Coming Up: ‘A Growth Season’ for Arena Stage

March 25, 2024

“Shortly, in a few weeks,” said Hana S. Sharif at The Georgetowner’s March 21 cultural breakfast, “I’ll be announcing my first season.” Of her seven months as Arena Stage artistic […]

Cathedral Choral Society Directors Share Backgrounds, Plans 

December 18, 2023

“Five or six days before Pearl Harbor,” recounted Christopher Eanes, executive director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Washington National Cathedral’s newly formed symphonic chorus held its “very first rehearsal” — […]

Cathedral Choral Society’s Directors to Speak at Dec. 14 Breakfast

November 27, 2023

The oldest symphonic chorus in the nation’s capital, the 120-member Cathedral Choral Society was founded in 1941 by Paul Callaway, music director of Washington National Cathedral. Following the death of […]

Theater J’s Hayley Finn Asks, ‘What Is Jewish Theater?’

November 20, 2023

What is Jewish theater? “I ask myself that question every day,” said Hayley Finn, who became Theater J’s fifth artistic director in February, after nearly 16 years at Minneapolis incubator […]

New Theater J Artistic Director to Speak at Nov. 16 Breakfast  

October 26, 2023

Hayley Finn, artistic director of Theater J, one of the nation’s leading Jewish theater companies, will be the November speaker in The Georgetowner’s monthly Culture Power Breakfast series. Admission to […]

October Culture Power Breakfast: Glen Echo Park Saved by Artists, Dancers

October 23, 2023

When Glen Echo Amusement Park closed in 1968, its attractions — the 1921 Dentzel Carousel, the 1923 Scooter (later Dogem and now the Bumper Car Pavilion), the 1933 Spanish Ballroom […]

Catholic University Arts Dean Speaks at Culture Power Breakfast 

September 25, 2023

According to Dean Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art of the Catholic University of America continually seeks to answer the question: “Who are we […]

Oct. 19 Breakfast Speaker: Glen Echo’s Katey Boerner

September 21, 2023

Katey Boerner, CEO of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, will be the October speaker in The Georgetowner’s monthly cultural breakfast series. Admission to the event, on […]

Dean of CU’s Music, Drama, and Art School to Speak at Sept. 21 Breakfast 

August 21, 2023

Dr. Jacqueline J. Leary-Warsaw, founding dean of the Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art, where she is a professor of music, will be […]

New Phillips Director Inspired by Duncan 

June 26, 2023

A guiding principle of art critic Duncan Phillips, founder of the Phillips Collection, was to acquire a “unit” of work by important late 19th– and 20th-century painters, notably Paul Cézanne, […]