Gary Tischler

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 ...

WPA’s Bilfield Touts D.C.’s Musical Collaboration

At the helm of Washington Performing Arts for a year, Jenny Biefield takes an cooperative and inclusive view of the city's arts communities.

A Weekend Alive With Music: Volta Park, Adams Morgan, Embassy Series

With the rain and the fire past, this weekend gave us a chance to enjoy life and its many kinds of music.

'Smokey Joe’s Café' Makes Old New Again

The songs of Leiber and Stoller get the Arena Stage treatment by Randy Johnson and have a fresh exuberance.

Mighty Night for Jazz With Blue Note at Kennedy Center

For jazz lovers, "Blue Note at 75, the Concert" was the place to be at the Kennedy Center Sunday night.

‘Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín’ at Strathmore

“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” is never just a concert, a performance, a presentation of a masterpiece. The multimedia concert-drama ...

'Blue Note at 75' Through Sunday at Kennedy Center

Many of the giants of jazz recorded on the Blue Note label, and the Kennedy Center celebrates with an all-star concert this Sunday.

Providential President

It is one of the givens in the litany of American bedrock beliefs that many people dream of and aspire ...

The Weekend That Was: Correspondents, Opera, the Derby and Much More

Last weekend, one of the bigger events was the Correspondents' Dinner and parties surrounding it -- and that was but one aspect of a jam-packed Washington.

Kaneko's Art Energizes WNO's 'Magic Flute'

Call it the extra magical "Magic Flute." The reviewer and the kids in the audience loved the Washington National Opera production at the Kennedy Center.

'Smokey Joe' and Randy Johnson's Musical Universe

Director Randy Johnson has another song fest at Arena Stage: “Smokey Joe’s Café, the Songs of Leiber and Stoller."

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