June 2013 Archives

Don't Miss The (Show) Boat on Two Classics

By Doug Rule
June 28, 2013 6:12 PM |
Got a hankering for a classic musical? It’s pretty easy to get a fix around this theater-loving town. Generally there’s at least one classic being staged somewhere nearby. A glance at the calendar proves that that axiom will mostly hold for the remainder of 2013. Next week opening in previews, for example, is a Studio Theatre production of The Rocky ... [Read]

Hints from Arvind: Wolf Trap's Future

By Doug Rule
Photography by Todd Franson and Doug Rule
June 28, 2013 12:21 PM |
Maybe this weekend you’re headed to Wolf Trap to take in the National Symphony Orchestra’s multimedia show Frozen Planet in Concert. Or R&B great Anita Baker. Or the a cappella sensation Straight No Chaser. Each act appeals to a different audience, but all take place in the national park for the arts’ main venue, the Filene Center. And fun fact: ... [Read]

"I would much rather have a good relationship with the daughter that I have, than a poor relationship with a son that doesn't really exist." So says dad, Jeremy Mathis, referring to his 6-year-old, transgender daughter, Coy, in the new documentary "Crossover Kids" from Journeyman Pictures. Coy began her "social transition to the other gender" at age four, but became ... [Read]

Cher to perform at NYC Pride

Posted by JD Uy
June 18, 2013 2:19 PM |
"NYC Pride is thrilled to welcome Cher to the stage of this year's Dance on the Pier!" The announcement that world-famous singer, actress and drag icon Cher would be at New York City's Pride event excited many of her gay fans today. This is "her first performance at Pride ever!" according to NYC Pride's press release. Tickets are reported to ... [Read]

5 Museum Exhibitions to See This Weekend

By Doug Rule
June 14, 2013 4:19 PM |
Now that you’ve recovered from the social overdose that is Capital Pride, you may looking for a shot of culture of a broader, more sophisticated kind, not to mention less chaotic. Here are five museum exhibitions -- and related events -- worthy of your consideration. For still more, see Metro Weekly's Out On The Town calendar.  1. A NEW AGE ... [Read]

Angie Zapata, 18, was brutally murdered in July of 2008 at her rural home in Greely, Colorado. According to a new crime show, "The excessive injuries to Angie's body reeked of overkill, and suggested a deeply personal motive." The Investigation Disovery channel (ID) program aired earlier this week, and is set to air again Saturday, June 15, at 10 am. Titled ... [Read]

Getting Next to Emeli Sande

By Doug Rule
June 7, 2013 3:00 PM |
“It's always been the gay community that really connects first,” Emeli Sandé says. “I have a big gay fan base, which I think is fantastic.” That was Scottish singer/songwriter Sandé in an interview with Metro Weekly in advance of what turned out to be a commanding performance at the Howard Theatre this past January. Since that profile, Sandé's career has really ... [Read]

Ready for an Icona Pop Weekend

By Doug Rule
June 6, 2013 4:28 PM |
If you’re not getting excited for Capital Pride, you must not have read this week’s Metro Weekly, which includes a cover interview with Icona Pop. The Swedish duo of redhead Caroline Hjelt and black-haired Aino Jawo will no doubt fire up the crowd performing current Billboard Top 10 hit “I Love It.” As discussed in the feature, the song has become a ... [Read]