Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King Memorial’

Arts Roundup: Memorial All Better Edition

SC Johnson donates $5 million to the National Museum of American History's "American Enterprise" exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
National Park Service says the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial's inscription should be repaired by the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—aka Aug 28. [Post]
Now that the MLK memorial is being changed, what other monuments need tweaking? [...]

Arts Roundup: Drum Major Edition

Today, contractors begin removing the contested "drum major" quotation from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. [AP via WJLA]
Wow: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett tries to cancel a Fillmore show by Mexican group Molotov, saying the group's lyrics are homophobic. [Post]
Abeselom Hailemariam gets three years and four months' prison time for conspiring to steal from [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP All Roads Film Festival Edition

In his proposed 2014 budget, Mayor Vince Gray requests more than $140 million for library construction. [Loose Lips]
National Geographic kills the annual All Roads Film Festival. [Washingtonian]
Bette Midler has a soft spot for 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School, the PBS documentary based on Ward 1 high school DC Met. [Curbed]
Worn magazine [...]

Arts Roundup: Yay, Shakespeare! Edition

Judge rules that Shakespeare Theatre Company's landlord can't boot it from the Lansburgh Theatre [City Paper]
The controversial "Drum Major" inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial will be removed [AP via WTOP]
Bohemian Caverns can reopen today after being temporarily shut down after an alleged sexual assault in the building's Tap & Parlour bar. [City [...]

Arts Roundup: Not the South Carolina Debate Edition

Happy Tears: Yesterday marked the first Martin Luther King Day observance at the still-new memorial. Washington Post gets tear-jerky. CNN has video.
Breaking News: Former Baltimore resident and experimental musician Jason Urick moves to Portland, Ore., and utterly fits in. Urick's new record, I Love You, is out on Thrill Jockey Jan. 24.
Forget the Alamo: DCist's Benjamin [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day might be the nation’s first day off after the winter holiday season, but D.C.’s arts centers will be far from quiet. Today, the Folger Shakespeare Library reminds us that it’s not “Just Another Day Off”; that’s the name of its free event that started at 11 a.m., featuring dramatic presentations [...]

Jon Kwest Makes Moombahton for MLK Day

Moombahton is the "We can pickle that!" of Washington, D.C. Anything can be moombahtoned. Like the "The Macarena." And now, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jon Kwest, one of many local purveyors of the homegrown EDM sound, dropped this edit this morning. "Drum Major" has a shuffling, martial beat, some '70s-sounding soul guitar, and audio from King's [...]