Posts Tagged ‘Hyattsville’

Arts Roundup: $21 Million, That’s My Number Edition

Toots and the Maytals singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is suing an alleged bottle-thrower for $21 million. [WTOP]
David Alpert thinks zoning tweaks will help local theaters find places to perform. [Post]
Could more local theaters learn from Woolly Mammoth's digital-engagement initiatives? [Post]
In the 1940s, what's now the 9:30 Club was Duke Ellington's. [Post]
The Shakespeare Theatre Company might [...]

Arts Roundup: Awesome Con Edition

A third person pleads guilty in the Smithsonian parking lot theft. [Post]
Three buildings slated to be part of D.C.'s failing Armenian Genocide Museum will be razed. [Washington Business Journal]
Awesome Con D.C. did so well, organizers of the pop culture and comics convention say they'll bring it back next year. [Post]
Burlesque booker Melina Afzal talks about [...]

Arts Roundup: Baby Wale Edition

Library of Congress employee indicted on stalking and fraud charges. [WTOP]
The Newseum displays rarely seen JFK assassination artifacts. [AP via WJLA]
Maryland arts budget bounces back to pre-housing crisis levels. [Washington Business Journal]
Franklin Brewery commissions a new mural for Hyattsville. [East City Art]
The Hill Center poetry series officially begins. [Post]
This Baby Wale restaurant coming to 9th [...]

Arts Roundup: Hyattsville Edition

Hyattsville's Community Development Corporation puts out a call for street muralists [Hyattsville CDC]
Playwright Annie Baker (Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation) talks about Vermont [Washingtonian]
Rorschach Theatre announces its next season [D.C. Theatre Scene]
This could be funny: Thursday-night comedy at RFD in Capitol Hill [Post]
Say goodbye to Christopher (Chip) Porter's regular column in Express. The Washington Post-owned [...]

What’s Up With This Ghostface Beat Tape?

The world's Wu-nerds can sort out the particulars of The Ghostface Beat Tape Project, a 28-track collection of high-quality instrumentals "inspired by the Wally Champ" and created entirely by DMV producers. There's plenty to chew on at the micro level. At the macro level, though, it inspires one question: Why put all that DMV effort [...]

Ike Da Kid Answers Some Essential Questions

The firehose of DMV hip-hop videos at D.C. Mumbo Sauce sometimes spurts out a hidden gem, like Ike Da Kid's "Fast Life," which, beyond its big-ass beat and general good-natured-ness, left us with more questions than answers. So we posed five of them directly to Ike himself, a recent University of Maryland graduate and Hyattsville [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Avi Buffalo, Foul Swoops

A lot has changed in the year since doll-haired Australian chanteuse Sia Furler postponed the tour behind her latest release, We Are Born, due to her struggle with Graves’ disease. For one, she got healthier and more confident behind a flood of support at home and abroad. She also landed a gig [...]

You Should Have Watched the Whole Game

I'm a Philadelphia Eagles fan, which means I sat through all of last night's massacre. If you are a Redskins fan, you probably didn't. This post is not about football, however. It's about the fact that I got to see the commercial for Afros Cut—a Hyattsville barber/beauty shop—several times in the second half.
It is now [...]

Free Saturday: Janine Wilson and Her Band

The local roots rocker Janine Wilson’s recently released third album Wakin' Up adds a guitar-pop flavor to her songwriting: Often on the new disc, she and her band come across like a more tradition-minded Pretenders, an approach that helps accentuate her deep, warm vocals. Janine Wilson and her band are performing tomorrow at the city [...]

The Surf Club Goes (Mostly) Latin

The Myspace site for the Surf Club (aka the Surf Club Live and previously Chick Hall’s Surf Club) now plays Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a Changin,” but perhaps it would make more sense to play something in Spanish.  Concerned about small turnouts for the blues-rock, country, and other roots styles he has [...]