Posts Tagged ‘Washington Monument’

Arts Roundup: Gwenfritz Edition

The Newseum is slowly bleeding money. [AP via Post]
Tabi Bonney lends his voice to a D.C. tourism promo. [Post]
Awesome Con meets its Kickstarter goal. [ComicsDC]
The Washington Monument will be a light show for the next year. [AP via WJLA]
Alexander Calder's "Gwenfritz" statue at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW disassembled and carted off for a [...]

Arts Roundup: Volkswagen Edition

Volkswagen donates $10 million to the Trust for the National Mall. [AP via WJLA]
A new documentary tells the story of D.C.'s shrinking Chinatown. [WAMU]
Sequestration-related cuts to the Smithsonian and area parks might have a short- and long-term impact on local tourism. [Post]
Scuttled Georgia Avenue jazz club Enterprise soon to become Bravo Lounge? [PoPville]
The Washington Monument's [...]

Arts Roundup: Verizon Center Lights Up Edition

Verizon Center digital billboards approved—with conditions. [Washington Business Journal]
The Cyrus Cylinder, which goes on view tomorrow at the Sackler Gallery, is notable for its own history, but also for the significance various groups and leaders have projected upon it over time, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Study: Alexandria's arts scene produces more than $70 million a year [...]

Baltimore’s Salamander Wool Creates a D.C. Wormhole

As Salamander Wool, Baltimore experimental musician Carson Garhart has created a portal to the ancient world, and the Washington Monument is ground zero. That's the general idea behind "Reptile," a woozy, warped track off Garhart's new album, Solar Solipsis. It's the second album from Salamander Wool—Garhart began using the name five years ago—and it collects [...]

Reading Tea Leaves: The Connotations of Monumental Damage

By now everyone has had their own cynical response to yesterday's earthquake, the most unoriginal ones involving shots of knocked over lawn chairs (not even from this year's temblor) posted to Facebook pages and blogs. As the day ended, we learned that there was damage to both the Washington Monument and National Cathedral.
While fund drives, [...]

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