This morning's tidbits:
* It doesn't say anything about smoke machines or laser light shows, but this press release
announces that "Showcall, Inc., an event production company based in Maryland, was selected by the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. to produce Pope Benedict XVI's public Mass
at the new Washington Nationals baseball stadium
on April 17, 2008." As for what that means: "Showcall, Inc. will provide stage and set design and layout, audio visual production, and overall show direction of the public Mass. Showcall will utilize its unique skill set in producing high-profile, high-threat level events and will coordinate with the Washington Nationals to host the first major event in its new baseball stadium. Showcall will work closely with GEP Washington, the overall DMC firm for the visit."
* Kwame Brown's Committee on Economic Development is having its hearing on the ballpark's "noose incident
" today at 1 pm. I don't see it on the Channel 13 lineup
, but perhaps it'll get shown live or will be broadcast later on.
* Today's two hearings on parking issues
in front of the council's Committee on Public Works and the Environment are at 5 pm and 6 pm. My "real life" is on overload for the next few weeks thanks to Super-Duper Tuesday and the metro-area primaries, so I can't make these hearings in person, but I will watch the coverage
later this evening and sum up.
* There's also now a joint hearing
between the Public Works committee and Kwame Brown's Committee on Economic Development on the Ballpark Traffic Operations and Parking Plan
(TOPP) scheduled for Feb. 28 at 6 pm
. There should be explanations at this hearing as to how all aspects of getting to and from the ballpark
are going to be handled (at first, at least). I believe that this information will be released to the public well before Feb. 28, though I don't know exactly when.