Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Powerful Project

    Multiple personalities: The Laramie Project cast. (Photo by Stan Barouh)      Theatre as documentary. As investigation. As memorial. As catharsis. As condemnation. As redemption.     ...

  • Soundwaves

    Various ArtistsThis Is Ultimate DanceJ Records Various ArtistsThis Is Ultimate DanceJ Records Remember Ultimate Dance Party? Arista Records produced the popular, short-lived album series of...

  • Infestation

    Taking a bite out of crime: Overton and big-ass spider.      A few weeks ago on the American Movie Classics cable network I caught a...

  • Royal Disapointment

    Elton John is no Andrew Lloyd Webber. Now, that can be taken as criticism or compliment, but it's an unavoidable comparison when composer John's name...

  • Soundwaves

    AnastaciaFreak of NatureEpic Julian MarshParty Groove: PrideCentaur Divas are the bread and butter of the gay clubgoing experience. But sometimes the bread is stale and...

  • Mob Mentality

    Destined for Greatness: Hanks      “What subject did you like in school?” Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) asks his son, Michael, Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin). “Bible history,”...

  • Great Timing

    Three's Company: Esparza, Hayden and Shor (photo Joan Marcus)      A story with a happy ending, but it has to be told in reverse chronological...

  • Abstract Arto

    Arto Lindsay Hey Jill, tell me if you've ever experienced this problem. You want to be an edgy, artsy hipster, but no matter how you...

  • Less Filling

    I have to wonder if the praise the Broadway musical adaptation of the British film The Full Monty has earned is really about critics and...

  • Freaks and Greeks

    In the annals of science fiction, our planet has been attacked by, among other things, Crab Monsters, Giant Leeches, Killer Tomatoes, Eye Creatures, Mushroom People,...

  • Space Dud

         Misery loves company. How else to explain the multitudes who, over the five-day July 4th weekend, spend time and money (lots and lots of...

  • Mundane Musical

         Elsewhere across the Potomac, American Century Theater is also represented with a revival of Danny and Sylvia, the musical it premiered earlier this season...

  • Soul Salvation

    Meshell Ndegeocello On Meshell Ndegeocello's new offering, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape (Maverick), the African-American lesbian artist digs deep into her soul to showcase more intimate...

  • Rear View Mirror

    Familiar Territory: Rauscher and Dolliver with Karen Shotts.      Let us consider the art of imitation. More specifically, the ''art'' of imitating beloved...

  • Well-Trod Path

    Chad Kimball as Milky-White & Adam Wylie as Jack There's nothing inherently wrong with the new Broadway cast recording of Sondheim and Lapine's Into the...