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TBD ArtsBook: Jesse Tittsworth's media empire, naked men news, more

October 17, 2011 - 09:30 AM
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Would you read a blog by this man? (Tittsworth photographed by Josh Sisk, joshsisk.com).

• How Jesse Tittsworth edits one of the region's best blogs: Kim Chi Ha takes a look at the U Street Music Hall DJ's eponymous blog. 

>>“We wanted to create a kind of culture portal at the epicenter of where all of the aspects of Jesse’s personality met,” "Titts Team" member Denman Anderson tells Ha. “We didn’t know exactly what that would look like, but it would involve style, exotic cuisine, progressive sounds, crass humor, and a lot of bad tattoos.”

>>Links include videos of Tittsworth dispatching an octopus AND a chicken.

• Naked men news! Jenny Rogers goes to the opening of Vitruvian Gallery on Capitol Hill, where Larry Hall and Jack Cox are hoping to quench D.C.'s appetite for seeing unclothed dudes.

>>"Outfitted in snug black pants and a bow tie, the young Bulgarian transplant works the gallery with a plate of cheese and crackers. Few patrons in the 15-square-foot pulsing sea of men resist Waldo’s tray.

>>'I am famous model in Bulgaria,' Waldo says modestly, tossing his early-Bieber brown hair out of his eyes. It’s his modeling work that’s prepared him to field so many glances, and perhaps the fact that none of the painted men on walls have shirts on either.

David Montgomery surveys some of the musicians glomming on to the Occupy movement, including this region's own Emma's Revolution.

• I love this We Love DC "Weekend Flashback" feature.

• ArtsBook missed this story last week, but it's good and worth noting: Rebecca Cooper reports that Dr. Dremo's WILL NOT REOPEN IN ARLINGTON. The thing is, the crowd it served is having its needs met by plenty of Wilson Boulevard entertaineries these days, and also real estate is very expensive in Arlington.

WEEKEND STUFF

¶ DeNeen Brown took a good look at how Karen Zacarías is spending her yearlong fellowship at Arena. The writing's good, and the story's tight, but inexplicably this piece is presented as a play, with stage directions in italics. Style section, for God's sake, PLEASE lose the unecessary literary devices! ¶ Nelson Pressley on "Mabou Mines Dollhouse," which starts at KenCen on Thursday. (I cannot find this piece online! It's on page 1 of the Sunday Arts section, though.) ¶ The Great Jen Chaney cataloged celebrities whose careers have been dinged by Hitler references.

REVIEWS: Anne Midgette on "Genji" and on "Aida" at GMU. Mike Paarlberg takes a whack at "Aida," too.  Robert Battey on Ahn Trio at the Barns. Stephen Brookes on Emerson String Quartet at NatHist. Charles T. Downey on Hugo Wolf Quartett at Dumbarton Church. Joan Reinthaler on Ji-Yoon Park at KenCen. Cecila Porter on "Love Potion #1" at Gala. Stephanie Taylor on Wanda Sykes at GMU ("Final Grade: A"). Theater J rounds up "Parade" notices. Elliot Lanes on "Nevermore" in Falls Church. Amanda Gunther on "Can't Scare Me, the Story of Mother Jones."

THINGS TO DO, COMPILED BY KIM CHI HA

Pop: The Smashing Pumpkins w/ Light FM & Fancy Space People at 9:30 (SOLD OUT, BUT IF YOU REALLY MISS THE '90s KEEP READING). Bush & Chevelle w/ Filter at Fillmore. John Maus w/ Big Troubles and Young Prisms at Black Cat. Casiokids at DC9. Tyler Ward & CREW at Jammin’ Java.

Classical, jazz: Jazz Jam at Maplewood Grill.

Theater: “The Habit of Art” at Studio (EXTENDED)

What-have-you: Book talk w/ Robert Moses, author of “Quality Education as a Constitutional Right” at Busboys and Poets/14th&V. Small Change I Big Changes film series at Goethe-Institut: "Economic Miracle" and "Money Go Round."

Cheap tix! TICKETPLACE has "Economic Miracle" and "Money Go Round" at Goethe-Institut. Goldstar has NADA!

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