Posts Tagged ‘Red Palace’

Arts Roundup: Awesome Con Edition

A third person pleads guilty in the Smithsonian parking lot theft. [Post]
Three buildings slated to be part of D.C.'s failing Armenian Genocide Museum will be razed. [Washington Business Journal]
Awesome Con D.C. did so well, organizers of the pop culture and comics convention say they'll bring it back next year. [Post]
Burlesque booker Melina Afzal talks about [...]

Arts Roundup: What Went Wrong at Red Palace? Edition

James Taylor, who played a role in both the American Dime Museum and Palace of Wonders/Red Palace, talks about what went wrong at those ventures [Huffington Post D.C.]
Kennedy Center announces that Eva Longoria (as host), George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Chita Rivera, and Rita Moreno will be a part of its "Latino Inaugural 2013" on Sunday [AP via Huffington Post]
Protests [...]

Arts Roundup: Precious Gingerbread Resources Edition

After Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe Museum closed earlier this year, vandals have started defacing and stealing property from the historic site. [Baltimore Sun via Huffington Post D.C.]
Brightest Young Things is very, very sad to see Red Palace close. [BYT]
New track from Will Eastman and Ozker samples Timbaland/Aaliyah [Soundcloud]
A video interview with David Adjaye, the architect of [...]

Red Palace Will Close at the End of the Year

Red Palace, the burlesque house, bar, restaurant, and concert venue on H Street NE, is set to close at the end of the year.
Red Palace has been a work-in-progress for a while now: It reopened under its current name in 2010, after burlesque house Palace of Wonders merged with neighboring rock venue The Red & [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Years of the Cat

H Street NE, which transformed quickly from a dilapidated commercial strip to a hypergentrified attractant of quirky businesses, is not immune to controversy. But there's probably one H Street story most people could agree is a success: the tale of Al, the orange tabby who lived at Palace of Wonders—then later Red Palace—during the neighborhood's [...]

Listen to Office of Future Plans’ “Salamander”

Via Stereogum, the J. Robbins-led post-hardcore quartet Office of Future Plans has released the first song from its upcoming self-titled debut on Dischord. "Salamander" is less of a head-banger than the band's 7-inch single from earlier this year, "Harden Your Heart," but it's equally, I think, as bleak yet determined. But I'm not sure the [...]

D.C. Nein? DC9’s Nearly Smooth Return to Business as Usual

By its own count, DC9 hasn’t had any trouble attracting musicians since Ali Ahmed Mohammed died feet from the 9th Street NW venue one year ago. “Hundreds, if not thousands, of bands have played since that time,” says Steve Lambert, who books acts at DC9 and other venues in the District. “DC9’s been booking full storm [...]

The Story of Pearl and the Beard

The best storytellers live in the moment, weaving together memories from the past with the surroundings of the present. But Pearl and the Beard are one step ahead of that, and they know that the stories they tell through song are always developing.  Same goes for the music: The folky Brooklyn three-piece played Red [...]

Super Art Fight Returns to D.C. With Some Punch

“Just imagine, you know, if in the middle of Iron Chef, one of the chefs just picked up a knife and went at the other guy’s food.”
That’s how Ross Nover, co-host of Super Art Fight, explained the spectacle that pits comic artist against comic artist on the same canvas in a 30-minute drawing battle. The Baltimore-based [...]

Photos: Zola Jesus @ Red Palace