Gary Tischler

Shift Festival Showcases Innovative Orchestras

Ensembles from Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and New York (Brooklyn, that is) will perform and teach through April 1.

'Ragtime' at Ford's, a Stellar Historical Musical

The music and songs seem fresh, but the themes echo almost every day and loudly through our daily  social, cultural, individual and — God knows — political lives.

Support for the Arts in the Time of Budget Cuts

The theme of defunding or making cuts in federal programs that support the arts and artists has been a steady drumbeat for the conservative right over the years.

Coach John Thompson III Fired

After losing in the Big East tourney and failing to make the NCAA Tournament, basketball coach John Thompson III was told by Georgetown University not to return next season.

Three Full Lives: Derek, Chuck and Jimmy

The poet, the inventor of rock and roll and the journalist left legacies that connect to one another and to us all.

Trocks Set to Tumble Into Kennedy Center

“Swan Lake, Act II: Le Lac des Cygnes” (Tchaikovsky/Choreography after Ivanov).

“Le Corsaire Pas De Deux” (Drigo/Choreography after ...

Nothing Quite Like St. Patrick's Day

To many of us, the Irish — always visible and deep in our national memory — are about words and music.

March Madness: We're All In — Or Not

College basketball is a different sort of game now, and so is the tournament.

Environmental Film Festival Turns 25

Founded by Georgetown residents Flo and Roger Stone, the festival will screen more than 180 films this year, from March 14 to 26.

At Washington National Opera: Griffith vs. Paret

"Champion," a jazz opera set in the world of boxing, is at the Kennedy Center through March 18.

Major Gift Underwrites Arena's 'Power Plays'

A matching donation of $2.5 million from Curtis T. Bell has launched the theater's 10-year project to develop new plays.

Marjorie Owens to Shine at WCO's 'Leonore'

The Washington Concert Opera has had quite a 30th-anniversary season.

The organization opened its season with an appropriate anniversary concert ...

A Night at the Oscars

Hollywood gets it wrong doing the right thing, and other highlights of this year's Academy Awards.

Washington National Opera's 'Dead Man Walking'

Based on Sister Helen Prejean's book, the opera is being presented at the Kennedy Center through March 11.

The Mighty Kahn

Having announced his abdication, so to speak — set for 2019 — the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Michael Kahn will speak at a Cultural Leadership Breakfast in Georgetown March 9.

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