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A Half-Dozen Gone But Remembered

Our writer salutes musicians Edwin Hawkins and Dolores O’Riordan, sportscaster Keith Jackson, little- and big-screen stars Doreen Tracey and Dorothy Malone and Sen. John Tunney.

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.

Georgetown ‘Glow’: Reimagining the Season of Light (photos)

Presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, the fourth edition of the light show, with more artists than ever before, will be on view through Jan. 7.

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 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 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.