Spring Performing Arts  Preview

February 14, 2024

Duke Ellington 125   Born and raised in Washington, D.C., orchestra leader and composer Edward Kennedy Ellington was nicknamed “Duke” early on for his sense of style. These events celebrate the […]

A Bouquet of Ballets for the Bard

November 9, 2023

On Oct. 26 to 29, the Washington Ballet showed off its versatility in a program at the Warner Theatre called “Such Sweet Thunder: An Evening Inspired by William Shakespeare.” Part […]

Weekend Roundup, Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

August 31, 2023

Bid adieu to summer with a three-day weekend of great activities around town. Enjoy cocktails at Lapop in Adams Morgan and distilled spirits at Mount Vernon, sample a new restaurant […]

DC Jazz Festival: A Showcase from Around the World

August 28, 2023

This year’s D.C Jazz Festival, August 30 to September 3, will showcase “Jazz as a global brand,” and celebrate Washington D.C.’s historic role as an incubator of a distinctly American […]

DC Jazz Festival Launches Cuba Collaboration

May 4, 2023

They say music is the universal language. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s often a tool of exchange in cultural diplomacy.  One of the premier musical cultural institutions in […]

‘Spirit in the Dark’: Uplifting Journey at African American History Museum

December 15, 2022

“Spirit in the Dark: Religion in Black Music, Activism, and Popular Culture” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture  (NMAAHC), through November 2023, is like walking […]

Weekend Roundup, May 5 – 8

May 5, 2022

Happy Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day weekend! In addition to those springtime spectaculars, don’t miss the annual Flower Mart at the National Cathedral and much more. Wishing all moms […]

Mapping Georgetown: ‘There’s Phenomenal Jazz in That Alley’

September 20, 2021

With Blues Alley in Mind… To the delight of Georgetowners and musical afficionados the world over, Blues Alley has reopened in its signature alleyway at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. So, […]

Appreciating D.C.’s Jazz History

April 10, 2019

On April 17, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the Citizens Association of Georgetown hosts Georgetown University professor Maurice Jackson conversing with local jazz greats.

Glass-Encased West End Library Opens

December 11, 2017

The 21,000-square-foot library is the first in D.C. to be entirely planned, funded and constructed as a public-private partnership, according to Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner.