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What Will Washington DC Look Like in 2016?

Washington DC’s continued march towards a complete urban over-haul makes each new year a curiosity of face lifts, new projects and happy construction workers. Cranes dotting the skyline in almost every neighborhood west of the Potomac (and some east of it) are “gentrifying” and “revitalizing” away to their hearts content. 674 more words

Grapevine: REI Coming to NoMa

Future site of REI

Looks like REI, that fantastic but oh, so expensive purveyor of sporting goods based out of Seattle, is coming to DC in the current Uline Arena in NoMa. 90 more words

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The Washington Coliseum After the Beatles: Owners Decide to "Let It Be"

Our last post chronicled the Beatles’ 1964 arrival to the U.S.

First stop on the money-making-train: The Washington Coliseum. The Beatles went on to achieve record breaking success, but did the venue that hosted them garner as much notoriety as the Fab Four themselves? 429 more words

Abandoned

The Washington Coliseum: The Day Beatlemania Invaded America

A 5 minute walk from the NoMa – Gallaudet U metro station will lead you to an unassuming brick building in an obscure area of D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood. 628 more words

Abandoned

The Beatles DC Concert, 1964

At Noon on February 11, 1964, two days after their live telecast on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York, John, Paul, George and Ringo braved a snowstorm and took a… 256 more words

Music

Postcard from Washington: Memories of first Beatles show drift across the universe

WASHINGTON — Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through the opened door of a leaking, reeking arena not far from the U.S. Capitol. There are dripping pinholes in the curving roof of the abandoned coliseum, and slabs of crumbling concrete that still hold a few sad rows of rusted seats. 686 more words

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