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Performing Arts: Golda Hour

Performing Arts: Golda Hour

REVIEW: Tovah Feldshuh delivers powerful one-woman show in ‘Golda’s Balcony’ at Theater J.

Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

REVIEW: Arena's 'Camp David' an emotional walk down memory lane.

Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

REVIEW: Lasting impressions with Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Brief Encounter.’

Performing Arts: Common Ground

Performing Arts: Common Ground

REVIEW: Theater J’s minimalist ‘The Admission’ tackles hard truths behind Middle East conflict.

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett brings back the music of the influential band he helped make famous.

Performing Arts: Hamlet, Silent but Dark

Performing Arts: Hamlet, Silent but Dark

REVIEW: Synetic's silent 'Hamlet' interprets Shakespeare's complex tragedy through dance.


Performing Arts: Golda Hour

Performing Arts: Golda Hour

22 April 2014

REVIEW: Tovah Feldshuh delivers powerful one-woman show in ‘Golda’s Balcony’ at Theater J.

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Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

10 April 2014

REVIEW: Arena's 'Camp David' an emotional walk down memory lane.

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Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

01 April 2014

REVIEW: Lasting impressions with Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Brief Encounter.’

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Performing Arts: Common Ground

Performing Arts: Common Ground

31 March 2014

REVIEW: Theater J’s minimalist ‘The Admission’ tackles hard truths behind Middle East conflict.

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Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

24 March 2014

Guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett brings back the music of the influential band he helped make famous.

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Performing Arts: Hamlet, Silent but Dark

Performing Arts: Hamlet, Silent but Dark

20 March 2014

REVIEW: Synetic's silent 'Hamlet' interprets Shakespeare's complex tragedy through dance.

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Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

10 March 2014

Doug Gray is still playing because, well, his heart and soul tell him to.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

07 March 2014

Spring fever hits.

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Performing Arts: Washington Ballet’s British Invasion

Performing Arts: Washington Ballet’s British Invasion

07 March 2014

The dance company’s latest performance interprets the music of rock’s most influential groups.

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Performing Arts: Big Mama

Performing Arts: Big Mama

20 February 2014

REVIEW: Kathleen Turner blasts through Brecht's 'Mother Courage and Her Children'

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Lifestyles: Get Out & Give Back

Lifestyles: Get Out & Give Back

18 February 2014

A poker tournament raises funds for Spinal Cord Tumor Association, gives 13-year-old her coming-of-age party.

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Performing Arts: Becoming Richard

Performing Arts: Becoming Richard

10 February 2014

REVIEW: Folger sets the stage for an intimate 'Richard III.'

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Performing Arts: Social Butterflies

Performing Arts: Social Butterflies

05 February 2014

REVIEW: Shakespeare Theatre's 'Importance of Being Earnest' flits and flutters in fun.

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Performing Arts: A Voice in the Dark

Performing Arts: A Voice in the Dark

29 January 2014

REVIEW: Studio's 'Tribes' tackles the world of the hearing-impaired and asks us to listen.

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Performing Arts: The Tallest Man

Performing Arts: The Tallest Man

27 January 2014

REVIEW: Exploring a giant of a figure in Arena's 'Tallest Tree in the Forest.'

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Performing Arts: Silence Is Golden

Performing Arts: Silence Is Golden

21 January 2014

REVIEW: Taking a tight-lipped approach to Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night.’

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Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

16 January 2014

Rock music's current guitar master triumphs with his new band while paying homage to those who came before.

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Performing Arts: Just as Entertaining as Ever

Performing Arts: Just as Entertaining as Ever

07 January 2014

REVIEW: Signature delivers in Broadway classic ‘Gypsy.’

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Performing Arts: Past, Present

Performing Arts: Past, Present

17 December 2013

REVIEW: 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' at Arena Stage revisits 1960s race relations.

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Performing Arts: A Roman Romp

Performing Arts: A Roman Romp

09 December 2013

REVIEW: Shakespeare Theatre takes on musical classic in Sondheim's 'Forum.'

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

05 December 2013

Holiday shows, shopping, art and philanthropy in the days ahead.

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Performing Arts: Finding One’s Way

Performing Arts: Finding One’s Way

03 December 2013

REVIEW: Broadway-bound ‘If/Then’ explores what could have been, and may still be.

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Performing Arts: Tappin’ the Classics

Performing Arts: Tappin’ the Classics

25 November 2013

REVIEW: In 'Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life,’ an autobiography told through dance.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

22 November 2013

Pre- and post-Thanksgiving Day events to round out your holiday season.

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Performing Arts: Mystery Woman

Performing Arts: Mystery Woman

22 November 2013

REVIEW: Keegan’s ‘The Woman in Black’ chills, thrills.

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Music Notes: Channeling Vintage Genesis

Music Notes: Channeling Vintage Genesis

13 November 2013

Tribute band The Musical Box recreates ground-breaking early shows of prog-rock legend.

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Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

07 November 2013

Support from rock legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd helps American Freedom Foundation get by.

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Performing Arts: Stuck in the Suburbs

Performing Arts: Stuck in the Suburbs

04 November 2013

REVIEW: Signature explores all-too familiar story in 'Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill'

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Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

04 November 2013

Tennessee's J. Roddy Walston and The Business prove hard work and 'killer' licks bring success.

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Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

21 October 2013

J Geils' frontman Peter Wolf continues to tear up the stage as a soloist.

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Performing Arts: Picture Perfect

Performing Arts: Picture Perfect

14 October 2013

REVIEW: Synetic turns Wilde's gothic "Picture of Dorian Gray" inside out.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

10 October 2013

A Warholian dance party and replacing Fashion's Night Out — these events are worth the trek in the rain.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

03 October 2013

This week, music, shopping and art to take your mind off Capitol Hall squabbles.

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Performing Arts: Aging Gracefully

Performing Arts: Aging Gracefully

02 October 2013

REVIEW: Eric Coble's timely "Velocity of Autumn" grapples with age and family.

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Performing Arts: Motor City Memories

Performing Arts: Motor City Memories

24 September 2013

REVIEW: Woolly Mammoth's 'Detroit' brings economic crash into sharp focus.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

19 September 2013

This week, musical interludes fill our schedule.

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Performing Arts: Modern Love

Performing Arts: Modern Love

18 September 2013

Michael Kahn directed "Torch Song Trilogy" for Studio Theatre resonates more than 30 years later.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

12 September 2013

End-of-summer cookouts and a little bit of history round out the week ahead.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

05 September 2013

This week: An eclectic mix of art-house films, shopping for classics and architectural gems.

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Performing Arts: A Blast from the Past

Performing Arts: A Blast from the Past

04 September 2013

REVIEW: History remembered in Signature Theatre's 'Miss Saigon.'

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

29 August 2013

Ditch the barbecue. Love, music and art are in the air this Labor Day weekend.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

22 August 2013

Tuning in and turning out. Plus a little pre-fall shopping.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

15 August 2013

A week for restaurants and beer, plus a little something on the side.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

08 August 2013

C'mon get happy! Activities that will put a smile on your face.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

01 August 2013

Stay classy and cool with these cultural offerings.

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Performing Arts: So You Think You Can Dance?

Performing Arts: So You Think You Can Dance?

23 July 2013

REVIEW: Scena re-imagines Wilde’s ‘Salomé’ for the Atlas stage.

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Performing Arts: Second to None

Performing Arts: Second to None

19 July 2013

REVIEW: Can't-beat laughs in Second City's "America All Better!"

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FYIDC: Best Bets — Brain Freeze Edition

FYIDC: Best Bets — Brain Freeze Edition

18 July 2013

Free ice cream and boozy gelato on the menu.

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FYIDC: Best Bets — Francophile Edition

FYIDC: Best Bets — Francophile Edition

11 July 2013

Celebrate independence all over again — July 14 is Bastille Day.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

27 June 2013

Round out your Fourth with these laid-back offerings.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

20 June 2013

This week, eat yourself silly — all in the name of philanthropy.

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Performing Arts: ‘De-Lovely’

Performing Arts: ‘De-Lovely’

20 June 2013

REVIEW: Much to love in Roundabout's 'Anything Goes' at Kennedy Center.

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FYIDC: Best Bets — Father’s Day Edition

FYIDC: Best Bets — Father’s Day Edition

14 June 2013

Our picks to show dad how much you care.

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Performing Arts: In Good Company

Performing Arts: In Good Company

10 June 2013

REVIEW: Signature injects fresh life into Sondheim classic.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

06 June 2013

Now that it’s finally June… bring on the festivals, food and fun.

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Performing Arts: Unstoppable Stoppard

Performing Arts: Unstoppable Stoppard

04 June 2013

REVIEW: Despite flawed Studio production, Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Thing’ endures.

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FYIDC: Best Bets

FYIDC: Best Bets

30 May 2013

This week, spring into summer with our editor's picks.

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Performing Arts: Double Duty

Performing Arts: Double Duty

30 May 2013

REVIEW: Delivering a cohesive whole in Shakespeare Theatre Co.’s ‘The Winter’s Tale.’

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FYIDC: Best Bets — Memorial Day Edition

FYIDC: Best Bets — Memorial Day Edition

23 May 2013

Celebrate the holiday with something for everyone.

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Performing Arts: Leaping Lords

Performing Arts: Leaping Lords

23 May 2013

REVIEW: Exuberant fight scenes, stand-out performances in Synetic's 'Three Musketeers.'

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