Results tagged “Academy Award” from Spotlight

NSO Launches Season with Grandeur of Saint-Saens

By Doug Rule
September 29, 2013 12:53 PM |
Tonight Christoph Eschenbach kicks off the new season of the National Symphony Orchestra with a bang, bringing in superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and gay rising superstar organist Cameron Carpenter for a one-night-only concert. The NSO performs Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with Ma and Saint-Saens’ majestic Symphony No. 3, better known as the “Organ Symphony,” featuring Carpenter in ... [Read]

Tonight, the National Theatre kicks off its two-months-long free Monday night screening series “Joan Crawford: Hollywood Star” with George Cukor’s 1939 classic The Women. Metro Weekly put the film at No. 6 on last year’s list “13 Camp Films Everyone Should See.” Our reasoning: “With its machine-gun dialogue and art deco glamour, The Women may be the ur-film of unintentional camp. We're talking ... [Read]

Howard Jones at Howard Theatre Tonight

By Doug Rule
August 19, 2013 10:58 AM |
Erasure’s Andy Bell was to appear tonight at the Howard Theatre alongside Howard Jones as part of the D.C. stop of the Regeneration Tour -- but that tour hasn’t worked out as planned. Originally it was intended to be a one-stop shop to see hit-making synth-pop acts of the ’80s, with Men Without Hats and Information Society along for good ... [Read]

3 LGBT-Focused Musicals to See Now

By Doug Rule
August 9, 2013 4:25 PM |
Next month, gay D.C. theatergoers will be offered at least two must-see shows brimming with LGBT content: Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project and Studio Theatre’s Torch Song Trilogy. But you don’t have to wait to go to Studio Theatre in September. In fact, you might as well plan to make two trips to the 14th Street venue over the next month ... [Read]

Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 11, 2013 2:08 PM |
Once again Landmark's E Street Cinema, in partnership with ShortsHD, offers two feature-length programs of the short films nominated at the upcoming Academy Awards. A program with the animated shorts, four from the U.S. and one from the U.K., and a program of live action shorts. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Call 202-452-7672 or visit landmarktheatres.com. ... [Read]

Among the nominees for Academy Awards announced this morning are several who were nominated for playing characters from across the spectrum of LGBT identity, including two Best Actress nominees: Glenn Close for for her role as Albert Nobbs in Albert Nobbs and Rooney Mara for her role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The duo will, ... [Read]