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Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at The Heritage Players

Steel Magnolias by the Heritage Players opened Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Thomas-Rice Auditorium written by Robert Harling and directed by Kevin James...

Review: Discovery Artist in The Kennedy Center Jazz Club: Elena and...

Siblings Elena and Samora Pinderhughes are young, both in their early 20s. Samora is a composer and pianist and sister Elena is a vocalist...

Review: Dionne Warwick: The 4th Anniversary Celebration of the Bethesda Blues...

One of the natural vocal wonders of the world, the legendary entertainer and vocal artist Dionne Warwick beguiled the audience at the Bethesda Blues...

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...

Review: Regina Carter: ‘Simply Ella’ at The Kennedy Center

Regina Carter and her violin: a human voice has never sounded so true. If you get a chance to experience Regina Carter: Simply Ella, the...

Review: Jazzmeia Horn at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club

To understand the voice of Jazzmeia Horn -- whether it's embodying her own ballad, the cleverly romantic, soft "Legs and Arms," or taking on...

Review: NPR’s ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’ at The Kennedy Center

It was a family affair last night at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater for the annual NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas. With performances by...

Review: ‘Metropolis’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Percussion and film enthusiasts, listen up! For five nights only, Constellation Theatre Company presents a unique combination of the silent-film Metropolis set to a...

Review: ‘Doc Severinsen and Friends – The Art of the Big...

Five BRASS Stars! Doc Severinsen may have not appeared on your screen since Johnny Carson turned the keys to The Tonight Show over to Jay...

Interview: Tom Teasley on his Percussion Composition for ‘Metropolis’ playing at...

For five nights only, world renowned percussionist Tom Teasley is performing an original composition set to Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis. I saw...

Review: Sheila Jordan at the KC Jazz Club

Sheila Jordan loves jazz. Sheila Jordan loves singing. Sheila Jordan really loves jazz singing. And we feel truly blessed to have spent an evening in...

Review: ‘City of Angels’ at The Catholic University of America

The 1989 musical City of Angels opened last night at Catholic University's Hartke Theatre, offering its appreciative audience a glimpse into the past through...

Review #2: ‘An Evening with Chris Botti’ at Strathmore

World-renowned, Grammy Award-winning trumpet superstar Chris Botti returned to Bethesda’s Strathmore Music Center Thursday night to serenade a packed crowd to an elegantly enlivening...

Review: ‘Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson’ at the...

There is nothing quite like "a vast morsel." When Jane Ira Bloom plays her soprano saxophone, her wiry body jutting and jagging to the notes...

Review: Joey Alexander at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

To say that 13-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander is a child prodigy is an understatement. He is the future of jazz. According to his bio...

Review: The Gary Bartz Quartet at The Kennedy Center Jazz Club

The KC Jazz Club opened its 14th season last Friday with a soul-tossing river of jazz. Gary Bartz starts the evening with a prayer: "Sadness...

Review: Melba Moore at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The indefatigable legendary singer and actress, Melba Moore, dazzled the crowd at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Sunday evening. With a very...

An Interview with Tony Award Winner Melba Moore-Appearing at Bethesda Blues...

Tonight I had the great pleasure of a brief but extremely rewarding and stimulating telephone interview with the Tony Award-winning (Purlie) and Grammy and...

Review: ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’ at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse in Philadelphia,...

About half the audience was standing and moving to the rhythm of the music. A few patrons remained in their seats and clapped while...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Paul Gonsalves on the Road’

The Arthur Luby-penned illustration of jazz’s legendary, tenor saxophonist, Paul Gonsalves is a novelistic approach at conveying Duke Ellington’s troubled, selfish – sultry -...