PHOTOS: Just Rock Enterprises arts incubator soft launch

November 18, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Nov. 16, Just Rock Enterprises held a soft launch of their new space on Farragut Street in Hyattsville that included pop-up live performances. The company, which had been sharing space with a dance company on Hamilton Street, opened a creative arts incubator space in which [read more]

Kids performer announces West Coast move, releases music video

November 11, 2014

Liz DeRoche announced this week that she is moving to the San Francisco Bay Area at the beginning of 2015. A local performer on the children’s music circuit, DeRoche is known as “The Singing Lizard.”  She routinely played Rise and Rhyme at Busboys and Poets, which is a Monday [read more]

Washington Post “Going Out Guide” features Hyattsville

October 23, 2014

In an article called “How to spend $40 in Hyattsville,” Holley Simmons described the neighborhood: Head northeast out of the District along Rhode Island Avenue and, after passing Bloomingdale, Eckington and Brookland, you’ll hit Hyattsville, a well-established arts community in [read more]

Pizzeria Paradiso and Art Works Now project lives

October 20, 2014

BY CAROLINE SELLE AND REBECCA BENNETT —  After nearly 90 minutes of discussion, the District Council voted 8-1 to overturn Marché Florist building historic site designation. Art Works Now Executive Director Barbara Johnson appeared before the District Council to argue in support of [read more]

Tanglewood Works launches in Community Forklift

October 10, 2014

by Marcel Warfield Tucked away inside the Community Forklift is a new business focused on turning trash into treasure. Tanglewood Works, a project of the Edmonston-based salvaged and surplus building goods “thrift store,” offers repurposed and upcycled goods created by Sue Older-Mondeel. [read more]

School News: Hyattsville Elementary expands art offerings

October 9, 2014

BY KIT SLACK — Just after dawn on a Thursday in mid-September, the halls of Hyattsville Elementary School are quiet as cafeteria workers and teachers trickle in, nursing coffee cups. Quiet, that is, except in the classroom of Michael Wehinger, the new music teacher, where a small chorus of fourth [read more]

Timeline of Art Works & Marché Florist building

October 8, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — 2004 – Marché Florist building added as a contributing resource in the Hyattsville National Register Historic District, marking that it may be significant in local history, architecture, archaeology, or culture. Foreclosure – Marché Florist building ends up in [read more]
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