Posts Tagged ‘Lisner Auditorium’

Hillary Clinton’s Book Tour Opens at Lisner Auditorium With Cheers and a Squirrel

From the looks of the crowd outside George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday evening, it could have been Election Day. The entrance line wound around the side of the building, almost to the other end of the block, a sold-out audience waiting to see Hillary Clinton discuss her four-day-old memoir, Hard Choices, with Politics and Prose [...]

Photos: Elvis Costello @ GWU Lisner Auditorium

Elvis Costello celebrated his past and present work during a sold-out solo show at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday. For more than two hours, he used an array of Gibsons (and, occasionally, an electric piano) to play songs from five decades of his catalog, as well as several loved by his father and [...]

Arts Roundup: Fall Arts Guide Edition

Our Fall Arts Guide has arrived. Browse online and pick up a paper copy in boxes today. [Washington City Paper]
Also, on our cover this week: stories from the Black Cat's 20 years in D.C. [Washington City Paper]
National Museum of Women in the Arts meets its $50 million fundraising goal. [Post]
Solange returns! Beyonce's sister plays Lisner [...]

Gilberto Gil at Lisner: Expect to Hear Reggae Covers (Oh, and Forró, Too)

Brazilian singer/guitarist Gilberto Gil may be 70, but he is not content on tour to simply recreate his lilting, tuneful hits.
Two years ago, the Tropicália pioneer—and Brazil's former minister of culture—brought a cello player and a rearranged catalog to Lisner. Over the years, he has dabbled in reggae, folk, and jazz. This year he is accompanied [...]

Acoustic Africa: Afropean Women at Lisner Tonight

While last year’s Acoustic Africa tour featured relatively well-known performers including guitarist Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe, this year’s “Acoustic Africa: Afropean Women” tour, stopping at Lisner Auditorium tonight, showcases the lesser-known Dobet Gnahore, Manou Gallo and Kareyce Fotso. Despite the lack of acclaim, this promising event is by no means less worthy of attention. Gnahore, [...]

Reviewed: Rocío Molina at Lisner, Feb. 14

Rocío Molina's hands snap sometimes when she unfurls her arms, a punctuation I didn't expect. Flamenco's usually fluid motions aren't the only one of the art form's conventions that she's discarded—gone, too, are cartoonish sexuality and a sense that you're watching folk art. This is precise stuff, and Oro Viejo, the program about aging and [...]

Photos: The Magnetic Fields @ Lisner Auditorium

The last show the Magnetic Fields played before last night was at Lisner Auditorium at the end of their 2008 tour. Here's their return to GWU's campus, kicking off a two-month-long 2010 tour, in photos. More after the jump.

How Fucking Romantic: Writing Love Letters with Magnetic Fields Lyrics

Love is complicated. Expressing one’s emotions can be even more problematic. When Magnetic Fields songwriter Stephin Merritt penned the high-concept exercise 69 Love Songs, he tackled the subject from varying perspectives and a clinical distance. As the band's show tonight at the Lisner Auditorium falls a mere week before Valentines Day weekend, it’s in the [...]