Posts Tagged ‘myrrh myrrh’

Here’s Who Might Have Played Fort Reno This Summer

This summer's Fort Reno concert series is off, organizer Amanda MacKaye announced today after she was unable to resolve a permitting dispute with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police. Not long before MacKaye posted a letter to Fort Reno's website, she wrote to members of more than 20 local bands about the disappointing news—presumably the bands she [...]

ToDo ToDay: A Tribute to Biggie, Little Royal, and Opera in a Bar

The hip-hop community was leveled by the Notorious B.I.G.’s murder on March 9, 1997 at the age of 24.  Tonight, a day after the 17th anniversary of his murder, the Howard Theatre will host a tribute to Biggie. Protegé Lil Cease will anchor the event, which will feature performances by All the Best Kids (pictured), [...]

ToDo ToDay: Porgy and Bess, Stand-Up Comedy, and Cotton Candy

The return of Porgy and Bess to the National Theatre means much more than rousing dance numbers: It was the first musical performed for a desegregated audience at the gilded Pennsylvania Avenue NW venue. This tour stop of the much-updated Porgy and Bess, which snagged the 2012 Tony for Best Revival, is unlikely to reach similar heights of [...]

One Track Mind: Myrrh Myrrh, Liminal

Standout Track: “Post,” the sleepy-eyed, emo-rock B-side on “Liminal,” the recent 7-inch from Great Falls, Va., ensemble Myrrh Myrrh. As the airy voice of 20-year-old Olivia Vassilas (who recently left the band) floats above Victor Arce’s hard-nosed guitar strokes, you’ll swear you feel the crunch of leaves under your feet on this autumnal track.
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ToDo ToDay: Ellsworth Kelly! Superhumanoids! A New Shake Shack!

Ellsworth Kelly always seemed like the easiest kind of artist to emulate. The American minimalist shaped his canvases in unique ways, painted them a single color, and hung them on a wall. The Phillips Collection is honoring the artist’s 90th year with an exhibition of his recent works. It’s a fitting tribute for a guy [...]