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The Golden Globes: First Out of the Gate

Host Ricky Gervais managed to get off cheap and bleeped jokes about “Cats,” including one so inappropriate that it seemed to offend even him. 

Actors, Writers and Others We Lost in 2019

Trying to count up and track the losses is a sorry task but also an uplifting one. You know you will leave people out, for reasons of taste or carelessness, and include others just because.

Weekend Round Up January 2, 2020

Saturday is ArchaeoCon and Sunday is the Fiesta de los Reyes Magos. Other options include a winter tree walk, a cheese tasting and a magic show by the Great Zucchini.

Jerry Herman, Conjurer of Dolly, Mame and Albin

Who else but Herman managed to put on the stage the flesh and blood personas, dressed like brassy Roman candles, to belt out songs that have become standards? 

Hirshhorn Premieres Marcel Duchamp Documentary

A new documentary about revolutionary 20th-century painter, sculptor and conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), “Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible,” was premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum on Nov. 23.

The Irreplaceable Victor Shargai

The New York-born founding chairman of TheatreWashington, which started out as the Helen Hayes Awards, passed away on Dec. 24.    

Weekend Round Up December 26, 2019

You can celebrate Kwanzaa on Friday at THEARC, then salute Vienna on Sunday at Strathmore. And "An Irish Carol" runs through New Year's Eve at the Keegan Theatre.

Celebrating the Holidays With the U.S. Navy Band (photos)

Featured along with the Concert Band on Dec. 21 and 22 were the Sea Chanters, Country Current and the Cruisers. There was also a visit from Santa, playing a mean trumpet.

Choral Arts Holiday: ‘Songs of the Season’

With German Ambassador Emily Haber and her husband Hansjörg as honorary patrons, German heritage was reflected in several of the program selections, under the baton of Artistic Director Scott Tucker.

‘My Fair Lady’ at the Kennedy Center

The much-honored director Bartlett Sher has a gift and a flair for passing his creative wand over beloved, perhaps overly familiar gems and making them seem part of our contemporary lives.