Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

What O.A.R., “Rockville Rap,” and R.E.M. Have to Say About Rockville

Maryland’s third biggest city is the muse for some serious sonic output this month.
On June 1, the pseudonymous Rockville Slim released “Rockville Rap,” a goofy turf-defending YouTube video that claims to put both the “rock” and the “ill” back in the titular city. And last Tuesday, beer-bro roots-rock outfit O.A.R. dropped The Rockville LP, an [...]

Arts Roundup: Pinball Drop Edition

Netflix shakes down Maryland for more House of Cards tax breaks. [AP]
The owner of the Pinball Museum, formerly of Georgetown and Baltimore, is selling off his pinball machines. [WTOP]
Ron Moten and go-go supporters battle Prince George's County on go-go. [NBC 4]
University of Maryland to host symposium on issues in black theater. [WAMU]
The D.C. Docent chimes [...]

Arts Roundup: Baby Wale Edition

Library of Congress employee indicted on stalking and fraud charges. [WTOP]
The Newseum displays rarely seen JFK assassination artifacts. [AP via WJLA]
Maryland arts budget bounces back to pre-housing crisis levels. [Washington Business Journal]
Franklin Brewery commissions a new mural for Hyattsville. [East City Art]
The Hill Center poetry series officially begins. [Post]
This Baby Wale restaurant coming to 9th [...]

Arts Roundup: Maryland’s Film Incentives Edition

Maryland House of Delegates approves tripling the state's film production tax credit for two more years. [WJLA]
D.C.'s Humanities Council offers a new $10,000 Soul of the City grant. [Humanities Council]
Theater J's 2013-14 season includes several plays by women playwrights. [Post]
Michelle Obama adores Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. [Post]
Hollywood loves to destroy Washington. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Raheem DeVaughn [...]

Arts Roundup: Cardboard Masterpiece Edition

Ramiro Gomez Jr.'s cardboard signs of Latino day laborers and maintenance workers, which the L.A.-based artist deploys guerrilla-style to raise issues of immigration reform, come to official Washington [Post]
People really should be paid to read Fifty Shades of Grey, but at least some local students are getting academic credit for it [WTOP]
ICYMI: Maryland considers tripling its [...]

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