Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King’

ToDo ToDay: HR! The Mantles! Videodrome!

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. At the National Portrait Gallery, the museum is recognizing the event with a new exhibit that honors the man and the work he did. There’s enough in the exhibit to keep casual history fans engaged, but [...]

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 [...]

Celebrate MLK Day About A Million Ways

Thirty-eight percent of workers in D.C. are government employees–which means there are a whole lot of people who are going to have spare time on their hands this Monday, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you're among these lucky many, and you're looking for ways to celebrate King, you've got plenty of options.

King’s [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Dismemberment Plan, Laughing Man, Marcus, and Magic

Aaron Leitko leads off this week's arts section with his look back at the making of Emergency & I, The Dismemberment Plan's classic, recently reissued 1999 album. Ryan Little reviews the debut album of D.C.'s Laughing Man, while Steve Kolowich checks out the latest Decemberists full-length. In theater, Trey Graham reviews Studio Theatre's Marcus; or [...]