Posts Tagged ‘Michael Kaiser’

Arts Roundup: Homeless Poet Edition

Northern Virginia resident James Allison spent nearly two years living in his truck. He eventually found work and a home, and published a book of poetry, Dark Waters. [Post]
For Christmas, Kennedy Center prez Michael Kaiser wants a solution to orchestras' financial problems [Huffington Post D.C.]
That viral photo of Mr. Rogers? Washington Post staffer Maura Judkis says [...]

Arts Roundup: Corcoran Won’t Move Edition

Corcoran Gallery of Art won't leave its historic building on 17th Street NW [City Paper]
Bohemian Caverns temporarily closed after alleged sexual assault [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: The arts is nearing its own fiscal cliff, and orchestras face the biggest risks [Huffington Post D.C.]
Sockets Records, which is shutting down, announces plans for its final showcase [...]

Arts Roundup: We’re Not Beliebers Edition

So, Justin Bieber kinda sucked at Verizon Center last night. [Post]
The State Department commemorates 50 years of the Arts in Embassies program with a few big-name events, including a Nov. 30 awards ceremony with Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kiki Smith, and other influential artists; and a Nov. 28 happening at THEARC with performance artist (not Bad Seeds frontman) Nick [...]

Arts Roundup: Watergate Redux Edition

Beijing's new SOHO Galaxy complex might look familiar to Washingtonians...and Foggy Bottom residents. [Atlantic Cities]
Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser will be honored at the Theatre Lab's 20th anniversary benefit on Nov. 12. [Theatre Lab]
A new arts funding program aims to bring Latin American performances to the U.S. One of its first beneficiaries: Gala Hispanic Theatre. [...]

Excuse Me, Michael Kaiser?

Did Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser really curse out the Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts?
That's what the chairman says. Chairman Felix Sanchez, along with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, wrote members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Kennedy Center, and President Barack Obama asking for more recognition of Latino artists in the Kennedy [...]

Arts Roundup: New Organ Edition

The Kennedy Center's new organ arrives. [Post]
GALA Theatre will present three D.C. premieres next season. [Post]
Emmylou Harris talks about her early days playing clubs in D.C. [DCist]
Kennedy Center prez Michael Kaiser theorizes that arts could be saved if more fathers danced. [Huffington Post D.C.]
A Washington Post contributor says nice things about Natalie Hopkinson's book Go-Go [...]

Arts Roundup: Chompie Edition

CHOMPIE RETURNS! [DCist]
The Smithsonian unleashes a visitor's guide app. [Around the Mall]
Doug Aitken's design for a pavilion at the Tate Liverpool museum looks an awful lot like "Song1" at the Hirshhorn [Architect]
Michael Kaiser: How arts organizations can persuade their board members to hit their friends up for money [Huffington Post D.C.]
More photos of the Pussy [...]

Arts Roundup: Pauly Shore Edition

Maura Judkis on D.C.'s showing at the Tonys: "...as robust and brilliant as Washington theater can be, we’re still just one of the planets orbiting around the center of the theatrical universe, Broadway. Did we get our hopes up too high? Shouldn’t we be used to this by now?" [Post]
The imperiled Corcoran will hold a [...]

How D.C. Fared at the Tony Awards

We’ll never know what Michael Kaiser planned to say in his Tony Awards acceptance speech, but thank goodness the Kennedy Center’s president still has his Huffington Post column. And thank goodness for the Shakespeare Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, two D.C. nonprofits that both got shout-outs on national television last night. And while the [...]

Arts Roundup: Hating on Go-Go Edition

What did Kwame Brown really mean when he said newcomers to D.C. should "get over" their distaste for go-go? Who really hates go-go, anyway: D.C. residents or the D.C. government? [DCist]
Another Michael Kaiser column in dire need of more detail: The Kennedy Center president tackles the ineffective Web strategies of arts organizations, but doesn't name [...]

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