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Dana Marsh’s Debut With Bach Consort

Even if you can’t tell Bach from Brahms, a recitative from an aria or a consort from a cantata, you could tell there was...

Wolf Trap Ball Goes All British

You probably never thought you’d read black tie society gala and Def Leppard in the same sentence, but leave it to Washington to bring...

‘South Pacific’ at Olney Theatre Center

Running through Oct. 7, this production — while not grandly scaled — has lots of grand ingredients, not the least of which is William Michals as de Becque. When he departs a scene, you immediately miss him.  

The Future of the Arts and Industries Building? The Future Itself

Though “A.I.B.” is the second-oldest Smithsonian building on the Mall — it opened as the National Museum in 1881 — it has a history of displaying technological wonders, starting with marvels of engineering from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

‘American Lady: The Life of Susan Mary Alsop’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley For the “American aristocrat” who hobnobbed with Washington’s power elite for four decades, maintaining her place in society mattered most. The jacket...

Performance Arts Preview

By Gary Tischler and Richard Selden OPERA Verdi’s ever-popular “La traviata” — his musical tribute to the life and especially death of every courtesan that ever...

Burt Reynolds: An American Original

The many faces of Reynolds, who died on Sept. 6 at 82, somehow meld into one: the rugged cop, the rugged private eye, the rugged cowboy, the rugged good ol' boy.

Georgetowner Was First Miss America

Margaret Gorman was crowned “Miss America” in 1921. She also snagged a less politically correct title, “The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl,” for her turn at the “Bather’s Revue.”

Record Numbers at National Book Festival (photos)

Thousands were turned away as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussed her new books for children on the festival's main stage, the Washington Convention Center's 2,500-seat ballroom having quickly filled to capacity.