Posts Tagged ‘Holly Twyford’

ToDo ToDay: Chains of Dew, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Ty Segall

Choose from a decades-old play or noisy garage-rock tonight.

Holly Twyford on Her House of Cards Cameo

If you watched the first episode of the second season of House of Cards, you saw a powerful cameo from D.C. actress and director Holly Twyford. She portrays Mrs. Applebaum, the wife of a doctor who knocks up Claire Underwood's former protege, Gillian (Sandrine Holt). I won't delve more into the significance of their blistering [...]

Arts Roundup: Silo Edition

Local cabdriver/rock star Hailu Mergia talks music with booker Jim Thomson. [Vinyl District]
An oral history of The Beatles' D.C. invasion [Post]
Hey, it's local native Dave Grohl (and some other famous people) playing The Beatles. Nope, The Beatles stuff ain't stopping anytime soon. [Spin]
Michael Kaiser says: Beware of silos, arts organizations! [Huffington Post]
New Veep trailer, folks. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post [...]

Mourning Edition: Edgar & Annabel at Studio 2ndStage, Reviewed

Is there any staple of suspense films more hoary than the bomb-defusing sequence? Those glowing red LED digits ticking coolly, unsympathetically down to zero, and oblivion. (Six.) The sweat-dappled brow of the hero as he kneels over the device, alert for boobytraps, trying to quiet his mind so he can assess whether to snip the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Natalia Lafourcade, Edgar & Annabel, and Craft Beer

Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade offers more than just the light, pretty timbre of her voice. She’s a talented multi-instrumentalist who, at age 29, has already performed in a teen pop trio, recorded an all-instrumental album, and won three Latin Grammys. On Lafourcade’s latest effort, Mujer Divina-Homenaje a Agustin Lara, she pays tribute to the Mexican balladeer [...]

Openings: Contractions, “Grid, Sequence Me”

After a holiday hiatus, the first weekend of 2013 brings quite a few buzzy openings.
Opening Saturday at Flashpoint Gallery, Grid, Sequence Me turns the gallery into an animation installation by artists Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy. It combines images of cross-sectioned buildings with small pieces of D. C. architecture, with phrases gleaned from housing websites [...]

Arts Roundup: Brad Pitt Edition

D.C., Slavery Capital: Brad Pitt will produce an adaptation of Twelve Years a Slave, the memoir of Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was captured in D.C. and sold into slavery in 1841. The memoirs, while fascinating all around, also offer perspective on D.C.'s history as a hub of the slave trade: Before he's shipped [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 39

In the not-so-distant future, people will express their D.C. pride not with a D.C. flag tattoo, but with a Far Out vs. Hot Dang tattoo. Maybe "FAR OUT" on one asscheek, and "HOT DANG" on the other? Yeah, that would be super nice.

Perhaps the biggest victims of hippies
Always entertaining to be reminded of dozens of [...]

Broadway’s Spider-Man Upsets Shakespeare Theatre Co. Season, Pinter Swoops to Rescue

If the Shakespeare Theatre Company had a spider-sense, would it have tingled at the approach of this news?
The fourth play in its 2010-2011 season would have been Luigi Pirandello's Enrico IV—the troupe chose it with the New York-based actor Patrick Page in mind. Then, Alan Cummings dropped out of Julie Taymor's blockbuster Broadway musical Spider-Man, [...]

For Politicians, Reciting the Bard is Hard

Ever looked at your local lawmaker and thought: I know how well he governs, but can he act? No? To sate your boundless curiosity,  you'll be shocked to learn that the answer is: Very poorly. If you don't want to take the City Paper's word for it, the annual "Will on the Hill" event at [...]