Planet Word: Igniting Minds with the Versatility of Language

July 11, 2024

Planet Word is fun! If you want a way to connect words to pictures in a child’s mind, Planet Word has it. Through demonstration, performance, listening, watching, practice and speech, a tour through one of Washington, […]

Weekend Roundup (July 11-July 14)

We’re in the heat of summer now and there are lots of things to do this weekend! Go swing dancing at the Wharf and cool off at a happy hour […]

Covering, and Uncovering, Carole King

A few years back, this Late Boomer went with some Early Boomers to see “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on Broadway. It was my sister’s birthday gift to herself. Nominated […]

‘Pathways to Performance’ Spotlights Black Ballet at the Kennedy Center 

July 8, 2024

By Hailey Wharram On July 2 and July 3, Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet) and the Kennedy Center presented “Pathways to Performance: Exercises in Reframing the Narrative” in the […]

Paula Modersohn-Becker at Neue Galerie New York

June 27, 2024

The “neue” (pronounced “NOY-uh) in Neue Galerie New York is German for new. Honoring a Vienna gallery of the 1920s and ’30s, the name suits what is still the youngest […]

Shaking Up the Bard: Folger Shakespeare Library’s $80.5 Million Renovation

June 20, 2024

By Sophia Hall “Shake up your Shakespeare” is one of the many new interactive exhibits in the Folger Shakespeare Library, following a major $80.5 million renovation. On Friday, June 21, […]

A Contemporary Season-Closer for the Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet closed out its 2023-24 season with contemporary flair. Titled “Beyond Boundaries,” the trio of ensemble pieces — presented over the last weekend in May in the Kennedy […]

‘Cassatt at Work’ in Philadelphia

June 13, 2024

Of the four most accomplished French Impressionists who were women, only Mary Cassatt wasn’t French. Born in 1844 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (now Pittsburgh’s North Side), Cassatt was raised in Philadelphia […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: Thinkin’ in the Bardo

June 12, 2024

George Saunders did not want his tombstone to read: “Here lies a guy who never did what he wanted to do.” So in 2017, at the age of 59, having […]

D.C. ArtsWatch

New Artistic Leadership at Imagination Stage Joanne Seelig Lamparter is the new chief artistic programming officer for Imagination Stage, succeeding Janet Stanford, the venue’s founding artistic director, who retired on May […]