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Fringe Encore Series Review: ‘Homo Sapiens Interruptus’ at The Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse in NYC

Following the trajectory of his career from heavy-metal rocker to student, writer, and theater artist, Carlos Dengler not only recounts his own personal development, but considers it within the context of the maturation process from youth to adulthood and the course of the evolution of our species, in his one-man show Homo Sapiens Interruptus. Interspersing […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘King John’ at Revolution Shakespeare

King John, one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known history plays, is filled with intrigue, betrayal, and a pair of kings who are constantly threatening to go to war. In other words, it’s perfect for this political season. And Director Dan Kern’s production for Revolution Shakespeare, staged outdoors at Hawthorne Park, gets down and dirty with the play’s […]

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Review: ‘BSO: The Music of David Bowie’ at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) honored the remarkable career and personality of glam rock icon David Bowie with a spectacular tribute production: The Music of David Bowie, featuring the late musician’s most celebrated catalog of compositions. Set behind a fully-whetted rock band and vocalist Tony Vincent (who has appeared on Broadway’s Rent, American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar, and TV’s The Voice), renown music arranger/conductor […]

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An Interview with Eric Lynum of The Dolly Rockers

The Dolly Rockers are based in the Washington, DC area. Band members are Eric Lynum (vocalist, guitar), Larry D. (guitarist), Megan Strings (violin), Mike Trippi (bass), Derrick Decker (drums), and Loki (didgeridoo, hand drums). I conducted an interview with Eric Lynum about their music, their influences, and their goals.  Marlene: How did you get your […]

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Reviews: The Washington Ballet’s ‘Carmina Burana’ and ‘Bowie/Queen’

Going Out With a Bang: The Washington Ballet’s Carmina Burana and Bowie/Queen The standing ovation came before a single dancer took the stage. It lasted about two minutes to honor the final time The Washington Ballet’s loyal opening night audience would hear the game-show like introduction: “Ladieeeessssss and Gentlemen, Septiiiiiiiiime Webre.” Bounding onto the stage in […]

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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Cohesion Theatre Company

Anemic Royalty: Come as You Are to Elsinore I have a new favorite production of Hamlet and I saw it right here in Charm City. I’ve seen Hamlet done very well before, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Remember that DiCaprio version of Romeo and Juliet that had everyone flipping their lids? This Hamlet […]

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Review: ‘Holy Holy’ at The Birchmere

The best way to celebrate artist David Bowie’s life is to attend a Holy Holy concert. Even David Bowie would have approved. The show played The Man Who Sold the World album with the drumhead featuring Bowie’s makeup-covered eye. Holy, Holy features Bowie’s band mates, personal friends and musicians touched by him. Mick “Woody” Woodmansey, the […]

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Counting Crows at Wolf Trap

With the ascension of their seventh studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, California-based folk-rock band Counting Crows returned to Wolf Trap last night, reunifying droves of primarily 30 to 40-something revelers and ‘90s nostalgists to maximum capacity. The Crows, led by pianist and vocalist Adam Duritz and guitarist David Bryson, as too astutely amplified by Jim […]

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‘The Winter’s Tale’ at HalfMad Theatre

Just a couple of blocks north of the now bustling H-Steet corridor in Northeast Washington, tucked away on Florida Avenue, you’ll find one of Capital Fringe’s newest venues: The Trinidad Theatre. If you can locate the sign that says “bar open” (the only marking), you make a left turn, and discover a surprisingly hip hangout […]

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Bobby Smith on ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’ at MetroStage by Joel Markowitz

In Part Four of interviews with the cast of MetroStage’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Bobby Smith talks about performing in MetroStage’s production. Joel: Why did you want to be part of the MetroStage production of Jacques Brel..?   Bobby: Fantastic cast, amazing creatives, Brilliant music, beautiful little jewel box venue.  what more […]

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Bayla Whitten on ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’ by Joel Markowitz

In Part Three of interviews with the cast of MetroStage’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Bayla Whitten talks about performing in MetroStage’s production. Joel: Why did you want to be part of the MetroStage production of Jacques Brel..? Bayla: Matthew Gardiner told me about this production. Anything that involves Matthew I know […]

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Natascia Diaz on ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’ at MetroStage by Joel Markowitz

Here is Part One of interviews with the cast of MetroStage’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. To begin our series, here is the chanteuse magnifique – Natascia Diaz! Joel: Why did you want to be part of the MetroStage production of Jacques Brel…? Natascia: After performing this beautiful material at the Zipper Off- […]

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‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’ at MetroStage by Julia L. Exline

MetroStage presents Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, an esteemed Belgian singer-songwriter whose music has been re-imagined through generations of artists (Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and David Bowie, to name a few). Directed by Serge Seiden, and with musical direction by Jenny Cartney, […]

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