Posts Tagged ‘Newseum’

Arts Roundup: Daft Punked Edition

Mariah Carey will perform at this Friday's National Christmas Tree lighting. [WTOP]
No, no, no—Daft Punk is not playing U Street Music Hall. [D.C. Music Download]
The green-paint vandal makes a courtroom appearance. [DCist]
Rep. John Lewis donates digital copies of his civil rights memoir to every member of Congress. [Post]
Will Ferrell talks Anchorman at the Newseum. [WTOP]
Neighbors protest Mova Lounge's liquor license [...]

After “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” How Low Can D.C. Museums Go?

Last week, the struggling Newseum opened one of the more blatantly pandering exhibits in local museum history: a show dedicated to Anchorman, the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle that's remained stubbornly fixed in the popular imagination, mostly for its litany of moronic one-liners (“I love lamp!”). Arriving just a month before the premiere of the movie’s [...]

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: Ron Burgundy Edition

Can Anchorman help save the Newseum? [Post]
Anchorman exhibit enables idiotic Anchorman quoting. [Post]
T.G.I. Fridays wants to be a cluuuub; senior citizens protest. [City Desk]
After incident in D.C., Chris Brown checks out of rehab. [WJLA]
Gibson Guitar Room hosts a free dental clinic for musicians. [D.C. Music Download]
A history of Georgetown movie theaters [Greater Greater Washington]
TheatreWashington now [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Hot Mess Edition

Love's liquor license suspended for a whole lot of unpaid taxes. [Post]
Courtland Milloy: Howard University's YardFest is a shame. [Post]
Chris Brown's uncle doubts that his nephew would have hit that guy in front of the W Hotel. [WJLA]
Nevertheless, Brown checks into rehab after his D.C. arrest. [Post]
Blues Alley temporarily closes for repairs, cancelling some shows. [...]

Arts Roundup: Veep Edition

Veep will film at the University of Maryland for the next two weeks. [Washingtonian]
Artist Craig Kraft buys a building in Anacostia; plans to turn it into work/live/gallery space. [Housing Complex]
D.C. Council honors the 9:30 Club. [DCist]
The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts honors Rita Moreno amid shutdown. [Post]
Inside Eastern Market's Capitol Hill Books [WTOP]
Most of [...]

Arts Roundup: Gwenfritz Edition

The Newseum is slowly bleeding money. [AP via Post]
Tabi Bonney lends his voice to a D.C. tourism promo. [Post]
Awesome Con meets its Kickstarter goal. [ComicsDC]
The Washington Monument will be a light show for the next year. [AP via WJLA]
Alexander Calder's "Gwenfritz" statue at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW disassembled and carted off for a [...]

Arts Roundup: Fake News Edition

All out of real news, the Newseum turns its attention to fake news with a planned Anchorman exhibit. [Arts Desk]
National Endowment for the Arts names the 2013 heritage fellows. [National Endowment for the Arts]
MetroStage announces its 2013-14 season. [Post]
Shy Glizzy and Lightshow team up for a new track, "Very Rare." [D.C. Mumbo Sauce]

Newseum Resorts to Archiving Fake News with Anchorman Exhibit

Though the Newseum—D.C.’s living monument to the history, culture, and legacy of journalism and media—has struggled to be kind of a big deal, the splashy fall show it announced today, “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” seems like an attempt to change that.
On Nov. 14, with the backing of Paramount Pictures, the museum will mount an exhibit dedicated [...]

Arts Roundup: Carol Burnett Edition

Kennedy Center awards Carol Burnett the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. [Kennedy Center]
How does the Kennedy Center choose its Mark Twain Prize recipients? [Post]
ArtPlace America gives the Gateway Arts District a $240,000 grant. [Washington Business Journal]
Montgomery County launches a crowdfunding mechanism for MoCo nonprofits. [Arts and Humanities Council]
Newseum plans a Civil Rights exhibit. [Washington [...]

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