Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2011«

Maybe, Just Maybe … Jazz Won’t Die

January 31, 2011

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In celebration of a friend’s birthday, a crew of us located a couple of spots in the greater Georgetown region for food, fellowship, and tunes. We’d had a great time enjoying the cuisine and ambiance at a superb restaurant on the Waterfront called Farmers and Fishers so we piled into the car for the quarter […]

The Black White House

January 25, 2011

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The Langston Room in what is becoming one of my favorite DC hangouts – Busboys & Poets – was filled to the brim last night with folks anxious to hear the remarks of scholar and author Clarence Lusane. His recently-released book, The Black History of the White House, was the subject of the talk and […]

Nikki Giovanni’s Busboys

January 12, 2011

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I absolutely love Busboys & Poets. It’s an incredible local gathering spot with a name inspired by poet Langston Hughes, who’d worked as a busboy prior to becoming an internationally renowned poet back in the 1930s. It’s also one of the best cultural venues in the District of Columbia, with splendid food, a stylish environment, […]

Oh, The Glorious Flute!

January 6, 2011

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For about the past month-and-a-half, Erykah Badu’s album “Icon” has been in near constant rotation in the South Korean sedan. The appeal? Sheer auditory felicity. The lyrics are my cup of tea, too, with several exceptions. But the sound? Amazing. Simply gorgeous. So one of many things I enjoy on this CD is the intermittent […]

Baxter’s Fashion Sense

January 3, 2011

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You may already be asking: “Who on Earth is Baxter?” My reply: “He’s a bear. And a very cute one at that. But there’s one thing that makes him unique from other two-dimensional depictions.” “And that is …?” “He can’t seem to stay away from fruit.” Take a look: You may not know this, but […]

A Visual: Parenting the Next Hip Hop Generation

January 3, 2011

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of encountering one of the most meaningful music videos I’d ever seen. It’s a piece from Lamp Mode recording artist Json, and the actual song, “Parent Me,” can be found on his most recent project, “City Lights.” The vid is solid. It’s optically appealing with a high-quality […]

How Could I Have Slept on Corcoran?

January 2, 2011

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  I’d driven by the Corcoran countless times, known it to be a Washington treasure, but hadn’t so much as stepped in until recently. The result of my long-overdue visit? Let’s just say my visual senses enjoyed every moment. If you’re a lover of visual aesthetics, you’ll adore this place. From the building’s architecture to […]