Posts Tagged ‘Molotov’

ToDo ToDay: Nijinsky’s Last Dance and Culinary Battles

In the days before Baryshnikov and Balanchine, one man dominated 20th-century ballet: Vaslav Nijinsky, the star dancer of Ballet Russes, whose precise leaps and intense commitment to character set a high bar that still applies today. After Ballet Russe director Sergei Diaghilev dismissed him from Ballet Russes, Nijinsky had to set out on his own. [...]

Arts Roundup: MetroPerforms Closes Doors Edition

Tonight, LGBT activists protest Mexican rock band Molotov's homophobic lyrics outside of the Fillmore Silver Spring. [Post]
Metro's crappy MetroPerforms! program treats performers poorly. Consequently, only half of them are showing up to their gigs. [Express]
Danny Strong, screenwriter for Lee Daniels' The Butler, offers a tepid response to the Silver Spring theater security controversy. [Huffington Post [...]

Sex, Poop, and Homophobia: When Public Officials Meddle With Concerts

Friday, the Washington Post's Bill Turque picked up on a story that had been developing for a few weeks: Local activists were gearing up to protest an August show by Mexican band Molotov (shown above) at Fillmore Silver Spring, citing the band's apparently homophobic lyrics. Activists took issue with a particular song from its 1997 album, which seemed [...]

Arts Roundup: Drum Major Edition

Today, contractors begin removing the contested "drum major" quotation from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. [AP via WJLA]
Wow: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett tries to cancel a Fillmore show by Mexican group Molotov, saying the group's lyrics are homophobic. [Post]
Abeselom Hailemariam gets three years and four months' prison time for conspiring to steal from [...]

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