Posts Tagged ‘The Butler’

Arts Roundup: Dying Gaul Edition

House of Cards and Veep nominated for Golden Globes; Homeland gets zilch. [Washingtonian]

The Butler got snubbed, too. [Post]
The Caps make a "Jingle Bells" video. [Huffington Post]
In this interview with DCist, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna talks about The Punk Singer, D.C., Santigold, Janelle Monae, etc. [DCist]
ArtYards DC wraps up this weekend. [JDLand]
"The Dying Gaul," out of [...]

Arts Roundup: Otis and Redding Edition

Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
Wil Haygood's unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he's ever seen. [WJLA]
Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
Ooh, pretty: [...]

Arts Roundup: MetroPerforms Closes Doors Edition

Tonight, LGBT activists protest Mexican rock band Molotov's homophobic lyrics outside of the Fillmore Silver Spring. [Post]
Metro's crappy MetroPerforms! program treats performers poorly. Consequently, only half of them are showing up to their gigs. [Express]
Danny Strong, screenwriter for Lee Daniels' The Butler, offers a tepid response to the Silver Spring theater security controversy. [Huffington Post [...]

Arts Roundup: Motorcade Madness Edition

House of Cards wanted to film a fake motorcade around the National Mall. Obviously, D.C. police had to crack down on that foolishness. [Washington Business Journal]
Gwydion Suilebhan proposes strong, radical changes for the Helen Hayes Awards. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (author of last year's famed Root piece about swagger-jacking on U Street NW) comments [...]

Arts Roundup: Gump Edition

The alleged racial profiling that took place at the Majestic theater in Silver Spring may not have been unique or race-related. [DCist]
The Smithsonian slashes a water feature from the planned National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Washington Business Journal]
A plea to critics: Stop comparing Lee Daniels' The Butler to Forrest Gump. [Atlantic]
The next [...]

Arts Roundup: Bringing Down the House Edition

A ceiling collapsed during Friday's opening gala for the city's "Go-Go Swing" exhibit. [Arts Desk]
After guards patrol showings of The Butler at Silver Spring's Majestic theater, a patron accuses Regal Cinemas of discrimination. [Huffington Post]
The Butler also cleaned up at the box office this weekend. [New York Times]
Green paint at Lincoln Memorial now gone. [AP [...]

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

The Washington Monument lights up tonight. [Post]
Book of Mormon lands at the Kennedy Center this week, and Nelson Pressley tries to explain why the musical from the creators of South Park is so broadly popular. (Tickets for the KenCen run are almost completely sold out.) [Post]
If you wanna party with Folklife performers, head to the [...]

Arts Roundup: Fur Shut Down Edition

Nightclub Fur ordered closed after stabbing. [Washington Times]
In this profile of awesome D.C. musician Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium), the songwriter and guitarist opens up about her history of depression. [Post]
The National Aquarium in downtown D.C. must vacate this fall for building renovations. [Post]
Watch the first trailer of The Butler, the film based on the [...]

Arts Roundup: D.C. Is Funny! Edition

The Post names stand-up comics Emily Ruskowski, Brandon Wardell, Tim Miller, and Reggie Melbrough D.C.'s maybe-next-big-things. [Post]
Recently, percussionist Go-Go Mickey left Rare Essence to join his ex-bandmates in Familiar Faces. Here's video from his first show with the group. [TMOTTGoGo]
Where's the next generation of arts donors? [Post]
ICYMI: Is the Corcoran getting better at PR? [Washington City Paper]
All Our Noise [...]

Arts Roundup: Fiddler on the Roof Edition

National Museum of Natural History developing a human-genome exhibit [AP/Huffington Post]
Adams Morgan's Fiddler on the Roof already is already planning a summer concert series [DCist]
Nicole Kidman to play a part in the forthcoming movie The Butler based on Wil Haygood's 2008 Washington Post story [Post]
Michael Kaiser, what ailing arts organization are you referring to in [...]

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