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  • Well Drawn

    Damon Gough's determination to be too awkward for fame has finally turned him into a celebrity. Even hiding behind the cryptic pseudonym Badly Drawn Boy...

  • Disconnecting the Dot

    It was only a matter of time before Dot Allison succumbed to 21st century cynicism. 1999's hyperemotional Afterglow was almost quaint in its sincerity, proving...

  • Magnificent Music

    I don't see how the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C. could have made a more musically rewarding and emotionally uplifting contribution to the December...

  • Grounded Lyricism

    Edward Sanchez's new play Icarus strives to be a lyrical, surreal meditation on dreams and beauty, fueled by the tale of a physically disabled young...

  • Frustrating and Timid

    Scena Theatre introduces Washington audiences to the controversial 1996 British play Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill, and the company comes frustratingly close to an...

  • Winter Blunderland

    An off-the-wall, casual approach to tried-and-true Shakespearean comedy can certainly work wonders. I still feel a surge of giddy delight whenever I recall last season's...

  • Soundwaves

    INXS The Best of INXS Atlantic/Rhino Vic Latino Vic Latino Presents 80's Now Tommy Boy INXS only briefly lived up to its name in the...

  • Bond Unbound

    You only live twenty times: Brosnan and Berry ''You're no use to anyone now, '' growls M (Judi Dench) to James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) as...

  • Un-scary Movie

    Regan and Marc Blucas Wes Craven Presents: They is a lumbering, dull excursion about creatures who cause night terrors in children and, for some unexplained...

  • Toilet Humor

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: LaForce, Murray and Painter (Photo by Ian Armstrong ) There's a lot to be said for taking a taboo subject...

  • Epic Experience

    I love Les Misérables. Even after seeing two touring productions in the '90s and the Broadway production in 2000, the prospect of seeing Boublil and...

  • Willy-nilly

    In the flesh: NBS! cast (Photo by Christopher O. Banks ) There's nothing particularly novel about nudity these days, right? You get a hunkering for...

  • Garden Grub

    Olney Theatre Center reminds us of what a lovely and sublime Broadway musical The Secret Garden is. If only the company's production could adequately match...

  • Soundwaves

    Peter Rauhofer Live@Roxy Star 69 Records Jonathan Peters Sound Factory Uncut: Thirteen on Thirteen Groovilicious Music Star remixer Peter Rauhofer was the man behind the...

  • Bottom Less

    Rainey Days: Fabrique (Photo by Scott Suchman) By design, playwright August Wilson's work is never going to move at anything even resembling breakneck speed. His...

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