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Review: ‘A Night with Janis Joplin’ at McCarter Theatre Center

Janis Joplin was a true original. But as the musical/tribute concert A Night with Janis Joplin proves, she didn’t just come out of nowhere. Joplin became...

Review: ‘Respect! A Tribute to Aretha Franklin’ at the American Pops...

Five fabulous divas joined the innovative new American Pops Orchestra to celebrate the music of Aretha Franklin at the Arena Stage’s Fichandler Stage on...

Review: Aretha Franklin at Wolf Trap

Last night was a miracle of sorts. The heavy rains forecast to wash out the Aretha Franklin concert at The Filene Center of the Wolf...

Review: ‘The Last Waltz 40 Tour’ at The Theater at MGM...

Last night all twelve members of the tribute group for The Band gave a master class in blues, rockabilly, New Orleans jazz, country, honky-tonk...

A Chat with Singer Carla Cooke: Performing a Tribute to her...

I recently had the great privilege to have an engaging interview with the dynamic artist Carla Cooke, a wondrous singer in her own right...

Aretha Franklin at The Music Center at Strathmore

Diamond-studded diva dazzles at The Strathmore The house was packed Wednesday night at Strathmore Hall in North Bethesda, MD. It was crammed with a diverse, ready...

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...

‘Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song’ at MetroStage by Bev Fleisher

The press opening performance of Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song, conceived, directed, and choreographed by Maurice Hines, was a tour de force. I...

Michael McDonald ‘This Christmas: An Evening of Holiday & Hits’
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Michael McDonald joyously kicked off an array of vibrant holiday programming at The Music Center at Strathmore with a Christmas concert that blended some...

Synesthesia: Audio-Described Performance Set for ‘One Night with Janice Joplin’ at...

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc., announced that it will provide audio description of  One Night with Janis Joplin, back by popular demand after opening last...

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ Begins Performances on Broadway on 9/20...

One Night with Janis Joplin is coming to Broadway and will begin previews at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre - 149 West 45th Street - on Friday, September 20, 2013....

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ at Arena Stage at the Mead...

I came into One Night with Janis Joplin asking one major question: how will a production presented as “more of a full on concert...

Randy Johnson on Writing and Directing ‘One Night with Janis Joplin’...

After a critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage last October One Night with Janis Joplin is back. I asked Director Randy Johnson about the new production...

Mary Bridget Davies on playing Janis Joplin in ‘One Night With...

I could not believe what I was seeing and hearing when I attended One Night with Janis Joplin last week at Arena Stage. Mary Bridget...

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ at Arena Stage at The Mead...

It was fitting to watch One Night with Janis Joplin last night at The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, because 42 years ago to...

‘Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drum Competition Finals and All-Star Gala Concert’...

The sold out 2012 Thelonius Monk International Drum Competition,  sponsored by Cadillac, United Airlines, Northrup Grumman and Centric TV, took place Sunday night at...

‘Women of the Blues’ at Creative Cauldron by Amanda Gunther

A new sound is sliding its way into town as Creative Cauldron presents Women Of The Blues. An original blues review featuring those melancholy melodies from the...

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