Posts Tagged ‘Wilmer Wilson IV’

Wilmer Wilson IV, “Faust in the City,” Reviewed

When Wilmer Wilson IV and his friends found themselves surrounded by police vehicles in Georgetown last month, it had to have crossed Wilson's mind that the encounter might add some context to his upcoming performance at Connersmith.
Wilson and his friends, artists chukwumaa and E. Jane, were leaving the Georgetown waterfront after the final leg of a performance in [...]

Arts Roundup: Spy Museum Edition

Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library, becoming nonprofit. [City Desk]
Wolf Trap raises a record $1 million. [Post]
TheatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy pens an open letter to Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks, criticizing his coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards reforms. [TheatreWashington]
Artist chukwumaa mistaken for Navy Yard shooter in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
How did D.C. [...]

In Georgetown, Artist chukwumaa Mistaken for Navy Yard Shooter

On Monday afternoon, about two hours after Aaron Alexis allegedly began his shooting rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C., performance artist Wilmer Wilson IV was just beginning an hours-long walk from Ward 7's Marvin Gaye Park to the Georgetown waterfront. For the walk, Wilson brought a ladder, alternating between holding it and carrying it [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bassekou Kouyate, H Street Festival, Terry Malts, and Erotic Fan Fiction

While Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate and his group Ngoni Ba recorded their latest album, Jama Ko, in a Bamako studio, the nation was immersed in turmoil: The military was overthrowing the president, and Islamic fundamentalists were imposing sharia law in the north. Inspired and affected by the political disorder, Kouyate created an energetic album incorporating the [...]

The Body Stop: D.C.’s Once-Nonexistent Performance Art Scene Takes Off—in Rosslyn

Drop into any Brightest Young Things party or Pink Line Project event with a DJ, a food truck, and some graffiti, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see some performance art. Not, mind you, the Viennese Actionism of the late 1960s or the NEA Four of the early 1990s or Marina Abramović trying [...]

ToDo ToDay: Howard Theatre Opens, Van Dyke Parks Plays Twice!

You have two opportunities to see musician, arranger, and composer Van Dyke Parks tonight. Parks, best known for his collaborations with The Beach Boys/Brian Wilson and his elaborate orchestral arrangements of American pop, performs at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. (for free), then at 9:30 p.m. at the Hamilton (for $22.50-$38). 2700 F St. NW [...]