Posts Tagged ‘white house’

The Time Merle Haggard Played the White House

It didn't go over so well.

Watch: Wale Opens State of the Union Address, Maybe Announces New Album

And became the first rapper to open a State of the Union address.

Arts Roundup: 2 Chainz & the Gang Edition

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz among the performers at this year's Sweetlife festival. [Arts Desk]
Chain & the Gang to release a new album in April. [Arts Desk]
While staging Yellow Face, a play that addresses white people portraying Asian people onstage, an unfortunate accident forces Theater J to do the same. Oh, this is just excellent. [...]

Arts Roundup: Disappointed Bird Edition

The Kennedy Center Honors. They happened. [Post, Post]
A drawing by outsider artist Martin Ramirez comes to the Library of Congress. [Post]
Air and Space Museum guards tackle a freelance photographer. [DCist]
Chris Richards ranks the best pop singles of the year. [Post]
D.C. residents support the arts, kind of, but they don't attend fundraisers because they claim to [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Polo Edition

TCB's Reggie "Polo" Burwell has died. [Arts Desk]
One Direction will play Nationals Park in August 2014. [Post]
The White House announces its first student film festival. [White House]
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company gets an $800,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation. [Post]
From Oman, the Smithsonian's African Art Museum gets its biggest donation ever: $1.8 million. [AP]
A close look [...]

Arts Roundup: Dumb Trends Edition

Who is #STICKMAN? [Mixed Media District]
White House denies it's banning movie screenings because of Academy Award politics. Also: How influential are those VIP screenings anyway? [Post]
A silent disco is coming to Metro this weekend. [DCist]
And yarn-bombing is coming to Brookland. *Forehead slap* [Post]
Kathleen Hanna name-drops D.C.'s Priests (and says other cool things) in this interview. [Brightest Young [...]

Arts Roundup: Stadium Shutdown Edition

District seizes the rapper-approved Stadium Club for unpaid taxes. [Young & Hungry]
News organizations formally protest the White House's restrictive photography policy. [Post]
GEICO listens to angry Baltimoreans and edits its embarrassing video about the Baltimore music scene. [Baltimore City Paper]
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has a problem with the Eisenhower Memorial. [AP]
After some patrons criticize Theater [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Bobby Parker Edition

Maryland-based blues guitarist Bobby Parker died last week at age 76. [Arts Desk]
Watch this web-only video of Dismemberment Plan playing "Invisible" on Jimmy Fallon. [Jimmy Fallon]
A museum of science fiction may come to D.C. [Housing Complex]
Read an excerpt from Dan Morse's The Yoga Store Murder, the Washington Post reporter's book about the 2011 slaying of a [...]

Arts Roundup: Fall Arts Guide Edition

Our Fall Arts Guide has arrived. Browse online and pick up a paper copy in boxes today. [Washington City Paper]
Also, on our cover this week: stories from the Black Cat's 20 years in D.C. [Washington City Paper]
National Museum of Women in the Arts meets its $50 million fundraising goal. [Post]
Solange returns! Beyonce's sister plays Lisner [...]

Arts Roundup: Fraught With Peril Edition

In this video taped 40 years ago in Baltimore, who is the guy getting chewed out by famous Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant? [Baltimore or Less]
Crafty Bastards is now a mere one day shorter than Bonnaroo. [City Desk]
D.C. has a new bear anthem. [Hometown Sounds via Pink Line Project]
ICYMI: The always charming columnist Cindy Adams, speaking [...]

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