Posts Tagged ‘National Museum of African American History and Culture’

Arts Roundup: The Big Breakup Edition

University of Maryland surprised and dismayed by collapse of plans to team up with Corcoran. [Arts Desk]
Corcoran's staff, students, and faculty also surprised by the news. [Arts Desk]
Museum leaders say Corcoran dissolution was the best option at hand. [Post]
Matthew Hemerlein (Lo-Fang), interviewed. [New York Times]
Chris Brown trial date set for April. [AP]
Travis Jackson benny rescheduled. [...]

Arts Roundup: Seal Edition

Area theater companies will mount numerous world premieres by women playwrights in 2015. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth, in concert with African Continuum Theatre, will stage six short plays inspired by the Travyon Martin case. [Post]
Black Cat staff craft a soundtrack for NSA spies. [Post]
General Motors Foundation gives $1 million to the National Museum of African American History [...]

Arts Roundup: A Good Pound Edition

That time John Kerry fist-bumped Snoop Dogg [Post]
American Hustle's connections to D.C. [Post]
A closer look at the in-progress African American Museum [WBJ]
What to look forward to in D.C. theater next year [Post]
Apparently out of ideas, Big Theater cribs from the movies instead. [Post]
Oh hey, it's a new song from Ploy. [All Things Go]
Philip Sherburne loves dance [...]

Arts Roundup: Arcade Fire Swallows Planet Edition

The museum isn't open yet, but the National Museum of African American History and Culture is in the process of installing two major artifacts. [WJLA]
Man stabbed outside of Dupont nightclub. [Post]
It has come to this: Arcade Fire booked to play Verizon Center in 2014. [Stereogum]
Garry Trudeau-helmed comedy Alpha House deemed unfunny by Hank Stuever. [Post]
Bob [...]

Arts Roundup: Motorcade Madness Edition

House of Cards wanted to film a fake motorcade around the National Mall. Obviously, D.C. police had to crack down on that foolishness. [Washington Business Journal]
Gwydion Suilebhan proposes strong, radical changes for the Helen Hayes Awards. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (author of last year's famed Root piece about swagger-jacking on U Street NW) comments [...]

Arts Roundup: Gump Edition

The alleged racial profiling that took place at the Majestic theater in Silver Spring may not have been unique or race-related. [DCist]
The Smithsonian slashes a water feature from the planned National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Washington Business Journal]
A plea to critics: Stop comparing Lee Daniels' The Butler to Forrest Gump. [Atlantic]
The next [...]

Arts Roundup: Oprah Edition

YOU GET $12 MILLION! -Oprah Winfrey to Smithsonian [Post]
(That's more than James Smithson, and less than David Koch.) [Post]
Anacostia Playhouse update: We've got façade alterations, people. [Washington Business Journal]
U Street outdoor movie series might show some local favorites. [DCist]
Related: Neighborhoods hopelessly addicted to dangerous outdoor-movie buzz. [Washington Business Journal]
Venue and nightspot RAS Restaurant and Lounge, [...]

Arts Roundup: Lip-Synched Edition

The U.S. Marine Band says Beyoncé lip-synched the National Anthem at Monday's inauguration, and the backpedaling begins! [WJLA]
In a blog post that declares poetry dead, Post humor blogger Alexandra Petri manages to enrage poets and mailmen alike: "Poets are like the Postal Service—a group of people sedulously doing something that we no longer need, under [...]

Arts Roundup: Really Really Frustrating Edition

The National Museum of African American History breaks ground. [WaPo]
At a talkback for Really Really—Signature Theatre's play involving an accusation of rape—half the audience blames the victim. [Style Blog]
Monument Fest talks up their indie-rock-for-charity concerts. [Scout Mob]
Arena Stage Communications Director Chad Bauman heads to Smithsonian. [DC Theatre Scene]
If we really must ask: Who will be [...]

Arts Roundup: Scary Henry Rollins Edition

Seth Hurwitz and Co. might be interested in running a music venue at The Wharf in Southwest [Washington Business Journal]
The National Museum of African American History and Culture breaks ground today [Washington Post]
Red is Arena Stage's highest-grossing nonmusical production [Washington Post]
In a 2005 interview, Henry Rollins dishes on his USO tour, Ian Mackaye, and his anger at George [...]