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The Style Blog: October, 2011

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Malian music: a rich history of joyful sound

Artists such as Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate have spotlighted Mali’s rich cultural history.

By Cara Kelly  |  06:11 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/28/2011

TheatreWashington launches new Web site

The nonprofit service organization launched its shiny new Web site on Thursday.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Steve Jobs is watching booksellers, and you

A Tumblr describes that creepy feeling of being watched by Steve Jobs’s biography.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Charlie Brown special receives a Twitter remake (#rejectedPeanutsSpecials)

Even the best of traditions can be tweaked.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/28/2011

‘Chinglish’: A comedy of miscommunication

Peter Marks reviews the newest production from the playwright of “M. Butterfly.”

By Peter Marks  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Hunter S. Thompson’s ‘The Rum Diary’: ’The novel pretty much falls to pieces in its second half.’

A look back at reviews of the novel “The Rum Diary,” as the film hits theaters nationwide.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:39 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Smithsonian curators suggest Halloween characters and costumes

Around the Mall, a blog from the Smithsonian magazine, surveyed the Smithsonian curators about ideas for Halloween costumes. The suggestions had to be based on artifacts at the Smithsonian.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:34 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/27/2011

R.E.M.’s music video stars poet John Giorno, Kirsten Dunst

One of the final music videos for R.E.M. stars a poet and an actress.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 10/27/2011

The legacy of the horse is celebrated at the National Museum of the American Indian

The museum presents an expanded version of the exhibit “A Song for the Horse Nation” on Sat. Oct. 29.

By Erin Williams  |  12:56 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Stephen Sondheim, Elton John featured in ‘South Park’ love letter to Broadway

“South Park” episode is as much of a bawdy spoof of Broadway as it is a valentine to the American musical.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Bolshoi Theater re-opening comes to the big screen

The Moscow theater hosts an invitation-only spectacular on Friday, Oct. 28--and fortunately for the rest of us, it will be screened live via satellite at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring, Md.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Occupy Google Reader: Changes to the RSS feed irk the ‘sharebros’

Protesters gathered outside of Google’s D.C. offices to complain about changes to the RSS aggregator.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Bethanne Patrick publishes ‘An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy’

Bethanne Patrick celebrates publishing “An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy” at a new indie bookstore.

By Ron Charles  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Ava Spece, executive director of the DC Youth Orchestra, announces her resignation

Ava Spece, the executive director of the DC Youth Orchestra, one of the city’s oldest arts organizations, announced she is leaving the program. Playing in the orchestra has been a rite of passage in the last 50s years for young people from all parts of Washington.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Lego man washes ashore in Florida

The mysterious giant lego has been traced back to a Dutch artist named Ego Leonard.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:08 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011

‘Halloween or Williamsburg?’ asks hipster fashion blog

A new blog examines the questionable sartorial choices of Brooklyn residents.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Chakaia Booker selected for the next New York Avenue sculpture display

The National Museum of Women in the Arts announced Wednesday that Chakaia Booker, an internationally known sculptor who mostly uses recycled tires in her work, will be the 2nd sculptor in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project outside the museum.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Sex Ed, The Crucible and After the Fall in this week’s Backstage

By Jessica Goldstein  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Live birth performance artist Marni Kotak delivers healthy baby boy

Artist Marni Kotak is making the gestation, birth and raising of her son into performance art.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Smithsonian’s African American history museum receives $5 million gift from Walmart

The Walmart company donated $5 million to the construction checkbook of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The gift was announced officially Tuesday by Sharon Orlopp, the company’s global chief diversity officer, and Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the museum.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:05 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Cathedral Choral Society relocates for concert

By Jessica Goldstein  |  04:38 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Community garden: A museum of living art

Among the recipients of the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ prestigious 2011 National Medal: the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond.

By Adrian Higgins  |  04:23 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Barbara Cook

In 2011 the Kennedy Center has chosen Sonny Rollins, Barbra Cook, Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond and Yo-Yo Ma to receive its annual Kennedy Center Honors. Occasionally Arts Post will report on the five’s activities as they approach the December ceremonies in Washington.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:36 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/25/2011

On Picasso’s 130th birthday, the Picasso of Picasso cliches

On Picasso’s 130th birthday, a list of lesser Picassos.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Fashion sense: Show us your street style

Upload photos that show your view of the unique elements of Washington fashion.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:17 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 10/25/2011

The arm as art gallery

Two Los Angeles men each tattooed a small frame on their left forearm and are providing a small public exhibition space for artists to show work.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:34 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Spike Jonze and Olympia Le-Tan’s new film, ‘To Die By Your Side’

The director and the accessories designer teamed up for a film about book covers come to life.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Occupy Wall Street signs: Which should go in the Smithsonian?

A group of curators is collecting ephemera from the Occupy protest rallies for a possible Smithsonian exhibit.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:19 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Yo-Yo Ma

In 2011 the Kennedy Center has chosen Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, Barbra Cook, Meryl Streep and Neil Diamond to receive its annual Kennedy Center Honors. Occasionally Arts Post will report on the five’s activities as they approach the December ceremonies in Washington.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Joss Whedon swaps slayers for Shakespeare

By Jessica Goldstein  |  04:45 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Merce Cunningham: The ‘naked honesty’ of life as his dancer

Exploring the “naked honesty” of life as his dancer.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Chautauqua Institution announces new literary prize

The tony adult education center in western New York has created its own award for fiction and literary nonfiction.

By Ron Charles  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Woolly Mammoth’s “A Bright New Boise” run extended

By Jessica Goldstein  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2011

‘Take Artists Space’ evicted from gallery

A group of artists who occupied a New York art space over the weekend have been given the boot.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Art Critics: Another Read of Kennicott and Marks

After the Washington Post art critics have their say on Sunday, Arts Post is recycling their stories and reviews for a second read. Philip Kennicott looks at the new exhibit on Gertrude Stein at the National Portrait Gallery. Peter Marks discusses how a play is emerging from the Occupy Wall Street encampment.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:19 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/23/2011

Tony Horwitz celebrates publishing ‘Midnight Rising,’ a book about John Brown

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist celebrated the publication of “Midnight Rising” at his brother’s house in Washington.

By Ron Charles  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 10/21/2011

New issue of Granta gets Halloween off to a smart start

By Ron Charles  |  06:31 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Gaddafi’s death year predicted by terrible 80s sitcom

The show “second Chance” gets its — well, you know.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Occupy Wall Street: All of the magazine covers

Ignored no longer by the mainstream media, Occupy Wall Street is addressed on the covers of several news magazines.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/21/2011

“Martha Marcy May Marlene:” Elizabeth Olsen’s turn in the spotlight

Five things you should know about the younger Olsen sister on the day of her new indie film’s release.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Corcoran to offer free admission during FotoWeek

In its role of serving as a steward for FotoWeek DC, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is offering free admission through their entire gallery, and will remain open on Mon. Nov. 7 and Tues. Nov 8 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., which are generally days that the Gallery would be closed.

By Erin Williams  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Gaddafi graffiti: What did revolutionaries write on his hiding spot?

Graffiti all over Libya — including the fallen leader’s hiding spot — speak out against Gaddafi’s rule.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Doris Duke Foundation announces a windfall of $50 million for performing artists.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced Thursday it is starting a new initiative to give $50 million to performing artists over the next ten years. The foundation, based in New York, has been an active supporter of the arts since 1996.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:04 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/20/2011

CMJ’s 10 weirdest band names

Ever heard of Peanut Butter Lovesicle?

By Maura Judkis  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Opera Honors will feature a video message from mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens

The 2011 Opera Honors, created by the National Endowment for the Arts, will be presented October 27 in Washington. One of the honorees, the famed soprano Rise Stevens is unable to travel and will send a video message.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Lytro light field camera: Is it for artists?

A new camera that can take images from multiple focal points might not be popular with art photographers.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Occupy Museums to protest at art exhibits in New York

A group of demonstrators in New York are headed to the MoMA, Frick and New Museum on Thursday.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:52 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Kevorkian’s macabre paintings caught in auction dispute

The doctor famous for assisting terminally ill patients with suicide made art about death and suffering.

By Maura Judkis  |  08:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Patti LuPone honored by Signature Theatre

The actress will receive the theater’s third annual Stephen Sondheim Award.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  06:08 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Doo-Ri Chung to design for Macy’s

The designer’s mass-market announcement comes only a week after Michelle Obama wore her dress to a state dinner.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Michele Bachmann’s manicure: Tasteful? Tacky? Totally off-limits?

The candidate has been criticized for her pointy square-tipped French manicures.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Meryl Streep

In 2011 the Kennedy Center has chosen Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond and Yo-Yo Ma to receive its annual Kennedy Center Honors. Occasionally Arts Post will report on the five’s activities as they approach the December ceremonies in Washington.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:13 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Norman Corwin’s Christmas radio play made the Grinch seem tame

Corwin may be famous for his wartime broadcasts, but he also wrote a holiday radio play in which demons from hell show up at Santa’s house with a gun.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Share your fall color photography with Instagram (#leafscape)

Fall is a visual season. Share your fall color photos through the popular iPhone app Instagram.

By Ryan Kellett  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Esperanza Spalding donates Nobel Prize dress to Smithsonian

The Grammy award winning bass player presented the Smithsonian National Museum of American History with the dress she wore during her 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony performance in Oslo, Norway, upon which she was invited by President Obama to participate.

By Erin Williams  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Ugg Boot vaccine: Protect yourself from a fashion ill

A mock-PSA offers a vaccination for one of winter fashion’s plagues.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Steve Jobs play is “best original American play so far this year”

Peter Marks has high praise for Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.”

By Peter Marks  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Herman Cain isn’t the only musical candidate

His pizza version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” is just one of the songs that this year’s Republican contenders have sung.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Harry Belafonte’s five feistiest political quotes

The singer, who was featured in an HBO documentary last night, has a history of outspokenness.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Tom Wolfe at the Newseum

By Jessica Goldstein  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Occupy’s most controversial art: Burning money, saints in suits

The protest aims to put corporate greed on display.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Art Critics: Another Read of Kaufman and Kennicott

After the art critics have their say on Sunday, Arts Post is recycling their stories and reviews for a second read. Sarah Kaufman discusses the remake of “Footloose” and Philip Kennicott looks at an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:05 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Philip Levine, U.S. Poet Laureate, gives inaugural reading

By Jessica Goldstein  |  05:20 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Urban Outfitters’s faux-Navajo no-no: latest wardrobe malfunction

The company is vulnerable to a lawsuit from the Navajo Nation for improperly naming a line of products that included a flask and panties.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Artists invited to work “Under The Influence” at the Corcoran

The contemporary collector and art aficionado group Corcoran Contemporaries with the Washington Project for the Arts is seeking ten local artists to wax poetic about how one of the artists featured in the exhibit has permeated their work at the Corcoran on Nov. 17.

By Erin Williams  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Donald and Ann Brown donate $2 million to Palm Beach theater

Donald and Ann Brown, longtime civic activists and supporters of Washington arts groups, have donated $2 million to the Palm Beach Dramaworks. The Florida theater is officially moving into a new place November 11 and the renovated theater will be named for the Browns.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011

National Women’s History Museum launches lecture series

While the legislation to establish a National Women’s History Museum makes its way through Congress, the museum organizers are launching a lecture series on scholarly topics. The lectures start October 18 with a view on Latino history from Vicki Ruiz of the university of California at Irvine.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011

South Korea state dinner fashion: Get ready for hanboks

Which celebrities will don the traditional Korean attire for their dinner with the president?

By HyunJu Chappell and Maura Judkis  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Sonny Rollins

In 2011 the Kennedy Center has chosen Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond and Yo-Yo Ma to receive its annual Kennedy Center Honors. Occasionally Arts Post will report on the five’s activities as they approach the December ceremonies in Washington.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Georgia Avenue Heritage Trail to open Saturday

As part of its ongoing effort to unlock the history of local Washington, D.C. Cultural Tourism DC has designed a new Heritage Trail that follows a large swath of Georgia Avenue. The markers and walk will be officially unveiled Saturday at howard University Hospital.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Kennedy Center helps launch opera house in Oman; Baritone in Met’s ‘Don Giovanni’ Taken to Hospital

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Steve Jobs’s style: New turtleneck details revealed

The St. Croix black mock turtlenecks that served as Jobs’s unofficial uniform have sold out.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Wilson House welcomes 1921 Milburn Electric to open new show on Wilson and the technology of his day

Standing on S Street NW Tuesday, a small group of people heard the unmistakable honk of an antique car and quite quickly a dark navy 1921 Milburn Electric car zoomed into site. The car is the same make and model driven by Woodrow Wilson and his secret service agents and was borrowed from the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles to mark the opening of a new show about Wilson and the science and technology of his day.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:17 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Signature Theatre on the Campaign Trail

By Jessica Goldstein  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 10/11/2011

“Women Pioneers” honored with an evening of classical music hosted by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

The event will feature a performance by violinist Chee-Yun, and the pieces “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman” by Joan Tower, and “Grand Mass in E-flat Major by Amy Beach.

By Erin Williams  |  10:09 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Metropolitan Opera donations break record; Paris art theft suspect puts Picasso in trash bin

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:29 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Art Critics: Another Read of Sarah Kaufman

After the arts critics have their say on Sunday, Arts Post plans to recycle some of their views for readers who might have missed their stories. Monday will feature Sarah Kaufman on the American Film Institute’s ‘Ballet in Cinema.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:41 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney’s wedding style

The bride wore a white knee-length dress with sleeves, designed by her step-daughter Stella McCartney.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 10/10/2011

“Fright Night” hits the National Museum of Crime and Punishment

If Nightmare on Elm Street makes you yawn and miniature Snickers give you a toothache, then the zombies roaming around the National Museum of Crime & Punishment may be just the thing to give you a thrill.

By Erin Williams  |  12:42 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Nobel Peace Prize winners stand tall

Writing about Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in 2006, fashion critic Robin Givhan noted the Liberian president’s headdress gave her a grand stature.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:51 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Arts Briefs, Week of Oct. 9

Dance, spoken word, and improv can be found around the DMV this week.

By Erin Williams  |  04:09 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Sheer skirts, embellished bras emerge as trends at Paris Fashion Week

A mix of buttoned-up styles and sheer, negligee-inspired garments were all over the runways at Paris Fashion Week.

By Katherine Boyle  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/07/2011

For Steve Jobs monologuist, the show must go on

Mike Daisey’s show, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” opens in New York next week.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Steve Jobs bio now tops Amazon chart

Upcoming Walter Issacson book the latest work about the Apple cofounder.

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Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Steve Jobs portrait on display at National Portrait Gallery

A portrait of a young Jobs, by Diana Walker, will be on display in the first floor galleries.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:04 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Shakespeare Theatre Company announces “Classic Conversations”

By Jessica Goldstein  |  04:51 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Smithsonian Inspector General finds substandard storage conditions at American History museum

The Smithsonian Inspector General found substandard storage conditions at the National Museum of American History at the museum itself and its offsite storage facilities. An audit , released this week,found “nearly all storage rooms at the museum had exposed pipes and conduits, resulting in frequent leaks that threaten collection items.” The report also pointed out that old conditions in the offsite buildings, which contain asbestos or lead-containing dust, had not improved. Smithsonian officials concurred with many of the findings and have started making improvements.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Tomas Transtromer wins Nobel literature prize

Tomas Transtromer, 80, has been considered a favorite for the award for years.

By Cara Kelly  |  07:09 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ turns 50 today

Audrey Hepburn’s most famous role, Holly Golightly, has captivated women for decades.

By Maura Judkis  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Cultural Alliance reports success with two arts programs

David Mann, the chairman of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, told its annual meeting Tuesday that two promotions for the arts are working well. CultureCapital, an online calendar, and TICKETPLACE, a discount ticket outlet, are attracting more viewers and customers.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Breast cancer awareness: Betsey Johnson advocates with fashion

The designer and breast cancer survivor created tote bags, panties and “We can do it” socks.

By Emily Wax  |  05:31 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Casting announcements for “Jersey Boys” and “You, Nero”

Arena Stage and the National Theatre announce their casts.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/04/2011

“Regions of Italy” exhibit descends on the Italian Embassy

The Embassy of Italy is paying homage to 150th anniversary of the unification of their country by presenting the exhibit “Regions of Italy,” where each region has presented a symbol of their area’s culture to be represented at the embassy. Paintings, sculpture, fashion, and (of course) wines from the Tuscan region are on exhibit for the world to see.

By Erin Williams  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011

National Gallery of Art receives dozens of Callahan photographs from his family

The family of celebrated photographer Harry Callahan donated 45 of his photographs to the National Gallery of Art, making it one of the largest repositories of Callahan. The gallery has included 34 of the photographs covering his favorite subjects of urban life and his family in its new exhibit “Harry Callahan at 100.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Jason Wu’s Target collaboration will hit stores in February

The store has tapped one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers to be the next to create an affordable collection.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:34 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Dakshina Dance Co. still plans its annual Festival of Indian Arts at the Lincoln

The Dakshina Dance Co., founded by Daniel Phoenix Singh, is still featuring its annual Festival of Indian Arts Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre. There was tremendous confusion, said Singh, about whether the performances would happen because of the Lincoln’s financial troubles.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:26 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2011

National Museum of African American History and Culture moving right along

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, a dream that goes back a century, is moving right along to its target opening in 2015.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Arts Critics: Another Read of Midgette, Kaufman and Kennicott

After the arts critics have their say on Sunday, Arts Post plans to recycle some of their views for readers who might have missed their stories. Monday will feature Anne Midgette, Sarah Kaufman and Philip Kennicott

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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