Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln Theatre’

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. [...]

After a One-Year Increase, D.C. Arts Funding Down to $7 Million

Released today, Mayor Vince Gray's proposed 2014 budget cuts the District's Commission on the Arts and Humanities budget by more than 40 percent. But it's not exactly a death blow: That decrease comes mostly from the loss of last year's one-time $6.8 million boost to the commission's budget, which more than doubled its funding in FY [...]

Lincoln Theatre Community Meeting: Way to Blow It, DCCAH

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities hosted a public feedback session last night for local residents interested in the future of the ailing Lincoln Theatre. A lovely idea, asking the public how it envisions Lincoln's destiny; but for many of the people who trekked out into the rain to attend the meeting at [...]

Lincoln Theatre Community Meeting Planned for Next Week

D.C.'s Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced last week that it will host a public meeting on Feb. 26 for local residents who wish to discuss the future of the underutilized Lincoln Theatre.
A press release about the meeting says the discussion "will help drive the process of selecting an operator to manage the theatre." [...]

Arts Roundup: Straight Up Go-Go Edition

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a screening of the documentary Straight Up Go-Go, paired with a live performance by Rare Essence, at the Lincoln Theatre Feb. 22. [Art 202]
AFI Silver Theatre adds another showing of The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan. [Post]
Virginia Democrats want you to read Republican Attorney General Ken [...]

Why 2013 Could Be a Great Year for Arts in D.C.

Peace out, cynical 2012. We’re embracing optimistic 2013.
Last year, we saw the arts take a few hits: Artisphere booted its in-house theater company, WSC Avant Bard; Riot Act Comedy Theater closed; the Corcoran threatened to sell its building; Shakespeare Theatre’s landlord tried to jack up its rent by 700 percent; Red Palace shut its doors; [...]

Arts Commission Puts Lincoln Theatre Up for Lease

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has abandoned its search for a licensee for the Lincoln Theatre, opting instead to lease the historic venue to a qualified commercial or nonprofit entity. The Washington Business Journal reports that the arts commission's request for proposals didn't "generate quality responses."
That makes sense, because when I asked [...]

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