Posts Tagged ‘Joe Englert’

Read Washington City Paper’s First People Issue

Today, Washington City Paper debuted its first People Issue, a special edition of the paper dedicated to the folks who help make life in D.C. the creative, noisy, well-fed, funny, drunk, vibrant, (occasionally) nude, and ever-changing place it is.
We talked to a whole bunch of notable folks in the art world, all of whom you [...]

Arts Roundup: More Public Art Edition

In his 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan, Mayor Vince Gray proposes a $2.3 million annual increase to public art budget. []
At the Hay-Adams, wannabe Corcoran chairman Wayne Reynolds makes his $10,000 pitch—and says the institution has a hush-hush deal with the University of Maryland. [Post]
Gold Leaf Studios' Mike Abrams opens his newest space, Union Arts. [D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: “The Sound of Silence” Edition

The Library of Congress adds 25 songs, including Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," to the National Recording Registry. [AP via WJLA]
Decatur House's Japanese silk paintings get a face lift. [Post]
Philippa Hughes: Performance art is everywhere in D.C. [Pink Line Project]
Joe Englert, owner of Rock & Roll Hotel and oodles of other local bars, gives [...]

Rock & Roll Hotel Building For Sale

The building that houses Rock & Roll Hotel at 1353 H St. NE is on the market for $3 million, according to a listing on But the club doesn't plan to vacate anytime soon.
The property is owned by a family that bought the property in the 1980s; Rock & Roll Hotel owner Joe Englert does [...]

Red Palace Will Close at the End of the Year

Red Palace, the burlesque house, bar, restaurant, and concert venue on H Street NE, is set to close at the end of the year.
Red Palace has been a work-in-progress for a while now: It reopened under its current name in 2010, after burlesque house Palace of Wonders merged with neighboring rock venue The Red & [...]

BMI Sues Rock & Roll Hotel for Copyright Infringement

Music rights organization BMI, on behalf of 16 copyright holders, has filed a civil suit against the Rock & Roll Hotel and its owner, Joe Englert, for alleged copyright infringement.
The lawsuit, filed yesterday in D.C.'s U.S. District Court, alleges that the Rock & Roll Hotel violated 12 copyrights by playing pop music in the club without [...]

Talent Buyer Vicki Savoula Leaving Black Cat

After 10 years booking music at the well-known rock club on 14th Street NW, Vicki Savoula is leaving Black Cat, effective Aug. 3.
She's not abandoning her perch for another club—Savoula, 33, is leaving the music business entirely, embarking on a new career in education. (When asked where she's headed, she declined to give specifics.) She [...]

D.C. Nein? DC9’s Nearly Smooth Return to Business as Usual

By its own count, DC9 hasn’t had any trouble attracting musicians since Ali Ahmed Mohammed died feet from the 9th Street NW venue one year ago. “Hundreds, if not thousands, of bands have played since that time,” says Steve Lambert, who books acts at DC9 and other venues in the District. “DC9’s been booking full storm [...]

Merged Red and the Black/Palace of Wonders Venue Could Open in Six Months

The bar and concert venue that will arise from the merger of the H Street NE venues the Red and the Black and Palace of Wonders lends itself, pretty obviously, to a new name: the Red and Black Palace. That's what nightlife mogul Joe Englert, an owner of the Red and the Black, wants to [...]