The Broccoli City Festival wasn't just about broccoli. Sure, the atmosphere was noticeably hippyish and the raw veggies were a nice touch, but it was also a local showcase of sorts. There were plenty of performances—at earsplitting volume—from the likes of Phil Adé, Kingpen Slim , and Black Alley, along with national acts like Detroit grunge rocker JMSN [...]
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"It's basically a completely overblown toilet," says architect Bjarke Ingels on the Smithsonian Castle. [Post]
DC Advocates for the Arts protest Mayor Vince Gray's proposed arts budget. [DC Advocates for the Arts]
Smithsonian also wants a budget increase, to the tune of $59 million. [AP via WJLA]
Textile Museum hires a new director. [Washington Business Journal]
The Washington Post's [...]
In his 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan, Mayor Vince Gray proposes a $2.3 million annual increase to public art budget. [dc.gov]
At the Hay-Adams, wannabe Corcoran chairman Wayne Reynolds makes his $10,000 pitch—and says the institution has a hush-hush deal with the University of Maryland. [Post]
Gold Leaf Studios' Mike Abrams opens his newest space, Union Arts. [D.C. [...]
In his proposed 2014 budget, Mayor Vince Gray requests more than $140 million for library construction. [Loose Lips]
National Geographic kills the annual All Roads Film Festival. [Washingtonian]
Bette Midler has a soft spot for 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School, the PBS documentary based on Ward 1 high school DC Met. [Curbed]
Worn magazine [...]
Update: Wells now says the clubs should be permitted to stay open if they clean up their act.
In the aftermath of Monday's early-morning drive-by shooting that left 13 people injured, Ward 6 Councilmember and mayoral candidate Tommy Wells has proposed a radical idea: shut down Ibiza and Fur nightclubs.
The clubs sit only a couple of blocks away [...]
Today at a presolicitation event at the Lincoln Theatre organized by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Mayor Vince Gray dropped a whole bunch of arts news: One, the Lincoln Theatre is seeking a new operator. And two, H Street Playhouse, which started looking for a new, cheaper spot in January of [...]
It’s been a month since Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy series based on the novels of George R. R. Martin, wrapped up its second season. And the more we rewatch episodes via OnDemand, the more Martin’s sprawling epic of dragons, ice demons, and warring dynasties feels like an allegory for our situation here in the [...]
Just like he said he would, Mayor Vince Gray has asked the D.C. Council to name a park in the District after Chuck Brown, who died May 16. The Chuck Brown Park Designation Act of 2012 would name the western portion of Langdon Park—between 18th and 20th Streets NE—after the Godfather of Go-Go. “It’ll be a [...]
For a moment earlier today, as politicians lined up on the stage to send off the Godfather of Go-Go, what began as a festive memorial started to feel like a game of one-upmanship. Mayor Vince Gray said he would ask the D.C. Council to name a park after Chuck Brown, who died May 16. Del. [...]
The final installment of the D.C.'s official celebrations of Chuck Brown takes place tomorrow in halls D and E of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Some good news: After yesterday’s long line outside the Howard Theatre in the brutal heat, this should be a cooler event.
Doors will open at 10 a.m., and ceremonies will actually [...]