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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.

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.”

An Eerie Walk Back in Time

On Friday evening, Oct. 27, Dwane Starlin took a group of people on a "Spirits of Georgetown" walk throughout the neighborhood, sharing stories that are buried deep within the crevices of the area.

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.

In Trump’s Wake, Hurricane Harvey

It looks like the beginning of an intense debate, from which there is no returning to a status quo where the outrageous activities of a Harvey Weinstein go unnoticed or are excused as locker-room normalcy.

Smithsonian Welcomes ‘The Walking Dead’ (photos)

On Oct. 10, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History acquired several truly gruesome objects from the post-apocalyptic television series.

The Most Wounding Week

It began late Sunday, Oct. 1, at a country music festival in Las Vegas and ended with the death of the Traveling Wilbury who sang, "I Won't Back Down." 

Smithsonian Acquires Musical Objects from Sting, J. Ralph (photos)

The former lead singer for the Police donated the 1978 Fender Stratocaster guitar that he played at Amnesty International's "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" in 1981.

40 Years After His Death, Elvis Presley Stays With Us

Forty years ago, on August 16, Elvis Presley, "the King," died of what was officially called a heart attack in a bathroom of his...

This Summer’s Free For All: ‘Othello’

Check your calendar. “Othello” is coming, Aug. 15-27, to Sidney Harman Hall in a Shakespeare Theatre Company Free For All production. Before we get to that, let’s...