Gary Tischler

'Lead Belly at 125': a Kennedy Center Salute to American Blues and Folk on April 25

On Saturday night, April 25, the Kennedy Center in collaboration with the Grammy Museum will produce and stage an all-star concert, “Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster."

'Lights Rise on Grace' Brings Love Triangle, Real World Drama to Woolly Mammoth

“Lights Rise on Grace” is an unusual love triangle that plays itself out in a tough, urban environment. I haven’t seen a play in a very long time that so stilled the audience into silent attention, writes reviewer Gary Tischler.

Julian Sands Stars in 'A Celebration of Harold Pinter'

It’s hard to categorize actor Julian Sands except for one thing: if you see him in anything—movies, television, what all—you can’t quite get his image out of your head.

Gunter Grass (1927-2015): Re-Righting Painful German Memories

The Nobel laureate wrote of German literary, cultural, societal and moral loss of memory or re-arranging of the same, which afflicted many adult Germans who survived World War II.

National Portrait Gallery's Kim Sajet Delights at the George Town Club

Kim Sajet is shy.

All right, she’s not shy. Not at all.

The new (relatively, since 2013) director of ...

Meet the New Boss

Ever since Muriel Bowser – not unexpectedly – won the November general election, becoming the District of Columbia’s second female mayor ...

Ryo Yanagitani: Multifaceted Ambassador

Part of the job description for the S&R Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence is to be a multifaceted ambassador to the ...

In the Shadow of Abraham Lincoln

No single group of Americans is as revered in American hearts and minds – minds, especially – as the Founding Fathers, that ...

Helen Hayes: Double the Awards, Double the Fun

At the Helen Hayes Awards held at the venerable, history-drenched Lincoln Theatre on U Street April 7 with a party ...

Scalia Comes to Arena Stage in 'The Originalist'

In his new play, “The Originalist,” now in the Kogod Cradle of Arena Stage, playwright John Strand gives us a voluble, combustible Scalia sparring loudly, with strands of mercy, with a vocal self-described liberal law clerk.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Impresses with 'Man of La Mancha'

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's "Man of La Mancha" production may be the best musical take on Miguel Cervantes's classic Don Quixote story yet.

Bowser to Deliver Her First State of the District Address

Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first State of the District address—based on the theme, “Pathways to the Middle Class”—5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, at the Lincoln Theatre.

Norman Lear and His Art: Even This We Got to Experience

With Common and others, Norman Lear gave the 28th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Policy, as a sort of pep talk to Arts Advocacy Day the following day on Capitol Hill.

A. James Clark: He Built This City

There’s an old saying that goes something like “by his deeds shall you know him" with regard to summing up a person’s life. For A. James Clark, it was more like "by Washington's cityscape, you shall know him."

Blues Alley at 50: the Whole World of Jazz

Harry Schnipper, executive director and owner of Blues Alley, recalled the first time he went to “the nation’s oldest ...

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