Posts Tagged ‘Kennedy Center’

More Mormons (and Other Musicals) in Kennedy Center’s 2014-2015 Season

If you missed your chance to see singing missionaries dance with African warlords when The Book of Mormon sold out the Kennedy Center last summer, you've got another opportunity to snag those pricey tickets...in about 18 months. The Tony Award-winning musical will return to the Opera House from June 16 to August 16, 2015, according to [...]

Remembering Paul Hawkins, Pioneering D.C. Percussionist, Bandleader, and Dancer

Paul Hawkins, a D.C.-born percussionist, bandleader, and dancer who was for decades a mainstay of Washington's Latin jazz scene, died on Feb. 9 of congestive heart failure in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 79.
A life-long D.C. resident, Hawkins was involved in the D.C. music scene from the 1950s—when he was winning dance contests at Turner’s [...]

Arts Roundup: $2 Million Punk House Edition

The house where Minor Threat played its first show is on the market for $2 million. [Curbed]
ANC rejects Ghana Cafe's request to add live entertainment. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
Neutral Milk Hotel says its forthcoming local tour stop will be its last for the foreseeable future. [Pitchfork]
dog & pony dc takes Beertown to New York. [Post]
Newman's Own [...]

Arts Roundup: Mo Rocca Edition

Mo Rocca will moderate a panel at the big Kennedy Center arts summit this weekend. [AP]
Ford's Theatre crawls with feds at Violet's opening night. [Post]
Local artist Theodore Taylor wins an award for his illustrations in a hip-hop children's book. [Post]
Travis Morrison's The Burlies release an EP. [Arts Desk]
New artist studio space available for rent in Bethesda. [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Aftershocks Edition

This is what the Kennedy Center may look like in a few years. [Arts Desk]
Vocalists compete to play the Cherry Blossom Festival. [WTOP]
After multiple stabbings, District nightclub remains closed. [PoPville]
Area reporter outraged about Academy Awards' snub of Dave Grohl appeased by Grammy wins. [Post]
That time The Beatles came to the British Embassy and were miserable. [...]

This Is What the Kennedy Center Could Look Like in 2017

More renderings of the Kennedy Center's planned $100 million expansion have been filed with the National Capital Planning Commission, and they offer a fuller picture of what the center may look like in 2017.
The new images from Steven Holl Architects include something we haven't seen yet: interior photos of the planned entry pavilion. Kennedy Center spokesman [...]

Arts Roundup: Louie Edition

The former H Street Playhouse to become a CrossFit gym. [WBJ]
Members of Congress present a bipartisan bill that would look into establishing a National Women's History Museum. [Post]
Port City Brewing is brewin' up more Borracho beer. [Post]
Local blues player Chris Polk has died. [In a Blue Mood]
Anne Midgette mulls the significance of the Kennedy Center's new president. [...]

Arts Roundup: New Prez in Town Edition

Kennedy Center announces its new president. [Arts Desk]
The new prez is reportedly a "team builder." [Post]
Hank Willis Thomas discusses his new show up at Corcoran, "Question Bridge: Black Males." [Washingtonian]
More delays for the new David Rubenstein gallery at National Archives. [Post]
No Rules Theatre Company announces its new season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Queer-friendly dance party She Rex [...]

Kennedy Center Names New President, Deborah F. Rutter

Deborah F. Rutter, current president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, will take over as the Kennedy Center's new president on Sept. 1 2014, Kennedy Center chairman David Rubenstein announced in a press event today. The center's current president, Michael Kaiser, leaves his post on Aug. 31, 2014 to transition into a new role at [...]

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 [...]

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