Gary Tischler

Acting DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson Is No Longer Acting.

It’s official: Henderson, who was named interim chancellor by newly elected Mayor Vincent Gray last year in the wake of the apparently mutually arrived at departure of controversial and high profile chancellor Michelle Rhee, was recently confirmed unanimously by the DC City Council , making her neither defacto or in waiting, or interim or acting anything, but THE DC Schools Chancellor.

Media Scandals Stir Up a Stagnant World

Locally, the mayor’s woes and that of sundry council men stuck with unseemly problems seems to have brought local politics to a serious case of the slows, nearing stagnation.

PERFORMANCES ALL OVER

Here’s something perfect: Shakespeare, music, The Castleton Festival Orchestra, and renowned Castleton director and conductor Lorin Maazel, all together at the Music Center at Strathmore June 30 to perform “Music Inspired by Shakespeare”.

You Can’t Hide the Elephant in the Room

There’s nothing quite like the permanent dark cloud that seems to have settled over the workings of the government of the District of Columbia and the early months of the administration of newly-elected mayor Vincent Gray.

Venus in Furs

Who knew that S & M, named after the very same Sacher-Masoch without the von, could be so much fun? Readers are not required to answer the last question for the usual reasons, but really, folks, go check out Venus in Furs at the Studio Theatre.

Penumbra Theatre Company Brings a Legend to Life

Frank Sinatra. Sam Cooke. Elvis. Ray Charles.

Nat King Cole.

As singer, legend, as representer, as song stylist, as musical ...

Remembering some of America’s Sensational Personalities

The famous, the near-famous, the once-famous seem to pass on in threes and fours, and so we will note the ...

Review: Follies" at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Follies”, Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical, is one of those great white whales that lurk in the American musical lists ...

WNO Welcomes Francesca Zambello, Artistic Advisor

The WNO announced that the dynamic and gifted opera and theater director Francesca Zambello will become its Artistic Advisor. Zambello comes with a varied resume, with work ranging from Disney to the English National Opera.

DC Jazz Festival Kicks into Gear

It's that time of year again! We took some time to speak with Charles Fishman, executive producer of DC Jazz Festival, who talked about the DC's heart for Jazz. This year's festival is bigger and better, featuring artists like Bobby McFerrin at the Warner Theater.

20 Years of Peacock Café

After two decades in Georgetown, Shahab and Maziar Farivar reflect on their success. They will be celebrating the Peacock Café’s 20th anniversary on this stretch of Prospect Street, where they first opened back in 1991 as a six-seat restaurant/carryout.

The Memorial Days of Our Day

Gary Tischler reflects on Memorial Days past.

Covenant House hosts a Night of Broadway Stars

“A Night of Broadway Stars” was a gala event honoring Covenant House, the international organization which dedicates itself to helping homeless young people find work, homes and hope. It awarded its first “Lizzie” award to Mayor Vincent Gray, Covenant House Washington’s first executive director from 1995 to 2005.

Taxing the Arts Won’t Balance the Budget

Theater-goers may soon be paying more at the box office with Mayor Vincent Gray's ticket tax proposal.

Follies Comes to the Kennedy Center

Believe it. “Follies” is no folly. It’s a big deal. A ground-up, full-blown revival of the groundbreaking Stephen Sondheim musical is now on stage at the Kennedy Center Opera House through June 19. It is the culmination of four years of planning, effort and work.

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