At their annual Spring Gala that raised a cool $2 Million in support of arts in the community, the Kennedy Center chose A Celebration of John Lennon: COME TOGETHER as its theme. I was excited when I saw the best graphic backdrop I’ve ever seen at the KEN CEN, … Read the rest
Something culturally relevant and revolutionary is taking place at the Shakespeare Theater Company with their “New Directors for the Classics” series. The current production of MACBETH is the best example of selecting a rising non-traditional star to re-tell an ancient classic in … Read the rest
In her annual sojourn to the Berks Jazz Festival, Angela Stribling of WHUR’s late night ‘Pillow Talk’ segment will be bringing busloads of loyal jazz fans from the DC area for their ‘Remembering George Duke’ performance at the Double Tree Hilton hotel on Saturday afternoon.
The memorial show will feature Chante Moore, Phil Perry, Brian Bromberg and Brian Simpson, who cast a spell on last year’s crowd. And then later that evening … Read the rest
For those of us who came of age with GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION, the Saturday night show with the 70 year old Larry Graham was a much anticipated climax of the opening weekend of the Berks Jazz Fest. The buzz started when Larry emerged from the back of the ballroom with a white SUPERFLY outfit and a slow motion entrance that energized the packed ballroom.… Read the rest
The Music of Prince. was this year’s theme for the 9th annual DC-CAPital Stars that took place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Eisenhower Theater followed by a gala reception and old fashion Throw Down Party in the Nations Gallery featuring ‘The Source’ band.
The event featured a Celebrity Judge Idol-Style Competition including Patti Austin, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter; Hinton Battle, Tony Award-winning dancer, singer, … Read the rest
Most people trying to avoid the traffic backups on the BWI Parkway barely notice the Publick Playhouse at the intersection of 202 and 450 Annapolis Road and blow by this unique theater with the Art Deco marquee and tons of free parking behind it.
I’ve seen Ruby Dee perform there, but last weekend I was invited to attend a ‘World Dance Showcase’ and was blown away by the colorful diversity and performance from … Read the rest
The two week long, ten day long jazz emersion experience AKA the Berks Jazz Festival begins the last Friday in March on the 31st and extends to the second Sunday in April on the 9th. The opening night Celebration features Patti Austin, Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright at the ornate Santander Center in downtown Reading, PA.… Read the rest
The Naked Truth About The Euro Immigrantby
On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, the international touring group from London, Complicite paints a bold and chaotic picture of the European immigrant experience with in-your-face full frontal, primordial images of climate change and Stone Age icemen.
Mnemonic grapples with the fragmented yet creative aspects of memory as seen through the grieving mind of an estranged couple as they struggle to maintain long-distance contact over … Read the rest