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D.C. Rises Early for the Royal Wedding

Excitement built at 7 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton in the West End as all attention turned to the three large TV monitors live-streaming the wedding from Windsor Castle.

A Very Different Hollywood?

All the pre-publicity, stories, predictions and gossip leading up to the March 4 event seemed full of not a little anxiety about how the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement would affect the proceedings.

Obama Portraits Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

The Michelle Obama portrait will be up through November with other recent acquisitions; the Barack Obama portrait will be on permanent display in the America’s Presidents gallery.

They Left Us, With Memories, in 2017

Here for one more time are some of those who one way or another have finagled their time on earth into the memories of those who cherish (or, in one case or two, deplore) them.

A Pop-ular Business Model in Georgetown

You may think you know exactly what Georgetown has to offer, but the recent flurry of holiday pop-ups adds an element of surprise.

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.

Anne Stewart, Designer Known as Wendy Pepper (1964-2017)

The designer, who died Nov. 12 at the age of 53, was a member of the first group of contestants on “Project Runway,” one of a then growing number of reality shows.

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.

No Rumor: Liz Smith Dies at 94

Smith, who died Nov. 12, was known for many things and by many names, notably the “Grande Dame of Dish.” The title “New Yorker” would have pleased her (a Fort Worth, Texan) too.

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.