'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Most Washingtonians are familiar with the bronze statue commonly titled "Grief" that resides in Rock Creek Cemetery. The shrouded figure, by American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, marks the grave of Marian Hooper Clover Adams, wife of celebrated historian Henry Adams. Not so familiar is the story behind it.
A first glance at the program for this year's Rock Creek Festival at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, might lead you to think that the array of performers is, well, a bit out of the ordinary. After all, not too many festivals in the area juxtapose bluegrass, sacred music and jazz — and set it all in Washington's oldest church.