Posts Tagged ‘Kennedy Center’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

The Kennedy Center pulls in an additional $40 million for its expansion project. [Post]
Howard Theatre looks to book more and "younger" shows, tightening competition with 9:30 Club and other nearby venues. [Arts Desk]
Wild Flag (officially) breaks up. [Arts Desk]
"Renoir Girl" may have been shopping around her mom's stolen Renoir painting without her knowledge. [Post]
Another profile of [...]

Arts Roundup: Welcome Back, Caverns Edition

Bohemian Caverns will reopen this week. [Arts Desk]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to retire early, move his DeVos Institute to University of Maryland. [Arts Desk]
The Office of Planning wants to bring art, design to office lobbies. [East City Art]
President Obama loves to belt it out. [WJLA]
Ne-Yo was here. [Post]
Look: Photos of GEMS at U [...]

Michael Kaiser’s Arts Management Institute Slated to Move to University of Maryland

When he retires from the arts center in 2014, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser will take up a new gig at the University of Maryland, the university announced today. The arts leader plans to retire four months early in order to bring his DeVos Institute of Arts Management to the college beginning Sept. 1, 2014. [...]

Arts Roundup: Blockbuster Edition

Glen Echo Park seeks to raise the $200,000 it lost during the government shutdown. [Gazette]
Oman wants to put a cultural center at 16th and L streets NW. [Short Articles about Long Meetings]
Kennedy Center will premiere a new Gigi revival in 2015. [Post]
On the outside of its building, the Holocaust Museum projects images of homeless Rohingya [...]

Arts Roundup: #shutdown Edition

It takes a shutdown for people to realize they like museums. [City Desk]
Private museums totally cool with Smithsonian closure. [Arts Desk]
Kennedy Center raises $1.3 million at fundraiser. [Washingtonian]
...and Kevin Spacey raises money for the arts—because if there's any actor who can terrify you into chucking your wallet into his hands and running away, it's Kevin [...]

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