Posts Tagged ‘Michael Kaiser’

Arts Roundup: Silo Edition

Local cabdriver/rock star Hailu Mergia talks music with booker Jim Thomson. [Vinyl District]
An oral history of The Beatles' D.C. invasion [Post]
Hey, it's local native Dave Grohl (and some other famous people) playing The Beatles. Nope, The Beatles stuff ain't stopping anytime soon. [Spin]
Michael Kaiser says: Beware of silos, arts organizations! [Huffington Post]
New Veep trailer, folks. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post [...]

Kennedy Center Names New President, Deborah F. Rutter

Deborah F. Rutter, current president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, will take over as the Kennedy Center's new president on Sept. 1 2014, Kennedy Center chairman David Rubenstein announced in a press event today. The center's current president, Michael Kaiser, leaves his post on Aug. 31, 2014 to transition into a new role at [...]

Arts Roundup: “What Kind of Monster” Edition

This year, Norway's Christmas tree at Union Station heralds The Scream. [Post]
ICYMI: Ex Hex gets interviewed, covers Slant 6. [Stereogum] [Rookie]
Hey, listen to this new track from Will Eastman. [Blisspop]
Watch: The Dismemberment Plan's Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
Kennedy Center Prez Michael Kaiser: Stop grabbing at every opportunity, arts orgs! [Huffington Post]
Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band plays [...]

Arts Roundup: Welcome Back, Caverns Edition

Bohemian Caverns will reopen this week. [Arts Desk]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to retire early, move his DeVos Institute to University of Maryland. [Arts Desk]
The Office of Planning wants to bring art, design to office lobbies. [East City Art]
President Obama loves to belt it out. [WJLA]
Ne-Yo was here. [Post]
Look: Photos of GEMS at U [...]

Michael Kaiser’s Arts Management Institute Slated to Move to University of Maryland

When he retires from the arts center in 2014, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser will take up a new gig at the University of Maryland, the university announced today. The arts leader plans to retire four months early in order to bring his DeVos Institute of Arts Management to the college beginning Sept. 1, 2014. [...]

Arts Roundup: Nuptials Edition

Michael Kaiser ties the knot. [Washingtonian]
Barnes & Noble opening—that's right, opening—a new location in D.C. [Post]
A Washington Post reader shares a nice story about the late 9:30 Club security staffer Josh Burdette. [Post]
Carol Burnett wins this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. [AP]
More comedy added to BYT's Bentzen Ball. [Brightest Young Things]
Prince William and [...]

Arts Roundup: North Korea Edition

Chuck D, Bob Mould, Aesop Rock, Garbage, Frank Turner, and other musicians offer condolences for the late 9:30 Club staffer Josh Burdette. [Spin]
Nineteen-year-old Virginia resident dies after partying at Echostage. [AP via WTOP]
Two D.C. rappers start a Kickstarter campaign to fund their (probably ill-advised) plan to shoot a music video in North Korea. [DCist]
Kevin Smith [...]

Arts Roundup: Back From Vacation Edition

Wale takes a mature perspective on that biting Kendrick Lamar verse on Big Sean's "Control." Actually, he seems pretty pumped about it. [Rolling Out]
Wow: Forum Theatre makes all of its shows pay-what-you-can. [Post]
Sarah Godfrey says this fall is a great one for D.C. R&B. [Post]
The people demand a Chuck Brown sculpture in Madame Tussauds. [TMOTTGoGo]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser criticizes [...]

Arts Roundup: Halfway House Edition

Post-retirement, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to teach arts management. [Post]
The suspected National Cathedral vandal has been released to a halfway house. [Post]
...and the cathedral has launched a fundraiser to help pay for vandalism- and earthquake-related damage. [Huffington Post]
Contrary to reports, the Smithsonian says it's not looking to acquire Trayvon Martin's hoodie at the moment. [...]

Arts Roundup: Rich People Hoarding Their Money Edition

The District is making way for a movie theater near Nationals Park. [Washington Business Journal]
Michael Kaiser says the wealthy shouldn't be pressured to support the arts, but rather gently coaxed into it like a puppy into a warm bath. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Playwright Patricia Connelly crunches the numbers on locally grown plays. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Now's your chance [...]

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