In one wide corridor and four side galleries, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery has installed “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now,” a thought-provoking — one might even say devious — exhibition that is almost entirely colorless.
Running through Sept. 23, “Passion” takes something of a commitment, a willingness to open ourselves to feelings not usually accessed by a musical.
Rachel Goslins, director of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, will speak at Georgetown Media Group's Sept. 13 Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aretha Franklin died today, Aug. 16, at age 76 while in hospice care for pancreatic cancer. Whatever the ebb and flow of her career and her popularity, her music never lost its power.
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.
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.
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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”).
The one-man show, with one table, one chair and many glasses of water, opens tomorrow, July 31, at Woolly Mammoth and has already been extended through Aug. 9.
There has been no word, yea or nay, from the White House as to whether the president and the first lady will attend the Dec. 2 dinner and ceremony.