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Hotel Watch: Downton Abbey in America

Hotel Watch: Downton Abbey in America

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the sprawling 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

Hotel Watch: Better than Ever

Hotel Watch: Better than Ever

A recent visit to The Homestead found this Virginia resort, now owned by Omni, more than satisfactory.

On Stage: Whatever it Takes

On Stage: Whatever it Takes

'The Fix' is a scarily realistic portrayal of the lengths a family will go to during an election.

On Stage: Teenage Angst Revisted

On Stage: Teenage Angst Revisted

Arena Stage's latest musical may be birthing the next Broadway stars.

Life of the Party: Return of the White

Life of the Party: Return of the White

The world's largest secret dinner party returns to Washington August 29 with a very strict dress code.

On Stage: Silence is Golden

On Stage: Silence is Golden

Studio Theatre's 'Silence! The Musical' is an often outrageous parody, but an expected success.


Hotel Watch: Downton Abbey in America

Hotel Watch: Downton Abbey in America

02 September 2015

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the sprawling 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

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Hotel Watch: Better than Ever

Hotel Watch: Better than Ever

01 September 2015

A recent visit to The Homestead found this Virginia resort, now owned by Omni, more than satisfactory.

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On Stage: Whatever it Takes

On Stage: Whatever it Takes

27 August 2015

'The Fix' is a scarily realistic portrayal of the lengths a family will go to during an election.

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On Stage: Teenage Angst Revisted

On Stage: Teenage Angst Revisted

13 August 2015

Arena Stage's latest musical may be birthing the next Broadway stars.

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Life of the Party: Return of the White

Life of the Party: Return of the White

04 August 2015

The world's largest secret dinner party returns to Washington August 29 with a very strict dress code.

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On Stage: Silence is Golden

On Stage: Silence is Golden

27 July 2015

Studio Theatre's 'Silence! The Musical' is an often outrageous parody, but an expected success.

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On Stage: Off the Cuff

On Stage: Off the Cuff

16 July 2015

The Second City returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre for a night of improv in 'Let Them Eat Chaos.'

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On Stage: Dysfunction at its Best

On Stage: Dysfunction at its Best

13 July 2015

Keegan Theatre's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' portraying the death of a family is an experience to savor.

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Health & Wellness: Ready to Fly

Health & Wellness: Ready to Fly

08 July 2015

Reenergize your summer workout plan with a two-week tune-up challenge at Flywheel.

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FYIDC: Summer Picks

FYIDC: Summer Picks

06 July 2015

A sampling of summer activities in and around the District

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Perfect Pitch: Songs of Summer

Perfect Pitch: Songs of Summer

01 July 2015

A selection of can't-miss summer concerts.

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On Stage: Rewriting History

On Stage: Rewriting History

16 June 2015

Moliere's controversial 'Tartuffe' is re-imagined with a less jarring ending.

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On Stage: Zombies in Office

On Stage: Zombies in Office

05 June 2015

The absurdity of zombies is both the highlight and stumbling point of Woolly Mammoth's latest play.

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On Stage: What Is It All About?

On Stage: What Is It All About?

02 June 2015

Inspired casting and imaginative direction make 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' a must-see.

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On Stage: Goodbye Berlin

On Stage: Goodbye Berlin

26 May 2015

'Cabaret' simultaneously tells the tale of the Kit Kat Klub dancers and the fall of Nazi-era Berlin.

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On Stage: Loss and the Living

On Stage: Loss and the Living

12 May 2015

The all-female cast of 'The Blood Quilt' explores death and family dynamics with expertise.

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On Stage: Coming to Light

On Stage: Coming to Light

10 April 2015

Prison, a baby and friendship guide the 'Lights Rise on Grace' characters on a journey of self discovery.

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On Stage: All About Sondheim

On Stage: All About Sondheim

09 April 2015

Two veterans combine with four younger performers to give new life to Sondheim music.

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On Stage: With Don Quixote

On Stage: With Don Quixote

30 March 2015

Musical 'Man of La Mancha' will attract a variety of new audiences to Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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On Stage: Last Hurrah

On Stage: Last Hurrah

20 March 2015

Comedic timing and a carefully chosen cast make National Theatre's 'Blithe Spirit' an effortless hit.

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On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

18 March 2015

Though the laughs in Studio Theatre's 'Laugh' may be strained at times, the quirky play is pleasant.

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On Stage: Close But No Cigar

On Stage: Close But No Cigar

04 March 2015

Tackling pedophilia in a musical is no easy feat, and makes 'Kid Victory' a bit of a miss.

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On Stage: Into the Woods

On Stage: Into the Woods

24 February 2015

Lisa D'Amour's simplistic 'Cherokee' doesn't have the same impact as her previous 'Detroit.'

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On Stage: Comedy at the Ballet

On Stage: Comedy at the Ballet

20 February 2015

The latest Synetic Theatre wordless production, 'Much Ado About Nothing,' is nothing short of genius.

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On Stage: Out of Control

On Stage: Out of Control

19 February 2015

Arena Stage's 'King Hedley II' uncomfortably portrays lives lived in crime in this dark tragedy.

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On Stage: Cell Block Tango

On Stage: Cell Block Tango

13 February 2015

The National Theatre's 'Chicago' is a hit with inventive dancing and memorable numbers.

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Wine & Spirits: V-Day For All

Wine & Spirits: V-Day For All

12 February 2015

Everyone from Sherry lovers to Valentine haters will find something that appeals to them on Feb 14.

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On Stage: Off With Her Head

On Stage: Off With Her Head

06 February 2015

'Mary Stuart' hauntingly portrays the bloody battle between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots.

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On Stage: Constrained by Tradition

On Stage: Constrained by Tradition

16 January 2015

'Choir Boy' highlights the duality of tradition and handling contemporary issues.

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On Stage: Reviving a Classic

On Stage: Reviving a Classic

06 January 2015

Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow team up to turn popular movie 'Diner' into a hit Broadway musical.

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On Stage: Coming of Age

On Stage: Coming of Age

26 December 2014

Lucie Arnaz delights in the National Theatre's production of 'Pippin.'

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On Stage: Supernatural Vision

On Stage: Supernatural Vision

18 December 2014

REVIEW: Studio Theatre's grotesque yet beautiful monologue play, 'Terminus,' is mesmerizing.

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On Stage: Beyond the Puppet

On Stage: Beyond the Puppet

17 December 2014

REVIEW: 'Famous Puppet Death Scenes' takes a deeper,darker look at the humor of these wooden creatures.

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On Stage: The Beauty of It

On Stage: The Beauty of It

10 December 2014

REVIEW: Synetic Theatre delivers a creative take on the classic fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast.'

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On Stage: The Next Hot Ticket

On Stage: The Next Hot Ticket

05 December 2014

REVIEW: Little Dancer's pre-Broadway run at Kennedy Center indicates it will be a smashing success.

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On Stage: ‘Fiddler’ Making a Match at 50

On Stage: ‘Fiddler’ Making a Match at 50

17 November 2014

REVIEW: Arena Stage revives another legendary musical.

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On Stage: Rosalind’s the Thing

On Stage: Rosalind’s the Thing

13 November 2014

REVIEW: Zoe Waites lifts Shakespeare Theatre Company's 'As You Like It.'

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Paint the Town: The Cosby Show

Paint the Town: The Cosby Show

10 November 2014

Bill Cosby's personal art collection highlighted in Smithsonian exhibition.

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Music Notes: Ready to Pounce

Music Notes: Ready to Pounce

10 November 2014

Genre-bender Kat Dahlia uses life and rock-and-roll to keep it real.

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Music Notes: The Steady Beat of Resilience

Music Notes: The Steady Beat of Resilience

05 November 2014

In new memoir, percussionist Sheila E. celebrates success and stares down her demons.

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On Stage: Power Play

On Stage: Power Play

05 November 2014

REVIEW: Folger's 'Julius Caesar' a provocative retelling of infamous political assassination.

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Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

03 November 2014

Eric Johnson's reputation as one of the world's most adventurous guitarists wasn't gained by accident.

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Music Notes: Richard Marx’s Euphoric Mystery

Music Notes: Richard Marx’s Euphoric Mystery

31 October 2014

An '80s-'90s pop rock hit machine is way more than meets the eye, though there's a lot there, too.

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Music Notes: Saving Himself

Music Notes: Saving Himself

21 October 2014

Gary Louris, leader of seminal Americana band The Jayhawks, is back after a dark time and better than ever.

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On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

17 October 2014

REVIEW: Synetic takes on H.G. Wells’ “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

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Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

08 October 2014

A living legend is still rising, still creating, and still very much Herb Alpert.

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On Stage: In the Rear View

On Stage: In the Rear View

07 October 2014

REVIEW: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Ford’s, a play for a bygone era.

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Wine & Spirits: Getaway to Yountville

Wine & Spirits: Getaway to Yountville

02 October 2014

Plan a trip to one of Napa Valley’s wine and culinary meccas — which turns 50 next year.

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On Stage: Queen of Excess

On Stage: Queen of Excess

01 October 2014

REVIEW: Woolly's 'Marie Antoinette' a reminder of over consumption in a modern age.

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Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

26 September 2014

Three talented women, including one superstar, find a common bond and a great band

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On Stage: Stealing the Show

On Stage: Stealing the Show

25 September 2014

REVIEW: Lighthearted ‘The Shoplifters’ tackles bigger issues.

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Music Notes: Spirit of the Underdog

Music Notes: Spirit of the Underdog

23 September 2014

Southern rock mainstay 38 Special keeps it going out on the road after 40 grueling years.

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On Stage: Searching for Tragedy

On Stage: Searching for Tragedy

11 September 2014

REVIEW: Globe's 'King Lear' goes light on traditionally grim tale.

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Fashionable Life: What a Gem

Fashionable Life: What a Gem

11 September 2014

Editor's Pick: Local designer Dina Mackney's fine jewelry trunk show.

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On Stage: Dreaming of Sunday

On Stage: Dreaming of Sunday

22 August 2014

REVIEW: Signature's revival of Sondheim's 'Sunday in the Park with George' sparkles.

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Hotel Watch: Glamorous NoMad

Hotel Watch: Glamorous NoMad

25 July 2014

Gansevoort Park Avenue — where history and glitz meet in Gotham.

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On Stage: High School Sweetheart

On Stage: High School Sweetheart

17 July 2014

REVIEW: Taking another stab at "Carrie: The Musical."

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Music Notes: Newport Jazz

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

14 July 2014

Newport's 'diplomats of jazz' talk to Washington Life about the storied festival's 60th year.

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Out & About: Kastles Kick-Off

Out & About: Kastles Kick-Off

09 July 2014

The Kastles hope to continue their winning streak, defend World TeamTennis title.

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On Stage: One-Stop Shop

On Stage: One-Stop Shop

25 June 2014

REVIEW: ‘Buyer & Cellar’ takes an affectionate, satirical look at Barbra Streisand's quirks.

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