Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Stephenie Meyer's only DC stop on her nation-wide tour will be at the famed Chevy Chase, DC, independent bookstore Politics & Prose.
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer will visit Chevy Chase's famed independent bookstore Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC) from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. She'll be joined by two actors from The Host (the film adaptation based on her novel of the same name): Max Irons (son of Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons) and Jake Abel (I am Number Four, The Lovely Bones). "It’s part of our mission as [Washington, DC's] largest independent bookstore to bring in a wide range of authors. Stephenie is hugely popular and we’re excited to welcome her and her fans," Politics & Prose events coordinator Sarah Baline said. "Politicians and pundits are one thing, but it’s not every day Hollywood actors hang out in our store," …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Join Scott Freiman on Sunday, June 10, at the Avalon Theatre for a multimedia presentation about the production and composition techniques behind four of the most well-loved songs by the Beatles.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
By Elie Lichtschein On June 10, 1966, the Beatles released the single "Paperback Writer"/"Rain,"initiating a string of increasingly experimental recordings that would culminate with the iconic game-changer "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" the following summer. This year, on Sunday, June 10, the Avalon Theatre (5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC), in conjunction with the Hope for Henry Foundation, is celebrating the Fab Four’s creative mid-sixties epoch with Scott Freiman’s multimedia presentation "Deconstructing the Beatles: A Trip Through Strawberry Fields." Freiman—a composer, producer and educator—has created presentations that explore the production and composition techniques behind the classic Beatles albums "Revolver…
Monday, April 30, 2012
This week is your last chance to see "Something of Splendor," an exhibit of White House decorative arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery.
This week is your last chance to get up close and personal with dozens of objects—furniture, ceramics, metals, glass and textiles—from the White House's permanent collection. The objects are displayed in a special Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition—"Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House"—which runs at the Renwick Gallery through Sunday, May 6. "This exhibition allows visitors to explore the history of the decorative arts in the nation's foremost home. ... Many of these objects were made by the most celebrated craftsmen of their time, and some have never been seen outside of the White House," according to the museum's website. "Objects in the exhibition range from a box lined with wallpaper used in the White …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Jazzy harmonies filled the air as the Capital Accord Chorus, a women's barbershop group, performed last week at the Classic Residence.
Smooth harmonies and jazzy beats filled the common rooms of the Classic Residence on Tuesday, Aug. 23, as the Capital Accord Chorus, an award-winning women's barbershop group, crooned the evening away. The singers—who hail from Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Columbia, Takoma Park and Westminster in Maryland; Arlington and Springfield in Virginia; and Washington, DC—alternated jazzy, sultry, classic and pop tunes for an audience of residents of the Classic Residence (8100 Connecticut Ave.), where the chorus rehearsed this summer. Tunes performed included "Fever," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Red Hot" (by Nancy Bergman), one of two songs that led to the chorus's second-place award in the small-chorus category at the Sweet Adelines International …
Monday, December 6, 2010
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts puts on a blockbuster rendition of the Broadway show. Students ooze with talent on stage and behind the scenes.
Beyonce who? Mr. Foxx what? Who needs Hollywood stars? Right in our backyard we have some incredibly talented students putting on "Dreamgirls" at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Great sound, fun and flashy costumes, lots of wigs and continuous strong energy makes this production a crowning achievement for the school. The entire cast, from the lead roles to the bit players, the sound management to the crew backstage, performed admirably with complete dedication and enthusiasm – over 200 individuals participated in one way or another. The live orchestra in the pit – a first for the school – was sharp and seamlessly interwove their Motown-infused music. The spinning center part of the stage was skillfully used to transition from …