Gary Tischler

Federal Investigation of Gray Throttles Up

Another campaign worker for Mayor Vincent Gray was charged yesterday with lying to the FBI. If this is not the other shoe to drop, it is surely another lace untied. Will the federal investigation reach the Office of the Mayor?

Summer and Gibb: the True Deaths of Disco

Donna Summer and the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb defined disco and made some great music.

Next-Generation Georgetown on Display at Concerts in the Parks

If you want to know what Georgetown is all about these days, come to the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Concerts In the Parks series.

Godfather of Go-Go Passes Away at the Age of 76

Chuck Brown—the Godfather of Go-Go, the President, the Legend—passed away mid-week, and the city erupted. Not in tears, mind you, but in a kind of celebration, on the airwaves, in bars, in the U Street Corridor, around Ben’s Chili Bowl. Brown never exploded nationally the way he should have, but maybe that’s alright. Brown belonged to Washington. He was ours.

President’s Gay Decision Waits for the Rest of America

President Barack Obama finally did it.

He maxed out on his evolution on the issue of gay marriage. He’s ...

Embrace the Mini Vacation

We live in the age of the short, the small, the quick and fast, the compact, the time-saving, the quickie ...

Familiar ‘Music Man’ As Fresh As Today at Arena

You got trouble, right here in River City, Harold Hill, Marian the Librarian Paroo and 76 trombones. Sound familiar?

You ...

Video Games Make It to the Level of Art

We talk a lot these days about the effect of technology--sweeping, growing like mushrooms, constantly changing every nano-second--of our lives ...

The Sorrows and the Triumphs of 'Werther'

The Washington National Opera production of Jules Massenet's "Werther" may seem over the top, but it is well worth it, says reviewer Gary Tischler.

Embassy Series Brings Iraqi Music to D.C. Audiences

With music as ambassador, Jerome Barry's Embassy Series brings us the music of Iraq and instruments from ancient Mesopotamia at the Iraqi Cultural Center on Dupont Circle.

D.C. Theater Gets Nod from Broadway; Shakespeare Theatre to Receive Tony Award

There is wider notice of Washington theater now that plays which began here are up for Tonys. Add to that a Regional Theater Tony for the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company. Its artistic director Michael Kahn will accept the award in New York on June 10.

Heads Up: 'Street Art Across America' From the Kennedy Center

If you're out and about in the city between May 6 and 12, whether you're walking, reading a newspaper or texting on the Metro or bus, or on a bench or eating at your favorite restaurant across the city, check it out. Look up! Look out!

‘Nabucco’ Succeeds in Being Grandiose and Close

We were almost late to the Washington National Opera premiere production of Giuseppi Verdi’s spectacular and inventive “Nabucco” last ...

'Nabucco,' Thou Shalt Be Known by Thy Lavish Costumes

For the Washington National Opera, it's a first-time production of the epic opera, directed by the electrifying young American Thaddeus Strassberger and conducted by Philippe Auguin, running April 28 through May 21 at the Kennedy Center's Opera House. For costume designer Mattie Ullrich, making her WNO debut, "Nabucco" is "a dream assignment."

The Exuberance of the Helen Hayes Awards

At this annual bash and awards show for the Washington theater community, actors, designers, directors and entire companies become winners but somehow never losers.

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