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Concerts and Festivals: Editor’s Picks

May 23-24, 2016 – Mac DeMarco at the 9:30 Club Over the past 10 years, Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has cultivated one of the most distinctive sounds of the indie genre, combining soft, echoing guitar arrangements with lazy, lo-fi vocals in what some have described as “slacker rock.” Earlier this[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
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Tens of thousands gathered at the National Mall on Saturday to march to the Capitol building.

Thousands Descend on National Mall for Science March

The March for Science drew tens of thousands of marchers, including Georgetown students, to the National Mall on Saturday in support of science and in protest of policies of President Donald Trump’s administration that critics consider anti-science. The protest, corresponding with National Earth Day celebrations, was accompanied by more than[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
March2Justice Culminates in Rally on National Mall

March2Justice Culminates in Rally on National Mall

March2Justice, a 250-mile march that began in New York City on April 13 campaigning for criminal justice legislation reform in the United States, culminated in a rally on the National Mall Tuesday, April 21. Hundreds of marchers delivered a “Justice Package” to Congress containing three pieces of legislation to encourage[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Peace Corps Plans Memorial in DC

After receiving authorization from Congress in January 2014, the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation will move forward with its plan to construct a commemorative sculpture in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 53-year history of the service organization. Roger Lewis, chairman and president of the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation, explained that the[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Zac Brown performed “Fortunate Son” together following the Zac Brown Band’s set. Springsteen later performed a full acoustic set by himself.

800,000 Gather on Mall for Concert Honoring Veterans

The National Mall hosted the Concert for Valor to honor veterans on Tuesday, drawing a crowd of over 800,000 people. The event, sponsored by Starbucks and broadcast live by HBO, featured performances by Jennifer Hudson, Dave Grohl, the Black Keys, Metallica, Zac Brown Band, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna and Eminem. Other[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Free Concert Honors Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, chart-topping musical artists from Rihanna to Bruce Springsteen will take the stage at the National Mall for a concert Nov. 11. Hosted by Starbucks and HBO, the free concert is expected to attract as many as 800,000 attendees, according to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 1 comment City News, News

Footing the Wrong Bill

Given that Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail service is largely out of range for the Hilltop, the Georgetown community increasingly looks to bus services as a means to get around the city. The D.C. Circulator, which has served Georgetown well both in terms of its routes and $1 fare, has generally been[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

DC Circulator Raises Fares

In a bid to increase efficiency, the District of Columbia Circulator will expand its routes, accompanied by a 50 percent fare hike for SmarTrip card users. The additions are accompanied by reductions in Circulator service that particularly affect residents in the Georgetown neighborhood, eliminating service to Union Station from Wisconsin[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Washington Monument Reopens

The Washington Monument, one of D.C.’s most prominent landmarks, reopened Monday after closing for repairs in August 2011. Of the current student body, only seniors arrived on the Hilltop before the monument closed, and its reopening coincides with their graduation. The monument required repairs following the Aug. 23, 2011, East[Read More…]

Capital Bikeshare Plans to Install Rental Stations on National Mall

Capital Bikeshare Plans to Install Rental Stations on National Mall

Capital Bikeshare plans to open rental stations on the National Mall despite previous opposition from the National Park Service. While the National Mall is the District’s prime tourist destination, the National Park Service has resisted the addition of Capital Bikeshare stations to the Mall for months, saying that the stations would tarnish the park’s[Read More…]

by September 13, 2011 0 comments News