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Arts Post: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Art and law, by Allan Gerson

By Jacqueline Trescott For a long time Allan Gerson has been a go-to guy for legal advice. Now Gerson is positioning himself as the go-to guy for unusual and exquisite jewelry. Yes jewelry, from the tall man with the booming...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 29, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Design, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  allan gerson, jewelry, photography, washington lawyer  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Pastaesthetics

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Chefshop.com) Stringozzi, from Umbria in Italy, is to ordinary linguine or spaghetti what Edward Hopper is to Norman Rockwell. The Umbrian version cooks...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 29, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Food  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Outdoor arts festivals: As popular as ever

Niamh Ní Charra at the 2009 Lowell Folk Festival in Massachusetts. (Photo courtesy of Higgins & Ross) By Jacqueline Trescott Even as attendance at museums and concert hall performances have leveled off, people continue to patronize outdoor arts festivals....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 29, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  National Endowment for the Arts, Sunil Iyengar, study on outdoor arts festivals  
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Little Big Town to visit Library of Congress for CMA Songwriters Series

Little Big Town will perform at the next installment of the CMA Songwriters Series. (Brandon Wu/FTWP) By Chris Richards The Library of Congress and the Country Music Association are getting pretty chummy. On Dec. 4, the two organizations will bring...

By Chris Richards  | October 28, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pop music  | Tags:  Library of Congress  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: An anatomy of art

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the National Gallery of Art) An image by the great French theorist Roger de Piles, from his 1668 volume on anatomy for artists....

By Blake Gopnik  | October 28, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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'America I AM' stopping at National Geographic

An exhibition about the history of African Americans, developed by broadcaster and best-selling author Tavis Smiley, will make its Washington debut at the National Geographic Museum in February. "America I AM: the African American Imprint," contains more than 200 artifacts,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 27, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums  | Tags:  African American History, D.C. Tavis Smiley, National Geographic Museum, Washington  
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Papers of a poet

The artistic impulses, and drafts and rewrites and recitations that author Maya Angelou has created in her long career is gaining a permanent home in New York. The poet's voluminous papers are going to the Schomburg Center for Research in...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 27, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  howard dodson, maya angelou, poetry, schomburg center  
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More casting of Kennedy Center's "Follies"

By Peter Marks The cast of the Kennedy Center's "Follies" is starting to fill out, with the disclosure this morning of the signing of several more actors to the $6 million revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, now scheduled...

By Peter Marks  | October 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  Follies Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim James Goldman  
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Local family salutes young filmmakers

Himkar Tak, a Bethesda filmmaker, was inspired to make "Medicine Man" by his contact during his high school years with soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He watched how the families' struggled with paralysis and other wartime injuries. His...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 27, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Films, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  foundation for filmmakers, himkar tak, jesse thompkins III, judith thompkins  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Braun's kitchen icon

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art) Daily Pic: The "Multipurpose Kitchen Machine" designed by Braun in 1957, set up in blender mode. This Transformer...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 27, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Design  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Musicans Rally Around "The Nutcracker"

By Sarah Kaufman The musicians who make up the Washington Ballet Orchestra have decided to make some noise about the Washington Ballet's decision not to use them for its "Nutcracker." On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., the musicians will...

By Sarah Kaufman  | October 26, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Dance, News Features, Sarah Kaufman  
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Studio Theatre completes a David Ives Hat Trick in D.C.

By Peter Marks Playwright David Ives is a popular guy these days in Washington; his wittily rhyming adaptation of Corneille's "The Liar" was a hit this past spring for Shakespeare Theatre Company. Next came a highly successful run at Theater...

By Peter Marks  | October 26, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  Studio Theatre David Ives Venus in Fur  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossage's vision

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum) A photo from the portfolio called "The Pond," published by John Gossage in 1985. "The Pond" includes some of...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 26, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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New Laurey for Arena's "Oklahoma!"

Less than a week into preview performances of "Oklahoma!"--the production that marks the return of Arena Stage to its Southwest Washington campus after a $135 million makeover-- one of its lead actresses has had to withdraw. Arena officials said...

By Peter Marks  | October 25, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  Oklahoma Arena Stage Laurey  
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2010 Ken Cen Watch: Winfrey

The Washington Post arts staff is keeping an eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This year's class is Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. As she gears up to launch...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 25, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Movies  | Tags:  kennedy center honors, meryl streep, oprah winfrey, sandra bullock  
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W.S. Merwin takes the Library of Congress stage tonight

It's only hours before W. S. Merwin, the acclaimed poet and the latest U.S. Poet Laureate, gives his inaugural reading at the Library of Congress. W.S. Merwin. (Courtesy: Matt Valentine) Merwin will read at 7 p.m. in the Library's Coolidge...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 25, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  library of congress, poet laureate, pulitzer prize, w.s. merwin  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Luis Jacob's "Albums"

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Art in General) Three out of 16 laminated panels from "Album IX" by Toronto artist Luis Jacob, on show at Art In General...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 25, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Galleries  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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AIA|DC releases winning design

(Courtesy: Hickok Cole) By Philip Kennicott The local District chapter of the American Institute of Architects has chosen a design team for its newly leased space on Seventh St. NW, in the bustling Penn Quarter district. The winner is...

By Philip Kennicott  | October 25, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Architecture, Philip Kennicott  
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