Posts Tagged ‘Inauguration’

Arts Roundup: Anthem Edition

She sang the anthem, y'all. [Rolling Stone]
AFI Silver Theatre risks massive profit loss if it can't go digital [Gazette]
After controversy, Cool Disco Donut changes its name to Zeke's D.C. Donuts [Washington City Paper]
The Post goes deep inside the Cool Disco Donut hole [Post]
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist author visits her old high school, Bethesda Chevy [...]

Arts Roundup: Lip-Synched Edition

The U.S. Marine Band says Beyoncé lip-synched the National Anthem at Monday's inauguration, and the backpedaling begins! [WJLA]
In a blog post that declares poetry dead, Post humor blogger Alexandra Petri manages to enrage poets and mailmen alike: "Poets are like the Postal Service—a group of people sedulously doing something that we no longer need, under [...]

Arts Roundup: Inauguration Leftovers Edition

The Washington Post's classical-music critic, Anne Midgette, on behalf of classical-music fans, to President Obama: "We appreciate you taking an interest in our field. Please continue to notice this music, and we promise to hold our tongues for the next four years about whether or not we agree with your approach." [Post]
Ballou and University of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Everything Except the Actual Inauguration

Today, President Barack Obama is publicly sworn into office for the second time. This does not mean that you should go to the inauguration ceremony. In fact, you should probably avoid it. Here’s what you should do instead: Clean your apartment, finish that book you’ve been neglecting, or go for a long walk far from [...]

Arts Roundup: Obama Jam Edition

D.C. street vendor Royal Height crafts an awesomely retro brainsticker of an Obama anthem, but worries it's losing relevance. [Post]
Phil Kennicott: High culture in America hasn't always been restricted to balls, high-society functions, and presidential inaugurations. [Post]
Kennedy Center makes accommodations to kids with autism. [Post]
Saturday night on U Street: largely apolitical, says Fritz Hahn. [Post]
Constellation [...]

ToDo ToDay: Marshall Crenshaw’s Mom Rock, Inauguration Parties, and Catharsis!

My mom loves Marshall Crenshaw. He is, after all, undeniably supermarket mom rock: His self-titled 1982 debut album contains the glossy pop hits “Someday, Someway,” “Cynical Girl,” “Mary Anne,” and “The Usual Thing”—all sweet, boppy, wholly inoffensive singalongs. So I love Marshall Crenshaw nearly as much as my mom does; the classics from his first [...]

Arts Roundup: National Theatre’s History of Neglect Edition

Nelson Pressley: "... the National [Theatre] is a low-budget, skeletal operation that maintains a handful of outreach operations to help justify its not-for-profit status. Rent doesn’t seem to be an issue. Bottom line: When the theater is dark, no one really loses money." [Post]
Furniture magnate Mitchell Gold and his former Smithsonian researcher husband Tim Gold [...]

Arts Roundup: What Went Wrong at Red Palace? Edition

James Taylor, who played a role in both the American Dime Museum and Palace of Wonders/Red Palace, talks about what went wrong at those ventures [Huffington Post D.C.]
Kennedy Center announces that Eva Longoria (as host), George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Chita Rivera, and Rita Moreno will be a part of its "Latino Inaugural 2013" on Sunday [AP via Huffington Post]
Protests [...]

Arts Roundup: Ken Cen’s Latino Problem Edition

The Kennedy Center forms an advisory panel to address criticisms that it excludes Latinos from the Kennedy Center Honors [AP via WJLA]
ArtPlace deems Adams Morgan one of its Top 12 "ArtPlaces" in the country, selected based on factors like walkability and the number of independent businesses, aka indicators that don't appear to have much to [...]

Arts Roundup: Benny Blanco’s Bad Music Edition

A profile of 24-year-old Benny Blanco, the Reston producer who's responsible for some of the most inescapable pop-radio fodder [New York Times]
Peter Marks doesn't mince words in a critical piece about Arena Stage's local-playwright woes and Artisphere's recent ejection of its in-house theater company, WSC Avant Bard. [Post]
A vapid feature on expecting women in the [...]

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