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Review: Melba Moore at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The indefatigable legendary singer and actress, Melba Moore, dazzled the crowd at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Sunday evening. With a very strong family background in music and an early start “hitting the big time” by winning a Tony Award for Purlie, the charismatic Ms. Moore is no stranger to singing music in […]

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An Interview with Tony Award Winner Melba Moore-Appearing at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club-Tomorrow, October 2nd at 8 PM Night

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 Emmy –Award nominated singer and actress Melba Moore. Ms. Moore was most gracious, frank, and enlightening as she talked about her very rich career over these past forty years of career […]

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‘Songs for a New World’ at Metropolitan Youth Theatre

Metropolitan Youth Theatre, an entirely student-run theatre company based in Lorton, Virginia, showcased major young adult talents of the DC Metro area with their compelling production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Chad Vann with Assistant Director Usman Ishaq and produced by Sam Cornbrooks, with musical direction by James Woods. […]

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‘Children of Eden’ at 2nd Star Productions

Am I on the Great White Way or am I really sitting in a theater in Bowie, MD? This is what I was thinking as I enjoyed 2nd Star Production’s opening night of Children of Eden now playing at 2nd Star Productions performing at The Bowie Playhouse. Directed by Vince Musgrave, this show has that Broadway […]

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Harry Connick, Jr. at Wolf Trap by Teal Ruland

  Grammy Award winner, Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee, Hollywood heartthrob, and all around dreamboat Harry Connick, Jr. took over Wolf Trap’s Filene Center last night. The talented musician, who’s been performing since the age of five, blended jazz, funk, pop, masterful piano playing, and traditional standards with his jazz band for a sold […]

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‘Will Gartshorez: Underappreciated & Overexposed’ at ‘Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret’ at Signature Theatre by Eric Denver

Last night, Signature Theatre continued the second day of its sixth annual ‘Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret’ series with an outstanding solo performance by Will Gartshore (with a surprise).  Will performed over 20 songs in an entertaining evening of both fun and delight. During the course of Underappreciated & Overexposed, Will displayed an encyclopedia of musical diversity. […]

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HHA Nominees Michael Bobbitt, Rena Cherry Brown, Jobari Parker-Namdar & Christopher Youstra By Joel Markowitz

Nominees Michael J. Bobbitt, Rena Cherry Brown, Jobari Parker-Namdar, and Christopher Youstra. Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and what was your first reaction? Michael: At the nomination ceremony. I was overwhelmed and unable to really process the number of nominations Adventure Theatre received. Rena: I […]

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