On The Look Out

We The People

January 7, 2021

Whereas the United States is founded on the principle that our Government derives its power from the consent of the governed and that the people have the right to change their elected leaders through elections;

 

Whereas our domestic tranquility, national security, general welfare, and civil liberties depend upon the peaceful and orderly transfer of power; and

 

Whereas any disruption occasioned by the transfer of the executive power could produce results detrimental to the safety and well-being of the United States and its people: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) reaffirms its commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States; and

        (2) intends that there should be no disruptions by the President or any person in power to overturn the will of the people of the United States.

 

S. Res. 718

116th Congress

2nd Session

 

 


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Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley on YouTube Jan. 3

December 30, 2020

Twenty five years ago, a little known singer, Eva Cassidy, and her producer scraped together enough money to record a gig and self-produce an album. 

 

This is the story of one night – 3rd January 1996 - at the Blues Alley jazz club in Georgetown, Washington D.C., a set of recordings that almost never happened, and the extraordinary success that followed told by her band members who played with her that night.

 

No one could have imagined that the audio and video recordings from that night would prove to be the foundation of her unparalleled posthumous worldwide success.

 

Watch the video here on January 3, 2021.


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Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam: Livestream Art Tour Dec. 26

December 24, 2020

Join an online virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:40 pm EST. Details here.

 

Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture. Robert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of Michigan, spent the first two years of his career at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and loves visiting the Van Gogh Museum. Robert is not employed by the Van Gogh Museum - this program is presented by Washington, DC History & Culture.

 

The Van Gogh Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and drawings, plus works by many other artists including Monet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. We’ll discuss how the museum’s paintings and drawings compare and contrast with well-known items at other museums and the context of these works in Vincent’s life and legacy.

 

Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his death at 37 came after years of mental illness, depression and poverty.

 

The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in the Museum Square in Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. The museum opened on 2 June 1973, and its buildings were designed by Gerrit Rietveld and Kisho Kurokawa.

 

The museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world. In 2017, the museum had 2.3 million visitors and was the most-visited museum in the Netherlands, and the 23rd-most-visited art museum in the world. In 2019, the Van Gogh Museum launched the Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience, a technology-driven "immersive exhibition" on Van Gogh's life and works, which has toured globally.


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