Posts Tagged ‘signature theatre’

Arts Roundup: Straight Up Go-Go Edition

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a screening of the documentary Straight Up Go-Go, paired with a live performance by Rare Essence, at the Lincoln Theatre Feb. 22. [Art 202]
AFI Silver Theatre adds another showing of The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan. [Post]
Virginia Democrats want you to read Republican Attorney General Ken [...]

Arts Roundup: Pleasing Pussy Edition

This week in shirtless Fat Trel interviews: Trel talks to DJ Heat about striking tentative deals with Master P, recording in California, "pleasing pussy," not marrying anyone except a millionaire, etc. Basically: watch this. [YouTube]
National Portrait Gallery hires a new director: Kim Sajet, president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Post]
A psychiatrist in New Jersey got an annual stipend [...]

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Edition

The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards nominees are here! [Theatre Washington]
Toby's Dinner Theatre racked up eight nominations for its production of The Color Purple; Signature's Dreamgirls, Woolly's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and Folger's The Taming of the Shrew also fared well. [Post]
The Washington Performing Arts Society hires a new president: Stanford Live director Jenny Bilfield [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hogo Opens! “Holiday Follies”! Glide!

Did the first two weeks of December fly by in a blur of shopping and yuletide schmoozing? Then you may be ready to sit back, relax, and let Signature Theatre’s third annual “Holiday Follies” entertain you. As has become a tradition in Arlington, the casual cabarets, helmed by piano man Gabriel Mangiante, give local musical-theater [...]

Arts Roundup: D.C. Is Funny! Edition

The Post names stand-up comics Emily Ruskowski, Brandon Wardell, Tim Miller, and Reggie Melbrough D.C.'s maybe-next-big-things. [Post]
Recently, percussionist Go-Go Mickey left Rare Essence to join his ex-bandmates in Familiar Faces. Here's video from his first show with the group. [TMOTTGoGo]
Where's the next generation of arts donors? [Post]
ICYMI: Is the Corcoran getting better at PR? [Washington City Paper]
All Our Noise [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Emily White, Ai Weiwei, and Ben Affleck

Lindsay Zoladz has this week's cover story with a profile of Emily White, the 21-year-old American University student and former NPR intern who became an unlikely Internet lightning rod this summer when she wrote about how she barely buys music. Kriston Capps leads the arts section with a review of the Hirshhorn Museum's elegant, weirdly [...]

Arts Roundup: Taxpayer-Funded Documentary Edition

The District has granted a $12,000 contract to May 3rd Films for a 30-minute documentary about Ward 8. [WAMU]
Peter Marks on Whorehouse at Signature Theatre: "Let’s hope this foray into pedestrian commercial material is a short detour." [Post]
A conversation with Linda Hesh, the artist behind the "trust" and "doubt" benches on New Hampshire Avenue NW [Huffington [...]

ToDo ToDay: Dave Hill at The Capitol Lounge, Summer Hummer

If every generation gets the quasi-rock star it deserves, Dave Hill is truly a man of his time. With his first short story collection, Tasteful Nudes: ...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation, the comedian, performer, and writer amusingly details his life’s circuitous trajectory, which has included short-lived stints at the legendarily depraved Chelsea [...]

Arts Roundup: New Organ Edition

The Kennedy Center's new organ arrives. [Post]
GALA Theatre will present three D.C. premieres next season. [Post]
Emmylou Harris talks about her early days playing clubs in D.C. [DCist]
Kennedy Center prez Michael Kaiser theorizes that arts could be saved if more fathers danced. [Huffington Post D.C.]
A Washington Post contributor says nice things about Natalie Hopkinson's book Go-Go [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Outward Reach,” The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Opens

To mark the golden jubilee of Jamaica’s independence, the Art Museum of the Americas is presenting "Outward Reach," an eclectic mix of photographers and visual artists who have one foot in Jamaica and another in the United States. The standout is Andrea Chung, whose video work tweaks a late-1970s Jamaican tourism commercial that will be [...]

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