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Review: ‘Lotus’ at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater

Tap dancers are family. As family they gather together, catch up, trade stories, reminisce, honor their forbears and simply, yet profoundly, enjoy each others’...

Review: ‘Needles and Opium’ at The Kennedy Center

Sometimes the viewer of a theatrical experience can only sit in wonder at the spectacle, not because elephants dance on soccer balls or trapeze artists spiral...

Magic Time! ‘Needles and Opium’ at The Kennedy Center

When I left the Eisenhower Theater last night after witnessing this mesmerizing multimedia marvel, I had a quibble. I had just one, but it...

Review: ‘Sans Everything’ by Lightning Rod Special + Strange Attractor at...

Sans Everything is a collaboration between the theater companies Lightning Rod Special (“LRS”) and Strange Attractor Theatre Co. (“SATC”). The title comes from Jaques’...

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...

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...

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...

Craig Wallace on Playing Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong in ‘Satchmo at the...

He is one of my favorite actors and now Craig Wallace has received rave reviews and standing ovations for his riveting and tour de...

Magic Time! ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of...

It is the morning after I saw a compelling and telling bioplay about Louis Armstrong just opened at Mosaic Theater Company, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo...

Review: ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

It’s poignant and painful, funny and moving. Yet most of all, Satchmo at the Waldorf—the beautifully-wrought one-man show that opened to a packed house...

An Interview with Patrick Garrity of ‘Round About’

I interviewed Patrick Garrity, who plays rhythm guitar and sings, about his band Round About, their favorite venue to play in the DC area...

2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Artful Justice’

History assumes that Adolf Hitler killed himself just before the end of World War II. But what if history were wrong? What if Hitler, acquitted of...

Michal Urbaniak at Bethesda Jazz and Blues Supper Club

What does a jazz lover expect from a concert of one of the world’s greatest jazz stars? To be moved by the magic of...

‘Our Funny Valentine with Chelsea and Geoff Packard’ at Signature Theatre...

It’s a cold, blustery winter night on the eve of a major storm, but, the air was warm with love and affection at the...

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: ‘Mardi Gras with the MJO’ at George Mason...

There is no annual holiday celebration in Louisiana without Mardi Gras! According to historians, Mardi Gras, a one-day prelude to Lent dates back thousands...

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