Posts Tagged ‘u street’

Photo: Benjamin Booker at @ U St. Music Hall

Pregame Saturday’s Funk Parade With Tomorrow’s Block Party

The very first D.C. Funk Parade will be held on Saturday, commemorating U Street’s lengthy arts history with an all-day celebration along the U Street Corridor. And on Friday, Raise Your City will host the Funk Parade Block Party, a precursor to the weekend’s festivities that might be as funky as the parade itself.
Raise Your City [...]

Arts Roundup: Kennedy Center Honors Edition

This year's Kennedy Center Honorees include two Latinos, Carlos Santana and Martina Arroyo. Other recipients are Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, and Shirley MacLaine. [New York Times]
Metro Connection on the history of Gala Hispanic Theatre and its place in D.C. [WAMU]
U Street's Duke Ellington Memorial won't be restored, but it will be replaced. [PoPville]
Arlington woman leaves $700,000 [...]

Arts Roundup: Wale’s “Kinda New to Sushi” Edition

Wale, restaurant critic! [DCist]
Indian embassy purchases the long-vacant historic post office building on U Street NW, planning to turn it into a cultural center. [U Street Dirt]
D.C.'s classical music world does pretty well by women—at least relatively speaking, reports Anne Midgette. [Post]
Politics & Prose launches a new series of paid cocktail-style events with authors. [Politics [...]

Planned Eight-Story Development Threatens U Street Mural

If you know your D.C. history, you know that Marvin Gaye was born here. You might also know he attended Cardozo High School, where he joined his first band, the D.C. Tones. Walk by the eastern façade of the Oswego building at 1326 U St. NW, where Pure Lounge now is, and you'll see a [...]

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 [...]

U Street Reacts to Chuck Brown’s Death: “When He Plays, He Has Meaning”

You could hear U Street NW learning of the news of Chuck Brown's death this afternoon as stores and drivers flipped on their radios one by one. By 6 p.m., the sounds of conga drums and roll calls had reached block-party volume. Black Broadway was sending Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go and the soul of [...]

Photos: Some of That Jazz

Bohemian Caverns, December 20

Head-Roc’s Mouth: The Almaz Boycott!

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Oh shit! My man Enoch 7th Prophet sent up the Bat Signal!
“Boycott Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant!” he declared recently in an online petition. Why?
The D.C. hip-hop veteran, stellar MC, and producer claim shady dealings. In an open letter he published on Facebook some weeks [...]

Washington Post‘s “Scene In” Series: News-Site Video that Isn’t Crappy

The Post's "Scene In" street-fashion video series is perpetually cheery, as if a handful of thoughtful fashionistas can make a rainbow in any neighborhood. We know better, of course: Spend 15 minutes on K Street at the end of a July workday, and style will appear to be a faint afterthought in the melted minds [...]