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The Halftime Report: Week of 2/15

February 15, 2016

We here at Halftime would like to formally apologize for announcing the release of Kanye West’s new album in last week’s Halftime Report. It was foolish of us to take Mr. West at his word, and we will not make the same mistake in the future. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week.

Album Releases:

The Life of Pablo – Kanye West, Release Date: 2/14

Kanye has finally released his new album. Martin Shkreli must be disappointed.

Life of Pause – Wild Nothing, Release Date: 2/19

The title of this album is suspiciously similar to Kanye’s. Could they be related? No, this is the third album for the Virginia dream pop band.

Yes, I’m a Witch Too – Yoko Ono, Release Date: 2/19

The infamous and experimental Yoko Ono is coming out with this remix and collaboration album featuring work from Death Cab for Cutie, Moby, and more.


Movie Premieres for 2/19:


Featuring Joseph Fiennes, this historical film follows a centurion (Fiennes) who is tasked with locating the body of Jesus in the days following his resurrection.


This biographical film retells the story of Jesse Owens, the African American track star who broke records at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Cast includes  Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, and William Hurt .

The Witch

A family of homesteaders in 1630’s New England are cursed by mysterious circumstances that test their will and ability to survive. The cast of this suspense-horror film includes Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Ineson.


TV Premieres:  

58th Annual Grammy Awards (2/15, 8:00pm, CBS)

Better Call Saul (2/15, 10:00pm, AMC)

Broad City (2/17, 10:00pm, Comedy Central)

Girls (2/21, 10:00pm, HBO)


DC Concerts:

Best Coast and Wavves – 2/16, 9:30 Club, Doors open at 7:00

Soul Rebels and Talib Kweli– 2/18, 9:30 Club, Doors open at 10:00 (Read our preview here.)

Madeon – 2/21, 9:30 Club, Doors open at 9:00


DC Theater:

Between Riverside and Crazy, Studio Theatre, Closes 2/28

The Glass Menagerie, Ford’s Theatre Society, Closes 2/21

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Compass Rose Theatre, Closes 2/28

Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical, Olney Theatre, Closes 3/6


DC Events:

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Skating – ends 3/13

DC Rollergirls at the DC Armory – 2/20

Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita – ends 5/13

DC Iranian Film Festival – Various times, ends 2/28

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