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Spring Arts Preview: Performance

Noteworthy theater, music and dance happenings in D.C. this spring, assembled by Georgetowner performing arts writer Gary Tischler and cultural editor Richard Selden.

Zoe Caldwell, Who Played Medea and Callas, Has Died

Caldwell was one of those actresses uniquely suited for the stage, the kind of actress that could overpower a part and disappear in it.

The Washington Ballet’s ‘Balanchine + Ashton’

From Feb. 19 to 23, the Washington Ballet will present two works by George Balanchine and two by Frederick Ashton in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.

‘Silent Sky’ at Ford’s Theatre

Running through Feb. 23, the play, about pioneering woman astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, is about something much simpler: the timeless struggle between career and family.

A Long Night at the Oscars

The 92nd Academy Awards show, on Feb. 9, spread itself like a big pillow on a small bed, but it had its moments.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Premiers ‘A Tribute to Marian Anderson’ (photos)

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's choreographer in residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess, premiered a new performance in response to the museum's exhibition "One Life:...

Kirk Douglas, Superstar

The man of many parts, but always one part, too, died yesterday, Feb. 5, at the age of 103 in Beverly Hills, surrounded by family and friends.

A Beethoven Tribute by Mutter and Orkis

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis will perform three Beethoven sonatas on Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’: For the Fun of It

In Aaron Posner's '70s sitcom production at the Folger, the two wives dance the Hustle briefly. Later on, we heard the intro to a Led Zeppelin song.

Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ at the Kennedy Center

With six performances between Thursday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 26, this is the first Kennedy Center visit of Matthew Bourne's New Adventures production.