Posts Tagged ‘The Hamilton’

Photos of Kermit Ruffins at the Hamilton

The New Orleans firestarter performed credible covers of Chuck Brown and Tupac.

Arts Roundup: Slicknosity Edition

The recent documentary Chinatown looks at a D.C. neighborhood with an increasingly meaningless name. [WAMU]
Senior Historian David Ward talks history and controversy at the National Portrait Gallery. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray to launch his re-election campaign at THEARC. [WTOP]
In advance of his New Year's Eve concert at the Hamilton, Dr. John drops science and some creative lingo [...]

Arts Roundup: MC Hammer Eatin’ Portobello Edition

The Lincoln Theatre has selected a new operator, but the District won't disclose who it is yet. [Arts Desk]
AMC Theatres wants to open more D.C. area movie theaters. [Washington Business Journal]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary. [Post]
Drama hung over the Corcoran's annual gala last weekend. [Washingtonian]
Mitchell and Emily Rales plan to build [...]

Comic Hannibal Buress: Don’t You Dare “Mm-Hmm” Him

For such a relaxed guy, stand-up comic Hannibal Buress seems awfully preoccupied with details. But details make up the basis of a lot of his material. Take his 2012 comedy album, Animal Furnace; big chunks of it are just analyses of short interactions with people.
His ability to expound on minutiae makes him a funny performer, [...]

Arts Roundup: Inauguration Leftovers Edition

The Washington Post's classical-music critic, Anne Midgette, on behalf of classical-music fans, to President Obama: "We appreciate you taking an interest in our field. Please continue to notice this music, and we promise to hold our tongues for the next four years about whether or not we agree with your approach." [Post]
Ballou and University of [...]

Arts Roundup: Mouseketeer Edition

The Hirshhorn is selling a Picasso painting of a Mouseketeer. [New York Times]
Animal Collective's Geologist, aka Brian Weitz, lives in D.C., and here are some places where you can stalk him. [Post]
Southwest church gets tie-dyed. [Prince of Petworth]
Newish venues The Hamilton and Howard Theatre give a boost to D.C.'s gospel brunch scene. [Post]
If Southwest's federal [...]

More Than Just Trombone Shorty’s Cousin: Glen David Andrews

New Orleans is known for its musical families—think the Marsalises and the Nevilles. Tonight at The Hamilton, a member of another great Crescent City lineage will perform.
The Glen David Andrews Band is led by its namesake singer and trombone player, whose cousins include Trombone Shorty Andrews and James Andrews. Glen David's brother Derrick Tabb plays [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Sax at the Hamilton

The lineup tonight at the DC Jazz Festival's downtown hub The Hamilton offers an interesting profile of a particular stylistic approach to the saxophone. Yes, Antonio Hart is an alto player, and Jimmy Heath is a tenor man. But both come from similar backgrounds: They grew up in Baltimore and Philadelphia (i.e., worn-down, industrial mid-Atlantic [...]

The DC Jazz Festival’s Shorter, Stronger Calendar

Here we are again in the first week of June, when D.C. jazz brings out everything but the kitchen sink. Yup—it's festival time.
This year brings a lot of changes to the DC Jazz Festival. Its previous two-week duration has been trimmed down to 10 days (June 1-10). After regaining its signature "Jazz on the National [...]

Don’t Be Bored: All-Local Music Edition

In a city that often looks backward musically (we get it, everybody loves Fugazi and The Dismemberment Plan), the Future Times crew is all about pushing things forward. Overseen by Mike Petillo and Andrew Field-Pickering (of the duos Protect-U and Beautiful Swimmers, shown above), the local imprint brings together global psychedelia with warm, throbbing beats [...]