Posts Tagged ‘NPR’

Arts Roundup: Severely Anxious Edition

D.C. is getting a new record store—in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
Meet D.C.'s new library chief, Richard Reyes-Gavilan. [Post]
Hirshhorn makes some key new art acquisitions. (Warning: PDF file herein.) [Hirshhorn]
The Atlantic editor Scott Stossel talks about his severe anxiety and his new book, which is also about his severe anxiety. [Washingtonian]
Listen: Dismemberment Plan on World Cafe [NPR]
A [...]

Arts Roundup: Poor Acoustics Edition

Ford's Theatre raises $77,000 for Covenant House. [AP]
Danny Glover endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [AP]
NSO in Your Neighborhood concerts begin today. [DCist]
Bye bye, emo band Monument. [DCist]
Watch this new House of Cards trailer. [DCist]
Photos from the Modern Moves Festival [BYT]
My God, poor acoustics at the symphony! [Post]
Sigh: U.S. Royalty on World Cafe [NPR]

Arts Roundup: New Prez in Town Edition

Kennedy Center announces its new president. [Arts Desk]
The new prez is reportedly a "team builder." [Post]
Hank Willis Thomas discusses his new show up at Corcoran, "Question Bridge: Black Males." [Washingtonian]
More delays for the new David Rubenstein gallery at National Archives. [Post]
No Rules Theatre Company announces its new season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Queer-friendly dance party She Rex [...]

Arts Roundup: “What Kind of Monster” Edition

This year, Norway's Christmas tree at Union Station heralds The Scream. [Post]
ICYMI: Ex Hex gets interviewed, covers Slant 6. [Stereogum] [Rookie]
Hey, listen to this new track from Will Eastman. [Blisspop]
Watch: The Dismemberment Plan's Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
Kennedy Center Prez Michael Kaiser: Stop grabbing at every opportunity, arts orgs! [Huffington Post]
Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band plays [...]

Arts Roundup: $1.3 Million Edition

RIP D.C. jazz musician Frank Wess. [Arts Desk]
Listen to Ian MacKaye on NPR's Ask Me Another. [NPR]
Was $1.3 million too much to spend on a decorative structure for the New York Avenue bridge? [WJLA]
Green-paint vandal found incompetent to stand trial. [AP]
Elton John hits D.C. to fetch his lifetime achievement award from the Rockefeller Foundation. [Post]
A map [...]

Arts Roundup: Fall Arts Guide Edition

Our Fall Arts Guide has arrived. Browse online and pick up a paper copy in boxes today. [Washington City Paper]
Also, on our cover this week: stories from the Black Cat's 20 years in D.C. [Washington City Paper]
National Museum of Women in the Arts meets its $50 million fundraising goal. [Post]
Solange returns! Beyonce's sister plays Lisner [...]

Ian MacKaye to Guest on NPR’s Ask Me Another

NPR quiz show Ask Me Another is coming to D.C. in October, and the special guest is punk stalwart Ian MacKaye.
On October 10, the WNYC-produced show will tape in front of an audience at NPR's Studio 1. MacKaye will join host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton to talk about Dischord and whatnot, but the [...]

Arts Roundup: $30 Million Rug Edition

Corcoran sells a Persian carpet for more than $30 million, but the money can't go to operating expenses. [Post]
OK Go and NPR team up for a music video that documents the great migration of the Tiny Desk to NPR's new headquarters. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Textile Museum goes on the market for $22 million. [WJLA]
The Eisenhower Memorial [...]

Arts Roundup: Tiny Desk Concerts Edition

D.C. band The Strangest Places launches a Kickstarter campaign for its debut album. [The Deli Magazine]
As NPR relocates, so do Tiny Desk Concerts. [Post]
New project D.C. by the Book maps literature set in D.C. [DCist]
The Evens are goin' to California. [Dischord]

Listen: Maxmillion Dunbar, House of Woo

Sometimes, words get in the way. In this era of social-media overstimulation, it seems everyone has something to mouth off about. That's why it's refreshing to hear people like D.C. producer Andrew Field-Pickering (aka Maxmillion Dunbar), who can express himself profoundly without saying a word.
Such is the foundation of House of Woo, Dunbar's new electronic [...]

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