Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Soundwaves

    DONNA SUMMER REVIVAL?… Will Jennifer Hudson and La Toya London -- and Fantasia Barrino too, if the worst happens -- get recording contracts after the...

  • Magnum Opus

    It's been years since we've heard from him, but Armand Van Helden wastes no time reasserting himself. That he has managed to do it almost...

  • Piercing Wit

    The Catalyst Theater's opening of Nicky Silver's The Altruists took place on stormy night -- a perfect backdrop since Silver's ferocious wit comes fast and...

  • Undesirable

    For better or for worse, Tennessee Williams penned characters who give such credit to stereotype and light caricature that they have become a part of...

  • Legendary Ladies

    ''It's not a huge evening, '' says A. Cornelius Baker of ''A Celebration of Life, '' the Whitman-Walker Clinic's eleventh annual Spring gala. ''It's not...

  • Grecian Formula

    ''May the gods be with you, '' says Trojan King Priam (Peter O'Toole) to his eldest son Hector (Eric Bana), as the young, handsome, extremely...

  • Handsomely Revived

    Aficionados will be intrigued to hear that the Washington National Opera continues this year's season with a production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic La Traviata based...

  • Soundwaves

    A DJ'S NO SPIN ZONE… Dance music makers are a competitive lot, since there are a great number of them, chasing after the same fame...

  • Brotherly Love

    No matter how you look at it, Passing the Love of Women is not, at heart, a gay play. Sure, the two central characters are...

  • 2004 Helen Hayes Awards

    ''Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm Joy Zinoman. '' Oh, but it wasn't. For the second year in a row, Rick Hammerly crashed the 20th...

  • In the Navy

    Photo: National Archivesand Records Administration ''Most of the good stuff is in Greenbelt, '' says Evan Bachner. Of course, he's talking about the collection of...

  • Monster Hash

    It must have seemed like a good idea to someone, somewhere, in some altered state: Combine Universal's three biggest movie monster properties -- Dracula, Frankenstein...

  • Soundwaves

    FILL ME UP WITH GAS… Can music make you hungry? Some of it sure can give you gas. Haru, a New York-based Japanese restaurant chain,...

  • Maternal Gratitude

    ''My feeling personally has always been that when dealing with an the black community, they're not going to go for...

  • Basic Instinct

    They aren't called ''blind '' dates for nothing. The multiple glimpses in every available mirror and window reflection, the clumsy, awkward exchanges, the uncomfortable silences...