The Style Blog: November, 2011

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/29/2011

New book tells the history of department stores

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Ralph Lauren show: Calm, peaceful luxury

The designer’s inspiration: ‘The Great Gatsby’ and the Jazz Age.

By Holly E. Thomas  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 09/16/2011

New York Fashion Week: Young and lovely at Nanette Lepore and Milly

Lepore incorporated spring’s sporty vibe through scuba fabrics and strategically-placed zippers.

By Holly E. Thomas  |  05:07 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Narciso Rodriguez presents surprising array of patterns, colors, textures

A model sporting a sleek chignon coated in orange paint was the earliest indicator of a change in the air.

By Holly E. Thomas  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/14/2011

J. Crew, Marchesa, Tory Burch and more at New York Fashion Week

Designers put forth their first runway shows in New York Fashion Week.

By Holly E. Thomas  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Tracy Reese and Tommy Hilfiger: The queen of color and king of American prep

Reese showed her mastery of color Sunday, while Tommy Hilfiger stuck to his preppy roots.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Cupcakes and danger

Bilowy sleeves from Vivienne Tam and cupcake skirts from Giovanna Randall of Honor.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  08:05 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Suited for color

Sorbet colors abound at Jill Stuart, while pants suites dominate at Adam Lippes.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/09/2011

The Row, Rebecca Taylor, Rag & Bone: Fashion Week springs into action

Janet Bennett Kelly provides highlight’s from top designers’ Spring 2012 lines.

By Janet Bennett Kelly  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fashion, Fashion

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/31/2011

ArtPrize competition, held in Grand Rapids, Mich., attracts local artists

ArtPrize, an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Mich. is quickly becoming a must-be-seen place for visual artists. The competition’s third year kicks off September 21, with the public choosing the top 10 artists, who collectively receive nearly $500,000. Francie Hester, Lisa Hill and Yvette M. Burton are among the Washington regional artists who have entered.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Kennedy Center to start free ticket giveaway and discounted tickets.

To mark its 40th anniversary, the Kennedy Center is starting a free ticket giveaway on Thursday. Everyone has to register to win a pair of tickets to performances in the 2011-2012 season, including the coveted Kennedy Center Honors. The center is also announcing Wednesday the details of the discounted tickets for patrons aged 18-30 and active duty members of the Armed Forces.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/30/2011

(e)merge art fair to feature artists from 15 countries

The fair will highlight local and international emerging artists and galleries.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Smithsonian and Monticello collaborating on Jefferson and slavery exhibition

The Smithsonian Institution’s planned National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and Monticello, the historic estate of Thomas Jefferson, announced Tuesday a unique collaboration. They are producing a new exhibition “Jefferson and Slavery at Monticello: Paradox of Liberty” that will open in January 2012 at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/30/2011

VSA will present emerging artists at the Smithsonian

VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, announced Tuesday it is presenting the winning works by emerging artists with disabilities at the Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center from September 7 to January 22, 2012.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:54 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/28/2011

Music of the Movement: We Shall Overcome

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Music of the Movement: Precious Lord, Take My Hand

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sange in the face of death, beatings, fear and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted uring that period and into the 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Poll: Vote for your favorite Travel contest photo

Let us know which of these pictures makes you want to pack your bags and jump on a plane.

By Cara Kelly  |  08:29 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: Area arts closures and cancellations

Most area arts venues have not closed or cancelled performances yet.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:38 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Corcoran Gallery of Art to close at 3 p.m. Aug. 27

By Erin Williams  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Music of the Movement: Free at Last

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Arts Briefs, Week of Aug. 28

By Erin Williams  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Esther Gordy Edwards, sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr., dies at age 91

Edwards was a Motown executive for nearly three decades.

By Associated Press  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Music of the Movement: People Get Ready

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arats Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Music of the Movement: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and the signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Juanes to receive Hispanic Heritage Award in Washington

Juanes, the Colombian rock star, will receive the Vision Award from the Hispanic Heritage Awards organization September 15 at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post pop music blog, Click Track. The blog also reports on the Ukukele Ensemble at Strathmore.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Artist, Explained: Dr. David Morrow, director of the Morehouse College Glee Club

By Erin Williams  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Smithsonian Castle Remains Closed After Earthquake; Louisville Orchestra Cancels Part of Season

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Smithsonian Castle to remain closed but museums will be open Thursday

Officials at the Smithsonian Institution said Wednesday the museums had been inspected and received no significant damage from Tuesday’s earthquake. At the National Museum of Natural History 50 specimen jars fell from their shelves and the contents had to be transferred to other jars.The Castle building would remain closed.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:34 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Music of the Movement: Eyes on the Prize-2

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of those workers who sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing the songs created and adapted during the 1960s and into the 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Broadway’s Addams Family Musical to Close in December; Egypt’s New Antiquities Chief Announced

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Music of the Movement: Eyes on the Prize

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Smithsonian museums reopen

After closing Tuesday because of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Washington, the Smithsonian museums are all reopening this morning. The Castle building, the main site of the administrative offices, will remain closed.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Smithsonian buildings closed and Secretary Clough talks about the tremors

After the 5.8 quake hit Washington Tuesday, Secretary Wayne Clough ordered the Smithsonian buildings closed. Clough, an engineer and earthquake expert, was in a meeting when he thought a truck with heavy equipment was rolling by. Quickly, he realized it wasn’t.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Rorschach Theatre’s ‘After the Quake’ rehearsals, coincidentally, begin tonight

A local theater has coincidentally selected an earthquake-themed play for its season-opener.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/23/2011

D.C. arts scene shaken up by quake

Local arts institutions reacted to the quake on twitter. Most of them remain open.

By Cara Kelly and Maura Judkis  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Music of the Movement: Mississippi Goddam

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Nick Ashford, the gifted songwriter, remembered

Nick Ashford, who with his life partner and songwriting partner, Valerie Simpson, wrote some of the memorable standards of the 1960s and 1970s, died in New York.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Pointing a ‘finger’ at Tom Green’s worst critics

Ten years ago, the film “Freddy Got Fingered” set back comedian Tom Green’s career with its gross-out slapstick and gore — and critics assaulted it with glee.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:42 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Norma Kaplan leaving Arlington arts post

Norma Kaplan, who served for 25 years as division chief of Arlington Cultural Affairs, the country’s arts agency, is leaving that post for a job in New Brunswick, N.J.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Music of the Movement: Someday We’ll Be Free

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew, and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that historic period and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Music of the Movement: Lift Every Voice and Sing

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew, and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing sons created and adapted during that historic period and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Music of the Movement: If I Had a Hammer

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Music of the Movement: Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Arts briefs: Cultural festivals, family fun

Art events at the Torpedo Factory, the National Portrait Gallery, and more.

By Erin Williams  |  01:28 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Music of the Movement: I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to be Free)

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Dutch Museums Forced to Sell Works to Cover Funding Shortfalls; Five Die at Music Festival in Belgium

Art Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Music of the Movement: Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Freedom

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/18/2011

UkeFest strums its way to Strathmore

Break out your ukuleles - the 3rd annual 2011 Uke Fest is strumming along at Strathmore . On Aug. 24, The Crib at Strathmore turns into a lake of ukulele players, with over 50 performers including the Washington Ukulele Orchestra.

By Erin Williams  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Kennedy Center announces guests for its September 11 remembrance concert

The Kennedy Center announced Thursday the special guests for its Sept. 11 memorial concert. The evening, called “9/11: 10 Years Later-An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection,” will feature opera singer Denyce Graves, folk singer Emmylou Harris and jazz artist Wynton Marsalis. The National Symphony Orchestra will also appear. Participating in readings during the evening will be the all-star former Secretaries of State Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright, as well as Leon Wieseltier. The evening is a private event.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Reject Strategic Plan; Edinburgh International Festival Under Fire for Ties to China

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Music of the Movement: A Change is Gonna Come-2

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of those workers who sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/17/2011

National Archives commemorates the March on Washington

The National Archives is displaying a copy of the program from the 1963 March on Washington until August 31 at its downtown headquarters building at Constitution and 7th Street N.W. In addition to mark the dedication of the memorial to Rev. Martin L. King, Jr., the Archives is screening “The March,” a 1964 documentary by James Blue for the U.S. Information Agency on August 27 and 28.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Music of the Movement: A Change is Gonna Come-1

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grw. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/16/2011

‘Clybourne Park’ remount breaks Woolly Mammoth records

The remount of this year’s Pulitzer winner for drama has proven profitable for Woolly.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Music of the Movement: I’ve Been Buked and I’ve Been Scorned

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as the civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sung in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Music of the Movement: Wade in the Water

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Music of the Movement: ‘Oh Freedom’

In the 1960s as the Civil Rigths Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the early 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Music of the Movement: ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music also grew. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and found some strength in music, Arts Post is reviewing a number of songs adapted and created during the Civil Rights Movement and the 1970s.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 08/12/2011

National Gallery Gauguin attacker strikes again

Susan Burns, who attacked a Gauguin painting in April, has attacked a Matisse painting at the National Gallery.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:52 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Georgia Avenue window walk; Green at the Textile Museum; Old Print Gallery

Arts events to check out this weekend.

By Erin Williams  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/12/2011

‘Uncle Vanya’ cast chat; Teatro de la Luna tryouts

Theater events to check out this weekend.

By Erin Williams  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Music of the Movement: ‘This Little Light of Mine’

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from community to community, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of all the voices that sang in the face of death, fear, beatings and found some strength in music, Arts Post is reviewing a number of songs adapted and created during the Civil Rights Movement

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Louboutin Loses Hold on Red Soles

Judge Victor Marrero of Federal District Court in Manhattan declined to grant a request by Christian Louboutin for a preliminary injunction against Yves Saint Laurent for reproducing Louboutin’s trademarked red sole.

By Katherine Boyle  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Keegan Theatre’s season to include ‘Spring Awakening,’ ‘August: Osage County’

By Maura Judkis  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater | Tags:  season announcements

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Music of the Movement: Bernice Johnson Reagon and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”

In the 1960s as the Civil Rights Movement grew and as civil rights workers moved from town to town, a strong body of music grew also. In appreciation of those who sang in the face of fear, and signs of progress, Arts Post is reviewing songs created and adapted during that period and into the 1970s. The dedication of a memorial to Rev. Martin L. King, Jr. is Aug. 28.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition celebrates 25th year

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is approaching their silver anniversary with a star-studded three-day celebration of jazz and soul.

By Erin Williams  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Aretha Franklin selects “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” for King Dedication

The dedication of the Rev. Martin L. King, Jr. Memorial on August 28 promises to have great moments of music. Aretha Franklin told ABC News that she is singing a song King often requested from her: “Take My Hand Precious Lord.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/10/2011

The bison are gone but the Smithsonian is still around after 165 years

When the Smithsonian Institution brags that generations have visited its buildings on the National Mall, they are not kidding. August 10 marks the 165th anniversary of the Smithsonian.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Philip Levine Is New Poet Laureate; London Theaters Cancel Performances in Response to Riots

Arts Post notes on the news of the day.

By Katherine Boyle  |  08:16 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Location of the first all African American fire company to be recognized

Fire Engine Company No. 4, the first all African American fire company, will be remembered with a new plaque organized by Cultural Tourism DC. This plaque will be the 100th marker on the African American Heritage Trail, organized by the group. The site is at 931 R Street N.W. and will be unveiled August 23.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:54 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/09/2011

U.S. Postal Service to honor 20th Century artist Romare Bearden

As part of its salutes to artists, the U.S. Postal Service is honoring the 20th Century artist Romare Bearden with a Forever stamp. The four stamps with Bearden’s groundbreaking work in the field of collage will go on sale September 28.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Stephen Sondheim Research Collection created at Marquette University

An expansive collection of works by the Oscar-winning composer and lyricist has just been received by the Milwaukee school from Sondheim über-fan and Marquette alumnus Paul Salsini.

By Erin Williams  |  06:08 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Poe Museum in Baltimore Faces Closing; Kennedy Center Cancels Its Annual Open House

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By Katherine Boyle  |  08:54 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011

“Easy Rider” sculptor Patrick Dougherty explains natural architecture

North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty, has an affinity for forming art from nature. His sprawling woven-stick installation, “Easy Rider,” stands on the grassy ellipse at Dumbarton Oaks. Kaufman spoke with the artist for her Aug. 7 Sunday Arts feature on natural architecture.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/05/2011

100 years later, we still “love” Lucille Ball

By Erin Williams  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Artist Explained: Mia Borders

She’s only in her twenties, but jazz singer-songwriter Mia Borders has already released several albums, feted at major music festivals, been nominated for awards, and lauded as a bright new star.

By Stephanie Green  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Kennedy Center drops its popular Open House

For 26 years the Kennedy Center hosted an open house that attracted thousands of patrons and would-be patrons to a day of entertainment and sneak previews of upcoming events. This year they cancelled the event, saying the audiences had decreased as more events competed for participants.

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Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Training plane used by Tuskegee Airmen given to Smithsonian

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open in 2015 on the National Mall, received one of its coveted artifacts Wednesday. A PT-13 Stearman,one used to train the Tuskegee Airman during World War II at Moten Field, landed at Andrews Air Force Base. It will be displayed at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center after some restoration.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:41 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/03/2011

“Bicycle Film Festival” arrives in Washington Aug. 4 - 6

The 11th annual Bicycle Film Festival is rolling into Washington Aug. 4 – 6

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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 08/03/2011

New York City Opera Cuts Music Director Position; Latin Musicians Sue Over Grammys

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By Katherine Boyle  |  08:20 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Artist Cindy Sherman Partners with MAC Cosmetics; ‘Harry Potter’ Earns $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 08/02/2011

“ ‘Scapes” exhibition to open at The Art League

The show depicts different interpretations of scenery that have influenced the artist, and is the Gallery’s most popular.

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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum Opens in Austria; Atheists Sue to Block Display of Cross-shaped Beam in 9/11 Museum

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