Posts Tagged ‘WPFW’

Arts Roundup: Brunch 4 Life Edition

Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects closes today. [Arts Desk]
WPFW has returned to the airwaves. [City Desk]
Capital Bop names its Top 5 local jazz records of the year. [Capital Bop]
Spoiler alert: Spoiler alerts are bullshit. [DCist]
BYT readers love brunch ABOVE ALL. [BYT]

Arts Roundup: Politics & Prose Edition

Politics & Prose may open a second location in Georgetown. [Washingtonian]
After Navy Yard massacre, White House cancels yesterday's Musica Latina concert. [Post]
WPFW General Manager John Hughes placed on paid administrative leave. [City Desk]
D.C. native Braxton Cook didn't make it as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, but congrats to last night's winner, Melissa Aldana. [New York Times]
Memorable [...]

Remembering Marvette Perez, Smithsonian Latino History Curator and Musician

Friends of Marvette Perez, curator of Latino History and Culture at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, used to say that before there was Google, there was Marvette. Now the Smithsonian, Cantigas, and her friends will no longer have the benefit of her wisdom. Perez died in her sleep on August 19 at age [...]

Arts Roundup: New Mural! Edition

Gaia's mural on Barracks Row is complete. [East City Art]
Broadcaster Bob Wolff donates historic sports interviews to Library of Congress. [WTOP]
Brother Ah maintains WPFW's jazz pedigree even while the radio station's fate remains uncertain. [Post]
The story of a Prince George's County-raised African American woman who found special meaning in the Holocaust Museum. [Post]
What the Grant [...]

Arts Roundup: Don DeLillo Edition

Novelist Don DeLillo wins the Library of Congress' first Prize for American Fiction. [Post]
University of Maryland's McKeldin Library shut down after a visitor "walked in and made a suspicious statement." [WJLA]
It's official: WPFW has one month left in its Adams Morgan building. [City Desk]
Alexandria, Va., is hungry for books. [City Desk]
A public art installation comes [...]

Arts Roundup: Anyone Want a Helicopter? Edition

The Air and Space Museum is giving away items from its collection. [WJLA]
As expected, Artisphere is over budget again and it requires an additional $800,000 from Arlington County. [Examiner]
Library of Congress wins a special Grammy. [AP via WTOP]
WPFW has to move in a month, but where? [City Desk]
The Kennedy Center will produce a musical inspired [...]

Arts Roundup: Donald Byrd Edition

The nephew-in-law of Donald Byrd (founder of D.C. group The Blackbyrds) posted on Facebook that the jazz trumpeter died in Delaware on Monday, and blogs immediately began circulating his post as breaking news. But no media outlets have been able to confirm it with the musician's immediate family. Regardless, the Guardian ran an obit, acknowledging, basically, [...]

Arts Roundup: Indulj Shut Down Edition

Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row [...]

Arts Roundup: Horrendous Recording Edition

The Washington Ballet's annual Nutcracker had to ditch live music this year. In its place, says Sarah Kaufman, is a "a truly horrendous recording" of Tchaikovsky's score. [Post]
Take a look at WPFW-FM's new revised schedule. The most dramatic change: Most music has been slashed from workday hours. [City Desk]
A while back, publishing company TufAmerica filed an awfully poorly timed [...]

Arts Roundup: Hating on Go-Go Edition

What did Kwame Brown really mean when he said newcomers to D.C. should "get over" their distaste for go-go? Who really hates go-go, anyway: D.C. residents or the D.C. government? [DCist]
Another Michael Kaiser column in dire need of more detail: The Kennedy Center president tackles the ineffective Web strategies of arts organizations, but doesn't name [...]