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Conspiracy Theories Old and New

Today, distrust in government, the media and most institutions, including universities, is high. Many believe these disconcerting times of mistrust began with the assassination of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Weekend Round Up May 3, 2018

What will you celebrate this Saturday, May 5: the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at the Willard's Bonnets & Bow Ties party or Karl Marx's 200th birthday at the Goethe-Institut?

LAST CALL: Georgetown Night at ‘Hamlet’

Use the GEORGETOWNER55 code to order your tickets for the Thursday, March 1, performance of this attention-getting Shakespeare Theatre Company production, including a special pre-show reception.

Georgetowner Victoria Sant, 1939-2018

While the charitable contributions were considerable, with the Sants it was more a case of philanthropy with an interest and a purpose, and Victoria Sant's role was one of direct engagement and participation.       

A Chat With Mezzo-Soprano Elizabeth DeShong

DeShong — the words “important” and “rising star” keep appearing in her notices — is currently playing the “pants” or “trouser” role of the heroic knight Ruggiero in Washington National Opera’s first-ever production of Handel’s “Alcina.”

Curtain Falls on Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Farrell, 72, will continue to teach her summer intensive program for dancers aged 14 to 18 at the center and is expected to oversee classes in the dance studios currently under construction.

A Chat With Maestro Noseda

Of the interplay between orchestral and opera conducting, he remarked: “As a performer, I feed myself with opera and I try to bring the vocal element — even in symphonic repertoire, where the singer is not there — to make the instruments sing.

Weekend Round Up November 9, 2017

On Veterans Day weekend: a book signing at the National Archives, a salute to the military at the Kennedy Center and a hike from Fletcher’s Cove to raise funds for Warrior Expeditions.

‘Mean Girls’ Heading to Broadway

The show finished its D.C. run Dec. 3, receiving mostly positive reviews. Fans of the movie will be pleased to learn that the stage version has kept many of the signature lines.

Weekend Round Up August 2, 2018

“La donna è mobile” — just ask the Duke of Mantua at Wolf Trap Opera's "Rigoletto" or Sarah Fraser at her live podcast taping on Friday. On Sunday: the Citi Open finals and Signature Theatre’s open house.