Posts Tagged ‘Paul McCartney’

Arts Roundup: Anti-Chuck Brown Park Edition

Some Ward 5 residents aren't happy with the plans for Chuck Brown Park. [Post]
Melody Records' old store in Dupont Circle is now a Lou Lou boutique. [PoPville]
Paul McCartney to play Nationals Stadium in July. [Washingtonian]
MGMT to headline University of Maryland's Art Attack XXX—because students are reportedly sick of hip-hop acts. [Diamondback]
Bier Baron: also a music [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Voting’s Over Edition

My colleague Jonathan L. Fischer reported yesterday that local band Tennis System is leaving D.C. for sunnier pastures in L.A. Can't say I blame them. The band's playing a farewell show at the Rock & Roll Hotel March 4.
As was widely reported yesterday, TBD is undergoing a major revamp. Again. But, troopers that they are, they [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Philippa Hughes, Paul McCartney, and Reading Rainbow (the band)

Just a few weeks to the holidays and the free scene in D.C. is still going strong! Enjoy these free and low-cost events from my site, Free in DC.
Philippa Hughes of the Pink Line Project talks with iStrategy Labs CEO Peter Corbett and magician David London as part of the monthly "Box Smashers" series at [...]

Arts Roundup: The Rain’s a Riot Edition

Morning, everyone. Rain, rain, rain. The District's under flood warning this morning—hope your commute isn't too dreadful. Looks like the kind of day to stay in bed.
Speaking of the weather, the Phillips Collection is throwing an End of the Summer White Party where they'll pay tribute to Snowpocalypse, and they're taking any memories you'd like [...]

New Movie Asserts that Paul McCartney Really is Dead

Beatles fans are all familiar with the "Paul is dead" urban legend. The rumors, which surfaced in September of 1969, claimed that Paul McCartney died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a double. Despite the fact that McCartney gave an interview to Life magazine in November 1969 stating that he was [...]

Arts Roundup: National Public Radio Edition

Morning, all. It's only supposed to be 93 degrees today, down from yesterday's record 102. Speaking of which, have you checked out the Weather Channel's new site? (It's still beta.) It looks very USA Today, no?
National Public Radio is no longer. Don't worry, it's a change in name only–you'll still hear Renee Montagne and Steve [...]

Arts Roundup: Stay Away from That Lifeguard Edition

Good morning! I feel old and I feel bloated, which is the perfect lead-in to two things I am very excited about:

The dance-focused U Street Music Hall is starting to book indie-rockish shows that start at 7 p.m. and end before the venue's usual oomph-oomph-ing gets going at 10. Look at the July 22 show: [...]

Paul McCartney Performs at White House, Journalists Re-enact A Hard Day’s Night

I cheated on Washington City Paper this week. Last night Sir Paul McCartney performed in the East Room of the White House and collected the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and I filed this report for Rolling Stone.
Based on the lineup—McCartney performed, as did Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Jack [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Whither Abbey Road?’ Edition

*Henry Sutton picks the top 10 most unreliable narrators of all time. Number One? Humbert Humbert. Number eight? James Frey. (Just kidding!)
*Sliding deeper into debt, EMI makes moves to sell Abbey Road studios. (Last business year, the company sustained losses of £1.75 billion—which, I believe, is even more in dollars.) Paul McCartney, meanwhile, may back [...]

McCartney, Killers, Cure Headline Coachella 2009

That's right. Coachella posted the full line up earlier today. Of all the stellar bands slated to burn up Indio, Calif., April 17-19, two of the three acts chosen to headline the festivities–I'm blogging at you, Paul McCartney and Robert Smith–haven't made an album worth listening to since most Coachella attendees were in diapers. As [...]