Posts Tagged ‘jamel johnson’

What Made Local Comedians Laugh in 2014

A racist Nats fan, a banana peel, and an all-you-can-eat buffet

ToDo ToDay: “Next” and Wayne McGregor

With all the uncertainty around the future of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design, the name of the annual student show—NEXT—seems hopelessly ironic this year. But what about the art? Some photographic series take a straightforward approach. But what’s notable about several of the other photographic works on [...]

ToDo ToDay: Frankie Cosmos, Living Out, and the Encyclopedia Show

A scan of Frankie Cosmos’ Bandcamp page might lead you to assume the New York City indie-pop singer has a problem editing herself. In just a few years, Greta Kline has uploaded hundreds of four-track-recorded songs on more than 50 releases. But at around 17 minutes, Zentropy, her first studio-made “full-length,” is a miracle of concise [...]

ToDo ToDay: Fête des Lumières and Cool “Disco” Dan

When the residents of Lyon, France, survived the plague in 1647, they celebrated by lighting candles and offering tributes to the Virgin Mary. More than three centuries later, the display has evolved into a sweeping lights party that draws millions of tourists to the town in early December. Now, with the help of Alliance Française [...]

ToDo ToDay: Kevin Barry, Storytelling, and Weird Comedy

Very few evil megalomaniacs are as entertaining as Kevin Barry. The Limerick-born scribe's fiction is a distinctly Irish brew of lyricism, raunchy humor, and sentimentality that translates well to the speaker's podium. Riding a wave of critical enthusiasm to his reading tonight at Mount Vernon Square’s Warehouse Theater, Barry focused his debut novel, City of Bohane, [...]

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