Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian’

After “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” How Low Can D.C. Museums Go?

Last week, the struggling Newseum opened one of the more blatantly pandering exhibits in local museum history: a show dedicated to Anchorman, the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle that's remained stubbornly fixed in the popular imagination, mostly for its litany of moronic one-liners (“I love lamp!”). Arriving just a month before the premiere of the movie’s [...]

Arts Roundup: Ingenuity Edition

The man stabbed outside of a Dupont nightclub has died. [NBC4]
Dave Eggers, St. Vincent, and Doug Aitken among hipster recipients of Smithsonian Magazine's second annual Ingenuity Awards. [AP]
Rock the Bells organizer Chang Weisberg tells us what we already know about why the festival was canceled in D.C. this fall. [Arts Desk]
Wondering where critical reviews are [...]

Arts Roundup: Arcade Fire Swallows Planet Edition

The museum isn't open yet, but the National Museum of African American History and Culture is in the process of installing two major artifacts. [WJLA]
Man stabbed outside of Dupont nightclub. [Post]
It has come to this: Arcade Fire booked to play Verizon Center in 2014. [Stereogum]
Garry Trudeau-helmed comedy Alpha House deemed unfunny by Hank Stuever. [Post]
Bob [...]

Arts Roundup: Tear Down This Rec Center Edition

Should the Wheaton Community Recreation Center—the place of a legendary (but possibly imaginary) Led Zeppelin concert in 1969—be demolished alongside the Wheaton Library? Or preserved? [Greater Greater Washington]
Here's what the Spy Museum may look like when it opens at the Carnegie Library. [WBJ]
If you've wondered about the whereabouts of D.C.'s Matthew Hemerlein, well, he's putting out [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Ten Freedom Summers,” Latino Art, Carl Craig, and Sparks

Setting Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious social policies to music seems equal parts brainy and boring. But Wadada Leo Smith’s jazz piece about the “Great Society” programs comes from a place more personal than political; it’s a portion of Ten Freedom Summers, his magnum opus dedicated to moments in the Civil Rights movement. Read more >>> Wadada Leo Smith [...]

Arts Roundup: Riffin’ Edition

Pink Line Project founder Philippa Hughes has breast cancer; will undergo a double mastectomy next week. [Arts Desk]
A look at how previous government shutdowns impacted the Smithsonian [Smithsonian Collections Blog]
Reminder: The Sackler Gallery's yoga exhibit is now open. [AP]
Photos show just how damaged the U.S. Capitol dome is. [WBJ]
Local jazz website/concert organizer Capital Bop launches a new [...]

Arts Roundup: Straight to the Dome Edition

Watch Uber Wars, a new, libertarian-approved short film about the battle over the car service in D.C. [YouTube via Post]
The Smithsonian's Board of Regents begins its search for the next Smithsonian CEO. [AP]
Repairs to the Capitol Dome have begun. [AP]
Winners of the 2013 Mayor's Arts Awards announced. [Art 202]
Courtland Milloy endorses 12 Years a Slave. [...]

Arts Roundup: Chopping Block Edition

Smithsonian stares down a potential $65 budget cut, brought to us by Congress. [AP]
Montgomery County is hungry for millennials. Maybe the District can slough a few off 14th Street NW. [Post]
Neil Young will release a live solo album recorded at D.C.'s Cellar Door in 1970. [Rolling Stone]
The D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will present a [...]

Arts Roundup: Expensive Taste Edition

Man steals credit cards, buys $46,000 in work from a Georgetown art gallery. [City Desk]
Shakespeare Theatre Company will bring Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall to D.C. next year. [Post]
WAMU profiles Prinz-D, a local Gallaudet graduate who calls himself the first deaf rapper. [WAMU]
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin descend on Washington in the name of yoga. [Post]
Spin gives Dismemberment Plan's [...]

Arts Roundup: Back In Business Edition

Shutdown ends, Smithsonian reopens. [WJLA]
Molotov Theatre sells its own energy drinks, hot sauce, and salsa. [WBJ]
What a former D.C. police officer thinks about graffiti tagger Cool "Disco" Dan [Post]
Art collecting for n00bs [Washingtonian]
During the shutdown, local vintage and consignment shops cleaned up. [City Paper]
What was the shutdown's impact on arts in the District? [Arts Desk]

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