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A Rich ‘Color Purple’ at the Kennedy Center

Running through Aug. 26, “The Color Purple” has a strong cast and strong music, which overcome a dearth of physical stagecraft by going to the heart of character, situation and emotion.

Summer Reading, Part Two

Still seeking books to tuck in your weekend bag (or download)? In part two of our summer reading list, seven Georgetowner staffers share their recommendations.

Weekend Round Up August 16, 2018

Art lovers can take the kids to the Portrait Gallery’s open studio on Friday and learn about “degenerate art” at the National Gallery on Sunday — the last day of Summer Restaurant Week.

In Praise of Dogs

Among the heroic and famous, there really is only one dog we cherish until our last breath. It is the one who shared our lives with us, always, no matter how long, all too briefly.

Summer Reading, Part One

Georgetowner contributing photographer Patrick G. Ryan offers three recommendations for your end-of-summer reading list: a crime novel set in 1950s Germany, a horror/sci fi collection and the true story of a jungle expedition.

‘The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Meet the powerful men behind the powerful man. Political junkies will cartwheel into line to grab copies of “The Gatekeepers: How...

The Life and Lives of Alice Walker’s Celie

One is amazed by the life and lives Celie has led and embodied. She was born in triumph, often accompanied by controversy, the aura of...

Arena’s ‘Dave’ Offers ’90s Nostalgia

The world-premiere production was written by a trifecta of industry stars: Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (“Annie”), Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”) and Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (“Mean Girls”).

Aug. 7 Is National Night Out

Along with music and food, this year's event at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, will feature a moon bounce, a game truck, clowns, face painters and information tables.

Georgetown Library Issues Summer Challenge

The gauntlet has been thrown down to Georgetown’s well-read adults: to read a daunting classic like “Ulysses” or “Moby Dick” for at least 20 minutes a day.