Results tagged “Washington DC” from Spotlight

The Howard Theatre re-opens

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 7, 2012 4:00 PM |
After decades of abandoned decay, the Howard Theatre, the former "Black Broadway" venue, now 102 years old, will finally re-open on Monday, April 9, with a Community Day ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a performance by D.C.'s homegrown rapper Wale. After an all-star Grand Opening Gala and Tribute Concert exclusively for donors on Thursday, April 12, D.C. native lesbian comic Wanda ... [Read]

Tiffany comes to Cobalt

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 7, 2012 12:52 PM |
Last we heard from Tiffany, the '80s four-hit-teen sensation was caught essentially outing her one-time boyfriend Jonathan Knight, the sensitive New Kid On The Block. She did that in an interview a year ago while promoting a SyFy Channel movie that co-starred her late-'80s teen pop rival Debbie Gibson. As you might have guessed, Tiffany's managed to make a modicum ... [Read]

WIT's Seasonal Disorder

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 23, 2011 10:12 AM |
Washington Improv Theater's annual holiday extravaganza features shows based on audience suggestions, showing you the good, the bad and the ugly of the season -- all laughs to get you through this crazy month. Each and every show is different, but all offer a grab bag of spontaneous ho-ho-ho-inducing comedy. Weekends to Dec. 31. Source Theater, 1835 14th St. NW. ... [Read]

Duck Soup at Landmark's E Street CInema

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 17, 2011 12:04 PM |
The E Street Cinema concludes its inaugural "Capital Classics" series with the Marx Brothers comedy Duck Soup, focused on Freedonia's war on nearby Sylvania. It wasn't a hit when released in 1933, but it's now considered one of the Marx Brothers' finest. Saturday, Dec. 17, at midnight, and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th ... [Read]

Atlas Sound

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 17, 2011 12:00 PM |
Bradley Cox, the queer lead singer of the hipster band Deerhunter, has released his third intriguing album under his solo moniker Atlas Sound. The trippy, haunting Parallax is Cox's most accessible set yet. Tuesday, Dec. 20. Doors at 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. Tickets are $15. Call 202-667-4490 or visit blackcatdc.com. Get Spotlight in your inbox. Join ... [Read]

Every Saturday night, the Black Cat screens an episode from the popular vampire series that aired a decade ago, before bloodsucking creatures were everywhere: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The 14th Street venue offers the screening in its downstairs Backstage space and dubs it "Hellmouth Happy Hour," with drink specials -- and best of all, you only pay for the drinks. ... [Read]

Led by artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe, the world-renowned Royal Danish Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2004 to offer new productions of August Bournonville's A Folk Tale and his signature and enduring masterpiece Napoli. A Folk Tale runs Tuesday, June 7, through Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. Napoli runs Friday, June 10, and Saturday, ... [Read]

Femi Kuti carries the torch for his late father, Nigerian Afro-beat pioneer and superstar Fela Kuti, the subject of the exhilarating recent Broadway musical sensation Fela! Femi Kuti and the Positive Force's Afro-beat expands on his father's funky jazz base to incorporate the sounds of new R&B and dance music from all corners of the world -- but it's as ... [Read]

The Washington theater community has grown in the past quarter century to the point where it is arguably one of the largest, strongest thriving regional theater scenes in the country. And no small contributor to that growth has been the Helen Hayes Awards, which, for 27 years, has been rewarding excellence in local theater, inspiring all -- from the smallest ... [Read]

Iron & Wine at Rams Head Live

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 19, 2011 8:15 AM |
Sam Beam is Iron & Wine, a dazzling folk-pop act whose latest album, Kiss Each Other Clean is a rich, idiosyncratic collage of sounds and rhythms that only enhances Beam's evocative lyrics exploring love, religion and dreams. The Rhode Island indie-folk band the Low Anthem opens. Wednesday, April 20, at 8 p.m. Rams Head Live!, 20 Market Place, Baltimore. Tickets ... [Read]