Posts Tagged ‘U Street Music Hall’

Tonight at U Street Music Hall, Thundercat May Sacrifice a Six-Year-Old

Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner can tweet some wild things when he's under the influence. Like this tweet from two weeks ago—a vague transmission about throwing salt in his own eyes and drinking a Bullet energy drink. "Wait, what did I say?" Thundercat asks me. Then: "Yeah, that happened. I didn't even know I tweeted that."
There's also the new [...]

Arts Roundup: Halfway House Edition

Post-retirement, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser plans to teach arts management. [Post]
The suspected National Cathedral vandal has been released to a halfway house. [Post]
...and the cathedral has launched a fundraiser to help pay for vandalism- and earthquake-related damage. [Huffington Post]
Contrary to reports, the Smithsonian says it's not looking to acquire Trayvon Martin's hoodie at the moment. [...]

Arts Roundup: Theater Bailout Edition

Odd: The Arlington County Board gives Signature Theatre a $250,000 grant to cover its outstanding tax debts. [ARLnow]
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is so-so—but sounds better at U Street Music Hall, writes Chris Richards. [Post]
What to look forward to at this year's Capital Fringe: more beer, barbecue sandwiches, cardboard art [Post]

ToDo ToDay: Company at Signature Theatre and a Daft Punk Listening Party

For its current production of Company, Sondheim's musical tribute to thirtysomething urban dwellers, Signature Theatre has dug deep into its own company: All of the actors have performed in at least two previous productions with the Arlington theater. A dark musical comedy about the woes of adult relationships might hit too close to home, [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad News for Artisphere Edition

Arlington County slashes Artisphere funding. [WTOP]
Kennedy Center announces its 2013-14 season. [Kennedy Center]
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History adds a gem-laden, 77-carat brooch to its collection. [AP via WTOP]
"Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project" comes to National Archives. [Post]
An Adams Morgan mural is in dire need of repairs. [Hola Cultura]
More about Mingering [...]

Arts Roundup: Benny Blanco’s Bad Music Edition

A profile of 24-year-old Benny Blanco, the Reston producer who's responsible for some of the most inescapable pop-radio fodder [New York Times]
Peter Marks doesn't mince words in a critical piece about Arena Stage's local-playwright woes and Artisphere's recent ejection of its in-house theater company, WSC Avant Bard. [Post]
A vapid feature on expecting women in the [...]

Photos: The Hold Steady @ U Street Music Hall (Night 1)

The Hold Steady normally sells out the 9:30 Club in a heartbeat, so to accommodate fans at the significantly smaller U Street Music Hall, the band was booked for two nights in a row.
Last night's sold-out show (the second sold-out one is tonight) was crammed with the testosterone-fueled rock (and audience) for which Hold Steady [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: D.C.’s Signature Fall Social, Believe It or Not

As the sun set on Virgin Mobile FreeFest Saturday, Merriweather Post Pavilion’s panoramic lawn harbored buzz-fed patrons enjoying chicken strips and those lemonade cups that exist to be spiked with clear spirits. Seven p.m. felt like a universally agreed-upon time to chill.
Legacy-act sets are perfect for clapping politely from your camping chair, but ZZ Top [...]

Rolling In the Deep

Now is a fine time to make money as an electronic-music producer. That’s a fact that hasn’t escaped a few companies in the D.C. area: Since 2010, the local dance-music biz has gone from fledgling to booming. But sacrifices have been made along the way, most of them artistic. In the rush to capitalize on [...]

ToDo ToDay: More Julia Child! Tipsy Bicycling! Shirts Off!

Everyone knows the funny little—and large—facts of Julia Child’s life: She stood 6-foot-2, worked in Ceylon for the Office of Secret Services, and started her second career late in middle age. So why bother with a biography, when tributes and pop-culture odes to Child are as common as butter? Because Bob Spitz did the same for [...]

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