Posts Tagged ‘Library of Congress’

Illustrator Bob Staake on Dark Humor, New Yorker Covers, and Analog Art in a Digital World

"I don't like the term cartoonist at all, because I just don't think I am one at all."

Arts Roundup: Thoroughly Roasted Edition

Library of Congress debuts a new, massive "Songs of America" database. [In the Muse]
Even before its second season premieres, House of Cards gets a third season, and Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey talk about it. [Huffington Post]
Rhino Bar to host a Philip Seymour Hoffman retrospective. [DCist]
Local comics roast Dan Snyder; lots of tasteless jokes happen. [...]

Arts Roundup: Turn! Turn! Turn! Edition

Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who once worked with Alan Lomax at the Library of Congress' Archive of Folk Song, is dead at 94. [Post, Smithsonian, Post, Spin]
National Portrait Gallery installs a photo of Seeger, on view indefinitely. [AP]
Woolly Mammoth's Stupid Fucking Bird dominates 2014 Helen Hayes nominations. [Arts Desk]
Introducing D.C.'s first Funk Parade. [DCist]
Studio Theatre [...]

Arts Roundup: Workbook Edition

NSO conductor Christoph Eschenbach takes home a Grammy for "best classical compendium." [Post, New York Times]
Baltimore native Maysa on her Grammy nomination [Post]
Max Roach records go to Library of Congress. [AP]
Bob Mould will play Workbook in its entirety at 9:30 Club in March. [9:30 Club]
Mt. Pleasant library evacuated. [PoPville]
Weather delays The Best Man at Keegan Theatre. [Arts [...]

The Library of Congress’ Jazz Film Fridays, Explored

The 19th annual Library of Congress jazz film series (aka Jazz Film Fridays) includes such notable moments as: a young Warren Beatty as a comic on the run from the mob with Stan Getz’s sax acting as his alter ego; documentary footage of the late trumpeter/composer/ conductor Lawrence “Butch” Morris; free jazz filmed in D.C.; [...]

The Art of the Steal: A Brief History of Museum Theft in D.C.

It’s no theft of the Mona Lisa, but the tale of the “flea market” Renoir was one of the best art-theft stories the D.C. area has seen in years—made irresistible by the fishy claims of a local woman who, saying she paid $7 for Renoir’s “On the Shore of the Seine” at a flea market [...]

National Book Festival Moves Off National Mall

The National Book Festival is moving off the National Mall to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Library of Congress announced today. This year's festival, scheduled for Aug. 30, will be the first time the event has been held indoors since it debuted inside the Library of Congress in 2001.
Library of Congress spokesperson Jennifer [...]

Arts Roundup: Royale With Cheese Edition

Library of Congress adds Pulp Fiction, Mary Poppins, The Magnificent Seven, and others to the National Film Registry. [Post]
How D.C. Cab got D.C. right [DCist]
Obama wishes Washington worked more like House of Cards [Mashable]
An Arena Stage program for creative youth is visiting India. [Post]

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: #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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