Posts Tagged ‘Sixth & I Historic Synagogue’

Arts Roundup: College Radio Edition

Smithsonian begins cobbling together an agriculture archive. [WTOP]
D.C.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development revamps its website. [MPTD]
Duke Ellington students prepare to perform with Patti LaBelle. [WJLA]
American University's WVAU, University of Maryland's WMUC, George Washington University's WRGW, and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue team up to present a Deerhunter show at the synagogue April 22. [...]

Arts Roundup: Lip-Synched Edition

The U.S. Marine Band says Beyoncé lip-synched the National Anthem at Monday's inauguration, and the backpedaling begins! [WJLA]
In a blog post that declares poetry dead, Post humor blogger Alexandra Petri manages to enrage poets and mailmen alike: "Poets are like the Postal Service—a group of people sedulously doing something that we no longer need, under [...]

ToDo ToDay: White-Guy Rap, D.C.’s Race Riot of 1835, and Kosher Beef

It takes some audacity to name your rap group La Coka Nostra, particularly if the members are aging white guys with established public personas. And it takes discipline to extend the coke-dealer metaphor in a way that isn’t cartoony or totally ho-hum. LCN’s members—Danny Boy and DJ Lethal of House of Pain, their Boston buddy [...]

“I Make No Claim of Being a Soul Artist”: A Chat With Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse does not make retro soul. He digs more on late '50s and early '60s rhythm and blues—Magic Sam, Ike Turner, British bands like The Premiers working out the American South—and writes bummed and bitter three-minute songs with horn stabs and maracas drenched in period aesthetics. Waterhouse is 25, a big music geek, and [...]

Five Thoughts on Fiona Apple’s Fiery Performance at Sixth & I

Touring in support of her first new album in six years, quasi-recluse Fiona Apple visited the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue last night. The show came on the heels of rave reviews for her recent gigs at South by Southwest and New York City. There were claims that she's "in a zone" and had come [...]

Arts Commission Announces 2012 Grants

In news that you'll almost certainly miss because WHO SENDS OUT A PRESS RELEASE AT 3:30 P.M. THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING????, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has announced its grant recipients for next year. The commission handed out $3.7 million this year, with the largest grants going to Studio Theatre, Sixth & [...]

Washington Performing Arts Society’s 2011-2012 Season: Something Old, Something New

The Washington Performing Arts Society has officially released its 2011-2012 season, and few would say the suspense has been killing them. Classical fans will be not terribly surprised to see that it looks a lot like the 2010-2011 season—with, in fact, some of the exact same lineups: Joshua Bell with Sam Haywood on Jan. [...]

Reviewed: Joshua Cogan at 6th and I Historic Synagogue

Joshua Cogan, a D.C.-based photographer, barely empties his own extensive vaults in a FotoWeek exhibition at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue. Using both color and black-and-white, Cogan has documented street and village life from Louisiana to Jamaica and from Vietnam to Zanzibar, producing an ambitious portfolio that is at turns gritty, heartbreaking and joyous, [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Cirque du Jackson’ Edition

*Esquire makes a list of the 75 greatest women of all time with everyone from authors (Judy Blume) to rock legends (Janis Joplin) to philosophers (Sappho). But they list Kelly Clarkson as "the best voice in the history of pop music." While I enjoy Clarkson and think she's talented, Esquire: meet hyperbole.
*Cirque du Soleil announces [...]

Tonight in Books: A.J. Jacobs at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Esquire editor-at-large A.J. Jacobs turns his curiosity and subsequent humiliations into New York Times bestsellers. After delivering book reports on the two most daunting tomes in Western civilization—Encyclopedia Britannica (The Know-It-All) and the Bible (The Year of Living Biblically)—Jacobs collates some of his smaller experiments in The Guinea Pig Diaries. For some, 256 pages of [...]

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