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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Art and the City

Jane Mann wants to make a point. Maybe it’s something that’s not obvious at first—it could the idea behind her intriguing compositions and intense...

Two Films from Real Events: One a Hijacking Suspenser; the Other a...

The Death of Stalin British writer/director Armando Iannucci is best known for his caustic HBO comedy series, “Veep.” He also scored with the droll feature...

LP Brings Back The Cool to DC

Been there. Done that. I was inured to the ‘cool,’ an insidious trap thankfully outgrown by adulthood. Then LP stepped onto the stage at...

Art and the City

The beauty of light and clarity, water and life, draws your attention to the center of the painting, “Nine Dragon River Delta.” Look again,...

Capitol Hill Chorale – Where There’s Harmony on the Hill

Could it be? Harmony on Capitol Hill? If the Hill is famous for partisan battles and conflict, you’ll find no signs of that at...

The Revelers serve up a rich musical gumbo

In Louisiana, music isn’t something that you listen to on your phone. It’s a glue that holds communities together, along with dancing, food and...

Two Films: Brits Behaving Badly and Bits from the American Songbook

The Party Versatile British writer-director Sally Potter has made only eight feature films over 35 years; films that have received radically varied critical assessments.  Her...

Glass Debuts at the Kennedy Center

A faithful follower of Philip Glass, I was hooked when I first saw his experimental film, “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance,” in 1982. Its...

Theater: John Brown’s Raid – You Are There. What Now?

TV viewers who grew up in the 1950s and 60s may remember Walter Cronkite’s series, “You Are There.” These re-enactments of famous historic episodes...

Across The DMV Jay Starling Is Seldom Unseen

One thing that DMV bluegrass fans know is that dobroist Jay Starling sure gets around. Over the last few months, Jay has performed three...