Posts Tagged ‘National Cathedral’

Arts Roundup: Soul Searching Edition

Longtime AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) director Sky Sitney steps down. [Post]
Ex-Soul Searchers trumpeter Donald Tillery tells his story. [WAMU]
Park Service relocates the National Archives for Black Women's History from D.C. to Maryland. [AP]
Martin Luther King Jr. Library may be tougher to update than it seems. [Post]
The Soup's Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents' Dinner [...]

Arts Roundup: Dumb Trends Edition

Who is #STICKMAN? [Mixed Media District]
White House denies it's banning movie screenings because of Academy Award politics. Also: How influential are those VIP screenings anyway? [Post]
A silent disco is coming to Metro this weekend. [DCist]
And yarn-bombing is coming to Brookland. *Forehead slap* [Post]
Kathleen Hanna name-drops D.C.'s Priests (and says other cool things) in this interview. [Brightest Young [...]

Arts Roundup: T. Rex Edition

The Washington Post published a special museums section this week—though, it's unfortunately ill-timed because of the government shutdown and all. [Post]
The shutdown also ruined National Fossil Day by delaying this T. rex skeleton's journey to the Museum of Natural History. [Post]
Shutdown closes Adventure Theatre, too. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Read this great essay by Fan Death Records founder [...]

Arts Roundup: Black Cat, Black Cat Edition

Black Cat's liquor license modification—which includes a provision to add a third floor and a bar—moves forward. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
About that House of Cards motorcade mess-up: Mayor Vince Gray's spokesperson says the D.C. Film Office may have failed to notify the show's producers that D.C. police won't "rent itself out as extras for film." [...]

Arts Roundup: Halfway House Edition

Post-retirement, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to teach arts management. [Post]
The suspected National Cathedral vandal has been released to a halfway house. [Post]
...and the cathedral has launched a fundraiser to help pay for vandalism- and earthquake-related damage. [Huffington Post]
Contrary to reports, the Smithsonian says it's not looking to acquire Trayvon Martin's hoodie at the moment. [...]

Arts Roundup: Vandalized Edition

Woman arrested under suspicion of vandalizing National Cathedral and possibly the Smithsonian Castle and Lincoln Memorial. [Post]
A history of D.C. landmark vandalism [Post]
Dismemberment Plan releases cover art for Uncanney Valley [Dismemberment Plan]
Exploring D.C.'s murals with geocaching [Greater Greater Washington]
Quotidian Theatre and Keegan Theatre win some dollars. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
A robot comes to Fort Reno. [Theodore [...]

Arts Roundup: Straight Up Go-Go Edition

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a screening of the documentary Straight Up Go-Go, paired with a live performance by Rare Essence, at the Lincoln Theatre Feb. 22. [Art 202]
AFI Silver Theatre adds another showing of The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan. [Post]
Virginia Democrats want you to read Republican Attorney General Ken [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Boozy Christians Edition

Brightest Young Things unleashes its hard-to-read Spring Arts Guide. [BYT]
Populism in "The Art of Video Games"? No, thanks. [NPR]
The alcohol-drenched secrets of the National Cathedral's newly reopened central tower. [DCist]
Wayne Brady talks his upcoming performance with NSO Pops. Spoiler: He does not choke a bitch. [Washingtonian]

Reading Tea Leaves: The Connotations of Monumental Damage

By now everyone has had their own cynical response to yesterday's earthquake, the most unoriginal ones involving shots of knocked over lawn chairs (not even from this year's temblor) posted to Facebook pages and blogs. As the day ended, we learned that there was damage to both the Washington Monument and National Cathedral.
While fund drives, [...]

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