Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln Theatre’

Washington Renaissance Orchestra’s “In the Tradition” was a Triumph of Passion and Craft

When I called In the Tradition, Friday night's Washington Renaissance Orchestra concert at the Lincoln Theatre, "the D.C. jazz occasion of the year," I wasn't being hyperbolic. The show was magisterial, an emotional powerhouse built with superlative work from 17 of the best musicians the District has to offer. It was a complete triumph.
Though the concert was organized and led by drummer [...]

Arts Roundup: Brutalism Edition

Theater J cancels its plans to host a full run of controversial Israeli play The Admission. [Post]
The brutalist church on 16th and I streets NW to be replaced by typical blah office building. So what's better: ugly or boring? [Housing Complex]
Butch Warren will be remembered at a Westminster Church jam session. [Post]
I.M.P. actually uses Lincoln Theatre. [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Josh Burdette Edition

Longtime 9:30 Club staffer and the face of the 9:30 Club, Josh Burdette, has died. [Arts Desk]
Revisit Danny Harris' bio of Burdette [PoPville]
While staff mourns Burdette, the 9:30 Club's operators still have to open a venue this week: Lincoln Theatre opens its doors under its new manager, I.M.P., tomorrow night. [Post]
I.M.P. has also launched a [...]

Fiona Apple, Cheech & Chong to Play Lincoln Theatre in October

I.M.P. has announced two more shows at the Lincoln Theatre, and the only thing they have in common is a certain illegal substance: Fiona Apple plays the theater with Blake Mills Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, and Cheech & Chong perform there Oct. 24.
The 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion promoter recently took over the [...]

Mayor Announces Slate of Vanilla Shows at Lincoln Theatre

Today, Mayor Vince Gray announced the first set of I.M.P.-booked shows at the Lincoln Theatre. It may be the first and last time D.C.'s mayor announces anything having to do with Scottish wuss-rock band Travis.
Here are the first publicized shows I.M.P. will present as the Lincoln Theatre's new full-time operator. Tickets go on sale July 12 at [...]

Arts Roundup: Lincoln Theatre’s Next Step Edition

9:30 Club operators I.M.P. Productions takes over Lincoln Theatre. [Arts Desk]
Round House Theatre lets go of its Silver Spring venue. [Arts Desk]
The Evens play Fort Reno July 8, Paint Branch closes the series on August 8, and the full schedule is finally up. [Arts Desk]
Arena Stage's One Night With Janis Joplin goes to Broadway. [Post]
Spin gives [...]

I.M.P. Productions to Take Over Operations of Lincoln Theatre

The city selected a new operator for the troubled Lincoln Theatre back in April, and now, finally, we know who it is. I.M.P. Productions, the company that owns the 9:30 Club and books Merriweather Post Pavilion, will take over booking at the U Street NW venue beginning in September, the mayor's office announced this afternoon.
The [...]

Lincoln Theatre Selects New Operator

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has selected a new operator for Lincoln Theatre, but the commission has yet to announce who that operator is, the Washington Business Journal reports.
DCCAH Executive Director Lionell Thomas says that D.C.'s Department of General Services is overseeing the offer letter and lease agreement for the new operator. [...]

Arts Roundup: Al Green Cancels Edition

Al Green cancels his appearance at the White House's "Memphis Soul" concert, citing back injury. This isn't the first time the soul legend has bailed on the Obamas. [Post]
... but Justin Timberlake still made it. [Post]
After more than seven years on the job, Rep Stage's artistic director steps down. [Post]
NoMa Summer Screen schedule announced. [Frozen [...]

Arts Roundup: Harry Schnipper Hearts Lincoln Theatre Edition

Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper makes it known—again—that he's eyeballing Lincoln Theatre. Oh, and his historic jazz venue could possibly, maybe, potentially relocate. [Washington Business Journal]
WETA's Around Town talks Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit. [WETA via YouTube]
Towson's Recher Theatre to close for a revamping. [WTOP]
Dischord unloads some old Black Eyes archival material on its Tumblr page. [...]

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