Posts Tagged ‘Washington D.C.’

The Great Victor Herbert

The Irish composer of such American favorites as “Naughty Marietta,” and “Sweethearts” is the subject of a five-month-long exhibition at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Jack Callahan tells Herbert’s story. Before George M. Cohan was packing the theaters, another Irishman’s star shone bright on Broadway. Victor Herbert, one of the most appreciated composersRead more..

The House That Hoban Built

James Hoban, Architect of the White House. In 1785, a newspaper in Philadelphia carried this advertisement: “Any gentleman who wishes to build in an elegant style, may hear of a person properly calculated for that purpose who can execute the Joining and Carpenter’s business in the modern taste. James Hoban. Hoban was an Irishman, bornRead more..

Bono’s Bandwagon

U2 frontman Bono could be spotted on the east Coast this fall as he visited both the United Nations and the U.S. Congress with his plea for the G7 nations to drop the third world debt. With 21.1 million signatures, the “Drop the debt” petition is the largest single-issue petition ever gathered and counts theRead more..