The Style Blog: April, 2011

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Arts Post talks with civil rights activist Andrew Young

By Erin Williams  |  07:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Arlington school hosts Duke Ellington celebration

Bowen McCauley Dance and Kenmore Middle School will host “Move Me! Arts Experience Festival,” a day of free dance performances and visual arts celebrating the music of Duke Ellington.

By Winyan Soo Hoo  |  07:34 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Fit for McQueen: Catherine Middleton Chooses Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Kate Middleton’s wedding gown is designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

By Katherine Boyle  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Three Princesses, One Style: Referencing Queen Elizabeth II and Grace Kelly in Middleton’s Dress

Designers see Queen Elizabeth II and Grace Kelly in Middleton’s Dress

By Katherine Boyle  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Another Smithsonian debate: Should the Sackler Gallery show artifacts from a commercially excavated shipwreck?

Archeologists, maritime scholars and museum experts are debating whether the Sackler Gallery of Art, should display the contents of a 9th Century boat found off the shores of Indonesia.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:39 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Arts Post It: Bruce Oldfield is Not Designing Middleton’s Dress; New York City Ballet Continues Contract Negotiations

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/28/2011

A new NEA study finds Americans like companionship with their arts-going.

The researchers at the NEA crunched three sets of federal data to find that 1.5 million Americans are at arts performances on any given day, and 41 percent bring a friend or family member.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Michael Witmore named director of Folger Shakespeare Library

Michael Witmore, a Shakespearan scholar and University of Wisconsin professor, has been named director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011

George Hamilton and his famous tan to stop at the Kennedy Center in the national tour of “La Cage Aux Folles.”

The national tour of “La Cage Aux Folles” will play at the Kennedy Center beginning in January 2012 with the perennial star and perpetually tanned George Hamilton.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Arts Post It: Steppenwolf Theatre Takes “Woolf” to Broadway; Balmain Chooses Rousteing

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Curators display their passions at Smithsonian panel on the “Hide/Seek” aftermath

The Smithsonian Institution held the first of two discussions about what lessons were learned from the “Hide/Seek” controversy

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:35 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 04/26/2011

“Virginia” goes back to Broadway

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production, a big hit at Arena Stage, is going to Broadway, opening October 13. That’s exactly 50 years after the Edward Albee classic opened on Broadway.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:22 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Arts Post It: Winners Share Helen Hayes Awards; Dior Visits Moscow

By Katherine Boyle  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Ford’s Theatre announces “Lincoln Legacy Project”

For the next five years Ford’s Theatre will sponsor five weeks of discussions around the play that opens its seasons. The first will be the musical “Parade” about Leo Frank and his lynching in Atlanta in the early 20th Century.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/25/2011

‘Off Stage’: Anne Carolyn Bird in ‘The Inspector’

”The Inspector”, opening at The Wolf Trap this week, is an “out of the box” opera for typical operagoers, but has a story line that Washingtonians and politicos will find especially resonant. With an English libretto written by Mark Campbell,...

By Stephanie Green  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Arts Post It: J. Crew Gets Sued; Johnny Cash Gets a Museum

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Who’s Designing Kate Middleton’s Gown? The Other William Might Know

When speculating on Kate Middleton’s wedding gown, should we ask, “What’s in a name?”

By Katherine Boyle  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Choreographer teams up with community activist to create ‘Intervention’

‘Intervention’ series with varied collaborators starts off slow

By Sarah Halzack  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/22/2011

“Green: The Color and the Cause” Opens at Textile Museum

Last week, the Textile Museum debuted a new exhibition to coincide with Earth Day. “Green: The Color and the Cause” features garments and textiles from the Museum’s permanent collection alongside 32 contemporary artworks. The exhibition showcases green-tinted fabrics that span 1700 years of history.

By Katherine Boyle  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Meet the Candidates: A Dior Succession Cheat Sheet

Women’s Wear Daily released the rumored list of candidates to replace John Galliano at Dior. Who are these people?

By Katherine Boyle  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 04/21/2011

National Gallery adds the contemporary work of Kerry James Marshall and Anne Truitt

Two artists —Kerry James Marshall, an African American who interprets historical themes, and Anne Truitt, a sculptor of color and composition--were added to the National Gallery of Art’s permanent collection, the gallery announced Friday.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:09 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 04/21/2011

ArtsPost Talks to Nicole Aguirre, Editor - In - Chief of Worn Magazine

By Erin Williams  |  04:50 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Helen Hayes stamp to debut Monday at awards program named for the actress

The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a stamp dedicated to actress Helen Hayes at the annual theatre awards program named for her.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Arts Post It: Two Renowned Journalists Killed in Libya

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  07:44 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Smithsonian lists speakers for its “Hide/Seek” panels

Months after the “Hide/Seek” exhibition plunged the Smithsonian into a heated political and cultural conversation, the museum is hosting a two-day meeting on what happened and the aftermath.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Miss Nancy Wilson to donate two gowns to the Smithsonian

While appearing at Strathmore Hall on Friday, the great song stylist Nancy Wilson will donate two gowns to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Arts Post It: Exhibition Spurs More Art in the Streets; Sarah Burton May Replace Galliano

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Washington arts groups anxious about federal funding cuts

Congress has cut the funding for the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program, a critical funding source for many Washington organizations.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Arts Post It: Charlie Sheen’s Torpedo of Truth in Town; Pulitzers Announced

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 04/18/2011

2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Three Washington Post photographers -- Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti -- were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for images that chronicled the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This is Guzy’s fourth prize.

By Katherine Boyle  |  05:16 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Arts Post It: Galliano Fired Again; Museum Attendance Up

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Kehinde Wiley: From personal to global

Artist Kehinde Wiley

By Jess Righthand  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Three area students move to finals of “Poetry Out Loud” contest

Three area students will compete in the finals of “Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest,” sponsored every year by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Mount Vernon to add presidential library and scholars guesthouse

Mount Vernon, the private estate of George Washington, broke ground Thursday on a new $47 million library and guesthouse for scholars.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011

The Color of Grace

Dayna Jarae Dantzler grapples with the grimmest of themes as the lead character Celie in the national tour of the musical “The Color Purple,” opening this week at the National Theatre in Washington.

By Stephanie Green  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Space Shuttle Discovery to land at Air and Space Museum

The Space Shuttle Discovery, now retired, is a historic artifact that a number of museums have been coveting. First in line is the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Fashion for Paws: Bred for Fundraising Success

Fashion for Paws, the Washington Humane Society’s annual fashion show fundraiser, raised nearly $500,000 on Saturday at the National Building Museum. Their black tie-winning formula? Dogs in tutus.

By Katherine Boyle  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Arts Post It: Louboutin and YSL Battle for the Sole; Christie’s Will Auction Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Collection

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Green Fever Hits Washington Exhibitions

Washington embassies and museums are embracing fashion’s growing eco-friendly green movement just in time for Earth Day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  07:52 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Arts Post It: Vogue is Buy Winning; Miss Manners Pens a Portrait

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Feinstein and Hamlisch head to George Mason

The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announces 50 programs for next season, from the Martha Graham Dance Company to the Virginia Opera production of Philip Glass’s “Orphee.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Arts Post It: Grammys Revised; Olsen Twins Go Virtual

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  07:41 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Clarice Smith starts 10th season with Patti LuPone

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland is celebrating its 10th anniversary by saluting its collaborators

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Arts Post It: Vivienne Westwood Hates New York; Magazine Editors Celebrate Themselves

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Without an official hearing, arts advocates still make the case

At the annual National Arts Advocacy Day, Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin present a case for more arts funding

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:48 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Del McCoury protests the NEA plan to merge its honorary awards

Del McCoury asks his fellow Heritage Fellows to petition the National Endowment for the Arts to save the individual National Heritage Fellowships

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/05/2011

NSO names new assistant conductor

Ankush Kumar Bahl, 33, will lead family concerts, serve as cover conductor for Eschenbach starting in 2011-12 season.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Del McCoury protests plan to merge NEA honorary awards

Del McCoury asks his fellow Heritage Fellows to join him in asking NEA not to eliminate the National Heritage Fellowships

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Arts Post It: Countries Urge China to Release Artist; Mona Lisa Returns

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Jane Birkin Puts Her Birkin Bag on EBay

Vogue reports that Jane Birkin will put her own Hermes Birkin bag up for auction on eBay to raise money for Red Cross efforts in Japan.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:09 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fashion

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Arts Post It: Charlie Sheen Bombs; Dior Does Without; Middletons Spotted with Designer

Arts Post Notes on the News of the Day

By Katherine Boyle  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 04/04/2011

National Gallery removes Gauguin’s ‘Two Tahitian Women’ after attack

A team of conservators from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art are inspecting a famous Gauguin painting after it was attacked by a visitor at the National Gallery.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:16 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Oklahoma! to return to Arena Stage this summer

By Erin Williams  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Arts Post It: TGIF for D&G; The Other Sheen Comes to Washington

Arts Post Notes on the News of the Day

By Katherine Boyle  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/01/2011

A Weekend of Washington Trunk Shows

East Coast polish meets West Coast cool as two popular designers come to Washington this weekend. California-based designer Trina Turk, known for her bright prints and vintage flair, is set to make an appearance Saturday at her spring/summer trunk show at the Donovan House.

By Katherine Boyle  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 03/31/2011

2010 Peabody Award Winners Announced

By Erin Williams  |  05:34 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/31/2011

John Santos Workshop at the Smithsonian

By Erin Williams  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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