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‘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.

Glenstone: A Modernist Vision

The development of Modernism during the late 19th century was, at its core, a series of extravagant experiments: experiments in philosophy and design, in...

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...

DC Artswatch: 6 New Leaders

The announcements of new D.C. arts leaders have been coming fast and furious. Here are six of the latest. SHAKESPEARE THEATRE On Aug. 1, 2019, following...

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

ARTECHOUSE New Nature Oct. 12 to Jan. 13 A first-of-its-kind digital art space, Artechouse, 1238 Maryland Ave. SW, opened in June of 2017. “New Nature” — the...

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.

Weekend Round Up September 6, 2018

This year’s DC Shorts Film Festival runs tonight through Sept. 16, with an opening weekend party on Saturday. Also this Saturday: the Book Hill Gallery Walk.

Neil Simon’s Gift to Us

Hearing of the Broadway playwright's death, on Aug. 26, our writer remembered laughter of all sorts: the guffaw, the broad burst of noise, the laughter that sounds like a soundtrack, even the silent laughter.

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.