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Olivia Newton-John comes to Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 11, 2012 8:33 AM |
From the films Grease and Xanadu to the mega-pop hit "Physical" to LOGO's Sordid Lives, Australian performer Olivia Newton-John has managed to achieve a sense of both career longevity and diversity, and fairly broad appeal to various audiences. But of course, her core fan base is and has always been gays and the broader LGBT community. So expect Strathmore to ... [Read]

Quirky pop mastermind and Talking Heads founder David Byrne teamed up with introspective, indie darling St. Vincent to create the idiosyncratic album Love This Giant, featuring heavy brass arrangements over programmed drums and interweaving vocals from the two artists. The two will bring their music to life this weekend in the acoustically rich Music Center at Strathmore. Sunday, Sept. 30. ... [Read]

Patti LaBelle at Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 30, 2012 9:38 AM |
The R&B/pop superstar – the original Lady Marmalade – returns for two shows after last year’s sold-out engagement. She'll offer pop tunes, jazz standards, blues anthems and spirituals – and hopefully, even the showstopper from Fela! she performed on Broadway a couple years ago. Also, expect a lot of casual banter. Miss Patti, she likes to relate to her audience. ... [Read]

Gershwin giddy at the BSO

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 3, 2012 10:10 AM |
Jack Everly conducts the BSO SuperPops in S'Wonderful, a tribute to the George and Ira Gershwin songbook. Pianist Stewart Goodyear joins to perform "Rhapsody in Blue," and Broadway vocalist Judy McLane interprets standards, including "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Someone To Watch Over Me." Thursday, Jan. 5, at 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, ... [Read]

Waltzing in the New Year

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 30, 2011 9:22 AM |
Alexander Steinitz conducts the Strauss Symphony of America and fellow Viennese performers soprano Rebecca Nelsen and tenor Thomas Sigwald, plus dancers from the Vienna Imperial Ballet and the International Champion Ballroom Dancers in this "Salute to Vienna," inspired by the Austrian capital's famed Neujahrskonzert and offering famous Strauss waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts. Attila Glatz Concerts presents this concert. Monday, ... [Read]

Pink Martini at Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 10, 2011 1:04 PM |
Pink Martini harbors no musical or linguistic boundaries -- but its home base is '60s-era cocktail tunes, with strong Brazilian influence. The Portland, Ore.-based band returns to the region after a performance last Spring with the NSO Pops and the band's occasional guest member, NPR's gay White House correspondent Ari Shapiro. Shapiro performed on the group's multi-denominational holiday album Joy ... [Read]

Crosby and Nash at Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
May 1, 2011 9:50 AM |
David Crosby and Graham Nash, two of the anti-Vietnam War era's most prolific singer-songwriters -- and core members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young -- team up once again to relive the magic, now as a duo. From "Long Time Gone" to "Teach Your Children" to "Our House," the concert is sure to turn into a sing-along. Monday, May 2, ... [Read]

Strathmore: Long live Queen!

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 26, 2011 9:07 AM |
In One Night of Queen, a tribute show to Queen and its flamboyant, bisexual front man Freddie Mercury, vocalist Gary Mullen and The Works offer what the Scottish newspaper The Scotsman says is "an extravagant homage to [the band's] legacy…not merely pretenders to the throne but great showmen worthy of such an accolade." "We Will Rock You," they promise. Wednesday, ... [Read]

Savion Glover taps into Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 15, 2011 8:40 AM |
The incomparable tapper Savion Glover, with his company of musicians and dancers, arrives at Strathmore with "SoLo iN TiME," blending the sensuous, style of flamenco with the explosive, percussive force of tap. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are $25 to $48. Call 301-581-5100 or visit strathmore.org. ... [Read]

Ra Ra Rasputin at Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 3, 2011 3:31 PM |
A D.C.-based dance/electronica band, Ra Ra Rasputin makes its debut at Strathmore as part of the venue's Friday Night Eclectic party, where you can take in art and live music while imbibing cocktails. Friday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are $12. Call 301-581-5100 or visit strathmore.org. ... [Read]

Strathmore gets Gleeful (Yale style)

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 6, 2011 8:38 AM |
One of the world's most esteemed collegiate choruses, The Yale Glee Club celebrates its 150th season with a gala concert at Strathmore. The program will feature exciting new works composed for the Glee Club in recent years by leading and emerging composers, classics of the a cappella repertoire, folks songs, spirituals and traditional college songs, as well as a guest ... [Read]

Strathmore's Salute to Vienna

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 30, 2010 4:00 PM |
Inspired by Vienna's world-famous Neujahrskonzert concert, Strathmore hosts an afternoon of famous Strauss waltzes, polkas and operatta excerpts on New Year's Day. Guido Mancusi conducts the Strauss Symphony of America, with Hungarian singers Anita Lukács and Zsolt Vadász, dancers from the National Moravian-Silesian Ballet and international champion ballroom dancers. Saturday, Jan. 1, at 2 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 ... [Read]

St. Petersburg Trio at Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 20, 2010 7:00 PM |
Though the members of this trio met at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in the Russian city that gave it its name, they didn't start performing together until they reunited in association with the Russian folk-instrument orchestra the Washington Balalaika Society. Svetlana Nikonova plays the domra, Vladimir Zakharevich plays the accordion-like bayan, and Andrei Saveliev plays the contrabass balalaika. They perform for ... [Read]

Moscow Ballet performs The Nutcracker

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 9, 2010 8:50 AM |
'Tis the season for ballet companies to perform their own version of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker pays tribute to Marius Petipa, who developed the Nutcracker and Swan Lake choreography and is credited as "The Father of Russian Ballet." Tonight, Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets are ... [Read]

Dave Koz and Friends at Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 6, 2010 9:09 AM |
The 2010 Smooth Jazz Christmas -- the 13th edition of the tour -- features gay saxophonist Dave Koz alongside South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler, keyboardist Brian Culbertson and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer. They'll perform hits from their respective repertoires as well as holiday standards. A co-presentation with Blues Alley. Tonight, Monday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. Music Center at ... [Read]

The Ladies of the Uke at Strathmore

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 25, 2010 9:11 AM |
Uke Fest 2010: The Ladies of the Uke highlights women who play the ukulele and features the Sweater Set, Victoria Vox, the Hula Honeys, the Riders and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. It's part of Strathmore's free Summer Concert Series in the Gudelsky Gazebo, preceded by a mini-street festival at 5:30 p.m. with mimes, clowns, acrobats and jugglers. Bring blankets ... [Read]