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Performing Arts: Searching for Tragedy

Performing Arts: Searching for Tragedy

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

Fashionable Life: What a Gem

Fashionable Life: What a Gem

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

Performing Arts: Dreaming of Sunday

Performing Arts: Dreaming of Sunday

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

Hotel Watch: Glamorous NoMad

Hotel Watch: Glamorous NoMad

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

Performing Arts: High School Sweetheart

Performing Arts: High School Sweetheart

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

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

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


Performing Arts: Searching for Tragedy

Performing Arts: 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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Performing Arts: Dreaming of Sunday

Performing Arts: 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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Performing Arts: High School Sweetheart

Performing Arts: 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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Performing Arts: One-Stop Shop

Performing Arts: One-Stop Shop

25 June 2014

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

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Performing Arts: Madcap Mayhem

Performing Arts: Madcap Mayhem

20 June 2014

REVIEW: Detective shenanigans in Signature's 'Cloak and Dagger' satire.

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Performing Arts: The 9-to-5 War

Performing Arts: The 9-to-5 War

19 June 2014

REVIEW: Emotional toll of drone wars hits home in Studio’s ‘Grounded.’

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Performing Arts: That Magic Moment

Performing Arts: That Magic Moment

13 June 2014

REVIEW: Rediscovering all that sparkles in Coward’s ‘Private Lives.'

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Performing Arts: The Greatest Question of All

Performing Arts: The Greatest Question of All

09 June 2014

REVIEW: Theater J’s scintillating debate for two intellectual giants.

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Performing Arts: Bizarre Love Triangle

Performing Arts: Bizarre Love Triangle

30 May 2014

REVIEW: Studio Theatre’s ‘Cock’ highlights ‘British Invasion’ series.

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Performing Arts: Musical Memories

Performing Arts: Musical Memories

22 May 2014

REVIEW: Preserving rock n’ roll’s greatest hits with ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ at Arena.

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Performing Arts: Three men and a dog get into a boat…

Performing Arts: Three men and a dog get into a boat…

20 May 2014

REVIEW: And hilarity ensues in Synetic’s Jerome play.

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Music Notes: Love, Truth & Justice

Music Notes: Love, Truth & Justice

19 May 2014

Tom Goss' life as a gay man resonates in his music in deeply personal and political ways.

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Performing Arts: ‘Threepenny’ Showstoppers

Performing Arts: ‘Threepenny’ Showstoppers

07 May 2014

REVIEW: Signature's Natascia Diaz among the standouts with 'Mack the Knife.'

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Performing Arts: A Prince of a Guy

Performing Arts: A Prince of a Guy

29 April 2014

REVIEW: Shakespeare Theatre takes on 'Henry IV' with Stacy Keach.

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Performing Arts: A Frolicking Good Time

Performing Arts: A Frolicking Good Time

24 April 2014

REVIEW: Fiasco’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” breathes life into Shakespeare’s ‘weakest’ play.

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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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