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Spring Arts Preview: Performance

Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.

‘We Choose to Go to the Moon’ at the Portrait Gallery (photos)

The final performance of the dance piece, choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess, will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 pm.

Holiday Performing Arts Preview

Not just a listing of holiday performances, this preview highlights holiday-time cultural events of all types, plus a couple picks as far away as February.

At Atlas: Rebecca Magnuson’s ‘She Sings’

The one-woman show by the singer-songwriter and former Georgetown resident will be performed Friday, Nov. 16, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Knock Out Abuse.

Happy Birthday to a Russian Poet

Presented by the Russian Chamber Art Society, Alexander Zhurbin's three-part work for mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano, “Tsvetaeva,” will have its American premiere on Oct. 12 at the Embassy of France,

Performance Arts Preview

By Gary Tischler and Richard Selden OPERA Verdi’s ever-popular “La traviata” — his musical tribute to the life and especially death of every courtesan that ever...

Farewell to the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin died today, Aug. 16, at age 76 while in hospice care for pancreatic cancer. Whatever the ebb and flow of her career and her popularity, her music never lost its power.

On the Mall: Armenia and Catalonia

At the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs through July 1 and from July 4 to 8, visitors are invited to engage with the traditional arts and food right on the Mall.

‘Hamilton’ Popping Eyes, Ears, Minds in D.C.

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton — in the form of the Broadway smash “Hamilton" — has finally landed in Washington, D.C., ensconced until Sept. 16 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ Is a Glorious Mess

The genre-defying show — at turns defined as an American opera, an operetta and a musical — is now, as part of the Bernstein centennial, in the Kennedy Center Opera House through May 26.