Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian Folkways’

Jason Hamacher, a Punk “Drummer With a Camera,” Is Now a Syrian-Art Preservationist

It’s spring’s first balmy Saturday evening, and the Convergence parking lot is packed. The Alexandria church and community arts center regularly hosts punk shows for neighborhood teens, but today, the reception area is filled with an incongruous combination of young church families, foreign dignitaries, and 30-something punks in Replacements T-shirts and full-sleeve tattoos. Meanwhile, the [...]

D.C. Native Ben Williams Shares in “Best Instrumental Jazz Album” Grammy Win

Everything's coming up Milhouse for Ben Williams. The 28-year-old bassist, who grew up in Michigan Park, was already racking up an impressive jazz résumé when he won the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. As a result, he won a recording contract with Concord Records, which subsequently released his debut album State of Art [...]

Arts Roundup: Alec Baldwin Edition

Harry Jaffe suspects the Washington Post missed out on this year's Pulitzers because it's getting too aggregate-y. He also has some thoughts on resigned journo Elizabeth Flock. [Washingtonian]
Alec Baldwin on arts funding: "I’d spend a billion each on the NEA and NEH." [Post]
A crazy interview with Arias With a Twist co-creator Joey Arias [Brightest Young Things]
TBD on [...]