Gary Tischler

In the Shadow of Abraham Lincoln

No single group of Americans is as revered in American hearts and minds – minds, especially – as the Founding Fathers, that ...

Helen Hayes: Double the Awards, Double the Fun

At the Helen Hayes Awards held at the venerable, history-drenched Lincoln Theatre on U Street April 7 with a party ...

Scalia Comes to Arena Stage in 'The Originalist'

In his new play, “The Originalist,” now in the Kogod Cradle of Arena Stage, playwright John Strand gives us a voluble, combustible Scalia sparring loudly, with strands of mercy, with a vocal self-described liberal law clerk.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Impresses with 'Man of La Mancha'

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's "Man of La Mancha" production may be the best musical take on Miguel Cervantes's classic Don Quixote story yet.

Bowser to Deliver Her First State of the District Address

Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first State of the District address—based on the theme, “Pathways to the Middle Class”—5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, at the Lincoln Theatre.

Norman Lear and His Art: Even This We Got to Experience

With Common and others, Norman Lear gave the 28th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Policy, as a sort of pep talk to Arts Advocacy Day the following day on Capitol Hill.

A. James Clark: He Built This City

There’s an old saying that goes something like “by his deeds shall you know him" with regard to summing up a person’s life. For A. James Clark, it was more like "by Washington's cityscape, you shall know him."

Blues Alley at 50: the Whole World of Jazz

Harry Schnipper, executive director and owner of Blues Alley, recalled the first time he went to “the nation’s oldest ...

'Freedom’s Song' at Ford’s Theatre

As the smartly brief but epic musical “Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War” moves to its inevitable ...

U.S. Attorney Retires With Unfinished Business

Almost everything that anyone connected with the still ongoing investigation of former Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 mayoral campaign does ...

Choral Arts' Norman Scribner: 1936-2015

Norman Scribner, the founder and artistic director emeritus of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, died unexpectedly March 22.

On This St. Paddy's Day, Celebrate Words, Songs and Say a Prayer, Too

These days, St. Patrick’s Day, the American national holiday saluting this country’s Irish heritage with parades, green beer, Guinness and leprechauns driving convertibles, sneaks up on you.

Cristina Pato: the Joy and Passion of World Music at 6th & I Synagogue

Don’t be surprised this weekend if you should happen to be walking around downtown that you might hear the ...

Wollesen of the Clarice Touts Bringing Arts to Younger Audiences

Mark Wollesen, executive director of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, as the speaker of the Georgetowner’s monthly Cultural Leadership Breakfast, fit the spirit of spring March 12.

Former Kennedy Center Head Sounds Alarm on the Arts in New Book, 'Curtains?'

I went to see the Washington National Opera company’s production of “The Flying Dutchman” at the Opera House recently ...

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