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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Randy Graff at The Kennedy Center

Tony Award-winning (City of Angels) Broadway, concert, and cabaret artist Randy Graff dazzled the crowd Friday night at the Kennedy Center’s intimate Terrace Theater. Graff is utterly unique and surprising in her fresh and spontaneous sounding delivery of the most well-known standards. As she cascaded through a set of twelve songs (including several beautifully arranged medleys), the […]

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‘One Man Two Guvnors’ at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Splendidly directed by Tad Janes and cleverly written by Richard Bean with songs by Grant Olding, One Man Two Guvnors is a laugh-out-loud riot with hysterical performances from a versatile cast with outstanding improvisational skills. Inspired on the Commedia del Arte style and based on Carlo Goldoni’s play The Servant of Two Masters, One Man […]

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Freda Payne at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

Freda Payne, singer “extraordinaire” who was especially prolific during the 1970s, delivered a powerhouse performance Thursday night at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Embodying a style that merged a jazz-infused core with theatrical and pop flourishes, Payne was indefatigable in powering through sixteen songs and two encores with no break or intermission whatsoever. […]

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The Greg Boyer Peloton at Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club

On a warm Wednesday evening in the middle of summer at the Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club Greg Boyer clearly knows how to win over a crowd with his trombone and charm. With the help of Pianist Chris Fisher, Bassist Michael Bowie, Drummer Lenny Robinson, and Percussionist Leroy “Boogie” Greer, Boyer’s performance brought the ecstatic […]

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‘Red Speedo’ at The Studio Theatre by David Friscic

The incendiary world of moral compromise, selfish justifications, and cut-throat competition where the “winner takes all” and “the end justifies the means” regardless of the cost is shown in the provocative world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s play Red Speedo, now running at The Studio Theatre. This extremely relevant production merits attention due to its’ controversial, […]

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