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The Mighty Have Fallen — Some of Them

The sheer numbers of accused and accusers and the strength of the sexual harassment scandals — launching a #metoo wave on social media — seem to be having a hopeful and surprising result.

The Passing of 4 Musical Luminaries

Think: Mel Tellis, David Cassidy, Della Reese, Jon Hendricks and listen to what sounds or lyrics, what lament or blues riffs emerge in your head, like road stops for a musical pony express.  

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.

Hip Hop Pioneers at Kennedy Center, Nov. 20

The concert, hosted by Roxanne Shanté and Grandmaster Caz, with music by Kool DJ Red Alert, will feature Queen Lisa Lee, Spoonie Gee, Kurtis Blow, Whodini and others.

Last Call: RSVP for This Thursday’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast

Howard Shalwitz, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's cofounder and artistic director, will speak at Georgetown Media Group’s next Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Dec. 7 at the George Town Club.

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.