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‘Faust,’ in French, at the Kennedy Center

The courtship of Faust and Marguerite is conducted at full breath and, in soprano Erin Wall’s case, a searing, gorgeous voice that says a lot about singing as acting.

Rasmussen Talks About AU’s Corcoran Collection

In addition to paintings, drawings and prints, the American University Museum acquired 900 objects, from ancient terracottas to a nylon piece with “all kinds of herbs in it … full of bugs.”

Weekend Round Up March 14, 2019

Along with celebrating St. Patrick — and all things Irish — you can sketch orchids, tour Heurich House with the kids and wander the Travel & Adventure Show.

A Resonant ‘Onegin’ from WNO

It’s taken 30 years to return this opera to Washington National Opera, but for those who longed for its arrival, it was probably worth the wait. 

Spring Arts Preview: Performance

Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.

Spring Arts Preview: Visual Arts

Our writer on the visual arts highlights several of the most intriguing museum exhibitions on view this spring.

Weekend Round Up March 7, 2019

Prepare to be smitten, as Charles II was, by Nell Gwynn at the Folger. The show, with Alison Luff playing Nell, closes this weekend.

Green’s the Thing at Alexandria St. Patrick’s Parade (photos)

The Ballyshaners, a nonprofit organization that promotes Irish heritage in Alexandria, organizes and hosts the annual event, one of the earliest St. Patrick's parades in the nation.

Weekend Round Up February 28, 2019

This weekend's options include a Whiskey Walk and a Jazz Service. Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Alexandria’s parade is this Saturday and an Irish tenor will sing at the Perry Belmont House on Sunday.

The 2019 Oscars: Hooray for Hollywood

From the moment when what’s left of the stadium band Queen rocked the house, you could let out a sigh of relief that things would be okay.