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New Tests Contradict Arsenic Scare At Ft Reno But Park Remains Closed

05.23.08

The Washington Post reports that "District and federal officials released new soil test results yesterday showing that arsenic levels at Fort Reno Park in Northwest Washington are safe" but the National Park Service still has the park barricaded. If you live in DC you will be familiar with the contradictions that fly back and forth between the federal and local governments. One hand rarely speaks candidly with, much less works with, the other in this town. It is uncertain what this means for the future of the Fort Reno Summer Concert Series but if the soil is safe we say, "Play ball!"

To view the DC government website with its testing data go here

We'll try to keep up to date on the details as they happen so stay tuned.



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Edie Sedgwick Working On New Album

05.22.08

Edie Sedgwick, the alter ego of Justin Moyer (Antelope, El Guapo), has finished recording a new album titled "Things Are Getting Sinister and Sinisterer" which will be released in the summer/fall of 2008 on Dischord. This will be one of the first albums on Dischord to be released simultaneously as a 12" Vinyl LP and a Digital MP3 album.



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Fort Reno Closed Due To High Levels Of Arsenic

05.15.08

Fort Reno, the park in Northwest DC which is home to the Fort Reno Summer Concert Series, has been closed "immediately and Indefinitely" by the US Park Service due to the discovery of high levels of arsenic in the soil. Until further testing is complete it is unclear what this means for this summer's concert schedule. However, there have been free concerts every summer in Fort Reno for over 30 years and the volunteers who manage the concert series still need your support, be it to fund this year's concerts as scheduled, to find another venue, or to plan something altogether different.

Read more about the closure in this Washington Post blog

Donate to Fort Reno here



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