Posts Tagged ‘Mavis Staples’

ToDo ToDay: A Camus Tribute, Improvised Shakespeare, and Sunwolf

Albert Camus’ The Stranger  is one of the core texts of existential literature. The novel’s exploration of absurdity and ambiguity is perfect fodder for a remix artist to interpret. In tonight's program "Library Late," Orchid Bite—the duo of Finland’s Sabrina Harri and Belgium’s Alexia de Ville de Goyet—will use a 1954 recording of Camus reading The Stranger as its [...]

ToDo ToDay: DruidMurphy Series Opens Tonight

With such an emphasis on Irish theater in Washington, you would think that no Blarney Stone had been left unturned, at least in terms of Irish playwrights. But Garry Hynes, the pioneering Galway-based director who put Enda Walsh and Martin McDonagh on the map, has yet another playwright she’d like to introduce to international audiences: [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Gérard Rondeau’s Portraits of Famous People

Portraitist Gérard Rondeau has photographed some of the world's best-known arts and literary figures. Tonight, La Maison Française unveils 100 Rondeau portraits—most austere and stunning in black and white (see image, right)—of his famous and/or fascinating subjects, from Susan Sontag to Gore Vidal to Louise Bourgeois. To catch the show early, stop by this evening's free [...]

David Wax at Newport: Folk Festivals, Thunk About

Over the last couple of years, Boston roots-folk act The David Wax Museum has been a mainstay at group houses across Northwest. These house concerts afforded lodging and modest merch sales for Wax and Suz Slezak, his fiddle- and jawbone-playing compatriot. The parties, here and elsewhere, also consolidated a growing fan base that would elect the [...]

International and Roots Music Weekend Roundup: Ebony Hillbillies, Eva Ayllon, Boukman Eksperyans

This long weekend offers a little bit of everything—bachata, soul, dance from India, Afro-Peruvian, country, and more. The just-announced Sunday appearance by Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans is the weekend gig I'm most excited about.
Anthony Santos, a Dominican master of the soft, romantic bachata style, performs at 9 p.m. at Galaxy Night Club, 2031 University Blvd., Hyattsville, [...]

Photos: Earth Day Climate Rally

Sunday's rally for climate change legislation rolled on undaunted by the difficulties that the passage of said legislation is currently encountering, and was even given a boost by unexpectedly beautiful weather. The Roots played what felt like a headlining set midway through the afternoon, and then proceeded to play the role of backup band [...]

Music News Roundup, No Sitting Edition

Local DJ faves Jesse Tittsworth and Will Eastman and a group of partners are opening up their own space on U Street, the Going Out Gurus report at The Post. Expect the 250- to 300-capacity U Street Music Hall to open early next year at 1115 U St., formerly the Cue Bar. "The whole place is going [...]