Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year’s Resolution: Save on Winter Party Festival Passes!

Click image to read Winter Party Festival E-Newsletter dated Tuesday, 30 December 2008 regarding discounted Winter Party Festival 2009 passes sale through 7 January 2009.

While, in the past I have uploaded my 2007 Winter Party Festival photos to my flickr account, any images that I may post in the future will be uploaded to my 2007 Winter Party Festival Beach Party album at Ipernity.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

TOWN New Year's Eve / get your tickets!

Click photo of Town owners John Guggenmos and Ed Bailey by Todd Franson to read Town E-Update dated Sunday, 28 December 2008 regarding New Year's Eve event at Town Danceboutique.

Lenore Nolan-Ryan's New Year's Bailout Plan!

As we turn the corner into 2009, some may be find themselves with ... champagne taste and a beer budget.

No Party? No Midnight Toast? No Confetti?


Lenore Nolan-Ryan is here with a "bailout" plan for your New Year's party menu! Perhaps not Filet Mignon, but a Holiday Spread that is truly elegant, affordable and will be talked about long after the jingle bells have jangled, the lords have stopped a-leaping and even some old acquaintances have been forgotten!

Click image to read Lenore Nolan-Ryan's E-Newsletter dated Saturday, 27 December 2008.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Trance DJ / Producer George Acosta at GLOW / FUR tonight

In the process of creating a New Year's trance mix, by way of DJ List, I came across dj / producer George Acosta.

Trust me, when I say, George Acosta is a dj / producer that you will not easily forget. Nor pass up. Trance or not!

While I remain a big fan of Paul Van Dyk, George Acosta has more than caught my attention.

Acosta performs TONIGHT at GLOW at Fur.

DJ Brett Henrichsen of Masterbeat at Town Danceboutique TONIGHT

Nationally regonized DJ Brett Henrichsen, founder of MASTERBEAT, an online music store and promoter of circuit events, returns tonight (Saturday, 27 December 2008) at the Town Danceboutique.

Read excerpted Town E-Newsletter dated Friday, 26 December 2008 for details.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Artfully Paper's ObamaRama Features Free Shirts Daily!

An exclusive local distributor of "Obama's First Day" merchandise, Artfully Paper has T-shirts, bumper stickers, pins, mugs and more celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Obama.

Click image to read Artfully Paper E-Newsletter dated Friday, 19 December 2008.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Frank Muzzy's "Prague & Paris" Exhibit at Adams National Bank on 17th Street in January 2009

Click image to read Frank Muzzy's press release dated Monday, 22 December 2008 regarding his January 2009 "Frankie Goes to Prague and Paris" photography exhibition at the Adams National Bank on 17th Street in NW Washington DC.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Meow Meow in Concert: The Press is Raving!

Click image to read Josh Wood Productions E-News/Flyer dated Tuesday, 16 December 2008.

Spotlight on Jazz Musicians Project Natale

Having first captured Project Natale at the Old Post Office Pavilion in February 2007 I was happy to capture brothers Joe and Lou Natale at the 4th Annual Downtown Holiday Market on Sunday, 14 December 2008.

Which featured Carl Cornwell on saxophone and Bob Butta on keyboards.

According to their schedule, Project Natale will be performing this Thursday, 18 December 2008 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's TAKE FIVE! monthly event at the Kogod Courtyard from 5 until 8 pm.

And on Tuesday, 23 December 2008 at the U.S. Botanic Garden’s Special Holiday Evenings in the Garden from 6 until 8 pm.

While you can purchase the three Project Natale recordings at Jazz Connect, two of their cds, namely Silver Plaza and pyramids and palms may be purchased at CD Baby or CD Universe.

Click the image above to view my Project Natale album at Ipernity.

Though, I accidently recorded the footage at the smaller pixel, here is my Project Natale - Downtown Holiday Market / WDC - 14 December 2008 video compilation.

Monday, December 15, 2008

AmericanTowns / WDC Newsletter - 15 December 2008

Click image to read AmericanTowns / Washington DC E-Newsletter dated Monday, 15 December 2008.

Winter Music Conference / Miami Beach Reminder

Click image to read Winter Music Conference / Miami Beach E-News Reminder dated Sunday, 14 December 2008.

Capitol Riverfront 1st Annual Holiday Market Opens Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Wrap up your holiday shopping at the first annual Capitol Riverfront Holiday Market. For three days, the Capitol Riverfront will transform into a festive holiday marketplace with local artisans selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, crafts, watercolors, photography and more.

The Capitol Riverfront Holiday Market will be open Tuesday, December 16th through Thursday, December 18th from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm at the intersection of M St & New Jersey Ave, SE, just off the Navy Yard Metro, bringing the magic of both the Downtown Holiday Market and Eastern Market to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

Click flyer to read Diverse Markets Management E-Newsletter dated Friday, 12 December 2008 for details.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

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Friday, December 12, 2008

A Spotlight on John Guernsey, The Pianist ...

While pianist John Guernsey may be found performing at the Old Post Office Pavilion on most Tuesdays from 12 noon until 1 pm as was the case when I captured him last 18 December 2007 during my Holiday Season in Washington series when researching the internet for the purpose of this blog posting I learn that the Takoma Park resident is not only a Tin Pan Alley jazz and blues pianist who did a spell as a rocker in the hippie generation and once wrote an edgy song that Emmy Lou Harris recorded but, that, the Montgomery County pianist instructor is also an accomplished artist.

Here is a Google document that I prepared that highlights pertinent information found on the internet regarding the musician and artist John Guernsey of Takoma Park, Maryland.

Here is my Pianist John Guernsey - Old Post Office Pavilion / WDC - 18 December 2007 video compilation.

Pianst John Guernsey performs at the Old Post Office Pavilion at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue in NW Washington DC on most Tuesdays, throughout the year, from 12 noon until 1 pm.

Three Merry Men, Street Buskers, at Eastern Market Last Saturday

When visiting Easten Market last Saturday, 6 December 2008, not only did focus on THE MAP MAN, Jim Tam, but in connection with my ongoing Street Buskers series I captured a musical group consisting of 3 men that I later referred to as the THREE MERRY MEN.

Here are the two videos defined as follows:

I look forward to capturing their performance again!

AAHA 25th Annual Marketplace Festival & Health Fair - Reeves Center - Saturday, 20 December 2008

Click image to read the African American Holiday Association (AAHA) E-Alert dated Wednesday, 10 December 2008 regarding the 25th Annual Marketplace Festival which will take place at the Reeves Center on Saturday, 20 December 2008 from 1 - 5 pm.

While most of my images of the 2007 event may be found at my Flickr collection, I've recently uploaded some to my 24th Annual Marketplace Festival - Reeves Center - WDC - 22 December 2007 album at Ipernity.

Friday's Photo of the Week - 12 December 2008

Cliff and Herb . Barracks Row . 8th Street, SE, WDC
Saturday evening, 6 December 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Owners of Logan Hardware to Host Grand Opening Event This Weekend at New 5th Street Ace Hardware Location

In an email dated Wednesday, 10 December 2008 from CW Kelley III of Kelley Images & DC Cowboys Dance Company he informs me of the Grand Opening event this weekend of the 5th STREET ACE HARDWARE STORE which is located at 1055 5th Street in the newly constructed City Vista Complex in NW Washington DC.

5th Street Ace Hardware which opened in June 2008 is one of 5 Ace Hardware stores that is associated with the DC based A Few Cool Hardware Stores. Which having just learned of when preparing for this blog posting, may I suggest that you check out the A Few Cool Hardware Stores website and, perhaps, sign up for their newsletter.

Click image to read CW Kelley's email dated Wednesday, 10 December 2008 regarding this weekend's Grand Opening event at the 5th Street Ace Hardware store.

ANC Commissioner Nancy Shia Requests Public Support at Tomorrow's 11 AM Arraignment

In an email dated Wednesday, 10 December 2008, ANC Commissioner Nancy Shia requests public support in her 11 am arraignment on Thursday morning, 11 December 2008 stemming from an 12 October 2008 arrest on 18th Street, NW, in Adams Morgan for photographing police activity.

Which sparked a Red Ribbon Brigrade Demonstration in Adams Morgan on Saturday night, 25 October 2008.

Read ANC Commissioner Nancy Shia's email dated Wednesday, 10 December 2008.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Art Basel Miami Beach: 4 - 7 December 2008

Art Basel Miami Beach takes place 4 - 7 December 2008.

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 39 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

Click image for Art Basel Miami Beach website.

Art Basel: The Stone Canvas Mix & Mingle - Saturday, 6 December 2008 to Benefit Care Resourse

Dana Ellyn: TONIGHT at Long View, SATURDAY Open Studio, TV interview and much more!

Join Dana Ellyn at Long View Gallery tonight for a Holiday Party and exhibit of works from some of the gallery's favorite artists. Dana be exhibiting two very new paintings inspired by the recent election of our new President and Vice President; "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and "Joe the V.P."

The gallery is supplying the drinks and snacks, you bring your holiday cheer!

Long View Gallery is located at 1302 9th Street, NW, (at 9th & N)Washington, DC. Telephone 202.232.4788.

Tonight's opening reception will take place for 6 until 9 pm.

Click image to read DANA ELLYN E-Newsletter dated Thursday, 4 December 2008 regarding tonight's opening reception as well as upcoming events and current news.

Experimental Readings TONIGHT at Transformer, 7-9pm - FREE

Join Transformer TONIGHT (Thursday, 4 December 2008) from 7 until 9 pm for an evening of readings by emerging poets and writers in conjunction with Nilay Lawson's exhibition "If You Didn't Know What This Was, Would You Know What This Is?".

TONIGHT's experimental writings and readings at Transformer will be lead by Transformer Advisory Council Member and Corcoran Professor Casey Smith, along with recent Corcoran grads Mike Terzano, Jenn DePalma, David Williams, and current Corcoran student Caitlin Lennon.

Click image to read Transformer E-Newsletter dated Thursday, 4 December 2008 regarding TONIGHT's event as well as upcoming events.

My "One Planet, Ours" (Cool Globes) Exhibit at US Botanic Garden featuring DJ Bryan Hughes "Zanzibar" Progressive Trance Mix

In the process of curating images for my 2009 New Year Greeting Cards project which may will feature images from my 2008 Public Art in Public Spaces collection this past week I finally put the final touches on my One Planet, Ours (Cool Globes) Exhibition - US Botanic Garden - WDC - 22 September 2008 video project by featuring San Francisco DJ Bryan Hughes' 2008 Progressive Trance mix, "Zanzibar" as background music.

In the process of a gradual shift from Flickr to Ipernity, here is my One Planet, Ours (Cool Globes) Exhibition - US Botanic Garden / WDC - 22 September 2008 album at Ipernity.

Click the image to view the video.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Out For Equality: Commemorating Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Inauguration!

Click image to read National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Action Fund Important Message E-News dated Wednesday, 3 December 2008 regarding OUT FOR EQUALITY events being held at the Mayflower Hotel and Town Danceboutique on Tuesday, 20 January 2009 in commemoration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Inauguration.