Posts Tagged ‘lee daniels’ the butler’

Arts Roundup: Otis and Redding Edition

Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
Wil Haygood's unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he's ever seen. [WJLA]
Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
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Arts Roundup: MetroPerforms Closes Doors Edition

Tonight, LGBT activists protest Mexican rock band Molotov's homophobic lyrics outside of the Fillmore Silver Spring. [Post]
Metro's crappy MetroPerforms! program treats performers poorly. Consequently, only half of them are showing up to their gigs. [Express]
Danny Strong, screenwriter for Lee Daniels' The Butler, offers a tepid response to the Silver Spring theater security controversy. [Huffington Post [...]

Arts Roundup: Motorcade Madness Edition

House of Cards wanted to film a fake motorcade around the National Mall. Obviously, D.C. police had to crack down on that foolishness. [Washington Business Journal]
Gwydion Suilebhan proposes strong, radical changes for the Helen Hayes Awards. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (author of last year's famed Root piece about swagger-jacking on U Street NW) comments [...]

Arts Roundup: Gump Edition

The alleged racial profiling that took place at the Majestic theater in Silver Spring may not have been unique or race-related. [DCist]
The Smithsonian slashes a water feature from the planned National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Washington Business Journal]
A plea to critics: Stop comparing Lee Daniels' The Butler to Forrest Gump. [Atlantic]
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