Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Beejay.Beejay's hair — a lovely storm of turquoise and blonde streaks — caught my eye. But then I saw that her necklace matched her hair. Not very many people can boast having turquoise and blonde hair, but having it also match your accessories? That's just awesome. A congenial lady who is a model, make up artist, and hairstylist, Beejay is also a mother of one son. This was her first visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, so I hope being featured in Pop! was a nice way to complement her visit! Read more after the jump.
Cowabunga! is a pop punk band from Northern Virginia composed of Ian Marsh, Keven Loiselle, Joe Murray, Tommy Wiseman, and Jordan Black. Not your stereotypical collection of 20-something burnouts, these boys mix hardcore house shows with full-time course loads. They've survived college, numerous tours along the East Coast, Virginia's super storms, and still managed to make time to release three EPs, with another on the way. And that's not the most impressive thing about these guys from Washington's backyard.I had the pleasure to chat with these guys between shows this past July. Read on to learn more about their tour life, recording process, first kisses, future plans and whether or not they think Chad Gilbert and Hayley Williams will last.
Pop! Street Fashion is an experimental collection of patron street fashion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. It is devoted to photographically documenting the sartorial narratives of patrons who visit the library. Please email My Nguyen for more information.Meet Leandria.Architect Mies van der Rohe once said that God is in the details. While he passed away decades before recent Howard University graduate Leandria, 21, stepped into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library—incidentally, a library that he himself designed—Leandria nevertheless took a cue from van der Rohe in constructing her outfit.Simplicity done well is more difficult than one would think; anyone can just throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and call it a day. It takes an affinity for detail that elevates basic pieces into something stylistically inimitable, and, ultimately, stylistically yours. Leandria's outfit has it in the [Michael Kors] bag. Read more about her after the jump.
On September 1, 1992, a stroke at the tender age of 46 cut short the life of Ed Cox, native Washingtonian and poet. Fortunately for us, poet Richard Peabody published Cox's posthumous Collected Poems in 2001.
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with unforgettable movies from the 1970s, Wednesday, August 22 to Friday, August 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room A-5.See classics such as Car Wash, Cornbread, Earl & Me and Cabaret!
MLK 40th Anniversary Old Skool/Nu Skool/Back to School Celebration
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the MLK Library, join us Saturday, August 25, 1 to 5 p.m. for Old Skool/Nu Skool/Back to School, a '70s style family block party, featuring:* Celebration of Chuck Brown's Birthday with a presentation by D.C. music legend Jimi Dougans of the Young Senators* Performance by '70s funk/R&B groupCops Come Knockin'
On August 21, 1972, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library opened its doors for the very first time. Come join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic Mies van der Rohe building on Tuesday, August 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Great Hall.