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DISTRICT M a g a z i n E

Summer Is Here

Cinco de Mayo

Top 5 Bars to Get a Margarita

New Music Plus:

Fun ways to spend your summer

This Month's Student Story

Moving Mountains Album Reviews & Releases

Graduation and what's next

Corcoran CollegE Of Art & Design Get To Know 3 Graduating Students

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It's Summer. GOLD MOTEL 60s California Indie Pop Sound www.goldmotel.com

May 20th The Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections invites you to join thousands of area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work!

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NEXT at Corcoran College of Art and Design- Graduating Students p. 3-4 Corcoran Museum Spring Exhibit p. 8-9

www.lemonbarandgrilldc.com

Celebrate the Start of

Summer

Bike To Work

Sounds

Moving Mountains Waves Comes Out May 10th p. 5 Local Shows in The DC Area in May p. 10

Scenes 5 places to get a yummy Margarita p. 6 Live music and drink specials in the DC area College Student Specials p. 11-12 MAY 2011 / districtmagazine.com  

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he Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design presents NEXT at the Corcoran: BFA Class of 2011, a dynamic, interactive, and innovative exhibition featuring the thesis work of the senior students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at the Corcoran. With emphasis on the process that students undergo to create their final thesis projects, the exhibition features the work of each senior in design, fine art, and photography. Visitors to NEXT have the unique opportunity to observe thesis critiques—discussions between the artists and their peers and instructors—and gain insights into the artists’ intentions. Alongside the Corcoran’s contemporary program, NOW at the Corcoran, the student exhibition, NEXT at the Corcoran, celebrates the ac complishments of the graduating seniors and confirms the Corcoran’s commitment to showcasing emerging artists. For more than 120 years, the Corcoran has educated and trained students – the next generation of America’s artists – while displaying the most important works of the time.

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Corcoran College of Art and Design Mark Chadwick

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New R elea ses Review by Chris Bongio vanni

Moving Mountains Exclusive interview at districtmagazine.com/music

This is proven through one of my favorite tracks “Once Rendering”, a gorgeous ballad filled with acoustic guitar, violin, piano, and soothing vocals. You can close your eyes and truly become lost in what the band has crafted. This is very well thought out music. Moving Mountains has the ability to move people.

As a music fan, I am new to the world of Moving Mountains, but I am glad I found my way here. The post-rock quartet hail from Purchase, New York and are releasing their first full length since their 2007 debut, Pneuma. The name of the Triple Crown release is Waves, something the band will definitely be making in the music industry this year. The album starts off with an eerie, atmospheric sounding intro before the band comes crashing through the sound barrier during the very intense opener, “My Life is Like a Chase Dream (And I’m Still Having Chase Dreams)”. The drums pound along in the heart grabbing track, and very much lead the song in their own direction. The vocalists pump out some very impressive screams during the bridge, reminiscent of Dustin Kensrue of Thrice on Vheissu. The band changes effortlessly from loud epic instrumentals to more relaxed, spacy sounding music.

Flow is not an issue here. It is quite amazing how the songs feel intertwined and connected as if the band has created an audio movie. My favorite quality of this album is the fact that you feel like you are listening to something more than music. The amazing background sounds topped with contrasting screams and soothing vocals is really something to hear. The album keeps you in suspense of what will happen next. However, it is clear what will happen for the band next, endless opportunities and success.

Cinco de Mayo is to the margarita what St. Patrick’s Day is to a Guinness—an excuse to partake in adult libations. Washington, DC, restaurants and bars serve up some mean margaritas: here are the top five Washington, DC, spots to grab a ‘rita on the rocks or a frozen version of the drink with or without salt.

Top 5 Places in DC to Get a

Margarita

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Lemon Bar and Grill www.lemonbarandgrilldc.com

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Red Studio Artist Residency

4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC

202-885-8617

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