Monday, October 26, 2015

The Tattoos Seen 'Round the World

KRPR recently had the privilege of working with New York-based artist Anne Burlock Lawver. Anne had just wrapped up a show in Richmond, Virginia featuring photographs she had taken over the course of a year in a New York City tattoo parlor. Hoping to have her work seen by an even larger audience, Anne reached out to KRPR. We are happy to announce that her brilliant work has now been seen by thousands of people and featured in publications on two continents! You can check out her work yourself in as well as the London-based Daily Mail. Congrats Anne!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Great Press for a Great Cause

This month KRPR began working with a Washington, DC-based organization called Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop. The goal of Free Minds is to introduce incarcerated and formally-incarcerated youths to literature and writing in effort to expose them to the wider world and allow them positive ways of expressing themselves. Recently Free Minds was a awarded a $25,000 prize at the Aspen Ideas Festival for their work on a volunteer-ran program called "On the Same Page." The way this specific program works is that incarcerated youth write poetry about their experiences and then community volunteers read those poems at events. During the events other members of the community write feedback and express the ways in which the poetry has connected with them. The idea behind the program is to help tear down the separation between those behind bars and the outside world to which they will one day return. KRPR is honored to work with such and worthy cause and have been delighted to help garner press for this endeavor. You can read one such article by clicking this link. For those wishing to volunteer or get involved in some way, feel free to contact KRPR or Free Minds directly.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Our City Festival - Take One!

The Our City Festival was a huge success! What started in 2008 as a small film festival in the back of Busboys and Poets restaurant has turned into a huge three-day event taking over downtown Washington, D.C. This year's festival, which happened last weekend (June 5-7), included live musical performances, dance parties, art installations, poetry, food trucks, and, of course, films. KRPR teamed up with the D.C. Public Library to co-present this festival and plans to bring it back next year. Interested in learning more, please visit, and check out these great photos and videos below. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Our City Festival is fast approaching! What started in 2008 as a small film festival in the back of Busboys and Poets restaurant is now a huge three-day event taking over downtown Washington, D.C. starting on Friday, June 5th. This year's festival will include live musical performances, dance parties, art installations, poetry, food trucks, and, of course, films. As we have teamed up with the D.C. Public Library to put on this year's event, all of the live performances will be happening in or around the Martin Luther King Jr. main branch of the library. The film festival on Saturday and Sunday will be at the Goethe Institut. To learn more and see a full schedule of events, check out the Our City Festival website. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thank You, KRPR

We received this lovely thank you note from Scott Kratz and Irfana Noorani at the 11th Street Bridge Park the other day after we helped them with PR for their first annual Anacostia River Festival.

Dear Travis and Kendra,

        Thank you for your incredible support for the first Anacostia River Festival. It was such a success with 5000-6000 in attendance throughout the day. We couldn't have generated such strong press without your help and lead. Many thanks!

                                                                                                             - Scott & Irfana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DC is Blossoming

KRPR is pleased to be a part of this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival. Specifically, we have been working to garner attention for the first-ever Anacostia River Festival, celebrating the history, ecology and communities along the banks of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. The Anacostia River Festival is being presented in partnership by the 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Park Service. It is this year's official closing event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

It has been an honor to be a part of an internationally-known festival, especially as the Anacostia River Festival is set to shed light on a wonderful part of the city that is often overlooked. If you're curious to learn more about the festival, check out just some of the press we have been able to procure below. Also, you can catch Scott Kratz, 11th Street Bridge Project Director, along with a member of the Earth Conservation Core  on "Let's Talk Live" on ABC7 tomorrow morning. They will have an owl live on the set named Mr. Hoots!


Monday, February 9, 2015

The Last Song Before The War, Screening Now on Pitchfork

After garnering attention in the Washington Post, the UT San Diego and the Cape Cod Times, we are excited to see our client, the much acclaimed film, The Last Song Before the War, streaming on today. Pitchfork is one of the most visited music sites in the world and for the next 24 hours only, the film will be streaming on their site.

The film tells the story of The Festival in the Desert, a large music festival that took place every year in Mali before Islamic Separatist waged war on the country and the culture. While the filmmakers behind The Last Song Before the War only wanted to capture the spirit of the concert, they ended up making a film that documented the last ever Festival in the Desert to happen in Mali. The film is both a tribute to the excellent music that stems from that region and also an important piece of journalism. After watching the film at Pitchfork you can purchase the DVD at the film's official website. Enjoy!