Gary Tischler

Epic 'DruidMurphy' by Top Dramatist Explores Irish Emigres

Accents, the way words or dozens of them are said, can carry across the ocean in our times, and so ...

Old and New at the At-large Council Debate

Four of seven candidates for the two open At-large City Council seats showed up for an Oct. 4 debate at ...

Violinist Joshua Bell Reflects on Career and Performing in Washington

Violinist Joshua Bell is no longer the boyish phenomenon of the classical musical world. Now 44 – and still boyishly handsome ...

Our Winning Nats Lose, But the Natitude Remains

Feeling like a jilted lover who still loves the Nats, we celebrate the team that made the post season . . . and baseball.

Salute to Woody Guthrie at 100 at the Kennedy Center

The 100th birthday party for Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center was a hootenanny of singers and friends who paid musical tribute to an American legend.

Biden-Ryan: More Important Than Baseball But Less Inspirational

One fellow journalist friend of mine sounded as if he were experiencing a kind of emotional whiplash.

Biden-Ryan or Nationals-Cardinals ...

Ramblin' Jack Elliott: Carrying on the Music of Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, Oct. 14

Talking to Ramblin' Jack Elliott offers a great picture of one of America's beloved singers, Woody Guthrie, as well Elliott himself -- along with the Kennedy Center's Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert on Sunday.

Authentic, Emotional Davies Becomes Janis Joplin for the Night at Arena

The opening night performance had an electric feel to it and an almost total willingness on the part of the audience to join in. Mary Bridget Davies delivered an uncannily authentic performance as singer Janis Joplin.

Romney's Debate Win and a Reply to an Obama E-mail

The Oct. 3 presidential debate had people giving Mitt Romney a victory and others scratching my heads about President Barack Obama's performance on stage.

Songs of the Vilna Ghetto at the Lithuanian Embassy

A special commemoration of Holocaust victims in Nazi-occupied Lithuania offered a beautiful, bittersweet salve of music and song at the Lithuanian Embassy.

Natitude! D.C. = Division Champions ... and Beyond

Who says you can’t win for losing? The Washington Nationals managed to do just that last night when they ...

The Georgetowner’s 58th Anniversary

I wrote my first story—at the request of then publisher David Roffman—for the Georgetowner in 1980, a kind ...

Mary Bridget Davies at Arena . . . With Janis Joplin

The voice on the phone didn’t give many clues. I expected to hear Janis Joplin’s growly, smoky voice ...

'Punch' Sulzberger of the New York Times: His Influence and the Press

Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger at the helm during the height of American print journalism died Sept. 29.

'Don Giovanni': Mozart's World in Full at the Opera

Give yourself the time to take in Washington National Opera's production of "Don Giovanni," Mozart's long work that goes to the next level -- it's on the must-attend list.

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