Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Fly Guys

    Photo Illustration: Michael Wichita Russ Capps In rural Missouri, gay high schooler Howard Crabtree wants nothing more than to get together a group of friends...

  • Novel Idea

    Louis Harris (Photo by Michael Wichita) ''It's like a 17th Street Tales of the City,'' says Lambda Rising manager Jane Troxell when customers ask about...

  • Keep Moving

    Round House can't quite get a grip on problematic Pavilion, while Irish ''dramedy'' falls flat at Kennedy Center Present tense: Lodge, Beard and Shields. (Photo...

  • Light Touch

    America's ''Romantic Piano Sensation'' stays true to placid form on his latest release Pianist-composer Jim Brickman is at his best when he keeps it simple...

  • Made in the Shade

    A romantic musical finds new life at Signature, while Arena Stage gives Thornton Wilder a posthumous premiere Weatherman: Bogart with ensemble (Photo by Carol Pratt...

  • Hello, Carol!

    Skipper as Channing. Richard Skipper left his hometown of Conway, S.C., right out of high school in 1979 with his sights set on a dream:...

  • Soundwaves

    LIFE IN PLASTIC... Maybe you remember the warning label affixed to Aqua's 1997 debut album Aquarium (MCA), noting that the Danish quartet's biggest hit, ''Barbie...

  • Italian Ham

    A tedious, unimaginative thriller, The Recruit is about as tricky a trained seal on its deathbed Ham I Am: Pacino with Farrell. Is anyone else...

  • Spy Game

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is punctuated by visual wit and robust performances that veer toward camp My so-called undercover life:Clooney and Rockwell Who knew...

  • Broad Comedy

    From Jacobean London to contemporary L.A., wild women wreak havoc and leave laughter in their wake The Newlywed Game: Robichaux and van Griethuysen (Photo by...

  • Hot Moves

    Fans of flamenco are flocking to Lisner Auditorium for the third annual Flamenco Festival, sure to quench a thirst for the intensely rhythmic and passionate...

  • Free and Clear

    Freedman's piano and voice sound like soulmates in duet -- as long as you can overlook the cliché-imprisoned lyrics. If an album's quality could be...

  • Death Trip

    Outrageous deaths and buckets of blood leave you laughing, not screaming, at Final Destination 2 Death comes a-calling:Cook and Larter There's a fine line between...

  • Jack's Back

    A little too low key for its own good, About Schmidt amounts to much less than the sum of its parts. ''I don't know whether...

  • Night Flight

    Twelfth Night glows with an alternative-styled sexiness, while Last Seder is a skillful exploration of family dynamics in disarray. Playing for laughs: Marshall and Twyford....