finally Got It Open!”: HR-57 Returns

Photo: Prince of Petworth.
"We finally got it open!" Drummer Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson exclaimed to applause when he hit the stage Friday, sitting in on a number during HR-57's soft re-opening.
Once inside, this writer knew it was a mistake not to have brought a camera. The new H Street location of HR-57 is quite different from [...]

HR-57’s Soft Opening Is Tomorrow Night

Update 8:06 AM: While HR-57's Twitter still says this weekend is a "soft opening," this morning the club's website lists the details of Parker's set (9:00 PM to 1:00 AM tonight and tomorrow, $12 admission), but declares it a grand opening. New location, same muddled communication.
Update 7:05 PM:CapitalBop (which was burned on the same subject [...]