Gary Tischler

Skateboarding and Other Kennedy Center Surprises

Deborah Rutter spent the last six months or so getting used to her role as president of the Kennedy Center ...

A Summer for All at Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Foundation announced its first group of over 50 offerings for summer 2015 at the Filene Center in Vienna ...

Dazzling, Dizzying Iberian Festival Opens at the Kennedy Center

“Iberian Suite” is a vast, nearly month-long festival of the arts and many other things, focusing on the world-wide cultural offerings of Spain and Portugal.

'Flying Dutchman': Damned With Desire and Worth the Trip

The two-and-a-half-hour production of Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" requires endurance as well as desire—and features rising star Eric Owens.

Crocetto Leads the 'Carmelites' at WNO

Leah Crocetto is making her Washington National Opera debut as Madame Ledoine in a emotionally wrenching production of “Dialogues of the Carmelites."

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of 'Star Trek,' Has Beamed Up

Through it all, Nimoy never quite shed the shadow of Spock, and then finally stopped trying as in two books he wrote: “I am Not Spock” and “I Am Spock."

Obscure Strauss Opera, 'Guntram,' to Be Performed Sunday at GW for Second Time in the U.S.

Washington Concert Opera  is known for putting on rare productions of sometimes legendary or little known operas.  “Guntram,” Richard Strauss ...

A Haunting, Harrowing 'Dialogue of the Carmelites' at WNO

"The Dialogue of the Carmelites" at Washington National Opera tells the tale of a group of nuns caught up in the fear and horrors of the French Revolution.

Spring Performances

“Iberian Suite” at the Kennedy Center, March 3 – 24

The profound and far-reaching impact of Iberian culture – that is, the ...

Ari Roth: a Legacy on 16th Street, a Launch on H

We caught up with Ari Roth, until December artistic director of Theater J, a few days before he spoke at ...

Media Critic David Carr, 1956-2015

Most of us who practice – or practiced – what remains of the still enduring, alluring profession of journalism deal in stories ...

The Oscars: Washing Away Sins, Awarding the Favored

The 87th Academy Awards Show was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Feb. 22 with all the expected winner, especially "Birdman."

Robert Paterson and 'The Whole Truth': a Comic Opera Affair

In the world of opera, there’s an ongoing debate about “new” and “contemporary” works—what are they, who’s ...

After Theater J, Ari Roth Widens Vision With Mosaic

Ari Roth, now heading a new theater project after his 18 years with Theater J, sets his sights high for a vast array of dramatic tales to tell in the seasons ahead.

'Sleepy Hollow': the Washington Ballet Brings Fresh Energy to an American Classic

It is America’s first great ghost story by a beloved legendary author and involves a headless horseman—yes, there ...

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