Author Archive | Marlene Hall


Depeche Mode at Jiffy Lube Live by Marlene Hall

Last night at Jiffy Lube Live, Depeche Mode gave its sold out crowd of devotees a show to remember in support of its new CD Delta Machine. This wasn’t just a concert – it was a spiritual experience! Incredible baritone singer Dave Gahan, guitarist, and songwriter Martin Gore, and keyboardist Andy Fletcher have been rocking 33 years, […]

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The Cult at The Fillmore by Marlene Hall

I finally saw The Cult perform on their Electric 13 Tour last night in support of their Choice of Weapon album to a capacity crowd at the new Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. It was the first time I had ever seen them despite them being around since the early 1980s. Two of the original founding members […]

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‘Full Bloom’ at Arcturus Theater Company by Marlene Hall

Arcturus Theater Company’s production of Suzanne Bradbeer’s Full Bloom is a story about a teenager, named Phoebe (Kyra Soleil) who is coming of age and whose life is paralleling the book Catcher in the Rye. Meanwhile her mom (Alison Bauer) is coping with a divorce and growing older. Her mom’s friends and neighbors are coping with growing older in a society […]

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Interview With Musician Matthew Sweet by Marlene Hall

Matthew Sweet is a musician, composer, and art collector. He burst onto the music scene in 1991 with his highly acclaimed and popular album Girlfriend. I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Sweet about his career, his music, his fans, art, technology, and his view on life. Marlene:  What will audiences hear when they come […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘BenchMARKS’ by Marlene Hall

BenchMARKS produced by Project E/C, written by Melanie Fiona Bevell-Jackson, and directed by Colleen Theresa Brown “is dialogue and flashback vignettes that provide a peek into the lives of two men struggling to break free from their painful pasts that have permeated various aspects of their lives—their jobs, relationships, and how they view themselves in […]

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