“Hope” – it’s what we all need in these difficult times. This “hope” is a carving at the Eisenhower Memorial, one of many inspiring words found all over D.C. The surprising thing is that most of the memorial carvings have been done by three generations of a single family, the Bensons.
D.C. puts on a magnificent celebration every fourth year for the Inauguration, but this year is vastly different both because of the pandemic and the security provisions following the invasion of the Capitol on January 6th.
It’s hard to find the words to describe the sorrow and fear in the aftermath of the insurrection at the Capitol, during this time between January 6th and the upcoming Inauguration.
Frank Agbro loves music. He loves to make music, listen to music and even has his own show on WPFW. He loves music so much that he has started the “6ft Aparty” on his front porch in Mount Pleasant.
What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? It was a frightening and devastating year, and a time of reckoning. And yet, there were also moments of victory, peace, and quiet beauty. Twenty-one local photographers help us tell 2020’s story. Christopher Buoscio (Flickr; website) Bob Connolly (IG: bc_nola) Ben Eisendrath (IG: insomnigraphic)George… Continue reading
We’ve seen a lot of joy during this past year, but much more sorrow.
We are often stunned by the contrasts in D.C. between it being the center of government and a place where people live. This week the contrasts were especially stark – political turmoil, holiday beauty, the raging pandemic, and ordinary life.
For the last several years, Light Yards at Yards Park has presented a light installation featuring prominent international light sculptors and artists. We’re glad to see the tradition carrying on this year despite the pandemic, with music and immersive light design by sculptors Amigo & Amigo from Australia. The stars are lit 6-10pm at The Yards… Continue reading
Music producer and videographer OnRaé LaTeal remixes freedom songs and liberation chants to inspire action in the movement for Black lives. In August, LaTeal brought dancers to Black Lives Matter Plaza to make the video Freedomside. LaTeal told us how she turned Freedomside into a fight song for the movement: “The Freedomside chant was initially… Continue reading
Jeremy “Saymo Saymo” Manson and his cigar boxes are a familiar sight in D.C. He’s a regular at the drum circle in Malcolm X Park every Sunday – practicing, honing and performing his art. He also performs at clubs and venues on H street, on the Metro, at festivals throughout the year, and has even juggled on a Pepco commercial.