Posts Tagged ‘Marvin Gaye’

Bustin’ Ground: Chuck Brown Park vs. Other Musical Memorials

Chuck Brown’s already gotten a street dedicated to his memory (the 1900 block of 7th Street NW) and soon, another physical landmark will bear his name: Chuck Brown Park formally opens on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. How does it compare to other public spaces built in honor of local music icons? Check out our [...]

Marvin Gaye Mural in Shaw Is Being Built Over

If you prefer to pay your respects to late music greats at rainbow-hued building facades, your days to salute the memory of Marvin Gaye in Shaw are numbered. A colorful tribute to the homegrown soul crooner at 7th and S streets NW is on its way out.
The mural was commissioned by the Heineken Mural Project and painted in [...]

Listen: The Cornel West Theory’s The Radio FREE DC Tapes

The Cornel West Theory doesn't care about your delicate little feelings. The group doesn't pop molly, pop bottles, or make candy-ass pop music. It doesn't even fully register as rap. Instead, it's something else: rooted in hip-hop and cloaked in dark, edgy riffs and politically charged content. Its stage show is abrasive and in-your-face. Humility be damned.
On Saturday, [...]

Arts Roundup: $2 Million Punk House Edition

The house where Minor Threat played its first show is on the market for $2 million. [Curbed]
ANC rejects Ghana Cafe's request to add live entertainment. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
Neutral Milk Hotel says its forthcoming local tour stop will be its last for the foreseeable future. [Pitchfork]
dog & pony dc takes Beertown to New York. [Post]
Newman's Own [...]

Arts Roundup: Sugarfoot Edition

This flea market Renoir story has only gotten better. [Post]
The Franklin School could make for a great art museum, says Kennicott. [Post]
RIP, Ricky "Sugarfoot" Wellman [Post]
The Obamas visit Politics & Prose for Small Biz Saturday. [Huffington Post]
The Walkmen play D.C. and call it quits (for now). [Stereogum]
Star Wars diehards rally in support of the Museum [...]

Arts Roundup: Extended Service Edition

Metro extends service for tonight's Drake concert at Verizon Center. [WJLA]
Before you see her second show at Lincoln Theatre tonight, watch Neko Case play a Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
Arnold Schwarzenegger was in D.C. last night. [WJLA]
D.C. jazz pianist Dick Morgan has died. [Post]
Bootsy Collins bails on his agreement to serve food at Miriam's Kitchen yesterday, but [...]

Marble Madness: The Biggest Cliché in D.C. Music Videos

Here’s a free tip to anyone making a music video set in Washington, D.C.: Don’t make it look like D.C. At least not an identifiable part of D.C. Why? Because monuments are the Ben’s Chili Bowl of downtown. If you’re shooting a music video in New York City, do you shoot it in front of [...]

Arts Roundup: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

Planned Eight-Story Development Threatens U Street Mural

If you know your D.C. history, you know that Marvin Gaye was born here. You might also know he attended Cardozo High School, where he joined his first band, the D.C. Tones. Walk by the eastern façade of the Oswego building at 1326 U St. NW, where Pure Lounge now is, and you'll see a [...]

Arts Roundup: Verizon Center Lights Up Edition

Verizon Center digital billboards approved—with conditions. [Washington Business Journal]
The Cyrus Cylinder, which goes on view tomorrow at the Sackler Gallery, is notable for its own history, but also for the significance various groups and leaders have projected upon it over time, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Study: Alexandria's arts scene produces more than $70 million a year [...]

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