Posts Tagged ‘Prince George’s County’

Potomac Casino: Snake Eyes

June 22, 2012

Potomac Casino: Snake Eyes

The deal for a huge casino 5 miles outside DC at Maryland’s National Harbor has gone sour. A state government working group advised against granting a license for the $800 million gambling joint on the banks of the Potomac in Prince Georges County. Five casinos have already been licensed by the state, and of them three are currently relieving customers of their cash.

National Harbor offers many advantages to a casino operation. It has water taxi service to Old Town Alexandria, a bunch of mediocre eateries and sufficient hotel rooms to accomodate high rollers and the hookers who love them. Casinos are 24/7 enterprises, and National Harbor’s Children Museum can provide daytime daycare for the kids of bored housewives busy gambling away the grocery money.

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“O’Malley slams delegates for backing out of casino deal,” Ben Giles, Washington Examiner

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Bluebird Blues Festival September 26th

September 23, 2010

Bluebird Blues Festival September 26th

There’s no website for Sunday’s free Bluebird Blues Festival, but Culturemob’s Michael Rugel provides a superb summary. Two stages, eight great acts including Clarence Carter, Phil Wiggins  & Rick Franklin, Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy, Warner Williams & Jay Summerour, and a Blues workshop with Dr. Barry Lee Pearson.  Kids’ activities and food, too.

18th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival
Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:30 PM – 6 PM
Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Road
Landover, MD 20774 (Map)

FREE

 

PGCC press release here.

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Exposure

August 20, 2010

Exposure

Photographer Roy Lewis began his professional career in 1964 when Jet magazine published his photo of Thelonius Monk.  Mr. Lewis was with Jet and Ebony before leaving Chicago for Washington in the 1970s to work for the Afro-American Newspapers, the Washington Informer, and as a freelance photographer. 

Roy Lewis has captured images of the African-American experience for a half century, across the country and beyond. In 1974, when Muhammad Ali fought George Foreman in Zaire, Roy Lewis was there with a camera.  No wonder his current exhibit at Gallery 110 is called “Everywhere with Roy Lewis.”

Everywhere with Roy Lewis
Gallery 110, Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood, MD. 20722 (map)
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Free. For more information call (301) 209-0592

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