Posts Tagged ‘WMATA’

We Must Increase Our Busk

Playing music in a public space for tips currently occupies a gray zone in D.C. Metro law.

Arts Roundup: MetroPerforms Closes Doors Edition

Tonight, LGBT activists protest Mexican rock band Molotov's homophobic lyrics outside of the Fillmore Silver Spring. [Post]
Metro's crappy MetroPerforms! program treats performers poorly. Consequently, only half of them are showing up to their gigs. [Express]
Danny Strong, screenwriter for Lee Daniels' The Butler, offers a tepid response to the Silver Spring theater security controversy. [Huffington Post [...]

Arts Roundup: Drone Art Edition

The second Trillectro will now take place Aug. 17, not Aug. 3 as previously announced. [Post]
Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek, who plans to resign in part because of the Bubble's struggles, may leave before his planned December exit date. [ArtInfo]
Corcoran's Gallery 31 will mount an exhibit on drone warfare this summer. [DCist]
D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bill T. Jones, Speedy Stand-Up Comedy

Watching a dance performance from the lawn at Wolf Trap can be like looking at a painting from a mile away: Details of lines and phrasing disappear in the gulf between stage and grass. But once in a while a company comes along with a show that transcends the less-than-ideal conditions. “Story/Time” by the Bill [...]

Midnight Train to Georgia Avenue: Musicians Audition for Metro

Minister D was sitting on a bench, next to a sketch of Rihanna leaning against the wall. Around him, his fellow musicians tuned their guitars and took deep breaths, preparing to audition for a chance to perform at the entrances of Metro stations. Like many of his peers, he didn't seem to mind that winning came [...]

Listen Local First Takes Issue With Metro’s Call for Non-Busking Performers

For the most part, musicians in D.C. have the same opportunities to make a living as their peers in other cities. One notable exception: They can't busk in the Metro.
They can, however, perform at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority station entrances from time to time as part of the agency's Art in Transit program. They just [...]

Proposed Republican Spending Cuts Would Wipe Out NEA, NEH

At Slate, Dave Weigel breaks down the Republican Study Committee's proposal to cut $2.5 trillion from the federal budget over 10 years. Two points of interest for the arts: The RSC recommends cutting $167.5 million from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. That means cutting the entire [...]

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