Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

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
11/19/2014 - 11:08am
The 9:30 Club did not have any problems with turnout on Election Day this month.  The headliner on Nov. 4 was Hozier, 24-year-old Irish singer-songwriter, who exploded in popularity this year. The venue was packed.   The Artist Hozier was... >>more
11/19/2014 - 10:56am
There is a lot to see this November in MidCity with an emphasis on photography as the seventh edition of Fotoweek DC launches a new series of exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops citywide with MidCity galleries Fathom and Touchstone... >>more
11/04/2014 - 11:12am
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
11/04/2014 - 10:38am
When Ed McManus retired he traveled to Hamburg to continue his study of the German language. Prior to his departure he got a call from an old friend who was dying. At his final visit his friend took his hand and hugged him heartily for the last time... >>more
11/04/2014 - 10:38am
Into the Fray If you thought you knew the Civil War, think again. In “Fire and Dust” Christopher Datta not only conveys the “the crackle of rifle fire and the smell of gunpowder,” but also takes you into the very hearts and... >>more
11/04/2014 - 10:06am
It was the almost endless stretches of the most intense, brilliant living color – flowing to the horizon. Hovering, really. Flowers! Heavenly fields of flowers. Carol Phifer was in Holland about five years ago and that was the vision that... >>more