Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

01/30/2015 - 12:00am
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has announced the Innovate DC Special Arts Initiative, which offers one-time grants up to $100,000 to District-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and community-based organizations. The grant is aimed... >>more
01/05/2015 - 12:20pm
Thoughts Of A Jazz Lover Jazz can be enigmatic, an alchemy of mysterious sounds and moods that is spontaneous and yet deliberate in its free flowing creativity. The music can be complex, but good jazz feels as simple as first love—it goes... >>more
01/05/2015 - 11:42am
Thanks, Steve Among the many remembrances of Steve Cymrot, whose untimely death in late November stunned so many on Capitol Hill, were warm accounts of the “salons” he held over tea at Riverby Books. I was privileged to have been part of... >>more
01/05/2015 - 9:42am
The Imitation Game Can valid cinematic drama be confected out of the life of a socially inept, mildly clueless English scientific genius whose core discoveries affect the whole of mankind? Well, yes, if that figure is Stephen Hawking as played by... >>more
01/05/2015 - 9:11am
Bernie Dellario can take you to dreamy places where light from the sky, water, and woods emanates from the canvas as if it were backlit. You can find yourself in Rock Creek Park, or the Brittany Coast.  At the same time, he can take you to... >>more
12/31/2014 - 9:54pm
Swinging in a hammock next to a bubbling brook on a lazy summer afternoon, my Kindle in my lap, I wondered whether life could get any better. Ten feet away, splayed in the grass enjoying the cool breeze, my two companions lounged agreeably chewing... >>more
12/10/2014 - 10:05am
Local Flavors The District now has nationally recognized culinary talent, as well as a growing farm and artisanal food scene. It’s reflected in more cookbooks by local chefs and food-inspired publications. This year, Washington became the... >>more
12/10/2014 - 9:38am
Theaters in major cities across the United States put on annual productions of Black Nativity, a musical which celebrates the story of the birth of Christ. The Tremont Temple in Boston has produced a version of Black Nativity every year since 1969.... >>more
12/09/2014 - 1:52pm
Recuerdos •••• Manuel Valera Sr, Mavo Records A fine example of jazz for dining and entertainment, especially in the comfort of one’s home. Warm and tender, and full of beautiful mementos, Manuel Valera’s rendition of... >>more
12/09/2014 - 1:23pm
Getting Away from It All Taft was an inveterate golfer, Coolidge took up fishing, and Reagan cleared brush. From George Washington on, American presidents have sought ways to decompress from the pressures of the job. In “Away from the White... >>more
12/09/2014 - 11:52am
While some people feel like they might need a cryptologist to decipher Shakespeare, that is not the focus of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s exhibit “Decoding the Renaissance: 500 Years of Codes and Ciphers.” Rather the exhibit... >>more
12/09/2014 - 11:12am
The big, mean, hungry Capitalsaurus is chasing a frightened feathered Falcarius across F Street in a very probable Cretaceous moment. Of course, at that time, 100 million years ago, Capitol Hill was simply a sunny savanna. Charles Bergen captures it... >>more
12/09/2014 - 10:42am
The Theory of Everything Few scientists can claim the renown of the British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, in part for his singular scientific work (popularized in his international best seller “A Brief History of Time” ), but... >>more
12/09/2014 - 9:12am
Shakespeare said “All the world’s a stage,” but with every Arena production I become more convinced of the opposite: The Fichlander Stage is all the world. From the plains of Oklahoma to the drawing rooms of London, there’s... >>more
12/08/2014 - 12:42pm
Albert (Al) E. Mitchler, Jr., a longtime resident of Capitol Hill, was only four years old when his father, Albert E. Mitchler, Sr., died in the line of duty as a firefighter in Sept. of 1947. In 2007, after years of trying to persuade the city to... >>more