Posts Tagged ‘Marian McLaughlin’

ToDo ToDay: M.I.A., Woods, and a Live Action Graphic Novel

The 79-year-old dancer Yvonne Rainer’s long career has revolved around “radical juxtaposition,” a concept from Susan Sontag. In her new works “Assisted Living: Good Sports 2” and “Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money?” Rainer brings her photographer’s eye to the possibilities of her original medium, loading up her dances with narrative in the form of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Philip Roth Birthday Celebration, Dead Professional, and Arborea

Philip Roth may be our most celebrated literary kvetcher. Even among a long line of iconic Jewish-American authors like Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow, Roth’s authorial voice was always the loudest and the wryest. Authors Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman discuss this legacy and Roth’s impact on their own work at the Library of Congress [...]

ToDo ToDay: Los Hacheros, GEMS, and Garry Winogrand

In addition to their traditional salsa arrangements, expect New York’s Los Hacheros to bring along a fair amount of joy when they perform at Atlas Performing Arts Center. The group has only been performing together since 2011, but its solid arrangements and lively original songs have impressed old-school salseros and young music fans alike. By [...]

ToDo ToDay: Charles Bradley, Doughnuts on Wheels, and The Importance of Being Earnest

When Charles Bradley sings “Victim of Love,” the title track on his latest album, he makes the emotional point—about his affection for a woman who may never return to him—very clear, stretching out the word “victim” to multiple syllables. Singing first with a broom as a mic, Bradley later graduated to clubs, and did a [...]

Arts Roundup: Baby Bump Edition

This is what the U Street Landmark theater will look like. [Curbed]
The Newsroom will get a third season. [Post]
Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown to go on view at American History Museum. [Post]
An interview with local folk artist Marian McLaughlin, recently reviewed in our pages. [D.C. Music Download]
Kerry Washington's "baby bump," everybody. [WJLA]
Look at these photos [...]

ToDo ToDay: Fête des Lumières and Cool “Disco” Dan

When the residents of Lyon, France, survived the plague in 1647, they celebrated by lighting candles and offering tributes to the Virgin Mary. More than three centuries later, the display has evolved into a sweeping lights party that draws millions of tourists to the town in early December. Now, with the help of Alliance Française [...]

Arts Roundup: Arcade Fire Swallows Planet Edition

The museum isn't open yet, but the National Museum of African American History and Culture is in the process of installing two major artifacts. [WJLA]
Man stabbed outside of Dupont nightclub. [Post]
It has come to this: Arcade Fire booked to play Verizon Center in 2014. [Stereogum]
Garry Trudeau-helmed comedy Alpha House deemed unfunny by Hank Stuever. [Post]
Bob [...]

One Track Mind: Marian McLaughlin, “Pluto”

Standout Track: “Pluto,” a piano-driven folk tune in which local cosmic folkie Marian McLaughlin (an occasional Washington City Paper contributor) ponders the plight of a cold and lonely planetoid drifting around the darkest reaches of the solar system. The song starts out distant and twinkly, but the arrangement quickly zooms into more expansive territory—booming drums, [...]