April 2013 Archives

We're pretty sure you've seen this already -- but in case you haven't, here are the Tony contenders for 2013! Best Play "The Assembled Parties" "Lucky Guy" "The Testament of Mary" "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Best Musical "Bring it On: The Musical" "A Christmas Story, The Musical" "Kinky Boots" "Matilda The Musical" Best Revival of a ... [Read]

Amazon releases 8 new, original comedies

Posted by JD Uy
April 30, 2013 5:36 AM |
UPDATE: Amazon announced at the end of May 2013 that it had chosen five shows to develop for it's original series -- Alpha House and Betas were the two winners from this group, plus three kids shows -- Creative Galaxy, Annebots, and Tumbleaf. Had your fill of TV talent competitions? Your YouTube player is too choppy to bear? Well, there are ... [Read]

“Tracks was very transformative and influential in the D.C. music scene, far beyond any of the acclaim that it’s gotten,” says Patrick Little, who was the general manager of the storied straight-friendly D.C. mega-nightclub when it ended its 15-year reign in 1999. As detailed in this week's Metro Weekly, Little led efforts planning this weekend’s Tracks Reunion event, with ... [Read]

From the Gallaudet University Rainbow Socity's Zhoosh Bash for DC Deaf Queer Kaleidoscope, Saturday, April 13, 2013. Photo: Ward Morrison/Metro Weekly Browse the rest of the photos from this event at Scene Follow @metroweekly Join our e-mail list. ... [Read]

If you were one of those folks that flocked to Tracks Nightclub in Washington, D.C. every weekend, we still want to hear from you. We're putting together a cover story next week commemorating Tracks Official Reunion, to be held next weekend in Washington, D.C. at various clubs, including Town Danceboutique and Phase 1 of Dupont. Please take a moment and ... [Read]

First up, the Crime Museum for "Dog Fighting: The Voiceless Victims." The exhibit was created by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and offers an inside look at the tools used by dogfighters, from treadmills to a "rape: stand to breaking sticks to a copy of Michael Vick's indictment papers, all seized during dogfighting raids ... [Read]

Don't moan to me that you have nothing to do this weekend. There's plenty to do. Here are four incredible examples. To start, there's the always reliable Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. The troupe is presenting "Side by Side," featuring the chorus's two stellar vocal ensembles, Rock Creek Singers and Potomac Fever, both sharing the spotlight in an intimate ... [Read]

On Friday night, a friend texted that he was off to see Jurassic Park 3D. The following morning, his general assessment was positive enough that, on Saturday night, I decided to take the plunge and see a film I'd not watched since reviewing it in 1993 for the Times Newspapers of Virginia. I recall liking it at the time, ... [Read]

You know how some people get lucky and discover artists before they become sensations, purchasing some original artwork for a fraction of what they're worth later? Well there's certainly no guarantee any of the 16 emerging and currently unrepresented regional artists at the Washington Project for the Arts' Options 2013 will eventually garner fame and fortune, much less that of ... [Read]

Yes, those Disney boys The Jonas Brothers are back -- though they've moved on from Disney and the behemoth's Hollywood Records. Of course, if you don't already know that, you probably don't care to know anymore. Otherwise, get ready for the boys' summer tour. Tickets on sale this Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m., for show July 29 at Jiffy ... [Read]

From the Press Releases that Have to an April Fool's Joke Dept., this just in from Warner Bros. Life imitates art when Warner Bros. Television's Wednesday night comedy Suburgatory (Wednesdays 8:30/7:30c on ABC) goes where no other scripted series has gone before: from TV town to real-life town. The Studio has secured 400 acres of unclaimed land in upstate ... [Read]