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Ilmar Gavilán, Melissa White, Felix Umansky, Jaime Amador, Arturo Stable. (Photo taken at the sound check.) Photo by Brian Buttler.

Review: LiveConnections Presents Harlem Quartet + Arturo Stable

Once again, LiveConnections Presents (“LCP”) curator Mary Wheelock Javian’s musical matchmaking has produced a lively evening of musical discovery. This time it was the pairing of the Harlem Quartet with percussionist and University of the Arts professor Arturo Stable. As usual with LCP’s offerings, the first set featured the invited string players. The Harlem Quartet’s […]

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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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‘Latino Music Fever’ at the In Series

The In Series takes on the music of our Southern neighbors in a concert full of classic hits from Mexico and Cuba, many of which made a climb up the U.S. pop charts. If the tunes feel particularly authentic, it may be because Mari Paz is at the piano. She grew up surrounded by the […]

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The Washington Ballet’s ‘Blues/Jazz Project’ at Sydney Harman Hall by Carolyn Kelemen

DC Ballet shakes up expectations Yes, even classical ballerinas let their hair down once in a while. They relish tossing off those stiff upper body movements and tapping their feet to a syncopated beat rather than a 3/4 waltz. Mainly, though, ballet dancers enjoy shaking up the expectations of serious balletomanes, especially during these winter doldrums. […]

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Interviews with the 2014 Helen Hayes Nominees: Part 1: David Gregory (Usnavi in ‘In the Heights’) by Amanda Gunther

Here’s an interview with David Gregory who is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical for playing Usnavi in In the Heights at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. ______ Lights up — this time they’re not just going up on Washington Heights, but on the leading actor of Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia’s regional premier production of In The […]

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