Posts Tagged ‘MLK Library’

Photos: Chain and the Gang at MLK Library

Chain and the Gang at MLK Library for the Capital Fringe Music in the Library Series,
January 23rd.  © 2015 Matt Dunn
Full Gallery here.

Should a Redesigned MLK Library Honor MLK?

In a presentation at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, architects and library officials walked through three proposals to redesign and transform the city’s central library. Leading architects from each of the three teams—the Dutch firm Mecanoo and D.C. firm Martinez+Johnson Architecture, the Canadian firm Patkau Architects and D.C. firm Ayers Saint [...]

Arts Roundup: Chopping Block Edition

Smithsonian stares down a potential $65 budget cut, brought to us by Congress. [AP]
Montgomery County is hungry for millennials. Maybe the District can slough a few off 14th Street NW. [Post]
Neil Young will release a live solo album recorded at D.C.'s Cellar Door in 1970. [Rolling Stone]
The D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will present a [...]

Arts Roundup: Nu-Metal Edition

The Dutch-born D.C. area producer Martyn on today's popular electronic music: "I think the sound of dubstep and electro-house took hold of the U.S. and it didn’t evolve into club music. It evolved into stadium music. It sounds more like nu-metal." [Post]
CulturalDC announces a new public-art project at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library [Art 202]
D.C. band [...]

Arts Roundup: Garbage Zone Edition

D.C. looks at proposals for renovation of MLK Library [Post]
An installation of made-up, anachronistic posters for failed political campaigns—groovy. [Style Blog]
The latest podcast of local tunes from Hometown Sounds [Pink Line]
Five awesome bassists, because The Make-Up's Michelle Mae is an awesome bassist [Express]
Video of The Make-Up's surprise D.C. show from earlier this year. [All Our [...]

Arts Roundup: Crafty Bastards Edition

Crafty Bastards, the annual craft festival sponsored by City Paper, is leaving Adams Morgan. [Prince of Petworth]
Save the Corcoran Coalition sends a 3,200-signature petition to Corcoran President Fred Bollerer and board Chairman Harry F. Hopper III. [Post]
MLK Library celebrates its 40th anniversary today. [DCist]
Drive-in movie theaters are mostly disappearing, but the larger D.C. area still has [...]