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Solange Brings Her Quirks to Lisner Tonight

Doug Rule
November 2, 2013 2:53 PM |
Though late last year’s True wasn’t as stirring as the 2009 set Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, the EP did prove that Beyoncé’s little sister Solange is as quirky as she looks and sounds. You just never know in what direction she’ll go next on record -- from old-school soul to ‘80s R&B, say -- and she’s every bit ... [Read]

Last Saturday night, Dec. 17, at the holiday concert of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Broadway and screen star Ellen Greene had what she called "a blond moment." She forgot the opening lines to the showtune hit -- her signature -- "Suddenly Seymour." But Greene handled the flub with aplomb, blaming the blond wig she had put on specifically ... [Read]

Creator Joel Hodgson and the original cast of the award-winning cult television show MST3K return for more movie riffing in front a live audience. The focus is on the terrible 1976 horror film Rattlers, in which a chauvinist herpetologist teams up with a feminist war photographer to uncover the mystery behind a spate of killer rattlesnake attacks. This should be ... [Read]

Ralphie May's Lisner Stand

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 9, 2011 9:35 AM |
One of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," Ralphie May debuted on season one of Last Comic Standing and is known for his ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society's hypocrisies and not shying away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes. The heavyweight doesn't pull punches. Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington ... [Read]

Ira Glass comes to Lisner

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 1, 2011 8:29 AM |
Ira Glass, the host of public radio's This American Life talks about his dalliances with television -- specifically what he and his staff learned and why they stopped producing the short-lived television adaptation of the popular radio show. Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. Tickets are $40 to $50. Call ... [Read]

Hot Pick: Jil Aigrot

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 26, 2011 9:18 AM |
Charming French vocalist Jil Aigrot, who provided the singing voice for Edith Piaf in the film La Vie En Rose and specializes in chanson francaise, returns to GWU's Lisner after a show two years ago that was part of her American debut. Highly, highly recommended. Tonight, Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University, 730 21st ... [Read]

Cinematic Titanic at Lisner

Posted by Randy Shulman
October 14, 2010 9:28 AM |
Creator Joel Hodgson and members of the original cast of the award-winning cult television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 return for more movie riffing, this time in front a live audience. The focus is on the 1966 Japanese sci-fi thriller War of the Insects, also known as Genocide, a rarely seen and poorly dubbed film in which a plane carrying ... [Read]