Posts Tagged ‘Michael Kaiser’

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]
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Arts Roundup: Contemporary Edition

Once again, Gwydion Suilebhan (with assistance from two additional playwrights) breaks down the demographics behind a big chunk of the 2013-14 D.C. theater season. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Baltimore's Contemporary Museum is now just called Contemporary, and it has a new director. [Baltimore City Paper]
To sell copies of her new book, local author Jennifer Miller attempts to visit 100 [...]

Arts Roundup: Things That Don’t Exist In Washington Edition

Neal Augenstein talks to photographer Lucian Perkins and The Teen Idles' Nathan Strejeck about Perkins' book of early D.C. punk photos, Hard Art. [WTOP]
A juicy nugget from Chris Richards' story about Hard Art: When Bob Woodward saw Lucian Perkins' photos of D.C. punk, he seemed dismissive, saying, "This doesn't exist in Washington." [Post]
A takeaway from last [...]

Kennedy Center Changes Selection Process for Honors

Responding to recent criticism of the Kennedy Center Honors' limited representation of American artists, the Kennedy Center today announced that it is changing the way it selects honorees for its annual awards blitz.
Last year, Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Felix Sanchez penned an opinion piece for Fox News Latino that accused the Honors [...]

Arts Roundup: Pho Dog 1, Records 0 Edition

Is food fetishism displacing rock fetishism? [Post]
Gatsby film prompts visits to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's graves in Rockville. [Post]
Walt Whitman's Civil War-era shoulder bag will go on display at Library of Congress. [Post]
How are orchestras weathering today's cultural economy? [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser throws the first pitch at Nationals Park. [Post]
National Harbor opens a [...]

Arts Roundup: Live Chicken Edition

Two Virginia songwriters sue Justin Bieber and Usher for copyright infringement. [AP via WJLA]
A Belgian artist brings live chickens to Connersmith gallery. [Post]
Angry attendees protest the lack of chili at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: "If politicians are concerned about job creation and economic growth, why are they cutting arts support?" [...]

Arts Roundup: Artisphere Over Budget Edition

Artisphere expected to exceed its FY 2013 budget. [ARLnow]
Rating the Howard Theatre upon its first anniversary. [The Root]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser has a super sweet NCAA bracket. [Post]

Arts Roundup: Michael Kaiser’s Future Hubbie Edition

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser is getting married to a nice guy he met at the gym. Adorbs! [Post]
Following problems with the registration process, the 2013 Small Press Expo adds more tables—and now it might be the biggest SPX in history. [SPX via ComicsDC]
(Former) D.C. band Tennis System wants your donations. [Tennis System]
"Pump Me Up" curator Roger [...]

Arts Roundup: Michael Kaiser’s Successor Edition

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, whose contract expires at the end of 2013, says the art center's board has put together a search committee to find his successor [Huffington Post D.C.]
The D.C. Independent Film Festival announces its 2013 schedule [DCIFF]
Takoma soupmakers aspire to be the next women-geared reality TV show [Post]
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Arts Roundup: King of the Congas Edition

More about Keegan Theatre's in-progress space at the Church Street Theatre [D.C. Theatre Scene]
City Paper alum Katherine Boo is a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award [Post]
A report and photos from the weekend's King of the Congas Battle in Lanham, Md. [Post]
Michael Kaiser defends the ensemble [Huffington Post D.C.]