Posts Tagged ‘Dot Dash’

ToDo ToDay: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Sun Kil Moon, and a Hemingway Birthday Celebration

Is it the only book in history to get high marks from your aunt’s suburban book club, your 13-year-old neighbor, and your English-major friend who finds Jonathan Franzen prosaic? Yes, probably. And in 2012, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was translated into a similarly appealing theatrical production at London’s National Theatre. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Impossible!, Gun Crazy, and Humble Fire

Happenstance Theater is experiencing a bout of depression. Set in 1930s America, Impossible! A Happenstance Circus poses a simple question: What’s a circus like without the funding? Gone are the brass bands, manic lions, and fear-inducing clown getups. Instead, it’s a visual showcase of skill, talent, and passion created by the performers themselves. The Happenstance team [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ballet Hispanico, European Films, and Hugh Cornwell

Festive December dance performances don’t have to involve sequined Rockettes and dainty Sugar Plum Fairies. Ballet Hispanico is the Kennedy Center’s non-Nutcracker offering this December, and it’s a good one. The program opens with “Jardí Tancat,” a folk tale suite by the Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato. The 1984 classic will be followed by two works commissioned [...]

ToDo ToDay: A Stig Dagerman Appreciation and The Dickies

Many Scandinavian artists are known for their dark, despairing aesthetics but Stig Dagerman may challenge that reputation. Celebrated for the humanity and hope that drove his work, the prolific Swedish novelist, poet, and journalist was one of Europe’s most acclaimed writers when he committed suicide in 1954. In honor of the upcoming publication of four [...]

ToDo ToDay: Glengarry! Palm Parties! Chinese New Year!

After a somewhat unexciting fall lineup, biting drama makes a welcome return to Round House. For its production of Glengarry Glen Ross, the company has employed an all-star cast of D.C. actors to depict the down-on-their-luck real estate salesmen at the center of David Mamet's play. It's set at the height of the '80s housing boom [...]

Arts Roundup: Our Favorite D.C. Musicians Edition

City Paper-approved MC Kokayi goes head to head with his kid son in a freestyle battle. Watch! [Potholes In My Blog]
City Paper-approved guitarist Alex Minoff releases his album. Listen! [Bandcamp]
Bruce Springsteen throws his weight behind President Barack Obama in Virginia, and Rep. Eric Cantor's Democratic opponent in Virginia's 7th Congressional District has an advocate in bluegrass [...]

Arts Roundup: Little Munchkin Lambie Pie Edition

H Street sitcom creator: “In terms of where they’re from, their background, their ethnicity — we didn’t have any of that. We just started casting.” Sure about that? Also, the show better include that burglar with the bad English accent. [Post]
"Aw, little munchkin lambie pie – I know you tried." Why Fringe festivals produce too much [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cynthia Connolly’s America

As a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Cynthia Connolly watched art-deco signs whiz by from the backseat of her mother’s car. Her exhibit at Civilian Art Projects captures the years she later spent tracking down fascinating signs, traveling to places in Arizona, Louisiana, New York, West Virginia, and the D.C. area. Her D.C. signs—Bloomingdale [...]

Don’t Be Bored: We Should Talk About Kevin

Former Saturday Night Live star Kevin Nealon, best known as the “Weekend Update” anchor—or another one of Adam Sandler’s friends that shows up in all his movies—is the guy that got the job because he stuck around. He was 31 when he first appeared on television; he never did impressions, original characters, or physical humor. [...]

Arts Roundup: Discontinued Perfume Edition

Tigger Trap: DCRTV's Dave Hughes follows up—in video form!—on the news that WPGC has ousted morning host Big Tigger. Today he says: The Post messed up by not getting the story into today's paper; and WPGC is in a tough position, stuck somewhere in the middle between pop station 99.5 and hip-hop/R&B station 93.9.
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