Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Soundwaves

    CHA-CHA CHARMS… New York's wildly successful holiday-weekend Alegria party has been since 2001 the province of Abel Aguilera, one of gay clubland's most popular and...

  • Rattle and Hum

    There was no rain at this year's Capital Pride Festival, but rock-inspired folk singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick sure as hell brought on the thunder. Only Ferrick's...

  • Over and Out

    Remember when you couldn't stop listening to George Michael? Maybe you don't. It's been a good six years after all since he received much airplay...

  • Time Warp

    Whatever happened to Fay Wray? The legendary Queen of Scream gains life eternal through tribute from a very different queen of the night in another...

  • Soundwaves

    Angie Stone: Stone Love POP PROGNOSIS: GOOD… Don't let anybody tell you otherwise, but right now the prognosis for pop music is good. That is,...

  • Soundwaves

    MOVIE-CUM-MUSICAL MADNESS… The runaway success of Mel Brooks' The Producers and John Waters' Hairspray has ushered in the trend of turning Hollywood movies into Broadway...

  • Tour de Forceful

    Nathan Lane he is not. But Lewis J. Stadlen does manage a fair impersonation of the loveable smart-ass as down-on-his luck theatre mogul Max Bialystock...

  • Super Hero

    Let's just chime right in with the chorus, shall we? Spider-Man 2 is the greatest superhero movie ever made. It goes well past amazing --...

  • Cole Comfort

    ''Obviously these people are dead and we'll never be able to ask them questions, '' says Ashley Judd, who portrays Linda Porter in the new...

  • Master Class

    Gorgeously written and meticulous in its detail, Colm Toíbín's The Master is a thoughtful exploration of the life of one of America's great writers: Henry...

  • Stand-Up Man

    Earlier this year several very straight comics at Nanny O'Brien's in Cleveland Park made gay jokes during their open-mike routine. So Zach Toczynski began his...

  • Catatonic

    Yes, it's a play about many things -- many people, many ideas, many themes. Big Daddy is dying of cancer on his 65th birthday and...

  • Groin Busters

    ''If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball,'' barks professional dodgeball champ Patches O'Houlihan as he proceeds to fling wrenches at a...

  • Read His Lips

    John Epperson has a revelation to share. ''I'm ready to shed the character of Lypsinka,'' he says of the drag alter-ego he's been portraying since...

  • Short Circuit

    Shhhhh. The wives of Stepford have a secret. Actually, they have two secrets. The first is that they're featured in a bland, empty-headed farce that...