Posts Tagged ‘Strathmore’

June 24: Come See the El Mansouris and Kokayi in Our Summer Music Showcase at AMP!

In honor of our Summer Arts Guide, we're hosting a concert.

Strathmore to Open Amp, a New Music Venue in North Bethesda

This fall, Strathmore will open a new performance space at Pike & Rose, a just-built mixed-use development in North Bethesda. The venue, AMP, will center around a music hall with cabaret-style seating for 250 people. Neighborhood Restaurant Group will serve up food for concertgoers and catering services for those renting the space for special events.
According to a press release, [...]

Arts Roundup: Drop the Bomb on North Bethesda Edition

KenCen puts its organ to work. [Post]
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra extends conductor Marin Alsop's contract. [Post]
Former venue Ras Restaurant & Lounge has been replaced by a new biz. [Popville]
Housewives of Benning Road begins its second season. [YouTube]
Dedicate your life to poetry and work for Split This Rock. [Blog This Rock]
This is what it looked like when [...]

Strathmore Plans to Open New Concert Venue at White Flint

Montgomery County cultural center Strathmore and developer Federal Realty Investment Trust plan to open a new concert venue at Pike & Rose, the 24-acre mixed-use site in the White Flint Development District. The 250-seat venue is slated to be completed in 2014, with concerts and other events starting in 2015.
Strathmore CEO Eliot Pfanstiehl announced the [...]

Photos: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ Strathmore Music Center

Nick Cave may not like to get too cozy with journalists or photographers, but his fans are another matter. In front of a capacity crowd at Strathmore Music Center last night, Cave directed audience members to move as close as possible to the stage. He let one lucky person feel his heart beat. He also [...]

Strathmore’s New Artists in Residence Include Three D.C. Jazz Musicians

Yesterday, Strathmore announced the participants in the forthcoming eighth season of its Artist-in-Residence program. The six local artists, each of whom will be a featured performer at North Bethesda's Mansion at Strathmore for one month, include three jazz musicians: vocalist Integriti Reeves (shown), drummer Isabelle De Leon, and "gypsy jazz" violinist Daisy Castro. They will be [...]

Photos: David Byrne & St. Vincent @ Strathmore Music Center

David Byrne doesn't box himself in: His work with The Talking Heads was foundational to art rock and post punk; he composed music for choreographer Twyla Tharp and dance company Ultima Vez; he started Luaka Bop, a label dedicated to music from across the globe; he's made visual art; he's written books, most recently How Music Works [...]

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: BYT Asks Morrissey Fans to Write Suicide Notes

Yeah, sure, one of the greatest songs ever—"There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"—is by Morrissey, and is about dying. And Moz is performing at Strathmore on Dec. 7. I'm not sure what the correct convergence of these facts is, but I'm absolutely certain it is not to host a giveaway declaring that the [...]

Arts Roundup: Alive Edition

Breaking: One post down, Ryan Little debunks reports of Black Cat Bill's death. Read, please, and be careful with your tweets in the future.
No, Don't Sing. Just Destroy the Sweater: On WaPo's Arts Post blog, Maura Judkis looks at that recent ironic holiday trend, the Ugly Sweater Party. Whose to blame for this fauxhemian meme? [...]

Photos: Bryan Ferry @ Strathmore

Roxy Music frontman and solo artist Bryan Ferry has long been regarded as one of the best-dressed musicians around. With his debonair attitude and that silken voice, Ferry has epitomized a certain crooner cool since the early '70s, when Roxy Music first came on the art-rock scene. Supporting his newest release, Olympia, Ferry stopped by [...]