Gary Tischler

'Appomattox' and Solomon Howard: Songs Echoing Through American History

The opera, "Appomattox,” envisioning meetings between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon Baines Johnson, echoes loudly in our times. 

The King’s Singers — 'World’s Greatest a Capella Group' — at St. John's Georgetown Nov. 15

The accent over the phone is English, and the background and history seem decidedly English, Oxonian or Cambridge to some ...

Debating the Debates: the Days of Our Political and Real Lives

Watching what’s going on in the world, in our country, in our own back yards over the last week ...

Michele Lee, TV Star, Broadway Razzler-Dazzler and One of a Kind, Comes to Kennedy Center

Michele Lee's gifts will be on display 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, at the Terrace Theater, when the two-time Tony Award and Emmy-nominated star brings her show, “Nobody Does It Like Me: The Music of Cy Coleman.”

Freer-Sackler's Raby: a Studious Man Firmly in the World of Art—and the World

Julian Raby of the Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art spoke at the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club Nov. 5.

Dusty Baker Introduced as Washington Nationals Manager

The Washington Nationals introduced their next manager Dusty Baker to the media at National Park Nov. 5 . It was a ...

Ambitious, Risky Start for Ari Roth’s Mosaic Theater

It was a dark and stormy Wednesday night on H Street at the Atlas Performing Arts Center — an entirely appropriate ...

'The Raven' and Other Spooky Stuff at Dumbarton Concerts

The spirit of Halloween, situated as it is in the heart of fall, has a way of lingering amid the ...

Fred Thompson (1942-2015): Lawyer, Senator, Actor, All-American With a Lot of Class

When you looked at Fred Thompson making small talk in a room full of Washington types, he looked like a ...

Exorcist Steps, Where Halloween Meets Hollywood, Officially Recognized by D.C. Government

It's official: the film, "The Exorcist," and its iconic steps at 36th Street get commemorated the day before Halloween with hundreds in attendance.

At Penn Quarter Meeting, Police Chief Cites Rise of Encampments and Synthetic Drugs

D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier sees noise and the homeless as more of a problem downtown than violent crimes or robberies.

GOP Debaters Win by Hitting the Mainstream Media

This week's CNBC-hosted GOP debate in Boulder, Colorado, took place against a framework of relative triumph for some Republicans and the party—as Rep. Paul became Speaker of the House.

Jason — Like Jazz — Takes In from Everywhere

It’s pretty plain to see that Jason Moran, the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, is quite ...

We'll Miss Them: Michael Stevens, Maureen O'Hara and Flip Saunders

Reflections on producer Michael Stevens, actress Maureen O'Hara, and NBA coach Flip Saunders, all of whom recently passed away.

The Benghazi Trials and the Other Washington

Washington was in the spotlight last week because of Hillary Clinton's appearance on Capitol Hill. Columnist Gary Tischler reflects on her hearing as well as the other Washington, where we all live, work and play.

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