Posts Tagged ‘Supernova’

Jazz Setlist, April 24-30: Return of the Son of JazzApril

Thursday, April 24
Since the mid '90s, there's really been one predominant figure on the jazz piano: Brad Mehldau. "Predominant" is not to say that he's the greatest pianist going (though he's certainly up there), but certainly he's the most visible and influential of his generation. Jazz educators tell of a decade meeting legions of young [...]

D.C.’s Year in Art Galleries: Woof

The news that Civilian Art Projects is closing its 7th Street NW gallery space caps off a year of many memorable exhibits—and too many art galleries passing into memory.
While Civilian director Jayme McLellan is taking her situation in stride, planning a 2014 full of pop-up shows and house salons, hers is not the only gallery [...]

Think There’s No Room for Emerging Artists in D.C.? You’re Wrong.

Dear dude I argued with at Black Cat a couple of weeks ago,
From what I recall, I ended our conversation after you told me to go fuck myself. But right before that, we were arguing about whether or not D.C. is a supportive place for emerging artists.
You claimed to have investigated every gallery, and you [...]

What I Learned From Crawling On My Hands and Knees Through Rosslyn For Eight Hours

On Friday, June 7, after two hours of slogging through the rain on my belly and shivering from high winds, I figured that my performance art project was doomed. Our team of three performers—Caitlin Tucker, Maggie Schneider, and myself—had only made it halfway across the Francis Scott Key Bridge, heading toward Rosslyn. By this point [...]

Arts Roundup: Oprah Edition

YOU GET $12 MILLION! -Oprah Winfrey to Smithsonian [Post]
(That's more than James Smithson, and less than David Koch.) [Post]
Anacostia Playhouse update: We've got façade alterations, people. [Washington Business Journal]
U Street outdoor movie series might show some local favorites. [DCist]
Related: Neighborhoods hopelessly addicted to dangerous outdoor-movie buzz. [Washington Business Journal]
Venue and nightspot RAS Restaurant and Lounge, [...]

Arts Roundup: Things That Don’t Exist In Washington Edition

Neal Augenstein talks to photographer Lucian Perkins and The Teen Idles' Nathan Strejeck about Perkins' book of early D.C. punk photos, Hard Art. [WTOP]
A juicy nugget from Chris Richards' story about Hard Art: When Bob Woodward saw Lucian Perkins' photos of D.C. punk, he seemed dismissive, saying, "This doesn't exist in Washington." [Post]
A takeaway from last [...]

ToDo ToDay: Face to Face, SuperNOVA, Capital Pride, and Russian Pop

I first heard a Face to Face song on a Vagrant Records compilation. It was the early 2000s, and the band—surprisingly noisy for Vagrant, better known as home to weepy emo bands Dashboard Confessional and The Get Up Kids—had already been kicking it for a decade. The band cooled off for a few years in [...]

Pay Attention to These Artists at SuperNOVA

In this week's issue, artists and curators Sheldon Scott and Eames Armstrong talked to Washington City Paper about the recent explosion of performance art culminating in SuperNOVA, a sweeping performance art festival taking place in Rosslyn—of all places—this weekend. For the first time in recent D.C. memory, there's more performance than even the sternest fan [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Opening Opener

Just because an artist is second on the bill doesn't make he's fluff or filler. Nasar Abadey pummeled the drums, especially his rack toms, following fierce volleys from trumpeter J.S. Williams, alto saxophonist Joe Ford, and pianist Allyn Johnson while playing Wayne Shorter's "Free Fall" last night at the Hamilton. Jabari Exum (percussion) and James [...]

The Body Stop: D.C.’s Once-Nonexistent Performance Art Scene Takes Off—in Rosslyn

Drop into any Brightest Young Things party or Pink Line Project event with a DJ, a food truck, and some graffiti, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see some performance art. Not, mind you, the Viennese Actionism of the late 1960s or the NEA Four of the early 1990s or Marina Abramović trying [...]