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Perfect Pitch:  It’s a Love Story

Perfect Pitch: It’s a Love Story

Maryland Lyric Opera opens its second season with a Gounod classic, "Romeo et Juliette."

Music Notes: Just Breathe

Music Notes: Just Breathe

One of rock music's quietly powerful geniuses remains both reflective and hopeful.

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.

On Stage: Cirque du Soleil Stuns with ‘Varekai’

On Stage: Cirque du Soleil Stuns with ‘Varekai’

'Varekai' dazzles EagleBank Arena audiences with a story full of color and magic.

On Stage: Taylor Swift’s Rollicking Romp

On Stage: Taylor Swift’s Rollicking Romp

Partisan "Bad Blood" set aside as D.C. unites for Swift.

Perfect Pitch:  A Round of Applause

Perfect Pitch: A Round of Applause

A special evening recently celebrated the rich talent of the Washington choral music scene.


Perfect Pitch:  It’s a Love Story

Perfect Pitch: It’s a Love Story

28 July 2015

Maryland Lyric Opera opens its second season with a Gounod classic, "Romeo et Juliette."

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Just Breathe

Music Notes: Just Breathe

27 July 2015

One of rock music's quietly powerful geniuses remains both reflective and hopeful.

Posted in Front Page

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: Cirque du Soleil Stuns with ‘Varekai’

On Stage: Cirque du Soleil Stuns with ‘Varekai’

24 July 2015

'Varekai' dazzles EagleBank Arena audiences with a story full of color and magic.

Posted in Front Page

On Stage: Taylor Swift’s Rollicking Romp

On Stage: Taylor Swift’s Rollicking Romp

20 July 2015

Partisan "Bad Blood" set aside as D.C. unites for Swift.

Posted in Front Page

Perfect Pitch:  A Round of Applause

Perfect Pitch: A Round of Applause

16 July 2015

A special evening recently celebrated the rich talent of the Washington choral music scene.

Posted in Front Page

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.'

Posted in Editor's Picks

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

On Stage: A One-Set Wonderland

On Stage: A One-Set Wonderland

13 July 2015

'Once' transforms a Kennedy Center stage into an Irish jig full of surprises.

Posted in Front Page

On Stage: YoungArts Scholars Shine

On Stage: YoungArts Scholars Shine

10 July 2015

A crop of talented high school students wow fans at the Kennedy Center with a standout multidisciplinary show.

Posted in Around Town

Perfect Pitch: Songs of Summer

Perfect Pitch: Songs of Summer

01 July 2015

A selection of can't-miss summer concerts.

Posted in Calendar

Perfect Pitch:  Divine Steps

Perfect Pitch: Divine Steps

01 July 2015

The acclaimed troupe Step Afrika marks its 20th Anniversary at Howard.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Come and Shake It

Music Notes: Come and Shake It

30 June 2015

This seasoned funk rock quintet brings their booty-shaking party from town to town.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: A Slice of Our Past in the Present

Music Notes: A Slice of Our Past in the Present

29 June 2015

Seminal 70's band America plays classic songs for new generations.

Posted in Features

Perfect Pitch: Season End Triumvirate

Perfect Pitch: Season End Triumvirate

18 June 2015

As the concert season comes to an end, arts groups dash to the final finish.

Posted in Front Page

Perfect Pitch: Musical Banquet

Perfect Pitch: Musical Banquet

18 June 2015

The music of Bob Chilcott and William Walton paired well together to create a youthful atmosphere.

Posted in Front Page

Performing Arts: DC JazzFest Review

Performing Arts: DC JazzFest Review

18 June 2015

Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding brings her new sound to the Yards in an immersive jazz show.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: It’s The Songs, Man

Music Notes: It’s The Songs, Man

17 June 2015

Rock & roll legend David Crosby still has the spark that got him this far.

Posted in Features

On Stage: Rewriting History

On Stage: Rewriting History

16 June 2015

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

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Still Kicking

Music Notes: Still Kicking

11 June 2015

Despite a hard-knock life, Billy Joe Shaver won't be giving up his legendary singing career any time soon.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Brilliance Realized

Music Notes: Brilliance Realized

05 June 2015

One of rock's most gifted songwriters, Willie Nile, reaps the rewards of patience.

Posted in Front Page

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: The Steady Stream

Music Notes: The Steady Stream

03 June 2015

A folk music mainstay, Joel Rafael, helps keep the genre alive.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Livin’ and Learnin’ in ‘Loosiana

Music Notes: Livin’ and Learnin’ in ‘Loosiana

03 June 2015

One of America's best singer-songwriters relishes life for all the right reasons.

Posted in Features

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Perfect Pitch:  Eclectic Sounds

Perfect Pitch: Eclectic Sounds

02 June 2015

Blind guitarist and jazz singer Raul Midon talks personal triumphs and upcoming performances.

Posted in Front Page

Perfect Pitch:  A Fairy Tale Ending

Perfect Pitch: A Fairy Tale Ending

01 June 2015

Washington National Opera's production of a Rossini classic gets a bold twist.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Jonathan Parker Octet

Music Notes: Jonathan Parker Octet

28 May 2015

Saxophonist Jonathan Parker has returned to D.C. with a new swing jazz album.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Dynamic Duos Unite

Music Notes: Dynamic Duos Unite

27 May 2015

Two stellar musical duos hit the T-Bone-paved road together.

Posted in Front Page

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Performing Arts: Anne and Emmett

Performing Arts: Anne and Emmett

18 May 2015

The stories of Anne Frank and Emmett Tell are retold on stage.

Posted in Front Page

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Perfect Pitch:  Beloved Standard

Perfect Pitch: Beloved Standard

06 May 2015

The Washington Bach Consort ends its season with the "Mass in B Minor."

Posted in Front Page

Perfect Pitch:  Opera’s Real Cinderella

Perfect Pitch: Opera’s Real Cinderella

06 May 2015

The Washington National Opera's Cinderella, Isabel Leonard, talks about life on the stage.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: So Unique, So Delicious

Music Notes: So Unique, So Delicious

30 April 2015

The one and only Reverend Peyton and his 'Big Damn Band' find a delicious balance.

Posted in Front Page

On Stage: She Done Him Wrong

On Stage: She Done Him Wrong

24 April 2015

Studio Theatre's 'Murder Ballad' places a classic love triangle story in an unconventional setting.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Things He’s Come To Know

Music Notes: Things He’s Come To Know

20 April 2015

Decades later, James McMurtry still weaves magical tales from out on the road.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Force of Nature

Music Notes: Force of Nature

17 April 2015

Johnette Napolitano, a Rock 'n' Roll survivor, keeps making music amidst her busy life.

Posted in Front Page

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Still Illuminating The World

Music Notes: Still Illuminating The World

09 April 2015

Joan Armatrading gets even closer to her audience in the twilight of her career.

Posted in Front Page

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: A Nod To Those Who Came Before

Music Notes: A Nod To Those Who Came Before

08 April 2015

Rhiannon Giddens is always looking back, as she looks gloriously forward.

Posted in Features

Perfect Pitch: A Royal Ode

Perfect Pitch: A Royal Ode

01 April 2015

WL sits down with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas to discuss life on the road and royal performances.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Same Ol’ Songwriter Workin’

Music Notes: Same Ol’ Songwriter Workin’

01 April 2015

Tom Paxton, a folk music legend, is still at it because, well, he writes great songs.

Posted in Features

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Perfect Pitch: Loss of a Choral Giant

Perfect Pitch: Loss of a Choral Giant

25 March 2015

Final Bow: The death of Choral Arts founder Norman Scribner hits the music community hard.

Posted in Features

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Power Source: World Premier

Power Source: World Premier

18 March 2015

Wynton Marsalis and The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra debut 'Blues Symphony.'

Posted in Features

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Matters: Making Beauty From the Beast

Music Matters: Making Beauty From the Beast

10 March 2015

Mary Gauthier's songs of pain and hope help others who've been there.

Posted in Features

Perfect Pitch: Cross-Cultural

Perfect Pitch: Cross-Cultural

05 March 2015

Apollo Orchestra bridges the gap between town and gown with recent Kennedy Center performance.

Posted in Features

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Perfect Pitch:  Singing the Dream

Perfect Pitch: Singing the Dream

27 February 2015

REVIEW: Choral Arts join forces with Washington Performing Arts choirs for MLK celebration.

Posted in Features

Perfect Pitch: Songs of Nostalgia

Perfect Pitch: Songs of Nostalgia

26 February 2015

REVIEW: Soprano Renée Fleming takes her audience on a journey in song through her past.

Posted in Features

Music Matters: Surviving to Sing

Music Matters: Surviving to Sing

26 February 2015

Beth Hart, one of music's most powerful voices, defines the word survivor.

Posted in Features

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.'

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: The Reliving Years

Music Notes: The Reliving Years

24 February 2015

Mike Rutherford, founding member of legendary band Genesis, reflects after publishing a memoir.

Posted in Features

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

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.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: From One Era to the Next

Music Notes: From One Era to the Next

19 February 2015

Derek Trucks says goodbye to one legend and continues to hone his own.

Posted in Features

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