Posts Tagged ‘Kwame Brown’

A District of Ice and Fire

It’s been a month since Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy series based on the novels of George R. R. Martin, wrapped up its second season. And the more we rewatch episodes via OnDemand, the more Martin’s sprawling epic of dragons, ice demons, and warring dynasties feels like an allegory for our situation here in the [...]

Arts Roundup: Hating on Go-Go Edition

What did Kwame Brown really mean when he said newcomers to D.C. should "get over" their distaste for go-go? Who really hates go-go, anyway: D.C. residents or the D.C. government? [DCist]
Another Michael Kaiser column in dire need of more detail: The Kennedy Center president tackles the ineffective Web strategies of arts organizations, but doesn't name [...]

Chuck Brown Day? Chuck Brown Park? The Go-Go Hall of Fame?

For a moment earlier today, as politicians lined up on the stage to send off the Godfather of Go-Go, what began as a festive memorial started to feel like a game of one-upmanship. Mayor Vince Gray said he would ask the D.C. Council to name a park after Chuck Brown, who died May 16. Del. [...]

Gray Proposes Popcorn Tax Along With Major Overhaul to Film Incentive Program

Earlier this afternoon the Washington Business Journal reported that Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing a new vehicle to help finance the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development's longterm goal of enticing a movie theater chain to build a multiplex east of the Anacostia River. In legislation introduced in the D.C. Council by Chairman Kwame [...]

Arts Organizations Tell D.C. Council to Drop Ticket Tax

More than a dozen representatives of theater and other artistic organizations attended today's D.C. Council hearing on Mayor Vincent Gray's budget for the 2012 fiscal year to oppose the proposed imposition of a 6 percent sales tax on theater, gallery, and performance tickets.
The mayor's budget proposal called for "expand[ing] the sales tax base to include [...]

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