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Review: Herbie Hancock at The Kennedy Center

Legendary Oscar and multi-Grammy-winning pianist and Kennedy Center Honoree Herbie Hancock solidified his avant-garde artistry on the Concert Hall stage Tuesday night, highlighting “smatterings” of his latest jazz compositions from his eagerly anticipated new album (set for release in 2018), fused with reframed hits from his 60-year career. Fastidiously accompanied by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, bassist […]

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Washington Performing Arts Presents Ute Lemper Performing ‘Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda’ to the Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue This Saturday at 8 PM by Gary Tischler

Ute Lemper contains worlds, and moons, and each time she comes to Washington, she brings a different world, a different song with her. Lemper is in most circles considered a cabaret singer, that ever growing tribe of singers and performers that are best seen and heard in intimate settings, a club, a hotel bar, someplace […]

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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: LaChanze at The Kennedy Center

The lithe and dynamic Tony Award -winning (The Color Purple) Broadway musical star (Once on This Island, IF/Then), LaChanze, proved herself to be almost a volcanic, spontaneous force of nature as she blazed her way through twelve disparate songs (and a stunning encore) during her recent appearance at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. Endowing each […]

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Laura Benanti at The Barns at Wolf Trap

You know how it feels to reunite with a friend you haven’t seen in a while? I’m talking about a good friend, the kind of friend where you can let time go between meetings but you pick up right where you left off? The two of you laugh so hard your sides are sore, you […]

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‘The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi’ at George Mason University by Dr. Cheryl Paulhus

On Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 I attended a performance of The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts as part of ‘Great Performances at Mason’ Series. From a tiny country in Central Africa comes one of the most celebrated percussion ensembles in the world.The world-famous The Royal Drummers […]

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