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Interview: Jazz Singer Sara Jones

“I don’t perform 'You Don’t Know What Love Is' that often,” jazz singer Sara Jones admits. “I mean, the song’s a real downer. You...

Review: ‘NSO Pops: Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company’ at The Kennedy...

Acclaimed vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Sy Smith and Montego Glover joyously hopped the A train to Harlem along with the NSO Pops in tribute to...

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...

Who’s in Town?: Leslie Odom, Jr. Discusses “Hamilton,” His Career, and...

You know him as Aaron Burr, Sir, the damned fool who shot Alexander Hamilton. Now get to know Leslie Odom, Jr., the man behind...

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: 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: REV Theatre Company’s ‘Death is...

Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum—A Graveyard Cabaret, or: When the dead come alive at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with REV Theatre Company Death, dying,...

Midyear CD Review: Evocative Oboe, Witty Haydn, and a New Take...

Serendipity counts in music as in anything else. A year and a half ago I recommended two outstanding debut albums by artists with local...

Review: ‘Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett-A Conversation Where the Audience...

Comedienne extraordinaire Carol Burnett brought her distinctive and legendary persona to the Music Center at Strathmore last night and the audience responded with glee...

Review: Joilet Harris: ‘From Me to You With Love’ at The...

“A chance at an intimate, up close and personal conversation.” That is how Matthew Decker, Arden Theatre Associate Artistic Director and Cabaret Series Director,...

Review: ‘Barenaked Comedy’ at Bier Baron

In the Venn Diagram of your brain on burlesque and your brain on standup, Barenaked Comedy is the intersection. It made for an interesting...

‘Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life’ at Delaware Theatre Company in...

Delaware Theatre Company perfectly kicks off its 37th season with Tappin’ Thru Life. A life as fascinating as Tony Nominated Maurice Hines’ deserves to be...

2015 Kennedy Center Spring Gala: ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing… A...

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts rolled out the red carpet on Sunday evening with a star-studded salute to the swing...

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...

‘Patti Austin Sings Ella and the Duke’ at the Baltimore Symphony...

Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter and vocalist Patti Austin returned to team up with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a spectacular performance of jazz classics,...

Spine: Feeling Blue? Escape to ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

A man staggers onto the stage at Arena's Kreeger Theater. Nomax, played with deep loss by Kevin McAllister, has offended his girl with yet...

‘Five Guys Named Moe’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center...

Who can resist the youthful, sensuous, energy of five high-stepping, superfine dudes who can sing and dance? “Jump blues” back to the rockin’ days...

‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics,...

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert...

‘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...

Christie Dashiell at The Mansion at Strathmore by Beverly Fleisher

Christie Dashiell and her band graced the stage at the Mansion at Strathmore on Wednesday night with a seven-song set. Her skills as a...

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress...

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013....

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