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PBS Airs “Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love” Tomorrow – Friday, December 27th at 9 PM

Tomorrow – Friday night at 9 PM – PBS’  (Locally WETA) airs Dori Berinstein’s 90-minute documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What I He Did for Love, a loving tribute to to Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died in August 2012 at age 68. The film examines his musical legacy and a side of Marvin that many people may not know about this Mensch-his […]

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National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Valery Gergiev conducted the debut of the orchestra at Purchase College. Photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times.

Carnegie Hall presents the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Jane Coyne

It was a very proud night for music and for our country when on Saturday night, July 12, 2013, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute presented its newly formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in a sold-out concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The concert was the […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts is One Year Old Today!

DCMetroTheaterArts is one year old today. Thanks to all our readers for supporting and visiting our site. A special thank you to the theatre and arts communities who welcomed us and reached out to help us and support our efforts. And to all the following DCMTA writers and staff and volunteers who helped make this […]

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Tonight and Tomorrow Night at 7:30 PM Young Artists of America’s ‘MARTYRS’ at Sandy Spring Friends School

Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 PM at Sandy Spring Friends School – come see Young Artists of America’s MARTYRS, a concert of selections from opera and musical theatre featuring characters that gave their lives for a cause. Tickets are selling fast, so buy your tickets now! TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! There will be tickets available at […]

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Olivia Newton John. Photo courtesy of The Music Center at Strathmore.

Olivia Newton-John at The Music Center at Strathmore by Jane Coyne

The Music Center at Strathmore was filled to the brim Friday night as four-time Grammy Award winning singer Olivia Newton-John, seemingly timeless in looks, personality, and talent, took the stage to the welcoming cheers of her fans and friends. Dressed in a black sequined tuxedo inspired ensemble, and accompanied by an eight piece ensemble of […]

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from the Young Artists of America Inaugural Concert, at The Music Center at Strathmore's Atrium on May 7, 2011.

YAA Summer Institute Recitals at Sandy Spring Friends School This Fri & Sat July 6 & 7 at 7:30 PM by Jane Coyne

Young Artists of America Summer Institute Participants Learn First-Hand What Happens Behind the Scenes When “The Show Must Go On” Young Artists of America, the power-house organization that has been wowing area audiences with their standing room only concerts at Strathmore and their performances in the regional premiere of The Phantom of the Opera, are […]

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Adin Walker. Photo by Paul Emerson.

An Interview with CityDance’s Lorraine Spiegler by Jane Coyne

I recently had the opportunity to visit with Lorraine Spiegler – Director of Studio Education of and Conservatory at CityDance. CityDance is a wonderful arts organization, and they have very exciting things going on. Jane: What makes the CityDance Conservatory unique? Lorraine: CityDance Conservatory is unlike any other program in the area. It’s a special environment, where we […]

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Will Gartshore in ‘All the King’s Men: Broken Ballads with a Stiff Upper Lip’ at Round House Theatre by Jane Coyne

On Monday night, I got an unexpected chance to catch two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Will Gartshore in a very enjoyable review-type performance at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Will is a confident, charismatic and likable guy, an engaging performer, and he’s got a beautiful Broadway voice to boot. In an endearing autobiographical sequence […]

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