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Eddie’s Travel Picks: Mother’s North Grille and Sushi YA

MOTHER’S NORTH GRILLE Sometimes it seems if a restaurant owner has one or two successful locations the temptation is great for opening a third. Sometimes that’s a good idea, Sometimes not. After attending the opening night for Mother’s North Grille in Timonium it looks like owner and the chef, his brother Adam, may have a success […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘St. Jimmy Celebrates “The Food At Our Feet”’

Sharp and hilarious, somehow Jimmy Grzelak interweaves Copyright law, Christian religious ritual, cooking show culture, pop songs, and poignant questions about the nature of spirituality and how we relate to the world and people around us. St. Jimmy Celebrates “The Food At Our Feet” is a high-energy, densely layered one-man show, equal parts stand-up comedy […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review ‘The Out of Tooners’

As a “90s Kid,” I am part of the generation that frequently prides itself on the Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons it spent growing up watching marathons upon marathons of its favorite cartoons. Though I’ve since traded those cartoons for some crime dramas, talk shows, — and the occasional reality TV — Off-Color Comedy’s heartwarmingly […]

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2015 Capital Fringe ‘The Human Algorithm’

What do lion attacks, football fanatics, muppets, dog pee, and Vladimir Putin have in common? According to CJ in her most recent iteration of The Human Algorithm, they all describe the four basic components of human nature. This popular not-quite stand-up routine returns to the Fringe this year, featuring stories about CJ and her family […]

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‘Hairspray’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company

A huge, multi-generational cast tells the story of integrating a 1962 Baltimore TV dance show in a musical directed by Tara Taylor that is all heart—and soul. With book by Mark O’Donnel and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, the 2003 Broadway musical won seven Tonys and […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Sanctuary’

A woman’s perspective on war is a powerful thing. We are often mothers, and because we can give birth, I think some of us find killing especially terrible. “I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier” plays hauntingly at the beginning of Susanne Sulby’s heartfelt solo theatre piece, Sanctuary.  In a red shirt, black dance […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Bortle 8’

Bortle 8, a one-man show written and performed by Chris Davis is part stand-up routine, part science fair project, part sermon. The title refers to John Bortle’s scale for the number of stars visible in the night sky depending on the light pollution. Davis’s search for Bortle 8 – or perfect darkness is a metaphor […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘So We Meet Again’

On the television show Grey’s Anatomy, when characters are having a difficult time dealing with pain or another type of struggle, they “dance it out.” This means that the characters will release their frustrations and allow themselves to work through an issue through dance instead of keeping the feelings bottled up. In their newest dance […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Purge’

Memories can break you down. They can take away your power, strength and ability to trust. In the Capital Fringe Festival show Purge, the fusiondance company uses contemporary dance and excerpts from poetry to demonstrate the releasing and sharing of memory through a performance full of power, strength and trust. Choreographed by Candra Eglin, Laura […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Act Like a GRRRL’

You had me at grrrl. Act Like a GRRRL is a showcase of work developed and performed by teen girls, in which personal stories are shared as a process of empowerment and an act of defiance against narrow and damaging social pressures. The work dealt candidly with body positive self-love, gratitude towards family, disordered eating, self-harm, loss, […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Mine/Field’

Unbeknownst to you, Glade Dance Collective knows your identity, your likes, and your dislikes. The dancers are hungry for more data whether you want to give it up or not. Intrigued? Paranoid? Mine/Field reminds us of our desire to know … all the facts … instantly. The minute we put our phone down, we want […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Niche’

Peer into the trials and tribulations of love, cohabitation, and relationships that is Niche. This  whimsical journey draws in audiences of all kinds whether your bag is music, visual art, dance, or theater. From the very beginning we are invited to take in the abstract and watch its’ meaning unfold, a delightful entrance into watching […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review ‘Half Past What?’

About halfway through Casey Bauer’s surreal Half Past What?, I came to the stark realization that I wasn’t exactly sure what was going on yet was still completely enthralled. The play is wacky and nonsensical in the best possible ways, perhaps similar to how a particular piece of abstract expressionist art really speaks to you under just the right light. […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Dance of the Cranes’

Once in a while you have to raise a little crane! When I walked to 6th and Massachusetts Avenue from the Gallery Place Metro I saw a packed little park – Milian Park – filled with excited people who were watching two cranes (one larger than the other) – slowly and carefully gliding to the beat of […]

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