Gary Tischler

'Sideshow' and 'Lion King,' Magical Musicals at Kennedy Center

While they may seem very different, "Sideshow" and "The Lion King" have been embraced by their audiences with similar passion.

Jay Leno: First Late Night Host to Get Twain Prize

For this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor -- to be given Oct. 19 -- the Kennedy Center selected Jay Leno.

Ron Swarthout Honored by GBA at Warm, Exuberant Luncheon

A testament to hometown humility, businessman Ron Swarthout was honored by the Georgetown Business Association.

‘Side Show’ is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Once upon a time, say, Oct. 16, 1997, a musical opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.

This is ...

Five Americans Who Lived and Left America a Better Place for All

As we remember the likes of Ruby Dee or Casey Kasem, we recall a few more -- and know how they enlarged and enlarge our lives.

Jazz Legend Monty Alexander at the Howard Friday

Monty Alexander will be at the Howard Theatre tomorrow night for a lively jazz jam. His conversation with entertainment writer Gary Tischler was just as lively.

Schwartz's Run Mixes Up D.C. Mayoral Race

In a surprise move, former councilmember and mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz announced that she is running for mayor. Things just got a little more interesting.

Through War, Movies and Baseball, We Remember Suzi Best

Suzi Gookin, a columnist for The Georgetowner during the 1970s and 1980s, was memorialized for making quite an impression and her own history.

Gero and Keach: Shakespearean Roles of Two Lifetimes

At the Shakespeare Guild, two great actors -- Ed Gero and Stacey Keach -- talked about their various roles in the Bard's plays.

Ron Swarthout Earns GBA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Georgetown Business Association will honor Ron Swarthout, longtime proprietor of Georgetown Floorcoverings, the durable business which he ran from ...

D.C. Becomes Jazz City

Sometimes the rapidly changing landscape of this city resembles an ongoing jazz improvisation, always moving, going here, going there, always ...

'Freud's Last Session': Truths Out of Time

Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis met for dinner and a discussion just as World War II begins.

Maya Angelou: a Vivid, Grounded, Transcendent American Woman

An inspiration beyond her poetry, Maya Angelou left her fellow Americans with words and deeds to live by.

Memorial Day: the Heart of the Matter and Meaning of America

For those who embrace Memorial Day in its main mission, it is a day of touching, happy and bittersweet connections.

 Rene Marie: an Inspiration Herself, Inspired by Eartha Kitt

One of the finest—and most original—music albums of any sort came out late last year,  further enlarging the ...

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