East of the River

East of the River

09/07/2014 - 9:43am
What do you call a candidate that wins an election by one vote? Mayor! Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser faces a situation qualitatively different from any previous Democratic nominee for mayor. Typically, Wards 5, 7 and 8 provide a cushion of blue... >>more
09/11/2014 - 10:21am
Ask Dallas Otigba, a precocious, athletic 14-year-old Ward 7 resident, what’s different about playing tennis at Tennessee State University and she’ll tell you it’s the way they play tennis. “They hit the ball different. They... >>more
09/11/2014 - 9:32am
For years a vacant McDonald’s sat on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE just past the West Campus of Saint Elizabeths on the edge of the commercial district of Congress Heights. The blight is no more; in its place Friendship Technology... >>more
09/09/2014 - 11:52am
Paul Carr does his organ CD, in style He's dedicated himself to his craft to become a leading saxophonist and also an honored educator with his Jazz Academy. He's found time to establish the annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. And he's... >>more
09/09/2014 - 11:06am
“American children are growing up with a distorted sense of reality,” says children's author and activist Zeta Elliott. In children's books published today,“white children see themselves reflected endlessly, whereas... >>more
09/09/2014 - 10:35am
Anacostia resident Jonathan French has recently won the annual “East of the River Distinguished Artist Award” given to an East of the River artist for excellence in an artistic medium. His award-winning career as a photographer started... >>more
09/09/2014 - 9:51am
A man of many talents, Jorge Zamorano, owner of the much-loved Banana Café and Piano Bar, started honing hospitality skills at age seven. “My Cuban grandfather gardened all the time. There was a daily after-school ritual where he would... >>more
09/09/2014 - 9:12am
Ansel Adams once said "Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."  This strongly worded declaration came from a man who passed away three decades before the advent of digital... >>more
09/07/2014 - 11:21am
“Growing up my father told me, ‘As long as you can fill out a money order, write a check, and count from one to ten, that’s all you need,’” recalls Loretta Kennedy-Adams, a returning citizen. But Kennedy-Adams soon... >>more
09/07/2014 - 10:51am
A week before the first day of school, Mayor Vincent Gray adopted new school boundaries for the 2015-2016 school year. “Although there will never be a good time to make changes to our assignment policies and DCPS boundaries, the benefits of... >>more
09/07/2014 - 10:18am
As time goes by, more and more of us are discovering our neighborhood river, the Anacostia. Whether enjoying the live music on a Friday night at Yards Park, paddling a canoe or kayak through what seems an almost magic wilderness near the Arboretum... >>more
09/07/2014 - 9:13am
DC caught the soccer buzz this summer. The World Cup dominated televisions across the city, and DC United played a superb start to the season. The enthusiasm for soccer adds to our cultural fabric and highlights DC’s diversity.   That... >>more
08/15/2014 - 12:11pm
From the Avalon Theatre on upper Connecticut Avenue NW where name plates adorn the back of more than 300 chairs, to Ford’s Theatre where personalized bricks line the downtown sidewalks in front of the National Historic Landmark, an effort to... >>more
08/15/2014 - 11:07am
Thank you George Coleman Many moons ago a young teenager visiting the house of a family friend in Southeast Washington, D.C., was sampling some records one lazy summer day and came across one that said “House Party.” Intrigued, the young... >>more
08/15/2014 - 10:02am
Since opening in 2007, Honfleur Gallery has introduced Washington audiences to a variety of local, national and international artists.  One of the gallery’s signature exhibitions, the annual East of the River Exhibition fulfills ARCH... >>more