Posts Tagged ‘Kennedy Center Honors’

Arts Roundup: Pipe Down, Grandpa! Edition

Old people be talkin' during movies. In a crazy ironic twist, they're also the first to shush you in the library. John Kelly should write a column about that, too. [Post]
This forthcoming animal art in Capitol Hill had better be damn cute. [DCist]
Billy Joel is overwhelmed by the Kennedy Center Honors. Overwhelmed! [Los Angeles Times]
Let D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Disappointed Bird Edition

The Kennedy Center Honors. They happened. [Post, Post]
A drawing by outsider artist Martin Ramirez comes to the Library of Congress. [Post]
Air and Space Museum guards tackle a freelance photographer. [DCist]
Chris Richards ranks the best pop singles of the year. [Post]
D.C. residents support the arts, kind of, but they don't attend fundraisers because they claim to [...]

Arts Roundup: Chuck! Edition

Responding to criticism, the Kennedy Center changes its selection process for the Kennedy Center Honors. [Arts Desk]
Where to find Chuck Brown public art around the city [Curbed D.C.]
An interview with Andre "Whiteboy" Johnson in advance of last night's Chuck Brown memorial concert at the Howard Theatre [WTOP]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier shut down streets in [...]

Kennedy Center Changes Selection Process for Honors

Responding to recent criticism of the Kennedy Center Honors' limited representation of American artists, the Kennedy Center today announced that it is changing the way it selects honorees for its annual awards blitz.
Last year, Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Felix Sanchez penned an opinion piece for Fox News Latino that accused the Honors [...]

Arts Roundup: Horrendous Recording Edition

The Washington Ballet's annual Nutcracker had to ditch live music this year. In its place, says Sarah Kaufman, is a "a truly horrendous recording" of Tchaikovsky's score. [Post]
Take a look at WPFW-FM's new revised schedule. The most dramatic change: Most music has been slashed from workday hours. [City Desk]
A while back, publishing company TufAmerica filed an awfully poorly timed [...]

Excuse Me, Michael Kaiser?

Did Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser really curse out the Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts?
That's what the chairman says. Chairman Felix Sanchez, along with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, wrote members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Kennedy Center, and President Barack Obama asking for more recognition of Latino artists in the Kennedy [...]

Arts Roundup: Emmy Edition

The Kennedy Center Honors win an Emmy [Post]
The National Museum of American History names a temporary director after John Gray's heart attack last week [Post]
Former Post television critic Tom Shales is headed to Roger Ebert's blog [Poynter]
Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess reflects on his company's 20 years [Washingtonian]
What would theaters look like if they borrowed [...]

Kennedy Center Announces 2012 Honorees

They're here. Today, the Kennedy Center announced the 2012 recipients of the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Aaaand they are: Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin. (A press release clarifies: "While Led Zeppelin is being honored as a band, keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, guitarist Jimmy Page, and singer Robert Plant [...]

Arts Roundup: The Primary Criterion Is Excellence Edition

Foggy Bottom of the Heap: The Kennedy Center Honors are just the worst. WaPo's Paul Farhi has a report from the event, which is too expensive for you to attend, has nothing to do with anything ("The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence"), and is rich in this kind of scene: "The pre-show [...]

Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

This morning, the Kennedy Center announced the recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Sonny Rollins, Meryl Streep, and Yo-Yo Ma will be honored in a presidential ceremony and gala on December 4. The gala will be broadcast on CBS Dec. 27.
What does Diamond have to say about all this? "I [...]