Thursday, February 02, 2017

Local Briefing: Silent Romance at the Atlas, a Fatal Fire & a Wandering 3 Year Old in Trinidad


In a pre-Valentine's Day treat the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St.) will screen the silent movie "Flesh and the Devil" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Performer and composer Andrew Earle Simpson will play a live musical soundtrack for the film. This is part of the Atlas' silent film series. "Flesh and the Devil" was directed by Clarence Brown. The 1926 release features actors Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, and Lars Hanson in the story two childhood friends divided by the woman both men love. Viewers can look forward to thrills, chills, dueling, and free popcorn. Tickets are $20.

The Washington Post reports that a fatal fire this past Thursday in the 1100 block of Queen Street was intentionally set. The body of 66 year old Awlachew Ayele was found after fire fighters put out the blaze. The Post explains that "the fire has been ruled incendiary" which "means investigators believe the fire was intentionally set, but does not necessarily mean it was arson, which means set with criminal intent." Ayele's cause of death has not yet been released, and it's not clear whether he lived in the home in the Trinidad neighborhood.

Also in Trinidad, a three year old managed to walk out of Wheatley Education Campus (1299 Neal St.) during a classroom nap time. The girl was found by a helpful stranger about 150 feet from the school, and escorted back safely. NBC 4 and the Washington Post have more details on the story.

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