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ICEBERGS

The new exhibit at the National Building Museum, ICEBERGS, takes over the great hall with icebergs ranging from 16 to 56 feet tall. The work was designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also was the lead project architect for the High Line in New York. The icebergs are in an enclosure surrounded by netting, … Continue reading ICEBERGS

Phife is Living!

Words Beats & Life held a big festival yesterday at Marvin Gaye Park in Anacostia. It was in honor of Phife Dawg, who died in March. There was a drum circle, two stages, sports, chess sets and a chess tournament, and mural painting.

Double rallies

On July 14th, there was an End Gun Violence rally at the Capitol, and a Black Lives Matter rally which started at the White House and marched to the Capitol, eventually merging with the End Gun Violence rally.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This year’s Folklife Festival featured the Basque culture, including demonstrations of dancing, singing, sports, and boat-building. The dancing included traditional dancing, contemporary dance, and the characters used in the dancing: Some of the dancers were from a young California dance troupe, here waiting to go on stage: The rural sports demonstrated included an anvil lift.  … Continue reading Smithsonian Folklife Festival