Dave Chappelle vs. Duke Ellington School for the Arts 

December 6, 2021

Duke Ellington School for the Arts at 3500 R St. NW was supposed to name its theater after comedian Dave Chappelle but delayed the honor until April 2022. The reasoning? […]

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend Roundup 

November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! For those staying in town this weekend, we put together a smorgasbord of great options for the whole family, close friends or just for a solo jaunt. Whether […]

STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin Enthralls at Cultural Leadership Breakfast

November 22, 2021

When, in his 20s, Simon Godwin decided to leave the Royal and Derngate Theatres in Northampton, England, to study clowning, mime and acrobatics at the London International School of Performing Arts, his soon-to-be-former boss declared: “Your […]

Holiday Arts Preview  

November 18, 2021

As a lover of all holiday season things, I was delighted to put this holiday arts preview together. This year, lots of your favorite traditions are back (Nutcracker anyone?) as well as new fun like […]

Weekend Round Up, Nov. 11 – 14

November 11, 2021

Happy Veterans Day! And, the weekend is just around the corner. So many options, including the Native Cinema Showcase at the National American Indian Museum, Questlove (from the Roots) at […]

A Star-filled Italian Cultural Society Gala 

October 30, 2021

The Italian Cultural Society of Washington, D.C., held a gala “An Evening Under the Stars” Oct. 14 in the outdoor patio of Trattoria al Volo in Cleveland Park. The highlight of […]

As Rocky Horror’s 45th Anniv. Halloween Tour Comes to Town, an Interview with ‘Brad’

October 28, 2021

How’s this for a time warp? The classic cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is this year celebrating 45 years delighting audiences with a Halloween night screening in D.C. […]

A Vibrant Return Showcases NSO at the Kennedy Center

October 11, 2021

The National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Gianandrea Noseda made a grand return to the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center on Sept. 25 in celebration of resuming live performances. Concert […]

Bowen McCauley Dance at 25 Takes Final Bow at Kennedy Center (photos)

September 24, 2021

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, […]

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, […]