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Author Archive | William Powell

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Review: ‘Advance Always: A Celebration of Frank Battisti and Garwood Whaley’ at The Kennedy Center

The Baldwin Wallace University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (BWUSWE), conducted by Dr. Brendan Caldwell, and the Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Randall Eyles, performed the concert Advance Always: A Celebration of Frank Battisti and Garwood Whaley at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Concert Hall last night. The concert, which […]

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Review: ‘Vienna Mozart Orchestra’ at Strathmore

Opera-lovers got a chance to travel back to the 18th Century the night of March 7, 2016, at The Music Center at Strathmore’s J. Willard and Alice Marriott Foundation Concert Stage, when the Vienna Mozart Orchestra performed some of the best works of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Founded in 1986, the Vienna Mozart Orchestra has devoted […]

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Review: ‘Bad Jews’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” wrote Leo Tolstoy in his classic novel Anna Karenina. Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, playing at Greenbelt Arts Center, and superbly directed by Bob Kleinberg, brings that quote to mind as it mines the sour bile spilled between three cousins in […]

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Review: Filter Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’ at The Clarice

Everything about Filter Theatre’s Twelfth Night, playing at University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, is unconventional. It’s part-musical, part-performance art, part-audience participation, and the set is not really a set. Stage right sits a keyboard on a table, stage left are drums, in the middle sits the Stage Manager, Christie DuBois, and sitting center stage […]

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Review: ‘God: The One-Man Show’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

God: The One-Man Show is a comedic hurricane that leaves audiences pondering the mysteries of the universe between laughs. Written and performed by Rich Potter, the show takes the audience from the beginning of Creation to “everlasting” entertainment in the space of a humor-filled hour. Potter, who was once a clown for Ringling Bros. and […]

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