Posts Tagged ‘Empresarios’

ToDo ToDay: Our Suburb, Future Times Holiday Show, and Lenorable

An idyllic community. A teenage romance. Tragedy that lurks behind the clapboard houses and neighbors’ friendly smiles. This isn’t Our Town but Our Suburb, playwright Darrah Cloud’s homage to the Thorton Wilder classic, which premieres at Theater J this week. The suburb is Skokie, Ill.—Cloud’s hometown—and residents are grappling with an infamous attempted neo-Nazi march. Read more >>> The [...]

ToDo ToDay: The No Rules Show! Kurt Vile! National Ice Cream Day!

Arlington’s Signature Theatre never misses an opportunity to fill an empty venue with a quality cabaret act, and this summer, the company lets its new tenants get in on the action. The No Rules Show continues its  run tonight with the talented Joshua Morgan of No Rules Theater at the piano. The evenings are billed as [...]

A Minimalist Impulse From Empresarios

D.C.'s Empresarios totally went pro with last year's Bestia EP, which made no bones about the Latin-oriented dance band's desire to crank out would-be hits. Another EP, Volume, arrives today (it's on Beatport via Fort Knox Recordings), and it's also a good-time offering, but instead of striving for intensity, the band lays back: The BPMs [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Ethel’s Mixtape-Like Classical

The idea of a group of classically trained musicians not playing strictly classical music is an old one. Yet it’s still one that’s trotted out as a selling point because, it seems, the classical world still isn’t sold on “new” ideas (even though, you know, it is). But in the age of mash-ups and the [...]

Empresarios Tighten Up

Empresarios officially started to get slick with February's Sabor Tropical and a subsequent double dose of remixes, and the Latin-oriented, multi-ethnic D.C. band sounds even more polished on its new EP, Bestia, which goes on sale Sept. 27 via Fort Knox. (The title track was leaked today, and two other songs are also online.) The [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Hardcore Reunions, Fringe Prices, Meredith Bragg

Mike Paarlberg is on the cover this week with an essay grappling with the golden of punk and hardcore reunions—a phenomenon that's hit D.C. hard in the last few years. Chris Klimek leads the arts section with a look at the debate among artists and patrons over higher ticket prices at Capital Fringe. Joe Warminsky [...]